Published on November 26th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This list features the Top 10 Black News Stories of The Week ending Friday, October, 21, 2010. Making headlines this week include Blair Underwood, Terence Howard, Sade, Kim Fields, Tyler Perry & President Barack Obama.


10. Blair Underwood & Terrence Howard Get Full Season Pickups for New TV Shows


NBC has just announced that its action-packed series ‘The Event,’ which features Blair Underwood as President Elias Martinez, and the latest ‘Law & Order’ franchise, ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles,’ starring Terrence Howard as senior deputy district attorney Joe Dekker, have both been picked up for full seasons.”  Read more …   




9. Sade on the Key to Music Longevity


For many singers, the key to staying around in the music business lies in delivering quality music for die hard fans mixed with the required radio singles for mass appeal. Read more … 



8. Then and Now: Former Child Star Kim Fields Stays Working … Behind the Scenes


While many child stars experienced ups and downs during their careers, particularly as they got older, some were able to escape scrutiny and flourish into successful adult actors. Read more …  



7. Store manager pistol whips would-be robber


An armed robber was beaten down by one of his victims in a Florida sandwich shop Sunday evening after the store manager (pictured above) realized the gun he was being threatened with was empty. Read more  / Watch video …   



6. Va. GOP chairman’s racist email depicts blacks as dogs


Virginia Beach is the biggest city in Virginia, and the hometown of the state’s current Republican Governor, Bob McDonnell. Now it’s also home to the latest example of a racist email forward destroying a prominent conservative’s political credibility and possibly career. Read more / watch video ….   



5. Tyler Perry Reveals Abuse, Molestation on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’


As the first African-American to own his own movie studio and recently ranked the second most powerful man in Hollywood by Forbes magazine, Tyler Perry seems like he has a charmed life. But despite his increasing fame and fortune, the celebrated black filmmaker is still battling demons from his past. Read more …  



4. What would you do if your son wanted to be a princess?




What would you do if your 5-year-old son decided he wanted to dress up like a girl or your 5-year-old daughter wanted to be a tomboy? Read more/Watch video …    ___________________________________________________________________ 


3. Jimmy ‘Rent Is Too Damn High’ McMillan Makes His Case



The breakout hit of NY1′s gubernatorial debate was not the volatile Republican Carl Paladino or the pedigreed Democrat Andrew Cuomo, but the candidate from the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, Jimmy McMillan. Read more/watch video … 



2. Most Americans Don’t Know Obama Cut Taxes



Less than one in 10 respondents in a recent New York Times poll were aware that their taxes had been cut by the Obama administration. Read more… 




1. Man Cleared of Rape: Gets $18.5 Million Jury Award


Alan Newton now has 18.5 million reasons to move forward after serving 22 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. Read more/Watch video… 

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

  1. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Great news stories.
    #10. That’s great.
    #9. She does have what it takes to have longevity.
    #8. She has been very fortunate.
    #7. I bet he never expected that.
    #6. Say it forget it, write it regret it. That show’s his intellect.
    #5. I saw that, it was very moving.
    #4. Don’t freak out and hope like heck that it is a phase.
    #2. They should pay attention.
    #1. That’s alot of time to have taken away from you knowing that you’re innocent. Hopefully the money will help.
    Great job Leon!

  2. Shack Says:

    #10-Congrats to these two talented brothers. Hopefully, Brother Kodjoe will join them with a renewal although I’ve yet to see one episode.

    #9-Thx. for placing this in your TT. A few months back, Roddy and I had to convince a few on the Greatness of Sade!

    #8-Congrats (Tootie) but I’ll take my girl (Regina King)!

    #7-Excellent recognition Brother LeBrun. I’ve thought for years that all fast-food and convenience stores employees should be in-cased in plexi or bullet-proof glass.


    #5-I still have major questions about the two people sitting across from eachother orientation-wise!!

    #4-Poor confused little kid!

    #3-True Dat!

    #2-What does It Take for People to “Get This Man?”

    #1-Stated this before…How many countless brothers have been falsely imprisoned over the years? Hope the heinous cops & lawyers responsible are still around to witness his release.

  3. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Shack – I agree with you on #1… I bet that rather than admit that they were wrong, they would tell people that they still think he’s guilty.

  4. Shack II Says:

    LD-Thx. for the comment. By the way we have an AA District Attorney (a 1st in Dallas) who was elected a few years ago. His main mission is to free many local men (mostly brothers of course)who were wrongly convicted such as Brother Newton. Through these attempts about twenty men have been released. Of course the local Republicans are trying “like a vengence” to get him out of office since they obviously would like to see us stay incarcerated even if wrongly convicted!.

  5. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Shack- Awesome. Better late than never. He sounds like a wonderfully compassionate man. It is very sad that they “Republicans” will try until they can’t try anymore to get those out of office that will fight for AA. Especially, the wrongly convicted ones. It’s really sad that MLK Jr. and many others fought so hard for equality and with every step forward, we seem to get pushed two steps backward.