BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 5/16/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 8:56 am.
1. Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose Begin Shooting Half a Yellow Sun
The film adaptation of prize-winning novel Half a Yellow Sun is underway in Calabar, Nigeria. Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Attack the Block breakout star John Boyega and Chiwetel Ejiofor will star in the epic love story. [MORE]
2. Alicia Keys Dishes on Traveling Alone, Breastfeeding, and Body Image
During an intimate interview on Lifetime’s new show The Conversation, Alicia Keys opened up about raising her son Egypt with husband Swizz Beatz, the pains of breastfeeding, sex, and body image.
“I think that we as females are like the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures on the world and I think that we’re gorgeous no matter what size that we are. In fact, I personally think that we are more beautiful when we are a bit thicker, bigger and more robust. I just think it’s gorgeous,” Keys said. [MORE]
3. Five Diseases Doctors Misdiagnose in Blacks
Millions of Americans spend years suffering from unexplained health problems. Sometimes even the best doctors miss the mark: About 40 percent of all mistakes that doctors make are misdiagnoses, says the National Patient Safety Foundation. That’s because many ailments have similar symptoms or can be detected only with tests that your physician might consider unnecessary if he’s confident in his verdict.
If you’re in the know about often-confused conditions, though, you can ask the right questions to prevent or fix an error — and even save your life. [MORE]
4. Michelle Obama Calls on Women to Take Charge of Their Health
Ever since Michelle Obama first came into the public spotlight, her famously toned arms have been the envy of women across the nation. In an article the first lady penned for Women’s Health magazine, she urges women to stop making excuses and get routine physicals and screenings. [MORE]