*Its Oscar week and that means it’s time for the “ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood” luncheon.
The exclusive event honored the brightest stars at the Beverly Hills Hotel Thursday.
EURweb associate Fahnia Thomas was at the 7th annual celebration and asked the best of Hollywood why it’s important to continuously illuminate positive images of Black women worldwide.
Diane Blackmon-Bailey & Cyril S. Ndaba
*Vallejo, CA’s un-official, goodwill ambassador, Black Empowerment Think Tank spokesperson, Diane Blackmon Bailey, welcomes the honorable South African Consul General Cyril S.Ndaba, to the beautiful city of Vallejo.
The Consul General represents South Africa in thirteen American states, and is currently based in Los Angeles, California.
Both were invited guest of Sister-Cities International, hosted by Brenda Brumfield – Ross, and Rev. Dr. Fredrick D. Smith, Jr. PHD, (Wayside United Methodist Church), held in the City Hall Library recently.
*There’s no question that R. Kelly has made a career of pushing the envelope musically, but the singer could potentially see the inside of a jail cell if he does the same legally.
Sources tell Pagesix.com that Kelley’s lawyer is afraid his client may be jail bound for allegedly falling behind on child support payments.
Court papers filed Thursday by Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, accuse the entertainer of failing to pay $20,833 a month in child support he owes.
*On November 23, 2012 Jordan Davis an African–American teenager and Jacksonville Florida high school student, was shot and killed while sitting in a car with three of his friends at a Jacksonville gas station.
Michael Dunn a 47–year -old Caucasian American demanded that Davis and his friends music be turned off which was being played loudly in an SUV next to Dunn’s car before firing the shots that killed Davis.
(Chattanooga, TN) – The NAACP Tennessee State Conference released the following statement responding to the vote at the Chattanooga Volkswagen Plant not to unionize.
From Gloria J. Sweet-Love, President Tennessee NAACP State Conference:
“This is a disappointing setback in a long term effort to ensure better workplace conditions for all American workers,” stated Gloria Sweet-Love, President of the Tennessee NAACP. ”It is unfortunate that some outside voices engaged in deceptive and intimidation tactics to influences the plant workers. We remain dedicated to protecting the rights of workers and their ability to stand together.”
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our five “Game Changer” issue areas here.
*Nelson Mandela’s family could be increased by two, if claims from two women are to be believed.
Michael Katz, a lawyer for the executors of the anti-apartheid leader’s estate, confirmed that he received an attorney’s letter citing the women’s claims, and that he would discuss the matter with the executors. The executors revealed details of the will last week.
“They made the claim that they are descendants of Madiba,” Katz told the Associated Press. “They indicated that this wasn’t a monetary claim.”