Breast Cancer Survivor Is Doing More Than Just Being In Beyoncé’s Lemonade Video


BY: Giovanni Zaburoni Paulette Leaphart is the embodiment of a survivor.  In 2014, Leaphart underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with stage two, grade three breast cancer.  A genetic disorder called Factor V Leiden made her ineligible for reconstructive surgery.  According to the Daily Mail, Leaphart is trying to use her story to inspire others that may have to make the tough decisions she had to make when she…

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9-Year-Old Girl Calls 911 To Report Shooting Of Mother And Brother


By:  Giovanni Zaburoni Detectives in Akron Ohio are looking for three men who entered a home and killed a woman and her son.  According to the Daily Mail, Sonia Freeman’s nine year old daughter was in the house at the time of the shooting and called 911 dispatch to report that her mom had been shot 12 times in the chest and her brother, Christopher Lane Freeman had been shot…

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Former Prisoner Gives Back In Big Way Through Operation Reset


By Robert Stitt Rocky McKay, known to many as Rocky the Roofer, is the founder of Operation Reset. Operation Reset is a non-profit whose mission is to give hope to those who have had a rough beginning to their life. McKay talks about how hard it is for a person who has been incarcerated to find a job once they get out of prison. He says it is often not…

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Pregnant Mother Arrested For Leaving Two Children Chained Outside Like Animals


By: Giovanni Zaburoni In San Antonio, Texas, a mother of six children is behind bars after detectives made a heartbreaking discovery at her home.  A concerned neighbor called police late Thursday night after hearing a child crying in Porucha Phillips backyard.  When officers arrived on scene, they found a two-year-old boy chained to the ground and a three-year-old girl with a leash around her arm, securing her to the back…

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Eighth Grader Refused Lunch Because She Paid With A $2 Bill


By Victor Ochieng A Texas eighth grade student earned herself a date with the police after she tried buying a school lunch using a $2 bill given to her by her grandmother. The Christa McAuliffe Middle School’s student, Danesiah Neal, only wanted to eat some chicken nuggets. Unfortunately, officials at the Houston-based school confiscated the $2 bill and told her it was a fake. They later handed the girl over…

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Asst Principal Arrested And Charged With S*x For Protection


By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Teachers as well as school administrators do more than simply teach students and prepare them for the ‘real world.’ Many of them act as role models, counselors, and parental figures. Without a doubt, everyone who has been given the responsibility of educating our children should conduct themselves professionally at all times. Because so many people are counting on them, what they say as well as…

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Why Is Petey Pablo Filing For Bankruptcy Again?


By Robert Stitt Born Moses Mortimer Barrett III, the rapper known as Petey Pablo teamed up with Black Rob and Busta Rhymes nearly two decades ago, after his time in prison for armed robbery. He was signed to Jive records. From 2000 to 2004, he released singles such as “Raise Up”, which was directed by Timbaland, and “Diary of a Sinner” which was certified gold. His single “Freek-a-Leek”, produced by…

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Should Black Defendants Have Black Jurors During Their Trial?


By Ryan Velez EURWeb reports that after a juror objected to no African-Americans on the jury of two African-American men being tried earlier this month, Judge Cheryl Blackburn of Davidson County Criminal Court has moved to order a new trial. While this Nashville incident is one example, there has been a long history of concern over diversity in juries, especially of Black people, and this suggests that some judges are…

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Off-Duty Police Officer Viciously Beats Unarmed Black Man Over A Tomatoe


By Victor Ochieng Excessive or brutal force against Blacks in the United States has showed its ugly head again; now in Atlanta. This is where a Black man, Tyrone Carnegay, got a severe beating from an off-duty policeman who falsely accused him of stealing a tomato. WSBTV reported that Carnegay had finished his shopping for groceries at a Walmart on Cascade Road and had checked out when he saw an employee following…

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Former Oklahoma Volunteer Sheriff Deputy Gets Sentenced For Killing An Unarmed Black Man


By Ryan Velez NewsOne reports that a former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff’s deputy who shot an unarmed man last year after mistaking his own gun for a taser has been convicted of second-degree manslaughter by an Oklahoma jury on Thursday. Seventy-four year old Robert Bates, a wealthy insurance executive, made headlines last year for fatally shooting Eric Harris during an illegal gun sting. Harris, who was running from deputies was unarmed…

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School Bully Caught On Camera Injuring Boy With Debilitating Bone Disease


By: Giovanni Zaburoni A student at Airport High School in Carleton with a debilitating bone disease suffered a broken leg after getting into a fight with a school bully and now his mother is speaking out about how it started with her son being the victim of racial attacks online.  According to FOX2 in Detroit, students pulled out their phones and shot video of the fight between Jordan White and…

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Nick Gordon Seeks To Clear His Name In Bobbi Kristina’s Death


By: Giovanni Zaburoni Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub last year and now her former fiancé Nick Gordon is talking to the press about the hours leading up to her death and the issues that may have led to her drug addiction.  Nick Gordon did an exclusive interview with The Daily Mail, to clear his name of any wrongdoing in relation to her death and…

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Body Of Man Missing For 16 Years Was Discovered In South Carolina


By Victor Ochieng The body that was found in a car that was submerged in a lake in South Carolina has been positively identified as that of John Henry Dubose of Calhoun Falls, authorities said. His body was found in his 1995 Chevrolet Corsica that was recovered from Lake Russell in Calhoun Falls on Saturday. The plant worker vanished 16 years ago – since September 2000. Dubose was last seen…

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How A First Date Went Completely Wrong


Reported by Liku Zelleke In a story that could serve as a dire warning for men who like to dillydally in relationships and prefer to have “casual encounters” with random women, a man was robbed of all his possessions when he went out on what he thought was going to be a first date. For now, the man’s name is being withheld. But, what is known is that he drove…

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Why Is Eva Marcille’s Ex Mad At Her Gay Cousin?


By Victor Ochieng Ever since their two-year-old daughter Marley Rae was born, Kevin McCall and Eva Marcille have had a rocky relationship. Because of the turbulence in their relationship, it has been in the public domain for some time now. Surprisingly, Marcille’s cousin and gay make-up artist, Kevin McCall has become a victim of this hatred. Terrell Mullin apparently spends a lot of time with Marley Rae, McCall and Marcille’s…

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