Category Archives: We Remember

Dad Who’s Wife Died After Giving Birth to Quadruplets Doing Well

Quad dad

*Nothing could be more heartbreaking than losing the mother of your children after childbirth. But this is what happened to the father of quadruplets, who lost his wife soon after their babies were born. The internet wrapped its arms around this little family when a fundraising page got thousands of dollars in donations almost immediately.

Now that this father has been home with all four babies, we are all anxious to see how he is adjusting to his new life as a single dad.

Carlos Morales’s wife, Erica, gave birth to quadruplets named Carlos Jr., Tracey, Paisley and Erica — via C-section on January 16, and went into hypovolemic — a condition that involves severe blood loss, soon after.

Sadly, Erica, 36, died a few hours after her children were born. Continue reading

Dead at 98: Woman Who Stabbed and Nearly Killed MLK Died on Saturday

Izola Ware Curry
Izola Ware Curry

*Do you recall we almost lost Dr. Martin Luther King because he was stabbed by a woman at a book signing in 1958? Well that woman, Izola Ware Curry, died on Saturday at the age of 98.

Dr. King’s injuries were so close to his aorta that doctors told him, if he sneezed, he could have died. King would refer to the incident years later saying, “I’m so happy that I didn’t sneeze.”

Had Curry lived, she who would have turned 99 in June.

Diagnosed criminally insane after she stabbed the civil rights activist, The Smoking Gun reports that Curry has lived in a series of homes since her release from the Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Continue reading

Criminal Who Ran Down Retired Librarian Asks for Harsher Sentence

Sentence too lenient says convicted man

*Now you know that anytime a convicted criminal asks the court to keep him in jail because his sentence was “too lenient,” the court needs to listen. The man making the request had killed a retired librarian as he sped away from police in hot pursuit. Now, per his request and explanation that the plea deal offered by prosecutors was too lenient he will spend more time behind bars.

Joshua Brazeal, his family members and the loved ones of the 79-year-old woman he killed all agreed that he deserved a harsher sentence. 

Brazeal was speeding away from police on August 19 when he accidentally crashed his stolen car into the vehicle belonging to Geraldine Strader, a longtime Kansas City librarian. Strader, a pillar of the community, succumbed to her injuries. Continue reading

Family Sues Lansing Police Dept. for Execution-Style Killing of 17-Year-Old Daughter (Watch)

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Derrinesha Clay is said to have been dealing with Bipolar issues

 

*After their daughter was brutally slain — execution style — by a shot in the head from police officers as she crouched on her knees hiding from them in an empty Bank of America administrative office, her family has been cleared to proceed in their filing of a $10 million lawsuit against the Lansing Police Department. The lawsuit stems from a 2011 incident where 17-year-old Derrinesha Clay broke into a local B of A. Since she allegedly had no money or other threatening device in her possession her intentions were unclear. But officers tell a different story than what is shown on the bank’s surveillance camera; where the young woman appears in the office wearing a fur-trimmed hooded jacket, looking for something, just before she disappears under a desk as police arrive.

Family members reveal that Clay was dealing with issues related to bipolar disorder. And though it was assumed by the police that the teen was attempting to rob the bank, when the officers located Derrinesha she was hiding from them, crouched on her knees, saying, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.” But officer Brian Rendon, who is responsible for firing the fatal shot, claimed that the girl attacked him with a knife or pair of scissors and the shooting was self-defense. Continue reading

Pastor Collapses and Dies in Front of Congregation As He Gave Another Member’s Eulogy

Rev. Darryl Edwards
Rev. Darryl Edwards

*Sheila Edwards had changed her mind on the way to an appointment. She felt compelled to go to the service of Sally Bland, who had passed away and was being eulogized on this day by her brother instead. Edwards felt a little embarrassed arriving at the funeral service late. No one would’ve noticed, but the door creaked as she opened it and tipped inside; then her brother, the reverend Darrly Edwards, pleasantly surprised– stopped mid-sentence to tell those in attendance, “That’s my sister,” before returning to his focus.

Moments later, he was gone.

“He was talking about how you need to be ready for death because you never know the day or hour,” Sheila shared. “And about then, it happened.” Continue reading

Wife Dies After Delivering Quadruplets, But Leaves Husband a ‘Road map’ to Raise Them By

Carlos and Erica Morales
Carlos and Erica Morales

*Carlos Morales had every reason to be elated at the birth of his four babies. After all, he and his wife Erica had been trying, but had already had a miscarriage before they went through invitro fertilization . and conceived their four little ones — three girls, one boy, according to People. “We couldn’t have been more excited to finally have a baby,” Carlos, 29, told the magazine this week.

But the couple’s joy was short-lived and took a tragic turn after  Erica Morales, 36, delivered the four babies and died early the next morning.

Erica had a C-section following a seven month pregnancy. After delivering four healthy babies, she went into hypovolemic shock, and had severe blood loss, and died a few hours after her children were born. “I went from having the best day of my life to the next morning experiencing the worst day of my life,” Carlos said in his first interview since Erica’s death. “My four babies came into the world and then my wife died.” Continue reading

Eric Garner’s Daughter, Erica, Goes After NY Post Writer and Reveals Foundation in Father’s Memory (Video)

Erica Garner
Erica Garner

*It appears the right-wing conservatives are at it again. This time messing with Erica Garner, whose father died in a choke-hold at the hands of a New York City police officer who was never charged. Garner says comments she made about Rev. Al Sharpton in a video released by conservative activist James O’Keefe‘s Project Veritas were “taken out of context, edited and released to partisan outlets for nefarious reasons.” The video was published by the  New York Post today, with a story titled, “Garner’s Kid On Sharpton: He’s all About The Money.” 

Erica Garner released an exclusive statement to NewsOne, where she states the Post article “used them [her comments] to sow discord and confusion among a peaceful and unified movement.”    Continue reading

Young Boy in Canada Freezes to Death After He Strayed from Family’s Apartment in Frigid Temperatures

Boy freezes, outside

*The family of a 3-year-old Canadian boy is mourning the child’s death after he got out of his family’s apartment in the wee hours of the morning with nothing but a T-Shirt, boots and a diaper on, according to the Huffington Post.

Elijah Marsh was pronounced dead at the city’s North York General Hospital following a search with the help of law enforcement and volunteers. The boy was reportedly found huddled near an air conditioner unit—just 1,000 feet away from where he reportedly slipped from his family’s Toronto apartment. It is suspected the child spent up to six hours in frigid -4 degree Fahrenheit temps, some reports say. Continue reading