Published on June 28th 2013 by Leon Shepherd

This list features the “Top 10 Black News Stories of the Week. Making headlines this week include: A Topless Shoplifter, Bad But Injections, Will Smith, Tupac Shakur, Nelson Mandella, and Trayvon Martin’s final phone call.


10. Topless Shoplifter



A woman who was being held for shoplifting at an Upper Darby Pathmark busted out of the security office and ran through the store topless after losing her shirt in a fight with guards, according to police.  Read more…


9. Pastor Tells Congregation to Pay for His Helicopter



Bishop Ira V. Hilliard of the New Light Church in Houston, Texas, is being criticized for recently telling his followers that if they give money to pay for his broken helicopter, God will bless them with a new vehicle. Read more…   


8. Trial begins for two people accused of bad but injections.





The trial of the two South Floridians accused of injecting people’s buttocks with Fix-a-Flat and other substances in an alleged black market business is scheduled to begin Monday. Read more…   


7. Former NBA Star Scottie Pippen Charged With Felony Assault



The man who says Scottie Pippen beat him outside Nobu in Malibu this week denies allegations from the former NBA star that he spat on him and called him the N-word before being pummeled. Read more…  






6. Will Smith ‘Too Expensive’ for ‘Independence Day’ Sequel


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Will Smith will not be returning for a planned “Independence Day” sequel because he’s “too expensive,” according to director Roland Emmerich. Read more…  




5. Turning White


 News Anchor Lee Thomas Discusses Battle With Vitiligo.


4. Tupac, Tavis Smiley to receive stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame



The Hollywood Walk of Fame recently announced Tupac Shakur and Tavis Smiley as part of  it’s 2014 honorees list. Read more…  



3. Trayvon Martin’s  Final Phone Call

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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A friend who was on the phone with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin moments before he was fatally shot by George Zimmerman testified that she heard the Miami teen shout, “Get off! Get off!” before his telephone went dead. Read more…  




2. Nelson Mandela In Critical Condition

 Former South African President Nelson Mandela smiles at the Mandela foundation, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday June 2, 2009.

Mandela has been in critical condition since Sunday but showed signs of improvement overnight. Read more…  


1. The Struggle for Voting Rights Continues



The Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday is devastating, but not definitive. This court has done significant damage to the most important piece of civil rights legislation in our modern history, but there is still hope to fight back and restore protective laws that ensure all eligible Americans can access the ballot. Read more…  



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One Response to “Top 10 News Stories of the Week”

  1. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Wow Leon! Awesome as usual. The woman stealing diapers is a sad story. I remember the story about the bad injections. I can’t wait to see how that turns out. I worry about the Trayvon Martin case.
    I can’t wait for the next one. Thanks Leon!!!