African American Issues Archives

Allen Iverson’s Wife Files For Divorce

A week after the Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson announced he was leaving basketball for the rest of the season to be with his sick 4-year-old daughter, the star’s wife filed for divorce in Fulton County Superior Court.

In the divorce petition filed on Tuesday, Tawanna Iverson said her 8 ½-year-long marriage to the guard was “irretrievably broken.” In the petition, Tawanna Iverson asked for temporary and permanent custody of their five children as well as child support and alimony. She did not ask for a specific dollar amount. The children range in ages from 17 months to 15 years.The children and their parents have lived in north Atlanta since August, according to the court filing. Before that, the family claimed homes in Rochester, Mich.; Englewood, Colo.; Denver, Colo.; and Villanova, Pa. READ MORE

Troubled rapper Torrence “Lil Boosie” Hatch continues to add more negative light to his present situation as the Baton Rouge native was charged by Louisiana police officials along with two fellow inmates for attempting to smuggle ingredients to make codeine syrup inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary as reported by CBS affiliate news channel WAFB 9 earlier today.

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The very unique, and sexy Amber Rose was recently granted the opportunity to grace the cove of Vibe magazine. Ms. Rose has become a hot commodity lately and has everyone talking about her every move. In the issue she speaks on every topic we want answers to from , life after Kanye West, what really happened with the homie Reggie Bush, her background, her stardom and more. Below is a little snippet of her in depth interview.

AMBER ON LIFE POST-KANYE:

“What am I supposed to do? Crawl up in a corner and die ‘cause I’m not with Kanye anymore? Am I supposed to go back to the strip club and not take these opportunities that I have?”

AMBER OF HER RELATIONSHIP WITH REGGIE BUSH:

“Me and Reggie [Bush] dated very briefly after Kanye…We were both each other’s rebound and we both knew that and were cool with that.”

AMBER ON WHY HER STORY IS RELATABLE: READ MORE

Police in Toronto, Canada are searching for a man who scammed over $500,000 from a South African promoter, using Hip-Hop artists Drake and Nicki Minaj. Andrew Wilson is accused of portraying himself as a high roller in order to scam people, to support his lavish lifestyle. A private investigator in the United States honed in on Andrew Wilson as a suspect, while investigating phony concert in South Africa. READ MORE

Faith Evans Divorcing Her Husband of 14 Years

Her marriage has apparently been over for several years, but R&B singer Faith Evans has just now gotten around to pulling the plug. The 37-year-old filed for divorce from music executive Todd Russaw on May 17 in Los Angeles County, after almost 14 years of marriage.

Citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ in court papers, the soul music songstress also requested custody of the two children the couple have together, Joshua, 13, and Ryder who is four-years-old. Faith and Todd married in 1997, but according to the divorce petition, the couple separated in December of 2005. READ MORE

There has been some drama over Hangover2, apparently during the sequel, the character played by Zach Galifiankis uses the N- word. Now every one knows that if you are not of African- American decent you cannot use the word. So you can imagine how my how me people who saw the movie reacted towards it when they heard it. I can hear the crickets.

In a recent interview Zach sits down with sources and defends his character’s motivation for using the word. Implying they wanted to they really wanted to push the envelop and reveal how ignorant and stupid his character is. But on the outside looking in critics wouldn’t perceive it as so.

“For someone to say that word so cluelessly, it’s funny because it comes out of a place of ignorance,” Galifianakis explained. “And Alan doesn’t know any better; he’s just an idiot. Anyone who would say that so loosely is an idiot. That word can be very inflammatory but Alan is such a dimwit, it’s not excusable at all but you’re making fun of people that would say that word.”

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Anyone who’s ever been hit by their better half in the middle of the night knows that snoring can be pretty frustrating for the person who isn’t the actual snorer. And anyone who’s ever done the hitting can tell you that it is about as high on the annoyance list as annoyances get.

But most tend to get over it, as their pretty little bird tweets away deep into dreamland. That said, not everyone has to share chambers with Shaquille O’Neal, all 7-1 and 300-pound whatever of him. If your better half sounds like a hummingbird, then this guy has to come off like a full blown diesel semi-engine.

So now we finally get clarification on what the hell happened to the BET Roster and why many celebrities we thought would make the cut got snubbed this year. We get the mishap from the man that runs the show Mr. Stehpen Hill who is the Executive VP of BET sat down and dished to the world on what happened with this years BET Award roster. He speaks on Trina’s vulgar response via twitter and all the support she receive from the other celebs (Read More)

BET.com: How were the nominees chosen for this year’s BET Awards?

Stephen Hill: Like every time, there’s a collection of music industry folks, bloggers, music writers and, most importantly, a collection of fans that were gleaned from BET.com. We call it the Voting Academy. We had fans, music writers, bloggers and music industry folks.

Why wasn’t Trina nominated in the Female Hip Hop category?

Okay, that was because Trina didn’t submit a video that was in during the eligibility period. Let me back up. To be eligible, here’s what you have to have: a video that’s submitted and then first played on BET…between April 1 of one year and March 30 of the next year. So for this eligibility period it would be April 1 of 2010 to March 30 of 2011. She did not release a video to us in that time. “Million Dollar Girl” came in March. I think it was March 12 or so of 2010. And so she was in last year’s nominees for that. While she was featured in Lola Monroe’s video, the rules are you have to release a video of your own. You have to be the primary artist on it. You can’t be just the feature artist and be eligible. So that’s why Lola Monroe was eligible but Trina was not for this year because it came out this year. So I’ve reached out to her camp. I’ve talked to the head of her label. And actually the only reason I might get off this call is because I may be getting a call from Trina while this call is going on.

If she calls you just go ahead and jump off.

And I want to be clear: We love Trina, we work with Trina. She performed “Million Dollar Girl” on Rip the Runway in February of 2010. So we love Trina. We definitely understand that it’s a misunderstanding. And I’ll tell you now, if I were Trina and I’d released something during the eligibility period and it had not been nominated, I probably would’ve had a little bit of side-eye too. But the truth is she just wasn’t in the eligibility period.

Trina wasn’t the only one throwing the side-eye. Diamond shouted her out on Twitter, and even Nicki Minaj criticized the nominees. Does that concern you at all? READ MORE