Monthly Archives: August 2011

From 'Clueless' to jobless: Stacey Dash leaving 'Single Ladies'

"I have to be back in L.A. with my children right now and the 'Single Ladies' shooting location [in Atlanta] makes this impossible," said Dash in a statement to GlobalGrind...

Rice on Cheney book: 'An attack on my integrity'

Speaking in an interview with Reuters, Rice rejected Cheney's contention that she misled President George W. Bush about nuclear diplomacy with North Korea...

Rihanna sues over leaks at $7 million LA-area home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rihanna is suing over a hillside home that she claims has serious structural defects that rendered in uninhabitable...

Autoimmune disease knocks Venus Williams out of US Open

NEW YORK (AP) -- Williams pulled out of the U.S. Open shortly before her second-round match Wednesday, saying she was diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue and joint pain...

The unapologetic homophobia of Tyler the Creator

You really wish that MTV executives would've never put Tyler the Creator on the ballot for Best New Artist in the first place...
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Obama bows to Boehner; jobs speech will be Sept. 8

WASHINGTON (AP) - In agreeing to Boehner's schedule, Obama's address will compete with the opening game of the National Football League season -- a conflict the White House wanted to avoid...

HBO picks up Spike Lee's 'Da Brick' series on Tyson

Da Brick stems from Tyson's 2010 guest appearance on Ellin's HBO comedy Entourage, a series inspired by executive producer Mark Wahlberg's early years in Hollywood...

Will Kanye be Beyoncé and Jay-Z's baby's godfather?

ESSENCE - It hasn't even been a week since Beyonce and Jay-Z broke the news that they're expecting, and it looks like the little one may already have a godfather...

NYPD monitored where Muslims ate, shopped, prayed

NEW YORK (AP) - The focus was on a list of 28 countries that, along with "American Black Muslim," were considered "ancestries of interest." Nearly all were Muslim countries...
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LeBron, Carmelo help pack the house for exhibition

BALTIMORE (AP) - LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul starred in a hastily arranged summer league game Tuesday night that drew an overflow crowd at Morgan State University...
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Did the CBC jobs tour work for black America?

OPINION - While it will take some time to determine the exact number of people actually hired, it is evident that the tour was not an empty publicity stunt...

Suspects of deadly hit-and-run denied bond

Marietta, Ga.- A Smyrna man and Marietta woman charged with the fatal hit and run of 31-year-old Emanuel R. Mitchell will remain behind bars...

Official: Obama uncle here illegally since 1992

BOSTON (AP) - The 67-year-old Onyango Obama is the half-brother of the president's late father. He is originally from Kenya...

Judge OKs lawsuit challenging NYPD stop and frisks

NEW YORK (AP) - Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan is letting proceed a lawsuit that challenges the city's policies as biased, particularly toward blacks and Hispanics...

Allen West considering leaving Black Caucus

Rep. Allen West (Fla.), the lone Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday morning that he is considering leaving the group in light of comments by Rep. Andrè Carson...
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Ex-NBA player Crittenton waives extradition

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton waived California extradition proceedings Wednesday and will be returned to Georgia in connection with his arrest in a murder case...

NFL won't discipline Brandon Marshall

MIAMI - Brandon Marshall will not be suspended by the NFL for an alleged stabbing incident involving Marshall and his wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, in April...

Jaleel White to guest star on 'House' season 8 premiere

Well here's an unlikely pairing--Dr. House and Steve Urkel...
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Obama to address Congress next week on jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asking to speak to both chambers on Sept. 7 at 8 p.m (midnight GMT)...

Yao asks that Hall nomination be put on hold

HOUSTON (AP) - Yao retired in July and was nominated by a member of the Chinese media as a contributor to the game, and would've been eligible for induction as early as 2012...