BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 7/25/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 9:05 am.
TMZ reports the actor died in his El Paso, Texas, home of natural causes. He leaves behind no spouse or children. [MORE]
2. Jennifer Hudson’s Family Killer Sentenced to Life
Justice has finally been served for Jennifer Hudson’s family. William Balfour, who was convicted for the 2008 murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew, will spend the rest of his life in prison. [MORE]
3. The International AIDS Conference Kicks Off in Washington, D.C.
The International AIDS Conference (AIDS2012), sponsored by the International AIDS Society, kicked off on Sunday night in Washington D.C. with opening remarks from legendary singer Sir Elton John and appearances from AIDS heavy hitters such and Bill Gates, Annie Lennox, Bill Clinton and Alicia Keys. This is the first time in 22 years that the conference has been held in the U.S. In 2009, President Obama lifted a travel ban that restricted people living with HIV/AIDS from other countries from entering this country. [MORE]
4. Training Black Women to Have It All
Laysha Ward of the Executive Leadership Foundation is working hard to make sure Black women have the tools they need to push past the statistics. [MORE]
5. O.J. Simpson Story Headed to the Big Screen
O.J. Simpson may still be in jail, but his reps will soon be chronicling his life on film.
The New York Daily News is reporting that Simpson promoter Norman Pardo has put together a 90-minute film on the football legend, called The Unpromotable. [MORE]