Category Archives: Society

He Used to Walk 21-Miles to Work, Now He Drives & Wants to Lose Weight

Man walks 21 miles to work, James Robertson

*You’ve heard of James Robertson, right? He’s the dude who lucked up on a brand new, donated car after the story got out about his 21-mile daily trek, in all kinds of weather, to get to (and from) his job at Schain Mold & Engineering in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He operates an injection-molding machine there.

That’s him pictured above.

The Detroit Press did an article on him last year after one reporter learned of his story from a bank employee. A man who watched Robertson walking and decided to stop and offer him a ride one day. The reporter was moved to set up a donation page and $360,000 smackeroos later, his walking days were over.

He didn’t even have to spend any of that money on a car. When Ford learned about the story, they GAVE him a car! Continue reading

Overbrook Entertainment (Will Smith’s Co.) ‘Lacks Diversity’ (Watch)

Will and Jada Overbrook

*I’ll start this with a Uh-oh.

Then I’m going to quote the Queen from a Shakespearean play who says:

“The lady doth protest too much, me thinks.” (Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 2, page 230).

While I am sure only certain people will argue the fact that the Oscars ARE so white; news has surfaced in a ‘pot calling the kettle black’ kinda way…

THAT video by Jada Pinkett Smith that speaks to her support of the #oscarssowhite movement and why black folk should basically stop depending on folks who don’t look like us to acknowledge our value (that’s a SERIOUS paraphrase, I know) had an uninvited response via Janet “Aunt Viv” Hubert – who basically called Smith a two-faced-damn-liar who needs to check herself. Hubert was widely criticized for her reaction to Smith’s words. People called her “angry,” “spiteful,” and “revengeful” due to her highly publicized dislike of Will Smith, based on their past working relationship on “The Fresh Prince.”

But now a new ingredient has been added to the mix and it will be hard to argue that Jada’s video won’t prove a good look put up against it.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been busted. Called out. Stepped up to and reprimanded for not having black writers employed at their own production company: Overbrook Entertainment

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What Should Society Do With An 11-Year-Old Murderer?

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*I know, that’s one helluva question in the headline. I am flabberghasted even as I ask it. But it comes to mind as I learn about the case of an 11-year-old boy who was talking with three girls through the window of his Tennessee mobile home.

Included in this assemblage, which took place on October 3, was 8-year old McKayla Dyer and her 11-year-old sister. They were having a conversation with the boy, who is said to have asked the girls to go and get their puppies.

And they declined.

According to documents, the boy — who was inside of his mobile home, walked away. But when he returned he had two guns: one a BB gun, and the other, a 12-gauge shotgun.

He “then announced to the girls that he had guns,” according to court documents. “The victim then laughed at [the boy], and stated that she believed they were not real.

“[The boy] then made certain the gun was loaded, cocked the hammer of the gun, and shot the victim just above the heart at a downward trajectory, from a distance of 3-5 feet from inside his window.”

McKayla fell backward and was later pronounced dead. Continue reading

Angry Tweets Force Twitter CEO to Say, Calm Down, Not Much Will Change…Afterall

Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO
Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO (Twitter)

*As if they have some money invested, Twitter users came out with fightin’ words when a rumor surfaced recently saying changes were going to be made on Twitter next week.

Twitter was supposedly going to stary using an algorithm that would alter people’s timelines and show the most popular tweets first instead of the normal chronological order that had been the site’s standard since inception.

In one of those Hell-to-the-nah type moves, tweets came out left, right, and side-eyed practically forcing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to put a statement together “right quick” reassuring the community that all is well in Twitter-land (Scroll down to see it).

You would think these people had stock in the company or something, with some of the suggestions and demands they posted. Continue reading

Father Didn’t Want to Pay $600 Child Support, Killed Mother and Daughter Instead

Father murders mother and daughter, child support

*As I write this, its incomprehensible to me, the degree of hate that would have to consume a person who would do such a thing as murder their own child, along with her mother, because he was ordered to pay $600 in child support.

But it is exactly what Daron Maurice Boswell-Johnson of District Heights, Md. did. And on Wednesday, he was arrested.

NeShanté Davis and her 2-year-old little girl, Chloe, were found in the parking lot outside of their home.

Little Chloe was still in her car seat when the police arrived. Her mother, just outside of the car. Continue reading

Mother Donates Heart of Late Teen Daughter to Save the Life of Her Friend

Heart donation *Domonique “Nikki” Smith was only 18 when she died unexpectedly in June 2015. And Tanisha Bahsam had been on a waiting list for a new heart, because she had congestive heart failure, for 18 months. So the only thing grieving mother, Vicki Olds, thought to do, was donate her daughter’s heart to Bahsam.

Smith says she actually had to convince her friend to take the gift.

“I was overwhelmed,” Basham, 41, said in a press release. And that is why she didn’t want to accept the generous donation at first.

But Olds insisted and said to her, ‘Tanisha, you’re like my sister. You’ll always have my baby with you.'”

I have a feeling it was that ‘last part’ that really did it.

Olds wanted to do something beautiful for Bahsam, and Bahsam wanted to ultimately do something beautiful for her. And what better way to accomplish this than accepting Nikki’s organ? Continue reading

Ah Love! Man Creates ‘GoFundMe’ Page for Engagement Ring

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Ken Mack

*Don’t you dare laugh!

You know its always the person giving you such admonishment who is probably sitting at home, sipping on a cranberry and vodka, typing and LAUGHING!!!

But I digress.

A self-proclaimed ‘former playa’ named Ken Mack says he has met the woman of his dreams. And he has fallen so hard, he wrote a plea on the GoFundMe page he created, hoping anybody with a heart will help a brotha out. And look at him, pictured above. He’s got that “I’m serious this time” swagger.

He wrote…

“I meet a beautiful young lady and I feel if I don’t make her an honest women and wife here quick she may not become whole so I’m asking for help with an ENGAGEMENT RING.”

Yours truly,

Former Playa that’s hanging up his player shoes.”

Well, it sounds more like he believes he’s doing her a favor or something. And what’s with the whole “make her an honest woman” crap?

I must admit, I NEVER understood that one.

What makes a man thing the woman wasn’t honest before she met him? Or that she will be more honest since she has met him? (SMH).

There I go AGAIN…DIGRESSING. Continue reading

Quincy, IL Man Shot in Chest, Nonchalantly Shows His ‘Petty Wound’ (Watch)

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*You know how sometimes the craziest thoughts go through your head? I always laugh and say I am so glad people can’t read my mind because, well, as Ricky Ricardo used to say to Lucy, I’d have a “lot of splainin’ to do.”

But I bring this up because I think about things like, when you die, like seconds after you die and you’re kind of in-between this life and that other place; and you are still aware of “here” even though you are “there” what must you be thinking? Do you wish you could let us–the folks crying and sh*t–know that “nah, it’s cool. Really. I’m good.”

Weird right? I know. And I can go deep, but I’ll spare you.

But the man in this video made me think of this because unlike many people who got shot in the chest of all places, he actually lived to tell the story. Dude not only lived, he rather nonchalantly walked up to the on-camera news woman, smoking a cigarette, and described how it all went down–before he showed us the wound.

Still puffing on that cigarette like there’s no tomorrow, Reyna Harvey from KHQA asks, “Sir, can you tell us what happened?”

The man, whose name is Devon, says:

“You know I’m in the room, chillin’ like I usually do. Drinkin’ and somebody shot right through my back window. Hit me in the chest. And I’m like sh*t, get my son out the room. I wasn’t even trippin’. It was like a little petty wound. I ain’t even trippin’ though.”

The newswoman asks to see the wound and he lifts up his sweatshirt. (Scroll down). Continue reading