Friday, November 30, 2012
Chaos broke out when a Milwaukee judge recently gave 23-year old Dedrick Ashford a sentencing of just one year in prison for striking and killing a 6-year-old boy with his car last April. Christopher Wade, the boy killed, was crossing an intersection, when Ashford accidentally struck him with his vehicle.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
An anonymous source told a local newspaper that a surveillance tape from the scene shows Donkor getting into the pool and disappearing underwater, where he then went unnoticed as other students swam around him. After watching the video, she commented, "There’s no splashing, no flailing like you would typically think of. He just slipped underwater, and other kids were swimming over the top of him, not knowing he was down below."
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A mother and father from Lawrenceville, Georgia, had no idea that their daughter, Jasmine Benjamin, had died until they read about it through a friend's post on Facebook. Their daughter, who was a nursing student at Valdosta State University, was apparently found dead in a shared dorm student area, but University staff did not immediately notify the parents. To make matters worse, no one knows what happened to her and there are no signs of trauma on her body. But police do suspect foul play because they have determined that her body may have been deceased for up to 15 hours before being discovered. Because of that and other unrevealed factors, the case is now being investigated as a homicide.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Many have criticized Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith for their daughter Willow Smith's hairstyles. At just 12-years old, the young singer and actress has been very public about her rock star hair styles, varying from half-bald to hot pink. Her mom recently took to her Facebook page to set the record straight about why they allow it. Here’s what she posted:
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Sesame Workshop, the organization behind the show, released a statement, saying "the controversy surrounding Kevin's personal life has become a distraction that none of us want... he can no longer be effective in his job, [and] this is a sad day for Sesame Street."
Clash was more than just "Elmo" to Sesame Street; He was also the show's senior Muppet coordinator and Muppet captain. For his work, he has won 23 daytime Emmy awards and one prime-time Emmy. He also published a best-selling autobiography, "My Life as a Furry Red Monster," and was the subject of the 2011 documentary "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey."
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
9-year old James "Trey" Rawlins III of New Haven, Connecticut, has authored a book called "When Mommy Had Cancer" to help other kids and their mothers who are dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis. Published with the help of a $1,000 donation from Howard University Hospital, the book recounts the experience Trey had with his mother, Veronica Marian-Rawlins, as she underwent treatment for her diagnosis.
Targeted toward children between the ages of 4-7, Rawlins has no interest in making money from the book; He wants to donate copies to hospitals all around the world. It has already received national attention on ABC News, Yahoo, and more.
Obama commented, "[Thomas] has demonstrated the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from their judicial system. [He] also represents my continued commitment to ensure that the judiciary resembles the nation it serves."
Monday, November 19, 2012
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
“I am a gay man. I have never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it, but felt it was a personal and private matter. I had a relationship with the accuser. It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to characterize it as something other than what it was. I am taking a break from Sesame Workshop to deal with this false and defamatory allegation.”
Responding to the accuser's recanted allegation, Clash comments: “I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further.”
It seems like Sesame Street, just like Wall Street and Main Street, now has it's own scandals.
Maia Campbell, best known for her role in the 90's hit sitcom UPN's "In The House" with LL Cool J and Debbie Allen, will appear on the next episode of "Iyanla, Fix My Life" on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network. The episode will cover Campbell’s issues with substance abuse, following an embarrassing video of her that went viral on the web. The interview will air on Saturday, November 17, at 10/9c.
Monday, November 12, 2012
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Obama made history again by beating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, despite a weak economy that has plagued Americans for the last few years. During his victory speech to a crowd in Chicago, he confidently promised that are "better days ahead".
With returns from 88 percent of the nation’s precincts, Obama had 55.8 million, 49.8 percent of the popular vote. Romney had 54.5 million, or 48.6 percent. Obama captured Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado and Nevada, seven of the nine states where the rivals and their allies poured nearly $1 billion into dueling television commercials.