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From PGA.com: PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — PGA Life Member William James (Bill) Powell of East Canton, Ohio, the only African American to build, own and operate a golf course, and a selfless ambassador for building diversity in the game, died Dec. 31, at Aultman Hospital in Canton following complications from a stroke.

New York — Just as it has happened for more than a century as the old year ticks toward history, a large crowd will gather Friday night in New York’s Times Square to mark the old and the new with the descent of an iconic ball.

VIA:  NEWSONE.COM From BlackAmericaWeb.com: Whirlpool Corporation, the leading producer of major household appliances, must pay over $1 million to a black woman who was harassed for months, then brutally attacked by a white male co-worker at its Tennessee plant, a federal court judge has ruled. In his 30-page ruling, Senior Judge John T. Nixon said […]

VIA: THEWASHINGTONPOST.COM According to the Wizards Insider in the Washington Post, Gilbert Arenas brought guns to the Verizon Center because of a dispute with his team mate Jarvaris Crittenton.  The New York Post reports that the incident was over an unpaid gambling debt and that Crittenton also had a weapon. Yahoo! Sports is reporting that […]

VIA: EURWEB.COM USA Today, The New York Times, and most other major newspapers are giving Maxwell praise for his six Grammy Award nominations.  Maxwell was everywhere in 2009. His December television appearances alone included performances on The Jay Leno Show, The Today Show and The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live, of which the LA Time’s Ann […]

VIA:  HELLOBEAUTIFUL.COM New Atlanta based “Alter Ego” photographer Derek Blanks transforms Vivica into two personalities.

From StarBulletin.com: A former Manoa resident sent President Barack Obama an old photo of the two of them taken while they were third-grade classmates at Noelani Elementary School, requesting an autograph more than six months ago.

From SeattleTimes.com: Eight years ago, a terrorist bomber’s attempt to blow up a trans-Atlantic airliner was thwarted by passengers and revealed gaping holes in airline security only months after the Sept. 11 attacks.

2009 is becoming the year most people want to forget but here are a few moments we’ll be talking about way into the next decade.

John Legend, aka Lionel Richie 2.0, and his girlfriend Christine Teigen celebrated John’s 31st birthday at Simyone Lounge in NYC on Monday night.

The National Enquirer is reporting that Jamie Foxx once did a striptease for a group of men back in 1993. Their headline for the story is Jamie Foxx Begs Fan To Be His Gay Sex Toy.

From X17Online.com: A source tells X17online exclusively that Tiger Woods has entered a private, upscale rehabilitation facility in Arizona.