• Music Exec Dies From Wounds Sustained In Hollywood Shootout

    Your Black World reports: Music executive, John Atterberry, 40, died  shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, after being shot last week by a crazed gunman in the heart of Hollywood, said Simi Singer, hospital spokeswoman for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. As previously reported on Your Black World , Atterberry was shot three times in the face and neck while driving through the famous intersectionJOhn of Hollywood and Vine in his silver Mercedes-Benz  during Friday’s shocking attack. Allegedly suicidal over a break-up , Tyler Brehm, 26 , randomly shot and injured three drivers before police arrived and returned fire...

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  • R. Kelly Sells Home To Avoid Foreclosure

    Forget 12 Play , the Pied Piper of R&B is barely avoiding Chapter 12. R. Kelly has placed his Chicago home on the market after he was threatened with foreclosure. The R&B crooner faced losing the property in June after defaulting on his mortgage with JPMorgan Chase Bank. They claimed Kelly had stopped making monthly payments on the suburban property in the summer of 2010, prompting them to take action. Kelly has now decided to sell off the gated home and has placed it on the market for just under $1.6 million, according to the Chicago Tribune.   Read more...

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  • Kirsten West Savali: Think Like A Man: Is Our Economic Growth Worth the Price of Admission?

      By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World I don’t like Steve Harvey — yes, I said it. To be more precise, since I’ve never met the man personally, I don’t like what Steve Harvey represents. There is an arrogance—a barely sheathed tone of alpha-male superiority that permeates everything he spews from politics to relationships—that simply makes my skin crawl. In his controversial “book,” Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man , he presumes that women are so desperate to snare a man that they will blindly lap up advice from one who manipulates his two divorces into a...

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  • My Man: ‘American Gangster’ Frank Lucas Charged With Social Security Theft

    (NY Daily News) — The ending of “American Gangster,” the movie about a Harlem heroin kingpin starring Denzel Washington , might need a rewrite. Frank Lucas , who once ran a billion-dollar business smuggling heroin before going straight, could go to jail for bilking the U.S. government out of $17,300. Now 81 and ailing, Lucas was charged with theft by deception after he allegedly told the U.S. Treasury he lost a Social Security check with funds earmarked for his 15-year-old son and asked for a duplicate, prosecutors said. Then he cashed both checks in Newark, they said. Lucas has denied...

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  • Wife of ‘House of Horrors’ Abortion Doc Arrested For Performing Illegal Late-Term Abortion

    Your Black World reports: Pearl Gosnell , wife of disgraced abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell , 70, admitted Tuesday to performing a late-term illegal abortion at her husband’s clinic, reports the Associated Press. The now closed Women’s Medical Society, described by authorities as a filthy “house of horrors,” was not only the scene of the murder of seven babies, but also a woman who overdosed from a powerful painkiller she was administered while awaiting an abortion. After incomplete late-term abortions were performed at the disgusting clinic, scissors were used to sever the spinal cords of babies who were unfortunately born alive,...

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  • Rags To Riches: Homeless L.A. Man is Now Non-Profit Executive

    (The Grio) — In a time where unemployment is at 8.6 percent and people are losing hope in the economy, one man’s success story inspires others to succeed during the recession. Orlando Ward, who was once homeless, considers himself as “somebody that’s in the hope business” Ward used to live on the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles, however as a former high school basketball star, Ward did not plan on living on the streets. Orlando was recruited by hundreds of colleges and eventually played basketball for Stanford. He then found a job and enjoyed success for a short...

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  • Exit Stage Right: Trump Pulls Out of GOP Debate

    Real estate mogul and celebreality star, Donald Trump , has now pulled out of the scheduled December 27 GOP presidential debate. The real estate mogul announced Tuesday that he was stepping back in order to preserve the option of running for president in case he’s not satisfied that the eventual Republican nominee can defeat President Barack Obama. The conservative website Newsmax was to host the debate Dec. 27. But the debate has been in jeopardy ever since Mitt Romney signaled he would not participate. Other candidates bowed out. Only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum agreed to take part. Many Republican...

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  • South African Woman Arrested For Allegedly Smuggling Cocaine in Her Dreadlocks

    Your Black World reports: When the lush afro of Texas hairstylist Isis Brantley was subjected to a drug and weapons search by  the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, there was an outcry around the globe at the demonization of the ethnic hairstyles of women of African descent. Then Nobanda Nolubabalo had to go and mess it up for everyone. The thirty-three year old South African woman was arrested yesterday after customs officials allegedly noticed a familiar white substance in her dreadlocks. After it was confirmed that the substance was indeed cocaine, Nolubabalo claimed  that a Thailand-based business...

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  • Woman Tries to Smuggle Cocaine Through Airport In Dreads

        According to Madame Noire: The 23-year-old South African woman was caught attempting to smuggle 1.5 kilograms of cocaine in her dreadlocks on a flight to Bangkok. Authorities arrested her and held her in the capital yesterday after customs officers noticed a suspicious white substance in her hair, according to the Daily Mail. After… [Continue Reading]

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  • Oprah Winfrey Goes To Haiti Under Tight Security

        Oprah Winfrey arrived in Haiti on Sunday evening to interview Sean Penn and visit a settlement camp for displaced people run by his aid group J/P HRO. A massive, 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti last January 12th, killing 230,000 and making 1.3 million more homeless. Sean Penn flew to the country to help one… [Continue Reading]

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  • Ex-Ivory Coast President Charged With Murder And Rape

        Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has today been charged with murder, rape, persecution and inhuman acts by the International Criminal Court. The crimes were allegedly committed as his backers fought to keep him in power last year. Gbagbo is the first former head of state taken into custody by the court in The Hague, Netherlands, since it was established in 2002. via Ex-Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo charged with murder and rape | Mail Online .

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  • Fantasia Gives Birth to a New Baby Boy

    The singer Fantasia Barrino has just given birth to a baby boy.  Yesterday, at approximately 1:30 pm EST, the singer was admitted to Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.   The original due date for the child was December 29, but it came two weeks early. Click to read More on BlackLikeMoi.com        

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