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Woman accused of stabbing 16-month-old daughter

 

A New Hampshire woman is accused of stabbing her 16-month-old daughter late Wednesday night. Police said 29-year-old Evansgina Audy’s husband woke up to find a bleeding toddler and a “despondent” wife. After realizing what allegedly happened, he called police. When emergency officials arrived, Audy was taken into custody, and the baby was taken to Elliot Hospital for a serious, but non-life threatening stab wound to her back. Audy’s story changed several times, according to court records. First she claimed the baby was crying, then she said that she saw a shadow and then the knife fell on her child. When she was questioned by police, she allegedly smirked, chuckled and started laughing. Audy has a history of depression, is on four different medications and has been admitted to the hospital twice in the last 10 months, court documents showed. Police said a utility knife was located at the home and was taken into evidence. Audy was charged with second-degree assault and preventative detention. She is being held pending a bail hearing. The child has since been transferred to Boston Children’s Hospital.

President Trump’s answer to journalist’s question about Congressional Black Caucus turns some heads

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.-President Donald Trump took a question from April Ryan, of the American Urban Radio Networks, during a Thursday afternoon press conference.

There, Ryan asked Trump about his upcoming executive order regarding historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and if he would include the Congressional Black Caucus in his promise to address various issues regarding urban development and black communities.

The president’s response left some people stunned. Trump asked Ryan if she wanted to set up the meeting between himself and the CBC.   “Are they friends of yours?” he inquired. Ryan, who had earlier accused  Office of Public Liaison communications director Omarosa Manigult of intimidating her, addressed the exchange on Twitter. “I am a journalist not a convener!” she wrote, thanking Trump for taking her question. The CBC responded to Trump shortly after the exchange, linking to a letter they sent the president requesting a meeting.   “If you are serious about addressing issues in the African-American community, you would be wise to tap into the decades of expertise held by Members of our Caucus,” they wrote. The letter was dated Jan. 19, approximately a month before Thursday’s exchange took place.

Little Caesars founder quietly paid Rosa Parks’ rent for years

 

The founder of the Little Caesars pizza franchise helped iconic civil rights figure Rosa Parks during her time of need, quietly paying the rent for her apartment in downtown Detroit for more than a decade. The generosity of Mike Ilitch, who also owned the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings franchises, came to light in an article published in Sports Business Daily in 2014. Federal judge Damon Keith repeated the story for WXYZ after Ilitch’s death last Friday at the age of 87. In 2014, Keith, a Federal Court of Appeals judge for nearly 50 years, displayed a check for $2,000, dated Nov. 1, 1994, from Little Caesars Enterprises to Riverfront Apartments. “They don’t go around saying it, but I want to, at this point, let them know, how much the Ilitches not only meant to the city, but they meant so much for Rosa Parks, who was the mother of the civil rights movement,” Keith told WXYZ. In December 1955, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, to a white passenger. She was arrested for civil disobedience, but the ensuing bus boycott by blacks was a key moment in the civil rights movement. Parks was fired from her job as a seamstress in a Montgomery department store and moved to Detroit. In 1994, she was robbed and assaulted in her home when she was 81. Keith called real estate developer Alfred Taubman, the owner of Riverfront Apartments, about finding a safer home for Parks, Sports Business Daily reported. Ilitch read the story and called Keith, offering to pay Parks’ housing indefinitely, WXYZ reported. He continued to pay for the apartment until Parks died at age 92 on Oct. 24, 2005. Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley posted a link to the original story on Facebook, writing that it “will give you a sense of the kind of man Mike Ilitch was.” “You’ll never discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Mike and (his wife) Marian had the courage to lose sight of the shore and discover new oceans,” Keith told WXYZ. “They kept pushing Detroit, and had it not been for them, I am saying, Detroit would not be in the renaissance that they’re in now.”

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