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12 year-old Charlie Bothuell has been missing since June 14, 2014 was found in his fathers basement. www.blacklikemoi.com

Strange Case of Missing 12-Year-Old Boy Found In Father’s Basement Reveals Possible Abuse

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger Police continue to investigate the disappearance of Charlie Bothuell V, the 12-year old Michigan boy that was found in the basement of his father and stepmother’s home last Wednesday. Detroit police said on Friday they are pursuing possible charges in the case of a 12-year-old boy reported missing for 11 days before being found alive in his family’s basement as local authorities and federal agents…

David Bryant may be heading back to prison for the crime that occurred with 8 year old girl in Bronx. www.blacklikemoi.com

Man Released On Technicality For Gruesome Crime May Be Back In Prison

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Reported by April Taylor David Bryant, who served 38 years in prison for the 1975 rape and murder of eight-year-old Karen Smith, may soon be headed back to prison.  Bryant was originally arrested at the age of 18 after Smith’s body was found in the stairwell of an apartment building.  She had been rαped, beαten and stαbbed.  In April 2013, Bryant was released after a Bronx judge ruled that he…

Kwame Kilpatrick’s Son Posts Picture of Dad in Prison

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was sentenced to the longest political corruption sentence in this nation’s history, seems to managing well in prison. Kwame’s son, Jalil, posted a picture of his father on Twitter, showing the former mayor smiling in his prison uniform with the caption “Happy BDAY DADDY SEE YOU SOON! #freekmk”. In the picture, Kilpatrick, 44, is smiling for the camera, seemingly in good spirits. Kwame Kilpatrick…

Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger A 25-year-old Jamaican who already has earned a doctorate in chemistry will add to his growing academic accomplishments as one of only five chosen for a post-doctoral fellowship at the prestigious Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Like many of his fellow Jamaicans, Peter Nelson used education to improve a childhood of poverty. But few have so quickly earned the accolades Nelson has, which include a Master’s degree in philosophy and his Ph.D from the University of the West Indies. Nelson was just one of five selected from 280 applicants from around the world, according to published reports. “It was very competitive to get into this institute because they told me they had 280 applications for the five positions, and so it was really tough on them to decide. But one of the things that helped me to get in was the papers I published in international journals,” he told the Jamaica Observer. Nelson, who hails from St. Thomas, has spent his young life destroying stereotypes, having risen from an impoverished community, having attended a nontraditional high school, and having been raised by a single mother who worked as a domestic helper. Nelson’s research has already earned international recognition, according to the Atlanta Black Star. “Already he has amassed seven publications in international journals, including the Journal of Molecular Structure, the Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, Dalton Transactions and the International Journal of Molecular Sciences,” the paper reported. In August 2010, he presented a paper on the Phase Behaviors of Zinc Carboxylates. In August 2012, Nelson presented on the Molecular and Lattice Structures of Sodium(I) Carboxylates at the American Chemical Society Conference in Philadelphia. He has also made presentations in the Departments of Chemistry at Mona and at St Augustine in Trinidad. He is working on two manuscripts for publication, he said, while finishing his degrees much earlier than the recommended time. “It was stressful, more mentally than physically, because you can’t get an M.Phil. or Ph.D. in science unless what you have discovered is totally new because there has to be novelty about it,” he told the Sunday Observer. “I did a lot of studies because I realized time is critical for pure and applied science students, and there is no pure and applied person who parties a lot and does well. It just doesn’t happen, especially those doing chemistry as the pass rate in some of our courses is about 26 percent, and so you want to get into that 26 percent,” he said. Source Andrew Scot Bolsinger won more than two dozen press awards during his journalism career. He is a freelance writer, author and operates www.criminalu.co, which is focused on prison reform. He can reached at Andrew.Bolsinger@gmail.comand can be followed @CriminalUniv on Twitter.

25-Year-Old Man Raised In Poverty, Single Parent Home Chosen to Complete Post-Doctoral Fellowship

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger A 25-year-old Jamaican who already has earned a doctorate in chemistry will add to his growing academic accomplishments as one of only five chosen for a post-doctoral fellowship at the prestigious Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Like many of his fellow Jamaicans, Peter Nelson used education to improve a childhood of poverty. But few have so quickly earned the accolades Nelson has, which include a…

Facebook addict Nick Wig logs onto Facebook while breaking into a familys home and forgets to log out. www.blacklikemoi.com

Facebook Addict Breaks Into Family’s Home, Logs Onto Facebook, Forgets to Log Out

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Reported by Krystle Crossman Nick Wig of St. Paul, Minnesota is apparently addicted to Facebook. His social media cravings were so intense, in fact, that he couldn’t help but to check his Facebook while he was in the middle of a burglary of a Dakota County home. The owner, James Wood, said that he came home to find the place completely ransacked. He then noticed something odd on his computer,…

Washington DC has banned the box requiring applicants to list their criminal behavior before being considered for a job. www.blacklikemoi.com

Employers In Washington D.C. Can’t Ask Job Applicants For Criminal History

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger Washington D.C. City Council, led by Councilman Kenyan McDuffie, has passed a law to ban the box on job applications that require applicants to disclose their criminal history. The effort, called the Fair Criminal Records Sentencing Act, which finally succeeded against years of opposition, is an effort to significantly lower recidivism among those re-entering society after an arrest and conviction. Earlier this month, McDuffie’s amendment…

Pres Obama was accused of over reaching the sneezze guard at Chipotle and was criticized for it. www.blacklikemoi.com

Pres. Obama Slammed For Breaking Restaurant’s Sanitation Rule

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger This situation may sound like a “Seinfeld” episode called “The over-reach,” but it really happened. And it involves the most powerful man in the world; yet, Twitter followers are not amused. Even “The Today Show” weighed in, with host Matt Lauer dubbing it “Sneezegate.” The “controversy” stems from a seemingly innocuous photo of President Barack Obama ordering at a Chipotle in front of a line…

Naeem Williams will be first person on death row in Hawaii in over 60 years. www.blacklikemoi.com

Black Man May Face Death Penalty In Hawaii, Although It Was Abolished

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Reported by Krystle Crossman A soldier in Hawaii may be given the death penalty even though it was abolished in 1957. Naeem Williams was convicted of abusing and killing his five year old daughter in 2005. He had testified to torturing and beating his daughter every single day when he was stationed in Hawaii. He said that he did it because she would have bathroom accidents, and he felt she needed…

BOSS Sports | A criminologist explains: 90% of black men falsely accused of rape are accused by white women

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A few weeks ago, there was an extensive debate which occurred online over black men being falsely accused of crime, particularly rape.  Some are under the mistaken impression that the number of false accusations are so low that they are not worth mentioning without the risk of insulting those who make legitimate allegations.  Clearly, those who are inclined to believe such a thing are a) not familiar with the large…

Tupac Shakurs musical Holler If Ya Hear Me is getting bad reviews. www.blacklikemoi.com

Critics Allege Tupac’s “Holla If Ya Hear Me” Play Is Watered Down For a White Audience

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Nineties hip-hop star Tupac Shakur has been idolized and celebrated as one of the best rappers of all time since his tragic death in 1996.  Shakur’s music has lived on through posthumous albums, documentaries, college courses, and holograms.  So it’s no surprise that his legacy has also ventured into Broadway. Holler If Ya Hear Me is a play that highlights underprivileged life, from being a convict…

Why Do Prisoners at Guantanamo Have Air Conditioning but Not U.S. Inmates?

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Suspected terrοrists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are housed inside a facility that is air conditioned. In a Texas prison, however, there is no air conditioning and several prisoners have dιed due to heat related ailments. Texas inmates have filed a lawsuit over the lack of air conditioning in their facility, which has led to the deαths of 12 prisoners over the past three years, CNN reports. The Texas Civil Rights…

Norman Pardo a former friend and manager of OJ Simpson says OJ was paid 600000 to say he wrote a book titled If I Did It. www.blacklikemoi.com

OJ Simpson Was Paid $600K to Say He Authored a Book Outlining How He Would’ve Killed His Wife

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger New revelations about the O.J. Simpson case have come out as the 20-year mark since his infamous white Bronco ride through Los Angeles freeways returns attention to the disgraced hall of fame running back. Simpson’s close friend and former manager claimed Tuesday that Simpson did not, in fact, write the controversial book “If I Did It.” The book centered around the idea of how Simpson – who was…

Tracy Morgan’s condition improves a great deal

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Reported by Liku Zelleke According to his representative, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is doing well and has been upgraded to “fair condition”, from the previous “critical but stable condition”, which he says is a great improvement. Lewis Kay added, “His personality is certainly starting to come back as well.” Morgan was hospitalized on June 7th after he was critically injured in a motor accident involving six cars on the…

Fox news host Tucker Carlson defended the man responsible for critically injuring Tracy Morgan and killing another. www.blacklikemoi.com

Fox News Host Defends Man Responsible For Fatal Crash Involving Tracy Morgan

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Reported by Krystle Crossman Kevin Roper has been charged with allegedly falling asleep and causing the crash that severely injured Tracy Morgan as well as three others and killed one man. He had allegedly awake for over 24 hours and dozed off behind the wheel of a 16-wheel tractor trailer that he was driving through New Jersey. He realized too late that the traffic in front of him had slowed down and tried…

27 people shot in Chicago over Father’s Day Weekend: Even during church

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A string of shootings throughout Chicago started on Friday night and ended Monday, according to police, totalling more than two dozen incidents that police did not know if they are connected, according to published reports. The heightened spree of 27 shooting incident is abnormally high, even for Chicago, which has become infamous for shootings and homicide in recent years, according to NBC Chicago. The last shooting in the spree involved…