dailyphoto080503.jpgRaven-Symoné Goes Against the Grain
Raven-Symoné is widely known as a good girl—the girl who grew up next door, gained fame on The Cosby Show and who’s grown up to be a television, movie, and recording star with a carefully crafted and well-maintained wholesome image. This week her self-titled album hit the shelves. As with her previous discs, the 22 year-old wants to unequivocally honor her past commitment to nice-girl fare. “I am not going to sing about sex, drugs, and violence. That’s just not who I am,” she recently told Jet in a cover story. (Continue Reading…)

Some Blacks May Sit Out if Obama Loses Nomination
Some black voters are making it very clear: They’re concerned that Barack Obama is going to be denied the Democratic presidential nomination that they see as rightfully his, and if that happens, a lot of them may stay home in November. “It would hurt me not to vote,” said Charles Clark, an Indianapolis retiree. He’s thinking about leaving the presidential box on his ballot blank if Hillary Clinton is the Democrats’ nominee. “There was a heck of a push made so blacks could vote. I know that,” he said. “But it would also be very unfair if they pushed Barack Obama to the side.” (Continue Reading…)

Barbara Walters Reveals Past Affair with Black Senator
Former U.S. Sen. Edward Brooke declined to comment Friday about whether he had an affair with Barbara Walters in the 1970s. “I have had a lifetime policy and practice of not discussing my personal and private life, or the personal and private lives of others, with the notable exception of what I wrote in my recently published autobiography, `Bridging the Divide: My Life,'” he told The Associated Press in a phone interview from Miami. A relationship with Walters wasn’t mentioned in his book, the 88-year-old former senator from Massachusetts told the AP. (Continue Reading…)

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