Ebony Wilkerson, accused of driving minivan with kids into the ocean, takes oath in Volusia County court in Florida
*Boy, its hard for a logical person to even fathom where one’s mind would have to be to do what Ebony Wilkerson, 32, did to her own children. The mother of three (now pregnant with a fourth!) appeared in a Volusia County courtroom in Florida recently to face charges after driving her three screaming children into the ocean waves.
Charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder and child abuse with great harm, Wilkerson is currently in custody with her bail set at $1.2 million.
Prior to placing the full weight of her foot on the accelerator and driving the terrified children into the ocean, this mother had told them to close their eyes and go to sleep, authorities said.
Wilkerson had been stopped two hours prior and questioned for 30-minutes by police, but according to chief Mike Chitwood, she couldn’t be held because she seemed lucid and her children were not in distress. Continue reading
*Remember the Diana Ross lyric, “I want muscles?” from the 1982 hit, Muscles, written and produced by Michael Jackson just for her?
Well, according to one female writer, while women may still want muscles on their men, they are not necessarily feeling some of the other manly-man characteristics.
In the past women have often chosen the alpha male type to date because he is a strong and confident man. Now women are choosing the beta male more and more because they really just want a more sensitive guy. There are pros and cons to dating each, but here are nine reasons that women are not dating alpha males as much anymore:
1. He is too controlling. Alpha males like to be dominant and have control of everything so that everyone knows who’s in charge.
2. He won’t express his emotions. He has to be a manly man, and letting someone know that they are sad or hurt is not a macho thing to do in their eyes so they shy away from it. Continue reading
*Once you come out of defense mode, you may recognize the wisdom and truth in Dr. Boyce Watkins content. Here ya go…in his own words!
A lot of people are not going to like what I have to say, but let me start by saying this: I really don’t give a &*^%. These words come from a man who has seen too many black men grow up to become irresponsible, self-absorbed, excessively entitled, weak men, largely because they were coddled at home. This does not always happen at the hands of a single mother, but it almost always occurs due to parents who do not understand their role in raising intelligent and responsible human beings. Let’s be clear: If you raise your son to be a boy, he’s going to remain a boy. Typically, strong male role models make it easier to build manhood, mothers cannot usually do it alone. Continue reading
Pam McKelvy tears up as she tells viewers about the support she has received since revealing her breast cancer diagnosis on-air.
*In what’s being called one brave move, Tennessee news anchor Pam McKelvy of WMC-TV removed the wig she has been wearing since she was diagnosed with breast cancer, on-air, in front of viewers.
As a result, her natural grown short curls appeared, where she was previously bald.
“All right, this is it. This is my new hair,” said the former beauty queen during the live broadcast. Continue reading
*See, it doesn’t look so bad, right?
You know the worse thing in the world is to get to work or school and the crispy salad you packed at home only a few hours before is now soggy.
Ugh! Makes you gag to think about it right? Well, you may find this hard to believe, but now there’s an app for that.
Naw, not an app, but a trend called The Salad In A Jar!” And if you build it according to these tips, soggy salad is sure to be a thing of the past. Continue reading
*A University of Maryland East Shore beauty queen has been forced to relinquish her crown. Porsha Simone Harvey was an honor student who studied dance, acrobatics, piano and violin when she first gained recognition in 2012 as a contestant in the Miss Delaware USA pageant, a precursor to the Miss USA contest.
Now, she has been charged with disruptive behavior in an exchange with a campus police officer, and, in a separate incident, cited for possessing marijuana in a Somerset County courthouse.
But as Harvey resigned Wednesday as Miss University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and tells university officials that recent events devalued her role as a student leader, it appears that the choice to step down may not necessarily have been all hers. Continue reading
*In a horrific turn of events, Chris Elvis, a man of Nigerian descent, has been arrested for the alleged murder of his son, Godrich, (pictured).
The 4-year-old was apparently beaten to death by his father, who had padlocked his mouth to prevent him from screaming as the ‘evil’ was being beaten out of him, according to the International Business Times. Continue reading
Thou shalt not wear panties to church, says one pastor in Kenya
*A pastor in Kenya feels that when women wear underwear, they are not as close to God as they should be so…
Off with your drawers and bras, women!
According to the Kenyan Post, Reverend Njohi said women who attend his services at the Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church in Nairobi are forbidden from wearing bras and underwear. Njohi said when going to church, people need to be “free in body and spirit” so they can receive Christ.
Now, I don’t mean any disrespect here but, can’t you just picture God shaking his head and saying, “Forgive Him my people, he done lost his mind.” Continue reading