Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rodney King Dead at 47; Found at Bottom of Pool...

Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles Cops in 1991 sparked riots after the acquittal of the four officers that assaulted him was found dead at the bottom of his pool Early Sunday morning.
Police in Rialto, California, received a 911 call from King's fiancee, Cynthia Kelly, about 5:25 a.m., said Capt. Randy DeAnda. Responding officers arrived and found King at the bottom of the pool, removed him and attempted to revive him. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, DeAnda said.
There were no preliminary signs of foul play, he said, and no obvious injuries on King's body. Police are conducting a drowning investigation, DeAnda said, and King's body will be autopsied.
"His fiancee heard him in the rear yard," he said, and found King in the pool when she went outside.

Kelly was also a juror in King's lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles in 1994. 

King's beating followed a high-speed car chase and its backlash forever changed Los Angeles, its police department and the ongoing problem on race in America.

"Rodney King was a symbol of civil rights and he represented the anti-police brutality and anti-racial profiling movement of our time," Rev. Al Sharpton said in a statement. "It was his beating that made America focus on the presence of profiling and police misconduct."

At the time King was only 25 and on parole as a result of a robbery conviction in March 1991. In an interview in 2011, he stated he had been drinking and was headed home from a friend's house when he saw a police car following him and panicked, thinking he would be sent back to prison, he attempted to flee.

Severely beaten by four white officers while black officers stood and watched, King lay on the ground as an onlooker filmed the attack that appeared on national television two days later. Beaten nearly to death he was operated on by three surgeons for five hours.

In the years following the beating and trial King had several more run ins with the law. On the 20th anniversary of the beating in 2011, he was pulled over and ticketed for a minor traffic violation.

King said earlier this year he has forgiven the officers who beat him.
"Yes, I've forgiven them, because I've been forgiven many times," he said. "My country's been good to me ... This country is my house, it's the only home I know, so I have to be able to forgive -- for the future, for the younger generation coming behind me, so ... they can understand it and if a situation like that happened again, they could deal with it a lot easier."

R.I.P Rodney King, and I hope we can all just get along...

Evelyn Lozada and Star Jones Make up...

According to HHW, Basketball wives star Evelyn Lozada and Star Jones had a falling out after the former View host started a petition to end the popular series. Jones stated "We simply will not support violence. It hurts to see violence amongst women on television for entertainment purposes. It is not okay for women to hit other women on TV."

Lozada was originally defensive regarding Jones' statements and began to backlash her relevancy stating "I like the petition and I like the controversy because I've learned learned controversy is good." She also revealed in a recent interview "I think she is irrelevant . And she's using our coattails to get relevant again. Nobody gives a f--k about her."

Although Lozada's statements were harsh and brutal Jones' efforts must have finally weighed on her conscious because shortly after her statements Evelyn tweeted "@StarJonesEsq know we've discussed my comments 2@VibeMagazine privately, but want 2 publicly apologize 4 my words. Ur an amazing example!" Jones accepted her apology, and the two are said to be on good terms. At least for now that is...


Mary Mary scores again!!!

Acclaimed Gospel duo Mary Mary ranks number one for their new single "Go Get It."

The hit single debuted May 8, 2012 and has been climbing the charts since.

The sister act consisting of Erica and Tina Atkins-Campbell also has a new self entitled reality T.V. show on WE TV. The show follows them as they share their lives, including ups, downs, and their family life.

Erica and her Producer husband Warren Campbell recently welcomed a baby girl to their already growing family of four, and Tina and her professional drummer/singer husband Terry Campbell recently shared that they are also expecting an addition to their family of six.

After ten years of giving God glory through the ministry of song Mary Mary has acquired 3 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, an NAACP Image Award, and a BET Music Award. They have  dominated the gospel industry with their contemporary style with hits such as "Shackles, God in Me, The Real Party, and Yesterday.

On May 9, 2012 they appeared on Good Morning America and revealed that their show Mary Mary has been renewed for a second season!!! YAAAY!!!

They are currently preparing to perform on the main stage at the Essence Music Festival July 8, 2012 in New Orleans, LA.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar arrested!!!

According to sources Rev. Creflo Dollar was arrested on charges of assault of his 15 year old daughter after he reportedly choaked and punched her. Police were called to the Dollar residence at about 1 a.m. after a 911 call was placed by his 15 year old daughter reporting that her father had assaulted her after he forbid her to attend a party. Her 19 year old sister witnessed the ordeal and gave her account of the incident to the police. During the altercation she called for her mother who told officers she did not witness the event.

Sources say the famed pastor was arrested then went to church and rendered a sermon on forgiveness.

I'm not judging nobody and sometimes kids need the beat down but we now know that Creflo dollar will make you holla!!! lol...tehehe... My prayers go out to the Dollar family!!!

NC woman castrates man with her bare hands...

According to the Shelby County police a 35 year old woman castrated a man with her bare hands after an argument.

We've all heard of the term "A women Scorned" but damn...

Joyce Maxine Gregory was arrested and charged over the weekend with malicious castration and assault inflicting serious bodily injury. Shelby Police Chief Jeff Ledford stated that she had a disagreement with an older man then followed him outside as he attempted to call 911, grabbed his scrotum, and squeezed his testicles out.

He then ran to a nearby rescue squad for help.

Officers were then dispatched to a Bowman street residence where they arrested Gregory, Once she was placed in the patrol car she pulled down her pants and urinated in the backseat.

Gregory's bond was set at $20,000.00.