A pastor of a church is raising eyebrows for his use of the n-word 30 times during his Sunday sermon.
The Rev. Jim Lee, the pastor of Renaissance Unity, said it was "by design."
"I knew it would get a reaction," Lee told The Detroit News on Monday.
Lee, an African-American, used the racial slur as he preached Sunday about loving one's neighbor, several worshippers said.
In one segment of the sermon, Lee refers to… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 30, 2009 at 10:57am —
If you think you have ever seen a child as dramatic as this one..I would love to meet him/her...This is a video of a little Jamaican girl, who is venting her frustration about her aunt..Her mannerisms and speech will have you laughing...she needs to be an actress when she grows up, because I truly found her to be… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 29, 2009 at 11:43am —
They sure know how to keep the family name in the spotlight! Just a day after sister Khloe tied the knot with L.A. Lakers player Lamar Odom, big sister Kim Kardashian officially reconciled with her NFL running back beau, Reggie Bush.
"They're totally back together for real," says a source close to the couple told People.com. "Kim and Reggie spent a few months apart getting their priorities together and figuring out who they were as individuals so… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 29, 2009 at 11:28am —
Amid beefed up security, students at Fenger High School went back to class Monday, but without one of their peers. Derrion Albert wasn't there after he was violently murdered in a melee Thursday that was caught on tape.
Four Chicago teenagers charged with murder Monday afternoon for the vicious beating death of the 16-year-old Fenger High School honors student. Police said they were searching for at least three more… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 29, 2009 at 11:01am —
A promoter for a Jamaican reggae star who sings about shooting gays in the head and setting them on fire finds it hard to understand why some gay groups are protesting the singer’s upcoming Miami concert.
Andrew Minott of Global Vybz Entertainment says that Buju Banton hasn’t even sung the song Boom Bye Bye in years, so homosexuals should not be complaining, according to The Miami Herald.
However, a Youtube video reveals that Buju… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 28, 2009 at 1:04pm —
Chicago police are still investigating the gang fight that erupted Thursday in Roseland that resulted in the death of 16-year-old Fenger High School student Derrion Albert.
Albert was killed in a melee near the school that police believe is a continuation of ongoing tensions between Fenger students that are members of rival gangs.
An amateur video of the brawl shows dozens of people punching, kicking and swinging wooden boards in the… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 28, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Shanovia Mack is used to getting what she wants, so when an older man said he wasn't interested in dating the teen, she decided it was payback time, the victim's family believe.
Now Mack, 16, faces murder charges in connection with the shooting death of 23-year-old Vladimir Valcourt, who was gunned down in front of his Palm Beach home two weeks ago.
Police had already arrested the man who pulled the trigger, Mack's brother, but were… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 27, 2009 at 7:17pm —
A 37-year-old woman was arrested Friday afternoon after a tow truck driver told officers that she had offered to sell her child in exchange for gas money, Melbourne police said.
Marcy Pappalardo faces a charge of child neglect in connection with the incident. Police are continuing their investigation and additional charges may be added.
Sgt. Michael Casey of the Melbourne Police Department said police received a 911 call at about 3… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 27, 2009 at 6:17pm —
WASHINGTON – Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way.
Obama says American kids spend too little time in school, putting them at a disadvantage with other students around the globe.
"Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas," the president said earlier this year. "Not with Malia and Sasha, not in my family, and probably… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 27, 2009 at 5:48pm —
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Legislators in Jamaica have approved a bill that makes possession, production and distribution of child pornography a specific crime.
Those found guilty could face up to 20 years in prison and nearly $6,000 in fines.
Suspects previously linked to child pornography would be prosecuted under charges such as carnal abuse.
Prime Minister Bruce Golding said in a statement released Wednesday that the government will aggressively pursue those who… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 27, 2009 at 1:32am —
The Bank of Jamaica says it will be issuing a high security $5,000 banknote on Thursday (September 24).
The note will be legal tender for all monetary transactions, and willcomplement the existing family of banknotes; namely $50, $100, $500 and$1,000.
The portrait of the late former Prime Minster of Jamaica, the Rt. Hon.Hugh Lawson Shearer, appears on the front of the note. The reversefeatures blossoms of the Frangipani and an aerial… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 25, 2009 at 2:16am —
JAKARTA (AFP) – An Indonesian woman has given birth to an 8.7-kilogramme (19.2-pound) baby boy, the heaviest newborn ever recorded in the country, a doctor said Wednesday.
The baby, who is still unnamed and is 62 centimetres (24.4 inches) long, was born by caesarean section Monday at a public hospital in North Sumatra province, a gynaecologist who took part in the operation told AFP.
"This heavy baby made the surgery really tough,… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 24, 2009 at 5:11pm —
With guns drawn and flashlights cutting through darkened rooms, Polk County undercover drug investigators stormed the home of convicted drug dealer Michael Difalco near Lakeland in March.
As investigators searched the home for drugs, some drug task force members found other ways to occupy their time. Within 20 minutes of entering Difalco's house, some of the investigators found a Wii video bowling game and began bowling frame after frame.
While some detectives hauled out… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 22, 2009 at 4:46pm —
Ian Allen A 'best of' collection CD for most artistes would be heralding the end of their career. In July when 'Extra Raw: The Best of Lady Saw' was released by VP Records, this is what many thought would have happened to the undisputed 'Queen of the Dancehall', Lady Saw.
However, for the deejay, born Marion Hall, as the door to the relationship with her long-time record label VP Records closes,another has opened, as she prepares for the release… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 20, 2009 at 11:00am —
LAS VEGAS (AP)—Floyd Mayweather Jr. has returned to the ring in a big way with an unanimous decision over the smaller, lighter Juan Manuel Marquez.
In his first fight back from retirement and a 21-month absence, Mayweather knocked down the undersized Marquez in the second round and then peppered him with countless damaging shots to remain unbeaten in 40 pro fights.
Marquez was a 130-pounder just 18 months ago, but the Mexican champion… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 20, 2009 at 1:23am —
A New Jersey boy accidentally dished out cocaine to his friends at day care - after his dad stashed the drugs in the child's coat pocket and told him it was candy, police said.
Shaheed Wright, 25, of East Orange, was arrested and four children were rushed to the hospital Friday after a teacher discovered the narcotics.
One child ingested the drug but was not made sick.
Wright allegedly put several baggies of cocaine inside… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 19, 2009 at 10:54pm —
WASHINGTON – The lodge room of the Naval Masonic Hall is a colorful and somewhat inscrutable sight for the nonmember, with its blue walls, Egyptian symbols, checkered floor in the center and high ceiling painted with gold stars.
Countless secrets supposedly have been shared in this and thousands of similar rooms around the world. Facts of life have been debated, honors bestowed, rituals enacted. You would need to belong to a lodge to learn what… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 15, 2009 at 2:28pm —
Kanye West used Jay Leno's prime-time debut Monday to offer another apology for ruining Taylor Swift's night at the MTV Video Music Awards and to say he's going to take some time off for reflection. West said he knew he was wrong the moment he handed the microphone back to Swift, when he was bathed in boos. He had interrupted Swift on Sunday night as she accepted a best female video award for "You Belong With Me," arguing that Beyonce's "Single Ladies… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 15, 2009 at 1:22am —
LOS ANGELES - Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into viewers' hearts with "Dirty Dancing" and then broke them with "Ghost," died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.
"Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. No other details were… Continue
Added by Englishchic on September 14, 2009 at 9:18pm —