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Kelly Rowland reveals baby bump picture on Instagram

Kelly Rowland, the 33 year old r&b singer and Destiny’s Child alum reveals her baby bump on the popular social networking site Instagram. Rowland is in a sitting pose at the gym on a yoga mat. She was married former boxer Tim Witherspoon in Costa Rica in May. Fellow Destiny’s Child alums, Beyonce and Michelle Williams were in attendance at the Rowland-Witherspoon wedding.  

B. Smith, restauranteur and former model diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Barbara Smith (affectionately known as B. Smith), restauranteur, author, designer, decorator and former model diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Smith and her husband (and business partner of 22 years) Dan Gasby, went public with the news in a CBS News interview. At the time she was interviewed Smith could not remember the day, time or year.  She said this made her very sad. “I think the future’s going to be fine,” Smith says. “I’m going to do my best to make it work out for me and Continue reading →

Four-time mayor of D.C. Marion Barry speaks out in new book

Marion Barry, Jr., the 78 year old, four-time mayor of Washington, D.C. speaks out about his 40 years of public service in Washington, D.C. as well as that dreaded night in 1990 at the Vista hotel in his new book “Mayor for Life:  The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.“. Barry asks that the world remember the good that he contributed to the D.C. community and not to dwell on his night at the Vista hotel. “My life didn’t begin at the Vista, and it Continue reading →

Maryland: Tiger Woods returns to golf for Quicken Loans National

On June 23-29 Tiger Woods will compete at the 2014 Quicken Loans National.  The tournament will take place at the Congressional Country Club located 8500 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817. Tiger Woods absence has definitely been felt from the world of golf. “After a lot of therapy I have recovered well and will be supporting my foundation next week at the Quicken Loans National,” he said. Golf fans will be glued to their televisions on June 23-29. The purse for this tournament is $6.5 million, Continue reading →

FREE EVENT: Staples 912 Neighborhood Tech Day F/ Stacy Lattisaw And Sylver Logan Sharp

Staples Neighborhood Tech Day is taking place on Saturday, April 28th. The time for this Free Community event is 8 AM until 9 PM. This is an opportunity to come out to mingle and network while getting your PC Tuned Up for FREE. If that’s not incentive enough then consider the following; R&B and Gospel Music Icon; Stacy Lattisaw will be there from 10 AM until 2 PM signing her book; Renewed. Staples is also bringing you another home grown songstress; Sylver Logan Sharp, formerly of Continue reading →

FREE PC Tune-Up at Staples Rockville 0912 on April 28, 2012

STAPLES #0912 NEIGHBORHOOD TECH DAY Saturday, April 28th (8:00 am – 9:00 pm) Come meet your neighbors and don’t forget to bring your computers to get tuned up. The event and PC tune-ups are FREE!!! 10A-2P Stacy Lattisaw Booksigning Stacy Lattisaw (http://www.stacylattisaw.net/) 10A-2P Sylver Logan Sharp CD signing and handmade jewelry for sale Sylver Logan Sharp (http://www.sylverwear.com/) Tiff Parker, Ms Maryland (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1571897204) Christopher L. Fields, Empowerment Spoken Word Artist (http://www.facebook.com/TheChristopherFieldsProject?ref=ts) Susan Prince of Cadence Marketing (http://www.cadencemarketing.com/) Neighborhood vendors will be set up throughout the day Continue reading →

Staples 912 Neighborhood Tech Day f/ Stacy Lattisaw and Sylver Logan Sharp

STAPLES #0912 NEIGHBORHOOD TECH DAY Saturday, April 28th (8:00 am – 9:00 pm)  Come meet your neighbors and don’t forget to bring your computers to get tuned up. The event is FREE, however the computer tune-ups are $9.99 each. 10A-2P Stacy Lattisaw Booksigning Stacy Lattisaw (http://www.stacylattisaw.net) 10A-2P Sylver Logan Sharp CD signing and handmade jewelry for sale Sylver Logan Sharp (http://www.sylverwear.com) Tiff Parker, Ms Maryland (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1571897204) Christopher L. Fields, Empowerment Spoken Word Artist (http://www.facebook.com/TheChristopherFieldsProject?ref=ts) Susan Prince of Cadence Marketing (http://www.cadencemarketing.com) Neighborhood vendors will be set Continue reading →

Today In Black History: February 12

Today In Black History: February 12 1793 – Congress enacted the first fugitive slave law On this day, Congress passes the first fugitive slave law, requiring all states, including those that forbid slavery, to forcibly return slaves who have escaped from other states to their original owners. The laws stated that “no person held to service of labor in one state, under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such labor or service or Continue reading →

Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies

Excerpt from TMZ: Our sources tell us a member of Whitney’s entourage found her in her oom at the Beverly Hilton hotel … and called hotel security — who then dialed 911. When paramedics arrived Houston was found unresponsive. We’re told police arrived to the scene within minutes and fire was already there on an unrelated call. According to our sources, paramedics performed CPR but it did not work and she was pronounced dead at 3:55 PM. Excerpt from AP: Whitney Houston, who reigned as Continue reading →

Today In Black History: February 11

Today In Black History: February 11 1. 1783 – First black woman preacher in the A.M.E. church Mrs. Jarena Lee was the first black woman preacher in the A.M.E. church. She was born in Cape May (well, maybe Goshen, Cape May) and returns to South Jersey many times in her preaching travels. The woman was absolutely amazing!! To say she traveled extensively does not do justice to the extent of her travels. She began preaching in 1820 and preached throughout PA, NJ, NY. She traveled Continue reading →

Pictures of Beyonce’s Baby, Blue Ivy Carter

TMZ acquires pictures of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter as well as pictures of the couple’s birthing suite. click here or click image above to see more images From this angle it looks like Miss Blue is going to look just like her father. She is very attentive for a newborn.  

Today In Black History: February 10

Today In Black History: February 10   1. 1907 – Grace Towns Hamilton born The first African American woman elected to the Georgia General Assembly, Grace Towns Hamilton was also the first female of her race in the Deep South to hold a public office of such consequence. She was among eight African Americans sent to the state legislature in a special election in June 1965; they were the first to enter the lower house since the end of Reconstruction. Hamilton represented her district in mid-Atlanta continuously for Continue reading →

Today In Black History: February 9

Today In Black History: February 9 1. 1944  – Novelist Alice Walker was born Alice Walker was born on February 9, 1944, in Eatonton, Georgia. She worked as a social worker, teacher, and lecturer and took part in the 1960s civil rights movement in Mississippi. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her 1982 novel “The Color Purple,” and she’s also an acclaimed poet and essayist. 2. 1971: Baseball great Leroy “Satchel” Paige was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame After playing against Paige, Dizzy Continue reading →

Today In Black History: February 8

Today In Black History: February 8 1. 1990 – Andey Rooney suspended for racist comments Andy Rooney, a CBS “60 Minutes” commentator, received a 90-day suspension from work because of racist remarks about African Americans attributed to him by Chris Bull, a New York-based reporter for “The Advocate,” a bi-weekly national gay & lesbian newsmagazine published in Los Angeles. Bull quoted Rooney as having said during an interview: “I’ve believed all along that most people are born with equal intelligence, but Blacks have watered down Continue reading →

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Actor, Ben Gazzara Dead at Age 81

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ and ‘The Big Lebowski’ actor, Ben Gazzara dead at Age 81. Longtime family friend Suzanne Mados said Gazzara died Friday in Manhattan. Mados, who owned the Wyndham Hotel, where celebrities such as Peter Falk and Martin Sheen stayed, said he died after being placed in hospice care for cancer. She and her husband helped marry Gazzara and his wife, German-born Elke Krivat, at their hotel. (AP)

Legendary Corner Man For Muhamad Ali, Angelo Dundee Dead at 90 [video]

Hall of Fame trainer and corner man for Muhamad Ali, Angelo Dundee dies at age 90. Dundee died in his Tampa Bay, Florida apartment surrounded by family and friends. He was admitted to the hospital last week for a blood clot, and spent a short stint in rehabilitation before he returned home. “He was coming along good yesterday and then he started to have breathing problems. My wife was with him at the time, thank God, and called and said he can’t breathe. We all Continue reading →

Singer David Peaston Famous For Singing ‘God Bless The Child’ Dead At Age 54

Rhythm and Blues singer David Peaston died on Wednesday. He was 54. At this time there is no known cause of death. Peaston was famous for singing ‘God Bless The Child”. EUR received this note of remembrance from his friend, singer Cheryl Pepsii Riley: “David Peaston and I were, in the beginning, the only secular artists doing Gospel traveling plays. Back then there were just about 4 shows out so they stayed out a long time. I met David doing the show “Momma Don’t”. We ended Continue reading →

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Stupid Hoe’ Video Banned From BET

BET (Black Entertainment Television) bans Nicki Minaj‘s new video entitled “Stupid Hoe”. Hopefully this is a step in the right direction with letting artists know “WE the People” will not tolerate such foolishness as Nicki Minaj‘s new video “Stupid Hoe”. This is a sign to our youth to upgrade instead of downgrade their music lyrics and music videos. Sources tell TMZ that BET finds Minaj’s video too explicit to run on their station. This is great considering BET has come a long way since it’s Continue reading →

Don Cornelius Dies of Apparent Suicide

Long time host of Soul Train Don Cornelius dies of apparent suicide. Cornelius was found dead in his Sherman Oaks home. His body was found this morning 4:00 a.m pacific standard time. His death was inflicted by a gunshot wound to the head. Cornelius was 75. source: TMZ  

Welcome Back Kotter Star Dies In New Jersey

“Welcome Back Kotter” start Robert Hegyes died on Thursday in New Jersey. He was 60. Hegyes was rushed to a New Jersey hospital in cardiac arrest. Hegyes played Jewish Puerto Rican Sweathog Juan Epstein on the popular television series “Welcome Back Kotter” as well as had a role on “Cagney & Lacey”. The Flynn & Son Funeral Home in Fords, N.J., said it was informed of Hegyes’ death Thursday by the actor’s family. (AP) He was reunited with his Sweathog classmates at the TV Land Awards Continue reading →

Terrence Howard says he married a racist

Actor and singer, Terrence Howard filed for divorce in L.A. County Superior Court after one year of marriage. Howard claims his estranged wife Michelle is a racist. He claims his wife called him names like “monkey” and n**ger” according to court documents obtained by TMZ. Also according to documents obtained by TMZ, Howard says his wife would get upset and say things like, “[I] never wanted to marry a n**ger in the first place” and “[I] definitely didn’t want to be the step mother of some Continue reading →

Etta James is terminally ill

Lupe De Leon (manager of six-time Grammy Award winner Etta James) tells Entertainment Weekly that 73-year old, Etta James is in the final stages of leukemia. De Leon has been the manager of the iconic soul singer Etta James for 30 years. “Etta has a terminal illness. She’s in the final stages of leukemia. She has also been diagnosed with dementia and Hepatitis C. She’s in a home right now and mostly sleeps,” De Leon says. “She is under the care of a live-in doctor from Riverside Community Continue reading →

R&B singer Vesta Williams found dead in L.A. hotel room #rip

CORRECTION: According to AP, Williams was 53. —————————————————————– The music world has lost another notable. Celebrities are tweeting (see tweets below) about the passing of r&b legend Vesta Williams, who was reportedly found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room. Williams was 47. No cause of death as of yet. “Congratulations” was the first song that I ever heard by Vesta Williams.  CELEBRITIES TWEET THEIR CONDOLENCES OfficialKimora Kimora Lee Simmons H :R.I.P. Ms. Vesta Williams. Wht a tremendous talent+great soul! ‘Cuz as long as I can breathe, you’ll Continue reading →

PETA plans to get its message across by promoting nudity and more

Wow! What in the world are things coming to? Norfolk, Virginia based PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) plans to get its message across by promoting nudity as well as porn. Several stars including Eva Mendes (see photo above), Dennis Rodman, Chad Ochocino and Pamela Anderson have disrobed (see images below) to assist PETA with getting their message across. Dennis RODMAN Chad  OCHOCINCO Pamela ANDERSON Spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt said in a telephone interview on Tuesday that PETA has applied with the ICM Registry Continue reading →

R.I.P. Nick Ashford; legendary singer dies at age 70

Legendary Motown singer (Nickolas) Nick Ashford dies at age 70 at a New York City hospital, according to his publicist Liz Rosenberg. He suffered from throat cancer. Ashford was one-half of the legendary duo Ashford and Simpson, which consisted of Nick Ashford and his wife Valerie Simpson. The duo wrote some of Motown’s biggest hits including but not limited to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Reach Out And Touch Somebody’s Hand” by Diana Ross and “You’re All I Need To Get By” by Marvin Gaye Continue reading →