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The Ethiopian Suri Tribe defines beauty based upon the size of a womans lip plate. www.blacklikemoi.com

Women In African Tribe Protest Painful ‘Lip Plate’ Beautification Process

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Reported by Barry Burch Jr. The phrase “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” typically means that beauty is unique to the person viewing it.  However, beauty may also be interconnected with geography.  While rather skinny women may grace our magazines in America, a rather plump one would have all the guys chasing after them in China. Very similarly, women in America with flawless faces are usually put on…

MC Hammer Says He Has Receipt for the $800,000 He Paid to IRS

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by Barry Burch Jr. His name is MC Hammer and he is still paid.  At least according to him, he is, anyway. There was a rumor going around that the rapper owed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $800,000 in back taxes.  To that MC Hammer said no way. Hammer, 51, attempted to clear things up through way of his Twitter account for which he has 300 million followers. “I put…

‘Forward’ is Obama’s new campaign slogan

‘Forward’ is Obama’s new campaign slogan

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President Barack Obama has revealed his new campaign slogan: ‘Forward.’ Obama’s re-election team unveiled its new motto in a video released Monday morning. The seven-minute video begins by recalling the grim state of the nation’s economy when Obama took office, then ticks through what the campaign says are the president’s accomplishments, both on the economy and other issues, including the killing of Osama bin Laden. via ‘Forward’ revealed as Obama’s…

Ray J not doing well after funeral; photos show break down as he returns to LA [PHOTO]

Ray J not doing well after funeral; photos show break down as he returns to LA [PHOTO]

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    Ray J was seen overcome with emotion as he arrived back at Los Angeles’ LAX airport yesterday following on-off lover Whitney Houston’s funeral. The 31-year-old singer was seen looking grief-stricken and distraught as he crouched down on the floor in the airport with his head in his hands. Wearing an all-black outfit, Ray J looked deep in his own thoughts as he took some time to himself before…

Have interracial marriages become more acceptable in U.S.?

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Interracial marriages in the U.S. have climbed to 4.8 million – a record one in 12 – as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses. Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites. A Pew Research Center study, released today, details a diversifying America where interracial unions and the mixed-race children they produce are challenging typical notions of race….

Lingerie Modeling Clashes With My Faith

Lingerie Modeling Clashes With My Faith

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  A Victoria’s Secret model has revealed she has turned her back on modelling lingerie as it clashes with her Christian beliefs. Kylie Bisutti beat more than 10,000 hopefuls to win the Victoria’s Secrets Model Search. But after two years as a model for the company she says she has turned her back on showing off the sexy lingerie as she believes only her husband should see her body. ‘Victoria’s…

Tuskegee airman buried in Arlington on day his remarkable story in RedTails

Tuskegee airman buried in Arlington on day his remarkable story in RedTails

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   Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Luke Weathers was the  man that legends are made of.   Weathers was a Tuskegee airman who shot down two German fighter planes while escorting a damaged bomber back to base and his story is being told around the nation in the new hit movie, “Red Tails.” Ironically, Weathers was buried on the same day as the release of the film in a service…

Muhammad Ali Celebrates 70th Birthday

Muhammad Ali Celebrates 70th Birthday

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    World famous boxer Muhammad Ali soaked in familiar cheers and chants along with a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ on Saturday night as friends and admirers celebrated his coming 70th birthday at a party in his Kentucky hometown. As party-goers mingled in a lobby of the Muhammad Ali Center before the party, Ali walked slowly to a second-floor balcony overlooking them. The crowd immediately began to clap, then broke…

New York State Health Department Launches Probe Into Blue Ivy Carter’s Birth

New York State Health Department Launches Probe Into Blue Ivy Carter’s Birth

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    Beyoncé and Jay-Z kept their daughter Blue’s birth under tight security, but now the state is looking into complaints that Lenox Hospital coddled the celebrity couple while keeping other new parents from visiting their newborns. Days after baby Blue’s birth, the Health Department said that there had been at least two families that complained that the posh Lenox Hill Hospital gave out preferential treatment. Though Beyoncé and her…

Snoop Dogg Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Snoop Dogg Arrested for Marijuana Possession

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    He has courted controversy in recent weeks after apparently smoking a joint on stage and recording a music video where he sits next to a small mountain of marijuana. But it seems Snoop Dogg’s obsession with the drug has came back to haunt him, as he has been arrested and charged after sniffer dog sniffed out his stash in his tour bus. The 40-year-old rapper was arrested in…

Intruder Uppercuts His Way Into Mike Tyson Hotel Room

Intruder Uppercuts His Way Into Mike Tyson Hotel Room

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    A tip-toeing intruder has been dubbed the world’s bravest (or most stupid) burglar – after he broke into Mike Tyson’s hotel room as the ex-boxer was sleeping. The raider fled the suite at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas after Iron Mike, infamous for biting off an opponent’s ear in a bout, woke to the sound of rustling. It was a lucky escape for the thief, who could have…

NFL Player Charged For Assault After Trying To ‘Leave His 11-year-old-son With Hospital Security Guards’

NFL Player Charged For Assault After Trying To ‘Leave His 11-year-old-son With Hospital Security Guards’

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    An NFL player was cited for assault and reckless driving in what appears to be a case of reckless parenting. Minnesota Vikings cornerback Benny Sapp has been cited for fifth-degree assault and careless driving, both misdemeanors, after a run-in with security at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Officers were called shortly after 7am Friday morning and police say Sapp and his 11-year-old son tried to enter the hospital through…

Funeral of Woman Set On Fire In Elevator To Be Paid For By Man She Never Met

Funeral of Woman Set On Fire In Elevator To Be Paid For By Man She Never Met

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A Manhattan financier has offered to pay for the funeral of a woman killed in a brutal elevator arson attack – even though he never knew the unfortunate victim. Hedge fund manager made the generous offer after hearing how Delores Gillespie, 73, was set on fire in her Brooklyn apartment block after returning from a shopping trip on Saturday. via Hedge fund manager to pay for funeral of woman set on…

Personality on Reality Show ‘Next Great Baker’ Commits Suicide After Being Eliminated (But Viewers Weren’t Not Told Until Elimination Episode Aired)

Personality on Reality Show ‘Next Great Baker’ Commits Suicide After Being Eliminated (But Viewers Weren’t Not Told Until Elimination Episode Aired)

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    A contestant on the ‘Next Great Baker’ reality show committed suicide after being eliminated from the show. But viewers were only told months after his death, on Monday, after his elimination had aired. Sergeant Wesley Durden, 28, an army paratrooper who had completed two tours in Iraq, died from a single self-influicted gunshot wound on October 24, according to the Jacksonville Daily News. Durden of Jacksonville, North Carolina…

Studies Say Wealthy African-Americans Are Deserting Major Cities In “Reverse Migration”

Studies Say Wealthy African-Americans Are Deserting Major Cities In “Reverse Migration”

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    Affluent African-Americans are leaving industrial cities for the suburbs and the South shifting traditional lines between rich and poor, according to new study. Their migration is widening the income gap between whites and the inner-city black population who remain behind, while making African-Americans less united as a group and subject to greater income disparities. Roderick Harrison, a Howard University sociologist and former chief of racial statistics at the…