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May 20, 2012

Philadelphia’s Treacherous Journey To College: Creating A Pathway

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A stratified system means long odds for students in Philadelphia’s neighborhood high schools. Strolling across Lehigh University’s picturesque campus, Jamel Haggins is a striking example of the best that Philadelphia’s neighborhood high schools have to offer. Now a 20-year-old college junior, Haggins is on track to earn his architecture degree next spring. A chiseled 6’3″ tall and 255 pounds, he’s also an all-conference tight end for Lehigh’s football team. Sporting…

NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

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Gay marriage has been a hot topic these past weeks, with North Carolina passing an amendment that bans civil unions and less than two weeks ago the President announcing his public support for gay marriage. Now a well-known African-American civil rights organization is following suit. The NAACP’s board of directors voted to endorse gay marriage on Saturday, according to a tweet from NAACP officer Maxim Thorne. The 64-member unit, is…

Mother Upset After Facebook Removes Pictures Of Her Infant Son Who Lived For A Mere 8 Hours

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A beautiful moment has been reduced to garbage as a Tennessee mother put up pictures of her with her newborn baby, only to have herself banned from Facebook because of them. The little boy, named Grayson, was born with a rare condition called Anencephaly, where he is born without parts of his brain and skull missing.  The parents knew that their child would only have months to live before he…

Dinner Date Turns Into 48 hours Of Sexual And Physical Torture For Kansas City Woman

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Let this be a lesson learned for all of us. Do NOT under any circumstances go into a mans house, nor let him into your home, whom you have not known for a substantial amount of time and even then please be sure to bring protection with you. A Kansas City woman was kidnapped and subjected to 48 hours of physical and sexual torture by a man she was on…

Victims Of Hate Crime: Lesbian Couple Returns From Honeymoon Only To Find Their Home Up In Flames

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A newly-married lesbian couple enjoying their honeymoon in Las Vegas were in for a nasty shock when one of them received a call from a friend, informing her that their Detroit-area house was engulfed in flame. Tawana Williams, who recently married same-sex partner Stacy Baker, said that their mobile home was ignited on purpose and could be a hate crime. Early investigations corroborate her story, as police found accelerant throughout…

Professor Christian Head Suing UCLA For Discrimination

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Faculty professor who filed a racial discrimination suit against UCLA, saying that the school ignored racial slights against him over his career, has taken to YouTube to air his grievances. In a six-minute YouTube video, Dr. Christian Head, an otolaryntologist at the UCLA’s medical school, says he was the subject of repeated criticism during an annual event in which residents performed mocking roasts of their professors. “In the final slide…

UFC’s Jon Jones Arrested For DUI After He Totaled His Bentley

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UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon “Bones” Jones was arrested early this morning for DUI after he totaled his Bentley in upstate New York … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Jones was involved in an accident at around 5:00 AM in Binghamton, NY. We’re told the car — which Jones crashed into a pole — was totaled and cops arrested Jones on the scene for DUI. According to our…

Lil Wayne In Trouble Again

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For the second time in a month, Lil Wayne and his entourage are under investigation for assault … and once again the alleged victim caught a beatdown for daring to take a photo of Weezy. Alfredo Marino tells TMZ on May 3 he spotted Lil Wayne and his posse skateboarding. Marino says he is a HUGE fan of Wayne’s so he went up to Weezy to ask for a photo — but was…

Facebook Founder,Mark Zuckerberg Says “I DO”

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg updated his status to “married” on Saturday. Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan tied the knot at a small ceremony at his Palo Alto, Calif., home, capping a busy week for the couple, according to a guest authorized to speak for the couple. The person spoke only on the condition of anonymity. Zuckerberg took his company public in one of the most anticipated stock offerings…