Daily Archive: May 12, 2013

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Sports

Inside Conditions…Only a mother could love

O.J. SIMPSON (AP Photo/File) by Aubrey BruceHey guys and dolls. Happy Mothers’ Day to you all. Now I always hear the loud and clear message of mothers who are forced to wear the hats of both parents when for whatever reason the absentee fathers are not on the scene.

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Sports

Woods keeps it dry and wins Players Championship

Tiger Woods gestures as he misses a birdie putt on the eighth hole during the final round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, May 12, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday.

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Sports

New Rutgers basketball coach Jordan doesn’t have degree

Rutgers President Robert Barchi stands with new Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan during a news conference April 23, 2013, in New Brunswick, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) by Ralph D. Russo (AP)–New Rutgers basketball coach Eddie Jordan is not a graduate of the university as the school had claimed, another embarrassment for an athletic program still smarting from the firing of previous coach Mike Rice.

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National

19 New Orleans Mother’s Day parade shooting victims included 2 kids

Bystanders comfort a shooting victim while awaiting EMS after authorities say gunfire injured at least a dozen people, including a child, at a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Lauren McGaughy) by Chevel Johnson NEW ORLEANS (AP) —Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a neighborhood Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 19 people, police said.

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Entertainment

Can the Black community change the face of the music industry?

Jasiri X talks about grassroots activism in the Obama/Tea Party Era at Columbia College in Chicago. (Courtesy Photo Bakari Kitwana/Andrew Bryce Photography) Members of the Black intelligentsia let out a collective victory cry last week when hip-hop artist Lil Wayne lost a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Mountain Dew as a result of lyrics comparing the beating of murdered teenager Emmett Till in 1955 to female genitalia.

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People

ABC-TV’s Robin Roberts ranked most trusted TV host in poll

Actress Susan Lucci, left, and TV personality Robin Roberts attend the 12th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street, on May 6, in New York. (Photo By Donald Traill/Invison/AP) by Zenitha Prince(NNPA)–“Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts has been named the most trusted woman in television, according to a new Reader’s Digest survey released lasts week.

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National

OJ heads to court to fight for freedom

O.J. Simpson stands with his wife Nicole Brown Simpson on the sidelines during the Thanksgiving Day game, Nov 25 1993, between the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin, File) by Linda Deutsch AP Special Correspondent LAS VEGAS (AP) — Like a recurring nightmare, the return of O.J. Simpson to a Las Vegas courtroom come Monday will remind Americans of a tragedy that became a national obsession and in the process changed the country’s attitude toward the justice system, the media and celebrity.

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Health

Halle Berry joins growing group of older moms

Halle Berry arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (CNN Photo/Edward M. Pio Roda) by Jen Christensen(CNN) — Actress Halle Berry has joined a growing group of celebrity and real-life moms who are getting pregnant after 40. Berry recently announced she is carrying her second child at the age of 46.