Archive for August 14th, 2012

Evelyn Lozada Files for Divorce from Chad Johnson After Head-Butting Incident Lands Him Behind Bars

Evelyn Lozada Files for Divorce from Chad Johnson After Head-Butting Incident Lands Him Behind Bars

MARRIAGE OVER:  Evelyn Lozada files for divorce from Chad Johnson Tuesday. Lozada filed for divorce from former NFL player Chad Johnson after he allegedly head-butted her in a domestic violence incident Saturday night. She filed legal documents to end their union saying the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” TMZ reports that […]

by Janet Shan· · Domestic Violence, Entertainment
Hip-Hop Pioneer DJ Afrika Bambaataa Named Visiting Scholar at Cornell University

Hip-Hop Pioneer DJ Afrika Bambaataa Named Visiting Scholar at Cornell University

AP:  “Hip hop pioneer DJ Afrika Bambaataa (bam-BAH’-tah) has been appointed to a three-year term as a visiting scholar at Cornell University.The appointment announced Tuesday was made by Cornell University Library’s Hip Hop Collection in conjunction with the Ivy League school’s music department.Bambaataa will visit Cornell’s upstate New York campus […]

Romney Campaign Cries Like a Baby Over VP Joe Biden ‘Chains’ Remark, Calls it “New Low”

Romney Campaign Cries Like a Baby Over VP Joe Biden ‘Chains’ Remark, Calls it “New Low”

Joe Biden: Romney’s Wall Street will ‘put y’all back in chains’ The Hill:  “Mitt Romney’s campaign issued a scathing statement Tuesday, blasting the Obama campaign for hitting a “new low” after Vice President Biden’s suggestion to voters that the Republican ticket’s economic policies would “put y’all back in chains.” Yawn…. […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections
Jamaican Sprinting ‘Legend’ Usain Bolt Refuses to Run in UK Unless Tax Laws Changed

Jamaican Sprinting ‘Legend’ Usain Bolt Refuses to Run in UK Unless Tax Laws Changed

Jamaican sprinting “legend” Usain Bolt refuses to run in United Kingdom, unless tax laws are changed. UK Telegraph:  “The sprinter, who won gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the Games in London, objects to a law that sees him taxed on global sponsorship and endorsement earnings as […]

by Janet Shan· · Black Sports News, Caribbean News
Constable Brian Bachmann, Civilian Killed in Shooting Rampage by Thomas Caffall Near Texas A&M

Constable Brian Bachmann, Civilian Killed in Shooting Rampage by Thomas Caffall Near Texas A&M

The gunman in the shooting rampage that left College Station Constable Brian Bachmann and a civilian dead, several others wounded, has been identified as Thomas Caffall, described as a “ticking timebomb” by neighbors. Thomas Caffall opened fire on Constable Brian Bachmann when he tried to served an eviction notice. Caffall […]

by Janet Shan· · Gun Violence
Wild Animals Aren’t All Romney’s ‘Bold’ Veep Pick Paul Ryan Likes to Slay, Medicaid and Medicare Too

Wild Animals Aren’t All Romney’s ‘Bold’ Veep Pick Paul Ryan Likes to Slay, Medicaid and Medicare Too

I guess wild animals aren’t all Mitt Romney’s ‘bold’ veep pick likes to slay. Add Medicaid and Medicare to the mix as well. The Yosemite Sam impression didn’t go over well with voters and Romney wisely stayed away from varmint talk this election cycle. Instead of trying to impress the […]

by Janet Shan· · Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan
Poll:  Romney Veep Pick Paul Ryan Among the Least Positive Historically, a Little Better Than Sarah Palin

Poll: Romney Veep Pick Paul Ryan Among the Least Positive Historically, a Little Better Than Sarah Palin

The Obama campaign “Dream Team” — Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan — least positive historically, according to Gallup.   Gallup:  Four in 10 Americans rate Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate as either “excellent” or “pretty good,” while 42% call the choice “only fair” […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections, Polls
‘The Blind Side’ Actress Maria Howell to Play Seeder in Upcoming “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Movie

‘The Blind Side’ Actress Maria Howell to Play Seeder in Upcoming “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Movie

Congratulations to Atlanta-based actress Maria Howell on being entrusted with the role of Seeder in the upcoming “Hunger Games:  Catching Fire,” based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling novel “Catching Fire.” Seeder, a former winner from District 11, she will compete in the 75th Annual Hunger Games. Howell is known for her […]

by Janet Shan· · Black Entertainment News
Barbados to Host African Diaspora Conference “Our Freedom, Our Identity: Uncover, Recover, Discover”

Barbados to Host African Diaspora Conference “Our Freedom, Our Identity: Uncover, Recover, Discover”

Antigua Observer– Barbados will host the 8th Annual African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) conference here next month. The September 17-19 conference, expected to be attended by approximately 400 members of the African Diaspora will be held under the theme “Our Freedom, Our Identity: Uncover, Recover, Discover”. The organisers said the […]

by Janet Shan· · Caribbean News

Demar Perry Kills Ex-Girlfriend Nakisha Jackson, Daughter Kammia Perry in Double Murder-Suicide in Cleveland

CLEVELAND DOUBLE MURDER-SUICIDE: Demar Perry killed ex-girlfriend Nakisha Jackson  and six year old daughter Kammia Perry before taking his life in an apparent double murder-suicide in the 1700 block of Hillview Road in east Cleveland Monday night. Morris said officers were called to a home on reports of shots fired. […]

by Janet Shan· · Murder-Suicide