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October 20, 2011

Connecticut Mother Force Fed Her Young Children Cocaine And Beers

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A mother in Connecticut has pleaded guilty to giving her 4-year old son beer and 10 month old daughter beer and cocaine.  Juliette Dunn of Bridgeport, has pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a child under the Alford Doctrine.  This is where she doesn’t agree with the facts but agrees that there is enough evidence for a conviction. A companion of Dunn’s, 33-year old Lisa Jefferson, has pleaded guilty…

Why did Tyra’s hair fall out?

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We might all think that Tyra Banks keeps it together all the time, and she normally does.  But she recently spoke candidly about how the stress in her life hit her in a tough place – on her scalp. During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Banks revealed that  “I got a little alopecia from the stress.” By “the stress,” Banks was referring to the time she spent writing her…

Second grader not allowed on school bus; forced to walk home

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Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy A second-grader was forced to walk two-and-a-half miles home from school instead of taking the bus last week, and the Spring Independent School District is calling it an “inexcusable mistake.” Damion Robinson’s mother said she received a call from a woman who saw her son walking along I-45 last Tuesday. He was walking home from R. J. Hoyland…

Security Guard Pepper Sprayed Middle Schoolers During Lunch

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Black Like Moi. School officials are trying to figure out why a security guard used pepper spray to slow down a food fight in a Norfolk Middle School.   Parents are outraged that a guard at the Lafayette-Winona Middle School used what appears to be unnecessary force to calm the students down.  Some of the children have suffered asthma attacks as a result. Five parents have…

Owning A Car May Now Disqualify You From Getting Foodstamps

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In Michigan, if you have $5,000 in liquid assets or a car or truck worth more than $15,000, you’re probably out of luck under new rules launched this month. Earlier this month, the state of Michigan began asking residents about their assets — homes, cars, stocks, bonds, even lottery winnings — in addition to income when they receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the formal name for food stamps….

Hallmark’s New Unemployment Greeting Cards

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Greeting card companies have taken a cue from the nation’s 9% unemployment rate. In a 6-by-4-inch envelope, someone can send a friend who lost a job a pre-printed message of encouragement and sympathy. Although not available at every corner store, layoff greeting cards are being produced by Hallmark and sold at its stores and online — and selling well, said Frank Fernandez, owner of two Hallmark stores in North Texas….

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Being Sued for Concert Attack

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A Chicago man filed a lawsuit today against the Grammy-winning rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, accusing one of the rappers of assaulting him and his cousin after a concert at Chicago’s Congress Theater in June. According to the suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Joseph E. Zeidel paid $80 to a tour manager so he and his cousin could join other concertgoers on the group’s bus after the concert ended…

Autopsy Says: No foul play in death of football player killed by train

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There was no evidence of foul play in the mysterious death of a Vidor football player, according to autopsy results released Tuesday. The autopsy confirmed that Matt Thomas, 18, died eary Saturday from massive injuries caused by the train. Orange County Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn said Thomas was lying face down on the tracks when he was struck by the train. He said the engineer saw Thomas and…

JOHN SINGLETON suing Paramount Pictures and MTV Films

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John Singleton is suing Paramount Pictures and MTV Films, claiming they totally screwed him by reneging on their promise to finance and distribute 2 films — especially galling because Singleton gave THEM the right to make untold millions by distributing “Hustle & Flow.” According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Singleton gave Paramount the right to distribute the flick back in 2005 and Singleton took a relatively small, $9 million fee….

Kids Encouraged to “Change The World” by Love My Hair Muppet

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She’s baaaaack! Remember The Sesame Street Muppet from the hit song “I Love My Hair”? Well, she is back with a new song called “Change the World,” an inspirational song empowering children that they can be anything they want to be! The song was written by Joey Mazzarino, who also wrote “I Love My Hair,” which was inspired by his daughter Segi whom he and his wife adopted from Ethiopia….

MC Hammer’s Next Hit: WireDoo

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MC Hammer, entertainer-turned-entrepreneur, demonstrated WIREDoo, which Hammer called both “deep search” and “relationship search,” at Web 2.0 Summit on Wednesday. MC Hammer, entertainer-turned-entrepreneur, demonstrated some of the capabilities of WIREDoo, which Hammer called both “Deep Search” and “Relationship Search,” at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday. Hammer, cognizant of the presence of Google co-founder Sergay Brin in the audience, said that the technology isn’t meant to replace existing…

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Dr. Boyce: Bryant Gumbel Works to Free the High Paid Slaves of the NBA

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. I watched curiously as Bryant Gumbel, host of “Real Sports,” referred to NBA Commissioner David Stern as a “modern day overseer.”   The comments rocked the world, probably more so than anything Gumbel has ever said in the past.  Based on Gumbel’s remarks over the years, I quietly suspect that beneath the polished, articulate demeanor lies a Black Panther always waiting to happen….