Friday, March 13, 2015

Covers - Kelly Rowland Debuts Son's Face With Husband On Essence Magazine

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Kelly Rowland and her husband have showed off their son's face in an adorable family photo on the cover of the March issue of Essence magazine. The little boy is named Titan Jewell and I think he looks so cute in the picture, with a smile just like that of his dad Tim Weatherspoon. So sweet!

Doctors Perform World's First Successful Penis Transplant In South Africa

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The unnamed 21-year-old beneficiary of the transplant had to have his penis amputated three years ago after circumcision, and after his surgery last December, experts thought would take him two years to regain all function. However, it took just four months for this to occur resulting in the operation being declared an outstanding success.

According to Sky News, the surgery was five years in the planning at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital. The surgery has been attempted once before - but this is the first example of a successful long-term result. Experts estimate as many as 250 penis amputations take place every year across South Africa.

Photo of Newborn Swaddled In American Flag Gets Photographer In Trouble

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Photographer Vanessa Hicks, got herself in hot water after a newborn photo she posted to her professional Facebook page went viral. The navy veteran who is also married to a military man says she never could have anticipated the backlash she got from the photo of another military father in uniform, holding his baby in an American flag. The online furore, she said, started from a Facebook page that attacked the photo for desecrating the American flag.

Naysayers criticised the photograpgher and her husband, and also the father whose name appears in the photo as seen above. Some insisted he needed to be disciplined or sacked. But Hicks stood up for her picture and called on her friends, fans, family, and anyone who loved the picture to defend it and share. Now, she may be making prints to sell of the photo, and she believes this is a win for those in military service who often give their lives in defence of the country, the flag and all it stands for.

Creflo Dollar Deletes Fundraiser For $60 Million Private Jet After Backlash

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Yesterday, world renowned prosperity preacher, Pastor Creflo Dollar created a fundraising page on his website for one of the most luxurious private jets in production, a Gulfstream G650, to cost $60 Million. He requested for 200,000 believers to donate $300 each to help him and the church quickly reach the goal and purchase the private jet. There was an immediate online backlash once the story leaked on theroot and elsewhere, and now, the goFundme page has been removed.

The church had been making the demand because, they said, the private jet the pastor had been using before now had recently suffered engine failure leading to an emergency landing, which is not a good thing. The intro begging for donations re-iterated that Pastor Creflo Dollar needed a replacement so as to ensure that he, his wife, and staff members of the church can get to their overseas engagements safely and quickly, at any needed time.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Chimamanda Adichie On Elnathan John's 2013 Twitter Rants Against Her

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For the month of March, Chimamanda Adichie has been sharing her fashion outfit of the day [OOTD] pictures with Vogue UK and her fashionista fans around the world. But a new interview with, in which the award winning writer speaks about a misunderstanding with writer Elnathan John, has sparked controversy amongst the Nigerian literati.

Elnathan is also a Nigerian writer, well known online for the satirical pieces on his blog, including How to Show Nigerian Love and others. He is also a famous Twitteratti, and among his viral tweets is an episode where he ranted about Chimamanda's natural hair campaign.

42-Year-Old Mom of Four Shares Inspiring Story of Weight Loss & Running Marathons

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Tuedon Morgan is a marathon runner with medals and accolades to show for it. Better known as Tee Morgan, Tuedon has 40 marathons scheduled for this year alone, and this is in addition to her family and a full-time job. Tee is almost 42 years old, and has a high level job as an education administrator. She has been married for 21 years, and has 4 sons - 20, 18, 16 and 8.

Tee's passion for running started when she joined a gym and began walking on a treadmill in her desire to lose the weight she had gained during and after her fourth and final pregnancy. Tee and her family have lived in Qatar since 2005, but she has over the past four years travelled the world in pursuit of her dream, and hopes to be the first Nigerian to run the North Pole. Read excerpts from her inspiring interview with BN below...

Couple Alert - Lupita Nyong’o and Common Dating?

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Lupita Nyong’o and Common were first photographed together at the 2015 Golden Globes Awards ceremony, as seen above, but nobody paid any mind to the pictures. Now, several eye-witnesses have said the two stars were spotted together out and about socially as they went from what appeared to be a dinner date to a movie date and then to a bar. Basically, they spent the whole evening together.

What do you think? Do they look like a couple couple from the picture above? The fans who saw the duo took to Twitter to share the news but there is no statement or confirmation yet from both Common and Lupita. Check out the tweets and see the picture Lupita herself shared on her Instagram of the two together with their mutual stylist.

Parents Fear Violent 7 Year Old Adopted Son Wants To Kill Them and Others

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A couple have appeared on the Dr Phil show to beg for help about their adopted their seven-year-old son, who they say threatens their life and has an imaginary friend who tells him to harm people. The couple adopted the boy as a baby from a meth-addict, but are now convinced that his obsession with knives and blood is a sympton of something very sinister.

Kim and her ex-husband, Ryan, adopted Rylan when he was a baby and say both his biological parents had bipolar disorder. The pair are now both terrified about his aggressive behavior and fears that he would become a serial killer starting with them.

Online Shopper Wants Refund After Sexy Dress Doesn't Fit Her Like The Model [Photos]

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A Chinese woman is not happy that the sexy dress she bought online does not look the same on her as it does on the model whose photo showcases the dress on the shopping website. The disgruntled shopper has posted photos after the risqué black dress turned out to fit differently on her than what she expected it to.

The woman bought the dress from eCommerce site Taobao and went back on the review site to say the reality of the dress on her turned out to be less glamorous than she hoped. She then posted these photos of her in the dress on the sellers page, asking for a refund. Do you think she should get her money back? See larger photos below..

Fantasy Author, Terry Pratchett Dies at 66 After Battling Alzheimer's

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Terry Pratchett wrote more than 70 books over his lengthy career. He was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2007. Sir Terry Pratchett died at home, surrounded by his family. He died aged 66 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's disease. Though he was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2007, the author continued writing, completing his final book last summer. Popularly called Sir Terry by his fans, the fantasy author was best known for the Discworld series.