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Police Recover Easter Bunny With $30,00 Worth Of Meth Inside

Posted On: April 06, 2015

Thank God it was not a child who found this bunny and it's fluffy too. Anyhow, let's get into this story.

According to FOX 23 News, police arrested a woman in Oklahoma after recovering a box that had an Easter bunny in it. For some reasons, the bunny which is pictured above looked strange to police officials.

Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King stated to news reporters how the bunny just seemed odd to him.

"The Easter Bunny I thought was a strange touch," King expressed.

The Police Chief proceeded to check the box and the bunny. Police officials discovered a hole that was cut into the bunny on the bottom of it, what they recovered shocked them.

“There were two condoms and meth stuffed inside the rabbit,” King stated.

The pound of meth has a street value of around $30,000.

The police then alerted law enforcement officials in Tulsa County to track the address the box was suppose to be delivered at. Police officals acted like the mailman and delivered the package to the address. A woman signed for the box and later on, police officials went to her residence and arrested her. The woman is being reported under the alias Ross, admitted to the package being hers and confessed to the distrubition of the meth drugs. She is being held at the country's detention center with bail set at $75,000.

 

 

 

 

 

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Anaya Lee Willabus Becomes Youngest Author to Make History Writing a Book With Chapters

Posted On: March 06, 2016

In the spring of 2015, a nine year old penned, authored and launched her first book. Anaya Lee Willabus made history as the youngest published author to write a book in chapters. Her book "The Day Mohan Found His Confidence" storyline is about a little boy named Mohan, who struggles to find balance at home and school. Mohan discovers his confidence to accomplish and excel.

Anaya was inspired to create and write the book during trip to Guyana (the homeland of her parents) with her family and witnessing the struggles of some of the children there. 

"Our first trip to Guyana inspired me and I have the gifts that were needed," Anaya expressed. "These events that happened to Mohan are not things that happened to me, but have happened to many other children. For example, many other children may have problems in school, many other children may have lost one of their parents."

Following her vision, Anaya began the creative process and implementation of her book. She was guided by her mother who is the CEO of a promotional company (Rhythm Nation Entertainment) but Anaya wanted to have sole creative control with designing the book cover, the kind of picture she wanted, the graphic work and etc. 

"Whatever she told me I put down and it had to be exactly that otherwise she gets very upset," explained her mother. "There were about 20 different covers and she didn’t like any of them. She wanted this font, this picture and she had to have pink and purple (her favorite colors)," Willabus' mother elaborated. 

The picture Anaya Lee selected is a photograph of her little brother playing soccer. With the love of reading and being an avid writer, also combining the scrapbook of ideas she had, Anaya penned her first book.

During a recent interview with NY Daily News, Anaya Lee's mother expressed how she knew there was always something special about her daughter. 

"We knew something was different with her," Willabus' mother, Dimple proudly expressed. "She never learned to walk. She actually started running. She started reading at 2 years old."

Her mother also conveyed, that Anaya is just ike any other kid who loves eating candy, fights with her siblings despite her extraordinary talents and abilities. 

Anaya’s favorite books include: Malala Yousafzai‘s I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, and President Obama‘s Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.

"I like to read all genres, of books. I love both reading and writing. They both have something that I love in them," Anaya Lee Willabus revealed during her interview. 

Anaya also asserted, she prefers the classic and original way of reading. And not into Nook or Kindle. 

"I prefer traditional books because of the beauty of turning the pages." 

(I agree, there's nothing like the smell of a fresh new book and the sound of turning pages.)

Anaya Lee's book "The Day Mohan Found His Confidence" can be purchase at Barnes & Noble,  Amazon,  and Rhythm Nation Entertainment.

Congrats lil mama, you inspire me! 

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Forbes Release World's Billionaire List, America Tops The Chart With Bill Gates Being #1

Posted On: March 03, 2015

Forbes released their annual World's Billionaire List. Despite the economy's inflation and recent drop in oil prices, the money keeps moving. Forbes list featured some newcomers, the youngest billionaire, and placed America on the top of their list.

Accodring to the Forbes' published world's list, the youths are on the rise in becoming billionaires, especially in tech inventions and businesses. Evan Spiegel who is the youngest on the list, acquired his fortune by being one of the creators of the photo-messaging app Snapchat. Forty six young billionaires are listed in the article.

Going around the world, Russia decline in billionaires by over 20% with reports of 88 billionaires, opposed to last year's documents of 111. Nigeria's business trade boss, Aliko Dangote lost of shares in some stocks, affected his fortune of $25 billion from last year.  Mexico's Carlos Slim Heru comes in at #2 again and newcomer from Guatemala, Mario Lopez Estrada puts his country on the list for the first time. Including Japan, Germany, Norway, Peru and the United Kingdom who crowned other newcomers to the billionaire list. Samsung's creator from South Korea made the list and Iceland's Thor Bjorgolfsson made a comeback since Forbes' 2009 list.

America had several billionaires on the list and some who made the list for the first time. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is climbing the list by five spots at number 16, Uber cofounders Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp made the list and Elizabeth Holmes is listed as the youngest women billionaire. Warren Buffet took back the No.3 spot from Spain's Amancio Ortega, who made the list at No.4.

America came in number one on the list with Microsoft's Bill Gates.

Forbes named Bill Gates as the richest man and person on the planet. Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft.

At the age of 13, Gates started to show interest in computer programming and linked with childhood friend, Paul Allen to launch what became the world's largest computer software business. Microsoft continues to dominate the market in computers, tablets, mobile phones and more. Bill Gates who grew up in a middle class home and knows what the value of a dollar is, gives back to the world through several charities, non-profit organizations and; philanthropy work.

Bill Gates charts the list with a networth of $79.2 billion.

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LAPD To Amend Rules For Body Cameras, Raises Concern About Privacy Issues

Posted On: April 28, 2015

Law enforcements at the Los Angeles Police Department will equip themselves with body cameras in the months that follow. However, there are some concerns being raised about privacy issues, if a person does not want to be filmed while they are being apprehended and if there is an alloted time for police officers to have their body cameras on and off.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck introduced a Body Camera Policy this past weekend to be scheduled for voting on April 27, 2015, which was yesterday. The Body Camera Policy consisted of issues about the transparency of footages captured by body cameras, the protocols of them being used for investigation towards assailants as well as police officers, concerns about if a police officer shuts the camera off, will their testimony of what the footage that is not filmed be justifiable or grounds for adminstrative counseling and; if a footage from a body camera has to be subpoena by a judge, to be used as evidence in court.

Beck's Body Camera Policy is purposed to ensure that policy officers follow proper protocols when it comes to their body cameras and wants to ensure the public/citizens that their rights are also protected, when it comes to privacy. The Body Camera Policy noted police officers who are involved in certain allegations and cases such as police brutality, should not view the footages that have been captured by their body cameras, until the proper chains of investigations are followed; so those officers do not try to lie or cover up their crimes and mishaps.

The vote for the Body Camera Policy was 3:1, the Los Angeles Police Commission approved the policy which will go into effect immediately. Starting in the summer, over 800 police officers will begin wearing the body cameras from the LAPD. Mayors and other governement officials are hoping they can get a full approval for the whole state of Cailifornia's police departments, to be mandated to wear body cameras as part of their uniforms.

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History Maker Mo’Ne Davis Launches Sneaker Line

Posted On: March 25, 2015

Mo'ne Davis made history when she became the first African-America girl to play in the Little League World Series. She was also one of two girls to play for the league. Not stopping there, Mo'ne became the first little league player to cover Sports Illustrated magazine in 2014.

Wanting to be the source of motivation for little gilrs like herself across the world, Mo'ne is joining forces with M4D3 to design and launch her own sneaker line. M4D3 which stands for Make A Difference Everyday, is a social non-profit group that collaborates with individuals or companies to help raise funds and improve social changes around the globe. Mo'ne is teaming up with them in an effort to create sneakers that will aide in helping girls across the world combat and overcome poverty from lack of education, medical benefits, housing and etc. Also coming aboard for this project is Because I Am A Girl, which is a global intiative to promote the rights and civil rights of girls, raise them out of poverty and provide education in developing countries.

The sneakers will hit the market at $75 per pair, 15% off every sale will go towards Because I Am A Girl's campaign to alleviate girls around the world from educational, economic and social poverty.

Mo'ne Davis took part in the design process of the sneakers, adding some baseball signature touches to it, lacing them up in suede and giviing it a finishing canvas look. The sneakers will have Mo'ne's imprint on them. They are available for pre-order, just click on the link: Mo'Ne Davis Sneakers

At a press conference, Mo'ne expressed her how it felt to be a role model for young girls.

“I never thought at the age of 13 I’d be a role model, but having young girls look up to me is pretty cool,” said Davis.

She then went on to talk about inspiring girls towards a better future through the accomplishments of their goals and how the sneakers will be the key to open doors for them. 

“If I can inspire them to reach their goals, that would be even cooler. Designing shoes with M4D3 is exciting and I wanted them to support Because I am a Girl to help girls and give them a chance at a better future.”

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Graphic Images: Men Resists Arrest, Attacks Police Officers & No Chokeholds or Guns Pulled Out

Posted On: December 10, 2014

In this video, police officers try to apprehend a very disturbed man. The man is naked and all over the place. Police try their best to take him down but the man is combative and attacks the police officers, he even chin kicks one of them and; resists arrest. The police officers also, used a taser to try and subdue the man. Hmmm, things that make you raise an eyebrow because of the man being naked and how that could burn or cause some bruising to his skin.

During the whole incident, none of the police officers attempts to put the man in a chokehold nor pull out a gun or even a baton.

Some might look at this video and see the double standard when it comes to racial lines and how police departments handle things different because of it. Here you have a naked man who happens to be White, resisting arrest and very assaultive towards the police officers, who are trying to apprehend him. The police officers use several alternatives to subdue the man. In the case of Eric Garner, he did not resist arrest, he was violently taken down with a chokehold and even after, he said he could not breathe 11 times, the NYPD officers involved in the case never took that into consideration nor provided space for him to breathe better. For them to not get indicted, was an unjustifiable act by the grand jury.

Not holding police officers responsible for negligence and even faults, does not help them in their productivity, as well as effectiveness. How can they learn to be better police officers if they are not held accountable for acts of: police brutality, using excessive force, violating civilians' human rights and etc.

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Morgan Stanley To Pay $2 Billion Dollars In Fines For Troubled Mortgages

Posted On: March 03, 2015

Morgan Stanley which is one of the top ten lenders for mortgages, has been in courts with the Department of Justice about high interest and faulty loans. The loans are believed to have caused the financial crisis within the nation.

Based on court records, the Department of Justice has reached a settlement deal with Morgan Stanley, who has to pay $2 billion dollars in fines. The Department of Justice led an investigation into Morgan Stanley and other mortgage companies such as: Bank of America, Citi and JPMorgan, for faulty, high interest loans. The loans caused borrowers' loans to go into default, their houses were seized and some had to file for bankruptcy.

According to a published article by DealBook, Bank of America agreed to pay $16.7 in fines, Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion in damages, and JP Morgan reached a deal of $13 billion.

DealBook also documented that Morgan Stanley was responsible for a smaller volume of securities backed by troubled mortgages. A 2012 lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union provided emails and documents that showed Morgan Stanley executives knew about the low quality of loans when it purchased them.

Upon reaching the Morgan Stanley settlement, there is only one big bank holding out on a deal with the Dept. of Justice. Goldman Sachs, is in preliminary talks with regulators, although they have yet to reach an agreement in resolving its sale of troubled mortgages.

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Kansas City Royals Win 2015 World Series

Posted On: November 02, 2015

Not letting defeat get them best of them when they lost a game to the Giants in 2014, the Kansas City Royals made their comeback this year and won the 2015 World Series.

This was their first championship in thirty years when they made a homerun in the 14 innings, with a winning score of 7-2. In the beginning of the game, the Royals were down by two points, hit a couple of homerun to tie with the opposition team and paved the way in the 12th inning for them to win the World Series.

The Royals catcher who contributed in their victory, Salvador Perez was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2015 World Series. Perez also did the footwork on the field by taking a couple bases and scoring three homeruns, went to bat and hit .364/.391/.455 and just an overall baseball player who can multi-task different positions.

Royals manager Ned Yost made a statement to sports news reporters, highlighting Salvador Perez as an asset to the team and KC's journey in winning the 2015 World Series.

"He just had a phenomenal series," said expressed Yost.

"I think if I had one regret during the whole playoffs, (it) was I had to pinch run for Sal there in that inning. But it opened up the door for us to score five. I really wish that Sal could have been out there to jump in (closer Wade Davis') arms when we got the final out."

The footage below depicts the moment the Kansas City Royals became World Series champions.

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The National Academy of Medicine Elects Five African-American Scholars

Posted On: November 02, 2015

Pluggin' you into some good news from around the nation.

The National Academy of Medicine, formerly known as The Institute for Medicine, has recently elected five African-American scholars in medicine, health and science into their institute. 

 Founded in 1970, The National Academy of Medicine honors and tributes professionals in medicine, health and even science who magnified achievements and success in the human service field. The academy has seventy members, 1,826 active fellows along with 137 foreign associates. And there's only 5% or 7% that's African-American, which makes the election of five African-Americans into The National Academy of Medicine a breakthrough in diversity and racial barriers.

According to The Journal of Blacks In Higher Education, the honorees are as followed:

Evan Dale Abel is the John B. Stokes Chair in Diabetes Research and director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center in the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. Dr. Abel is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and holds a Ph.D. in physiology from Oxford University in England.

Linda Burnes Bolton is vice president and chief nurse executive at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Burnes Bolton is a past president of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Black Nurses Association. She is a trustee at Case Western Reserve University. A graduate of Arizona State University, Dr. Burnes Bolton holds two master’s degrees and a doctorate in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Otis Webb Brawley is a professor of hematology, medical oncology, medicine, and epidemiology at Emory University in Atlanta. He is also the chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society in Atlanta. Dr. Brawley earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago.

Melissa Lynn Gilliam is dean for diversity and inclusion and a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Gilliam is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

Elizabeth Odilile Ofili is the senior associate dean for clinical and translational research, professor of medicine, and director of the Clinical Research Center at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She earned her medical degree at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria and a master of public health degree from Johns Hopkins University.

News Source: JBHE

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Nike Celebrates Cleveland Cavaliers' Win With the Release of 'Worth The Wait'

Posted On: June 20, 2016

In an effort to congratulate the Cleveland Cavaliers for making history last night (June 19th), Nike release a celebratory video honoring their graceful win. This is the Cavs first championship in the last 50 years, so last night was something beyond special for the people of Cleveland. 

The Nike video is called "Worth The Wait" and it takes viewers into the emotional journey of Cleveland's outlook and apprehension for the 2016 NBA Finals. Keeping their hope alive in patience, to believe in what may have seemed impossible to others, the fans of Cleveland knew in their hearts of its possibility. 

Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith, NBA's MVP LeBron James and more are featured in the video below. 


Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA Champions

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Derrick Henry of The Alabama Crimson Tide, Wins The Heisman Trophy for 2015

Posted On: December 30, 2015

Recapping one of the events for 2015, Derrick Henry became the first running back to win the Heisman Trophy.

While the competition was a challenging one, Derrick Henry came in first place with 1,832 points, followed by Standford’s Christian McCaffrey with 1,539 and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson with 1,165. During the press conference of the Heisman Trophy Ceremony, Derrick displayed qualities of a team player, noting the breakthroughs of the other athletes to be considered for the Heisman.

“Those two guys were great contenders for the trophy. Deshaun, with how consistent and efficient he is at the quarterback position, all the success he had, I was kind of worried. Christian, breaking Barry Sanders‘ record, doing all the things he does, he’s just unbelievable."

Henry continued with his statement overwhelmed with gratitude.

“I’m just so thankful to have this trophy. It’s just a blessing and an honor.”

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