Friday, June 4, 2010
Basketball star Dwyane Wade has been involved in divorce proceedings so contentious that his estranged wife Siohvaughn has fired 9 attorneys. Yesterday the Wades's 2 sons were turned over to their father after an emergency order was granted due to Mrs. Wade interfering with Mr. Wade's visitation privileges. This divorce has been messy, but I hope Mrs. Wade gets a bearing on herself, because 9 attorneys is a lot to be going through in a short period of time. Clearly Dwayne is going to have to write a major check, so perhaps she may need to consult with the former Mrs. Michael Jordan.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Ebony Magazine has hired a new editor-in-chief, Amy DuBois Barnett. Barnett brings a wealth of experience in the print world having run Honey and Teen People magazines in the past. She will have the challenging job of making Ebony relevant again. Technology has rendered the print media an endangered species, and Ebony which was once a staple within the black community is on that list. It was rumored to that Ebony was going to be sold to Magic Johnson earlier this year, but that sale never materialized.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The New York Daily News reports on a crazy story about Blood gang members being busted for running a sex trafficking ring that recruiting girls as young as 15. The girls and women reportedly were beaten and denied food unless they made $500 a day. An unnerving story to say the least but not at all surprising. The crazy world we live in gets crazier by the day.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Ali-Ollie Wilson former lead singer of The Temptations has died after a bout of cancer. He was only 58 years-old. Wilson lead the group during it's 80s resurgence singing lead on the hit "Treat Her Like A Lady." While Wilson wasn't an original member of the group his voice is unmistakable on the group's hit songs during the 1980s when he replaced Dennis Edwards. Prayers go out to his family for their loss.