Published on November 8th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This list features the “Top 10 Black News Stories of The Week” ending, Friday, November 5th, 2010. Making headlines this week include, Phylicia Rashad, Janet Jackson, Marion Jones, Tiger Woods, Kevin Garnett, Denzel Washington, and a Pastor who said ‘Jesus had HIV.’



10. Phylicia Rashad To Direct Los Angeles Production of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’


Next March, Rashad will make her Los Angeles directorial debut of the Ebony Repertory Theatre’s production of ‘A Raisin in the Sun. Read more…    



9. 2010 Celebrity Halloween Costumes Recap

Regardless of age, Halloween is a holiday celebrated by the young and old alike, celebrities included. All over the country, some of your favorite celebs joined in on the ghoulish activities by attending star studded costume parties draped in some rather interesting getups. Read more…                                                                                             



8. Tiger Woods Loses No. 1 Ranking

Tiger Woods’s record five-year reign as the world’s top-ranked golfer is over. Read more.   



7. Film Review: For Colored Girls

Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf made a big splash when it debuted on Broadway back in the Seventies. Read more… 



6. Marion Jones stops running from her demons in new documentary

At her height, Marion Jones was on pace to become the greatest female athlete of all time. Read more…     



5. Denzel: Voters Angry at Economy, not Obama

Denzel Washington denied Wednesday that the Republican election rout was a slap in the face for President Barack Obama, saying it was a sign of frustration over a bad economy. Read more…   



 4. Kevin Garnett’s ‘Cancer Patient’ Comment Crosses the Line

For years now, we’ve heard that Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett isn’t exactly a model citizen on the court. Despite the passionate displays of emotion that have made him one of the biggest superstars in the National Basketball Association, we’ve heard he’s got a dark side. We’ve heard he’s not the same guy that we all love. Read more…   



 3. South African Pastor Preaches ‘Jesus Had HIV’

South African Pastor Xola Skosana stirred up a lot of controversy after saying that Jesus had HIV. Read more…  



 2. U.K. Mom Gives Birth to Black and White Twins

Well it seems that UK resident Shirley Wales will probably be the talk at the park when she takes her twins for a stroll. Read more



 1. 10-Year Old Gives Birth to First Baby

The world is astonished at the news of a birth in Spain last week.  It wasn’t any kind of exceptional religious turn of events, but a young virgin did give birth.  A 10-year old girl and her baby made it through labor with no problem, but Spain’s social service department isn’t so sure that the baby should stay with her. Read more… 

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

  1. Shack Says:

    #10-She should direct this play since her talent was the only one that resonated in the 2004 version.
    #9-Most of these celebs look ridiculous but at least they celebrate HW.
    #8-TW kinda asked for this!
    #7-Cast is impressive (even with the deplorable WG)and Hopeful this isn’t another male bashing flick!
    #6-The documentary is seemingly a “must sees!”
    #5-Thanks DW-We must do all we can to ensure and believe that BHO will BE A GREAT TWO-TERM PRESIDENT!
    #4&3-KG and the pastor have gone too far and are extreme with their comments.
    #2-True genetics
    #1-Sad and pathetic

  2. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    #10. I think that will be good. I did not see the 2004 version. The original was so good that I did not want to see the remake.
    #7. I can’t wait to see this film.
    #6. Should be interesting.
    #5. I’m glad he spoke up.
    #4. Idiot.
    #3. Speechless.
    #2. I think that I have heard of this happening in about 3 or 4 different occassions.
    #1. While this is sad and pathetic, there was a child 5 years old that gave birth to a child in the late 1930′s. Can you imagine? Pregnant at 4 giving birth at kindergarten age. Wow.
    Thanks Leon. Great stories.

  3. Jeanette Davis (Author: "The Great Divide Between Blacks & Whites" Says:

    Where have you been brother! I missed you! Welcome back and Happy New Year!

  4. Leon Says:

    Thanks for the nice message, Jeanette. And Happy New Year to you too!