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The entire justice system here is run by black women. It’s not a diversity experiment. They do things differently.

These women hold the reins of power in the municipal criminal justice system of South Fulton, Georgia. Foreground, from left, LaDawn Jones, Lakesiya Cofield, Viveca Famber Powell, interim Police Chief Sheila Rogers. Background, from left, clerk Kerry Stephens, Chief Judge Tiffany Carter Sellers, clerk Ramona Howard, clerk Tiffany Kinslow South Fulton, Georgia (CNN)When LaDawn “LBJ” Jones walked into a meeting at work a couple of months ago, she was hit with a serious case of “black girl magic.” Jones, the city solicitor in South Fulton, Georgia, was meeting for the first time with the city’s municipal court staff. As she entered the room, she realized she was looking at something she’d never before seen in her legal career. Everyone in the room looked li...Read More

Officer who walked into wrong apartment and killed man faces arrest:

Officer who walked into wrong apartment and killed man faces arrest: Authorities originally appeared on abcnews.go.com An arrest warrant will soon be issued for a Dallas police officer who shot and killed a man upon returning home from her shift and entering an apartment she apparently thought was her own, police said Friday. Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall announced at a press conference that authorities are in the process of obtaining a warrant for the officer involved, who has not yet been identified. “At the very early stages of this investigation, initial indications were that they were what we consider circumstances of an officer-involved shooting,” Hall told reporters. “However, as we continued this investigation it became clear that we were dealing with what appear...Read More

Who Is Stewart Weldon?

New Details About The Man Caught With A Kidnapped Woman In His Car And Three Dead Bodies In His Backyard. Stewart Weldon’s crimes were first uncovered after an attempted routine traffic stop for a broken taillight on May 27, 2018 — but that was only the beginning. Weldon, of Massachusetts, tried to flee from the police, leading them on a chase that ended when the 40-year-old crashed into a patrol car. A woman who was in his vehicle at the time told police that her life was in danger. It turned out that Weldon had held her prisoner in his home for over a month, raping her regularly. She also had several serious injuries at the time of the chase, including stab wounds. Unfortunately, this was only an indication of everything that the police would find soon after. When Weldon’s mother reporte...Read More

Ex-Police Officer in Texas Found Guilty of Murder in Shooting of 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards

A former police officer in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs was found guilty of murder Tuesday in the shooting of Jordan Edwards, an unarmed black teen who was a passenger in a car that had left a party. The Dallas County, Texas, jury convicted Roy Oliver of murder but found him not guilty of two lesser charges in the honor student’s death. Edwards’ family rejoiced after the guilty verdict was read, CNN affiliate KTVT reported. Charmaine Edwards gives testimony about her son Jordan Edwards on the first day of the trial of fired Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Credit: Rose Baca – Pool/Getty Images) The sentencing phase began after the verdict and will resume Wednesday morning. Prosecutors told jurors that ...Read More

Sheriff: Gunman kills 2, then himself at video game tourney

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire Sunday at an online video game tournament as it was being livestreamed from a Florida mall, killing two people and then fatally shooting himself in a rampage that wounded several others, authorities said. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said authorities believe 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore carried out the attack using at least one handgun at the Jacksonville Landing, a collection of restaurants and shops along the St. Johns River. Williams said the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot, adding final confirmation of the suspect’s identity was pending as the FBI in Baltimore aided in the investigation. Nine other people were wounded by gunfire and all were in stable condition Sunday evening after being taken to hospitals, Willia...Read More

Aretha Franklin’s final days

Ex-husband Glynn Turman describes how she ‘was strong until the very end’ after visiting her on her deathbed with Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin died at 9.50am on Thursday aged 76, surrounded by family after battle with pancreatic cancer Glynn Turman, who was married to Franklin from 1978 to 1984, was joined by Stevie Wonder for visit Tuesday The actor said his former wife was ‘strong until the very end’ before her death left millions of fans devastated Aretha Franklin’s ex-husband has described the Queen of Soul’s final days after visiting her on her deathbed two days before she lost her battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 on Thursday. Glynn Turman, who was married to Franklin from 1978 to 1984, was joined by Stevie Wonder when he paid his las...Read More

Police officer who breastfed crying baby in a hospital is hailed a hero

A police officer in Argentina is being called “beautiful” for breastfeeding a malnourished baby while working at a children’s hospital. A photo of officer Celeste Jaqueline Ayala nursing the distressed infant while on duty at the Sister Maria Ludovica Children’s Hospital in Buenos Aires on Aug. 14 caught fire on Facebook, racking up 110,000 shares after it was posted by witness Marcos Heredia. “I want to make public this great gesture of love that you had today with that little baby,” read Heredia’s post, loosely translated from Spanish. “Who without knowing you didn’t hesitate and for a moment you fulfilled how if you were her mother. You don’t care about filth and smell … things like that don’t [happen] every day.” Posted by Marcos Heredia on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Ayala’s name also be...Read More

Black is not only beautiful, but it’s also powerful

Each year as Black History Month approaches, I begin to think about what it means to be a black woman in a society that has thrown dirt on our name yet “mock” and “imitate” our culture. The distinct features that we are blessed with have been made fun of, disrespected, and more-so neglected but now they are praised, worshiped, and idolized by people from the outside looking in. Now they want to be in the skin we’re in but before we could not even get them to see within the pain we have faced with this chocolate skin. Each morning as I wake, I take a look in the mirror and acknowledge the uniqueness of me. I remind myself every morning that my beauty is not only a gift to me but also a gift to the world because I used to be that little brown girl who did not know how she fit in this world. ...Read More

Argument Over Aretha Franklin Leads To Va. Shooting, Witnesses Say

SUFFOLK, Va (WTKR) — An argument over Aretha Franklin led to a shooting, witnesses told police in one Virginia town Thursday. Suffolk Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim Thursday morning around 10:45 a.m. in the 300 block of East Washington Street. CBS affiliate WTKR reports a witness said he heard the two people in the argument were fighting over whether or not Halle Berry played Aretha Franklin in a movie. Police said the fight turned physical and then one of the subjects produced a firearm, shooting the other man at least once. Both men got emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel before being transported to local hospitals for further treatment. Police said the gunshot victim is considered to be in serious condition. Franklin had pr...Read More

Why some see Trump’s attacks on Omarosa and other African-Americans as racially loaded

President Donald Trump‘s relationship with African-Americans is once again under scrutiny amid the continued questions raised by a former aide’s charges of racism. Omarosa Manigault Newman’s new book includes unsubstantiated personal attacks on the president such as what she calls his “mental decline,” to which Trump has responded with denials and multiple insults about his former “Apprentice” protege, calling her “Wacky and Deranged,” “a crazed, crying lowlife” and comparing her to a “dog.” She’s only the latest high-profile African-American to land in Trump’s crosshairs after he disparaged the intelligence of basketball star LeBron James and CNN journalist Don Lemon. He’s also fond of accusing U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., of having a “low I.Q.” Trump has lob...Read More

Do All Black Men Cheat?!

Ok, honestly I’ve had enough. Every woman I know has called me over the weekend saying can you believe what Kevin Hart did, and can you believe he cheated while his wife was pregnant. It has been an onslaught of Jay z did this, Carmelo Anthony did that, my friend’s man tried to hit on me, and basically everything in between. I have listened to countless hours about how all the men today are dogs and even the good ones just haven’t been caught yet. So, once and for all, I think its time to dig up some facts and answer the question; do all men ( especially black men ) cheat? Should women just give up on all of us and realize that men are not monogamous creatures and give them a permanent hall pass? Also is it only men ? Seeing myself as a young, good black professional man, I don’t think I h...Read More

PPN is social networking at the next level, in the color of black.

Talk about getting in on the ground floor, here is a chance to help build and be apart of something from the start. You saw it on Black Panther, now feel it at PPN where you are the King and Queen of a place unknown to the outside world. Come drink from the well of networking and fill your soul with sharing and growing in an environment that belongs to you. PPN is the positive people network and there’s nothing public about it. In it’s conception the DFC was just a chat family on yahoo. A few chatters (300) that had more fun being friends then screaming and hollering at one another. The Drama free slogan was a natural and seemed to be the corner stone of what the DFC was trying to do as a means of great entertainment on their computers. The Positive people network was born out of gro...Read More

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