Published on September 17th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This list features The Top 10 Black News Stories of The Week ending Friday, September 17th, 2010. Making headlines this week include, Nia Long, Danny Glover, Terrence Howard, Steve Harvey, and President Barack Obama.


10. Evan Ross, Nia Long, Danny Glover in ‘MOOZ-lum’


Timing couldn’t have been better for a new film premiering this month set against the politically-charged backdrop of the Sept. 11th attacks, and what it means to be Muslim in 21st century America. Read more / Watch videos…


9. NBA-Baller Caron Butler Takes the Magic Johnson Route



Dallas Mavericks forward Caron Butler learned all about hard work and supporting a family at an early age. As a teenaged father, he worked at a Racine, Wisconsin Burger King, learning the ins and outs of the fast food business– from janitorial to cash register duties. Read more…


8. Terrence & Taraji Return to Host Soul Train Awards


Oscar-nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson will return as co-hosts of the two-hour Soul Train Awards, to be held in Atlanta in November and broadcast on both CENTRIC and BET cable channel CENTRIC. Read more…


7. Steve Harvey Takes Over as “Family Feud” Host


Standup comedian Steve Harvey takes the reigns as host of “Family Feud” this week and he’s excited about making some changes in the long-running show. Read more …


6. Obama’s Children’s Book Already in Top 25


Less than 48 hours after the announcement of President Obama’s forthcoming children’s book, “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters,” the title is a bestseller – landing in the top 25 on and Barnes & as of Wednesday morning based on advance sales, reports AP. Read more…


5. Did Woman Pour Acid On Her Face and Say a Black Woman Did It?


Bethany Storro was once the target of the nation’s sympathy. She is slowly becoming the target of the nation’s suspicion. The 28-year old Storro, who is deaf, said that she was the victim of a random attack. According to Storro, a young black woman came up to her and said, “Hey, pretty girl,” before throwing a cup of acid into her face. Read more…


4. Man Arrested for Using AK-47 to Protect Family from Gang Members



George Grier, who lives in Long Island and was arrested for using an AK-47 assault rifle to protect his family from gang members who were threatening to hurt them. Read more / Watch video …


3. Miss. Gov. Considers Pardon for 2 Serving Life for $11 Robbery



The case of two sisters  sentenced to life in prison for a robbery that netted $11 is the reason this country has more prisoners than any other in the world.



2. Ernest Withers: Key Civil Rights Figure an FBI Informant


If you don’t know the name Ernest Withers (pictured above), I can guarantee that you know of his work. Remember the famous and horrible picture of Emmett Till (pictured below)? Withers took that one. Read more…



1. Cleveland Mother Arrested for Torturing Her Kids in House of Horrors


A 14-year-old boy frantically ran out of his Cleveland home last Wednesday covered in blood. He ran to a neighbor’s house desperately seeking refuge from the woman who had beaten him to a pulp. The monster who had attacked the young boy was his own mother. Read more / Watch video…

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

  1. Shack Says:

    #10- Seems like a “must see” movie
    #9 – Hopeful he can duplicate Magic’s success!
    #8 – Good pairing
    #7 – I’d like to see if SH can pull this off
    #6 – Keep It Coming BHO.
    #5 – Kinda miraculous that the “deaf” victim “heard” someone say something before being attcked!
    #4 – Given all the variables, brother Grier should consider moving.
    #3 – One of many wrongs that have been righted.
    #2 – 80% of me feels he is a sellout. 20% feels somewhat sympathetic since he had 8 kids and needed the money.
    #1 – Talthina Jackson should be ELIMINATED from the human race. Another example of these skank A$$ “Muther Hefers” blessed with children who 1)have NO parenting skills and 2) business attempting to raise them.

  2. Shack Says:

    Leon & Rod – Don’t know if we’ll get anymore responses to these news stories but I’m curious to both your reactions to News Story #2 and my comments on Ernest Withers

  3. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    #10. It may be a good movie.
    #9. That will be nice to see.
    #8. Should be good.
    #7. The show has been interesting with him hosting it.
    #6. Awesome!
    #5. Some people will do anything for attention. Sad either way.
    #4. Good luck.
    #3. No comment…
    #1. I agree with Shack.
    Thanks Leon. Great stories. Sorry for the late response.

  4. Leon Says:

    Shack, in regards to your comments on Story #2, I share the same thoughts.

  5. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Shack my thoughts on #2 is that he was a sellout 100%. I feel no sympathy for a man that would sell his soul. I understand about taking care of family etc. However, what he did changed our history forever and stopped our progress. It may seem a little harsh but like the article says, it makes you wonder who really killed MLK Jr.

  6. Leon Says:

    Good point, Lenora!

  7. Shack Says:

    LD – Understand and identify with your sentiment. But to address the question – WITHOUT A DOUBT MLK, RFK, JFK and Malcolm X were ALL “taken out” by various elements of the U.S. Government!!!

    You reference who really killed MLK – It certainly WAS NOT James Earl Ray. Each great leader was “eliminated” via conspiracy and there were NO Lone assassins including Ray or Sirhan Sirhan. Most people accept the premise that Malcolm died via conspiracy but believe the others were killed by lone nuts. These were ALL well-planned and executed “executions!”