BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 4/20/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:00 am.
1. Terrence J Talks Think Like a Man’s Cast and the 90-Day Rule
For the past six years Terrence Jenkins has been co-host of BET’s 106 and Park, but he’s also been amassing quite an impressive resume as an actor. The 29-year-old enjoyed roles in Stomp the Yard 2: The Homecoming, Burlesque and The Game, but he now gets a starring turn in the ensemble comedy Think Like a Man. In it Terrence plays Michael, “The Mama’s Boy,” who falls for Candace, “The Single Mom,” portrayed by Regina Hall.
Terrence spoke to BET.com about his thoughts on Steve Harvey’s book, his take on the 90-day rule and working with the movie’s all-star cast. [MORE]
2. Teen Pregnancy Rates Hit All-Time Low in the U.S.
Teen pregnancy rates have hit an all-time low says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the recent report, teen pregnancy rates decreased by nine percent from 2009 to 2010. That indicates 34.3 births per 1,000 were to a teenage mother ages 15 to 19, which is a 44 percent drop from 1991 to 2010. [MORE]
3. UNITY Drops “Journalists of Color” from Name
One of the most popular minority news alliances known for “advocating fair and accurate news coverage about people of color” is dropping the term “Journalists of Color” from its name.
On Tuesday, UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. announced it will drop “Journalists of Color,” saying members of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) “would not or would seriously consider not attending” UNITY’s August convention if the term remained as part of the name. [MORE]
4. Video Circulates of Girl Being Raped in S.Africa
Eight men were arrested on charges of kidnapping and rape after the horrific video led police to the missing girl’s location. [MORE]