BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 6/18/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 9:23 am.
1. Rodney King Dead at 47
Rodney King, the victim of police brutality who became the face of the 1991 Los Angeles riots, has been found dead. He was 47.
According to reports from law enforcement officials on TMZ, King was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool in Rialto, California on Sunday morning. He was discovered by his fiancée Cynthia Kelley, who promptly called 911. [MORE]
2. Meagan Good Is Married
Meagan Good and her fiancé, DeVon Martin, finally tied the knot this weekend, after two years of courtship. The Think Like a Man star and her studio executive-preacher husband wed at Triunfo Creek Winery in Malibu, California, in front of 400 guests, incuding new couple Tracey Edmonds and Deion Sanders, Derek Luke and Tasha Smith. [MORE]
3. High Blood Pressure May Indicate Hidden Heart Disease
One would think that if you were suffering from heart disease, you would know it. But a new study shows that may not be the case.
Researchers at Wayne State University in Detroit have found that many Black patients with high blood pressure also were suffering from hidden heart disease caused by their high blood pressure. Apparently, the heart disease didn’t show any physical symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and heart attack. [MORE]
4. Marchers Protest NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Tactics
Nearly 300 civil rights groups marched for 30 blocks to protest how they’re being treated when they walk the streets. [MORE]