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UPDATE: Avonte Oquendo’s Cause Of Death Undetermined

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By Sinclair Grey III Whenever a child is reported missing, the only thing you can hope for is that the child is found and returned to his/her family safely. No one in their right frame of mind would ever wish the worse for a child. Unfortunately, Avonte Oquendo of New York wasn’t so fortunate. On October 14th, Avonte, 14-years-old and autistic went missing. As you can imagine, a massive search…

Oprah’s OWN Network Ratings Reach All Time High in February

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III When Oprah Winfrey stepped out and created OWN, there were many naysayers. Let’s face it – to create your own network is difficult, no matter who you are. With all of her accomplishments and money at her disposal, the question many people probably asked Oprah is why do this? However, anyone who knows Oprah and follows her will conclude that she is a pioneer and…

Wal-Mart Donates To Civil Rights Groups Promoting African American Achievement

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Black History Month is the time of year when America remembers and celebrates the accomplishments of African-Americans past and present. Well, Wal-Mart is doing something worthwhile in an effort to promote African-American achievement. The super-giant retailer will be providing $1.75 million in grants to the nation’s three largest civil rights organizations – The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), National Urban League,…

Ray Parker Jr. Next To Receive Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Here’s a special shout out to Ray Parker Jr for being the 2,518th entertainer to have the honor of having the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star. It’s long been overdue for Parker to receive this honor. Many people know Parker from his popular hit Ghostbusters, but Parker will be honored in the category of recording. Even though there are so many entertainers to have been…

Kevin Hart Film Scores Big In Mobile Phone Ticket Sales

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By Lechette Walker The hilarious Kevin Hart recent film, “About Last Night “made an impressive takeover of the mobile phone movie ticket sales. It sold a whopping 66 percent in ticket sales over the mobile phone using the Fandango website or app for purchasing tickets.  Yes, this is the most ticket sales using the mobile phone that has every touched these heights for Fandango. The film “Ride Along,” that co-stared…

Man Who Killed Son of Usher And Tameka Receives Verdict

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By Barry Burch Jr. With all of Usher’s success it is easy to forget that he lost a son in 2012. But he did, and today the person responsible was found guilty. The jet ski operator who ran over and killed Usher’s 11-year-old stepson, Kile Glover, on a Georgia lake in July 2012, as reported by black media scoop, is Jeffrey Hubbard.  The jury also found him guilty of serious injury by vessel,…

Is Kimora Lee Simmons Married Or Dating Tim Leissner? Russell Simmons Answers

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons took to Twitter to clear the air about the marital status of his ex-wife, who among various reports was said to be dating the rapper Birdman. Simmons may have had good intentions when he tweeted of his ex, Kimora Lee Simmons, “She is happily married” under the hashtag “#gossipcop.” Turns out that was news to most everyone else, setting Twitter gossip…

Russell Simmons And Jennifer Hudson Want To Protect Dolphins

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Russell Simmons has teamed up with Jennifer Hudson in an effort to save dolphins from being slaughtered in the fishing town of Taiji in Japan. Simmons and Hudson along with other activists are asking President Obama not to sign an international trade agreement until Japan stops their dolphin killing. Other celebrities have joined the cause such as Sean Penn, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, and William Shatner,…

There Was A Lot Of Prostitution At The Super Bowl This Year

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III The Super Bowl is supposed to be about football, television commercials, the halftime show, and parties. Well, there’s more to the Super Bowl than what was listed. For years, pre-Super Bowl prostitution has become big business. Every year, pimps and prostitutes make big money during Super Bowl week from tourists visiting the local city to be a part of the Super Bowl festivities. This year,…

Is Celebrity Boxing Another Get Rich Quick Scheme For Zimmerman? DMX Wants To “F**k Him Up”

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By: Britt L Along with rapper The Game and actress Lindsey Lohan’s father, Michael Lohan, well-known rapper DMX is the latest of celebrities to claim he would be ecstatic to get in the ring with George Zimmerman. Although a bl0ody fight between a teenage killer and one of the roughest guys in the game would be a site to see, it seems as if this event will fatten up Zimmerman’s…

Sister Gets Major Investment For “Disney Type Publishing Company”

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III If you want someone to invest in you and your business, you need to have a plan. Without a valid plan, you have nothing to work from. In addition to having a plan, you must be able to articulate it in a clear and concise manner. In the business world, it’s called giving your elevator pitch so that potential investors are intrigued and willing to…

This Man Hung Up On James Brown When He Offered Him A Job

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III When legendary entertainer James Brown called you, you were expected to answer. Why? Because it was James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. Well, that wasn’t the case for Lee King (initially). As a matter of fact, when Brown called King who was 17-years-old at the time, King hung up on him twice. At 17-years-old, King had received a scholarship to go to an electrical engineering…

Jamaican Bobsled Team Makes The Winter Olympics!

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon are the two men who make up Jamaica’s two-man bobsled team. They qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. This is the first time a Jamaican bobsled team has qualified for the Winter Olympics since 2002. Many people became familiar with Jamaican bobsled through the movie Cool Runnings. “The Disney movie told the somewhat fictionalized story of how the Caribbean…

Oprah And Iyanla Take On Colorism In The Black Community

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By Greg B. We have all heard this right; light skin women are prettier than dark skin women? If you havent heard this, congratulations on not being subjected to the unfortunate world of colorism. This is not a new concept, however, it has been the subject of debate and contention for years. But now the debate has managed to catch the attention of Oprah Winfrey and her LifeClass series. Ms….

Is The Apollo Theater Losing It’s Magic?

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By Greg B. The Apollo Theatre was once the mecca of up and coming talent in New York for many years. During the early years that the theater existed it found itself flanked by the matured state of the Harlem Renaissance, and the flourishing art, poetry and musical influence. Back then the only businesses you saw in close proximity to the Apollo were African American owned mom and pop joints….