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EUR on the Scene at Nickelodeon’s ‘Kid’s Choice Awards’ Orange Carpet with LaCora Stephens (Watch)

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LaCora Stephens with NFLer Antonio Cromartie and his daughters

*Matt Barnes of the Clippers along with other athletes like Larry Fitzgerald and Antonio Cromartie and others made the Orange Carpet at Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Sports Awards 2014 a family affair on Thursday, July 17 at UCLA Pavilion in Los Angeles.

Our associate, LaCora Stephens, was on the scene to talk to the stars of Nickelodeon’s hit new shows and some of our favorite athletes. Matt Barnes shared that he and his wife Gloria Govan skipped out on the ESPY’s to share this day with their boys. Other athletes like Nate Robinson of the Denver Nuggets talked his injury recovery.

“I’m about 80% healed, just grinding and rehab,” Robinson admitted. “During recovery I watch cartoons with my kids, but I think they need to have a marathon of the classics like ‘Real Monsters’ and ‘Hey, Arnold.’”

Funny man that we all love, Mark Curry, discussed his show “See Dad Run” that’s in its third year on Nickelodeon.

“It’s funny, classy and good for the kids,” he told us.

The “Hanging with Mr. Cooper” star did let us in on a secret about an upcoming project for the adults, all while slamming some of the athletes for wearing skinny jeans. Got to love Mark Curry!

Rising stars like brothers Caleel and Curtis Harris of Think Like a Man Too and hit live-action series The Haunted Hathaways spoke on their greatest athlete Michael Jordan, while Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores Jr. of Ride Along discussed how he was blessed and happy to be a part of the orange carpet.

Dusan Brown of blockbuster hit “42″ discussed his new project” Blaze and the Monster Machine.” Dusan is the voice of AJ in Nickelodeon’s animated preschool series coming this fall.

Watch to see athletes like Carmelo Anthony, Lisa Leslie and others on the first ever orange carpet event!

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Be The Match® Urges African Americans to Sign Up To Save Lives

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*Josh Biyoyouwei suffered a stroke when he was barely 2 years old. The cause: sickle cell anemia, an inherited blood disorder.

Now 7 and wheelchair-bound, Josh faces a high probability that another stroke will strike—unless he receives a bone marrow transplant.

For patients battling more than 70 diseases, including sickle cell anemia and blood cancers like leukemia, a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant can be a cure. Patients are most likely to match someone who shares their ancestry. But like many African Americans in need of transplants, Josh hasn’t found a matching donor.

That’s why Be The Match®is raising awareness about the critical need for more African Americans to volunteer as potential donors this July, which is African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month. Be The Match is the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on saving lives through bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplantation.

In the last three years, efforts during African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month have added nearly 10,000 African Americans to the national Be The Match Registry®, giving patients everywhere more hope for a cure.

But the need remains great. African American patients still have the lowest odds of finding a matching donor compared to all other populations. They also have the most diverse tissue types, which makes the matching process even more challenging.

This year, Be The Match will host bone marrow donor registry drives across the country, and a special online promo code, “AABMAM,” can be used to join the registry online by visiting A dedicated landing page ( shares the real facts about bone marrow donation—confronting common myths that donation is painful or costly—along with showcasing inspiring stories of real people who have donated bone marrow or received a life-saving transplant.

People like Altonet Fillmore, who answered the call to donate 16 years after she joined the registry as a college freshman. Now 35, Fillmore has a busy life, working in human resources for a Houston health care company and singing on the side. In fact, she’s competed on three national talent shows—Star Search, American Idol and Showtime at the Apollo. When Altonet received the call as a potential matching donor for a patient, she didn’t have any second thoughts. She knew she wanted to donate.

“It was a privilege and an honor to be able to give something that my body makes every day and be able to save a life,” said Fillmore, who donated in the summer of 2013 to a woman battling a rare blood cancer. The two women hadn’t met, but Fillmore couldn’t stop thinking about her recipient throughout the donation process.

“I wanted to talk with her to ease her mind,” Fillmore said. “I wasn’t worried about myself; I knew I would be fine.”

Jeffrey W. Chell, M.D., chief executive officer of Be The Match, reminds potential donors that joining the registry takes only a few minutes.

“But with that simple step, you could offer a waiting patient the chance at a healthy life that they’ve been waiting for—you could be the only one out of millions who could save that patient’s life,” Chell said. “This is especially important for African Americans. While we are diversifying the registry every day, we need more people from the African American community to join the registry and be committed to donating if called as a match for a patient.”

To get the real facts about bone marrow donation and sign up as a committed registry member, visit

About Be The Match
For people with life-threatening blood cancers—like leukemia and lymphoma—or other diseases, a cure exists. Be The Match® connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. People can contribute to the cure as a member of the Be The Match Registry®, financial contributor or volunteer. Be The Match provides patients and their families one-on-one support, education, and guidance before, during and after transplant.

Be The Match is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), a nonprofit organization that matches patients with donors, educates health care professionals and conducts research so more lives can be saved. To learn more about the cure, visit or call 1 (800) MARROW-2.


Kate Bissen
On Behalf of Be The Match
[email protected]

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Ray J Filed on by LA DA for 10 Crimes Including Sexual Battery; Cops Disagree


*Remember that incident Ray J was in back in May at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel?

You know, the one where he was arrested for getting drunk and actin’ a fool and brushed up against some woman’s butt and was ordered to leave? Yes, that incident. Well, it’s turned into some really bad news for Brandy’s bad actin’ little brother.

RELATED: Ray J Busted in Beverly Hills After Disturbance at Hotel

According to a TMZ report, the L.A. County D.A. has thrown the book at Ray J and on Monday cuffed him with 10 CRIMES in connection with his drunken antics. But check this out. The D.A. charged the actor/singer with sexual battery even though cops say no such crime was committed.

But there’s a slight problem because police told TMZ at the time it was NOT a sexual battery because the contact was “incidental” — not intentional.

Ray J left the bar and then went nuts in an alcohol-fueled rampage. He was arrested, kicked out the window of a cop car and spit on an officer. Ray J told TMZ … he kicked out the window because he was claustrophobic.

In addition to the misdemeanor battery charge, Ray J was charged with 4 counts of resisting arrest, 3 counts of assault and battery and 2 counts of vandalism … all misdemeanors.

Hmm, looks like Ray J has got the attention of somebody inj the DA’s office and apparently they are not a fan.

All we can say is good luck Ray J. and make sure you lawyer up, big time.

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Austin May be Booming, but Blacks Moving Out of City, According to Report

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Natalie Madeira Cofield (Photo: Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune)

*(Via NY Times) – When Natalie Madeira Cofield walks among the local boutiques and cafes in her South Congress Avenue neighborhood in Austin (Texas), she likes to take note of the other African-Americans she sees.

“If I get past 10, I’m like, ‘Wow, there are a lot of black people out today,’ ” said Ms. Cofield, 32, who moved to Austin three years ago from Washington to become head of what is now the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce.

Austin, with a population of 885,400, is among the country’s fastest-growing cities, luring residents with its live music scene, technology jobs and laid-back way of life. But the city is struggling to attract and retain African-Americans. Among large, fast-growing cities, Austin is the only one with a shrinking African-American population, according to a May report from the University of Texas at Austin that relied on Census Bureau data.

“It is completely outside the norm,” said Eric Tang, an author of the report, which looked at cities of at least 500,000 residents that experienced a double-digit rate of population growth from 2000 to 2010. While Dr. Tang said researchers expected to find that Austin’s African-American population was not growing at the same rate as the general population, they did not expect to find a decline. None of the other cities examined, Dr. Tang said, showed a drop. (U.T.-Austin is a corporate sponsor of The Texas Tribune.)
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As Austin’s population grew 20.4 percent from 2000 to 2010, its African-American population declined 5.4 percent. In contrast, the population of African-Americans increased for the Austin metropolitan region.

Get the rest of this report at NY Times.

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EUR on the Scene: The #McDonald’s 365Black Awards at the Essence Festival (Watch)

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*In its eleventh year, the #McDonald’s 365Black Awards attracted a who’s who of celebrities, and other notables to New Orleans July 4th weekend as part of the 20th annual Essence Festival.

This year’s awards show honored the achievements of civil rights activist, Reverend Al Sharpton, music executive and entrepreneur Kevin Liles, film producer, Will Packer, inspirational leader, Iyanla Vanzant, former NFL athlete Dhani Jones, McDonald’s Owner/Operator, Henry Coaxum, and young people doing outstanding things in their communities. Presenters include national news correspondent, Soledad O’Brien, actress Michelle Williams, and film director/producer, Warrington Hudlin.

“It’s important to us because we want to recognize all the many people, all across the nation, that are changing our community every day,”  stated McDonald’s Owner/Operator, Marty Gillis.  “Whether it’s in small ways or big ways. And we know how important it is to be involved in our communities, and it’s the spirit of giving back that we know that we want to represent as a business.”

The live event, hosted by actor and E! correspondent, Terrence Jenkins, and actress Tika Sumpter, airs August 10 at 10pm Eastern & Pacific time on BET; and August 17 at 11pm Eastern & Pacific time on Centric.

EURweb’s Lee Bailey was on the golden carpet to give us a preview of who and what to expect.

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Must See: LeBron James Cheers Son at B-Ball Game (Watch)

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*Wow. Talk about a good look.

The video below proves LeBron James, even though he’s an ultra-celebrity, is just like any other doting, loving father; he just wants support and see his kid do well.

And that’s exactly what we saw this past weekend in Lexington, Kentucky, where the senior LeBron came out to support LeBron James Jr. at a basketball tournament.

Yes, the best basketball player in the world is also a devoted dad. Hmm, now that we think about it, that makes it a little bit easier to understand that pre-game news conference comment before Game 5 of this year’s NBA Finals, when Mr. James said it was “just basketball.”

Check out LeBron and LeBron Jr.: