Published on October 28th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This top 10 list features “The Top 10 Black News Stories of The Week,”  ending Friday, October 29, 2010. Making headlines this week include, LeBron James, Michael Jackson, Usher, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary J. Blige, and Ebony Magazine.



10. Can LeBron’s image rebound this NBA season?


This should be the most exciting season the NBA has seen since the 1990s. It comes down to four teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, the Boston Celtics, the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic. Read more…



9. Woman Wins Lawsuit Forcing Google to Reveal Harasser


A business consultant who wants to know who’s been anonymously disparaging and fixating on her online has gotten a court to force Google to tell her, reports the Associated Press. Read more…



8. Child Allegedly Beaten for Not Doing His Homework Quickly Enough


A Cincinnati woman allegedly beat her 5-year-old son for not doing his homework quickly enough. Read more…


7. No fare! NY woman confronts bigoted taxi driver


It sounds like an old comedy routine, but some New Yorkers feel that cabbies are picking their fares based on race. Read more / Watch video …     



6. Head Start Fraud Costs Those Who Need It


Like health care, it should be the right of every child to get a free education, but if you’re four years and under that doesn’t apply anymore.  Read more /watch video…  



5. Study: NYPD Is Guilty of Racial Profiling Through Stop-and-Frisks


 The study reveals some pretty damning things about the NYPD that people have been suspicious of for years — things that we brothers in New York experience all the time (especially if you live in Ocean Hill or Brownsville, Brooklyn) — and that seems to be the heated topic of talk radio and cable news discussion every time the cops smoke another black man. Read more/watch video …



4. Dad’s Headless Body Stuffed in Freezer, Mom and Children Suspected



Investigators made a gruesome discovery this week, when the headless body of a North Carolina man (pictured above) was found stuffed in the freezer of his home. Read more / Watch video… 


3. Ebony Magazine Celebrates 65 Years Revisiting Iconic Covers


For their 65-year anniversary, Ebony magazine takes readers back on an aesthetic time machine with current celebrities redoing past iconic covers of the famous Black magazine. Read more… 



2. From Grave Digger to Superintendent



Long before he earned a doctorate from Immaculata College, Broadus Davis described himself as a young student who didn’t take school seriously or work up to his potential and who frequently got into trouble.  Read more ….    








1. Michael Jackson Crowned Highest Paid Dead Celebrity by Forbes



Michael Jackson is still raking in millions even though he has left the earth, showing the lasting impact this man had on billions despite the controversies he faced later in life. In fact last year, according to Forbes magazine, “The late King of Pop made more money over the past year than any other musician or actor, dead or alive.”  Read more … 

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

  1. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Great stories Leon. Thank you for your continued dedication to BTT’s. All the stories are new to me. Good for #9, 7, and 2. #3. I have this magazine and they did an awesome portrayal of past covers. #1. I am definitely not surprised! Good for him.

  2. Shack II Says:

    #10-Much ado about nothing
    #9-This is what can happen when you put your business on the “the WORLD WIDE WEB!”
    #8-Another candidate for Skank Mom of the Year!
    #7-Enough Is Enough…
    #5-”Boyz In Da Hood-NYC!”
    #4-This situation is FUBAR-last three words=”beyond all repair”
    #3-Sixty-five years of Greatness
    @2-Nice Story
    #1-RIP-KOP!$275 mil…Wow! Can someone give Jermaine a few $$?