Published on July 9th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This list features the Top 10 Black News Stories of The Week ending Friday, July 9, 2010. Making the headlines this week includes a stumbling Alicia Keys, shocking allegations against ‘Urkel’, a woman loses her ear, Serena discusses her ‘ Butt’, and Lebron makes his decision.


10. Who gets paid what in the Obama White House


President Obama didn’t get a raise last year — nor did most of his senior staff. Read more …


9. ‘Urkel’ Investigated for Domestic Violence




Jaleel White, best known for his role as Steve Urkel on “Family Matters,” is being investigated by California police for allegedly assaulting his baby mama. Read more …


8. Fans fight for pardon of boxer Jack Johnson


RENO, Nevada (AP) — A century ago, black heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson reached the pinnacle of his career when he defeated “Great White Hope” Jim Jeffries in Reno in what was billed as the “Fight of the Century.” One hundred years later fans of the legendary fighter are still seeking a posthumous presidential pardon for Johnson, saying that his later conviction for transporting a woman across state lines for immoral purposes was steeped in racism. Read more …


7. Bill Cosby on education, responsibility at Essence


Bill Cosby used his trademark humor and storytelling style to chide hundreds at the Essence Music Festival’s empowerment seminars into talking to their children about real life and, in the process, keeping it simple. Read more


6. Mary J. Blige Accepted Into Howard University


This fall, Mary J. Blige will be among the freshman class at Howard University in Washington. Read more …


5. Serena Williams Discusses ‘Massive Butt’ In Harper’s Bazaar



In Harper’s Bazaar, tennis star Serena Williams talked about accepting her body.  In the August issue, Serena says that growing up, she always wanted to have a body like her sister, Venus, but is now happy about what she has. Read more …


4. Pregnant Alicia Keys Falls During Performance at Essence Festival


Pregnant R&B singer Alicia Keys fell during a performance at the Essence Music Festival. While walking on four-inch heels, she slipped and fell on the stage, landing on her bottom. Read more / Watch video …


3. Ohio Woman Has Ear Bitten Off In Fight With Neighbor


An Ohio woman had her ear bitten OFF in a fight with her neighbor! Cleveland Police say Lachelle Johnson got into a fight with her neighbor and during the vicious attack, the neighbor bit off part of her ear. Read more / Watch video …  


2. LeBron Sued by Man Claiming to be His Father


According to TMZ … LeBron James and his mother Gloria James are being sued for millions by a man who claims he tried to prove he’s the NBA star’s biological father — but LeBron and his mom tampered with the evidence in a diabolical cover-up. Read more


1.King James Has Decided. He’s Going to … Miami!



OK, finally the drama is over. In front of a national and international audience of millions, Lebron James has decided he will … take his game to Miami as had been speculated and reported. There he will join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in search of an NBA championship. Read more …

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5 Responses to “Top 10 News Stories of The Week”

  1. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Great News stories Leon. #9. Didn’t your mother teach you to never hit a woman? Walk away.#8. That’s interesting. #7. Good for him. #6. Good for her. Education is so important. Knowledge is the key that opens up many doors. #5. We always want things we don’t have, be proud of what you have. I’m glad that she has come to terms with herself. #4. She got up and kept moving. Maybe she will lower the heels on her shoes now. I’m glad her and the baby are okay. #3. That was not a fight, that was a beat down. Her ear being bitten off is not her only injury. What does the other person look like? If you’re that angry with a neighbor or anyone, you need to get away from them until you cool off. That is ashame. #2. Lebron James doesn’t know who his father is? Either way, he did not step up and raise him, now he wants to take his money.#1. Miami Heat!!! Super job Leon. Thank you.

  2. Leon Says:

    Thanks Lenora!

  3. Trisha Says:

    Wow, I actually beat Shack to the comment, let see.
    10. Nice that no one was given a raise but with the cuts in Medicare they should have also taken a cut in their health care coverage.
    9. Why is hitting someone so automatic? No it is not okay.
    8. Obama, sign it already.
    7. A good example to follow.
    6. Good for her. Will she attend classes in person or via the internet, will she pledge, stay in dorms. Enjoy it all.
    5. We all have are insecurities, nice to see someone proud of who they are.
    4. She does not need 4″ heels to sing or play the piano. I would be happy to watch a concert even if she was in house slippers.
    3. Any relation to Mike Tyson?
    2. Now, just cause a man can dunk does not make him. Those pictures arent even close. Now another DNA test might be in order but those pictures do no prove anything.
    1. I called it Leon, MIAMI. The city of Cleveland needs to grow up and thank Lebron for 7 great years. He deserves a good shot at a championship.

  4. Shack Visiting SC Says:

    #10 – Poor Barack – its taking longer than anticipated to get us out of this mess so maybe its best no one gets a raise.
    #9- Last week he was gay and now he’s beating up baby’s mama – what’s Up?
    #8- This is LONG overdue
    #7- What would we do w out the great BC?
    #6 – Its never too late
    #5 – Serena’s too much of an exhibitionist for me. Prefer Venus’ sense of style and decorum but I can’t get mad when I look at Serena!
    #4 – Take it easy AK. You already did too much at the BET Awards jumping on that piano tyring to show off for Prince.
    #3 – That’s Life in da hood
    #2 – I’m skeptical but it seems plausible
    #1 – LJ asked for this (overblown specticle) and he got it. Now the folks in Cleve are all pissed off. I don’t think they’ll win it all next season but in a few years its a possibility. Cleve owner is a kook! Lets see how it all plays out.

  5. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Shack that’s funny, I almost said the exact same thing about Jaleel White. LOL!