World Renowned Professor William R. Rice Passes On at 79

 

Professor William R. Rice
Professor William R. Rice

Because headlines can only be so long, we used “Professor” for the interest of keeping  it under 50 words.  We’re going to attempt to keep it short, but, Professor Rice lived the life of five people.

He spoke five different languages:  french, Spanish, Portuguese, german and English.  He taught  in Albany State University’s English department in Mass Communication and Modern Languages for 41 years. He also served in the armed forces for 38 years in active duty and reserves.  He travelled the world personally and professionally.

During his time in the Air Force, he taught in North Africa and in Guatemala.   He vacationed and travelled as part of delegations to give speeches in Singapore, Copenhagen, Russia, and the Caribbean to name a few.   Continue reading

Woman Fired For Using Facebook

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A woman in Switzerland is now out of a job because she checked her Facebook page while she was out sick. Does that sound crazy or what?

What would happen if your employer knew what you did online when you were home?

While her illness was real, she told her job that she couldn’t take any light. She said Continue reading

Jokey Joke: Chris Tucker Breaks Trumpet Award

The Trumpet Awards aired on TV One  April 12, and they saved the best for last.

If you get a chance, watch the entire program (they’ve aired it several times since) because while this clip is funny, it is merely a clip of what happened.

At the end of the show, Tucker received his award and he had a long acceptance speech which was also quite funny, but it ended even funnier.  Check it out:

Florida A & M Is Looking for Black Women to Give Funds

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Black women now is your chance!  There’s a university out there looking for you and they are giving out money too!  Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Fl., wants to give African American women interested in the area of Computer and Information Sciences a chance at a premium education…on them!  Continue reading

Michelle Obama Gets Top Marks In Her First 100 Days – But Why? (Video)

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It’s no secret that other Ann Coulter and haters of her ilk, people all over America, no, the world, are enthralled by First Lady Michelle Obama.

In her first 100 days as First Lady she gets high marks for being family oriented, fashion friendly and a female role model.

In fact just today, as EUR reported, she was chosen as one People magazine’s “Most Beautiful People.” On top of that, the president’s wife’s overall popularity numbers are soaring — with Democrats and Republicans.

A poll taken April 14-21 found Continue reading

New Letter From Quincy Brown Updates Rift With Father Al B. Sure

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Quincy Brown

Not too long ago (April 16th, actually), the affairs of singer/broadcaster Al Be Sure and his son, Quincy Brown were brought to light by an open letter from Quincy to his father.

Needless to say, it didn’t paint Al B. Sure in the most positive light. It was actually sad to read, from Quincy’s point of view, how his father has basically abandoned him.

Well, the spitting image son that Al B. Sure apparently doesn’t have a relationship with is back with another well-written missive Continue reading

Dishin’ Dirt on Jamie Foxx, BowWow, Dawn of Danity Kane and more…

What’s up y’all?!  Here is the dirt…

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Jamie Foxx

Can I just say I LOVE JAMIE FOXX?!  He is one of the most talented dudes EVER!  Jamie KILLED on American Idol last night.  Check out the OLD video of my favorite song on the radio right now.  I think it will be my favorite for a couple more days because that Dream joint, “Rockin’ That Thing” is creeping up on it.  Y’all know that I am fair-weather when it comes to music.  Nuff said… Continue reading

New Documentary From Tavis Smiley Set For May Debut (Video)

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Tavis Smiley

EURthisNthat has an early look at a new documentary from Tavis Smiley called “Stand.” The 90-minute film shows interesting interplay between a diverse group of black men including Smiley, scholars/activists Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West, singer BeBe Winans, actor Wren Brown and more.

The setting for the production is the summer of 2008. When one thinks about that time period, without a doubt, the presidential campaign by Barack Obama takes center stage for most people, especially for African Americans. Continue reading