BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 3/29/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 8:40 am.
1. Spike Lee Wrongly Links Elderly Couple to Trayvon Martin Killer
Let this be a lesson: Tweet with caution! Spike Lee is surely feeling guilty tonight after mistakenly retweeting an address he thought belonged to Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman, but in fact is the residence of an elderly couple who have nothing to do with the controversial murder. [MORE]
2. Tami Roman Suffers Mild Heart Attack
Basketball Wives star Tami Roman suffered a mild heart attack Monday, she revealed via Twitter. The reality star first hinted at trouble after last night’s episode of her popular show. [MORE]
3. Is Bacon Killing Us?
Meat lovers beware.
A new report suggests that eating too much red meat and processed meat can have a negative impact on our health. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed data from two large studies — the Health Professionals Follow-up Study and the Nurses’ Health Study — and found the following: [MORE]
4. Atlanta Teen Shot and Killed by Fake Police
Trayvon Martin, 17, was recently the victim of gunfire by a community watch volunteer, and now authorities are investigating a shooting in which two African-American security guards are said to have shot and killed 18-year-old Ervin Jefferson just minutes away from his home in metro Atlanta. [MORE]
5. It’s Rare to Find a Black American With 100 Percent African Ancestry
According to noted educator Henry Louis Gates, there are no Black Americans with 100 percent African ancestry.
“We have never tested an African-American who is 100 percent African,” Gates said, speaking at Grambling State University. “The average African-American is 77 percent Black or African, 17 percent European and less than 5 percent Native American.” [MORE]