HAMPTON, VA –
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in conjunction with the CIAA Executive Committee welcomes six individuals and one team into the John B. McLendon, Jr. Hall of Fame.
Honorees will be enshrined on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Charlotte Convention Center at 11:00am.
The McLendon Hall of Fame’s newest neophytes have earned top recognition on the playing field, in their communities and have been staunch supporters of the CIAA.
MADISON, Wis. -- A University of Wisconsin student alleged that an athletic department official grabbed his crotch at an alcohol-fueled party during the football team's trip to the Rose Bowl, according to an independent report released by the school on Tuesday night.
The report says the student alleges former senior associate athletic director John Chadima put his hand down the student's pants at the end of a party in Chadima's suite at a Los Angeles hotel on Dec. 31.
NEW YORK (BP) -- Here is a very memorable e-mail the "Batchelor Pad" received after LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were eliminated by Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic in the 2009 NBA Eastern Conference Finals in April of that year.
I want first say that I have been listening to you show since last year. This is the only sports radio show that I listen to. Its very informative and you guys lay down the truth.
I don't follow ESPN or the other racist mainstream networks so I get most of my sports news from your website and other progressive blogs.
HOUSTON -- One-time NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has made a worldwide name for
himself sponsoring humanitarian projects and noble causes in his native
Africa, so it was only natural that two State Department officials would
meet with him in November 2010 as part of his effort to bring more
attention to the bloody trade in conflict minerals that has bedeviled
his homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Less than two weeks later, according to a U.N. report, Mutombo was in
New York on a more personal cause — trying to interest a Houston oil
executive in a $10 million deal to buy 1,045 pounds of gold from the
mines of eastern Congo, the heart of the conflict mineral trade.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- American Urban Radio Networks and the Black College
Football Hall of Fame are proud to announce the 2011 SBN Sports Black
College All-American (BCAA) Team.
They will be honored at the 38th
Annual BCAA Awards Reception and during the Black College Hall of Fame
Enshrinement Ceremony, February 17-18, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia along
with SBN’s 2011 Black College National Champions, the Winston-Salem
State University Rams.
2011 SBN All-American Team is lead by several players from Norfolk
State, Jackson State and Winston-Salem State.
-- For the second
time this month, a highly controversial homework assignment involving
slavery has led to stunned outrage, this time just outside of Detroit.
The assignment asked sixth grade students at Strong Middle School to
pretend that they were slaves as apart of a black history lesson.
Jessica Gibson, 27, said that her 11-year-old son Taylan brought the assignment home from school,which read
"Pretend that you are a slave in the southern United States. Write a
journal/diary memoir about your life.
By 24/7 Wall Street (24/7wallstreet.com)
Facebook currently has more than800 million users
Any company of this size is sure to have some detractors. Compared to
other leading social media sites, however, Facebook has thelowest customer satisfaction score
from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The site has repeatedly
irked users by neglecting personal privacy. Notable events include the
introduction of facial recognition software, which spurred an
investigation by the European Union, and the Facebook timeline.
Reuters-By Philip Pullela
ROME (Reuters) - The Coast Guard
officer who ordered the captain of the capsized Italian cruise ship to
go back aboard unwittingly became an instant hero on Wednesday, credited
with saving the national honor on one of its darkest nights.
Italy has become enthralled with the tale of two captains.
One is Coast Guard Captain Gregorio De Falco, who furiously ordered the skipper of the Costa Concordia to return to his ship and oversee the rescue operations.
The other is Captain Francesco Schettino
- whom newspapers have branded a coward for fleeing in the face of
adversity and who is now under house arrest, accused of multiple
manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. Ken Taylor has been recognized by Who's Who of Atlanta and the Top 25
Atlanta Doctor ranking and is a member of the Atlanta Medical
Association, Georgia Medical Association and the National Medical
ATLANTA -- While
many Americans are focusing on the most popular health resolutions - to
lose weight, eat better, exercise more or quit smoking - far too many
will overlook three commonly ignored but critically important health
OBGYN and women's health expert Dr.
MIAMI -- When Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream, this likely wasn't what he meant.
A flyer promoting a Miami
strip club's "I Have a Dream Bash" featuring MLK holding wads of cash
next to scantily-clad women has its creator taking plenty of flack.
Miami Beach graphic
designer Jeffrey Darnell Paul says he didn't realize the flyer, made for
The Office strip club at 250 Northeast 183rd Street, would generate the
controversy it has.
"I wasn't trying to
disrespect anybody...it wasn't on my mind that it would escalate to
something like this," Paul told NBC Miami Monday.
By JoNel Aleccia
officials have fined the American Red Cross nearly $9.6 million for
sloppy and unsafe blood management practices, the second
multi-million-dollar penalty levied against the agency in the last two
and Drug Administration fine follows inspections at 16 Red Cross blood
centers between April and October 2010 that revealed ongoing problems
that appeared to endanger donors and to allow potentially contaminated
blood into the nation’s supply.
An FDA spokeswoman said the agency found no evidence of actual harm to blood recipients and that officials remain
NEW YORK (BP) -- Here are the latest sports news and notes within the HBCU community.
NCCU Athletics Director Honored for Volleyball Career at Alma Mater
Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree, Director of Athletics at
North Carolina Central University in her hometown of Durham, N.C., has
been selected for induction into the George Washington University
Athletic Hall of Fame.
four-year standout for the Colonials volleyball program, Wicker-McCree
will join seven other inductees in the Class of 2012 for the hall of
fame induction ceremony on Feb.
NEW YORK -- The Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comment on a
petition seeking to eliminate the sports blackout rules, which prohibit
MVPDs from carrying an event that is blacked out on local broadcast TV.
petitioners say the rules block consumers' access to local sports
events and argue that sports leagues "could privately negotiate the same
results that the rule affords, and therefore the commission's rules,
which tacitly endorse these private contracts, are unnecessary," the FCC
pointed out in announcing the comment dates for the petition.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- New York Times
reporter Jodi Kantor released a new book yesterday about the Obamas titled, appropriately,The Obamas.
It’s clear from promotional materials and Kantor’s own interviews that
what’s different about this book is its positioning of first lady
Michelle Obama as the pivotal character in the unfolding drama of this
In doing so,The Obamastakes a hard look at the
adaptations and transitions required when a partnership of equals
suddenly becomes a scrutinized hierarchy.
NEW YORK -- Third grade math is not normally the course where students are taught
about beating slaves and dehumanizing labor.
But two teachers at Beaver
Ridge Elementary School in Atlanta thought it was a perfectly normal
“Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?”
“How many baskets of cotton did Frederick fill?
CANTON, Ohio -- Two first-year eligible nominees – coach
Bill Parcells and tackle Will Shields – are among the 15 modern-era
finalists who will be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall
of Fame when the Hall’s Selection Committee meets in Indianapolis, Ind.
on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.
Joining the first-year eligible, are 12 modern-era players and a
contributor. The 15 modern-era finalists, along with the two senior
nominees announced in August 2011 (former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback
Jack Butler and former Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins guard Dick
Stanfel) will be the only candidates considered for Hall of Fame
election when the 44-member Selection Committee meets.
NEW YORK -- Stepin Fetchit was a famous (some would say infamous)
African-American film actor from the 1920s and 1930s who achieved
unprecedented fame and popularity during a period of history when black
people faced immense prejudice and legal restrictions.
Fetchit, whose real name was Lincoln Perry, gained extraordinary
notoriety by depicting the worst possible racialist stereotypes of black
people – the characters he played were invariably stupid,
anti-intellectual, bug-eyed, lazy, shiftless, superstitious and
subservient to whites.
NEW YORK -- The Bowl Championship Series is being accused by members of the black
press of discriminating against them and denying them media
A letter from Chico C. Norwood, Managing Editor of the Hub
City News in Los Angeles, wrote a letter expressing concern about the
December 27, 2011
Mr. Bill Hancock
Bowl Championship Series
Dear Mr. Hancock:
My name is Ms. Chico C. Norwood and I am the managing
editor/sports editor of the Hub City News, a local African American
newspaper serving theLos Angelesarea community.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Batchelor Pad show
has been selected for the
Award in the
Family & Business Entertainers
category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses
throughout the country.
Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe
have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business