BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 5/22/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 9:27 am.
1. Casting News: Isaiah Washington, Evan Ross, Morgan Freeman Land New Projects
No summer vacation for Hollywood’s hardest-working stars.
While the rest of us are getting ready for the beach, Morgan Freeman, Isaiah Washington, Anthony Mackie and Evan Ross will be reporting to set for a slew of exciting new films. [MORE]
2. Wendy Williams Talks Black Women and Plastic Surgery
Wendy Williams has taken some heat for going under the knife, and now the talk show host has something to say to her haters — in particular, Black women who look down on her for her multiple plastic surgeries. [MORE]
3. Educated People Tend to Have Better Health
Staying in school has many benefits, including living a longer, healthier life.
A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the more education and the more money you have, the more likely it is that you will live a healthier life. Also, the same report that looked at data from 2007-2010 found that people with more money suffer from fewer chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. [MORE]
4. Mitt Romney Gets a Fundraising Windfall
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is catching up to President Obama in the money game. First reported by the New York Times, Romney and the Republican National Committee raised $40.1 million in April, just a few million shy of the $43 million that Obama’s re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised. [MORE]
5. Half of All Falsely Convicted Prisoners Are Black
A new database puts sobering numbers behind what many say is a disproportionate number of African-Americans wrongly convicted each year. [MORE]