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 (10/15-10/21)
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1. Just a NY girl with BIG dreams....
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2. HAPPY CHILDREN=QUALITY PARENTING. We don't always see eye to eye on everything and that's normal. We're human beings. But we come together and do it right for what's important, the kids. We are not enemies, we are parents. And we are parents 1st. S/O to @monyettashaw for making Mason's bday memorable. S/O to @itscrystalsmith at home taking care of our other lil' Prince. ❤️❤️❤️ THIS IS WHAT CO-PARENTING LOOKS LIKE. #Blessed #Happy #AboveTheDrama #BiggerThanUs
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3. So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad
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4. Glam on point!!!@makeupbymotoko & @shaylinjoneshair #easybreezy @lifetimetv #beachesmovie #january2017 😘
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5. ✨True love ✨📸: @jessiemarrerophotography
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7. Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten...And PLEASE don't ask "Where's Martin?.." he was there too...just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
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9. West coast get ready for #RockyHorror. I will be live tweeting again. #letsdothetimewarpagain
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10. #THEKEYS pre order yours now ... Available everywhere #NOV22 #WeTheBest 🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑
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11. We about to ROCK at #KCABlackBall!! All for our life-changing effort to end 🌎 AIDS.
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12. Today's #SNAPJACK is brought to you by @yazzthegreatest 😂😂😂💋💋💋
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13. Damn girl you kinda old to be headed to the Go Go. You coming in at the age they leaving. LMAO
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14. Daddy daycare B-Boxin with @acewellstucker @shopraisingace
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15. #FBF Naviyd & URV "LIL MONSTERS"
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16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS IN OUR HIPHOP HISTORY! @snoopdogg CONTINUED BLESSING AND LOVE FAMILY!!!!! REAL OG!
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17. Thank you for a beautiful night VSU! Let's do it again! #HOMECOMING
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18. Had a great time this morning with my familia Erica, Griff & Truth!!
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19. Check out my interview on @essence facebook live. #inmyownwords #nycpromo #day2
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20. #She💋 #tbt #TheCoveAtTheAtlantis #DawgPawsAndAll
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21. Bae #retailtherapy
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22. Why me and @coryhardrict got the same pose... and notee... new mouth #naked
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23. When my husband is my personal 'hype-man'! it kills me every time! 💜😂 #WHATNOW #lostfiles📷
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24. Diggy Simmons
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25. Hand full of @jacquieaiche 💙💎💍 @esnail_la 💅🏾
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26. SuperSoulers! You can watch my interview with Carl Lentz live from my Facebook page, tomorrow at 11a ET| 8a PT. #SuperSoulSunday
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27. 💋 .. When the friendship is easy like Sunday morning. ☀️
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28. Sunday mornings are the best........... hugs and cuddles with my angel
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29. #huggar16 #hellohuggars
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30. My gym is everywhere!.. #RnBMoney #TheGeneral 📸: @twelvepastseven
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31. Nothing I would rather be doing... Rocko setting up our movie, Romelō working on a puzzle & Laiyah singing and sharing all she's learning at school... I'm so grateful for the joy they've brought into my life ... Praying for peace , joy & love in the home of EVERY family ♥️ #HeadScarfPJSunday LOL 😂
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