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Barneys to pay $525K in NY shopper-profiling probe

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NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year. Barneys shoppers and ex-employees complained that detectives followed minority customers around — even after staffers identified them as frequent patrons — and disproportionately investigated their credit-card use, so much so that some…

‘Little White Lie’: New documentary explores biracial woman’s quest on racial identity

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It’s a story, which many might find far-fetched: A biracial black woman led to believe most of her life that she was a white Jewish woman. However, this very thing happened to filmmaker Lacey Schwartz and she is telling her remarkable story in a documentary titled Little White Lie, which is currently making its way through the film festival circuit. Most recently, the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, were she was on…

Four Year Old Dies After Being Burned Repeatedly With Cigarettes

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By: Britt L The Ritz Plaza in Hell’s Kitchen held its own little hell of its own for 4-year-old Myles Dobson. At about 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, police responded to a 911 call from the luxury establishment located W. 48th Street near Eighth Avenue. When authorities arrived at the apartment, said to run about $5,000 a month for two bedrooms, they made a chilling discovery. The toddler laid in a…

Why Did People Die on that Train in NY? Because the Conductor “Nodded Off”

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It’s not clear how they got this information, but we’re sure it’s going to come up in the court of law.  An engineer who was directly connected to the derailment of the train in New York admitted that he was “nodding off” and woke up too late to stop the accident.  The accident ended up taking the lives of four people and injuring 67 others, which means that he’s probably…

Fresh Off His Fourth Divorce, NY Post Claims Ahmad Rashad is Dating Valerie Jarrett

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  Ahmad Rashad appears to be moving on with his love life, and has other women in his sights after ending his marriage to his fourth.  Yes, that’s his fourth divorce. Once known for his relationship with Phyilicia Rashad, Ahmad is now living the life of a single man and seems to have an interest in women from all walks of life.   They also appear to have an interest…

Firefighter Joseph Keene stole from other firehouses by making false claims with 911.

Firefighter Prank Calls 911 to Steal From Other Firehouses

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Reported by Malcolm Morrow On Saturday, Joseph Keene, a firefighter in a town named Hicksville in Long Island, NY was discovered as the perpetrator of three false 911 calls made in May and June. It is reported that Keene made the calls from his cell phone and would enter into the vacant firehouses to rob his fellow firefighters. One of the affected firefighters commented on the shocking matter: “This guy…

Mother’s Day Unbelievable Cupcake Decorating at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square

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Sunday, May 13 12:00p to 5:00p at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square Odditorium, New York, NY On Mother’s Day, Ripley’s Times Square is offering free admission for mom, and cupcake decorating at this the one-of-a-kind attraction. From 12:00pm-5:00pm, families are invited to stop at the theatre room where Ripley’s Times Square has partnered with Sonii Cakes and Catering to create the ultimate cupcake decorating workshop. READ MORE

Chris Bosh Returns to NY for Game 3 With Minutes To Spare After Wife Gives Birth

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I’m sure yesterday Heat fans were stirring in their seats wondering if Chris Bosh was going to join his team in Game 3 against the Knicks. The Baller rushed to Miami this Wednesday to be with his wife, Adrienne, as she went into labor with their first kid together and in a true display of dedication to family and career, Bosh arrived at Madison Square Garden about 30 minutes before…

Serena Williams Off The Market For The Next Ten Years?!

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At her Sleep Sheets launch in NY, Serena Williams told Celebuzz, that due to numerous flops in her love life throughout the years she has sworn off dating for the next TEN YEARS! Apparently her latest relationship was so heartbreaking that she refuses to go through that pain again. She could be referencing Drake or Common or maybe a random lighter complexioned love interest, I’m not really sure, but either…

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe Saturday, Apr 28 11:00a at St Luke’s Theatre, New York, NY

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From the book by C.S. Lewis dramatized by le Clanché du Rand The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter this land of talking animals, charming fauns, giants and dwarves.   Read more: http://events.nydailynews.com/new_york_ny/events/show/244112765-the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe#ixzz1sj9R5Ao6