BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 5/31/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:11 am.
1. Tyler Perry: Bobbi Kristina Did Not Walk Off My Set
Tyler Perry took to his blog to clear up rumors about Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Whitney Houston’s daughter, who landed a role in Perry’s sitcom For Better or Worse, allegedly broke down on set recently and walked off the show, leaving writers scrambling to explain her hasty exit. [MORE]
2. Minority Children Urged to Take Swimming Lessons as Summer Approaches
As we approach pool season, it’s important to keep in mind that many people don’t know how to swim, especially the young.
According to USA Swimming Foundation, 70 percent of Black and Latino youth do not know how to swim. And what makes this a problem is Black children ages 5-14 are three times more likely to drown and die in pools, lakes and other forms of water than white children the same age. Experts from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission say these deaths happen because the children did not know how to swim. [MORE]
3. Obama Congratulates Romney on Securing the Republican Nomination
President Obama and his Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney frequently compliment each other on the campaign trail for being good husbands and fathers, but the niceties begin and end there. In a rare personal moment, the president called the former Massachusetts governor on Wednesday to congratulate him for clinching the Republican nomination. [MORE]
4. Black Pilots Sue United Airlines for Discrimination
A group of African-American United Airlines employees and pilots filed suit against their employer Tuesday, claiming they were passed over for promotions because of racial bias.
“The struggle for inclusion at United Airlines is a long-standing issue that many have tried to address over a long period of time,” said plaintiff Capt. Leon Miller, in a statement. [MORE]
5. Halle Berry Shares Her Beauty Tips and Summer Style
When it comes to her makeup routine, Halle Berry likes to keep things simple. The actress/mom/bride-to-be who nabbed the top spot in People’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World list in 2003, talked with Stylelist about her quick makeup tips, short haircut and what she’s loving this summer.
“Face powder, as I’m a shiny mess, and a lip. I have a bad habit of chewing my lips and without something on there, I just chew them off,” she says. “I’ve been wearing Just Bitten Kissable in Honey. It’s the perfect, creamy nude.” [MORE]