‘Weave Loan Store’ Now Open for Business in Detroit (Watch)

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*We’ve heard of people getting car loans, home loans and student loans. Now you can add weave loans to the list, and apparently, with the “Weave Loan Store” laying down roots in Detroit, women there are flocking to get the dough they need to get that head lookin’ tight!

A weave can easily cost you hundreds of dollars. And unless you’ve got a hefty, regular, disposable income, you are going to eventually start feeling the strain on your budget and look for ways to support your habit.

Is it any surprise that a group of creative entrepreneurs found a way to help you out? Continue reading

Black Mom Grateful to White Cop Who Never Asked Son if Mercedes Was Stolen (Watch)

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*You can’t blame the mom for hoping this won’t be news one day. But until that day comes, this rarity will make headlines.

When a white cop gets down on his knees at one o’clock in the morning, to tend to the blown out tires of a young black man’s Mercedes–without questioning if the car is his–that’s news!

And this young man’s mother was so grateful to that officer, she posted it on social media.

And it went viral. Continue reading

School Nurse Tells Sixth Grader, ‘I Will F**k You Up!’

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Jason Ezzard, sixth grade

 

*I’d like to think this is just an “accusation” or “speculation” or “alleged” incident. But how can one make that claim when surveillance footage says its not?

A school nurse did actually say, “I will f*ck you up!” to a sixth-grade kid.

What is happening to us as a human race, that we would lose our temper so easily and let such cruel and nasty words leave our mouth, and the target be our youth?

Beverly Barnes, employed as a school nurse at Mundy’s Mill Middle School in Jonesboro, Georgia, actually embarrassed 11-year-old Jason Ezzard in front of classmates in the cafeteria when she said,  “I will knock your lights out and I will f—k you up.”

What triggered such a harsh response?

Ezzard and another boy was allegedly tossing a bag of chips among themselves.

Nope, nothing more. That was it. Continue reading

Marina Abramovic Eats Crow and Apologizes to Jay-Z

Jay Z and artist Marina Abramovic
Jay Z and artist Marina Abramovic

*Well, well, well. 

How does someone who so blatantly comes out and publicly discredits a major star eat crow?

The same way we all do. The only difference is its going to be done out loud.

After publicly dissing hip-hop mogul and businessman Jay-Z in an interview with Spike magazine earlier this week, performance artist Marina Abramovic probably feels like a real fool. After all, “I’m sorry” will probably sound awfully weak to the ears of a man after you went out and told the world that he “used you” in a partnership that ended up being a “one-way transaction.”

Not to say your apology won’t be accepted.

Abramovic hooked up with Jay during his 2013 “Picasso Baby” art presentation when she allowed him to include an adaptation of her “The Artist Is Present” exhibition.

What she was set to get out of it was his support of her Marina Abramovic Institute. The problem is that the performance artist went public recently with claims that Jay never held up his part of the bargain.

What she didn’t know, and only learned recently, was that…

He actually did. Continue reading

Wait! Our Black Kids in Elementary School Commit Suicide…Study Says ‘Yes!’

Suicide rates for black children 5-11 have doubled nationwide
Suicide rates for black children 5-11 have doubled nationwide

*What could be so bad for a child aged 5-11 years, that he or she would commit suicide?

Your guess is as good as the researchers who study this.

But its something we would never imagine. Before we get to what the “experts” have to say, indulge me for a minute please. Just let me throw this out there.

This is what made me go, “Oh, I can see how that would happen.”

You know all of the stress a single parent can be under. Children feel energy. Sometimes they hear mommy and daddy fussing. A lot of times mommy is not happy. Daddy is mad. Sometimes we are short with our children. We snap at them when they ask the simplest question, because we’re having a bad day. The kid starts to think, ‘Maybe mommy and daddy would be happy if I were not here.’

Does that make it any clearer for you?

Yes, I ‘went there’ as I began to read up on this topic, and it is very disconcerting, to say the least.

Now, here’s what the experts have to say.

The same ones who have concluded that suicide rates among elementary-age black children have nearly doubled since the 1990’s. Continue reading

Nut Case Who Cut Deceased Woman’s Face in Coffin, Did Much More (Watch)

Previously misidentified as her boyfriend, Shaynna Simms poses here with her "husband" Montie.
Previously misidentified as her boyfriend, Shaynna Simms poses here with her “husband” Montie White.

*Man, looks may not be everything, but this brother is too fine to be with someone loony enough to do what this woman did.

And trust me when I say, she ‘cleans up’ well (you’ll see).

Surely you recall the incredibly horrific story we published recently about Miss Shaynna Simms (“Jealous Much?”) who was apparently so jealous of her boyfriend’s deceased ex that she went to the funeral home, and while no one was watching, proceeded to cut the dead woman’s face as she lay in her coffin.

Well, we’ve learned two things since then: One, this man is not her “boyfriend,” he’s her husband. And two, we reported she had only cut the woman’s face.

But no, she didn’t stop there. Continue reading

‘I’m a Believer!’ Pastor Rides Bull Inside Church to Attract Members

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*It’s hard out there for a…church.

With 23 percent of the U.S. population unaffiliated with any organized religion, and people who identify as Christian within the religious spectrum going from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent between 2007 to 2014, creativity is the name of the game in attempts to attract new members.

But pastor Lawrence Bishop II is determined on growing his congregation by any means necessary. Even if that means becoming a stuntman.

In an attempt to attract new believers, the 48-year-old preacher built a bullpen in his huge Ohio church, and then climbed on the back of a snorting bull, right in front of his congregation, and rode that sucker. Continue reading

Soldier Served Two Tours in Iraq, Only to be Killed at Home (Graphic Video)

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*Here we go again.

Another African American man senselessly taken down.

One more black family devastated.

But this time, the family wants you to see exactly how things went down.

So in a very graphic video (scroll down), you will get to see an active-duty soldier who came home after serving two tours in Iraq, in the last moments of his life, at the hands of officers at the El Paso County Jail.

Sgt. James Brown, a new father, had voluntarily turned himself in to the jail in El Paso, Texas, to serve a two-day DWI sentence in July 2012.

Once he got to the station, he called his mother to let her know that he had arrived. But she says they wanted him to stay in jail longer; unless he came up with bail money.

So she did. And the money was sent to the jail the following morning.

But by then, it was too late.

Too late for him to come home alive, that is. Continue reading

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