*Why is it that so many of the people doing good are taken away, and so many of those not are still hanging around? Three years ago a man named Lenny B. Robinson who spent his time in a Baltimore neighborhood as “Batman” – using his own Lamborghini as a Batmobile – to entertain children, became a viral sensation after a roadside encounter with Montgomery County police. Now, the same car he used to make the neighborhood happy, is the one he was killed in after a horrible crash.
Robinson, 51, was a Maryland resident who found joy in dressing up as the most well-known superhero worldwide and visiting sick children in hospitals. But on Sunday, as he was returning home from a car show in West Virginia, his ‘Batmobile’ broke down and it was struck by another car on Interstate 70. Continue reading →
*The passing of iconic civil rights advocate and former NAACP chairman, Julian Bond, has struck a chord on so many levels, with so many people across the political, humanitarian and civil rights landscape.
The champion of equal rights for all of society’s oppressed died on Saturday in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and while condolences have been pouring in, we are now learning even more intimate details surrounding his death.Continue reading →
NEW YORK – Rev. Al Sharpton, president and founder of the National Action Network (NAN), released the following statement on the death of lifelong civil rights leader and former NAACP board chairman Julian Bond. Continue reading →
*”You don’t mistakenly murder somebody,” this is what Inas Scales told her son, Brian K. Scales, in a Montgomery County court in Dayton, Ohio court, after he was charged with suffocating his 3-year-old stepsister and said it was an accident.
According to the Daily News, she had just finished telling him that she still loves him.
Scales, 21, had been babysitting his stepsister and her 8-year-old sibling, and on Wednesday he was sentenced after he was found competent to stand trial and changed his insanity plea to guilty for killing Tristan Carlton. Continue reading →
*It all started with #Blacklivesmatter. The hashtag that came about in honor of the nearly incalculable number of Black Lives already taken; and those yet to be.
Then African Americans on Twitter went ballistic after celebrated black author, Terry McMillan, expounded upon the moniker with “#Alllivesmatter” – and she was accused of diminishing the importance of the singular race, by including all of the human race.
Add to that, this latest Hashtag. A photo showing two police officers standing side by side: one black, the other white, with palms facing us; showing the message : “His Life Matters”…completed by an ‘arrow’ that points towards each man. Continue reading →
*A husband is devastated and a child is traumatized following an escalator accident in China; where a wife and mother was killed as she stepped off the escalator with her small son. The horrific incident happened at a department store in Jingzhou City in central China and was caught on tape by CCTV.
We see in the video where a floor panel gives way under the woman, just as she is about to clear the escalator with her child. There are two women standing at the top of the escalator who appear to be warning her of something; but just as she steps to the floor, a panel of it opens and she pushes her child away and falls into the floor. Continue reading →