Archive for May 17th, 2012

Disco Diva Donna Summer Dies at 63 After Battling Lung Cancer

Disco Diva Donna Summer Dies at 63 After Battling Lung Cancer

Disco diva Donna Summer dies at 63 after battling lung cancer. TMZ is reporting that Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, was in Florida, at the time of her death.  Summer, a five-time Grammy Award winner, changed the music world in the 1970s and 80s with hits like “Bad Girl,” […]

by Janet Shan· · Breaking News

Republicans to Resurrect Jeremiah Wright Attacks, Cast Obama As “Metrosexual Black Abe Lincoln”

Republicans plan to resurrect Jeremiah Wright attacks and argue President Obama is “metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.” Um, one word of caution, the Republicans had better watch how they invoke race in their discourse. It will backfire. Jeremiah Wright is so 2008, but Sean Hannity and others are running with it. […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections
Jamaican Dancehall Star Beenie Man Has An Epiphany, Begs Gay Community Forgiveness for Homophobia

Jamaican Dancehall Star Beenie Man Has An Epiphany, Begs Gay Community Forgiveness for Homophobia

Beenie Man, Jamaican dance hall star, is begging for the forgiveness of the gay community for his homophobic lyrics. Um, that is all about money and his career. Nothing more, nothing less. Beenie Man, whose real name is Moses Davis,  apologized for his gay-bashing lyrics in a YouTube video, capping […]

Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown Dies at Age 75 After Battling Pneumonia

Godfather of Go-Go music  Chuck Brown dies after battling with pneumonia. He was 75 years old.  My first experience with the Chuck Brown style came during my undergraduate years at Ohio University. My roommate, Sybil Felton, during my sophomore year was from Washington D.C. and boy did she rock to […]

by Janet Shan· · Black Entertainment News

Two More Polls Show Presumptive GOP Nominee Mitt Romney Leading President Obama Nationally

Trouble for Obama? Two more polls show presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney with a slight lead over President Obama. Washington Times/JZ Analytics poll finds Mitt Romney edging President Obama nationally, 44% to 43%. The key finding from this poll is that  “Obama is doing fine in most categories except young voters, […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections

Census Bureau: White Births No Longer Majority in U.S., Fall to 49.6 Percent of All Births

White births are no longer a majority in the U.S., according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 49.6 percent of all births in the 12-month period that ended last July, according to Census Bureau data made public on Thursday, while minorities — including Hispanics, […]

by Janet Shan· · Race in America