Weekend Wrap Up #4

Weekend Wrap Up #4

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Did you hear…?

By: Crystal L. Huggins

R. Kelly owes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) early $5 million in unpaid taxes dating as far back as 2005.

According to TMZ Kelly, here is what Kelly neglected to pay;

2005 – $1,472,366.77

2006 – $710,520.51

2007 – $376,180.11

2008 – $1,122,694.90

2009 – $173,815.18

2010 – $992,495.24

A total of $4,848,072.71.

A rep for Kelly tells TMZ, “R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied.”

Kelly’s rep didn’t offer an explanation for why the singer stopped paying his taxes. I understand the life of a celebrity can be busy and hectic but how in the world can someone just forget to pay their taxes for seven years. Considering the large amount of money Kelly has made over the years, it makes you wonder why he didn’t pay his taxes. What would the reason for him to not pay? You think Kelly just blew threw all the money he’s made from 2005-2010?

H/T  http://www.theurbandaily.com

 

Actress and comedian Yvette Wilson has lost her fight with cervical cancer and kidney disease on June 14, 2012. She passed at the age of 48. A friend of Wilson, Jeffrey Pittle, told CNN that she passed away on Thursday around 7 p.m.

After a start in stand-up comedy where she appeared on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam”Wilsonlanded her first acting roles in the 1993 ABC sitcom “Thea” and in the films “House Party 3,” “Friday” and “Poetic Justice.”Wilsonwas best known for her character Andell Wilkerson on the sitcom “Moesha” in 1996. She also played Andell on the “Moesha” spin-off “The Parkers”.

I hope this story would be a warning to young women. According to WebMD

Most cervical cancer is caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). You can get HPV by having sexual contact with someone who has it. You can have HPV for years and not know it. It stays in your body and can lead to cervical cancer years after you were infected. A Pap test can find changes in cervical cells before they turn into cancer. If you treat these cell changes, you may prevent cervical cancer.

It is very important for young women to make sure you visit your primary care physician and get tested. If there are any abnormalities in a Pap smear, there is a greater chance to prevent any cervical cells developing into cervical cancer if found early. The HPV vaccine will help protect against two types of HPV for those ages 9-26 years old. Coming from someone who has had abnormalities show on a pap smear and recently received the HPV vaccine, I urge everyone to make sure you get tested and be attentive to your health.

H/T  http://www.people.com

 

It’s been five years since ABC Anchor Robin Roberts announced to the world that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then she battled and beat the disease.

On June 11, 2012 Roberts announced that she was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). MDS is a disease of the blood and bone marrow and was once known as preleukemia. It is said that it can be brought on by chemotherapy and radiation, treatments that Roberts underwent during her fight with breast cancer. “Sometimes the treatment for cancer can cause other serious medical problems,” Roberts said in her message on the ABC News website.

Robin Roberts said marrow donors “are scarce and particularly for African-American women,” she said. “I am very fortunate to have a sister who is an excellent match, and this greatly improves my chances for a cure.”

Unfortunately, the treatment that goes along with fighting cancer can have effects on the body to where a second cancer can occur at some point in time. I personally seen this with close family members affected by cancer. Once the cancer was in remission, it returned years later in another form. Even thought I haven’t physically been in the same situation as Roberts, I can sympathize with her and hope that with her strong will and fight, she will beat this round just like the last one.

Let this be an opportunity to bring awareness to cancer screening and bone marrow donation and how it can help save the lives of many, especially among African American women.

H/T http://www.usmagazine.com

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