Week of November 10 - 16, 2013

Shannon Sharpe Speaks On Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin Story & Racial Slurs In Sports Locker Rooms


"The NFL Today on CBS opened their Sunday coverage with the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin story. Shannon Sharpe spoke passionately about the culture of the locker room and the use of racial epithets." Shannon's response is in reference to Richie Incognito being suspended by the Miami Dolphins after the graphic and racial voice mail he left for his teammate, Jonathan Martin. 


Watch the video below:

New Vagina Lighening Cream Receves Backlash


A commercial for a new Indian product called Clean and Dry Intimate Wash is causing quite a stir. The product is a skin-bleaching wash used for women who think their body parts are too DARK! The product supposedly makes women's body parts lighter and ALLEGEDLY more appealing to men!

Critics say this product will only increase the painful issues of skin tone hierarchy and cause a greater divide between the various skin tones within their community.

Your thoughts? Watch the commercial here: http://bit.ly/HQ7xNv

Mariah Carey Releases “The Art Of Letting Go"

Take a listen to Mariah's new single below:



Gospel Singer, Donnie McClurkin, Mourns Loss Of His Father

Gospel artist and a part of the WBLS and WLIB broadcast family, Donnie McClurkin, mourns the loss of his father, Donald A. McClurkin, Sr. The patriarch of the McClurkin family was hospitalized last week at Palmetta Baptist Medical Hospital in South Carolina after having an emergency surgery but unfortunately didn't recover and passed away early this morning.

The McClurkin family has released the following statement:

Gospel artist, Donnie McClurkin, mourns the lost of his father, Donald Andy McClurkin, Sr. The patriarch of the family had an emergency surgery last week
at Palmetta Baptist Medical Hospital in South Carolina,but passed away around 1:30am/PT on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. More details to follow.

Donnie McClurkin took to social media a few days ago to ask for prayers and positive thoughts for his family during this time: 

Our condolences go out to the entire McClurkin family.

Jennifer Hudson Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Congratulations to Jennifer Hudson for receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week. During her speech, she said:

I knew I would get emotional and I’m sure my mom is in heaven like, ‘Jenny, stop crying!’ But now is the time to cry, Mama. It is. I don’t know where to start because this is an amazing honor as we all know and I did not see it coming. I’m so honored to be here with so many that I love and I feel as though we’re all a family. Even all of you guys. It’s about — I love you, too! It’s one thing to be in this type of position but it doesn’t mean anything if you can’t make a difference in the world to someone. I always say that anytime we go out. We make sure we treat everyone like family so with that being said, I’m so honored that all of my family is here with me today.

Watch footage below:

Best Man Holiday Released


After a 15 year hiatus, the sequel to the popular movie, "The Best Man" is finally being released this week. "The Best Man Holiday" reunites original cast members, Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Harold Perrineau, Regina Hall and Terrence Howard, for another weekend of love, family, drama and laughs. The must see movie has all the elements of a perfect film including life lessons, comedy and strong emotions.

Braxton Family Values Season Three Premieres

The new season of "Braxton Family Values" is here and this time, the girls air out more than their dirty laundry. This time, we'll see the sisters face marital problems, new albums and more. Watch the trailer below:

Is Jennifer Hudson Married?

The rumor mill is buzzing that Jennifer Hudson may have secretly gotten married. Earlier this week she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame but it was her fiance, David Otunga's, ring that caught everyone's attention. Some say the ring might be a wedding band and that the two have secretly tied the knot! If so, congrats to the couple!

Picture via NecoleBitchie.com

Glenn Lewis Is Generation: Next

Glenn Lewis stopped by the WBLS Studio and joined the Generation: Next family! Check out the promo below and stay tunned for the full episode coming soon:

Rihanna Will Receive First Ever AMA Icon Award

Rihanna will be the first artist to ever be awarded the Icon Award at the upcoming American Music Awards. The award was created by AMA to honor those who's work has globally influenced pop cultue. In addition to this award, Rihanna has four nominations and is scheduled to perform during the show. The AMAs will air on 11/24 at 8pm.