Chris Brown Faces Felony Charge After Alleged Assault
Singer Chris Brown, a no-show for Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, has been charged with a felony in connection with a domestic violence incident. “Detectives investigating the alleged domestic violence felony battery booked him for criminal threats,” a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department said. “At the time the case is presented to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, additional charges may be filed.” Brown, 19, posted a $50,000 bond and was released by police at 8:35 p.m. (11:35 p.m. ET). A March 5 court date has been set. Brown, nominated for two Grammy Awards, was scheduled to perform at the show. His girlfriend, singer Rihanna, abruptly canceled her planned Grammys performance, but neither her spokesman nor the show organizers gave a reason. “Rihanna is well,” her spokesman said in a written statement. “Thank you for concern and support.” Police have not identified the alleged victim, who they said “suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker.” (Continue Reading…)

Hudson: ‘Everyone Has Been So Supportive’
Jennifer Hudson hit the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night with fiance David Otunga by her side, and she told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson how grateful she is for all of the support she has received from friends and fans over the last several months. “Everyone has been so supportive and it’s overwhelming,” Jennifer said of the outpouring of love, well wishes and condolences from those moved by the singer’s family tragedy. “I’m clearly blessed and highly favored, so I’m just glad to be here.” The singer, whose mother, brother and nephew were tragically murdered last fall, said that despite her tough times, the Grammy Awards was a show she felt it was important to attend. “This is what I’ve always dreamt of you know, this is what I’ve always wanted to do, and now this time has come and I’m here,” she said. “I’m excited.” (Continue Reading…)

Study: African American Workforce Younger
With the nation’s first African-American president in the White House, the role of African Americans in the broader workforce is drawing renewed interest. Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released several data studies on aspects of the nation’s African-American workforce. In many ways, that workforce mirrors the mainstream workforce. For example, it’s no surprise that African Americans with college degrees enjoy a much-lower unemployment rate than high school dropouts, just as workers of all races do. But in an interesting finding, the African-American workforce in the United States is younger than the overall workforce. Some 64% of African-American labor force participants are under age 45, compared with 59% of all labor force participants. (Continue Reading…)

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