Blog

Black Soul Science > Blog (Page 101)

US Wants ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli To Forfeit $2M Wu-Tang Album

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The government wants to seize Martin Shkreli’s one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album. The recording that Shkreli has boasted he bought for $2 million is on a list of assets that prosecutors argue the jailed former pharmaceutical CEO should forfeit after his conviction earlier this year in a securities fraud scheme involving two failed hedge funds. In a letter filed this week in Brooklyn federal court, prosecutors told a judge that Shkreli is on the hook for $7.3 million. The 34-year-old “should be held financially responsible and forfeit this amount as it was obtained by him as a result of...

Continue reading

Black Celebrity Birthdays: December | Black America Web

[ad_1] It’s finally December! Take a look at some of your favorite Black celebrities birthdays! December 1: Janelle Monae Zoe Kravitz The late Richard Pryor December 4:  Tyra Banks Jay-Z Lauren London December 5 Little Richard Mi’Chele Paule Patton December 8 Nicki Minaj December 10  The Late Michael Clarke Duncan Teyanna Taylor Raven Symone December 11 Mos Def Jermaine Jackson Mo’Nique December 12 Regina Hall Dionne Warwick Sheila E. December 13 NeNe Leakes Jamie Foxx December 18 Cicely Tyson Angie Stone December 19 Tyson Beckford December 21 Samuel L. Jackson December 22 Jordin Sparks December 24 Lee Daniels December 28 Denzel Washington John Legend December 29 Mekhi Phifer December 30: LeBron James Tiger Woods Tyrese Andra Day Laila Ali December 31: Gabby Douglas   Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Black Celebrity Birthdays: December 37 photos Launch gallery 1. Janelle Monae (Dec 1) 1 of 37 2. Zoe Kravitz (Dec 1) 2 of 37 3. Tyra Banks (Dec 4) 3 of 37 4. Jay-Z...

Continue reading

Who Is Teairra Mari’s New Boyfriend

[ad_1] Source: Estevan Oriol / Getty Singer Teairra Mari’s troubled relationships have been highly documented on reality show ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.’ From her messy love triangle with Ray J and Princess Love in the early days of ‘LHH:H,’ to her latest stint with now incarcerated fellow co-star Cisco, Mari’s romantic life was looking less than optimistic—until now. The former ‘Princess of the Roc’ has been posting her new mystery beau on Snapchat, and the pair seems to be totally in love. Way to take back your music and your love life, girl! One video with the glowing new couple was captioned, ‘love...

Continue reading

Forgotten Black Scholar Celebrated With University Of Chicago Statue

[ad_1] The University of Chicago has remembered one of its own with a touching tribute. Dr. Georgiana Simpson, the school’s first African-American female Ph.D. graduate in the early 1900s, was honored with a statue Tuesday, CBS Chicago reported. The life-sized bronze bust is the first of its kind on campus. Simpson’s story had been overlooked by current students and administrators. Much of the scholar’s history was overshadowed by a sea of White male faces that lined the university’s dining hall, known as “White Men Only” hall, according to the report. However, students sought change and a proper commemoration of Simpson as well as her unprecedented...

Continue reading

Top Republican Claims Enough Votes For Senate OK Of Tax Bill

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans steamed toward passage of a $1.4 trillion tax bill Friday, overcoming eleventh-hour hitches in their drive to deliver a major legislative accomplishment to President Donald Trump by Christmas. “We have the votes,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after a closed-door meeting of Republican senators. One prior holdout, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., announced that he would support the bill. And another, Sen. Susan Collins, came close. The Maine Republican said she won an agreement to add a deduction for local property taxes. Still, Collins was coy about whether she ultimately would vote for the bill. Smiling, Collins said, “I’m...

Continue reading

Beyonce Featured On Ed Sheeran’s Remix Of ‘Perfect’

[ad_1] After teasing the collaboration on Instagram Thursday morning, Ed Sheeran dropped his remix of Perfect on Friday, with the addition of Beyonce on the second verse. After Sheeran sings the first verse and chorus, Beyonce comes in with the same lyrics – only changing the gender to a female perspective. “Well I found a man/ Stronger than anyone I know/ He shares my dreams,” she begins. “I hope that someday we’ll share our home/ I found a love/ To carry more than just my secrets/ To carry love/ To carry children of our own.” Later she sings, “Be your girl, you’ll be my...

Continue reading

Report Finds Law Enforcement Failed At Charlottesville Rally

[ad_1] CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Law enforcement responding to a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia this summer failed on multiple fronts, including by not adequately communicating or coordinating in advance and by removing an officer from an area where a car plowed into counterprotesters and killed a woman, an independent review found. The findings of former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy’s monthslong investigation in Charlottesville were released Friday. City officials asked Heaphy, now a partner with the international law firm Hunton & Williams, to conduct the review after facing scathing criticism for how they handled the events of Aug. 12. Heaphy’s team...

Continue reading

Flynn Scheduled To Plead Guilty To Lying To FBI

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is scheduled to plead guilty to making false statements to the FBI. A plea hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. EST. The Justice Department announced Friday that the hearing will take place before U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras at a D.C. federal courthouse. Court documents released Friday show Flynn has been charged with a single count of “willfully and knowingly” making false statements to the FBI on Jan. 24. Prosecutors with the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller say Flynn falsely stated to the FBI that he had not discussed sanctions with the...

Continue reading

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in first joint royal event

[ad_1] Markle had declared in a TV interview on Monday that she was keen to get her "boots on the ground" in Britain -- and she got her wish on Friday, emerging from a limousine with Harry for their first official royal event together.It will be the first of many such engagements that Markle will undertake: On Friday she carried out her duties with enthusiasm, gripping the hands of cheering crowds as they lined the short route. Everything went to plan -- there were no awkward encounters, the snow that has buffeted some parts of the UK this week held...

Continue reading

This Woman Got 50 Surgeries To Look Like Angelina Jolie

[ad_1] Source: C Flanigan / Getty   Meet Sahar Tabar, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who underwent 50 surgical procedures to look like Angelina Jolie. According to the Instagram star, she is Jolie’s biggest fan and  “would do anything” to look like her.   While some are supportive of her decisions, others think she may need a refund. There are also rumors that Tabar is using makeup and (possibly) prosthetics to achieve her extreme look. Flip through more photos of Tabar and decide for yourself. 1 2 3 4 5 6Next page » [ad_2] Source link ...

Continue reading