In the News: NBA Baller Tyreke Evans to Donate $1,000 per Shot to Japan; 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' Ends May 25; Jean-Claude Duvalier Hospitalized - Black Enterprise
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Tyreke Evans vows to donate $1,000 for every shot made during his return to the court tonight in a match between the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers (Image: Thinkstock)

  • NBA Star Tyreke Evans Returns, Vowing to Donate $1000 per Shot to Japan

After sitting out for 19 games for plantar fasciitis, Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings vows to donate $1,000 for every shot made during his return to the court tonight in a match between the Kings and the Indiana Pacers.

“When I heard about the huge tragedy in Japan, I knew that it was time to spring into action and that I had to do something,” said Evans.

The Sacramento Kings point guard and New York Spring Water, Inc. this week announced, on behalf of their flagship brand VBlast!, they have teamed up to provide disaster relief to Japan in the form of fresh drinking water. New York Spring Water’s President Richard Zakka confirmed thousands of liters of water have been deployed from Takeshita Distribution, the company’s local distributor, to the Japanese government in a press statement.

The United States Army’s disaster relief team will supply the water to shelters, stores and local organizations. The company vows to support all water relief efforts until water supplies return to pre-radioactive levels.

Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment is part owner in the New York based beverage company.

  • UK Parliament Gets the Right to Tweet

Members of the UK Parliament have been given official approval to tweet updates from the House of Commons.

The Commons Procedure Committee released a new report.

“Tweeting about proceedings from the galleries is in our view no different in degree from presenters commenting on live broadcasts of proceedings or indeed from tweeting or blogging about proceedings when watched from outside the chamber.”

  • ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ Ends May 25

Harpo Productions confirmed today that the final original episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show will air May 25, according to The Associated Press. The announcement confirms the end of 25 years of television’s top-rated talk show.

  • Jean-Claude Duvalier Hospitalized

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier was hospitalized in Port-au-Prince for chest pains Wednesday, his longtime partner, Veronique Roy, and associates stated yesterday.

Speculation about his health came after the 59-year-old dictator returned to Haiti in January, after 25 years in exile, and appeared to move about with some difficulty.