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September 23, 2012

TV Critic Claims Good Morning America Is Using Robin Roberts' Illness For Promotion

Is “Good Morning America” Capitalizing Off Of Robin Roberts’ Illness?

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A TV critic is claiming that “Good Morning America” is using Robin Roberts’ illness as a promotional opportunity. Television expert Tom Shales insisted his criticism was “something that must be said,” in a lengthy column he wrote for a known publication. “On every edition of GMA, there are shout-outs, warm wishes and detailed reports pertaining to Roberts’ condition. She has been seen in remotes from the hospital, and the sympathetic outpourings…

Rohan Marley Claims Wyclef Jean Knew Lauryn Hill's Son Was Not His

Rohan Marley: Wyclef Jean Is ‘Saying False Things To Get Book Headlines’

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As recently reported, Wyclef Jean released his autobiography titled Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story, claimed that the initial crack that broke up The Fugees began when Lauryn made him believe that her first born son was his, when it was actually Rohan Marley’s (son of Bob Marley). Wyclef writes, “In that moment something died between us. I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she led me to believe that…

Vince Young Bought All Tickets on an Airplane So He Could Fly By Himself

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The media has recently reported that former NFL star Vince Young went broke after earning $26 million dollars in the last five years. Young was just cut from the Buffalo Bills, possibly ending his football career.  Sadly, it appears that Young’s financial irresponsibility might have led to his demise, since he doesn’t appear to have been very well-educated on how to manage money. The first woman says that Vince bought…

Dear Academia: Stop Telling Me that Black Boys Are Not Important

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins This week, I sat on a Congressional Black Caucus panel for the Janks Morton film “Hoodwinked,” starring myself, along with Marc Lamont Hill, Jawanza Kunjufu, Steve Perry and Ivory Toldson.   One of the men on the panel was Dr. Bryant Marks of Morehouse College, a highly-respected scholar who focuses on the success of African American males in his research. Professor Marks and I had a brief conversation…

Tisha Campbell-Martin Owes Big Money to the Bank, Reps Ask Bank for Financial Help

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A new lawsuit reported by TMZ says that actress Tisha Campbell-Martin owes a ton of money to the bank for a home equity loan that Campbell took out in 2008.  Both Campbell and her husband Duane Martin have been named in the suit and the bank is seeking to retrieve the fat sum of $430,000 from the couple. The Martins had the severe misfortune of taking out the massive loan…

Houston Police Kill a Man with One Arm and One Leg

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The spotlight is once again being shined on Houston police after an officer shot and killed a man with one arm and one leg. The man, who was in wheelchair, is accused of aggressively waving a metal object that turned out to be an ink pen.  Officers also say that the man threatened them. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said that the incident took place in a group home.  According to…

Dr. Boyce: Quick Tips on How to Make a Man Want to Love You

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins I was recently inspired after bumping into noted relationship expert Demetria Lucas this week at the Congressional Black Caucus Convention. Demetria and I had a chance to chat after doing panels in our respected fields.  My panel featured the Janks Morton film, “Hoodwinked,” and focused on finding solutions for black male educational achievement. I was happy to see that the place was packed. But shortly after…