Saudi Maid Gets Nailed

*People are crazy all over the world. A Saudi couple tortured their Sri Lankan maid after she complained of a heavy workload. How did they do it you ask… they hammered 24 nails into her hands, legs, and forehead!

The 49-year-old mother of three went home Friday after five months of working in Saudi Arabia.

Oh my Lord! Can you imagine! She made a complaint and was definitely taught a lesson. Continue reading

Fishburne a Good Thing for Porn?

*In a recent interview, former porn star, Jennifer Ketcham, although very opinionated about Montana Fishurne’s porn career, is very delighted to have another woman of color in the industry. She says the industry is in desperate need of more actors of color.

(Ketcham, in case you’re wondering, is white.)

In the rest of the interview, she commented about the young star, saying she was looking for attention… bottom line.

I don’t disagree with her. In an interview with E! Online, Fishburne just sounded like a dingbat, talking about how she just wants to explore her sexuality and that she enjoys doing it on camera. Somewhere in there, the child is having some issues that haven’t been dealt with. Her father is Morpheus for goodness sake. Continue reading

Walmart Meets Its Match: Dollar/99 Cents Stores

*The 99 Cents stores are the business; this is where the discount shopper really lives. BNet recently reported that the Dollar Tree stores and 99 Cents Only stores are putting up a substantial fight against discount bosses like WalMart.

 Since earlier this year, big bargain stores have been pushing hard to entice low income shoppers, but they seem to be struggling to keep the interest of consumers  as smaller places give them a run for their money.

The great thing about the dollar stores is that new merchandise is always coming in. You also always know how far your dollar will stretch, hence the name of the stores. Maybe you can’t find an iPod at the 99 Cents store, but you can go grocery shopping on a $5 budget and feed a family for a day — at least. Continue reading

‘Can I Get Yo’… Facebook?

*The other day, I was in the store and a man started a conversation with me. At the end of the talk, he asked not for my phone number, but for my Facebook name.

At first I was a bit taken aback, not offended (he wasn’t cute), but surprised and a bit relieved to tell you the truth. But that’s not the point.

The point is, he and so many other people I’ve noticed, would much rather have your Facebook info than your phone number. Perhaps this is a safety measure that may turn out for the better for some people.

They say the phone number is a dying invention, the one that used to unlock the key to hearts, make nights better, and maybe even days worse (with the bill collectors calling). Online media social networking sites are the trendiest way to communicate with people, get to know them. Continue reading

Video: Wanda Sikes Knew She Liked Girls When…

*Funny woman, Wanda Sikes gave decades old Larry King a few laughs on his show last week when she shared with him when she knew she was a lesbian. She said it all started when she was in third grade, wishing she was the boyfriend of her big brother’s “admirers.”

Watch the video here: Continue reading

Black Students Invent Electric Car

Kevin Duley
*My hat is tipped off to our young Black geniuses today. A  group of Black high school students at De LaSalle High School in Kansas City, Miss. have taken part in a project that will go into history books.

When compared with the amount of energy needed to run a regular car powered by gasoline, the electric car built by the DeLaSalle students is equal to 452 miles per gallon!

  One student, Kevin Duley, had the typical dream of becoming a professional basketball player, but the invention changed his mind. He now wants to be a scientist.

The great thing about this story is that is emphasizes the importance of extra-curricular activities in the schools. These students’ futures depend on these programs, especially in the Black community. Read the full story here. Continue reading

Taking a Dump is Bad for Your Health

*Ok not exactly. It’s the toilet posture that can really mess with your health. A new report from Time Magazine says sitting on the toilet isn’t our true nature. We were meant to squat. Toilets are relatively new, the article says, and it might be unhealthy.

They say the squat position wards off certain diseases including colon cancer.

As a result, a new industry is emerging with toilets that are more like holes in the ground to promote this ancient practice of squatting. Nature’s Platform device is a $150 buy that fits over toilets to make them more like holes in the ground. Continue reading

Video: Four-Year-Old Gets Herpes From Used Condom

*OMG! I want to throw up now. A little four-year-old boy may have an STD, herpes in his mouth because he put a used condom from a hotel room in his mouth! In July, his grandmother took him to the Wyndam Garden Inn downtown Atlanta. She stepped out of the bathroom and the next thing she knew, the boy was in the bathroom with his mouth wrapped around what he thought was a balloon. It was a used condom.

The grandmother, in her motherly ways, was going to take the condom to be tested, but the hotel manager stopped her. The boy sprouted up disgusting bumps around his mouth that did eventually go away. But the herpes is back, I’ma just call it like I see it. Now he’s got a breakout on his lips, tongue and inside of his mouth. Poor child. I hope the family sues they a**. Continue reading