*It’s been 61 years since Emmett Till was brutally murdered (Aug. 28, 1955) for allegedly whistling at a white girl. But the white trash that celebrates his murder refuses to let him rest in peace…even today.
Memorial markers of where the teen’s body was found floating along Mississippi’s Tallahatchie River continues to be vandalized by haters; while the marker standing at the former home of his murderer is continually maintained and adorned with flowers.
The 14-year-old, whose murder prompted the civil rights movement, was beaten beyond recognition, and then shot execution style before being thrown into the river.
A grainy photo of a bloated Emmett Till remains in the psyche of every African American old enough to remember.Continue reading →
*This pains me deeply. Until I found a chiropractor who proved himself to me, I was against all of them. I had visited a chiropractor in Studio City, California once. The office he worked out of had a huge display on Cahuenga Blvd. I went in one day, and I swear, I left out in more pain than when I entered. Because of this, it took years before I had the courage to visit another; and only after I saw the excellent results of someone I knew, following her visit to the new guy.
So when I hear that someone, in this case a woman who happened to be a Playboy model, losing her life, following a visit to a chiropractor, it breaks my heart.
I want to let you know that not every chiropractor is worthy of the license. It’s best if you get a referral from someone you trust. Continue reading →
Yes, I said “nigger,” not “the N word” or “nigga” or “n****r” or some other version of the word that the overwhelming majority of media outlets routinely use in lieu of THE word. I say if we’re going to use the word, let’s use it.
Or more aptly…let’s not. Ever. In any form.
I remember when only Richard Pryor could get away with regularly using the word “nigger.” He even named one of his standup albums Supernigger and sold millions of albums in the process. My mother didn’t allow that album or any of Pryor’s others in our home, but when Mom was at work Dad howled with laughter to his contraband Pryor cassettes and 8 tracks.
*My god. Sometimes news just seems to go from bad to worse. After a little girl told a school employee that she was afraid to go home because she wasn’t able to wake her parents up and they were “changing colors, Allegheny County Police Department officers did a welfare check on the home and found the parents slumped over dead in the living room.
According to officials, 26-year-old Christopher Dilly and 25-year-old Jessica Lally “had not moved” for more than two days when they were found dead in their McKeesport home on Monday evening. Continue reading →
*“…the beautiful thing about being broken is that it allows you to pick up the pieces of your life, if that’s the route you want to go.”
That’s a quote from the introduction of Ruth Pointer’s unflinchingly candid, heartfelt new memoir Still So Excited, which she published earlier this year, as she celebrated her 30th year of sobriety.
You’ll remember Ruth as one of the founding members of the legendary singing group The Pointer Sisters. After reading her book, you’ll never forget her.
Along with co-writer Marshall Terrill, Pointer, 70, lovingly walks the reader from Oakland, California where she and her siblings were raised, to her father’s church, to early stardom. She hysterically tells of family times both good and bad, detailing tiffs and rifts with her famous siblings, including Bonnie who left the group in the 1970s, before they achieved their biggest successes. Continue reading →
The current asking price is a cool $616,000 — but that may change soon.
“The original plan was to take this property to market without using any reference to Harry Potter,” real estate agent Paul Bosanko said. But since news of the property’s connection to the movie got out, interest has increased sharply, “and that may or may not influence the final price that we achieve at this property,” he said.
Translation: the price is going up quick and in a hurry.
The three-bedroom house is in Bracknell, a town about 30 miles west of London. While the home was used in the original movie, a studio set based on the house was built for later installments of the eight-film series.
Real estate agency Chancellors says the house “has recently undergone complete renovation to an extremely high standard.” But yes — as I know you’re wondering just as much as I am — THE HOUSE STILL HAS A CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS!Continue reading →
*Man. This is an extremely tough one. You know how kids love to play hide and seek. Well this time the game proved fatal. As a childcare worker in Utah sat reading stories to a group of children at the West Jordan Child Center on Thursday morning, the worker had no idea one of the kids was actually underneath the bean bag chair he or she was sitting on.
And the child suffocated.
According to PEOPLE, the little boy had been under the chair for fifteen minutes, and once discovered unresponsive, was taken to a hospital where he later died. Continue reading →
*It’s hard to believe the stupidity of some people. Especially those given such important positions; where their responsibilities can literally make a difference between life or death. Because a youth worker in a juvenile center in Kentucky just stood and watched a new inmate as she gagged and gasped to breathe while in her cell, a death has occurred.
Now a lawsuit has been filed by the estate of 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen. The teen had only been admitted to the center hours earlier, and according to the lawsuit, employee Reginald Windham’s comments to investigators are very different from what was observed on the surveillance cameras.
According to Windham’s statement: he walked over to McMillen’s door at 11:39 p.m. on Jan. 11, after he heard coughing. Investigators wrote that he wanted “to check on her to make sure she had not thrown up or was choking or something like that.”
Surveillance video, according to the lawsuit, shows the guard staring through a window for 18 seconds, witnessing “her last gasps and dying breaths and final uncontrollable movements and seizure.” Attorneys for the family say he then turned around and walked away. Continue reading →