*Can you, as an African American with little to no emergency savings on hand, recall when it was that you realized you were in trouble? There is no blame pointed at the parents who didn’t sit us down and talk to us about money. Hell, they were busy trying to handle their own day-to-day; keeping us clothed and fed. But now that many of us are way past grown — with adult children of our own — we look around and see all the reasons why we wish we would’ve saved a little nest egg. Assuming you even had disposable income (which many of us don’t). This is especially scary for those of us who find ourselves looking at the so-called “retirement age.” Many of whom have worked since the age of 12, and are so worn out they retire early and op to take even less of the social security money they worked so hard to earn.
Knowing retirement anytime soon wouldn’t be a good option if you want to have any kind of quality life as an elder, some of us wouId like to think we’ll be working until we’re old and gray, but as we can already see: nobody’s hiring us now. At least nobody willing to pay a living wage. Continue reading →
*Wow. Any family getting a text with a photo like the one above attached has got to be heartbroken to see their relative in this vulnerable position. But where there’s a will, there is a way, and prisoners have found a way to blackmail their peers in this situation and use it to get money from families.
The submissive prisoner in the photo has been identified by officials at Burruss Correctional Training Center in Forsyth, Ga. as 18-year-old Cortez Berry. The photo was taken behind bars by a contraband cell phone. Continue reading →
*Reports say that employees at the 5-Boro Burger fast food restaurant in New York City thought it strange that a woman had been in the restroom for such a long time. But they were shocked at what they found upon entering. Thirty-five-year-old Latisha Fisher, mother to one-year-old Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, was holding her hand over the child’s mouth, smothering him to death.
It was around 2:25 p.m. on Monday, according to police. And employees at the restaurant had become suspicious as lines to the bathroom grew longer and the woman kept refusing to come out.
*No, I’m not making a sick joke by writing this headline; it really happened. In what can only be called a terrible, freak accident – a man was killed in a Pennsylvania cemetery. StephenWoytack and his wife had decided to go to the cemetery and decorate the tombstone of his mother-in-law ahead of the Easter holiday. But somehow, during the process, the tombstone suddenly fell over, and the 400-pound stone fatally wounded the man, crushing him, according to Edward Kubilas, a caretaker at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in the eastern Pennsylvania town of Throop, just outside of Scranton.
It happened on Monday morning. Woytack had been kneeling next to the grave marker as his wife tied a cross on the other side, Kubilas said. Then, out of nowhere, the stone just fell over into the soft earth, pinning Woytack, 74, underneath. Continue reading →
*You can bet this tourist got more than he was looking for when the lion he was looking at decided to give him a closer glimpse. Brendan Smith, a tourist from Australia, had landed in South Africa just over a day ago before coming on safari in Johannesburg; when an adult-sized lion jumped in his car through the window and went to town on his legs.
And not only is dude alive to tell the story, he actually has a sense of humor about it.
“No later than 36 hours after touching down in Africa, I find myself in hospital after a lion jumped through the car window and decided to go to town on my legs,” he wrote on Facebook. “Pretty full-on but am alive, with insurance coming to the party and an influx of curious Africans wanting to see ‘the lion man.’”
*Yep, she is. Somebody done told grandma she’s fine, and she actually believed it. Hey, nothing wrong with that. There are a lot of good looking grandma’s out there, but let’s keep it real, we don’t expect to see 80 and 90 year old women posing as centerfolds in a calendar. Well that’s a visual you no longer have to imagine because it happened at an assisted living facility in Ohio, and the elderly women did it for charity.
Wearing little more than a green top hat, at 88, Miss March resides at the Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living facility and she is photographed with two women in their 90s who seem to be playing poker with strategically placed oversize cards (pictured above) while smoking a cigar. Continue reading →
*On Tuesday morning sheriff’s deputies in the Louisiana parish of Natchitoches got a call about a truck that was stuck on the side of the road. But when they arrived on the scene they didn’t see a truck hindging on its side wheels, what they saw instead was two elephants who were preventing the fall.
The truck’s driver, who is also an elephant trainer, had walked the elephants out of the cargo compartment and directed them to help prop up the vehicle, sheriff’s Captain Tony Moran said in an interview.
According to Moran, the deputies were “just astonished to see it,” and he called the rescue “very creative.”
The elephants leaned side-by-side, and pushed with their weight against the truck, the sheriff’s photos showed. Continue reading →
Eternal Wash has more in mind than just cleaning cars. The Gardena based establishment also gives back to the community. Now through July 2015 the business is raising money for Children’s Healthcare issues in Los Angeles, and to assist Mercy Mission Bear Hospital and Adoption Agency in opening the first one and only 5 story Teddy Bear Hospital, slated to help provide teddy bears of cheer to disadvantaged children in need of healthcare; financial assistance for medical operations and home based medical care; family transportation back and forth to hospitals for follow up treatments and an array of other services for the ill child afraid of what tomorrow may bring.
The hospital is also slated to provide an entire floor dedicated to sharing our lives and resources with the elderly. They will be present from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m. to enjoy entertainment, giant screen televisions on all walls, nutritious meals and game time, and a resting place during the day where they can find peace and solace. Nurses and MD’S will be on hand daily, around the clock to provide medication and love!