*CNN Host Don Lemon may not be a black persons’ favorite when it comes to his viewpoints on anything black, but recently, still in the throws of anger and despair over the events taking place in Ferguson, a shocked audience watched and listened to him at a town hall meeting; where he described a run-in between his producer and a member of the National Guard. The producer, who the anchor refused to identify, had heard one of the officers call protesters “n–gers,” Raw Story reports.
While on a panel to discuss a proposal that suggests all law-enforcement officers wear body cameras, Kevin Jackson, from the Black Sphere website, noted that people often modify their behavior when they know a camera is present. “If there’s a camera, [the officer] knows he’s got to check himself,” Jackson explained. “And if you know an officer has a camera, you also have to check yourself.”
But Lemon wondered if it would deter a certain “type of person” from seeking work in law enforcement, and recounted the story about his producer to bring his point home. Continue reading →
*The shooting and killing of young black men by police officers seems to have now become a sport.
According to one report, a black man was shot in the head during a routine traffic stop in Algiers, and the New Orleans Police Department didn’t even report it.
Bossip reports via NOLA News the incident might have remained undercover still had it not been for an article published on their news site. It is in response to that article, that NOPD finally issued a written statement saying that Armand Bennett, 26, “was shot” during the traffic stop, and an officer, unnamed by the department, suffered a minor contusion on the right hand. Continue reading →
*While many men go the traditional route when it comes to meeting the woman of their dreams – they are now learning they may not have to any longer. Thanks to one company that is willing to deliver her to your door…sort of like a pizza.
*Think the body of your loved one is safe just because it’s in the morgue?
That would be nice, but, unfortunately, just like the song says - “it ain’t necessarily so.” One employee at an Ohio morgue has admitted to having sex with female corpses while at work. WCPO in Cincinnati reports Kenneth Douglas worked the night shift at the Hamilton County morgue from 1976 to 1992. In a deposition he revealed he had sex with up to 100 dead bodies, while drunk or high. “I would just get on top of them and pull my pants down, ” confessed Douglas. Continue reading →
*Now before you get your dandruff up, nobody’s saying you need to be put in jail. And you probably feel like the tiny, little item(s) you may have forgotten to return wouldn’t be missed anyway. Heck, you can probably even justify why you took the thing and neglected to give it back.
Still, you took it and you didn’t return it. In any language, that’s called theft!
Think I can’t possibly be talking about you? Think again.
*The mother of the teen who participated in an online “fire challenge,” where he set himself on fire and videotaped it, has been arrested. She has been accused of helping construct the video, which supported the trend on social media.
According to the Associated Press, several media outlets reported that 41-year-old Janie Lachelle Talley, of Charlotte, North Carolina, has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Continue reading →
*As if trying to keep her head up as she grieves for the dad she adored was not enough, Zelda Williams – daughter of late actor, Robin Williams, has vowed to get off of Twitter and Instagram “possibly forever” after trolls sent her fake images they claim is the body of her dead father. Continue reading →
*Demanding that the officer who shot 17-year-old Mike “MikeMike” Brown be identified, charged and fired, hundreds of protestors stood in front of the Ferguson Police Department in St. Louis, Missouri on Monday with their arms in the air chanting “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” This followed a vigil for the teen the night before, according to the L. A. Times.
Mike Brown was said to be visiting his grandmother a few days before he was scheduled to start college, when he was shot multiple times and killed by a police officer as he walked down the street with a friend.
There is still no clear motive for the shooting.
The vigil, which began peacefully, soon evolved into vandalism and looting. Continue reading →