BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 6/12/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 9:13 am.
1. It’s National Men’s Health Week
Here are a couple of questions for you: “How healthy are you? When’s the last time you went to the doctor?”
We ask these questions because this week marks National Men’s Health Week and BET.com wants to raise the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. [MORE]
2. Beyoncé Reveals Meaning Behind Blue Ivy’s Unique Name
Ever since word got out that Beyoncé and Jay-Z named their first child Blue Ivy people have been speculating about the meaning behind their daughter’s name. Some thought it was just a reference to Jay’s favorite color, but Bey just shared a poem that could have served as the inspiration for the baby’s first name.
“The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Light at the blue end of the spectrum does not travel that whole distance from the sun to us. It disperses among the molecules of air, it scatters in the water. Water is colorless, shallow water appears to be the color of whatever lies underneath it, but deep water is full of this scattered light, the purer the water the deeper the blue.” [MORE]
3. Commentary: Can I Borrow Some Cooperation?
The interest rates on subsidized federal Stafford loans may double next month for more than seven million Americans, which include 1.5 million African-American students. [MORE]
4. Shaunie O’Neal Reveals Plans to Fire Three Basketball Wives
The controversial reality series, which has come under fire lately for taking the catfighting too far, will lose three of its cast members from Miami, creator and executive producer Shaunie O’Neal promises.
“No questions asked, not anything personal but just not where I want to go. Not on the same page,” she tells The Insider in an interview.
O’Neal says the decision came as the result of a gut-check that had her contemplating leaving the show altogether. “I think the level of where the show is going is out of control,” Shaq’s ex says candidly. “Sometimes I just want to exit stage left immediately.” [MORE]