*See, it doesn’t look so bad, right?
You know the worse thing in the world is to get to work or school and the crispy salad you packed at home only a few hours before is now soggy.
Ugh! Makes you gag to think about it right? Well, you may find this hard to believe, but now there’s an app for that.
Naw, not an app, but a trend called The Salad In A Jar!” And if you build it according to these tips, soggy salad is sure to be a thing of the past. Continue reading
*A University of Maryland East Shore beauty queen has been forced to relinquish her crown. Porsha Simone Harvey was an honor student who studied dance, acrobatics, piano and violin when she first gained recognition in 2012 as a contestant in the Miss Delaware USA pageant, a precursor to the Miss USA contest.
Now, she has been charged with disruptive behavior in an exchange with a campus police officer, and, in a separate incident, cited for possessing marijuana in a Somerset County courthouse.
But as Harvey resigned Wednesday as Miss University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and tells university officials that recent events devalued her role as a student leader, it appears that the choice to step down may not necessarily have been all hers. Continue reading
*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
*His football coach says 28 colleges were trying to sign him, but now, instead of choosing which team to play for, 17-year-old Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad, a senior at Ft. Pierce Central High, is under arrest for lewd and lascivious behavior with a 14-year-old girl.
Though he has already committed to play his college ball at the University of Louisville on a full scholarship, this dude’s career could very well be over before it even gets started.
Dumb move, if he’s guilty, right? 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
Abie Kyle Ikhinmwin was arrested last week after filming officers. KENS 5 screenshot
Where is the justice, you may ask? Even when you are attempting to compliment police officers, your actions can be mistaken.
Just ask Nigerian-born, San Antonio resident Abie Kyle Ikhinmwin, who was sitting at a bus stop with her bike parked nearby. As a former intern at the Bexar County district attorney’s office, she was spending her time filming speed traps – police officers stopping drivers for going too fast.
But this was no attempt to shame the officers. According to KENS 5, she actually posted positive officer news to her friends on Facebook that read:
“This is where our funding is going, straight into hard police work.”
Which makes what happened next so incredibly hard to believe.
Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, May 19, 1930 – January 12, 1965
*As the first African American woman playwright to have her play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” produced on Broadway, Lorraine Hansberry demonstrated that she was indeed a force with a bright future.
And at the age of 29, she won the coveted New York Drama Critics Circle Award and catapulted to fame in 1959; but her life was cut short by a bout with pancreatic cancer, to which she succumbed in 1962.
Though she met fellow writer Robert Nemiroff at a rally in New York where they were both protesting segregated sports – and married him a year later – few may know that the writer actually struggled with her sexuality, a point that was revealed in letters she wrote to a magazine clandestine in nature at the time. 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