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January 15, 2013

Iyanla Vanzant Will Attempt To Fix DMX’s Life In The Upcoming Season On OWN

Iyanla Vanzant Will Attempt To Fix DMX’s Life In The Upcoming Season On OWN

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If you watched “Couple’s Therapy” two seasons ago, you’d recall the heartfelt breakdown DMX had as he talked about his mother not loving him as a child. The 42-year-old sobbed like a baby when he talked about the lack of a motherly influence, and that disconnect was used to explain why he’s cheated on his wife, Tashira, umpteenth times, not to mention his battle with drugs and alcohol. Though the VH1 show…

Coca-Cola Tries To Change Their Unhealthy Image With New Commercials Addressing Obesity Epidemic

Coca-Cola Tries To Change Their Unhealthy Image With New Commercials Addressing Obesity Epidemic

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Coca-Cola became one of the world’s most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it’s taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity. The Atlanta-based company on Monday will begin airing a two-minute spot during the highest-rated shows on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC in hopes of becoming a more influential voice in the intensifying debate over sodas…

Advocacy Group Outraged At ABC for ‘Scandal’ Torture Scene

Advocacy Group Outraged At ABC for ‘Scandal’ Torture Scene

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An advocacy group is outraged at ABC for a torture scene that took place in the hit TV show, “Scandal” starring Kerry Washington.  During the scene, a man is arrested for attempting to assassinate the president, and is arrested under the Patriot Act.   The man is innocent, but he is water boarded and beaten half to death in an attempt to obtain a confession. The Parents Television Council was…

Walmart Promises To Hire Any Veterans Looking For Work

Walmart Promises To Hire Any Veterans Looking For Work

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Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, will announce today (Tuesday) a plan to hire every veteran who wants a job, provided that the veterans have left the military in the previous year and did not receive a dishonorable discharge. The announcement, to be made in a speech in New York by William S. Simon, the president and chief executive of Wal-Mart U.S., represents among the largest hiring commitments for veterans in…

The Obama Phone Lady Disses The President Saying “I Darn Sure Won’t Vote for Obama Again!”

The Obama Phone Lady Disses The President Saying “I Darn Sure Won’t Vote for Obama Again!”

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Remember the scruffy voiced Obama phone lady, who was caught screaming with utter joy about getting a free “Obama phone?” Well, the infamous Alex Jones of Infowars.com clowned this lady on his show for weeks, after her video went viral on Youtube. Kicker is, a few days agoAlex Jones tracked her down in Cleveland, brought her to Austin Texas, wined and dined,  set her up in a hotel,  ultimately changing…

Dr. Boyce: Does Reality TV Inspire a Generation of Young, Female Bullies?

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins I find myself consistently fascinated at how angry and ugly women can be on Vh-1 reality shows. Rather than attempting to understand the inner beauty that makes a human being lovable, too many seem to think that attraction comes down to long hair, a short dress and a shapely backside. The women on these reality shows actually scare me. They seem determined to remain consistently angry at someone…

Just Another Bloody Weekend In Chicago; 2 Teenagers Killed Among The 9 Shot

Just Another Bloody Weekend In Chicago; 2 Teenagers Killed Among The 9 Shot

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Three people have been killed and six others wounded in Chicago gun violence since Friday afternoon, authorities said. Several of the shooting victims, including two of the people killed, were teenagers. The most recent fatality happened about 12:50 a.m. (1:50 a.m. ET) Sunday, when a man was shot and killed in the Lawndale neighborhood. Damian Barnes, 22, was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle when a gunman…

Barack Obama’s Half-Brother To Run For Governor In Kenya

Barack Obama’s Half-Brother To Run For Governor In Kenya

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  Malik Obama, president Barack Obama’s older half-brother, announced he will run for governor in the Kenyan county of Siaya, Bloomberg reports. The elder Obama announced his candidacy as an independent in a rally on Sunday. “Siaya county is facing a lot of problems from poor infrastructure to poverty due to bad leadership,” Obama said, according to Bloomberg. “I will change this if elected.” Kenyans will head to the polls…

Teddy Riley Sues Daughter Over Credit On Lady Gaga’s ‘Teeth’

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Famed producer, Teddy Riley, is all business with his daughter Taja Riley. It’s business, nothing personal. Riley is suing his daughter over a song that he worked on with Lady Gaga. Riley wrote the music and Gaga wrote the lyrics. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Riley’s daughter was hoping that her dad would give her a songwriting credit, helping her launch her career as a songwriter. But instead Taja, Sony/AVI,…

Legendary Music Producer Teddy Riley Files Lawsuit Against His Own Daughter

Legendary Music Producer Teddy Riley Files Lawsuit Against His Own Daughter

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While the full details of the lawsuit have yet to be filed, here’s what we know so far….Teddy Riley filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against 20-year-old Taja Riley, aka Foxx Monroe on January 9. In 2010, Taja Riley, seen below, was attempting a signing career with a group known as RaidR, featuring her two other sister Deja and Tiarra. But the lawsuit, which was filed in California Central District Court…