picture-358Singer Chris Brown Says Ashamed of Rihanna Attack
R&B singer Chris Brown issued his first full public apology on Monday for assaulting his then girlfriend Rihanna, describing his loss of control as “unacceptable, 100 percent” and asking for forgiveness from his fans. Brown, 20, said in a two-minute video statement that he had wanted to speak out earlier but had been advised against it by his lawyers. The singer of hits “Run It” and “Kiss Kiss” pleaded guilty last month to punching Rihanna in Los Angeles on the eve of the Grammy Awards in February. He is expected to be sentenced to five years’ probation in August. “I have told Rihanna countless times and I am telling you today that I am truly, truly sorry that I wasn’t able to handle the situation differently and better,” Brown said in the video statement, made available to celebrity website TMZ.com. (Continue Reading…)

Slumping Auto Sales Could Mean Less Ad Revenue for Black Sites
Could the near collapse of the U.S. automotive industry have a devastating impact on popular black Internet sites such as blackvoices.com or BET.com? Absolutely, says, Roosevelt Gist, owner of autonetwork.com. Gist, one of the country’s leading African-American automotive journalists, says GM, Chrysler and other car manufacturers are drastically cutting back on the number of ads they place on multicultural and niche sites. That could mean rapidly decreasing revenue for many sites that have historically depended on the auto industry for a major share of their annual advertising sales. No one is suggesting that any of the major black Internet sites is in danger of closing. However, the decline of the automotive industry is a story to be watched. (Continue Reading…)

Obama Pushes House on Health Care Initiative
President Barack Obama is defending his relentless campaign for a health care bill before Congress’ August recess, saying “the default in Washington is inaction and inertia.” Republicans assailed a rush to act on overhauling the nation’s $2.4 trillion system of medical care. The fault lines in the debate emerging as Topic A in the capital remained intact Tuesday as Obama defended the deadline, saying the American people want the overhaul done quickly. Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele demanded: “Take your time!” (Continue Reading…)

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