*A gynecologist with a wickedly perverse sense of practice is now costing one of the world’s top medical centers to pay $190 million – which must be paid out as a settlement to his victims – 8,000 women and girls to be exact.
Dr. Nikita Levy was discovered using tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his female patients and was subsequently fired after 25 years with the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore in February 2013 – after a female co-worker spotted the camera he used – a small pen-like apparatus that he wore around his neck. Continue reading →
*A teen from Long Island, New York, that was known to have a history of psychiatric problems was arrested over the weekend for the murder of his 15-year-old brother and a brutal assault on his mother – a respected physician; who is now in a coma, police say.
Charles Okonkwo Jr., 18, was charged with assault on his mother, Chinwe Okonkwo, 52, on Saturday in Dix Hill, New York. However, he has yet to be charged with the death of his brother Bradley. Continue reading →
*According to the CNN, a Dayton-Ohio boy was terror-stricken to step inside a house and find a mummified corpse of a man hanging by the neck from a belt. Edward Brunton is said to be the dead man who lived at the house in or around 2009, when he was about 40 years old. Brunton hung himself with a belt in his closet, and his body had been there for five years; until it was discovered by the boy last
June. At the time of the suicide, Brunton had only moved into the neighborhood a few months before and had abandoned his family and friends, so, no one ever inquired into his absence.
The body was not decomposed, as the closet was almost air-free , thereby giving it a mummified effect, according to Ken Betz, director of the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Continue reading →
*Haunted by demons, and unwilling to continue living with the horrors of the past, and current issues surrounding racism in America, retired Caucasian pastor Charles Moore, 79, made the ultimate sacrifice to affect change and inspire social reform. A man who had dedicated his life in the fight to end racism, Moore wrote and left behind a suicide note that reportedly states he has decided to kill himself because he was haunted by the past lynchings of African Americans and wanted his death to inspire social reform, according to the New York Daily News.
The note from the United Methodist clergyman was left on the windshield of his car and reportedly stated… Continue reading →
*If it were not for a video that recorded the NYPD officers who piled on top of a New York City man that they insisted on placing in a choke-hold and ended up killing him when he couldn’t breathe beneath the weight, this would be a case of their word against all the people who witnessed it.
But as they say, pictures do speak louder than words, and the police department may have a hard time getting out of this one. Continue reading →
*It has often been said that one person can make a difference. If just one person speaks up; takes action, decides to actually do something besides feel bad about a situation, things begin to move in the right direction. This is what happened when one man traveled to Ethiopia, hired another man to assist him, and the two unlikely men became trusted friends; with one taking action to change the mind of others’ who believed in a superstition that causes many Ethiopian babies to be put to death. Continue reading →
*A white small business owner in Chicago may find himself missing some days at work soon. There’s a good chance he’ll be standing in front of the very woman he spit on and slapped. Only thing is, this time she’ll be wearing a robe. He is facing some very serious charges after allegedly spitting on the Cook County judge and then slapping her with his open hand, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Judge Arnette Hubbard, an African American, was the first female president of black legal groups the National Bar Association and the Cook County Bar Association. She was allegedly attacked and called “Rosa Parks” after she smoked a cigarette near David Nicosia’s business, outside of a civic center, which apparently angered him, the news site reports. Continue reading →