Friday, November 20, 2009

Oprah Ending Her Run!

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey will be announcing today that she will be ending her talk show in September 2011. Oprah always has made the right moves, so I'm sure whatever her future holds she'll continue to grace us with her talent. One thing we can say for her is that she's definitely going out on top.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jermaine Dupri Probably Still Laughing!

If Jermaine Dupri was watching his ex-girlfriend Janet Jackson's interview with Robin Roberts last night he probably had a couple of laughs. He stated on Twitter that he was mixing Usher records so obviously he didn't lose any sleep on Janet stating that they're no longer a couple but good friends. Janet really didn't want to deal with the JD question and seemed a little coy when responding. Since the two have been seen together in recent months, Janet's probably telling the world to mind their own business and that her and Jermaine are just fine.

Janet mastered her brother Michael's skill of not really saying much in a 45 minute interview, and the fact that she has the most beautiful smile makes it all easy to digest. Good to see JJ moving on with her life and career and just doing her. She's a legend who deserves peace.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Evan Chandler, Father Of MJ Accuser Commits Suicide!

Evan Jordan, father of Jordan Chandler, the boy who accused Michael Jackson of molesting him 17 years ago was found dead of a gunshot wound in a Jersey City Apartment on November 5. Michael Jackson's world was often bizarre while living, and it would be too simple to assume that things would change in death. The New York Post recounts the specifics of Chandler's world and the fact the Jackson allegedly paid his son $20 million to go away. Evan Chandler and his son Jordan were reportedly estranged at the time of his death, and the father was said to be in ill health.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chicago School President Michael Scott's Death Ruled A Suicide!

Sad news continues to come from Chicago as School President's Michael Scott's body was found yesterday morning with a gunshot wound to his left temple. Described as an eternal optimist, Scott's death has rocked a school system that's dealt with violence and other controversies this year. The Chicago Sun-Times provides additional details on this very sad news.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Still No Progress 25 Years After Ben Wilson's Death!

Ben Wilson was considered the best high school basketball player in the country when he was killed in 1984 by gangs in Chicago. Everyone always talks about the senseless death of Len Bias, but Bias' death was due to the personal choice of ingesting cocaine. Wilson was killed due to senseless violence that 25 years later still permeates our urban areas. The Chicago Sun-Times profiles the lack of progress that has been made in Chicago Public Schools in the 25 years since Ben Wilson's death. Most people seem to think that things are even worse now than they were then. Gang violence continues to be rampant, drugs continue to lure our kids to quick money and education still seems to be at the bottom of the priority ladder.