dailyphoto090806New LisaRaye Reality Series on TV One
LisaRaye, the beautiful, outspoken star of film and television and First Lady of the Turks and Caicos, is moving forward with her new life, and TV One will be there to capture the unvarnished journey in a new reality series slated to go into production this fall. TV One announced the new series at the summer meeting of the Television Critics Association. To be filmed in Los Angeles and the Turks and Caicos, the new reality series will follow the star of TV One’s All of Us as she works to fully re-establish her critically acclaimed acting career, while balancing a far-flung and complex personal life. The half-hour, eight episode series is slated to premiere in spring 2010. (Continue Reading…)

Second Black Harvard Professor Accuses Police of Bias
A second black Harvard professor accused the Cambridge police of racism yesterday in wrongfully arresting him outside his home nearly three years ago. S. Allen Counter, a prominent Harvard Medical School professor and head of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, spoke about his arrest on assault and battery charges in an editorial published yesterday with The Bay State Banner. The disclosure follows last month’s high-profile arrest of renowned African-American scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. Counter’s attorney, Ozell Hudson Jr., told the Globe yesterday that Counter is considering his legal options over the manner he says he was treated after he complied with a request to step outside his house in December 2006 when police arrived to investigate a call by his former wife. She reported to police that Counter had tried to push their teenage daughter out of a moving car during an argument. (Continue Reading…)

Judge Delays Sentencing of Chris Brown
A judge has delayed sentencing Chris Brown on an assault charge to seek more input from Virginia authorities about whether Brown could do community labor in that state. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said Wednesday she will sentence Brown on Aug. 27. The judge met with a prosecutor and defense attorney briefly before Brown’s scheduled sentencing. When she emerged, she said Virginia had yet to respond about whether it could accommodate her requirement that Brown serve community labor, rather than community service. The 20-year-old Brown pleaded guilty in June to one count of felony assault stemming from the altercation with his then-girlfriend. (Continue Reading…)

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