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Monday, April 13th, 2015


A man whose van struck and killed a 2-year-old boy on a Milwaukee street was shot to death after getting out to check on the child, police said. A 15-year-old boy who came from a nearby house was also fatally shot.

Archie Brown Jr., 41, died at the scene of Sunday evening’s accident near a park on Milwaukee’s near northwest side, police said. They identified the child as 2-year-old Damani Terry and the teen as Rasheed T. Chiles, who died at a hospital.

A police statement Monday said Brown was distraught about hitting the child and stopped right away, according to witnesses. The statement didn’t explain how and why Chiles was shot, but police said he and the 2-year-old were attending the same party at the house near the accident.

Brown’s father, Archie Brown Sr., said a neighbor riding with his son on a trip to Home Depot told him that Chiles had gone to the scene to try to help.

“He came over to assist Junior and while he was assisting him they were shot,” the elder Brown said. “It’s a tough situation.”

Police said they had no one in custody.

Orange and blue balloons were taped to the front window of the house on Monday, along with a crepe paper streamer that read “Happy Birthday.” A frosted cake was smashed on the front sidewalk and candy was strewn in the yard.

Barbara Sprewer, who lives next door, said she saw Damani looking around before crossing the street, apparently heading for some girls dancing in the nearby park. She saw the van approach, and estimated it was going 25 to 30 mph.

“Nobody was watching the baby,” she said.

After the child was hit, she saw the driver get out. She said she heard shots but didn’t see who shot him or Chiles.

“I feel helpless. I feel numb,” she said. “I saw them alive and I saw them deceased. I’ve been reliving this since I woke up.”

Bob May, 68, another next-door neighbor, said he heard five gunshots as he was washing dishes and thought at first it was firecrackers going off in the park. He said he looked out to see the van with its door open and people talking on phones. May said his neighbors had moved in about six months earlier and he didn’t know them.

Brown said his son was a great father to his four daughters, including a 6-month-old baby.

“He liked to laugh. He took good care of his children. He was an excellent father to his children,” Brown said.

The attack on Brown was similar to one on a motorist in Detroit in 2013. In that incident, 54-year-old Steve Utash was severely beaten after he stopped to help a 10-year-old boy he had hit with his pickup truck. Utash suffered severe head injuries and was hospitalized in a coma for days.


Thursday, April 2nd, 2015


This past Sunday, bandits entered the Somerville, Tenn., home of Pastor B.G. Brooks, who at the time was at his church, Mount Pisgah, delivering a Palm Sunday sermon.

‘My Fox Memphis,’ reports that the conniving individuals were able to procure Pastor Brooks’ six-foot tall safe which had a bevy of booty stashed inside. The safe’s contents ranged from expensive jewelry to an undisclosed amount of cash and guns, all reportedly worth over $100,000.

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators are diligently pursuing the crafty scoundrels who left behind a great deal of evidence. Stephanie Brooks, the concerned pastor’s daughter, shared that her father’s safe has been stolen two times in three years.

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

Thursday, December 18th, 2014


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.

Floyd Mayweather I Am Focused On Manny Pacquiao Asked About Amir Khan

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014


EsNews caught up with Floyd Mayweather recently and spoke to him about his potential opponents for his May 2nd fight.

While Amir Khan just showcased great speed and boxing ability in his unanimous decision victory over Devon Alexander this past weekend (December 13th), Floyd dismissed a fight with Khan next spring. Floyd doesn’t think that Amir’s fanbase is broad enough to earn a fight with him, and at this point, he is solely focused on making a fight happen with Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather spoke about reasons for the fight not happening over the course of the past 6-8 years, and how Manny’s promoter Bob Arum is making an excuse now that he doesn’t want to have Manny fight on May 2nd.

FedEx Coming To Little Rock, Bringing Hundreds Of Jobs

Friday, December 12th, 2014


(Katv) It will be the largest distribution center in the state and it’s coming to southwest Little Rock. FedEx is expected to employ more than 200 people according to the Little Rock regional Chamber of Commerce.

They’ve already broken ground on this more than $50 million capital investment. This FedEx Distribution Center will sit on 44 acres and will be located south of the I-30 and I-430 intersection.

“Fantastic announcement, obviously anytime you have new projects coming to your area something as this large with over 50 million in new capital investment, new activity, new truck drivers,” said Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Jay Chesshir.

While FedEx is expected to employ more than 200, construction is already putting people to work.

“Significant construction jobs, significant truck driving jobs, significant ancillary jobs when you look at the industry needed to supply a major distribution facility like this, it’s not just that 50 plus million dollar investment in the project that is so great, it’s everything including that,” added Chesshir.

The distribution center will be located south of the I-30 and I-430 intersection off of South Loop and Alexander Road.

“Obviously wonderfully located form the stand point of I-40 and I-30 and I-430, from a logistics prospective and being to service a large part of the region, great location,” said Chesshir.

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce expects the project to be complete and operating by mid to late 2016.

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Woman Wins $100,000 In County Cursing Lawsuit

Friday, December 12th, 2014


Cobb County will have to pay a women $100,000 after police arrested her for swearing.

Amy Barnes sued after she faced charges in 2012 for cursing and flipping off two officers.

Barnes said she was riding her bike on Austell Road to get butter for her family Easter Sunday when she saw the two officers. She said she cursed at them and flipped them off, and they came after her.

“They came after me like it was some action movie,” Barnes said.

Barnes is hearing impaired and said that’s the reason police gave her for putting her in solitary confinement for 23 hours on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. She called it torture.
“Having no clock, no person to speak to, empty walls. We need human contact,” she said.

Barnes’ lawyer said police officers violated her first amendment rights.

The attorney told Channel 2 Action News Barnes is happy with the outcome.

“To me it was a clear violation of her rights, it shouldn’t have even had to be a trial but a great vindication of the law for everybody,” said attorney Cynthia Counts.
A judge dismissed all the charges against Barnes in April 2013.

Cop Stops Black Man For Walking With His Hands In His Pockets (Video)

Thursday, December 4th, 2014


“I felt like I was singled out everybody was riding past the situation seeing thought I was doing something wrong,” Mckean told FOX 2’s Randy Wimbley.

Mckean said he was leaving a friend’s house and passed a nearby business on Martin Luther King Blvd twice on Thanksgiving Day. That was his explanation for the reported ‘pacing’ call.

The caller told 911 that he and his employees believed they were going to be robbed, so a deputy responded. The caller said he had walked by the business five or six times and had looked inside with his hands in his pockets.

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said that business has been robbed twice while employees have been robbed five times. He said the responding deputy did everything by the book and showed great restraint. That’s something Mckean agreed with.

“I feel like the officer was being really respectable he didn’t try to invade any of my rights…I commend him for that

Roberto Gómez Bolaños ‘Chespirito’ Dies: Mexican Legend Dead At 85

Friday, November 28th, 2014


Roberto Gómez Bolaños is a famous Mexican writer and actor known worldwide mainly for his characters “El Chavo del 8” and “El Chapulín Colorado.” He was born in Mexico City in 1929 and studied engineering but never worked in that field. He found his passion for writing screenplays and scripts for television and radio with his work being featured in shows like “Cómicos y Canciones” and “El Estudio De Pedro Vargas.” It was around this same time where he gained his nickname of “Chespirito” when director Agustín P. Delgado said he was a “Little Shakespeare” or “Shakespearito.” In 1968 he signed a contract with Televisión Independiente de México where he was given a Saturday afternoon timeslot to expose his talent in sketches and comedy. This timeframe proved to be so popular the network moved him to Monday night and the legend was born.

“El Chavo del 8” has been his most recognized character where he plays a homeless kid that lives in a barrel in the middle of an apartment complex. The white humor and the hilarious neighbors like La Chilindrina, Don Ramón, Doña Florinda, Quico, Jaimito El Cartero and La Bruja Del 71 are engraved not only in Mexican culture but throughout Latin America. The show ran for 25 years but reruns are continuously broadcasted with great ratings. In recent years and to revive the “El Chavo” legacy and animated series was created that proved to be successful and has subsequently spawned a line of toys and most recently a go-kart video game.

Race In America Documentary

Monday, November 24th, 2014


A Brief History of White Privilege, Racism and Oppression in America | Legalize Democracy excerpt.

Great show that touches on a MAJOR issue that effects far more people than the few that are willing to admit it.

*I do not own this show, but I wanted to take all the commercials out for the viewers and put the entire video on one link. Please leave thoughtful feedback.

Check Out Dante And Renetta Wesley New Book

Friday, October 17th, 2014



In light of current NFL news stories…

Renetta and Dante Wesley’s book is a must read for married couples, anyone in a relationship, and anyone seeking to understand a celebrity relationship. It not only paints a very honest picture from the inside of a professional sports marriage, it provides strategies for overcoming the difficulties that can arise in such relationships. The glory and luxury of marrying a professional athlete has its ups and downs, rarely discussed until NOW! Dante, an NFL player for 9 years, nearly allowed alcohol, sex, and his birth family ruin a great marriage. But he found a way to turn his marriage and his life around. Dante’s wife, Renetta, is an example of a woman who chose to pray rather than get even. Her faith in her husband and her conversations with God changed both their lives. Read this book to understand their journey together. It will change your life as well.

As the brand executive for professional athletes including Dante, I can testify Renetta and Dante Wesley are a shining example of the challenges professional athletes and partners endure in their personal relationships. Through their faith, trust, and communication, Renetta and Dante have overcome numerous obstacles to embrace something bigger than sports.

– Keith Harris

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