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May 3, 2012

I am WOMAN!

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  My sisters, mis hermanas…. In my short little time here on this lush green Earth, I have come to know a beautiful diverse amount of women.  All from different areas in the country or another country, in life, in goals etc.  But the one thing that some of them lacked was the acknowledgment of the power that lies within all of us women. Which is just that, being a…

Zimmerman Changes His Story – Again; Says Trayvon Martin Was Circling His Car

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A new version of the events that transpired on the night Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman has emerged. According to the Orlando Sentinal, Zimmerman now says that Trayvon Martin was circling his car on foot. This, however, is not the only additional piece of information in Zimmerman’s *new* story. From the Orlando Sentinal: The details revealed by the source provide new insight into what Zimmerman said happened…

Don’t Call Him Shaq, Call Him Dr. O’Neal

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When Shaquille O’Neal graduates from Barry University this weekend, he’ll receive a Ph.D in organizational learning and leadership. More than 1,100 students will graduate from Barry University on Saturday, but only one will be wearing a custom-made size-XXXL gown — seven-foot-one, 325-pound Shaquille O’Neal, the former Miami Heat and NBA superstar. Among O’Neal’s many nicknames during his 19-year career were “The Big Aristotle,’’ “The Diesel’’ and “Superman.’’ After this weekend,…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: VH1’s Evelyn Lozada and Chrissy Lampkin Are Further Exploiting Lesbian Intimacy

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by Ree “The (Ree)lationship Guide” Pictures of Chrissy (from VH1’s “Love and Hip-Hop”) and Evelyn (from VH1’s “Basketball Wives”) touching each others (ass)ets for an apparent magazine shoot surfaced the net this week. Both ladies are currently engaged to be married to men. While everyone is entitled to keep their sexuality private, I wonder how rap artist Jim Jones and NFL player Chad Ochocinco reacted to seeing their wives-to-be fondle…

Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft paralyzed player

Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft paralyzed player

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Paralyzed defensive tackle Eric LeGrand has been signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. LeGrand broke two vertebrae and suffered a serious spinal cord injury on Oct. 16, 2010 during a kickoff return against Army. His coach at Rutgers then, Greg Schiano, now is coach of the Bucs. Schiano called LeGrand’s mother in New Jersey to let her know of his intention the night before breaking the news to his former…

Should addicts be sterilized?

Should addicts be sterilized?

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“Don’t let a pregnancy ruin your drug habit,” the slogan on the fliers reads.  Another says, “She has her daddy’s eyes…and her mommy’s heroin addiction.” Then: “Get birth control, get ca$h.” These are posters that show up nationwide in homeless shelters and methadone clinics, in AA and NA meeting rooms and near needle exchange programs, distributed by volunteers for Project Prevention. Formerly called Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity (CRACK), the…

Pepsi Brings Back Michael Jackson For New Ad Campaign

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Pepsi has taken a cue from Dr. Dre’s Tupac Hologram and decided to launch a new Pepsi campaign with Michael Jackson. The soda company is set to announce on  Thursday a deal with the estate of Michael Jackson to use the late pop star’s image for its new global marketing launch. The promotion will include a TV ad, special edition cans, and chances for fans to download remixes of his songs….

Beyonce Gets Award for Outstanding Journalism, No Kidding

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, BlackLikeMoi.com It appears that fame can achieve almost anything.  This fact is proven clearly by the decision of the New York Association of Black Journalists to give a writing award to Beyonce Knowles on May 15 of this year.  Bey is being rewarded for her article “Eat, Play, Love,” which appeared in Essence in 2010. In the article, Beyonce describes the “tiny moments,” traveling with her husband…

Marissa Alexander, Florida Mom, Faces Mandatory 20 Years In Prison After Failed Stand-Your-Ground Defense

Marissa Alexander, Florida Mom, Faces Mandatory 20 Years In Prison After Failed Stand-Your-Ground Defense

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It took nearly a year’s worth of violent physical abuse before Marissa Alexander decided to stand her ground against her husband. On Aug. 1, 2010, her husband cornered her in their Jacksonville, Fla., home. Alexander said she ran to the garage to escape, but the garage door was jammed, so Alexander grabbed a pistol. Her husband, Rico Gray, 36, saw the gun and threatened to kill her, Alexander would later…

Cee Lo Green was arrested in 2001 after threatening then-wife Christina Johnson | Mail Online

Cee Lo Green was arrested in 2001 after threatening then-wife Christina Johnson | Mail Online

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He has been frank when talking about his troubled past before, but it seems Cee Lo Green kept a dark secret under wraps. The singer and coach on The Voice was arrested in July 2001 for allegedly threatening his then-wife Christina Johnson. The 37-year-old was then rearrested for skipping his court appearance two months later. Mugshot: Cee Lo Green was arrested in July 2001 for threatening his then-wife Christina Johnson…