BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 5/3/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 9:12 am.
1. Serena Williams Reveals Problems with Insomnia and Relationships
Serena Williams recently shared her troubles with insomnia and relationships and how she’s planning to deal with the two in opposite ways: the first she’ll tackle head on and the latter will be pushed to the back burner while she focuses on her career. The tennis star has dated rappers Common and Drake, but it seems like her failed relationships have hurt her so much, she’d rather stay away from playing the field for the next 10 years. [MORE]
2. Allen West Blames Obama for Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan
Rep. Allen West never has a kind word to say about President Obama, and today’s no different. In a morning tweet, he linked the suicide bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul to the president’s surprise visit to the country to mark the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death.
“Pres flew into Afghanistan at night for 7 hrs,” West wrote. “As sun came up, Taliban gave its response 2 his Chamberlain like actions.” [MORE]
3. 13 Charged in Hazing Death of Fla. Band Member
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Thirteen people were charged Wednesday in one of the biggest college hazing cases ever prosecuted in the U.S., accused in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major who authorities say was mercilessly pummeled by fellow members of the marching band.
The charges came more than five months after Robert Champion, 26, died aboard a chartered bus parked outside an Orlando hotel following a performance against a rival school. [MORE]
4. Historically Black Colleges Embrace Entrepreneurship Programs
Amid sky high unemployment numbers for African-Americans, Black colleges are now beginning to teach students to take their earning potential into their own plans. Institutions like Howard University and Bowie State are now expanding entrepreneurship courses generally only offered to business students, and welcoming in students from all disciplines, reports the Washington Post. [MORE]