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What We’re Reading This Week [May 3, 2013]

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Chris Kelly, of 90s Rap Duo Kris Kross, Dead at Age 34

Another member of the Black music community is gone too soon. Chris Kelly from ‘Kris Kross’, the 90s rap group famous for songs like “Jump”, was found dead on Wednesday after a suspected drug overdose. CLICK HERE to read more.

3 Additional Boston Bombing Suspects in Custody  

Three more suspects have been arrested in connection with the Boston marathon bombings. Police say they were taken in on charges that they helped one of the original suspects conceal and destroy evidence. CLICK HERE to read more.

Morehouse Rape Suspects Released on Bond

Four Morehouse athletes were released on $10,000 bonds after being arrested and charged on two separate rape cases. Three of the men were accused of sexually assaulting an unidentified 18 year old Spelman student over Spring Break. CLICK HERE to read more.

Asian Fraternity Criticized Over Blackface Video

UC Irvine’s Lambda Theta Delta fraternity is under fire after four of their frat brothers made a parody video of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie”, in which one of the members performed in ‘blackface’ supposedly portraying Jay-Z.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Emmett Till’s Family Now Wants Lil’ Wayne Dropped From Mountain Dew Ad

The Till family is coming for Lil Wayne and apparently, his endorsement deals too. They are urging the rapper’s sponsors, namely, Mountain Dew, to drop him due to an offensive lyrical reference to the late Emmett Till he made in a song three months ago. Lil’ Wayne finally made an “apology” statement Wednesday but the Till family rejected it. CLICK HERE to read more.

Michael Jordan Gets Married to Ex-Model

MJ is a married man again! He and his 35 year-old former model wife Yvette Prieto swapped vows this weekend in Palm Beach, Florida, in a star-studded ceremony that boasted the likes of Patrick Ewing, Spike Lee, Tiger Woods and Usher. CLICK HERE to read more. 

NBA Player, Jason Collins, Becomes First Openly Gay Active Athlete

Washington Wizards center, Jason Collins, revealed his homosexuality in an article published on Sports Illustrated’s website Monday, making him the first openly gay athlete in a professional team sport. CLICK HERE to read more.

Family of Baseball Pitcher in “42”, Blasts Producers for Racist Portrayal

The family of the late baseball pitcher Fitz Ostermueller isn’t happy with their father’s depiction in “42”, the film about legendary Jackie Robinson. They say, in the movie, Ostermueller was falsely painted to look like a violent, racist. CLICK HERE to read more.

Michelle Obama’s Arms Spark Plastic Surgery Trend 

A new study is linking a huge increase in upper arm cosmetic surgeries to Michelle Obama. It’s reported that the First Lady’s highly-envied limbs, are the reason behind a 4,400 percent jump in women going under the knife for upper arm lifts or brachioplasties. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Alabama Woman Shot and Killed While Holding Baby

24 year-old Sherri Williams was shot and killed on her porch in Birmingham, Alabama by a stray bullet while holding her newborn son. Police say she was the unintended victim of a fight between two men at a nearby store, that led to shots being fired. CLICK HERE to read more.

Man Pays off Mother’s Mortgage

A mother is gets an early Mother’s Day gift when her son pays her off mortgage in full. CLICK HERE to watch the video.