Vanessa Williams lawsuit

Vanessa Williams, executive director of the National Conference of Black Mayors, owes over $126,000 in defaulted loans and attorney’s fees to 2 top executives of rapper T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records.

Court records obtained by FOX 5 senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell shows that the National Conference of Black Mayors leaves a trail of unpaid bills around the country. The black mayor’s group, with over 580 mayors, owes almost $1 million in unpaid bills, liens and court judgments against them.

The annual mayor’s conference will be held in Atlanta next week, but as Dale Russell has learned, the head of the convention is leaving a trail of unpaid loans, liens and judgments herself.

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Tamera Mowry Shares Her Curly Hair Secrets

Don’t you hate it when highly favored LSLH women pretend that their good hair isn’t one of the benefits of their biracial heritage?

Let’s face it, nappy hair is called nappy for a reason. It takes a good deal of effort (and strong chemicals) to tame our tight African curls.

For women like Tamera Mowry and her twin sister, Tia, half the battle is won because they inherited their soft, easy to manage curls from their white ancestors.

On her blog, Tamera suggests that everyone (even those of us with tight, hard to manage curls) can achieve her soft bouncy curls by simply drying our hair with a cotton tee instead of a towel which causes split ends.

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Tyler Perry's Love Thy Neighbor cast

Tyler Perry’s “Love Thy Neighbor” is the first TV project to spring forth from the much-publicized joint partnership between Television magnate Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry’s film Studio based here in Atlanta.

“Love Thy Neighbor” is described in the press release as a “family comedy that serves up good food, great laughs and a whole lotta love.” The series is written and directed by Tyler Perry.

People.com compiled a brief synopsis to familiarize you with the show’s zany characters. “Love Thy Neighbor” premieres May 29th at 9/8C on OWN.

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Boy Scouts Vote to Admit Openly Gay Boys Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America voted to admit openly gay boys for the first time. But Pascal Tessier, 16, has mixed feelings about the historic decision. At 16, he is one step away from earning his Eagle Scout — the highest honor for a Boy Scout. He is also openly gay.

“I was thinking that today could be my last day as a Boy Scout,” Tessier said. “Obviously, for gay Scouts like me, this vote is life-changing.”

Tessier is concerned that he will be kicked out of the organization when he turns 18.

That’s because, despite ongoing pressure from gay rights advocates and corporate sponsors, the Boy Scouts of America remains resistant to allowing openly gay scout leaders.

“That one couple hours (between 17 and 18) will make me not a good person,” Tessier said.

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Sugar Ray Leonard and Usher attend Big Fighters, Big Cause Annual Gala

Legendary pugilist Sugar Ray Leonard, left, and singer Usher Raymond attended the ‘Big Fighters, Big Cause’ Annual Gala Charity Fight Night in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 23.
Photo: FayesVision/WENN.com

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Michael Parson Adina Broome

A Sandy Springs jury today found Michael Parson guilty of the attempted murder of his ex-wife, Adina Broome.

Parson, 43, sat emotionless in court as the jury foreman read the verdict, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Broome, a lawyer, was shot eight times outside the couple’s Sandy Springs apartment last April. Police initially believed the shooting was a botched robbery attempt.

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Utah teen arrested

This tragic story highlights the need for parents to be diligent and stop leaving small children in the care of older siblings.

A 15-year-old Utah boy is in custody and charged with the deaths of his younger brothers, Roland Martin reports. The youngest boy’s body was found by their mother when she returned home, according to police.

The 10-year-old’s body was found by police officers who responded to the home.

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Skylar Diggins has fans

I admit I didn’t know who Skylar Diggins was until rapper Lil Wayne started lusting after her on his Twitter page last year.

Instead of being totally grossed out by a gremlin lusting after her, Diggins was actually flattered by the attention.

Anyway, I had no idea how loyal (and rude) Diggins’ fans were (I didn’t even know she had fans). One irate fan was so incensed by yesterday’s post on Skylar bragging about her gift from Jay Z that she emailed me a nasty letter.

The letter tickled me because the fan assumes that I give a rat’s a** that Diggins has a new Mercedes Benz. My 2004 Jetta may not be sitting on dubs, but it’s paid for.

Read the email after the break.

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