Published on September 3rd 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This list features The Top 10 Black News Stories of The Week ending Friday, Sept.3rd, 2010. Making the headlines this week include, T.I., Diddy, Ron Isley, Serena Williams, Jimi Hendrix, MJ’s Brother Randy, a Gun-Toting Granny, and the War song, “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”


10. Serena to Potential Dates: ‘Call Me, It’s That Easy’


 Serena Williams says she’s single and ready to mingle. After ending her two-year relationship with rapper/actor Common in April, the tennis star tells People magazine she’s on the hunt or Mr. Right. Read more..


9. Takers’ Took Just Enough to be No. 1


Takers’ took a “W” this weekend with box office sales topping $20.6 million. Read more…


8. Ron Isley Talks Prison, Taxes, R. Kelly and more


Ron Isley sat down with Vibe magazine to discuss his 37-month federal prison sentence for tax evasion, plans for a new album featuring the likes of Lauryn Hill, T.I. and Aretha Franklin, and his relationship with R. Kelly. Read more…


7. Ex-Bad Boy Exec: Diddy Fired Me Because I’m Old!


A woman who claims she launched Puff Daddy‘s career is suing the hip-hop mogul for $12 million — claiming he fired her from his Bad Boy record label because she was old and disabled. Read more…


6. T.I. Arrested on Drug Charges


Rap star T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle were arrested on drug charges last night after police smelled alleged marijuana wafting from their vehicle, the AP is reporting. Read more…


5. MJ’s Brother Randy Jackson Pays for Child’s Surgery


Michael Jackson’s brother Randy has donated $60,000 to a Children’s Hospital patient in Los Angeles to pay for her medical bills – just as he had promised. Read more…


4. War sues Pepsi over “ Why Can’t We Be Friends”


The 1970s soul-funk band, War is declaring war on Pepsi in the form of a lawsuit. War has filed a lawsuit against a Pepsi Max Commercial (see video) that uses their song Why Can’t We Be Friends? Read more / watch video


3. Gun-Toting Granny Shoots Intruder During Robbery




It was 3 a.m. on Monday morning when Ethel Jones, a 69-year-old grandmother, heard some noises outside her Decatur, Ga., home. Read more…


2. How Jimi Hendrix Changed Race in Pop Music


It was forty years ago, September 18, that arguably the greatest electric guitarist to ever live, Jimi Hendrix, passed away. His legacy as an innovative genius is not in question. Read more…


 1. Black Students Among Inventors of Electric Car


My hat is tipped off to our young Black geniuses today. A  group of high school students at De LaSalle High School in Kansas City, Miss. have taken part in a project that will go into history books. Read more…

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

  1. Shack Says:

    #10 – SW will get calls but she needs to be less of an exhibitionist in my opinion.
    #9 – Good for them…like to see it myself
    #8 – Sounds feasible!
    #7 – Ditto!
    #6 – Dumb-do your drugs at home and not out riding around in your car.
    #5 – Comendable-my Michael must have had long coat tails $$-wise cause RJ hasn’t earned enough on his own to be able to donate $60k!!
    #4 – Seen/heard this commercial and wondered if they (Pepsi) had taken care of business. Apparently they did not – Pepsi better pay up!
    #3 – Must be related to Cleopatra J.
    #2 – Saw a documentary on JH last week – fascinating couldn’t stop watching.
    #1 – Great Story

  2. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    #10. Serena’s ready to mingle already. Interesting.
    #9. I have not seen or heard anything about this movie.
    #8. People, please…Just pay your taxes!
    #7. Interesting, I’m not sure she has a clear perception of what really happened. She should just move on.
    #6. That’s just stupid! I was in the car one day with the windows rolled up and a huge truck was on the side of us and you could smell the strong aroma of marijuana coming from the truck. It smelled like they were having a smoke party in the back of the truck.
    #5. That’s very sweet. I enjoy hearing stories like this.
    #4. Pepsi is too big of a company. They know better!
    #3. You do what you have to do to protect yourself.
    #2. Jimi Hendrix was awesome!!!
    #1. Good for them!
    Thanks Leon…Great stories!

  3. Rod Moore Says:

    Great article on my man Jimi. The first album I ever bought was a hendrix album & ive been a fan since. What an impact from such a short career. Hopefully I can visit the museum dedicated to him in seattle. I heard it is awesome.