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Man Waited 6 Months to Claim Powerball Winnings, Even Though He Knew He Won

Posted On: December 17, 2014

Aaron Monsey from Washington DC waited six months to claim his one million dollar winnings, he brought from a 'Powerball' ticket. Aaron Monsey knew he had won the lottery for months but went about his daily life like he was not a future millionare. Monsey continued to work every day as a carpenter and one week before the ticket expired, Aaron Monsey went to claim his prize.

When news media reporters interviewed Aaron Monsey and asked him why did he take so long to claim the ticket, Monsey replied that $1 million dollars was not enough to retire with. And that just makes you raise an eyebrow because we doubt a carpenter's salary is either.

Aaron Monsey is a comical dude, let's hope he enjoys his million dollar and retires with a smile on his face.

Check out the footage from the interview below.


Taliban Gunmen Storm Inside a Military School in Pakistan & Opens Fire

Posted On: December 16, 2014

Early Tuesday morning, before alarms went off and people had to start their daily rountines for the day, news struck that several gunmen stormed into military a school in Pakistan and opened fire. At the time, reports were sketchy but so far this is what news media outlets are reporting:

  • There has been 141 casualties, and out of them are 132 children
  • The gunmen wore military outfits from the school, in order to gain access into the school
  • All seven of of the gunmen are dead
  • Taliban is taking full responsibility for the attack

It's unsure why the Taliban gunmen went into the school but it is very clearly that this was an act of terrorist, and also an act of cowardice to hurt innocent children.

Around 9:30am, the 'Associated Press' reported the seige was over at the military school in Pakistan. And sweeps were done to make sure all the attackers were accountable and detained.

President Obama issued a statement following the incident below.

"The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and loved ones. By targeting students and teachers in this heinous attack, terrorists have once again shown their depravity. We stand with the people of Pakistan, and reiterate the commitment of the United States to support the Government of Pakistan in its efforts to combat terrorism and extremism and to promote peace and stability in the region."

Taliban leaders reached out to the media and tried to rationale why the children were attacked and calling today's incident a trailer of what's to come. But according to 'ABC News' in a tweet from Twitter, Taliban soldiers from Pakistan are prohibited from  attacking children, as stated below:

Afghan Taliban condemns Pakistani Taliban's attack on school: ''Killing innocent children is against the principals of Afghan Taliban."

Today's tragic incident at the Pakistan's school is being called the worst in Pakistan history. One of the students explained to reporters from 'AFP,' how he had to play dead after being shot in the legs twice. That was the only way to guarantee his survival.

Prayers, light and healing to those children affected by the attack on them in Pakistan.


Update: Hostage Situation in Sydney Ends in Gunfire

Posted On: December 16, 2014

The hostage situation in Sydney ended in gunfire, when police officials heard gun shots from inside the Lindt Chocolat Cafe. As hostages ran out the building, police officials swarmed in with heavy gunfire.

The gun man Sheikh Haron Monis was killed, along with two civilians.

Below is the footage of the scene in Sydney when the ordeal ended, via the 'Associated Press.'


Hostage Situation in Sydney

Posted On: December 15, 2014

A hostage situation unfolded in Sydney where a gunman made demands with law enforcements through social media and local news media. The man was identified as Sheikh Haron and police officials in Sydney believe the man is from an Islamist group. Haron held an undisclosed number of people hostage inside a 'Lindt Chocolate Café' and had the hostage stand at the windows for several hours at a time. The hostage situation went on for more than 16 hours since Sunday evening and so far, five people have been reported to flee from the scene.

Police officials and the negotiators at the scene are not sure what triggered the gunman to go inside the cafe. Their investigation revealed Sheikh Haron sent hate letters to victims of slain soldiers but are unsure why he held the chocolate shop at gunpoint. According to 'NBC News,' Haron held up a black flag used by Islamic groups in the Middle East, at the shop's window that law enforcement believe to be related with the terrorist group ISIS. Prior to the hostage situation in Sydney, ISIS group leaders gave a speech encouraging Muslims in Australia to carry out "lone wolf" attacks against civilians, but it was not confirmed if the hostage situation in Sydney is ISIS related.

However, more hostages were reported to be released bringing the total number up to 10. In a raw video via the 'Associated Press,' hostages can be seen fleeing the scene.

As this story continues to unfold, we will keep you updated.


Bill Cosby Speaks Out & Ask Black Media To Be Good Journalist

Posted On: December 14, 2014

Bill Cosby finally speaks out amidst allegations of rape. The latest by Beverly Johnson who accused the legend of drugging her.

Mr. Cosby called out for the Black media to be good journalist and he has a point. We can be disappointed about the 'New York Post' and 'Fox Nation's' headlines about Jay Z or we can use our writing skills to make that difference; and be that difference. And show what true honorable journalism is all about.

Naturally White media is going to write about White people and put them in a good light, Asians will write about Asians, and so on. That's expected, it's called preservation. Everybody will preserve that aspect in journalism because it creates and record history. But the question is, are the writings fair?

The power is the pen.


Cardboad Displays of Lynching Victims Found on UC Berkeley's Campus

Posted On: December 14, 2014

University of California, Berkeley has been consistent with taking their stand against police brutality and injustice. From protesting, organizing rallies, and etc. But earlier yesterday, something was found on the campus that made several people raise an eyebrow.

Students and staffers found three cardboard displays of Black people who were hung in the early 1900's. One of the displays had "I Can't Breathe" written on it. The cardboard displays were hung with a rope or a noose. They were taken down and many students were offended by the effigies, which displayed lynching acts towards Black people. But others at Berkeley thought differently and expressed how the cardboard displays was making a statement, on how Eric Garner's death was a modern day lynching. And the irony of it is, the chokehold he was put in.

There's two ways to look at this. It can be looked at from a negative aspect that is offensive but it was not the intent of the cardboad displays. The effigies were a teaching tool to show us a lot has not changed with it comes to racism in America. Instead of lynching in the streets, it turned into acts of police brutality towards Black people, mostly the men. And also in the courtroom because of injustice. Back in the days when Black people were lynched, a rope was tied around their necks and prevented them from breathing properly. it constricted oxygen for them. Fast forward to 2014, an NYPD officer locked his arms around Eric Garner's neck, preventing him from breathing properly and made it difficult for him to recieve oxygen, until he died. It almost like a lynching from the 1900's because those victims could not breathe, just like Eric Garner.

So, what is the lesson here? Because..

"History will keep repeating itself, until we learn the lessons of it to evolve."


President Obama Makes December 26 a Holiday

Posted On: December 11, 2014

The day after Christmas is officially a holiday.

President Obama issued an executive order recently, which will allow federal workers to have an extra day off after Christmas. The order was to make December 26 a holiday.

Below is an excerpt from it.

“All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Friday, December 26, 2014, the day after Christmas Day.”

However, the 'Washington Post' reported how exceptions could still made due to national security.
The executive order came about after a White House online petition to try to urge members of Congress in making December 26 a holiday. The online petition's purpose was to try and rebuild the morale of federal employees, after all the things they've endured when it comes to pay freezes, furloughs, and etc.
According to history, President Obama is not the first president who attempted in making December 26 a holiday. Back in 2008, President Bush tried to give pardon to federal workers on the day after Christmas. But President Obama was the man who made it happen.

Nas Takes a Stand of Solidarity Against Police Brutality

Posted On: December 10, 2014

Nas joins the movement of solidarity in taking a stand against police brutality.


Update of Berkeley Protest: Several Arrests & Protesting on The Freeway for Justice

Posted On: December 09, 2014

Over the weekend, the student of Berkeley in California joined in solidarity protesting to affect justice for Mike Brown and Eric Gardner (who were unarmed and killed by the police departments in their community). Also to make a political statement about police brutality. The protest became violent when police moved into the crowd. News media sources reported, anarchist hijacked the protest and started throwing things at the police.

Since then, Berkeley continues with their protests which led them to protest on the freeway to try and get people aware and involved about police brutality. So far, about 160 people have been arrested according to the 'Associate Press' for blocking train routes, resisting arrest and obstructing police and; other charges.

Protesting continues in Berkeley, the most recent one was very peaceful. And the demonstrators have broken into smaller groups.


Police Gear Up in Seattle Like They are Preparing For an Invasion From Mars

Posted On: December 09, 2014

This looks like a scene out of a movie, maybe a sci-fi movie. Or a video game.

While protest continue to bring justice for the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, as well as putting an end to police brutality; Seattle, Washington police departments suited up in riot gear that looks like they are preparing for an invasion from Mars.

Do their uniforms look militarized? Or are they just protecting themselves with body armor.


Kolh's Will Be Open 24 Hours for The Holidays

Posted On: December 09, 2014

'Tis the shopping season and 'Kohl's' has extended most of its stores hours to accommodate shoppers during the holiday season. The department store expressed that, giving shoppers 24 hours access into their stores, provides flexibility due to people's schedules.

Kohl's also has a holiday campaign of letting most of its stores remain open for 100 hours straight leading up to Christmas. However, Kohl's officials confirmed all of its stores will be closed at 6pm on Christmas Eve (December 24).