Saints’ victory: A symbol of resiliency
Roy Bradley couldn’t sit still. First he took a chair next to Mack Young, a friend from the Lower Ninth Ward. Then he ambled to the kitchen. Then he went outside to call his wife. Now, he was back inside. Bradley removed his Saints hard hat from his head and stared intently at the coin toss on a 64-inch flat screen TV. Then, just as the Saints elected to receive the kickoff, he jumped out of his seat and strolled to the kitchen again, refilled his black and gold Saints glass. Hours later, when the seconds ticked down and a stunning 31-17 Saints Super Bowl victory was in hand, Bradley – who had lost his home in the Lower Ninth to Hurricane Katrina – sprang out of his seat and disappeared, whooping and hollering, into the New Orleans night. (Continue Reading…)

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith: Bad ‘contract’ leads to legal threats
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith say they’re not to blame for a movie that made absolutely no money. In legal papers filed Feb. 5 in L.A. County Superior Court, the Hollywood power couple claims the guy who financed the movie is threatening to sue them because he believes they “guarThe Human Contract Jadaanteed” a return on an investment to get him on board. According to TMZ, the Smiths claim they “made no such representations.” When news first broke out that Jada would be writing and directing her first film called ‘The Human Contract,’ some saw it as a breakthrough in the African American community. After all, except for Troy Beyer, who directed Nick Cannon in ‘Love Don’t Cost A Thing,’ there weren’t that many high profiled actresses-turned-directors in the game. (Continue Reading…)

Prosecutor: Pat Robertson had gold deal with African dictator
Prosecutors at the human rights trial of former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor alleged Thursday that Christian televangelist Pat Robertson had lobbied the White House on Taylor’s behalf in return for a gold mining contract. he controversial pastor and former Republican
presidential contender met with then-President George W. Bush on Taylor’s behalf, prosecutors charged during cross-examination of Taylor in a Dutch courtroom, allegedly in return for a contract to mine gold in southeast Liberia — a contract they say that Taylor had no legal right to grant. (Continue Reading…)

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