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Mother allegedly kidnaps daughter to avoid black history lesson

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By: Krystle Crossman Normally when people want to keep their children out of school to home-school them, it is because they want to bond with their child or because they feel that the schools aren’t up to the task. In these cases, the parent will fill out paperwork to have the child home-schooled and go through all of the proper channels to make sure that their child still gets credit for…

Is there a rivalry between African Americans and Africans?

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The show “On the Reel” with Tiara Williams, brings together the kinds of interesting conversations in the black community that we don’t get to see and hear in mainstream media.  The discussions are important opportunities for all of us to learn and grow as we decide on the joint trajectory of our community in the 21st century. This episode digs into the divide between Africans and African Americans.   African…

Lil Wayne Released From Hospital For Severe Dehydration and Migraine, Not Seizures

Lil Wayne Released From Hospital For Dehydration and Migraine, Not Seizures

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Rapper Lil Wayne has been released from the hospital after being treated for severe dehydration and migraine. Despite reports of the rapper suffering from two seizures, his representative is saying those reports are false. The representative told E! News: “He is at home on doctor-mandated rest and will return to work soon. He appreciates all of his fans for their support and love.” The rapper is reportedly recovering at his mother’s house…

Top 3 Diseases That Kill Black Women

Top 3 Diseases That Kill Black Women

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The good news? The leading threats to women’s health, at least the majority of them, can be prevented. The not-so-great part? Many people don’t know how. So, first step: read the below list of the top conditions and diseases that threaten women’s lives the most. Second step: get serious about reducing your risks. 1. Heart disease Heart disease isn’t just a man’s disease — it’s also a major women’s health…

CNN Poll: Gingrich soars, Cain drops

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    A new national survey of Republicans indicates that it’s basically all tied up between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, with Gingrich on the rise and businessman Herman Cain falling due to the sexual harassment allegations he’s been facing the past two weeks. According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP…

70-Year-Old Woman Behind A Multi-Million Dollar Codeine Cartel

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A 70-year-old Houston woman has been charged with being the mastermind behind a $10 million codeine cartel, according to the Houston Chronicle. Authorities claim that, Licita Uy, originally from the Phillipines, raked in nine figures using her own rogue pharmacies to obtain close to 100,000 pints of the prescription strength cough medicine commonly known on the streets as “syrup” or “lean.” The DEA alleges that Uy purchased three California pharmacies…