Published on August 27th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This list features the Top 10 Black News Stories of the Week ending, Friday, August 27th, 2010. Making the headlines this week include, Wesley Snipes, Tiger Woods’ ex, Dominoes Pizza,  ‘Beat Whitey night’, and Using a Sex Toy.


10.Wesley Snipes avoiding jail time


Film star Wesley Snipes does not have to report to prison next week as directed by the U.S. Marshal’s office, a federal judge in Florida said. Read more…


9. Driver was Using Sex Toy When Stopped for Tinted Windows


In Elmwood Place, Ohio a police officer who stopped a car because it had illegally tinted windows,  got a serious shock when he looked inside. Read more…


8. Ghetto Fabulousness Does Pay Off … Ask Antoine Dodson


Ah yes, once you’ve seen him, how can anyone forget the one and only Antoine Dodson. Remember the young man, who is commonly mistaken for a woman, in Huntsville, Ala. who spoke to the press about the “bed intruder?”  Read more / Watch videos


7. Elin Nordegren Breaks Silence: ‘I’ve Been Through Hell’


Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren said she has “been through hell” since her husband’s cheating scandal surfaced but she never hit him, according to an exclusive People magazine interview released Wednesday. Read more…


6. Georgia Woman Charged Extra by Nail Salon for Being Overweight


It’s normal practice for nail salons to charge for extra designs and services, but what about extra weight? According to WSB TV, that was exactly the case for Michelle Fonville. Read more / Watch video black voices


5. Black kids allegedly declare ‘Beat Whitey Night’ at fair



Des Moines police are investigating a string of attacks centered around the Iowa State Fair, and say they may be racially motivated. Read more / Watch videos


4. Domino’s Delivers Racist Receipt to Customer: ‘N*GGER DON’T TIP’


To all of those who believe that this is a post-race society, please explain this. How is it that a black woman in 2010 cannot order a pizza without getting called the N-word? Read more…


3. 4-year-old puts used condom in mouth at Atlanta hotel, may have herpes



A 4-year-old boy may have a sexually transmitted disease after authorities say he found a used condom at an Atlanta area hotel and put it into his mouth. Read more / Watch video


2. Prepping Your Kids for College


The first year of college is the riskiest for African Americans; one out of two black freshmen this year will not finish. UNCF president Michael Lomax points out ways that parents can help their kids overcome the pitfalls. Read more…


1.   Mom offers low cost swim lessons for hundreds


After her son Josh’s drowning four years ago, Wanda Butts started a program to teach inner city children how to swim.  More than 800 kids have taken the lessons. Read more.. 

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

  1. Shack II Says:

    #10- Nino gets a reprieve!
    #9-If the sex toy had eyes and legs, it would run away from Ms. Hamilton who resembles Jamal Wilkes from “Cornbread, Earl & Me” on a bad hair day!!-LOL”
    #8 – Life In Da Hood!
    #7 – Not a bad pay day ($100M) for almost six years of marriage and two kids. No “Hell” is going through that (like many other women have) and coming out with NOTHING! Like she could have earned THAT Much on her own-Please!
    #6 – I’ve never understood why sisters go to these people (Asians) in the first place for hair and nails. They don’t respect Blacks. Surely there are Black owned establishments where better service and treatment is rendered.
    #5 – this took place IN IOWA?? – Wow!!
    #4 – Absolutely Unbelievable..Pathetic!
    #3- Ditto…POOR KID!
    #2 -Great advice – I can relate!
    #1 – Grand, Noble Gesture!

  2. Leon Says:

    Shack, here’s a couple of responses to your comments.

    #9. That’s cold. lol
    #6. The sisters in the Los Angeles area have told me that when it comes to nail shops, Asians own the market.

  3. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    10. Interesting. Has he paid his taxes?
    9. Scarry. Some people are just… Maybe I will write a book called life for dummies…lol!
    8. Wow!
    7. I don’t know what to say about that. He will make the money back in no time.
    6. Asians do own the market for nail shops and a lot of the shops owned and run by AA are in the parts of town where you might get your brains blown out just for taking a glance at someone or they are in the shop gossiping and taking their time talking to each other while you wait.I do prefer to go to someone that speaks english. That is very rude to assume that overweight people are the only ones that can break their equipment. Get insurance and not try to punish people for their weight.
    5. That is sad.
    4. Sounds like a lawsuit to me.
    3. Really sad!
    2. We need education. That is good advice.
    1. Good for her!
    Good job. I had not heard any of these stories.

  4. Leon Says:

    Lenora…in response to your comment/question on #10 / W.Snipes.
    Snipes has paid a portion of the taxes he owes.
    Also, keep in mind that this ruling by the judge by no means exonerates Snipes, it is a temporary motion to give the judge some time to decide if Snipes deserves another trial.

  5. Roy Says:

    All you guys, go back to bed.

  6. MikeThompson Says:

    great post as usual!

  7. Leon Says:

    Thanks Mike!