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May 5, 2014

U.S. State Department says Kidnapped Nigerian Girls May Have Already Been Taken Out of the Country; Says it is Ready to Help if Nigeria Asks for Assistance

Workers sit beside a banner as they press for the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two weeks ago during a rally in Lagos on May 1, 2014. (AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)
Workers sit beside a banner as they press for the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two weeks ago during a rally in Lagos on May 1, 2014. (AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

The United States said on Monday that it feared many of the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in northern Nigeria three weeks ago have been smuggled abroad. Continue reading “U.S. State Department says Kidnapped Nigerian Girls May Have Already Been Taken Out of the Country; Says it is Ready to Help if Nigeria Asks for Assistance”

Minneapolis Public Schools Looks to New Strategy to Work More Effectively with African-American Boys

MinnPost photo by Beth Hawkins Overnight President Obama’s announcement catapulted Chris Chatmon, left, to the forefront of a national movement that’s easier to depict than to describe.
MinnPost photo by Beth Hawkins
Overnight President Obama’s announcement catapulted Chris Chatmon, left, to the forefront of a national movement that’s easier to depict than to describe.

The dozen African-American ninth-graders who clattered into a sun-infused classroom at Patrick Henry High School on a recent Monday afternoon divided themselves into two rough groups: a row of class clowns and one of angry faces. Continue reading “Minneapolis Public Schools Looks to New Strategy to Work More Effectively with African-American Boys”

Russell Wilson, Justin Bieber Attend Services at Judah Smith’s Church and Go Bowling

Russell Wilson, Justin Bieber Attend Services at Judah Smith's Church and Go Bowling

If you saw the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana fight on Saturday night, you know that Justin Bieber accompanied Mayweather to the ring. Continue reading “Russell Wilson, Justin Bieber Attend Services at Judah Smith’s Church and Go Bowling”

Oregon State Fires President Obama’s Brother-In-Law, Craig Robinson

(Photo: The Associated Press)
(Photo: The Associated Press)

Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis announced on March 28 that head coach Craig Robinson would return for a seventh season as basketball coach, even penning a strongly worded letter of support for President Barack Obama’s brother-in-law.

Continue reading “Oregon State Fires President Obama’s Brother-In-Law, Craig Robinson”

Jada Pinkett Smith Working With CNN on Documentary Linking the “Glorified” Stripper Culture In Atlanta and Sex Trafficking

Jada Pinkett-Smith
Jada Pinkett-Smith

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has been working closely with CNN to produce a new documentary that focuses on the link between the “glorified” stripper culture in Atlanta and sex trafficking. She took to her Facebook page to share some of the latest updates and offered her thoughts on what she considered to be a surprising discovery.

Continue reading “Jada Pinkett Smith Working With CNN on Documentary Linking the “Glorified” Stripper Culture In Atlanta and Sex Trafficking”

Florida Mother Who Drove Minivan Full of Kids Into Atlantic Ocean Plans to Plead Insanity

Mom who drove minivan into ocean charged
Mom who drove minivan into ocean charged

The lawyer for the pregnant mother who drove her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida with her three children inside will pursue an insanity defense, he said Monday. Continue reading “Florida Mother Who Drove Minivan Full of Kids Into Atlantic Ocean Plans to Plead Insanity”

Bishop Noel Jones and Deitrick Haddon to Tape Special Episode of “Preachers of LA” at Louisiana Church Where Pastor Was Murdered During Revival

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Bishop Noel Jones is hoping to help a church pick up the pieces after their Pastor was murdered in the pulpit at a revival service taking place at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles, LA.

Continue reading “Bishop Noel Jones and Deitrick Haddon to Tape Special Episode of “Preachers of LA” at Louisiana Church Where Pastor Was Murdered During Revival”

Judge Frees Cornealious Anderson, Missouri Man Who Was Convicted of Robbery 14 Years Ago but Never Went to Jail

Cornealious "Mike" Anderson walks out of the Mississippi County Courthouse along with his wife, LaQonna Anderson, daughter Nevaeh, 3, and attorney Patrick Megaro, far left, after being released from custody, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Charleston, Mo. A judge ordered the release of Anderson, who was convicted of robbery in 2000 but never sent to prison until a clerical mistake was discovered last year when he was put behind bars. Photo: Jeff Roberson, AP
Cornealious “Mike” Anderson walks out of the Mississippi County Courthouse along with his wife, LaQonna Anderson, daughter Nevaeh, 3, and attorney Patrick Megaro, far left, after being released from custody, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Charleston, Mo. A judge ordered the release of Anderson, who was convicted of robbery in 2000 but never sent to prison until a clerical mistake was discovered last year when he was put behind bars. Photo: Jeff Roberson, AP

Relatives cry out with relief after a judge frees a St. Louis-area man who was convicted of robbery 14 years ago but was never sent to prison until a clerical mistake was discovered last year. Continue reading “Judge Frees Cornealious Anderson, Missouri Man Who Was Convicted of Robbery 14 Years Ago but Never Went to Jail”

Chicago Pastor Bernard Johnson Sentenced to 15 Years for Stealing Over $50,000

Bernard Johnson, 47 ( Cook County Sheriff's office / May 5, 2014 )
Bernard Johnson, 47 ( Cook County Sheriff’s office / May 5, 2014 )

A former South Side pastor who ran up more than $50,000 in credit card bills in his church’s name was sentenced to 15 years in prison for theft today, according to prosecutors and court records.

Continue reading “Chicago Pastor Bernard Johnson Sentenced to 15 Years for Stealing Over $50,000”

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