Archive for March 6th, 2009

For the first time in the magazine’s 9-year history, Oprah Winfrey shares the cover of O: The Oprah Magazine with someone else — First Lady Michelle Obama. The April 2009 issue with the first lady looking amazing on the cover hits newsstands March 17. Check it out. Speak your peace.

Update (3/6/09 evening): Police tracked Davon Crawford, the 33-year-old husband sought in the shooting deaths of his wife, her sister, and three of her sister’s children, to a Cleveland, OH, house. Police officers entered the house and confronted the suspect in the bathroom. In reaction, Crawford then took his life. An unidentified 7-year-old boy was also shot and hospitalized, […]

  Michael Jackson’s company, MJJ Productions, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Julien’s Auction House to stop the sell-off in April of millions of dollars of the history-making entertainer’s property from his Neverland Ranch, including the gates, bejeweled gloves, a lux cappuccino machine, and a stretch Rolls-Royce. The suit states the auction house […]

Update (3/6/09): DC’s chance of getting a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives may have dissipated this week. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) believes he doesn’t have enough votes in the House now to pass the bill without amendments. The National Rifle Association urged its members to push for an amendment to the […]

According to USA Today and the National Conference of State Legislatures, a record five African Americans lead state legislative bodies, including California Speaker of the Assembly Karen Bass, the first Black woman to hold the post; Terrance Carroll and Peter Groff, who preside over Colorado’s House and Senate, a first in U.S. history; and Senate majority leaders […]

As you know, the Obama Administration is trying to help strugglling homeowners refinance or modify their mortgages. If you need help, visit this new government web site to learn about your options: At the site, there’s a self-assessment tool to help you determine your eligibility. You can also click on “Borrower’s Q&A” to get […]

John “Bowling Green” Cephas was born in 1930 in Washington, DC, and grew up in Bowling Green, VA. He was raised on gospel music, but cultivated his passion for the blues at a young age. He learned to play the guitar from an aunt; and an uncle taught him the alternating thumb and finger-picking Piedmont style […]