Posts Tagged ‘New York’

Woman, 51, appears in court after she ‘helped murderers escape prison’

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Joyce Mitchell, 51, was wearing a bullet-proof vest as she stood beside her lawyer, Stephen Johnstone, in Plattsburgh City Court in upstate New York on Monday morning, with her head lowered.

A female prison worker accused of helping two killers escape from prison appeared in court on Monday morning as it emerged that she was investigated last year for a sexual relationship with one of the inmates.

Joyce Mitchell, 51, wore a bullet-proof vest as she stood beside her lawyer, Stephen Johnston, for her second appearance at Plattsburgh City Court in upstate New York.

She was charged on Friday with the felony of promoting prison contraband in the first-degree and criminal facilitation in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor.

The married training supervisor allegedly supplied hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch and a screwdriver to Richard Matt, 48 and 35-year-old David Sweat.

Mitchell, who also reportedly agreed to be the getaway driver for the two inmates but got cold feet at the last minute, hung her head as she stood in court.

She looked bedraggled in her prison-issue stripes and had her hands cuffed at the waist and chains around her ankles.

Source: Woman, 51, appears in court after she ‘helped murderers escape prison’

Getting To Know Mushiya Tshikuka From “Cutting It in The ATL”

Sunday, June 7th, 2015



On Wednesday June 3rd 2015, I was sitting talking to a really good friend of mines and in our conversation I told her that I would love to meet “MRS. MUSHIYA” from the show “Cutting It In The ATL.” She told me to go on Instagram and send her a message, I said why not It’s worth a try. Within the hour after I sent the message, I got a call saying that I could go with “The Heat Magazine” and do a write-up on Mrs. Mushiya the very next day. Oh you see how fast GOD works, that’s what i told my friend.  So I spoke it into the universe and it came to pass. I met Mrs. Mushiya that Thursday night and when i tell you that she is a FORCE TO BE RECKON WITH, honey that’s and understatement!! She’s so humbled and beautiful all in the same breath tho. When she found out about my battle with cancer, she was so amazed. She told me that I was beautiful, gave me a HUGE hug and kissed me on my cheek. I was so humbled, grateful and most of all shocked because she showed me that much love and didn’t know me from a can of paint. She told one of her colleagues about me, which her dad does nothing but research on cancer and took my info so that she could give to her dad for him to call me. I was so amazed myself, but I had to reflect back to why I was really there. That’s where GOD needed me to be at that very moment to do and get what he needed me too. When I say that I had a blast with Mrs. Mushiya and her crew from “THE DAMN SALON”  6780 Roswell Rd Ne. Atlanta, Ga, please believe me, I even won me a great gift! The Damn Salon specializes in ALL natural hair. She said “Who the hell says that natural hair has to be boring!!?” She believes that “BEAUTY” comes in many colors and shades no matter if they have kinky or straight hair. She also loves herself and want to teach more people to do the same. “Who cares what people think of you?” is what she always says. Can you imagine her face when she says that!? Yeah, I know right lol. You can find THE DAMN SALON in a more than just a few places like Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, Charlotte, NC, New York, Houston, TX, and Montreal. You can also order the hair extensions from her brand called RUNWAY CURLS on her website and any other info that you may want to know about this Phenomenal Woman. I’m so glad and honored that I had the pleasure meeting her!! My thoughts of the day! 




Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015


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If anyone could tell you one thing about “Ms. TK” is that I LOVE fashion & style. So I stopped in on not only a GREAT friend of mines but where I shop at as well “Princess Beauty Bar & Boutique”, with the one and only Ms. Crystal Flecther. While I was there I felt what better time for me to pick her brain and ask her a few questions about her business. As we always do when I make my visit we have to drink water & chat to see what’s been going on in each other’s lives since our last visit. Today I surprised her when I asked If I could interview her, man if y’all could see the look on her face, I had to laugh myself. She was willing after I finished laughing. I really wanted to know, what made her open a boutique in the first place. “It’s a passion TK, I always loved to shop so I decided to turn my shopping into a business that also helps the women of the community” is what she says to me, so I say “Oh” because she was telling me something that I didn’t know about her. She goes on to say that she love to help every customer look and feel fabulous as well as to help build up their self-esteem but on a low-cost budget. She opened the doors in 2013, with no overhead all by herself. “It makes me feel like a robot sometimes, but I thank GOD that I’m blessed to be able to do it!” she said. In the next 5 yrs, her vision is to be a fashion expert on a tv show, styling celebrities, having her own Brand & some employees so she’ll have time to do what she needs too. Every year for Mother’s Day she does makeovers for mothers which consists of styling them and getting their hair done, with her being a single mother herself is what inspired her to “GIVE BACK” to the community in that form. She also has brought celebrities such as Shekinah(from the T.I. & Tiny show) , and Perez(He’s a celebrity stylist from ATL) to the city and have what we call a “Sip & Shop” event, that’s where women can come mingle, sip & shop all in one place. It’s not easy having a business especially in a city like Columbus, Ga where there is so much of the same things going on all over the city. When your heart is in the right place it does not matter how many of the same things going on opens, as long as GOD is in it, you’ll always win it!!! That’s what she told me in closing, Now those are some GREAT words to live by. If you’re in the city, stop by and give her a visit at 2400 Hamilton Rd, Columbus Ga or you can check her out on her website She she “ALL” styles of fashion from business, church, allnight-fun, & causul attire, I promise you’ll be hooked because I’M GUILTY MYSELF!! My thoughts of the day!!

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GZA Pens Open Letter To Hip Hop & States “Lyricism Is Gone”

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

GZA claims “most rappers’ imaginations are sterile.”

Source: GZA Pens Open Letter To Hip Hop & States “Lyricism Is Gone”

Black family devastated to receive hateful note through letterbox

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Darcell Copes, of Lindenhurst, New York, received the letter at the home she lives in with her three grown children and five young grandchildren. She said it shows racism is still very much alive.

An African-American family in Long Island was left disgusted after receiving an anonymous letter in the mail asking them to leave town.

Suffolk County Police’s hate crimes unit is investigating the letter, which was sent to the home of Darcell Copes, who lives with her three grown children and five young grandchildren.

‘Attn: African-American family. This is coming from Lindenhurst community. Lindenhurst is 84% white population. You don’t belong here!!!,’ read the letter, which the family received on Tuesda.

It continued: ‘Please leave Lindenhurst as soon as you can. It will be better for all of us. Find the town where there are more people like you. Sorry if this is rude, but it’s the truth.’

Source: Black family devastated to receive hateful note through letterbox

Ex-fiance of Lil’ Kim sentenced to life in prison

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Damon ‘World’ Hardy, 40, was the founder the ‘Cash Money Brothers’, a gang that ran a deadly cocaine operation out of a housing project in Bedford-Stuyvesant from the 1990s to the 2000s.

A notorious New York gang boss and drug kingpin who is believed to have been engaged to rapper Lil’ Kim was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole Monday for ordering the murders of six people during his reign.

Damon ‘World’ Hardy, 40, was the founder and leader of the ‘Cash Money Brothers’, a gang that ran a major cocaine operation out of the Lafayette Gardens housing project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, from the 1990s to the 2000.

Hardy was a teenager when he formed his crew.

He ruled with terror for more than a decade, causing violence on the streets, including daily gun battles, and dished out orders for the murder of his rivals and enemies.

He was arrested and indicted in 2004 on charges of drug dealing, attempted murder and kidnapping​, but his trial was delayed for years as the defense claimed Hardy was unfit to stand trial due to diagnosed schizophrenia.

But Judge Frederic Block ruled he was sane enough to face trial and he was forcibly medicated for the courtroom, following a successful bid by prosecutors.

Last month the drug lord was finally convicted.

Hardy maintained his innocence as the judge handed down his life sentence in Brooklyn Federal Court today.

‘I am 100 percent, completely innocent,’ he said in court, The New York Post reported.

Many relatives of the men Hardy had killed sat in at the hearing.

One, Epiphany Baum, called Hardy a ‘f—–g b—‘.

Baum’s father, Darryl Baum, was once a bodyguard for former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

Hardy gave the order for a hit on him in 2000, according to The Post.

Baum’s death fueled a violent feud with Tyson, and both men issued violent threats to the other.

Source: Ex-fiance of Lil’ Kim sentenced to life in prison

Video shows four black officers held at gunpoint by police 

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Four African-American parole officers filed a lawsuit against a New York town after being held at gunpoint and detained by local cops last year while on official state business.

Four African-American parole officers have filed a lawsuit against a New York town after being held at gunpoint and detained by local cops while on official state business.

Sstate parole officers, Mario Alexandre, Sheila Penister, Annette Thomas-Prince, and Samuel Washington, said they feared for their lives when Ramapo police and a Suffern cop pointed guns and an assault rifle at them during a stop in April 2014,The Journal News reports.

In a dash cam video of the incident recently obtained by the JN, police cars are seen boxing in the officers’ state vehicle at a busy intersection in Airmont.

One officer is seen speeding up to the scene and blocking traffic before exiting his police SUV and immediately aiming his gun at the vehicle — he is seen using his SUV as cover.

Source: Video shows four black officers held at gunpoint by police 

Fight Over Parking Spot? Video Of Green Acres Mall Brawl Leads To Arrest Of Both Women

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

A fight over a parking spot at the Green Acres Mall in New York was caught on video, and now police have arrested both Twana Morel and Latoya Friday for being

A fight over a parking spot at the Green Acres Mall in New York was caught on video, and now police have arrested both Twana Morel and Latoya Friday for being involved in the parking spot brawl. But why would anyone fight over such a simple matter in front of their own children?

In a related report by the Inquisitr, the fight over the parking spot began due to a fairly common practice when a parking lot begins to fill up.

Source: Fight Over Parking Spot? Video Of Green Acres Mall Brawl Leads To Arrest Of Both Women

Farrakhan Blasted Giuliani For Obama Comments

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015


Minister Louis Farrakhan blasted Rudy Giuliani for recent comments on President Barack Obama.

During a Feb. 18, 2015 gathering of “elite conservative” figures, the former New York mayor said, “I do not believe that the president loves America.” “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up, through love of this country.”

Minister Farrakhan’s comments were delivered during the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day 2015 keynote address on Feb. 22, 2015 at Christ Universal Temple in Chicago, IL.

Brooklyn Teen Kai Rizzuto Hauled In 1,000lb Grander Marlin In Hawaii

Monday, February 23rd, 2015


A New York City teenager made the biggest catch of his life when he reeled in a 1,058-pound blue marlin off the coast of Hawaii.

Kai Rizzuto’s catch came in about 300 pounds short of the International Game Fish Association’s 1982 world record for blue marlin, which was caught in nearby Kaaiwi Point, about 10 miles up the Kona coast.

Kai, who lives in Brooklyn, visits his grandfather on the Big Island every year. He has been fishing since he was 2 and apprenticed as a deckhand on a charter boat two summers ago.

Before this, the biggest fish Kai caught was about 55 pounds, he told CNN. By comparison, this week’s catch came in at 14 feet long, about “five times as big as me” in terms of weight and twice his height, including the bill.

“He has quite a bit of experience in big game fishing, but this was the first time that he has been the guy on the rod and reel for a blue marlin,” Jim Rizzuto said.

Kai and his grandfather were out on the charter boat Ihu Nui — Hawaiian for “big nose” — near Kahaluu Beach along the Kona coast, on the west side of the Big Island, when he hooked the big fish Wednesday.

“It was jumping straight out of the water, fully breached, shaking its head trying to free itself,” Kai told CNN. “I was really hoping and praying that nothing would happen to this fish and that it wouldn’t break off [the line].”

It took Kai about 30 minutes to reel in the fish, which was so long that the tail end of it was hanging off the 45-foot boat, Jim Rizzuto said. From there, it took four people to lift the fish into the boat.

“This fish came to the boat dead, upside down on its back, there was no chance of reviving it,” he said. “By and large, we try and release every blue marlin we can as a conservation measure, but sometimes in a hard fight the fish dies and there is nothing you can do.”

Instead, the fish will be used for food, Rizzuto said. He estimates it can feed “a couple of hundred people.”

“Blue marlin is a high-quality protein. They have been eaten here forever, so when we get a very special fish like this, you turn it over to a fish cutter that makes sure everyone who wants a piece gets a piece.”

As Kai heads back to New York on Saturday, he returns with a few blisters on his hand and an unforgettable story that is drawing attention worldwide.

It also has invigorated his interest in marine biology, he said.

“This makes me want to go into ocean science or to study the bigger creatures out there,” Kai said. “Maybe I want to be a captain. I want to keep my options open.”

The high school junior has plenty of time to figure it out. For now, he’s enjoying the glory.