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Oprah’s star filled farewell

May 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Your Black World reports.            

In case you have been living under a rock and did not know the final episode of  The Oprah Winfrey Show will air on May 25th. 

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Dwight Howard vs. Royce Reed: Divorce Court at Its Finest

September 9, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University 

One of my favorite films of all-time was "War of the Roses," starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. In the film, a divorced couple starts down a dangerous and hilarious path of mutual destruction, where the goal of each is to make the other person’s life miserable. At the end of the movie, both parties find that while it was their goal to destroy the other person, they actually ended up destroying themselves. Just for the record, each character dies at the end.

I think about "War of the Roses" when I see the custody battle between NBA star Dwight Howard and his ex-wife, Royce Reed. Of course I don’t expect anyone to end up dead, but it’s already clear that Royce and Dwight have made each other’s lives as miserable as possible. Royce recently called the cops after Dwight picked up her son from daycare at a time when he was not scheduled to do so. Before that, Dwight had filed a lawsuit against Royce for referring to him as a "douchebag" on the TV show, "Basketball Wives.

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Reggie Bush, Just Give the Heisman Back

September 9, 2010 1 comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University 

Anyone even remotely familiar with the sports world is well aware of reports that former USC star Reggie Bush is at risk of having his Heisman Trophy taken away from him. The return of the Heisman would likely be related to NCAA violations that allegedly took place within the USC program during the time when Bush played for them. Bush didn’t speak in detail on the issue when he was asked about it.
"At this point, it’s kind of out of my hands," Bush said Wednesday after practice with the New Orleans Saints.
Bush would not confirm or deny whether he spoke with the Heisman Trophy Trust about losing the award. Executive Director Robert Whalen said that no decision has yet been made.

 

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Dr. Boyce: Why Regina King Is Right About Hollywood Racism

September 8, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

I recently read an open letter written by Regina King, the famous actress who seems to be in every major black film and TV show I can think of. Ms. King is a black female version of Harrison Ford, the kind of actress who has been in more movies than we can name, yet unappreciated for the magnitude of her gifts to the industry.
Regina King’s recent challenge to those who hand out little meaningless trophies called Emmy Awards was a very telling reminder that racism knows no boundaries. The Hollywood streets and screens that have been traditionally denied to us as a people continue to be granted to others who have exclusive racial access. Just like during the days of slavery, we do much of the work, but get very little credit.

 

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Black Athletes, Hip Hop and Handguns: What Up with That?

September 3, 2010 1 comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

Shaun Rogers, a Defensive Tackle for the Cleveland Browns, was fined $400,000 by the league for violating its personal conduct policy. Rogers was caught carrying a loaded gun inside an airport. The fine represents approximately 1/17th of his $6.9 million salary.
Some would say that Rogers got off easy, since it would have been no surprise to see him either suspended or sent to jail. The player was caught carrying a loaded semi-automatic handgun in his carry-on bag at Hopkins International Airport. There’s no indication regarding whether or not he realized that TSA agents actually have the ability to see inside of someone’s luggage with their x-ray machine. It’s hard to imagine what he might have been thinking.

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Rapper TI Arrested for Drug Possession

September 2, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University 

TI (aka Clifford Harris) is my favorite rapper, and the person I consider to be one of the most talented artists in America.  I’ve made no secret about my appreciation for his music, and from friends of mine who know him, I can say that he is genuine about reducing gun violence among our youth.  TI is also the artist that I would have gambled on to have the greatest likelihood of turning his life around.  He has a lot to live for, and people who love him.   He’s made his mistakes, but I was convinced that he’d grown from them.

Now, after hearing about his arrest for drug possession, I’m not so sure if TI has learned a thing.  In fact, I’m having a hard time distinguishing TI from his self-destructive counterpart, Lil Wayne.  And yes, I will say this in public: I think Lil Wayne is an idiot.

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Dr. Boyce: Maurice Clarett is Back from Prison

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, The Coalition for Black Male Athletes, Syracuse University Scholarship in Action  

Maurice Clarrett, the embattled former superstar of the Ohio State Buckeyes, is getting another chance to play football. Clarett just signed a one-year deal to play for the Omaha Nighthawks in the United Football League. This is the first time Clarett has put on a football uniform since spending three and a half years in prison for having a hidden gun and holding up a couple outside a night club.
"I am humbled by the opportunity the Omaha Nighthawks have given me and will dedicate myself on and off the field to prove that I can be a valuable member of the team and the Omaha community," Clarett said. "I am committed to working hard to earn the right for a second chance in football and more importantly in life."
Clarett is now 6-feet tall, 220 pounds, which makes him 10 pounds lighter than he was when he played at Ohio State. The coaches were astonished at his physical shape, giving him credit for keeping himself prepared. He is allowed to be out of the state for 30 days at a time, but his attorneys are hoping that a judge will rule that Clarett can leave the state for the entire football season. He is now 26-years old, meaning that he is at his physical peak.

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What Black American Can Learn from Fantasia’s Mistakes

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University, Scholarship in Action 

One of the most magnificent voices in all of music is owned by Fantasia Barrino, the singer out of North Carolina. Most of us know that Fantasia attempted suicide recently. Of course the suicide attempt led to instant national media attention, and she was all over the news telling her story. Her management team, understanding the value the incident could have for her brand, pushed out the Vh-1 special before you could say the words "publicity stunt."
Now, I’m not here to say that I know what happened to Fantasia or whether the suicide attempt was genuine. But one thing that remains fundamentally true is that she’d been highly upset over the decline of her career. Also, we know that the television specials and additional PR from the incident have put Fantasia in the limelight in a way that far exceeds what she had access to last month. The final thing we know is that Fantasia is working furiously in the studio to get an album out in order to profit from the re-establishment of her celebrity status. Unfortunately, her team may be looking to replicate the experience of Jennifer Hudson after her difficult experience last year.

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Did This Man Really Kill Michael Jordan’s Father?

August 24, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins 

Daniel Andre Green was convicted of killing the father of former NBA star Michael Jordan. Nearly 17 years after his conviction, his case is starting to fall apart. The problems stem from a faulty crime lab in North Carolina, where multiple mistakes have been made over the last two decades.
Green told the Associated Press that the lab mishandled its reports, and that evidence supporting his case was denied to him in court. He has trained himself in the law and worked on his own case since the date of his conviction. Much of the recent attention to the case is due to a report concluding that the lab mishandled Green’s case, along with 200 others, over a 16-year period ending in 2003.
"I’ve always known that I’m walking out of prison," Green said. "I’ve known that because I’ve believed, ultimately, the truth has to come out."

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Black Athletes Under Siege by the NCAA

August 21, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University Scholarship in Action 

Mark Emmert, the new president of the NCAA, plans to endorse a system for collegiate athletics that disallows players to play one year and head to the NBA. Instead, Emmert wants a system in which the age limit is removed (which is what kept players like Carmelo Anthony from going pro right out of high school) with players being forced to decide whether they wish to declare for the NBA draft or go to college. If they choose to go to college, they are not allowed to play in the NBA for either three years or when they turn 21, whichever comes first. In the face of the new rule, players are pushed to make the decision sooner, and are locked into that decision for at least three years.
Bethlehem Schoals and Tom Ziller of Fanhouse.com write on the racial dimension of this issue in the following way:

 

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Black News: Wyclef Not Eligible to Run for President of Haiti

August 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Wyclef Jean not eligible to run for Haiti presidency

Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean said Friday that he accepts Haiti elections officials’ ruling that he is not eligible to run for president. "I respectfully accept the committee’s final decision, and I urge my supporters to do the same," Jean said in a statement. FULL STORY

Laurence Fishburne’s Friends Tried to Buy Up All of Montana’s Movies

August 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Laurence Fishburne‘s friends tried to do him and his family a solid by buying up all of daughterMontana Fishburne‘s porn DVDs for a million dollars … and they hired famed attorney Yale Galanter to make the offer to Vivid Entertainment.
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Sources tell TMZ, Galanter — fresh off his Charlie Sheen victory — reached out to Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch with the million dollar deal. But, we’re told, at the time Galanter reached Hirsch … the DVDs had already shipped out.

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Financial Pressure May Keep a Man From Dating You

August 18, 2010 Leave a comment

 

by Dr. Boyce Watkins 

Sometimes, I wish I could be a fly on the wall when women are having their most interesting conversations about men.  Well, as a gesture of good faith, I can let women become the fly listening in on what men might discuss when they aren’t around.  I can’t tell all the secrets, but I’ll let you in on one that has to do with money and dating.

I’ve heard more than one guy state that part of the reason he may choose not to date is because of the intense financial pressure of dating.  In the worst case scenario, there’s the woman who expects the man to be the out of control baller, yanking out $200 or $300 dollars for a trip to dinner or the nightclub with $10 drinks.  In many cases, he can’t be plainly dressed, so there is also the pressure of having to keep an expensive wardrobe or a fancy car.  It’s hard to pretend to be economically invincible in a tough economy that has always been hard on black men.

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Black News – 8/18/10

August 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Laurence Fishburne on Montana: “No one uses their Real Last Name in Porn”

August 17, 2010 Leave a comment

 

 

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Apparently, Laurence Fishburne and his daughter Montana are not speaking.  He told his daughter that he embarrassed her and ridiculed her by saying that no one uses their real last name in porn.  According to TMZ, Laurence has said that he will not speak to Montana until she “turns her life around.”  This is sad.

The Latest from the Atlanta Post – 8/11/10

August 11, 2010 Leave a comment


Dr. Boyce Watkins

Black Economics

How To Permanently Cut High Black Unemployment
DR. BOYCE WATKINS

Black folks are being naïve to expect that we might have the same unemployment rate as whites in this economy, in this nation, as it exists today. This is what we need to do right now.

Anthony Jerrod

Politics

The Curious Case of the Black Tea Party Leaders
ANTHONY JERROD

I could never fathom an African-American that would support or aspire to be a leader in the Ku Klux Klan. What an extreme thought! But, it appears that there may be a few African-Americans who are walking toward this road…

Yvette Carnell Blog

Politics & Society

Why Is Pro-Black Being Attacked? The Unintended Consequence of Political Correctness
YVETTE CARNELL

We’ve been forced into a corner where we’re no longer allowed to be pro-black because according to the short-sighted notions of political correctness, to be pro-black is to be anti-white.

Charles Payne Blog

Wall Street Strategies

A Captivating Future?
CHARLES PAYNE

I still marvel at the thought our economy is going to be pulled out of the doldrums and catapulted into the next decade via solar and wind power.

Montana Fishburne Speaks Up….Hmmmm

August 6, 2010 1 comment

Montana Fishburne Speaks Up

Montana Fishburne Speaks Up

Celeb Weddings: Good for Black Marriage?

Celeb Weddings: Good for Black Marriage?

Aretha Cancels Shows Due To Broken Ribs

Aretha Cancels Shows Due To Broken Ribs

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Cornel West vs. Barack Obama

August 5, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University 

Dr. Cornel West apparently has a bone to pick with President Barack Obama. Over time, the good Dr. West has become increasingly vocal in his critique of Obama, and even went as far as to say that Obama treated him "like a cub scout," when refusing to address his concerns about the administration’s behavior.
"Well, I’ll tell you, I had not talked to my dear brother since the Martin Luther King gathering in South Carolina, and very briefly Super Tuesday. But he did come and make a beeline to me after his speech on I think it was Thursday morning in Washington, D.C. I hadn’t seen him for two and a half weeks, and he made a beeline to me, though, brother, and he was deeply upset. He talked to me like I was a Cub Scout, and he was a pack master, you know what I mean?

 

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Your Black News – 7/30/10

July 30, 2010 Leave a comment

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Death of Ex-NBA Player Lorenzen Wright Appears Complicated

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Times Columnist Says Obama’s White House is ‘Too White’ — Misses Point

  • NYT columnist Maureen Dowd thinks Obama’s administration "is too white" due to a lack of black … Read More
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How to Manage Your Finances Amid High Unemployment

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White Man Attacked By Black Teen For Listening To Gucci Mane

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Robert Freeman, 13-Year-Old Boy, DEAD: Shot 22 Times While Riding Bike

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Good Morning. Great Day

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Around the Web — Misogynistic Songs That Women Love, Obama Calls Blacks ‘Mongrels’ + More

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How to Get a Chelsea Clinton Wedding On a Budget

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VIDEO — Drake’s Hilarious Nardwuar Interview

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Rangel to Stand Trial on 13 Ethics Violation Charges

  • After 40 years as a Congressman, Charlie Rangel will stand trial on 13 counts of ethics … Read More
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Tyler Perry To Produce ‘We The Peeples’ For Lionsgate

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Anna Wintour & Barack Obama Dinner: Vogue Editor’s Fundraiser Has $30,000 Entry Fee

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Despite Three Year Jail Sentence, Wesley Snipes Teams With Antoine Fuqua For ‘After Dark’ Comic

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Shirley Sherrod To Sue Andrew Breitbart

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Basil Marceaux, Republican Candidate for Governor of Tennessee, Promises Freedom and ‘Teeths’!

Black News – 7/22/10

July 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Angelina and Chiwetel Talk 'Salt'

Angelina and Chiwetel Talk ‘Salt’

Get Tamera Mowry’s Smoldering Eyes

Get Tamera Mowry’s Smoldering Eyes

CEO Shot to Death By Cop While 'Cruising'?

CEO Shot to Death By Cop While ‘Cruising’?

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PETA Goes After Janet Jackson

July 19, 2010 Leave a comment

PETA Targets Janet Jackson

PETA Targets Janet Jackson

Is Patti LaBelle Really Coming To Broadway?

Is Patti LaBelle Really Coming To Broadway?

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The Week in Pictures

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Want to See Pictures of LeBron’s New House in Miami?

July 16, 2010 5 comments

11 Casuarina Concourse Coral Gables Florida

 

LeBron James Coral Gables Home

 

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Backyard of LeBron James Coral Gables Home

 

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The Latest in Black News – 7/16/10

July 16, 2010 1 comment

Your Black News – 7/15/10

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Sherri Shepherd and DL Hughley’s Incorrect Statements on HIV

July 13, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, AOL Black Voices

GLAAD, the Gay-Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has gone hard against ABC and "The View" about recent comments made by host Sherri Shepherd and guest host DL Hughley. On the show, which aired June 22, Shepherd and Hughley linked the high rate of HIV among straight women in the black community to black men being on the "downlow," or having sex with other men in private.

"When you look at the prevalence of HIV in the African-American community, it’s primarily young women who are getting it from men who are on the down-low," Hughley said. He mentioned this while discussing the recent FDA ban on gay and bi-sexual men donating blood.
"[African-American men] are having sex with men, and they’re not telling their girlfriends or their wives that they’re gay," said Shepherd. Three groups: GLAAD, the National Black Justice Coalition and the Black AIDS institute have put out full page ads in Variety, stating that the information shared on The View is inaccurate.

"The Centers for Disease Control has publicly disproven this myth. And since June 22, thousands of people have written to ABC, asking that The View provide correct information to viewers," the ad reads. "Unfortunately, those requests have been greeted with silence from both ABC and The View. When The View talks about these kinds of issues, people listen. And there’s a responsibility that comes with that."

Members of the scientific community are also backing the viewpoints of GLAAD and other groups who’ve protested The View.

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Dr. Boyce Watkins: Whoopi, Why Are You Defending Mel Gibson Too?

July 13, 2010 2 comments

Whoopi Goldberg: I Know Mel Gibson, He's Not Racist

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University 

Perhaps rather than going on the typical “my bad” racial campaign trail, Mel Gibson is trying a new tactic.  This one might be called the “Some of my best friends are black” approach.  In the latest development over Mel Gibson’s crazy racist rant in which he told his ex-girlfriend that it would be her fault if she were “raped by a pack of ni**ers,” Gibson is being defended by non other than Whoopi Goldberg.

Here are Goldberg’s words:

"I have had a long friendship with Mel. You can say he’s being a bonehead, but I can’t say he’s a racist having spent time with him in my house with my kids. Make no mistake (he’s not a racist)."

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Black News: Jesse Jackson Says Dan Gilbert Treated LeBron Like a Runaway Slave

July 12, 2010 1 comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins 

The Rev. Jesse Jackson caused a stir this week by jumping into the public tirade of Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert against NBA star LeBron James. In very public comments this week, Gilbert chastised James for deciding to leave Cleveland to play for the Miami Heat. He defined James as a traitor and someone that we would not want our children to be like.
Apparently Rev. Jackson decided that he’d had enough. In a public statement of his own, Jackson said the following:
"He speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave."
It was only a matter of time that someone made reference to the racial writing on the wall. With LeBron being an African American athlete and one of the most celebrated public figures in America today, many expected his decision to lead to a public uproar. What was not expected, however, was the decay in James’ public image that resulted from his move. He was not only criticized for leaving the fans who’d been so loyal to him over the past seven years, James was described as a narcissist for making his decision on a nationally-televised special.

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Steve Urkel/Jaleel White Accused of Domestic Violence

July 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Jaleel White: 'Family Matters' Star Accused of Domestic Violence

From YourBlackWorld.com

Jaleel White, better known as Steve Urkel from the television show, "Family Matters," was accused of beating his girlfriend, Bridget Hardy, who is also the mother of his 10-month old child.  She reported the abuse to the LAPD, stating that White punched her in her breast implants while they were on the highway driving in their car.

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Black NFL Coach’s Son Arrested on Child Porn Charges

July 10, 2010 1 comment


Jeremy Green, son of former NFL coach Dennis Green, has been arrested in Connecticut on a charge related to child pornography. Jeremy Green is also an ESPN analyst. He was picked up Thursday around 5 p.m. in a Southington hotel. He is charged with possession of child pornography, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is being held on $750,000 bond and police are not releasing details of the warrant, which is now sealed. He has worked with ESPN since 2005.
Jeremy’s father, Dennis Green, was one of the most successful African American coaches in the history of the NFL. His 1998 run with the Minnesota Vikings led to a 15-1 record for the team, and the most points scored by any NFL team during any one season. The team made it to the NFC Championship game that year, led by Randy Moss and other great players the team had that year.

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Dr. Boyce Watkins: LeBron James Chooses the Miami Heat

July 9, 2010 1 comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University 

I hate to say "I told you so," but sometimes it’s just kind of fun to brag a little bit. As I wrote the other day, LeBron James made his announcement tonight that he is going to join up with Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade with the Miami Heat. The announcement wasn’t a big surprise, since I presumed that LeBron would rather play with the greatest talent pool in the Eastern Conference rather than against it. There were some, however, who thought that teams like New York and New Jersey had a chance. No, they did not.
New York makes money and has a massive media market, but the Knicks have stained their organization’s reputation by showing that they don’t care much about winning. Overpaying mediocre players and not managing their team properly has made them appear as undesirable as the "Kentucky Celtics" were when Rick Pitino took over and tried to bring his entire college roster to the NBA with him.

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What’s Wrong with Dave Chappelle?

July 3, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, AOL Black Voices

What’s the deal with Dave Chappelle? According to TMZ, Chapelle was reportingly acting strange on a private jet, so much so that the jet had to make an emergency landing in Pittsburgh. Their source is stating that the flight was headed from New Jersey to Ohio and that Chappelle "freaked out" refusing to put on his seatbelt.

The source also says that Chappelle repeatedly walked into the cockpit, asking the pilot how much longer the flight would be, and even grabbed the pilot’s arms. That is when it was allegedly determined that Chappelle was a safety risk, and the flight was grounded.
TMZ then claims that after landing, Chappelle checked into a hotel. However, sources at the hotel are claiming that Dave told the employees that he wanted to rent a car to go back to Ohio, but that he didn’t remember where he lived.

I’m not sure what the deal is with Dave Chappelle, one of the most talented and privileged comedians in America. He had the world at his feet, with a hit show and a $50 million contract to do what he does best. It does appear, however, that there is something inside Chappelle that simply can’t handle fame.

 

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Rapper Fat Joe Questioned in Sexual Assault

June 22, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, AOL Black Voices

The rapper Fat Joe was detained by police Sunday night after he and his entourage were accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Madison, Wisconsin. According to TMZ, the woman is 33-years old and claims the assault occurred in a Cadillac Limousine after a concert at the Orpheum Theater.

Fat Joe (a.k.a.Joseph Antonio Cartagena) and his entourage were held for questioning, but he was released and not arrested. The details of the case are still being sorted out in the investigation. Relative to most artists, Fat Joe doesn’t get into very much trouble. The 39-year old married father of two has not, to my knowledge been accused of any sexual assault, so I’d be surprised if he waited this long to get started. He has been arrested in some of the typical rapper non-sense in the past: In 1998, he and the deceased rapper Big Pun were arrested for assaulting a man with a baseball bat and stealing his gold chain. I’m not even going to try to explain that one.

 

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The Latest from Dr. Boyce – 6/15/10

June 15, 2010 1 comment


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Rev. Al Sharpton and I are going to be on MSNBC Thursday morning at 10 am – don’t forget that you can also hear us on his radio show every Monday at 1:15 pm EST (SharptonTalk.net).  Also, to all the high school graduates out there, I want to encourage you to do the following:  1) Value education more than anything – it’s probably the most important thing you’ll ever have (so get as much of it as you can), 2) Pursue your goals relentless – working consistently toward something for 5 – 10 hours a day will always yield results, 3) Think like bosses, not laborers – get a great job, but eventually work to put yourself in a position to create jobs by owning your own business and financial assets,  4) Remember that life is a journey of love – money and career mean very little compared to how you treated the people you care about.  Life is too short to be mediocre – always do your best.

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Dr. Boyce Video — What the Hayell? What Is Wrong With T-Pain?

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Former NBA Star Antoine Walker Faces 12 Years in Prison

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Dr. Boyce Video: Images of the Black Woman in Media and Business

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Black Male Sets Trends in Finance: Houston Has More than Rappers

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Why the Hip-Hop Industry Doesn’t Support Female Artists

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Financial Lovemaking: Diddy’s Son Gets $360K Car — Too Much?

South African Horns Criticized During World Cup

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What do the Vuvuzelas sound like – are they really that bad?

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Anita Baker Accused of Butchering the National Anthem

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Rapper Vigalantee Raps about Black Women

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Check out the new joint by Vigalantee, celebrating the black woman.

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Did This Officer Just Punch this Black Woman in the Face?  Was this Police Brutality or Resisting Arrest?

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Slim Thug Attempts to Defend His Comments about Black Women

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NFL Player Reggie Wayne Sues Mistress for Charging Up Credit Card

Dr. Boyce: How the Lakers-Celtics Rivalry Saved the NBA Both 30 Years Ago and Today

"Boyce Watkins"The NBA finals are not what you think.  You see, you’re watching the finals hoping that either the Lakers or the Celtics win, and wondering whether Kobe Bryant can outscore Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and the army of tall brothers that Boston is flying across the country to conquer Los Angeles.  That is not, my friends, the first thing on the mind NBA Commissioner David Stern.

First of all, Stern is wondering why LeBron James isn’t here.  Most of us expected, to the disdain of every other talented player in the league, that this would be the year that LeBron would take his rightful place on the Post-Jordan throne.  The natural and inevitable coronation of King James was part of the NBA marketing strategy, thus allowing Stern and company to make even bigger money in the Chinese market, where the fans want to see their All Stars become champions.  As we all know, it didn’t happen.

The second thought on Stern’s very sharp mind is that the finals he got this year, a renewal of the historic rivalry between the LA Lakers and Boston Celtics, is just as good, or better than what he would have gotten had King James shown up to play.  You see, there’s history here, and most of the relevant history isn’t about wins and losses on the court.

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NJ Officer Taped Spraying Pepper Spray in Detained Black Man’s Face

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Brian McKnight Ruled to Have Fathered 14-Yr Old: Owes $341,640: All About Black Daddies

What does Barack Obama Have in Common with 50 Cent?

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SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010

Paterson NJ Cop Videotaped While Macing a Black Man

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The Age of the Hoochie Mama is Over:  It’s Time for Hip Hop to Grow Up

Lil Wayne disrespects women because he’s allowed to.

In 2004, the women at Spelman College told the rapper Nelly to take a hike for sliding a credit card through a woman’s backside. The women told Nelly to take his music elsewhere, and his concert was cancelled. I thought that after this incident, women across America would slide their own credit card in the other direction, away from the record stores and websites used to purchase music from artists who make it their mission in life to disrespect black women. I have to admit that I was wrong.

What has always amazed me is the fact that we have trained young people to endure and embrace consistent disrespect from rappers like Slim Thug, who recently stated that white women are a far better choice for relationships, and Lil Wayne, who has done everything in his power to show just how little regard he has for African American females. Wayne even has a song called Alphabet B*tches, which isn’t exactly like the ABCs you learned in preschool. For some reason, we all keep dancing to the beat and showing up for concerts, reminding the artist that freedom of speech is in full effect, no matter how harmful that speech may be. 

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Slim Thug Didn’t Mean What He Said about Black Women

June 13, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, AOL Black Voices

Many of you may already know about the "interesting" comments made by the rapperSlim Thug, and his frustration about the lack of loyalty among black women. His comments were met with resistance by myself and Dr. Marc Lamont Hill from Columbia University, who gave him the stable advice to keep his mouth shut. I say that "Slim Thugga" needs to be quiet, not because he’s wrong, but because this is a battle he can’t win and still sell records. Getting every black woman in America to hate you is simply not good for business. Even Talib Kweli, a fellow hip hop artist, had something to say about Slim Thug’s remarks.

On his twitter page, Slim Thug went out of his way to try to protect his image in the face of all the backlash:

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Police Brutality Caught on Tape?

June 13, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University

I am not quite sure what to make of the ruffled YouTube video that is now scouring the web out of Paterson, New Jersey. In the video, the woman filming, who mentions that her mother works in the sheriff’s office, is taping a New Jersey police officer holding a black man to the ground. The man clearly has his hands behind his back and appears to be restrained.

As the woman videos the incident from a distance, the officer inexplicably grabs the man, turns him around and puts pepper spray into his eyes. He appears to do it twice.

 

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Lola Adesioye on Black Women and Dating

April 26, 2010 1 comment

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by Lola Adesioye, Huffington Post

Over the past few months, black women and their relationships – or should I say, lack thereof – have been getting a lot of attention. The Washington Posthas done a couple of features on it. Then ABC’sNightline did a show asking why there are so many single black women.

All of a sudden the mainstream media is taking a keen interest in our love lives. We are being told that there is a ‘crisis’ amongst black women, particularly educated professional women, who are apparently unable to find a ‘decent’ black man.

Last night, ABC continued once again, with the airing of "Why Can’t a Successful Black Woman Find a Man?," a taped discussion featuring Hill Harper, Steve Harvey, The View’s Sherri Shepherd and others.

There’s no doubt that it’s a topic that sparks heated debates and discussions amongst black women and men. It has for years. But is it really that bad? Or is the media – now that it has found a hot topic – exploiting this issue for all that it’s worth? I’m an educated black woman and I personally have no problem with meeting eligible, educated, great black men. Whether or not I choose to date them is another thing, but they are out there.

I am somewhat perturbed by the slew of stories on this topic. They are negative, unhelpful and only serve to perpetuate negative ideas about black men and women which often become self-fullfiling. They basically say ‘oh, poor black women. They try so hard yet can’t find a decent man … Boo hoo, black women are victims. Ooh, it’s all the fault of those pathetic black men. You know, they have no education or are locked up in jail.’ Sorry, but I do not subscribe to that view.

 

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    Black News: Regina King Talks Boondocks

    March 2, 2010 1 comment

    While promoting her upcoming comedy ‘Our Family Wedding,’ actress Regina Kingcouldn’t contain her excitement for the return of the hit Cartoon Network series ‘The Boondocks.’

    She also talked about her frustration too.

    After a more than two-year hiatus, post-production is underway for the third season of the beloved show, which should be airing in coming months.
    Although the Cartoon Network has yet to send out an official announcement confirming a premiere date for the new season, ‘Bonndocks’ creator Aaron McGrudersaid via his social networking site that it should air March 28. The news coincides with his previous Twitter message on Christmas Day, in which he wrote, "Finally got an airdate for Season 3. Not sure if I’m allowed to put it out yet, so I’ll just say you got about three months."

    King, who voices two of the show’s lead characters, brothers Huey and Riley Freeman, has been a little peeved about how the show’s producers are handling the long-awaited return.

    "I am so happy that it is coming back," King told BV Newswire, but added, "I wish there was some Web site that people could send [a message] to Sony [Television Entertainment] … and say ‘What are you doing?’" she charged.

    "’Boondocks could be so bigger than what it is," the former ‘227’ actress furthered. "If I had the money to buy ‘The Boondocks’ off Sony, I would because all of you would be wearing ‘Boondocks’ T-shirts and there would be Huey and Riley dolls. I would capitalize off of that, and I would be a very rich woman."

    King cited Sony’s lack of experience with animation as a reason for the show’s delay and its failure to capitalize on ‘Boondocks’ merchandise.

    The 38-year-old ‘Ray’ actress says her work on the show, based on McGruder’s popular comic strip of the same name, is her most popular to date.

    "Actually more than any other project that I have done, that’s the one that I get asked about the most," King revealed. "For a show to take two and half year hiatuses and people still want it to come back, that’s big," she said.

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    OPINION: Ron Paul Is A White Supremacist

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    NAACP To Honor Former White House “Green Czar,” Van Jones

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    OPINION: Dear Tiger, You’re A Fool To Stay With Elin

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    African American News: The Dalai Lama Talks about Tiger

    February 21, 2010 Leave a comment

    The Dalai Lama may be the one person on the planet who isn't following the Tiger Woods sex scandal.

    The Dalai Lama said Saturday that he had – somehow – never heard of Tiger Woods.

    When Woods’ sex scandal was explained to him, Tibet‘s exiled spiritual leader emphasized the importance of self-discipline.

    All religions have the same idea "when it comes to adultery," he said.

    "Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that’s important. . . . Self-discipline with awareness of consequences."

    Woods, in his carefully scripted apology on Friday, struck a similar line.

     

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    Black News: Marley Family Livid Over New Book Release

    February 20, 2010 Leave a comment

    Bob Marley is embroiled in a fiery debate with a Las Vegas-based publisher over alleged unauthorized changes to the cover and title of his recently released memoir which threatens to taint the near-perfect image of reggae music royalty, the Marleys.
    Ky-Mani Marley, a Grammy Award-nominated reggae and hip-hop artist, penned "Dear Dad: Where’s the family in our family, today?” which was released this month by Farrah Gray Publishing in celebration of Marley’s 65th birthday.
    The issue between author and publisher lies mainly in the extra coverline: "The Story The Marley Family Apparently Doesn’t Want You To Know.”
    In an online statement, Ky-Mani says the caption is unauthorized: "I did NOT authorize him to make any changes to the cover of my book, nor do I condone any of the captions he has written!”
    Further, Ky-Mani told The Gleaner, a Jamaican newspaper, that he was considering legal action against the Gray, saying he simply wanted to tell his story without causing any conflict. He told the newspaper the title was changed from "Dear Dad: The Marley Son Who Persevered From The Streets To Prominence."
    But Dr. Farrah Gray, the publisher, stands by the book, saying he worked with Marley every step of the way. He said that Marley wrote the book using a ghostwriter and the interviews were recorded.
    "I didn’t write his book,” Gray told BV on Books. "I published it. He did the final edit. Now he’s issuing a statement that he didn’t approve it…for those of us who believe in one love, Ky-Mani Marley’s story deserves light. He’s throwing me under the bus and going on a smear campaign, but I have the tapes. The tapes are worse and he doesn’t want those publicized.”

     

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    Black Entertainment: Kevin Eubanks Leaving the Tonight Show

    February 17, 2010 Leave a comment

    Is Kevin Eubanks Leaving the Tonight Show?

    When Jay Leno goes back to theTonight Show, he may need to find a new musical sidekick: Bandleader Kevin Eubanks is said to be leaving Leno’s side after 18 years.
    NBC so far has not officially confirmed the latest shock wave to hit Leno’s show, first reported by L.A. radio K-EARTH 101 and also being reported by the New York Times.

     

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    Black News: latifah Produces Documentary for Vh-1

    February 8, 2010 Leave a comment

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    From AllHipHop.com:

    Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit has inked a deal with VH1 to produce a made for TV comedic drama about two best friends and their views on relationships.

    The untitled flick is set in Atlanta and revolves around two African-American women, Keisha, a former video dancer and Val, an aspiring fashion mogul.

    The movie was written by Stacy Littlejohn, who will also serve as executive producer, along with Queen Latifah and Flavor Unit’s Shakim Compere.

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    Black News: Former NFL Star Warren Sapp Arrested

    February 7, 2010 Leave a comment

    Former NFL star Warren Sapp has been charged with domestic battery in South Florida, and the analyst will not be part of the NFL Network’s Super Bowl coverage on Sunday.

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    Sapp was charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic battery and is expected to appear before a Miami-Dade County judge Sunday, Miami Beach police spokesman Juan Sanchez said.

    The NFL Network spokesman Dennis Johnson released this statement: "We have been made aware of the arrest of Warren Sapp by the Miami Beach Police Department. In light of these circumstances, Warren Sapp will not appear on NFL Network while we review the matter."

    The domestic violence allegation was reported around noon Saturday and detectives interviewed Sapp later that day, Sanchez said. The alleged physical altercation against a female acquaintance took place at 6 a.m. ET Saturday at the Shore Club Hotel, where Sapp was staying, ESPN’s Kelly Naqi reported, according to a source.

    The victim had a swollen knee and bruises on her neck, according to an arrest affidavit. She told detectives that she was partying with Sapp and her friends at the hotel and asked for his room key when she grew tired. Sapp reportedly woke up the victim a few hours later and they started to argue. She told investigators that Sapp started to choke her and pushed her down on a couch.

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    Your Black News: Elliot Millner Speaks on Gilbert Arenas Gun Charges

    January 7, 2010 1 comment

    Elliot Millner, Legal Advisor for the YBW Coalition, had this to say about the gun charges for NBA Star, Gilbert Arenas:

    “It is still very early in the criminal investigation of Gilbert Arenas, and many facts are still unclear, however Arenas could be in some trouble. First, Arenas has prior gun-related charges, having plead no contest to a misdemeanor charge of illegally possessing a concealed weapon while in California in 2003. Also, Arenas not only has D.C. authorities to answer to, but possibly Virginia police as well, given that he transported his guns from Virginia into D.C. It has been mentioned that Arenas may not have had proper registration for the guns in question, and also may have lacked a concealed weapons permit. Virginia accepts concealed weapons permits from certain other states, so that could work in Arenas favor if he had a concealed license permit from another state. In addition, even in regards to registered guns, D.C. prohibits guns deemed to be particularly "unsafe", so if any of Arenas’ guns fall in that category, it could lead to other charges. It has been reported that all of Arenas’ handguns were unloaded, however we do not know if Arenas stored any bullets in his locker also, which could lead to more charges. Some commentators have discussed the idea of Arenas being charged with assault with a deadly weapon, however given the statements made by most who observed the incidents in question, I see that as highly unlikely. The act of Arenas removing the guns from the locker and placing them out in the open (even if unloaded) could be problematic for him as well.

    Ultimately, we will know more about what charges Arenas may face in the next few weeks. It is a sad and ridiculous situation, that was completely avoidable with even a little bit of forethought."

    Michelle Obama Gets into it with PETA

    January 7, 2010 Leave a comment

    No strangers to controversy, the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is up to its old tricks again. This time they’ve raised eyebrows by using an image of Michelle Obama in an anti-fur advertisement without her permission. The White House is not pleased, to say the least.

    The ad in question features the image of the first lady alongside the images of Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks, and Carrie Underwood underneath the slogan, "Fur-free and fabulous!" The ads, which PETA says features "a bevy of the smartest, most stylish, and most influential women in America," are being plastered all over the Washington D.C. Metro mass transit system, in addition to appearing in various magazines and websites.

    While Winfrey, Banks and Underwood are all on record as publicly endorsing PETA’s anti-fur efforts, first lady Michelle Obama cannot endorse special interest groups such as PETA. Thus, the White House is mildly perturbed by the use of the first lady’s image in the campaign

     

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    News: Chris Henry Dead

    December 17, 2009 Leave a comment

    Chris Henry DeadCincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver Chris Henry died in a Charlotte, N.C., hospital this morning, after falling out the back of a pickup truck on Wednesday.

    According to police, a dispute between Henry and his fiancé occurred at his home around noon on Wednesday. The dispute then moved outside with Henry’s fiancé driving away in a truck and Henry jumping in the back of the truck. Somehow, Henry fell out of the back of the truck and was found on the side of the road "suffering from life-threatening injuries," according to police.

    As Henry battled for his life on Wednesday, agent Andy Simms said:

    We ask everyone to pray for Chris. We also ask that you respect the privacy of Chris’ family. Chris is indeed battling for his life tonight, and our thoughts and prayers [are]with him during this extremely difficult time.

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    Your Black News – 10/27/09

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    NFL Player Larry Johnson Apologizes For Using Anti-Gay Slur

    By Associated Press October 27, 2009 5:37 pm

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    Disney’s First Black Princess Arrives At Theme Park

    By News One October 27, 2009 5:07 pm

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    BIZARRE: Col. Sanders Bypasses Security, Enters United Nations

    By News One October 27, 2009 4:38 pm

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    HBCUs Quietly Wage War Against Gangsta Rap

    By News One October 27, 2009 3:40 pm

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    OPINION: Three Reasons Spike Lee Is Wrong About Tyler Perry

    By Dr. Boyce Watkins October 27, 2009 2:54 pm

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    RNC Under Fire For Racist Obama Facebook Picture

    By News One October 27, 2009 2:12 pm

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    Morehouse President Responds To Dress Code Controversy

    By News One October 27, 2009 1:50 pm

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    Police: Man Charged With Stabbing Death Of UConn Player

    By Associated Press October 27, 2009 1:28 pm

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    Beyonce Breaks her silence over Kanye West

    October 7, 2009 Leave a comment

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    Beyonce Knowles is finally breaking her silence aboutKanye West storming the stage at the VMAs to declare that she should have won Best Female Video instead ofTaylor Swift.

    "Well, I knew his intentions, and I knew he was standing up for art; and he told me before, when they said the nominees, he’s like, ‘You have this award,’" Beyonce, 28, told O: The Oprah magazine editor at large Gayle King (viaMTV News) at the Billboard Awards over the weekend, when she was named Woman of the Year.

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    "When they didn’t call my name, he was, like, completely shocked," Knowles says. "And when he walked on the stage, I was like, ‘No, no, no!’ and then he spoke, and I was like, ‘Oh, no, no, no!’"

    Knowles — who handed the mic over to Swift after winning Video of the Year later that night — continues, "But in the end, it ended up being a great night, and Taylor Swift did get her moment — and I didn’t have to make an acceptance speech."

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    Real Housewives Star’s Fiance Dies in Strip Club Fight

    October 3, 2009 Leave a comment

    Kandi Burruss, the newest cast member of the hit reality show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” is coping with the tragic death of her fiancé, Ashley “A.J.” Jewell, who appeared regularly on the show.

    Burruss’ publicist, Lisa Nelson, confirmed to WSBTV.com reporter Brian Johnson that the incident has left the Atlanta "housewife" stunned and speechless. Burruss posted a message on her Twitter page Saturday expressing how the incident has left her devasated.

    "I could never in a million years imagine this happening. Please pray for A.J.’s children … that’s who i’m the most concerned for. I’m about to give my swollen eyes some rest now. I just wanted to say thanks two everyone for their prayers," said Burruss.

     

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    Black News: Well-Known Publicist Gives PR Advice to Kanye West and Serena Williams

    September 20, 2009 Leave a comment

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    Karen Taylor-Bass, a well-known publicist, decided to go out of her way to give some PR advice on how Serena and Kanye can save their damaged public images.  Read what she had to say:

    Kanye West Latest Ego Trip

    “Last night, I was watching the VMA with my 9 year old son, as he was packing his books for school.  As I was explaining to him the significance of the MTV Awards, as a former Music Publicist, the mood shifted from this is cool to … this is crazy.

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