2013 was full of big stories, from the trial of neighborhood watch killer George Zimmerman to Real Housewives of Atlanta drama. Here’s our list of this year’s top-viewed stories on BlackAmericaWeb.com. Which one is most memorable to you?
54-Year-Old Lillie McCloud Stuns ‘X-Factor’ Judges
If you didn’t see this season of “X-Factor”, then you missed the very talented Lillie McCloud. The 54-year-old singer blew the judges and audience away with her rendition of a Luther Vandross classic.
Romany Malco Pens ‘Message to Trayvon Sympathizers’
“Think Like a Man” actor Romany Malco wrote a very passionate article in reference to the Zimmerman trial. “Trayvon isn’t in the mainstream news for any reason other than ratings and profit,” he said.
Trayvon Martin’s Friend, Rachel Jeantel, Offered Full Ride Scholarship from Tom Joyner
Rachel Jeantel, the friend of Trayvon Martin who was on the phone with him during his last moments, received an avalanche of negative backlash from her testimony during Zimmerman’s trial. Tom Joyner reached out to Jeantel to turn the negativity into a positive bright future.
George Zimmerman May Head Back to Court to Face Molestation Charges
After the trial, stories of Zimmerman’s past came to light, including a story by a family member accusing the neighborhood watchman of molestation. The Zimmerman saga continues.
COMMENTARY: New Evidence in Kendrick Johnson’s Death? Let’s Get to the Truth. Was It Murder?
The horrific story of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson made headlines this year and shocked the country. The teen’s body was found in a school gym wrapped in a wrestling mat and the case was literally swept under the rug with no witnesses, no leads and no charges.
Porn Star Breaks Manhood, Seeks Donations For Medical Bills
This was one of the most strange stories of 2013. So many questions arise from the headline alone: How do you break your manhood? Donations for medical bills? Really?
Kordell Stewart: ‘When I Gave My Wife This Six and a Half, Seven Carat Yellow Diamond Ring, I Wasn’t Gay’
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” always brings the drama. Atlanta socialite, Porsha Williams, split from her husband, former football player Kordell Stewart, and rumors of his sexuality flew. Kordell came on the Tom Joyner Morning Show to set the records straight.
Taraji P. Henson Shows Off Her Natural Hair (Photo Inside)
It’s great to see celebrities embracing their natural hair. From Taraji to Jill Scott to Alicia Keys, black women are finding freedom and beauty in their less-stressed tresses. Check out Taraji and many other celebs rockin’ their natural hair.
Paul Mooney Calls Halle Berry ‘That Ol’ Ugly Half White Woman’
Legendary comedian Paul Mooney is known to speak his mind and one day on the TJMS, he kept it real by voicing his opinion on a trending story about actress Halle Berry. And he wasn’t very nice.
RUMOR: Robin Roberts Planning Secret Marriage to Girlfriend?
BAW readers absolutely love Robin Roberts! This strong, black woman has been through it all, health wise, this past year and has come out on top. We love rooting for her and look forward to seeing her next year!
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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30. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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