[24Wired.tv] Former Athlete Denied Disability Insurance, Survives on Food Stamps
Former athlete Ansel Strauder’s dreams of playing professional baseball were cut short when he blew out both of his knees in college. Now, he can barely walk. (Watch)
[MadameNoire.com] Why Hasn’t Octavia Butler’s Work Been Adapted?
Octavia E. Butler is considered the first black woman to gain national prominence as a science fiction writer, so why haven’t any of her books ever been turned into a movie? (Read)
[HipHopWired.com] 50 Cent – “Put Your Hands Up”
50 Cent promised a visual for every record on his Big 10 Mixtape. Here’s the official video for “Put Your Hands Up.” 50 definitely doesn’t sell us short on the eye candy and also gives us a sample of his comedic ability. (Watch)
[StyleBlazer.com] StyleBlazer Approved: X-Factor Winner Melanie Amaro in Belle Noel By Kim Kardashian
Congratulations to the winner of X-Factor, Melanie Amaro. Melanie’s huge voice and beautiful spirit will definitely take her career to new heights. (Read)