Published on August 6th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This list features the Top 10 Black News Stories of The Week ending Friday, August 6, 2010. Making the headlines this week include; Billy Dee Williams, Laurence Fishburne, Shaquille O’Neal, Mothers of Professional Basketball Players, and the cop from the “Village People.”


10. Village People Cop Considered for ‘Idol’ Judge?


Victor Willis, the police officer from the Village People, says he is in the running to become a judge on “American Idol.” Read more …


9. Mothers of Professional Basketball Players (MPBP) host First ‘Hoopin’ for Health’ Charity Basketball



The Mothers of Professional Basketball Players (MPBP) square off against the Professional Football Players Mothers Association (PFPMA) in the first-ever “Hoopin’ for Health” Charity Basketball Game on Saturday, August 7 at 6 p.m. at Olympia High School in Orlando, Fla. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the United Negro College Fund. Read more…


8. Celtics sign 15-time All-Star Shaquille O’Neal



BOSTON – Shaquille O’Neal has changed The Big Three of the Boston Celtics into a Very Big Four. Read more …


7. Billy Dee Williams Selling “Mel Gibson Plate Collection”


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6. Chef Arrested for Running Multimillion Drug Ring Out of His Restaurant


Fred Wills Jr., chef and owner of  Big Daddy’s: A Touch of the South restaurant in Virginia Beach, is accused of cooking up something a little spicier than gumbo. How about a multimillion-dollar cocaine and marijuana ring.   read more…


5. Man Accused of Attacking Women With Semen Spray Bottle

Montgomery County Police in Maryland arrested a man who is suspected of spraying at least two women with semen. Michael Wayne Edwards, Jr. was charged with two counts of second-degree assault when he used a pump spray bottle to spray the backs of two women leaving various stores. Read more…  /watch video


4. Laurence Fishburne’s Daughter, Montana, Makes Her Adult Film Debut



As Laurence Fishburne celebrates his 49th birthday today, the famed actor’s name is also making headlines within the adult film industry. The Academy Award-nominated actor’s daughter, Montana, has announced her debut in the forthcoming adult movie, aptly titled ‘Montana Fishburne.’ Read more…


3. Six Teenagers Drown in Red River


Six teenagers drowned in the Red River in northwest Louisiana. Apparently one of the teens stepped off of a ledge and into an 18-foot sinkhole. The others went in to try to rescue the teen, but none of them could swim. Read more…


1. DNA clears Houston man 27 years after conviction


A Houston man is expected to be freed this week after serving more than 27 years in prison — the longest time behind bars of any Texan who has been exonerated – for a rape prosecutors now say he did not commit. Read more…


1. Gunman Was Racially Harassed, Says Girlfriend



The girlfriend of the warehouse driver who went on a shooting spree at a Connecticut beer distributor says racial harassment at work drove him to retaliate – and she has proof. Read more…

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

  1. Shack Says:

    #10 – Good luck….believe they already have a “brother” on the show so his chances are slim!

    #9 – Sounds like a worthy cause.

    #8 – Think Shaq is desperately trying to get as many rings as Kobe. Think its time for him to retire.

    #7 – HILARIOUS-Better than the one for Tiger W.

    #6 – Sad – seemingly had turned his life around. Nice couple, hope its not true!

    #5 – PATHETIC-Homeboy is a kook with obvious psychological issues. How would he like it if someone sprayed his mom or sister?

    #4 – Ditto – I’m sure Furious is FURIOUS. Needs her a$$ whipped. What a Simpleton!

    #3 – Article says it best…Where were the parents? Swimming is a Life Skill!

    #2 – Thanks to science for DNA testing. How many more innocent people have been falsely imprisoned?

    #1 – Again, WE used to not do things like this! But things have gotten so bad homeboy went over the edge but his act cannot be justified.

  2. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Well, I had not heard any of these stories. #5 He needs psychiatric help! #4 Shame on her. #3 The one thing that ticked me off about the article was the comments made Where were the parents? Swimming is a Life Skill! Yes, it is true, however the family feels bad enough without someone writing that in the paper. I’m sure they are already blaming themselves. They now have to have funerals for multiple family members. FYI…You can be a good swimmer and still drown. I know, it happened to my father. Great job Leon.

  3. Shack Says:

    LD-Good points, had not considered it from those angles.

  4. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Shack-Thank you. It was very touchy for me because my father drowned and was a good swimmer and we learned about his death by reading it in the newspaper. Also, these teenagers are from my father’s hometown.

  5. Shack II Says:

    How tragic and my deepest condolences. My mothers family is from La. (Mansfield) and wife (SU Girl) is from Alexandria.

  6. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Shack- Thank you. Louisiana has great places and people, which you can see:-).