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My Black Is Beautiful Money Saving Tips

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Stacey Tisdale is a journalist and author who has covered business and financial issues for more than 15 years.  Her book was released in 2007 and is entitled “The True Cost of Happiness: The Real Story Behind Managing Your Money.”  It was published by John Wiley & sons. Tisdale has also partnered with NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott’s All Stars Helping Kids Foundation to develop a financial literacy curriculum…

Slain Texas Man’s Family Starts Petition To Get Federal Investigation

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By Glenda Warren In an effort to get a thorough investigation into the suspicious death of Alfred Wright in Sabine County, TX, his family has started a petition on ColorofChange.org asking the Department of Justice, Texas Governor Rick Perry and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to make the investigation into Alfred Wright’s death and the ill-handling of his case by Sabine County Sheriff’s Department a priority. Wright, a 29 year…

Twins Claim American Idol Ruined Their Music Career

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By Daphne R A set of twin brothers who appeared on American Idol 7 years ago told a reporter at Memphis’ WREG News that appearing on the show has cost them a career in music and they want to warn other American Idol hopefuls of what to watch for. Brothers Terrell and Derrell Brittenum allege that the show misleads people with the promise of going to Hollywood. They say that…

When You Heckle An Award-Winning Director, You’re Going To Be Punished

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By Daphne R The Golden Globe Awards turned out to be a night of great celebration for everyone associated with the film “12 Years a Slave”. After appearing to be snubbed all night at the Golden Globes, the film finally heard its name called for the top honor of Best Drama. Not everyone was thrilled to see the film’s British director, Steve McQueen take home the trophy, however. According to…

Pimp Gets 100 Years In Prison And Blames Nike

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By Daphne R Sirgiorgiro Clardy, a convicted pimp in Portland, Oregon has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Nike stating that the company should have included a warning label on his Air Jordans indicating that they could be used as a deadly weapon, according to an article that appeared in the Oregonian. Clardy, 26, was convicted for repeatedly stomping a man’s face for not paying one of his prostitutes back in…

L.A. Reid Sets It Straight on Twitter: He and TLC Are ‘Friends 4 Life’

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By Daphne R Rumors were circulating weeks ago that the popular girl group, TLC, had been dropped from Epic Records. TLC’s fan site is said to have noticed that after the airing of the group’s biopic movie, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, that the group was not listed on Epic’s website and that the Epic logo had been removed from the group’s website as well. But in a tweet on November 25th,…

Tyler Perry Plans Auditions Aboard The Fantastic Voyage Cruise

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By Daphne R If you’re planning to step aboard Tom Joyner’s The Fantastic Journey 2014, you may be in for an added treat, especially if you’re an aspiring actor/actress. Tyler Perry has announced a special offering for the trip next year. He will be giving those cruise-goers aboard the ship a chance to audition for a role in an upcoming Tyler Perry project. At this time, Perry doesn’t know for…

Kandi Burress Was Happy She Received the Same “Sucky Deal” as TLC

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By Daphne R Sometimes a story can have a different meaning when a different perspective is applied. One person can display a situation in a negative manner while another can take the same situation and get some good out of it, Have you ever experienced that? Kandi Burress, formerly of the girl group Xscape, claims their group received the same “sucky” record deal that the group TLC received as portrayed…

Waitress Talks about Getting Receipt with the words “None N*gger” on It

Waitress Talks about Getting Receipt with the words “None N*gger” on It

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Some people in this world can be so hateful that it’s disgusting.  A teen waitress found this out the hard way when someone put some nasty words on her receipt instead of actually leaving a tip.  Incidents like this one remind us of just how much racism there is left in the world and that we are not in a post-racial society.  Can a waitress sue when this kind of…

Human Remains Found Believed to be That of Missing College Student

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is confirming that human remains have been found in a torched home, according to local Atlanta news affiliate Fox 5. Now the GBI lab is running tests to determine if the remains found are those of Jmaal Keyes, 19, who was reported missing on April 29th. Authorities say the remains were found near the home of 17-year-old Robert Kane Rolison, who has been arrested and…

Several Citizens Give Tips on 19-Year Old Teen Behind the Mother’s Day Mass Shooting in New Orleans

Several Citizens Give Tips on 19-Year Old Teen Behind the Mother’s Day Mass Shooting in New Orleans

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Police found out that a 19-year old boy was behind the shooting that took place in the city of New Orleans on Mother’s Day.  Maybe if he’d been better loved by his own mother, Akein Scott would not have considered doing such a horrible thing to innocent men, women and children.  Scott allegedly opened fire on a Mother’s Day parade in the city, wounding 19 people.  Several are in critical…

Gay Couple Attacked by Four Men After a Knicks Game

Gay Couple Attacked by Four Men After a Knicks Game

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The New York City Police Department is on the job investigating an attack on a gay couple after the big game this weekend between the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers.   Nick Porto and his partner Kevin Adams were walking right in the middle of Manhattan when the attack took place.  They were punched and kicked repeatedly during the incident, and had to be rushed to the hospital.  …

Inmates Now Reviewing Prisons on Yelp

Inmates Now Reviewing Prisons on Yelp

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The staff at Sing Sing are the “most unprofessional staff in the world and the rudest.” The chocolate milk at the Tombs is “chalky.” At Rikers, “If the roaches & rats don’t mess with you the CO’s will.” Queens Central Booking is “run smoother than the other central bookings throughout the greater New York.” Like the reviewers of restaurants, gyms, and nail salons before them, prisoners and attorneys now have…

Couple who Committed Armed Robbery With Baby Charged

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According to Atlanta police reports, the man and woman who decided to bring a baby while they committed two armed robberies were in custody on Friday. The couple, 21 year old Brandon Nicholas Lawson and 18 year old Joi Monai Jenkins, were arrested on Thursday night. In an e-mail statement, Officer John Chafee with Atlanta police said that Lawson is reportedly awaiting to be returned to Atlanta where he will…

What I Learned About Marketing From Lil Wayne

What I Learned About Marketing From Lil Wayne

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For the last 4 1/2 years it has been virtually impossible to turn on the radio or video channel and not see some representation from the crew the music world has fondly grown to know as “Young Money”. A brain child spawned from the imagination of Dwayne Carter, AKA Lil Wayne who was mentored since 11 years old by then drug dealer and music producer Bryan “Baby” Williams. Over the…