Brandon Spencer today
*You may find it difficult to feel sorry for a person who was caught trying to run away from an attempt to murder someone. After all, had things turned out differently, one or more people might be dead right now.
But 21-year-old Brandon Spencer begged for leniency in court anyway, where he was convicted on four counts of attempted murder for firing shots at a rival gang member at a University of Southern California campus party in 2012.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the defendant didn’t take his sentencing too well. Continue reading
*Especially if the name wasn’t your idea.
What if your great-grandparents came from Greece in the 1920s, changed their name from some ethnic-sounding name to “fit in” better once in America.
What if they had no reason whatsoever to suspect that one day, a name like this, would cause a real problem for their family because, well, cocaine is illegal. Continue reading
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*Never let it be said that this writer doesn’t love animals or their “ethical treatment,” but seriously PETA…You’re using three adorable kids to go after FLOTUS because of her Easter Egg Hunt? You have them telling the First Lady how disappointed they are in her…and how she’s “better than that?”
But that’s what they’re doing folks. The latest target of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, more fondly known as PETA, is First Lady Michelle Obama.
In other words, Mrs. Obama, PETA’s got a chicken wing to pick with you!
EU, sorry, I couldn’t resist! Continue reading
*Apparently sick and tired of being sick and tired, police claim Andre Johnson, who performs under the name “Christ Bearer,” and has an affiliation with the groups Wu-Tang Clan and Northstar, attempted self-dismemberment early Wednesday morning at an apartment building in North Hollywood.
By the time cops arrived on the scene around 1 a.m., Johnson was lying on the sidewalk with critical injuries. They rushed the 40-year-old rapper by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to TMZ. Continue reading
*When a female audience member told daytime talk show diva Wendy Williams that she needed to get a “do over” from her 1989 prom because her dress was wrong, and that’s why she wants her son to take her to his upcoming prom, the audience, howling at this point, couldn’t believe it.
Nor could Wendy.
Apparently Benita Gray‘s son had promised to take his mom to the prom. Thing is, he was 5-years-old then and didn’t have a girlfriend. Continue reading
*Oh god. Wonder who was covering communications on the social media desk when the NSFW photo was tweeted to a dissatisfied customer of the airline. You can probably rightfully assume that was their last day on the job.
According to Huffington Post, US Airways has since apologized for an extremely graphic photo that it shared earlier today, depicting a naked woman in a sexual position with a toy plane. Continue reading
Kwasi Enin (Photo: William Floyd School District)
*How refreshing it is to be able to acknowledge universities rising to meet the demand of accepting deserving students of color in their institutions. It is with much anticipation that one day, such recognition will no longer be necessary, because diversity in these colleges will be a given, and African American students especially, will be but one group amongst many who are accepted in the colleges of their choice based on the fact that they have done the work just like any other student and deserves to be there.
Recently, our article on students Avery Coffey a senior at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C., who applied to and was accepted at five Ivy League universities including Harvard, and Chad Thomas who was accepted at 150 universities, offered encouraging reports of African-American students getting accepted to most or all of the Ivy League schools they applied to. Now comes new data suggesting that Harvard University may be leading the way on diversity.
According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, the highly ranked institution’s class of 2018 will be 12 percent black, the largest representation of that group in the university’s history. Continue reading
*“If you like it then you should’ve put a wing on it.”
No, we’re not singing Beyonce, we’re singing KFC! The chicken titan that wants you to forget about those old, traditional flower corsages used for prom since time began and open your mind to something new and edible.
Now when the young man knocks on your door to pick your darling daughter up, you will wonder why all of a sudden you’re thinking about chicken instead of smelling violets. But your questions are answered once he opens that box where her corsage rests. Ta-dah! A chicken corsage.
Think this beats all? KFC’s newest trick bag offers the ‘KFC Chicken Corsage’ – just in time for Prom you can put a wing on it! Continue reading