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Florida man claims dog shot his girlfriend

 

A man told police that his dog was responsible for shooting his girlfriend while she was sleeping on Tuesday night in Florida. Jacksonville police responded around 11:25 p.m. to the reported shooting at a home in the 2200 block of Patou Drive. Brian Murphy told officers that he let his dog, Diesel, outside after the animal woke him up Tuesday night. When they returned to the bedroom, the room was completely dark. Murphy told police that Diesel walked in before him, and that he then saw a flash and heard a bang. Murphy’s girlfriend, Summer Miracle, had been shot in her sleep. Murphy claimed that “Diesel jumped up on the nightstand, where (Murphy’s) gun was sitting, and it went off, shooting Summer in the right leg,” according to police. Miracle told authorities she was asleep when the bullet struck her and that she wasn’t sure how she was shot. She was taken to the hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Man throws pork chop at mother when she returns home without cigarettes, police say

 

An Athens, Georgia, man has been charged with simple battery after throwing a pork chop at his mother, police said. At about 7:30 p.m. Monday, Terry Bernard Ball Jr., 29, was eating at home when he became upset because his mother hadn’t gotten cigarettes for him. Police said Ball got up, pushed his mother and head-butted her after throwing the pork chop at her. Ball’s father jumped on him and held him down until police arrived, the newspaper reported. Officers kept a Taser trained on Ball until they put him in handcuffs. Police said Ball’s mother would not discuss what happened, except to say her son was upset about the cigarettes. Ball was arrested for simple battery and charged with a probation violation. He was on probation for 12 months after a simple battery charge six months ago. We all know he needs his butt kicked…….

KEYSHIA COLE on Love and Hip Hop?

Rumors have recently been circulating that the R&B Singer Keyshia Cole will be joining the cast of Love and Hip Hop.

Well after her recent interview with the Breakfast Club, Keyshia Cole explained that after Mona Scott reached out to her on several occasions on the topic of joining the cast, she felt it would be a good platform for her to promote her music, however she doesn’t want to be involved in the “crazy stuff”.  Also Keyshia explained that she didn’t like the energy between her and Mona after their initial meeting, and then backed off from the deal, but its not a definite no.

So we will be on the look out for one of our favorite singers on the next season of Love and Hip Hop.  But the most exciting part of this interview was finding out that Keyshia Cole is releasing her new album in May!

 

Woman’s warning after finding shirt around car windshield wiper goes viral

 

A woman from Flint, Michigan, who says she’d heard stories recently of women being lured out of their vehicles by the strange objects that had been left on their cars couldn’t believe it when it happened to her as she left work Thursday. Ashley Hardacre posted a picture on Facebook along with a message that has been shared more than 90,000 times, and many are praising her for quick thinking and safety first mentality. Hardacre said that as she was leaving work she found a flannel shirt wrapped around her windshield wiper in such a way that it had to be intentional. She said she quickly replayed in her head the stories she’d heard about other women finding out of place objects on their cars so that they could be lured out. She also noticed that there were two cars near her and that one was running, so instead of doing something about the shirt, she locked her doors and drove away. Hardacre later spoke with CBS News and reiterated that this thing “a lot of people think … is fake” is something her mother had warned about. “I posted about the incident to inform others that it can happen to anyone and that they shouldn’t fall for it,” she said. “A lot of people think it is fake or it won’t happen to them. But you can never be too safe.” “They are unsure what the intentions were of whoever wrapped the flannel around my windshield wiper, but it was intentional by the way it was placed,” she added. “So I have taken any opportunity to inform other people of the potential harm.” Even though it may have been nothing, police are looking into this, given the attention surrounding Hardacre’s post. Flint Township Police Detective Sgt. Brad Wangler advised locals to stay “vigilant” but calm. “If something doesn’t seem right, or the hairs on the back of your neck stand up,” he told CBS News. “But by all means, we need to know about this stuff when it happened.” He added, “Nothing like this has ever happened before. There have been no other incidences like this. It’s kind of unknown as to what or why or who [did this].” Authorities are reviewing surveillance video to see whether something nefarious was afoot.  

P. Diddy is Hip Hop’s First Billionaire!

It appears congratulations are in order for P. Diddy. He’s announced his billionaire status! A first for any hip hop artist.

On YouTube, Puff revealed this news that the hip hop world has been waiting for, for years now. The video starts off with the mogul eating lunch. After dining for a bit, he walks into his other office — who knows how many he has?? Then, he drops the bomb.

“A young boy from Harlem, I couldn’t even be a waiter,” Puff said to the camera. “They didn’t want me to be a waiter, so you know what I did? I became a billionaire.”

Watch the announcement here: http://bit.ly/2l0BrRV

 

Florida woman hits pedestrian who was ‘in the way’

 

A Florida woman who “became upset” when a man was “in the way” of her car hit and injured the man with her vehicle before fleeing the scene, police said. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Amanda Weaver, 28, of DeLand, Florida, was allegedly speeding in her silver Kia on Monday when she hit 19-year-old Anderson Cantres. A man walking with Cantres at the time of the incident said Weaver became frustrated she had to wait for a pickup truck to back up, screaming profanities at the driver before speeding around the truck and toward Cantres. Weaver’s Kia Soul struck Cantres before hitting the curb, damaging the front passenger side tire and continuing down the road, police said. Police arrived at the scene to find Cantres disoriented and suffering from multiple cuts and scratches to his body, according to the News-Journal. He was taken to an area hospital. Investigating officers were told Weaver’s mother lived nearby and arrived at the home to find the car parked in front with a flat front tire and a spare tire sitting out. Weaver admitted to hitting Cantres and not having any intention of calling officers, telling officers she did not mean to hit him, according to a report obtained by the News-Journal. After her arrest, police say Weaver told them she “became upset because (Cantres) was in the way.” Weaver was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with injury and held in Volusia County Jail on $1,000 bond.

Rihanna breaks Michael Jackson’s Billboard record

 

Rihanna turned 29 Monday, and this week she has more than a birthday to celebrate.

Mashable reported Tuesday that the singer has broken Michael Jackson’s record for the most top-10 Billboard singles. Billboard reported that Rihanna has earned her 30th top-10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her single “Love on the Brain” from her latest album, 2016’s “Anti.” The ranking means she has broken her third-place tie with Michael Jackson, who had 29 top-10 singles as a solo artist. Rihanna’s introduction to the chart came in 2015, when she got her first top-10 hit with “Pon De Replay.” She’s is only second to The Beatles for the time it took for her to get 30 top-10 singles on the chart in 10 years, seven months and two weeks. It took The Beatles five years, nine months and two weeks to do the same from 1964 to 1969. Interestingly, one of Rihanna’s singles in the 30-song tally include “FourFiveSeconds” with Kanye West and former Beatle Paul McCartney. Congrats to RiRi!  

Lauryn Hill Became a Grandmother Over the Weekend

Congratulations to Zion Marley. He became a father over the weekend. So now, Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley are grandparents!

They named the baby boy Zephaniah.

Remember when Lauryn Hill released her motherhood anthem “Zion?” Wasn’t that back in 1998? And now, Zion is a parent himself!

Take a look at the beautiful new great grandbaby of the legendary Bob Marley:

http://bit.ly/2lCDPlM

 

Master P Gets $270,000 Rolls For Valentine’s Day

Master P received a $270,000 white 2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost for Valentine’s Day from his sweetheart, Simin Hashemizadeh, the CEO of South Pacific Surgery Center in Beverly Hills.

It’s been said they’ve been dating for several months. According to TMZ, the car matches her own, and P already had the same car in black.

Cars 911 dealership says the gift was a complete surprise to the rapper and that she also bought him a $50,000 pair of diamond earrings from VHS Diamonds in L.A.

Take a look at his V-Day gifts: http://bit.ly/2mhLyD1

And what did you get for Valentine’s Day?

 

Walmart cashier helps struggling family pay for groceries

 

A South Carolina Walmart cashier’s heartwarming act of kindness for a struggling family of five has gone viral. Ashley Jordan; her husband, Michael; and their youngest daughter went to a Columbia Walmart on Saturday to buy groceries. “We literally dread going to Walmart and buying groceries, period, because my husband’s whole check goes to food for our family,” Jordan, a stay-at-home-mom wrote on Facebook.” I will say that I’m not a fan of shopping at Walmart because of how rude some of the people can be. But after tonight, my whole perspective has changed.” That’s because of cashier Sharnique Dasant. As the Jordans started to unload two carts of groceries while trying to soothe their fussy daughter, Dasant knew she had to help. “As we’re scanning and scanning, she got in front of me, and it’s like I saw a different face on her,” Dasant told WLTX. “And I just had … a little man on my shoulder that was like, ‘Give her $100, give her $100.'” Dasant said she told Jordan, “God told me to give you $100,” walked to the other side of the register and slid her own card to pay half of the family’s grocery bill. “This sweet woman whom I never met in my life paid for half of my groceries! I was in complete shock because I never expected anything like that to ever happen,”Jordan wrote on Facebook. After the Jordans got back into their car, “we just looked at each other and smiled, and at that moment, we both knew things were going to be OK because there truly are good people out there,” Jordan wrote. “Thank you so much, Sharnique Dasant. You truly are a blessing and you will never realize how much you helped us out and how much faith you have put back into our hearts.” Jordan’s post quickly went viral, garnering more than 27,000 likes and 6,600 shares.  

High school football players rescue Florida woman pinned down by truck

 

A group of Florida high school football players are being called heroes after lifting a truck to help save a woman’s life, according to WESH TV. The victim, Susan Gentry, pushed her daughter out of the way right before the truck ran into her at an Orlando crosswalk. “The tire was on her chest and was suffocating her,” Mark Gentry, her husband, told WESH. Gentry and others tried to help, but couldn’t lift the heavy vehicle off his pinned wife. As Gentry shouted for help, four high school football players, who also happened to be on the weightlifting team, quickly responded, heaving the truck up just long enough to pull Susan Gentry out from under it. “Right place at the right time,” one of the players, Mario Hernandez, said. “There’s a reason for everything.” Gentry, who has been transferred out of the trauma unit, has a fractured pelvis and several bruised ribs. “She’s doing much better,” Mark Gentry said as he thanked the players for their help. Way to go fellas!!!!

‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield dead at 73

 

Clyde Stubblefield, whose 20-second drum break to open James Brown’s 1970 single “Funky Drummer” became one of hip-hop’s most popular samples, died Saturday. He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure at a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital. He had been suffering from kidney disease for 10 years, and had been hospitalized for a few days, she said. Stubblefield performed on several of Brown’s hits in the 1960s and early 1970s, including “Cold Sweat,” ”Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud,” ”I’ve Got the Feelin’,” and the album “Sex Machine.” But he was best known for his solo on “Funky Drummer.” Rolling Stone said it was sampled on more than 1,000 songs and served as the backbeat for countless hip-hop tracks, including Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” Dr. Dre’s “Let Me Ride,” LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out” and Run-D.M.C.’s “Run’s House.” It even turned up on Ed Sheeran’s “Shirtsleeves” and George Michael’s “Freedom ’90,” the magazine said. “We were sitting up in the studio, getting ready for a session, and I guess when I got set up I just started playing a pattern. Started playing something,” Stubblefield told Rolling Stone. “The bassline came in and the guitar came in and we just had a rhythm going, and if Brown liked it, I just said, ‘Well, I’ll put something with it.'” Stubblefield was not listed as a songwriter on the track and therefore didn’t see many royalties from the decades of sampling. “All the drum patterns I played with Brown was my own; he never told me how to play or what to play,” Stubblefield told SF Weekly in 2012. “I just played my own patterns, and the hip-hoppers and whatever, the people that used the material probably paid him, maybe. But we got nothing. I got none of it. It was all my drum product.” “People use my drum patterns on a lot of these songs,” Stubblefield told the New York Times in 2011. They never gave me credit, never paid me. It didn’t bug me or disturb me, but I think it’s disrespectful not to pay people for what they use.” Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1943, Stubblefield served as a session musician and toured under Otis Redding before becoming Brown’s drummer from 1965 to 1971, Rolling Stone reported. He had lived in Madison, his wife’s hometown, since the early 1970s, she told the AP. When Prince heard in 2000 that Stubblefield was suffering from bladder cancer and was deep in debt with medical bills, he paid $90,000 to cover his chemotherapy expenses, Hannon told the AP. In 2002, he had a kidney removed, and he suffered from end-stage renal disease over the last decade, Rolling Stone reported. “We lost another Pillar Stone that held up the Foundation of Funk,” Bootsy Collins, who performed with Stubblefield on “Sex Machine,” wrote in a Facebook post Saturday. “Mr. Clyde Stubblefield has left our frequency.”

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.”

Barack and Michelle Obama share sweet Valentine’s Day messages to each other

 

Valentine’s Day may be bittersweet for some, but it’s filled with love for the Obamas.

The two shared affectionate messages with each other across their social media channels Monday.

“Happy Valentine’s Day, @michelleobama! Almost 28 years with you, but it always feels new,” the former president said in a tweet to Mrs. Obama.

Happy Valentine’s Day, @michelleobama! Almost 28 years with you, but it always feels new. https://t.co/O0UhJWoqGN— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 14, 2017

The same message was posted to his Instagram page. Accompanying each message was a photo of Barack Obama leaning into Michelle Obama, who has clasped arms and a beaming smile.

Michelle Obama shared a photo of the two with their feet in the sand, captioning social media posts with, “Happy Valentine’s Day to the love of my life and favorite island mate, @BarackObama.”

The Obamas were seen vacationing with Virgin Group founder and billionaire Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands.

The former first couple took a break after leaving the White House and following the inauguration of President Donald Trump. They’ll always be the first couple.

Nick Cannon Quits ‘America’s Got Talent’ Via Facebook Post

 

Well, that’s one way to quit your job. On Monday, Nick Cannon took to social media to announce that he was bowing out of his gig as the host of the hit TV show America’s Got Talent after he learned network executives were considering firing him over a racial joke he told during his Showtime comedy special Stand Up, Don’t Shoot. 

“I write this from a deeply saddened and dolorous mindset. After days of deliberating over some extremely disappointing news that I was being threatened with termination by Executives because of a comedy special that was only intended to bring communities closer together, I was to be punished for a joke,” he began in a post on Facebook (and Instagram). “This has weighed heavy on my spirit. It was brought to my attention by my ‘team’ that NBC believed that I was in breach of contract because I had disparaged their brand. In my defense, I would ask how so? Or is this just another way to silence and control an outspoken voice who often battles the establishment.” Cannon went on to say that he had been warned that something like this might happen.

“Recently many of my mentors have cautioned me that soon ‘The System’ would come down on me because I was speaking too many truths and being to loud about it. I had no idea that it all would hit so close to home,” he explained.

According to The Wrap, this was the contentious joke from the special: “I grew up like a real n*****. But I honestly believe, once I started doing America’s Got Talent, they took my real n***** card. They did! Because then, like, these type of people started showing up to my shows.” Cannon allegedly then pointed to three white audience members sitting in the front row. “I can’t do the real n***** stuff no more, because then they’ll put me on TMZ.”

Cannon’s post continued: “I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn’t have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property. There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity.” He went on to say that despite the sour ending, he had truly enjoyed his stint on the show.

“I have loved hosting AMERICAS GOT TALENT for the last 8 seasons, watching talented, brave, and courageous Americans accomplish their dreams in front of millions has been nothing but a joy, and everyone has been a pleasure to work with but my soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices,” he shared.

“I love art and entertainment too much to watch it be ruined by controlling corporations and big business,” he concludes. “I believe it’s our duty as artists to make a difference and create change even if it’s one act at a time. Dr. King said it best, ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.'”

 

 

ABC Finally Casts First Black ‘Bachelorette’

After 33 combined seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, ABC has cast its first black lead.

Rachel Lindsay, a Texas attorney, and current contestant on Nick Viall’s The Bachelor, will be announced as the next Bachelorette on Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! The star of the next cycle is usually announced after the current season wraps, but ABC is breaking tradition by revealing the news weeks before the finale.

The network declined to comment. News of Lindsay’s casting was first reported by the Reality Steve website.

Lindsay is becoming the Bachelorette after years of controversy surrounding the long-running reality dating franchise. ABC executives have come under fire over the series’ lack of diversity, as the starring roles have almost exclusively gone to white leads on both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

ABC Entertainment Group president Channing Dungey, the first African-American woman to run a broadcast entertainment division, told reporters at the 2016 Television Critics Association’s summer press tour that the issue lies with booking more diverse candidates from the start of the show, since the Bachelor or Bachelorette is usually a popular contestant picked from the previous cycle.

“It’s worked very well for us because the audiences feel really engaged [in choosing] that candidate” she said of the process. “What we’d like to do is broaden that. We need to increase the pool of diverse candidates in the beginning. That is something we really want to put some effort and energy toward.”

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