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August 15, 2014

New Ferguson Police Commander Ron Johnson Walks With Protesters

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The man now leading police in Ferguson, Missouri, walked Thursday night with those protesting the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, one day after protesters faced rubber bullets and tear gas from heavily armed officers in riot gear. On Twitter, MSNBC’s Jamil Smith in Ferguson captured a scene Thursday: “We all want justice. We all want answers,” the new commander, Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol,…

Jay Nixon: Missouri Highway Patrol Will Take Over Supervision Of Security In Ferguson

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FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over the supervision of security in the St. Louis suburb that’s been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, the governor announced Wednesday. Gov. Jay Nixon said security will be overseen by Capt. Ron Johnson of the Highway Patrol. Johnson, who is black, said he grew up in the community and…

While Their Own Country Is Torn Apart By War, Syrians Are Giving Aid To Yazidis

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Fleeing approaching Islamic State militants, tens of thousands of members of the Yazidi community in Iraq have found refuge in an unlikely place — war-torn Syria. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said Thursday that at least 15,000 Yazidi refugees are sheltering in Syria’s Kurdish north, after fleeing from Iraq in early August when the Islamic State captured Yazidi towns. Wounded, weak and deeply traumatized by their flight through barren mountains in…

Jermaine Jackson speaks out against new MJ album

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 In an all-new episode of OWN’s popular series Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Oprah Winfrey interviews Jermaine Jackson about life after Michael. In the interview, Jackson opens up to Oprah about his opinion on this year’s controversial hologram of his brother Michael at the Billboard Music Awards. “My 17-year-old son called me he said, ‘Dad did you see what they did to uncle Michael?’ I said it didn’t even look like him. It didn’t…

Five Reasons Lauren Bacall was the Most Sultry Actress Ever

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The  recent passing of ever-beautiful actress, wife and mother, Lauren Bacall, reminds us that the epic Golden Age of Hollywood is rapidly fading away. New generations of actors have risen and will continue to rise to take their place, but Lauren Bacall will stand out as the most sultry actress ever, and here are 5 reasons why. 1. Lauren Bacall – The Look: Bacall had a special way of tilting her…

Little Known Facts About Halle Berry

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Halle Berry is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. She makes more than $1,000,000 per movie, except for Monster’s Ball, for which she was only paid $700,000. What makes this Hollywood leading lady stand apart from the rest of the starlets? She represents and stands with the humanity that loves her every time she steps out her front door. Here are a few unknown facts about Ms. Berry,…