HOW TO REACH 10 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS: CNN REACHES 10 MILLION TWITTER MILESTONE

CNN marked a milestone Monday. Just before noon, the @cnnbrk account topped 10 million followers on Twitter. That puts our Twitter account in the company of Lady Gaga, President Barack Obama and Cristiano Ronaldo. To mark the occasion, it’s worth reflecting how we got here. The first tweet on @cnnbrk wasn’t news, and it wasn’t… [Continue Reading]

HELICOPTER CRASHES IN CENTRAL LONDON, 2 KILLED

A helicopter crashed into a construction crane atop a new luxury residential building in thick London fog Wednesday, killing the pilot and another person and sparking a line of flames as it plunged to the ground. Thirteen others were injured in the crash that took place at the height of the morning rush hour in… [Continue Reading]

LANCE ARMSTRONG: SET TO CONFESS TO DOPING TO OPRAH WINFREY

Lance Armstrong, who for years vehemently denied cheating while winning a record seven Tours de France, told Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to advance his cycling career, according to media reports. ABC News, the New York Times and USA Today, citing unnamed sources, reported Monday night that the former cyclist finally admitted to… [Continue Reading]

ANOTHER GANG RAPE IN INDIA: YET THEY SAY THAT AFRICA IS THE DARKEST CONTINENT

In an incident eerily similar to a sexual assault that sent shock waves worldwide, Indian police say a woman was gang-raped over the weekend by seven men after she boarded a bus at night. Police have arrested all seven suspects, including the bus driver, after the alleged Friday night attack in the Gurdaspur district of… [Continue Reading]

KOBE BRYANT, WIFE VANESSA, CALL OFF THEIR DIVORCE

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, say they are calling off their divorce. And they announced it on social media. On Friday, Vanessa Bryant’s Instagram page had a message reading: “We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled. Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our… [Continue Reading]

PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA: OIL TANKER EXPLDES

I just saw online that an oil tanker exploded in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, yesterday. Port arcourt is one of Nigerias leading oil producing regions. This is sad news because further information from the event says the following there has been loss of life. These are the details: 2 killed, 8 injured, 11 vehicles, 4 motorcycles,… [Continue Reading]

LAGOS, NIGERIA: BOMB SCARE ON LAGOS BOUND AERO FLGHT

A passenger on board a Lagos bound Aero aircraft suspected to be of a strange character caused a bomb scare at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Friday, after he attempted to disembark from the plane which was at the point of taking off. The passenger’s action rose the suspicion of others on board who… [Continue Reading]

THE FLU SHOT: WHAT, WHY AND THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THE FLU SHOT

What is flu? The flu (or common flu) is a viral infection that is spread from person to person in secretions of the nose and lungs, for example when sneezing. Medically, it is referred to as influenza. Flu is a respiratory infection, that is, an infection that develops primarily in the lungs. Respiratory infections caused by other viruses often… [Continue Reading]

2013 ACADEMY AWARDS: AND THE WINNER GOES TO…

Steven Spielberg had a great day at the Academy Awards nominations, where his Civil War saga “Lincoln” led with 12 nominations. It was not so great for Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hooper and Ben Affleck, whose films did well but surprised — dare we say shocked? — Hollywood by failing to score directing nominations for the… [Continue Reading]

KATHERINE WEBB: ESPN’S FOCUS DURING ALABAMA’S BLOWOUT OF NOTRE DAME

When you get bored, your eyes wander. So when a blossoming blowout between the University of Alabama and some other team in Monday night’s college football championship floated into yawnfest territory, the electronic eyes of ESPN naturally went wandering — settling on a brunette bombshell who just happens to be the girlfriend of Crimson Tide… [Continue Reading]

BETTER SEX THROUGH EXERCISE AND FITNESS

The link between physical fitness and sex is an interesting one, and one that should not be underestimated. While there are several great reasons to exercise, there is one more significant advantage: a better sex life. Recent research indicates that people who are physically fit get more enjoyment from sex and are more likely to be… [Continue Reading]

WHAT WOULD YOU DO, IF WHAT YOU LIVE FOR ENDS?

Retirement terrifies sports stars. It truly feels like death. The end of a glittering career can feel like falling off a cliff to an athlete who thrives on fame and fortune. And the longer the career, the harder the end game seems to be. It is very sad see some of our beloved stars, such… [Continue Reading]

THE WORST FAST-FOODS FOR SODIUM, AND BETTER OPTIONS

The first week of the new year has come to an end. Remember that fitness is a life long journey. Fast food is convenient, but it can be salty. Americans eat about 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day, more than the suggested 2,300 milligrams and double the 1,500 mg for people who are over 50,… [Continue Reading]

VITTORIO MISSONI FEARED DEAD- ITALIAN FASHION HEIR, MISSING AFTER PLANE VANISHES

A small plane carrying six people, one of them Vittorio Missoni, a director of Italy’s famed Missoni fashion house, is missing off the coast of Venezuela, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol Torres said. The search for the missing aircraft continued Saturday, an Italian Foreign Ministry spokesman said. Missoni confirmed in a statement that Vittorio Missoni, son… [Continue Reading]

HOW TO REACH YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS GOALS FOR 2013

5…4…3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Oh yes, for anyone that has been living under a rock, a new year was ushered in less than 72 hours ago. We are now in 2013. A new year means new opportunity. New opportunities to better our financial lives, health and relationships; both personal business. We make new year’s resolutions to help… [Continue Reading]

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY FAMILY IN NIGERIA AND IN AMERICA

It is Christmas day, the 25th day of December. Where are you celebrating Christmas this year? The holiday season is a perfect time to spend time with family. Most offices are closed and school is out. Everyone is on holiday. Things are at a stand still until after new year’s day. You have no excuse… [Continue Reading]

DJANGO UNCHAINED: A BEAUTIFUL STORY OF HEROIC LOVE AND REVENGE

Many people are worried about the world ending today. The Mayans predicted that the world would end today. I wonder whether the Mayans predicted the end of their Empire. While everybody was worried about the world coming, I enjoyed a special screening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”. I was very hesitant to watch “Django Unchained” because I… [Continue Reading]

ROB PARKER, ESPN COOMMENTATOR APOLOGIZES TO RG3 FOR “CORNBALL BROTHER” COMMENT

Nearly a week after questioning whether Robert Griffin III is “a brother or a cornball brother,” now-suspended “First Take” commentator Rob Parker has issued an apology for his comments. “I blew it and I’m sincerely sorry,” Parker wrote on Twitter. “I completely understand how the  issue of race in sports is a sensitive one and… [Continue Reading]

TIME MAGAZINE 2012 PERSON OF THE YEAR: BARACK OBAMA

President Barack Obama has been named Time’s Person of the Year. Managing editor Richard Stengel unveiled the magazine’s choice on Wednesday’s “Today.” He said it was remarkable that the president won two terms with over 50 percent of the popular vote as a Democrat. He also noted that Obama took office in an economic crisis,… [Continue Reading]

BLACK WOMEN DON’T WORKOUT BECAUSE OF THEIR HAIR!!!

A friend of mine sent me a link to this article and I had to share it with you. Check it out below. When you know better, you do better. Here now, a new study chronicled in the scientific journal The Daily Mail, which lays bare womankind’s deepest, darkest, shiniest, most volumizing secret: some women… [Continue Reading]

FIGHT WEIGHT GAIN AND HEART DISEASE BY SLEEPING

It’s early monday morning and it’s time to get out there and make the donuts!! The sound of the alarm clock symbolizes the start of another day without sufficient sleep. We all go through it. My mom and dad told me to enjoy sleep as a child because when I grow up, I won’t have the… [Continue Reading]

THE HYPOCRITICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AFRICANS AND BLACK AMERICANS

Beware of those black Americans. They are a wild bunch of people. They all carry guns. They are lazy. These were all words that I was told over and over, as I prepared to embark on my journey to the United States from Nigeria. Lucky for me, I was 18 years old when I came… [Continue Reading]

MANNY PACQUAIO KNOCKED OUT BY MARQUEZ IN MARQUEZ-PACQUAIO IV

There was one second left in the sixth round of Saturday’s big fight in Vegas  between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao, one of the best boxers  in the world, had been picking apart his old nemesis Marquez with darty punches  that the Mexican, an expert counter-puncher, couldn’t seem to counter. The  Filipino fighter… [Continue Reading]

JORDAN DAVIS,17 YEAR OLD, SHOT BY MICHAEL DUNN FOR PLAYING LOUD MUSIC

A Florida man was denied bond Monday on a murder charge stemming from a weekend shooting that started with a complaint about loud music and ended with a teenager dead. A statement by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office described a Friday-night confrontation in a gas station parking lot that escalated into at least eight shots being… [Continue Reading]

FACEBOOK WILL ASK YOU TO VOTE AGAINST YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE

Facebook will hold a vote, possibly later this week, in which it will ask users to abolish their right to vote on changes to the social network’s privacy policies. The social network announced last week that it was seeking comments on its proposal to take away its users’ right to vote on these sorts of… [Continue Reading]

ANTHONY NARH, GHANAIAN, CALLED TO WORK DURING HURRICANE SANDY, DROWNS

This is a very sad story. Sometime during the mid-afternoon hours of October 29, as Superstorm Sandy was heaving up the East Coast, Anthony Narh, a Ghanaian immigrant, limped toward his job at Empire Parking, an underground garage serving one of the toniest strips of one of Manhattan’s toniest neighborhoods. Nestled near the watery edge… [Continue Reading]

MY PART ON LAW AND ORDER:SVU, SHOOTS TONIGHT: HARD WORK PAYS OFF

As the first full week of normalcy after hurricane Sandy draws to a close, I have a lot to be thankful for. As I pray for the people who lost their lives and property to the storm, I am thankful for making it through without any damage. The climate is changing and we have to… [Continue Reading]

LESSONS LEARNED FROM BARACK OBAMA AND MC HAMMER ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The election is over and Barack Obama has made history once again….And STILL…THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…BARACK OBAMA!! People who know boxing will appreciate that. Regardless of whether you are a republican or a democrat, you have to respect Obama’s marketing campaign throughout this election process. What have we learned from Obama’s campaign?… [Continue Reading]

SPOTIFY STUDY SHOWS MUSIC IS MORE AROUSING TO WOMEN THAN TOUCH

DAMN!! All that time that we, men, spent perfecting that special touch. All those countless hours of practice, spent, in an effort to close the gap on the lesbian advantage. Now a new study shows that all we should have done was play a song for the ladies and the deal will be sealed….Damn you… [Continue Reading]

SHOUTOUT TO NIGERIA’S LINDA IKEJI IN CNN ARTICLE ON OBAMA VS ROMNEY

Congrats to Linda Ikeji, whose blog, is mentioned in an article in CNN.com this morning about the Obama vs Romney presidential race. The article, written by Tolu Ogunlesi, a freelance journalist in Lagos, Nigeria. In 2009 he was awarded the Arts and Culture prize in the annual CNN Multichoice African Journalism Awards. Read excerpts below:… [Continue Reading]