Daily Archive: July 12, 2013

    FEMA ANNOUNCES MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE NAACP

    Page 1 of 2Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President and CEO Benjamin Jealous signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at the NAACP’s 104th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.The…

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    12-Year-Old Rides Bike To Bank, Robs It

    A 12 year old Detroit boy is in police custody for allegedly robbing a bank in Southfield.Police say the incident happened around 3 a.m. Friday at the Bank of America branch on Greenfield Road near 10 Mile Road, just south of I-696. Officers responded to the scene after receiving a call from the bank’s security monitoring company, who said that…

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    It’s Time For Black Women To Say, ‘Hell No!’

    Over the July 4th weekend, I was in New Orleans with about 500,000 others. It was the Essence Music Festival, and as a 33-year-old Black woman fighting every day for equality and justice, I can’t even describe the feeling of being surrounded by strong like-minded women (and the men who love and support us). Participating in a panel on Saturday ti …

    David Alexander Bullock and Change Agent Consortium (CAC) Denounce $1. …

    Rev. David Bullock and Rev. Jesse Jackson enjoy the revelry at NAACP Freedom Fund WalkJones Day, the law firm hired to handle Detroit’s financial restructuring, has billed the city for $1.4 million in fees for a mere six weeks of work. The fees were approved by emergency manager Kevyn Orr – who just resigned from Jones Day before taking the e…

    Michelle Williams: Not to be overlooked

    Page 1 of 2 Beyoncé Knowles is a megastar and an icon. Her popularity is into the stratosphere. Kelly Rowland has made a name for herself and is on a steady rise as a solo act. But the third member of Destiny’s Child, Michelle Williams, is also a lady of great achievement….

    MASTER P, CYMPHONIQUE AND ROMEO HOST ESSENCE FESTIVAL FAMILY DAY 2013

    Page 1 of 2Master P and his children, Romeo and Cymphonique Miller hosted the Family Empowerment Experience at the Essence Festival, sponsored by Coca Cola, McDonald’s and Verizon. The event took place at the New Orleans Convention Center where thousands gathered being empowered and entertained by the Miller family.The audience members were blown…

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    Celebrity Wisdom

    People in show business are not generally known for the profoundness of the things they say. However, sometimes they say things that are insightful and thought-provoking.Janet Jackson: “As you get older you eventually get to the point — or at least I did — where you say to yourself, ‘You know what? I don’t care what people say or think.’ And tha…

    Beyoncé faces tough criticism

    Page 1 of 2 To say megastar singer/actress Beyoncé knows how to “make a buck” would be putting it mildly. She and husband Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) are among the wealthiest people in show business today.One example of Beyoncé Knowles Carter’s business acumen is the $50 million promotion deal she recently worked out with Pepsi….

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    Queen of Soul cancels concert

    Aretha Franklin has cancelled her July 27 performance at DTE Energy Music Theatre due to health concerns. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Franklin’s public relations team released the following statement today: Dear Fans, Friends and Supporters, Regretfully I must cancel one last time my DTE Energy Pine Knob Music Theatre concert…