Published on November 19th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This list features “The Top 10 Black News Stories of The Week,” ending Friday, November 19th, 2010. Making the list week include; Michael Vick, Beyonce, Michelle Obama, The Jackson Five, Toni Braxton, and Colin Powell.



10. Michael Vick Offensive Player of the Week … Again


Michael Vick returned to the NFL with a vengeance. This week he was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week. Read more…



9.. Beyonce’s Perfume Ad Banned Before 7:30 p.m. in UK




Beyonce’s commercial for her perfume Heat is a little too hot for officials in the UK. Read more / Watch video… 



8. Michelle Obama makes Vogue’s top 10 best dressed


Vogue assembled its very own top 10 best-dressed list. Naturally, it includes Michelle Obama. Read more… 



7. The Jackson 5 Set to Launch Brand New Fashion Line



These days, creating a clothing line is as easy as “ABC, 123,” especially if you’re a member of the Jackson family. Following in the footsteps of celebrities like Diddy and Beyonce, the Jackson brothers — Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Randy Jackson — are set to launch a clothing line inspired by their iconic band, the ‘Jackson 5′. Read more …  



6. Crack Cocaine Found in Boston Preschooler’s Shoe




It all started innocently enough. A precious little 3-year-old girl complains to her teacher at Walnut Grove preschool that her teenie weenie wittle foot was hurting. The teacher then attentively tends to her needs and removes her shoe to see what the problem was. Read more / watch video … 



5. Five of the Nation’s 30 Highest-Ranked Universities Have Freshman Classes That Are at Least 10 Percent Black


   For the fourth year in a row, Columbia has the highest percentage of black freshman students among the 30 highest-ranking universities in the nation. There are 202 black freshmen at Columbia this fall. Read more…



4. Black Mail Carrier Called Ni**er by White Woman, Fired


The U.S. Postal service said Friday that a black mailman who recorded a racist rant by a white customer, in a Boston suburb, isn’t working there now but that it has “nothing whatsoever” to do with the video, as he claimed. Read more / Watch videos… 


3. Toni Braxton Confesses She Has Lupus



Yesterday afternoon at the 8th Annual Lupus Bag Ladies Luncheon in Los Angeles, Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton delivered a startling revelation to a room full of about 600 women and celebrities: In addition to her heart condition, she has Lupus, the autoimmune disease effecting more than 1.5 million Americans.  Read more …   



2. 50 Years Later, Ruby Bridges Still Fights for Equality


At 6 years old, Bridges had been unwittingly thrust onto the grand stage of American history. Her parents had volunteered her to be the first black child to attend an all-white school in the South.  Read more …   



1. Powell: Obama “has done a good job” on economy, Afghanistan


Former Secretary of State Colin Powell praised Barack Obama’s performance as president and his policies on Afghanistan, the Middle East, and the economy. Read more … 

News | Comments (8)

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

  1. Desi Says:

    @#7 – I’m totally gonna buy something from that line!

  2. Tellin' it Says:

    @#4, Some people just don’t want to see themselves for who they really are. She got him fired after seeing herself and how much of a bigot and racist she really is. I’ll bet a lot of her “Black” friends were enlightened. All of this, just because she didn’t want a letter that she signed for.

  3. Tellin' it Says:

    @#6 Ain’t he a little old to be a preschooler. I wonder what kind of growth harmones are in his milk.

  4. Leon Says:

    “Tellin’ it” he’s the parent.
    You have to click on the link, “read more,” to get the complete story.

  5. Shack Says:

    #10-Don’t think anyone foresaw this level of performance.
    #9-Need to see the commercial…let us judge how “steamy it is!
    #8-Best(and best dressed)First Lady since Jackie O.
    #7-Seemingly disingenuous!
    #6-The level of stupidity in the hood as well as other parts of the city/country is astounding!
    #5-Great stat – We should strive for 30-35% or better!
    #4-She should have tried talking and pulling that crap on a “real brother!” He seems to be a bit slow but that is NO reason to fire him!
    #3-Poor Toni B.She needs some good luck.
    #2-What a great and brave story. Too bad she lost her son!
    #1-THANK YOU Colin P.! Finally someone with INTELLIGENCE SAYS SOMETHING RIGHT ABOUT President BHO!!!

  6. Leon Says:

    Shack, regarding #9, the commercial can be viewed by clicking on read more/watch video.

  7. Shack Says:

    Tried that here @ work and it didn’t work but will try again from home.

  8. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Great Stories Leon. I basic agree with everything that Shack said. The commercial is too much!