Stay up to speed with the current events of the day. Check out BLAM’s HOT TOPICS as it relates to the black experience and beyond. Updated throughout the day!
1. A DAMN SHAME: BLACK MAN RUN OVER, KILLED IN HATE CRIME 2. T-BOZ ENCOURAGES AFRICAN AMERICANS TO BECOME BONE MARROW DONORS 3. TOP 25 AFRICAN AMERICAN CELEBRITIES THAT AREN’T AGING AT ALL 4. THE LIGHTER THE SKIN, THE SHORTER THE PRISON TERM? 5. CELEBRITIES GOT MONEY PROBLEMS TOO!!! 6. OPRAH WINFREY’S NEXT ROLE: HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER
A DAMN SHAME: BLACK MAN RUN OVER, KILLED IN HATE CRIME
“Dedmon murdered this victim because he was a black man,” Smith said. “We do have information that they were rejoicing after killing the victim.” Smith said Dedmon called a friend after the alleged crime and said, “I just ran that nigger over.” (CLICK HERE to read the full story)
T-BOZ ENCOURAGES AFRICAN AMERICANS TO BECOME BONE MARROW DONORS
Sickle-cell disease is inherited and affects 75,000 Americans, many of them African American….our son is one of them. (CLICK HERE to read T-Boz’s article.)
TOP 25 AFRICAN AMERICAN CELEBRITIES THAT AREN’T AGING AT ALL.
Dark skin like Don Cheadle’s is rich in Melanin, a skin pigment produced by the body that works as natural skin protectant from the sun’s rays. The darker the skin the more Melanin is has, the less likely it will wrinkle. Want proof? Check out these fabulous, age 40-and-up celebrities; living proof, that “blacks don’t crack”…(CLICK HERE for the slide show of all 25 black celebs)
THE LIGHTER THE SKIN, THE SHORTER THE PRISON TERM?
The researchers found that light-skinned women were sentenced to approximately 12 percent less time behind bars than their darker-skinned counterparts. Women with light skin also served 11 percent less time than darker women. (CLICK HERE to read the full article.)
CELEBRITIES GOT MONEY PROBLEMS TOO!!!
Prince in foreclosure??? Russesl’s Rush Card Investigated???? Forest Whittaker got tax troubles???? Everyday people ain’t the only one’s with money problems. (CLICK HERE to read the full stories.)
OPRAH WINFREY’S NEXT ROLE: HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER
Oprah revealed that she would be returning this fall to teach a class called ‘It’s Life 101’ about all the stuff she wished someone had told her about how the world really works. CLICK HERE to read the full article.