BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 8/9/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 9:15 am.
1. Alicia Keys and Tyler Perry to Guest Star on America’s Next Top Model
For a first time “college edition” of America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks will have Alicia Keys and Tyler Perry as special guests.
The Grammy-winning singer will be a mentor to the aspiring models in one episode, and the film mogul will also make an appearance. [MORE]
2. Sherman Hemsley Died From Cancer
More details have been revealed about Sherman Hemsley’s exact cause of death.
TMZ is reporting The Jeffersons star died of lung cancer. The actor’s post mortem report describes the primary cause of death as “superior vena cava syndrome,” a complication resulting from a cancerous mass on Hemsley’s lung. [MORE]
3. The Obamas Talk About Leading Women in Ladies Home Journal
Michelle Obama poses on the cover of Ladies Home Journal’s September issue, but inside both President Barack Obama and FLOTUS sit down for a chat about women, leadership, their daughters, and what the President loves most about his wife. [MORE]
4. Does Past Child Sexual Abuse Raise the Risk of Contracting HIV?
It’s not a secret that African-Americans are heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS. African-Americans make up a mere 13 percent of the overall U.S. population, but we account for almost half of all new HIV infections that are diagnosed each year. It’s estimated that 1 in 16 Black men will be diagnosed with HIV infection at some point in their lifetime, as will 1 in 32 Black women. [MORE]
5. Connecticut Town Keeps Out Black Families With Section 8 Catch
The town of Winchester has a pattern of denying federal housing vouchers to minorities, claims a lawsuit against the town’s Housing Authority. [MORE]