*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 Posttoday, 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 →
*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 →
*I hate to say it, but the writing appears to be on the wall with this one. An attractive “woman” starts dating a college football hero. At first the player has no idea the “woman” is not who he thought she was, and when he learns the truth, he gets angry–with himself more than with “her” –and kills her. Another scenario, the football player does know the person is transgender, and gets into a sexual relationship, only to end up killing her when she threatens to out him. One of these two scenarios may have come to pass as a 911 call came in to the Tyler, Texas police department early in the morning of Jan. 26 reporting a car crash at first – before a witness nearby claimed he’d heard gunshots.
When officers appeared on the scene at 2:26 a.m. they saw a red Toyota Camry had jumped the curb and almost hit a utility pole. In the driver’s seat there appeared to be female – who upon closer inspection had been shot “several times,” according to a criminal affidavit. And it was the shots, Officer Don Martin tells PEOPLE, that caused the victim to lose control of the car.
Tyrone “Ty” Lee Underwood, 24, a transgender woman, was determined dead at the scene. Continue reading →
Frank Dileo , the man who managed the King of Pop at the height of his fame in the 1980s, may have passed away in August of 2011, but he left plenty of claims behind in journals and videos. One of these claims include how he says he used his influence to call off a mafia hit on Michael Jackson.
Dileo was a force of a man who was most recognized as a short, stout, cigar chomping dude, who even played the role of a gangster in Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas, about the Mob in New York.
Now, according to yet another book about the late idol, the Mafia planned to carry out a contract killing on Jackson.
DiLeo was 63-years old when he died following complications from heart surgery. Continue reading →
*A pastor, his wife and five year old son were the victims of a vicious beating that killed all three of them. The three bodies were discovered after congregation members had not heard from their pastor, and went over to his residence. When no one answered the door, they asked maintenance to allow them in, and it was then that the bodies were discovered, according to KPRC, an NBC News affiliate in the city.
The pastor hadn’t been seen since Friday. The discovery happened on Monday.
A highly-educated man, Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe served as the chaplain at the University of Houston and was a part-time pastor at The Church of the Redeemer. Members of the congregation became concerned when the pastor didn’t show up for services. Continue reading →
*It seems money is a race of its own. There’s African American, Caucasian, Hispanic, and “Other” — which is where money resides; and it can cause people to act a fool, too. Especially when there’s lots of it. As in the kind our beloved Robin Williams had. The late comedian, actor, activist and philanthropist left behind a sizable estate that his wife and children are now fighting over. But money in its real form doesn’t seem to be the issue here, its other valuables like clothing and jewelry and what-have-you that is causing friction in the family.
The parties have started the process and filed papers in San Francisco Superior Court, to fight over the late comedian’s estate.
Williams’ wife, Susan, says some of the late actor’s personal items were taken without her permission and asks the court to exclude the contents of the Tiburon home that she shared with Williams from the jewelry, memorabilia and other items Williams said the children should have.
*No wonder it was hard to reach officer Peter Liang only minutes after his single bullet struck 28-year-old Akai Gurley. According to The Daily News, instead of calling for help for the man who lay dying in the stairwell, the rookie cop got on the phone to text his union rep.
Is that protocol?
Then, to add insult to injury, sources say Liang and his partner weren’t even supposed to be patrolling the stairways of the Pink Houses that night.
So let us get this straight. Not only did the officer manage to kill an innocent man; but he was away from his assigned area when he did it. And then took time out to text his union rep as the victim lay there dying. To talk about …what?