Venus and Serena Become Part Owners of Miami Dolphins (Black Athlete)
….Venus and Serena, the extraordinary Williams sisters, who’ve redefined and colorized women’s professional tennis – have recently purchased, not a restaurant or boutique – but a piece of the Miami Dolphins . . . providing a modern-day example of . . . Black Power….
Fit and Fly After 40 (Black Doctor)
….We all get sidetracked now and then when it comes to exercise, but as we get older and it becomes more and more difficult to maintain our youthful physiques, exercise becomes more necessary today than in the later years. So we asked top fitness experts to create 4 routines that anyone can ease into that all take 20 minutes or less….
8 Foods That Shrink Belly Bloat (Black Doctor)
Benefits of Therapeutic Fasting (Black Doctor)
One on One Interview with Steve Harvey (Final Call)
Soul Train to be Made Into a Movie (NY Daily News)
KRS-One Writes 600 page Hip Hop Bible (A. V. Club)
Obama’s One Term Nightmare (Black News)
Social Security Checks Will Shrink Next Year (Black News)
Dick Gregory on Fast So That Truth about MJ’s Death Will Be Revealed (Afro American)
….All I pray for now is that the truth will be told about what happened and I don’t think it has been yet but people deserve to know. There’s so much that has been kept secret under the pretense of what they call an ‘ongoing investigation….
8 Year Old Boy Has Radio Show to Help Peers (Hometown News)
How to Read the Health Care Debate (Colors)
Civil Rights Commission Needs Replacing, Black Leaders Say (Carolina Peacemaker)
Detroit Residents Protest Removal of Black Doctors (Michigan Citizen)
Should Charities Be Allowed to Run Prisons? (UK Times)
Farrakhan Speaks in Bermuda (Royal Gazette)
….Minister Louis Farrakhan, who lived in Bermuda as a child, was driven to come to the Island last Saturday to use his influence to try and stem the tide of gang violence….
Cynthia McKinney’s Letter from an Israeli Prison (South Carolina Black News)
….I’ve learned an interesting thing by being inside this prison. First of all, it’s incredibly black: populated mostly by Ethiopians who also had a dream. My five cellmates have been here for about six months each. One is pregnant; they are all in their twenties. They thought they were coming to the Holy Land. They had a dream that their lives would be better….
Summer Hair Care Tips (Black Doctor)
The Family That Eats Together, Stays Together (Black Doctor)
Black Reporters Meet with Obama on Air Force One (Pittsburgh Courier)
Obama Snubs Africa, Then African Americans (War on You)
….For Africans and African Americans, the especially high expectations that came with Obama’s presidency are destined to become colossal letdowns. Correcting the past and present wrongs to Africa and African-Americans would take great structural changes in U.S. government policy; away from benefiting a tiny privileged elite and working towards policies that benefit the great majority of people….
4 Boys Charged With Raping 8-Year-Old Girl (LA Times)
….All five children are refugees from the West African nation of Liberia. In some parts of Africa, women often are blamed for being raped for enticing men or for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Victims are often shunned by their families….
Race Plays Role in Lack of Media Coverage of Military Sexual Assaults (About)
Pvt. Lavena Johnson
….I hope you know who LaVena Johnson is. But I’m finding out that very few people do, as compared to Jamie Leigh Jones. There’s a couple of big differences as to why one woman’s story is virtually unknown, while the other was covered by Brian Ross and ABC News. Jamie Leigh Jones is white. She’s alive to tell her tale. LaVena Johnson is black. She’s been dead now for over three years. And until recently, very few people were speaking up for her….
Plans Underway to Developing Federally Recognized Gullah/Geechee Corridor (NPS)
….As part of the management planning process, the commission is seeking public and stakeholder input on how Gullah/Geechee resources, arts, and traditions should be preserved, interpreted, and managed in the future….
Michael Jackson Never Denied His Black Heritage (TWN)
Why I Cry for Michael Jackson (Portland Skanner)
….I cry not only because I will miss his music, his dancing, his giving and generous sprit, I cry because his death represents a very real and everyday tragedy among us–untreated mental illness….
Black Press Photographers Denied Access to Jackson Memorial (Carolina Peacemaker)
Millions of US Moms Know What’s Ahead for Katherine Jackson (Christian Science Monitor)
Philly Swim Club Forces Out Black Children (Huffington Post)
….more than 60 African-American campers from Northeast Philadelphia were turned away from a private swim club because — according to John Duesler, President of The Valley Swim Club — “there was concern that a lot of kids would change the complexion … and the atmosphere of the club”….