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Critically wounded: Ramie Marie Grimmer updated her Facebook status to say 'may die 2day' before being shot by her mother during a police stand-off in Texas
The daughter of a woman who killed herself after being refused food stamps wrote 'may die 2day' on her Facebook page during the seven-hour stand-off her…
Happy families: Jaiya Ma with her two lovers, Ian Ferguson, left, and Jon Hanauer, and her and Ian's child, Eamon. 'Having three parents around just makes life even better, and everyone talks about how advanced Eamon is,' said Jaiya
Jaiya Ma had been living her boyfriend Jon Hanauer, 49, for six years when he urged her to…Continue
Rather unfamiliar names head the nominees list for Best Reggae Album at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in February 2012.
Previous Grammy-Winning Dancehall/Reggae superstars, Shaggy as well as Stephen Marley and Ziggy Marley are three of the five contenders for the Reggae award at next year's show. Stephen and…Continue
Over 500 Jamaican soldiers rushed into the teeming Tivoli Gardens neighborhood that day for what became known as Operation Garden Parish, a mission to capture the local mafia don, Christopher “Dudus” Coke. The mission was the result of heavy U.S. pressure: Coke had been indicted in U.S. federal court for running an international marijuana and cocaine ring. It would become one of the bloodiest days in recent Jamaican…Continue
Smartphones are great. They do a bunch of stuff like browsing the web, managing bank accounts and throwing angry birds at things. They can also do another thing that is not so cool: Constantly monitor your movements at any given time. Sure, location services can still be turned off on smartphones but most people don’t bother because, for one, they want to be able to find their expensive phone if they ever lose it.…Continue
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By VC | December 3rd, 2011
In the articles entitled Dumbing Down Society Part I: Foods, Beverages and Meds and…Continue
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WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is announcing a wide-ranging effort to use U.S. foreign aid to promote rights for gays and lesbians abroad, including combating attempts by foreign governments to criminalize homosexuality.
In a memorandum issued Tuesday, President Barack Obama directed U.S. agencies working abroad, including the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International…Continue
Another viral video has surfaced online casting our community in a negative light. A video uploaded to streaming website World Star Hip Hop shows college students — yes, college students — cheering on a young thug who brutally…Continue
The federal government is considering whether the morning-afterpill should be stocked on drugstore shelves and sold to buyers regardless of their age.
The manufacturer of Plan B One-Step has requested that the Food and Drug Administration make the pregnancy-prevention drug more readily available to women, according to the Washington Post.…Continue
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H&M is in hot water this morning. As the company formally admits to putting real models' heads on computer-generated bodies to sell swimwear, critics are lashing out at this marketing tactic of the company. Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet discovered the fact that H&M's e-commerce site features these cyborg images of women, who are part real and part engineered, and the…Continue
CHICAGO — Time had taken its toll on the nearly 147-year-old document, its surface creased and buckled, its inscriptions faded and an edge yellowed by old adhesive.
But the rare copy of the 13th Amendment that ended slavery, signed by President Lincoln and lawmakers who voted for it, still was beautiful to James Cornelius and Russ Maki when they pulled it…Continue
GENEVA (AP) — Gold mined by children living in poverty in Mali is making its way into the international supply chain where it has been purchased mainly by trading houses in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday.
The supply chain from artisanal mines in Mali to gold-buying companies was first traced by…Continue
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BOSTON-Nine students were expelled from Dean College in Massachusetts after a video was posted on the WorldStarHipHop.com of one student brutally beating another over what he believed were stolen sneakers.
In the video one students confronts another than repeatedly punches him and then takes his sneakers while his friends laugh and record the…Continue
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Last season, Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant met in the postseason. By next June, if they're on the same team, the rest of the league should be afraid. (AP Photo)We interrupt the latest attempt to idiot-proof the NBA rules to bring you breaking news from the land of the deservedly-rich:
The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly are trying to score not Chris Paul or Dwight…Continue
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CUBAN PRESIDENT Raul Castro is expected to arrive in this country tomorrow to attend the Fourth Cuba-Caricom Summit which takes place at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) on Thursday.
Senior government officials told Newsday Castro is due to arrive at Piarco International Airport tomorrow at 10 am. A Cuba-Caricom foreign…Continue
They called people “animals” and “savages.” One comment said, “Drop a bomb and wipe them all out.”
Hearing New York police officers speak…Continue
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Tuesday December 6, 2011 - Thousands of regional travelers could be left stranded due to an apparent sick-out by pilots at regional carrier…Continue
Nov 28, 2011 5:18 PM EST
On a cold, gray morning last weekend, a group of about 30 relatives and…
Dennis Walton, outreach director at the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative, said he feels he was the victim of racial profiling in a 2009 incident when he was stopped by police on the south side.Continue
DETROIT (AP) — Stepping gingerly among mounds of discarded tires, piles of soggy clothing and nail-pierced wood boards, Makibla Gideon’s head swept from side to side in search of a purple toddler’s jacket or pink shirt – any remnant that could have been worn by a 2-year-old Detroit girl whose father claims was taken during carjacking.
“You have to put all that aside when it comes to a precious little…Continue