*This is the kind of disturbing news that you don’t like to hear about.
In Clayton County, Georgia school officials are investigating reports that four kindergarten students participated in sexually inappropriate activities in a classroom.
According to Channel 2 Action News, the mother of one of the students says she is upset because a teacher and a parapro were in the James Jackson Elementary School classroom at the time of the inappropriate and indecent behavior and somehow failed to notice it. Continue reading
Joseph Earl Jackson claims he was fired because he wouldn’t comply with advances made by his white female boss and a co-worker.
*Sexual harassment stinks, no matter who its aimed at, as one African American man found out.
For seven months Joseph Earl Jackson alleged that he endured vulgar advances and sexual innuendos from two white female bosses who treated him like a “piece of meat” and when he didn’t reciprocate, he was fired.
Jackson says his supervisors at Open Communications Omnimedia in Chelsea, where he worked in public relations, flirted with him, fondled him and even asked him to take part in a salacious “bang sesh.”
Now he’s taking them to court. Continue reading
*Are of kind of wishing your luck would kick in right about now. Could you use an extra million dollars?
Congrats go out to 26-year-old Gregory Jarrett, a resident of the Atlanta suburb of Decatur, Georgia, who was cleaning his room and happened to discover a winning lottery ticket….worth one million dollars!!!
I swear, this is the stuff that dreams are made of. How many of us have imagined something like this happening to us?
Turns out Jarrett had matched five numbers in the PowerBall drawing of Jan. 15, but had apparently forgotten he had played. Continue reading
*A 36-year-old man from Independence Township, Michigan, accidentally shot himself to death on Monday while teaching his girlfriend about gun safety, according to the Oakland Press.
According to the Detroit Free Press the man, who remains unidentified, was demonstrating to his girlfriend how his three handguns are safe when they aren’t loaded.
He was attempting to show the safety of the handguns by holding them to his head and pulling the trigger. Continue reading
- Happy Birthday, Joseph Vallenti (96 years young)
*Ah man, you’d probably think that not much worse could happen to someone celebrating a 96th birthday on this side of the ground.
But you’d be wrong.
Because it took a real ro-dent to cramp the style of one Mr. Joseph Vallenti, when the birthday cake his loving family bought for him offered more than just a strange taste. Continue reading
*Anytime you’ve got the bad guys feeling sorry for you, you know your situation is whack!
So is the life of a police officer with a beat in the city of Detroit.
For one thing, not only is his or her work in one of the country’s most violent cities, but what do you get in return for all of your hard work?
How about a pay cut. Continue reading
These snakeskin stilettos are made from deer hooves and fur, and feature a pistol as the heel
*When does creativity cross the line you ask?
Oh, I dunno, maybe now.
Designer Iris Schieferstein has a lot of tongues waggin’ with her new works of art. With her taxidermy meets fashion idea, she designs shoes using the actual parts of dead animals.
Now before you go trying to justify this weirdness by saying people wear leather and snakeskin all the time – slow your roll, they don’t walk around wearing the animal’s entire foot! Continue reading
Could Tyrese have starred in Django Unchained instead of Jamie Foxx?
*I know first hand how hard it is for an actor to rehearse so diligently for an audition, finally get seen by the powers-that-be in what they consider a to die for kind of role; get a callback but ultimately no booking.
Aaaarrrgggghhhhh!!! It’s a terrible, defeatist kind of feeling. But actors get use to it because it happens a lot.
Still, it must be even worse when the person that auditions is a celebrity. Someone who was probably solicited to audition in the first place, though not necessarily as many celebrities, unsolicited, anxiously throw their proverbial hats in the ring trying to get the work.
I don’t know how many of you realize that one-time-model-turned-actor, Tyrese Gibson, tried hard to be in Quentin Tarantino’s controversial hit, Django Unchained.
The controversial film, as you know, made a lot of noise in the African American community especially–some loved it, while others hated it…There was no middle ground. Yet it still went on to win Best Original Screenplay for Tarentino and Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz at the 2013 Academy Awards.
Recently, Tyrese’s audition tape came to light and it’s really good! Continue reading