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GloZell’s Cinnamon Challenge Video Gets Half A Million Views In Two Days

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The cinnamon challenge craze has been all over online. The challenge includes taking a tablespoon full of cinnamon and try swallowing it with out coughing or spitting it back up. There are thousands of cinnamon challenge attempts and after watching GloZell’s we will be staying away from cinnamon challenge.  

Preteen entrepreneur creates eco-friendly clothes

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An 11-year-old girl from the metro Atlanta area has turned her passion for making clothing into a successful online business. The pre-teen entrepreneur designs handmade eco-friendly garments and accessories that are sold on her website to customers across the globe. Maya Penn, CEO and owner of her own online company called Maya’s Ideas, set up the business when she was just eight-years-old. She joined the online crafts store Etsy in…

‘I finally got a gun’: Tragic last tweet of popular high school teen who shot herself dead after posting picture of gun

‘I finally got a gun’: Tragic last tweet of popular high school teen who shot herself dead after posting picture of gun

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    A popular high school student committed suicide after her cries for help to her hundreds of online friends were ignored. Ashley Duncan, 17, wrote ‘I finally got a gun’ and then posted a picture of a revolver which, soon after, it is believed she used to shoot herself dead.     It followed a series of increasingly dark posts on Tumblr and Twitter where she talked of suicide,…

Digital Friday: Can’t Pay Your Bills? You might get called out on Facebook | Black Life Coaches Network

Digital Friday: Can’t Pay Your Bills? You might get called out on Facebook | Black Life Coaches Network

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    Much has been made of the fact that social media can potentially damage your credit score. Banks are looking at your online profiles for signs that you might be a risk – photos that show what could be considered irresponsible behavior, tweets about lavish spending, even the profiles of your friends could be scrutinized. If your friends seem like bad credit risks, well, you know the old saying…

Report: CPS Fraud, Employee Misconduct Includes $1.13 Million in Improper Benefits

Report: CPS Fraud, Employee Misconduct Includes $1.13 Million in Improper Benefits

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    In the year leading up to the overhaul of Chicago Public Schools leadership, the school district was beset by troubling instances of fraud and employee misconduct, including $1.13 million in improper benefits paid to retired teachers, systemic abuse of the federal free lunch program at a West Side high school, and a scheme by a central office employee to use school funds to buy items he later exchanged…

Shoe Company Calls Boot Color ‘Kentucky Negro’

Shoe Company Calls Boot Color ‘Kentucky Negro’

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    Naming products is a tricky business, but it’s fairly easy to come up with something that doesn’t seem horribly racist. Or so we thought. This afternoon Styleite was tipped off to Melissa Pierce‘s Twitter feed, which made note of some offensive footwear. Pierce was shopping on Amazon when she came across a boot made by Coclico. The style? Miller. The color? Kentucky Negro. Um, WHAT?! From a brief perusal of Amazon’s Coclico offerings, we…

Thomas Jefferson Estate Claims His Slaves Were Born and Raised As If They Were Free

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    When Thomas Jefferson died, scores of slaves were sold from his Monticello plantation to settle his debts. Peter Fossett, 11, was among them, recalling that he was ‘born and reared as free, not knowing that I was a slave, then suddenly, at the death of Jefferson, put on an auction block and sold to strangers.’ Fossett’s story is one of many included in several new projects launching this…

Four Women Bodies Found In Detroit Car Trunks Linked To Online Dating Ads

Four Women Bodies Found In Detroit Car Trunks Linked To Online Dating Ads

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    Detroit police are investigating the death of two women whose bodies, burned beyond recognition, were found in the trunk of a car on fire early Christmas Day. Less than a week earlier, the bodies of another two women were found in the trunk of a car parked at a vacant dwelling, Detroit police said. Three of the four victims were linked to online ads that “specifically dealt with…

Newt Gingrich Might Be Lying About First Divorce

Newt Gingrich Might Be Lying About First Divorce

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    Carrollton, Georgia (CNN) — Newt Gingrich claims that it was his first wife, not Gingrich himself, who wanted their divorce in 1980, but court documents obtained by CNN appear to show otherwise. The Republican presidential candidate, now in his third marriage, has been peppered with attacks and questions about his divorce from Jackie Gingrich for the past three decades. Questions about his past — and what that past…

Man Investigated By Feds For Selling Sperm Online

Man Investigated By Feds For Selling Sperm Online

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    Your Black News reports: Trent Arsenault, 36, is being investigated by the federal government for selling his sperm to women he met online. The San Francisco minister has fathered fourteen children in the last five years by offering it to women through his personal website. Medical specialists say that it is an unsafe practice, but Arsenault says that he donates it out of a “sense of service” for…

Fantasia Went Into To Labor Today…Baby To Arrive Soon

Fantasia Went Into To Labor Today…Baby To Arrive Soon

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   Black Like Moi reports Fantasia is in labor with her new baby.  The child’s father is believed to be Antwan Cook and the child is expected to be born today.  The singer’s tumultuous relationship with Cook was the subject of numerous headlines, as he was married at the time they were together. Cook is still married to Paula Cook and there is no word on whether he is going…

6 Arrested After Brutal College Campus Beating Video Goes Viral [VIDEO]

6 Arrested After Brutal College Campus Beating Video Goes Viral [VIDEO]

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    Another viral video has surfaced online casting our community in a negative light. A video uploaded to streaming website World Star Hip Hop shows college students — yes, college students — cheering on a young thug who brutally beats another student to the ground before stealing his NIKE Foamposite Dark Pine sneakers right off his feet. The shoes went on sale in early September for $190, and they…

Did Robert Townsend Hoodwink Congress? Using Federal Money To Produce Online Soap Opera ‘Diary of a Single Mom’ [VIDEO]

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You may not have seen the show “Diary of a Single Mom” co-starring Monica Calhoun and Billy Dee Williams, but your tax dollars helped pay for it. Through the federal economic stimulus program, a company owned by actor-director Robert Townsend was paid more than $230,000 to produce and direct the Web-based show, records show. Other production costs on the show paid to different vendors total more than $700,000. The money…