Posts Tagged ‘brother’

I Could ‘Hear Whitney Asking For The Stuff’: Late Houston Used Drugs With Bobbi Kristina Brown & Nick Gordon, His Brother Claims

Friday, April 24th, 2015

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Whitney Houston used drugs with Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon, according to Gordon’s brother Jack Walker.

Speaking with Extra on Thursday, Walker said that Bobbi Kristina and his brother were regularly using drugs “when Whitney was alive,” and he overheard the late singer also indulging.

“I would be on the phone with Nick,” Walker said, “and I can hear Whitney asking for the stuff … same stuff they were doing.”

Walker stressed that the Bobbi Kristina and Gordon were using drugs long before Houston’s shocking death in February 2012.

Source: Extra

Everybody Loves Raymond’ Actor Sawyer Sweeten Dies of Possible Suicide

Friday, April 24th, 2015

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Sawyer Sweeten, an actor best known for his role as one of the young twins on hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” has died of a possible suicide, his manager Dino May confirmed Thursday. He was 19.

According to Radar Online, which first reported the news, he was visiting family in Texas, where he is believed to have shot himself on the front porch.

Sweeten played Geoffrey Baron on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” which ran from 1996-2005 on CBS. He acted alongside his twin brother, Sullivan, and their real-life sister, Madylin, who played Ally Baron, for 139 episodes. The two brothers were only 16 months old when they first started on the show.

Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle and Monica Horan also starred in the comedy.

Madylin Sweeten wrote on Facebook on Thursday afternoon: “At this time I would like to encourage everyone to reach out to the ones you love. Let them have no doubt of what they mean to you.”

Sawyer Sweeten was born in Brownwood, Texas. As a child, he and his brother shared roles in the 2002 film “Frank McKlusky, C.I.” and a 2000 episode of Disney Channel series “Even Stevens.”

Judge Says 1944 Execution Of 14-Year-Old Boy Was Wrong

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

George Stinney was arrested, convicted of murder in a one-day trial and executed in 1944 – all in the span of about three months and without an appeal. The speed in which the state meted out justice against the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century was shocking and extremely unfair, Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen wrote in her ruling Wednesday.

“I can think of no greater injustice,” Mullen wrote.

The girls, ages 7 and 11, were beaten badly in the head with an iron railroad spike in the town of Alcolu in Clarendon County, about 45 miles southeast of Columbia, authorities said. A search by dozens of people found their bodies several hours later.

Investigators arrested Stinney, saying witnesses saw him with the girls as they picked flowers. He was kept away from his parents, and authorities later said he confessed.

His supporters said he was a small, frail boy so scared that he said whatever he thought would make the authorities happy. They said there was no physical evidence linking him to the deaths. His executioners noted the electric chair straps didn’t fit him, and an electrode was too big for his leg.

During a two-day hearing in January, Mullen heard from Stinney’s surviving brother and sisters, someone involved in the search and experts who questioned the autopsy findings and Stinney’s confession. Most of the evidence from the original trial was gone and almost all the witnesses were dead.

It took Mullen nearly four times as long to issue her ruling as it took in 1944 to go from arrest to execution.

Stinney’s case has long been whispered in civil rights circles in South Carolina as an example of how a black person could be railroaded by a justice system during the Jim Crow era where the investigators, prosecutors and juries were all white.

The case received renewed attention because of a crusade by textile inspector and school board member George Frierson. Armed with a binder full of newspaper articles and other evidence, he and a law firm believed the teen represented everything that was wrong with South Carolina during the era of segregation.

Frierson said he heard about the judge’s decision from a co-worker. He had to attend a school board meeting later in the day, so the news hadn’t sunk in yet.

“When I get home, I’m going to get on my knees and thank the Lord Almighty for being so good and making sure justice prevailed,” Frierson said.

Attorneys argued that Stinney should get a new trial, but Mullen went a step further by vacating Stinney’s conviction. Her 29-page order included references to the 1931 Scottsboro Boys case in Alabama, where nine black teens were convicted of raping two white women. Eight of them were sentenced to death.

The convictions were eventually overturned before the teens went to the death chamber and the charges were dropped. Mullen noted Stinney did not even get the consideration of an appeal.

The judge was careful to say her ruling doesn’t apply to other families who felt their relatives were discriminated against.

“The extraordinary circumstances discussed herein simply do not apply in most cases,” Mullen wrote.

Just Wrong! Parents Prank Kid By Telling Him He Has Ebola

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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After two boys got in trouble at school for allegedly telling Ebola jokes, their parents decided to teach them a lesson.

They pranked the boys by telling them that they had contracted the Ebola virus.

In the Instagram video, a woman can be seen wearing a surgical mask and taking the child’s temperature. After showing the thermometer to a man off camera, he says, “Aww hell nah, that n*gga got Ebola.”

The boys immediately erupts into tears, followed swiftly by his brother who also cried in terror after being told that he has Ebola as well.

At one point, the mother pretends to be terrified after her mask came off.

Who Is Amber Vinson, 2nd Nurse With Ebola?

Friday, October 17th, 2014

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Amber Joy Vinson is the second American nurse to contract the Ebola virus after treating the first patient who was diagnosed in the United States at a Dallas hospital.

Here’s what we know so far about Vinson, her background, her treatment, the people who may have come in contact with her and precautions being taken.

WHO IS AMBER VINSON?

Amber Joy Vinson, 29, is a nurse who was planning her upcoming wedding before she was diagnosed with Ebola this week.

Vinson is from Akron, Ohio, and has two degrees from Kent State University, where three of her relatives work. She was licensed as a registered nurse in Ohio in 2009 and remains licensed there, records show, though she has since moved to Dallas. She became an R.N. in Texas in 2012.

She wanted to help people. Amber has always been kind and compassionate,” said Diane Sloane Rhynes, whose late brother was married to Vinson’s mother for several years and who considers Vinson her niece.

Vinson had flown from Dallas to Ohio on Oct. 10 to visit her family there and plan her upcoming May wedding, before she returned Oct. 13. Now, she is being treated in isolation for Ebola.

C-Murder Disses His Brother Master P on New Track

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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On the track, the New Orleans rapper calls P an “unloyal hypocrite,” and claims that his brother, who he calls his “hero,” may have called the police on him.

Master P spoke on his brother’s previous track, and told AllHipHop that the rift was over money. The famed music exec also spoke about the love that he has for C-Murder, but says that it’s time for him to take responsibility for his actions that led to his jail sentence.

“I love my brother but at times he can be ungrateful and disrespectful. I’ve spent millions of dollars towards his legal fees in fighting all of his cases. Even when I’ve told him, “No”, I still came through. If that isn’t love, I don’t know what is. I’m not God, I can’t break somebody out of jail. I wasn’t at the club with him that night, he put himself in that predicament, he just beat two cases before that, in which I paid for and supported.”

P added, “As a man, we have to be responsible for our own actions. I realize this is not about love, this is about money. And this often happens to families that are dealing with relatives with addictions, lack of education and financial literacy. I was taught that wise man learns but a fool never will.” At the end of the day, all family fuss and fight but when it get real only your family gon be there for you.”

Do you think Master P will respond to C-Murder’s latest track?

Source: Allhiphop

Jay Z ventures into boxing with Roc Nation Sports

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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The rapper-turned-sports agent Jay Z is a boxing fan who’s occasionally slipped on the gloves as part of his fitness routine at Chelsea Piers.
Now the multi-tasking mogul is making a push into boxing on the corporate side with Roc Nation Sports, the agency he created, conceiving a boxing division and hiring longtime fight executive Dave Itskowitch to run it, according to ESPN.com.

The plan is to promote cards and also to turn boxers into celebrities, transforming them into cultural figures similar to the athletes the agency represents, such as Kevin Durant, CC Sabathia and Victor Cruz. The agency has yet to sign any fighters but has obtained licenses to promote in New York and Washington, D.C., the story said.

“This is an opportunity for us to change the game,” Michael Yormark, president and chief of branding and strategy for Roc Nation who is also the twin brother of Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark told ESPN. “Jay Z has an incredible passion for boxing. We want to take the platform we’ve created and bring that to the boxing industry. We want to bring more money and visibility to the sport and give the boxers opportunities outside the ring.”

Engineer Chance Gober From White Hall Killed In Hoxie Train Derailment

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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A White Hall man was killed in Sunday’s train collision in Hoxie.

Chance Gober, an engineer on one of the trains, was killed, said Jeff DeGraff, Union Pacific spokesman.

Conductor Roderick Hayes of McKinney, Texas, was also killed.

The injured crew members were Engineer Michael Zampakos of Maumelle and conductor Aaron Jeffery of Conway.

Funeral arrangements for Gober will be announced by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.

Gober was the father of Estee Alexander Gober, who died unexpectedly in March 2012 at age 3. The White Hall community came together after her death, holding several fundraisers to help the family.

“If I sat down and wrote a ‘thank you’ card to everyone who reached out to our family during this difficult time, I would be writing a year from now,” Chance Gober said in an April 2012 White Hall Progress article about a fundraiser hosted by the Little League team of his son, Jack Gober, Estee’s brother.

Source PBC

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Mother Kills Son & Burns Down House Before Fatally Shooting Herself Following Breakup

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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In a murder-suicide case that has rocked Indiana, a 46-year-old mom reportedly depressed over a breakup killed her son, then set their house on fire and shot herself to death.

Carla Gilliland had gunned down her son Parker Gilliland-Wampler, 15, and their dead bodies were discovered inside their burning house in Ellettsville, Indiana on Thursday.

The Monroe County Coroner has ruled Parker’s death a homicide, and his mother’s death a suicide.

A source told Indianapolis news station WTHR that Gilliland had hit a rough patch over a “family breakup,” while Sheriff’s Detective Sgt Brad Swain said Gilliland had been recently embroiled in “domestic issues” involving Gilliland and Parker’s father and had hinted about wanting to hurt herself and the boy.

A neighbor said, “She’s just been sad lately, depress[ed]. Some issues she didn’t share. [We] tried to help out as much as we could. It’s just a tragedy.”

But Gilliland’s daughter Katie has charged that the crime was preventable, as police apparently didn’t intervene when Parker expressed concern about his mom’s behavior and they had visited the home.

Katie Gilliland, Parker’s older sister, wrote on Facebook that cops simply didn’t act: “I would like everyone to know. That the system failed,” she wrote. “It failed me. And it most certainly failed my baby brother. CPS and [Sheriff’s] department were aware that [P]ark was afraid for his life to be in that house…Yet they made him go back.”

Cali Swag District’ Rapper Dead at 25

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

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JayAre from the rap group Cali Swag District died Friday … the result of sickle cell anemia according to one of the guys in the group.

Jay suffered from sickle cell anemia and was hospitalized Thursday for unknown reasons, this according to MTV, Hours later he went into into cardiac arrest and died.

General Da Smoove — another member of CSD — tweeted last night, “Sickle cell took my brother away from me today.”

Smoove adds, “With that being said I’m proud to know that with that disease he made the best of his life … I jus(sp) saw my bro literally fight for his life I told him ‘I love you bro’ hope’n he heard me.”

Sadly, Jay is not the first member of Cali Swag to die … in 2011, CSD member M-Bone was murdered in a drive-by shooting.

JayAre was 25.

Source TMZ