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April 15, 2013

Spelman College Gets Rid Of Entire Athletics Program

Spelman College Gets Rid Of Entire Athletics Program

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Last year Spelman College announced its decision to abandon its 80-student, $900,000 athletics department (out of a $100 million total budget) in favor of using that money for health and fitness programs for the entire student population. Today, the Spelman teams are playing their last season. The ladies-only HBCU is the second school to pull out of the NCAA in the past decade (the New York City College of Technology…

School District Sues Woman Over False Rape Accusation Against Promising Football Star

School District Sues Woman Over False Rape Accusation Against Promising Football Star

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The Long Beach Unified School District is attempting to recoup what it can from a settlement it paid to Gibson in the wake of a false rape accusation she made against a promising football star, Brian Banks, in 2002. “It is important to convey that the school board isn’t going to sit idly by if someone tries to defraud it of taxpayer resources,” said district spokesman Chris Etfychiou. Unfortunately, lawyers…

Showtime’s ‘Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic’ Documentary Set To Debut In May

Showtime’s ‘Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic’ Documentary Set To Debut In May

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Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic,” a documentary about the comedian’s life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, and make its TV debut on Showtime on Friday, May 31. The documentary is directed by Marina Zenovich, written by P.G. Morgan and executive produced by the comic’s widow Jennifer Pryor. It’s the second in Showtime’s new docu…

Snoop Lion Records Theme Song for New ‘One Life to Live’ Series

Snoop Lion Records Theme Song for New ‘One Life to Live’ Series

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When Snoop Dogg recorded “The Next Episode,” no one realized he was talking about soaps: The newly christened Snoop Lion will both record the theme song of the new “One Life to Live” and appear as himself in several episodes. Prospect Park/The Online Network, which is producing the new version of the show, announced Friday that Snoop will write, perform and produce a theme song called “Brand New Start” featuring singer Iza Lach. The idea of a…

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Out For Season With Torn ACL

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Out For Season With Torn ACL

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Kobe Bryant, perhaps the best player of his generation, suffered a torn left Achilles tendon Friday night, ending his season and putting into question his Hall of Fame career. With tears in his eyes, the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar confirmed the worst news to hit the team  in a season already full of heartbreaking disappointments. Bryant sustained the injury in his left leg in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’…

25 Shot, 4 Killed in Chicago This Past Weekend, As Gun Control Sits Stalled In Congress

25 Shot, 4 Killed in Chicago This Past Weekend, As Gun Control Sits Stalled In Congress

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Chicago’s unrelenting shooting spree continues as up to 25 people were shot and four killed over the last three days. The mayhem occurred even as protesters gathered in Chicago’s Federal Plaza on Saturday to hold a vigil to end gun violence. “We need a background check,” Garrett Evans, a South Side Chicago native and survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre, told Fox News. “That’s the reason I was shot, there was…

Brandy Keeps Her Word After Making A Youtube Blogger’s Dream Come True

Brandy Keeps Her Word After Making A Youtube Blogger’s Dream Come True

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This past weekend, Brandy was giving us a serious flashback from her Moesha days when she posted photos of herself in poetic justice-inspired braids, however, it was the caption of the photo that really got our attention.  She posted: Yes @beatfacehoney! In case you aren’t familiar with the name Beat Face Honey, she is a popular Youtube blogger with an incredible story!   Last month, when she heard that Brandy…

Louisiana Parish Passes A Law That Bans Saggy Pants Fashion Trend

Louisiana Parish Passes A Law That Bans Saggy Pants Fashion Trend

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In Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish, anyone caught wearing saggy pants that expose their undergarments will be fined. Last week, the Parish Council voted 8-1 on an ordinance that effectively bans young people from wearing their pants below the waist and, in certain cases, exposing too much skin. As reported by the Houma Courier, on Wednesday, April 10, the council passed the vote and laid out the terms of the ordinance before…

Kevin Hart Tweets an Apology About His DUI Arrest

Kevin Hart Tweets an Apology About His DUI Arrest

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Comedian Kevin Hart went online Sunday to offer a mea culpa after he was arrested and jailed on suspicion of drunk driving charges in Los Angeles. “Drinking & driving is not a game or a laughing matter,” Hart Tweeted. “People have lost lives because of stupid s–t. This is a wake-up call for me, I have to be smarter & last night I wasn’t. Everything happens for a reason.” Police…