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Still in need of a Mother’s Day gift idea? Check out the article in the “Creativity” section.

Week 04.30.12 – If you read my Wednesday post this week you know that I’ve spent the past several days meeting writing deadlines. As busy as I was I still managed to come across a few headlines that caught my eye. Check them out below:

(Click on the titles below to read the articles and watch videos.)


 * Toni Morrison is back with a new, powerful novel, “Home” (Washington Post)


* Tyler Perry’s studio catches fire (LA Times)

* Shaq earns his PhD (Huffington Post)

* Junior Seau’s suicide brings football injuries into the spotlight (New York Daily News)

* List of 10 Most Influential Athletes mentions no African-Americans (Forbes)

* Beyonce to receive writing award, causes stir amongst  journalist (The Root)

Beyonce to be honored with journalism award

Life in General:

* Woman mauled by cheetahs while husband took photos (Huffington Post)

* Teenage boy leaves a lasting mark on his family (CNN)

* In-vitro injections linked to high birth defects (Associated Press / Denver Post)

* Beastie Boy, Adam “MCA” Zauch dies from cancer (CNN)

Adam “MCA” Zauch

Rest in peace MCA. Click here to listen to my favorite Beastie Boys song “Paul Revere.”