latifah good housekeeping *Queen Latifah says she wasn’t always the confident rapper–turned–actress that sparkled in “Chicago,” “Beauty Shop” and “Last Holiday.” In real life, it’s been a struggle for Dana Elaine Owens (Latifah’s real name) to accept both herself and her rapid success, she tells Good Housekeeping magazine. The actress spoke about being a bigger […]

Leo Grand (pictured), a homeless man living in New York City, has just released his first official app, according to the Gothamist. Trees For Cars, a carpooling app that tells users how much CO2 they save per ride, has entered the market. Grand, who is homeless, began work on the app after programmer Patrick  McConlogue approached […]

In various parts of America, you can find shops and boutiques that sell marijuana. It’s not uncommon to see them, especially in urban dwellings. However, there are still federal laws that prohibit the sell, possession, and use of marijuana, whether recreational or medicinal. Americans want to believe weed is legal, but it isn’t. Yet. With […]

LOS ANGELES –  Say hello to my little friend. Three decades after “Scarface” hit theaters in all its coked-out, gun-toting gangster glory, the film is considered a masterpiece. But star Steven Bauer, who played Pacino’s partner-in-crime Manny Ribera, tells FOX411 it wasn’t always like that. He said none other than Martin Scorcese told him at […]

Taj Patterson (pictured), a Black fashion student, claims a group of Hasidic men attacked him while yelling homophobic slurs in Brooklyn the New York Daily News reports. Patterson was reportedly walking to his Fort Greene home after a party in Williamsburg December 1st, when he says more than 12 Hasidic men began hitting him on […]

Myasia (pictured), a 13-year-old girl, was ordered by her aunt and guardian to stand outside in the Akron, Ohio, bitter cold and hold a sign that criticized the fact that she failed to walk away from a school fight that ended in a three-day suspension, reports WKYC. Instead of choosing to not engage in a […]

  Last month, 25-year-old Ashley Depew, accused a random Black “thug” of assaulting her in a “Knockout Game” attack, but her entire story has been exposed as a lie, reports St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Depew was really hit by her boyfriend, Justin Simms, 25, and they fabricated the entire story to avoid telling their families. As originally […]

A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from a Colorado school for kissing a girl on the cheek. Hunter Yelton was sent home and remained there Monday after school officials accused the first grader of sexual harassment. Canon City school officials say no matter his age, what he did fits their school policy code’s description sexual […]

Jackie Turner, 26, posted a Craigslist ad seeking a family for the holidays. She got exactly that, but not in the way she expected. Turner, a California college student who was sexually, emotionally, and physically abused by her biological parents before escaping into the streets, lived a life riddled with gang violence and poverty, eventually […]

Their burgers might be squares, but their employees clearly aren’t. Wendy’s employee Amy Seiber was arrested and soon became an ex-employee on Nov. 1, when a customer at the chain’s Lovejoy, Ga. location called 911 on Nov. 1 and reported there was a half-smoked blunt inside her burger, TMZ reported Thursday. Police say when they […]

The American writer Maya Angelou has written and recited a poem in honour of Nelson Mandela, whom she met in the 1960s when she lived in Cairo. In the poem, His Day is Done, Angelou mourns Mandela’s death, praises him as a modern-day David who slew a mighty Goliath and a Gideon, who freed the […]

Michael Jackson’s older sister La Toya is officially off the market. According to sources, the 57-year-old actress and reality star said “I do” to her longtime friend and business partner Jeffre Phillips in Los Angels yesterday. Radar Online reports that La Toya’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and nephew Price were both in attendance at the private […]