Published on September 24th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This list features the Top 10 Black News Stories of The Week ending Friday, September 24, 2010. Making the headlines this week include, El DeBarge, Jesse Jackson Jr., Aretha Franklin’s son, Bishop Eddie Long, and a 2-year-old smoking pot.


 10. El DeBarge’s Graces Ebony’s October Cover


For the upcoming October issue of Ebony magazine, El DeBarge continues his quest back into the top spot of the entertainment industry by being the cover story. Read more…


9. Aretha’s Franklin’s Son Released From Hospital



Detroit News reports that Eddie Franklin has checked himself out of the hospital. Law enforcement officials told the outlet that they’re “waiting for him to file a police report,” said Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens. “When our officers went to talk to him at the hospital, he had already checked himself out and left.” Read more…


8. Lady Calls Neighbor The N Word 



7.  500-Pound Teen Dies in Fire, Too large for Rescuers to Lift


According to WREX in Rockford, Ill., a fire began in a one-story home just before 4:00 a.m. Monday. The two parents, Joe and Delores Herron, escaped, but when firefighters arrived, their daughter and two foster sons, ages 10 and 11, were still trapped inside.  Read more  / Watch video…



6. ‘Undercovers’ to Test NBC’s Investment in Black Lead Roles

With so much money spent on advertising since May, and with some early reviews from critics giving the series a thumbs up, a lot is riding on Boris Kodjoe to deliver on his new TV gig, the NBC spy series ‘Undercovers,’ which pairs him with British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Read more / Watch video…


5. Jesse Jackson Jr. ‘Deeply Sorry’ for Affair Allegations

In addition to denying claims that he tried to buy Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat from former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Jesse Jackson Jr. is also apologizing today for allegations that he’s been having an extra-marital affair. Read more…


4. Dad Apologizes for Rushing Bus to Confront Bullies


The Florida Dad who stormed his cerebral palsy-stricken daughter’s school bus to confront the heartless bullies who had been tormenting her, apologized Tuesday for losing his temper. Read more / Watch video…


3. Nearly Half a Million African Americans Earned Degrees in the 2008-09 Academic Year 



The U.S. Department of Education has released preliminary data on degree attainments during the 2008-09 academic year. That year more than 467,000 African Americans were awarded higher education degrees. Read more…


2. Shocking Video: Ohio Woman Teaches 2-Year-old-Daughter to Smoke Pot



A woman in the Cincinnati, Ohio area has been accused of encouraging her 2-year-old daughter to smoke marijuana. And on top of that, she used her cell phone to record the child in the act and then emailed the file to friends. Read more / Watch video…



1. Gay sex claims against Bishop Eddie Long rocks gospel community





CNN is reporting that a third man has accused Atlanta-based megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long of sexual abuse – alleging coercion, deception and manipulation that involved a sexual relationship. Read more / Watch video…


News | Comments (6)

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

  1. Rod Moore Says:

    In referance to item 6 Ive communicated my feelings about this so thank you for getting the word out there about this show. Thanks to this site hopefully the show can be successful by informing people that it is on. Thanks.

  2. Leon Says:

    Thanks Rod!

  3. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Wow very interesting stories.
    #10. I hope it works out well for him. I am definitely a fan of second chances.
    #9. Ouch! I wonder what’s behind that story. Plymouth and Evergreen is not an area that I would want to be in in the day, at night alone out of a car, I don’t think so…
    #8. Really!
    #7. Very sad.
    #6. Good luck.
    #5. Idiot!
    #4. I almost don’t blame him. I am very easy going and mild mannered, but, don’t mess with my children!
    #3. Awesome!
    #2. She needs to be locked up forever!

  4. Shack Says:

    #10 – Welcome back I always wondered what happened to El D.
    #9 – Could have been worse
    #8 THIS was GREAT & Comical…Right On Brother! Have several observations and one question. Q) – Why did the woman bother the brother in the first place (was it because he was watering his yard)?
    Observation #1) – SHE GOT WHAT SHE DESERVED…
    #2) reminded me of the scene from “Do The Right Thing”
    #3) Obviously the LAZY hereford can walk so why does she need a scooter?

    #7 – Sad – she was a pretty young lady
    #6 – Seemingly may be deserving of “can’t miss” designation. Hopefully, we can envision looking forward to “Undercovers” like my wife and I used to watch shows such as “Soul Food”, “Arsenio Hall” “Martin” and other great Black programs!
    #5 – Again, “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree!”
    #4 – Can see why the father did what he did. Had it been me/my daughter, I would NOT have apologized!
    #3 – Great report – hopefully, the numbers will get higher over time!
    #2 – PATHETICALLY ASTOUNDING!!! Jessica Gamble (like Talthina Jackson last week)is another example of “SSAMH” which stands for “Simpleton, Skank-AS$ Muther Hefers” – women who have no business having children. They both should be hung-up by their knockers and whipped by their daddies with extension cords!
    #1 – Disturbing – lets’ see what all the facts bear out!

  5. Southern Girl Says:

    Thanks for keeping us updated with such informative and interesting stories! I pray that it is just all lies on #1. This is just terrible….

  6. Leon Says:

    Thanks for stopping by Southern Girl.
    And regarding story #1, more allegations continue to surface.