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The Heat’s Shane Battier Is Super Famous in China

The Heat's Shane Battier Is Super Famous in China By Kyle Munzenrieder The Heat will travel to China next week for two preseason games against the LA Clippers, and fans in the country are basketball-crazy, perhaps even more so than in America. Hell, they worship Shane Battier. Seriously, dude's face is apparently plastered all over billboards, and he's nicknamed "Mr. President." Oh, sure, Dwyane Wade and Le ...

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Usain Bolt To Go For Three-Peat At 2016 Olympic Games

By Associated Press After Bolt became the first man to successfully defend both sprint titles at the London Olympics, he was coy about his prospects of competing in Rio and there was speculation he could switch to the long jump or 400 for a new challenge. But during a promotional visit to New Zealand on Monday, the self-declared “living legend” said his plan for 2016 “is all about just going and defending m ...

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Detroit’s Top Cop Retires Amid Sex Scandal

By Associated Press     Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee has announced his retirement from the Detroit Police Department following allegations of a sex scandal with an officer -- his third extramarital liason brought to light since taking over the department and his second alleged affair with a subordinate employee. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, who had suspended Godbee for 30 days after DPD officer Angelica Ro ...

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4 Weeks Left To Election Day!

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Rumbling in to its final four weeks, the presidential campaign is playing out on both coasts and multiple fronts, with Republican Mitt Romney seeking stature on foreign affairs and President Barack Obama raising political cash by the millions. Joining celebrities for fund-raising in Los Angeles on Sunday, Obama for the first time needled himself over a poor debate performan ...

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Hastings Renews Call for Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

Contact: Lale Mamaux  Phone: (202) 225-1313 www.alceehastings.house.gov   (Washington, DC) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) sent the following letter to President Obama urging the administration to create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program.  This program would allow Haitians with approved family based visa petitions to come to the United States while awaiting their visas. (Please ...

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Breast Lumps: What’s Normal, What’s Not

By Felicia Vance, BDO Staff Writer            So you found a lump — now what? Though all breast lumps need to be evaluated by a trained medical professional, the majority turn out to be noncancerous, especially in younger women. First, don’t panic… 80 to 85 percent of breast lumps are benign, meaning they are noncancerous, especially in women younger than age 40. Not only that, but if you’re at an age where ...

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There Go Our Heroes: Top 10 Black Action Movie Heroes

By Candice Frederick    We all know white dudes aren’t the only ones who could open up a can of whoop-ass on screen. They may dominate the box office (sometimes), but it’s the brothas—and some sistas—who really shut the whole thing down. And, you know what they say, black don’t crack. Here are ten action heroes who will never go out of style: 10) Michael Jai White: Marcus from Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get M ...

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Obama Beats Romney In Fund-Raising For August!!!

By Associated Press President Barack Obama squeaked out a fundraising victory over Mitt Romney in August as the candidates gear up for the final stretch of their closely contested campaign. Obama raised more than $114 million in August, while Romney brought in just over $111 million, according to numbers released early Monday by the rival campaigns. It’s the first time in four months the Democrats have outr ...

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President Obama, Democrats Raise $181 Million In September!

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama‘s campaign and Democrats have raised $181 million combined in September, pulling in the most money in one month during his re-election bid. Obama’s fundraising haul topped the more than $114 million raised by his campaign and Democrats during the month of August. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign and Republicans have not yet reported September fundrai ...

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Taken 2 Storms Box Office to Collect a Cool $50 Million

by- Shawn Fitzgerald          The Liam Neeson sequel Taken 2 led a lively Columbus Day weekend at the North American box office. The follow up to Neeson's 2008 surprise blockbuster easily led the field which included solid holdovers from Hotel Transylvania and Looper. One film that didn't make much of an impact was Tim Burton's 3D animated comedy Frankenweenie, which scored with critics but met with indiffe ...

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