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Pastor refused to bury 93-year-old because she didn’t pay tithes while in coma November 27, 2014

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Originally posted on theGrio:

Olivia Blair, a 93-year-old Houston woman who recently passed away after months in a coma, was refused burial by a local pastor because she hadn’t attended church while sick or paid recent tithes.

Barbara Day, the woman’s daughter, indicates that pastor Walter F. Houston would not grant her mother burial at Fourth Missionary Baptist Church despite Blair being a church member for 50 years.

Day says the reason her mother did not pay dues or attend church during the past two years was because she was sick, explaining that, “For the last two years, my mother has been in either a nursing home or she’s been in a hospital. And the last few months, she was in a coma!”

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She also lamented that the church only cared about “money,” saying that even retail stores were more respectful of customers and that she didn’t “understand why we’ve become so commercialized…

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Marissa Alexander agrees to plea deal, will be released in January November 24, 2014

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Originally posted on theGrio:

In January of next year, Marissa Alexander will be a free woman.

Monday, Alexander reportedly reached a plea deal, which means she no longer faces the threat of a second trial nor the possibility of serving a 60-year-sentence if convicted of three counts of aggravated assault.

TheGrio | Can women stand their ground? (OPINION)

Under the terms of the plea deal, Alexander agreed to plead guilty to the three charges against her and serve three years in prison. Except “three years” will actually only be 65 days.  Florida Times-Union reporter Larry Hannan has the details:

Alexander has already served 1,030 days in jail for firing what she described as a “warning shot” against her husband Rico Gray back in 2010. Alexander claimed…

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unplugged #12… November 23, 2014

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Originally posted on Read Between the Minds:

unplugged

the solution
for war
the ability
to love

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Former Bill Cosby fixer: I paid off women for him

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Originally posted on theGrio:

Back at the height of The Cosby Show’s success Frank Scotti was Bill Cosby’s fixer. Scotti told the NY Daily News that he would do anything that the comedian needed, including standing guard of his dressing room when Cosby had one-on-one time with young models. And when Cosby needed to pay off his young female acquaintances, he would leave it to Scotti to disburse the funds.

“He had everybody fooled,” said Scotti in an exclusive interview with the Daily News. “Nobody suspected.”

The 90-year-old says he coming forward now because he feels “sorry for the women.” Scotti was a facilities manager at the Brooklyn studios where The Cosby Show taped.

Scotti saved all the money orders from that time period, which supports his story. “I did a lot of crazy things for him,” recalled Scotti. “He was covering himself by having my name on it. It was a coverup. I realized…

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Marion Barry dead at 78

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Originally posted on theGrio:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night in a downtown Washington hotel room and the grainy video that showed him lighting a crack pipe in the company of a much-younger woman. When FBI agents burst in, he referred to her with an expletive. She “set me up,” Barry said.

Barry died Sunday at 78. His family said in statement that Barry died shortly after midnight at the United Medical Center, after having been released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday. No cause of death was given, but his spokeswoman LaToya Foster said he collapsed outside his home.

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Missouri teens wear blackface during powder-puff game November 21, 2014

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A group of Missouri high school seniors wore blackface during their annual powder-puff game.

The school’s principal, Jennifer Schmidt, told the Riverfront Times that there was “nothing racial” about the incident.

After seeing the twelve Sullivan High School girls enter the stadium wearing blackface, Schmidt said her first thought was, “Oh my gosh.”

And then I thought, ‘Oh, they don’t mean anything by it. Just let it go. No one thinks anything of it.’ I didn’t think anyone did. Evidently, someone did.

Reactions to the photos have been lighting up social media since they were posted on Facebook by someone in attendance.

Many pointed out the lack of racial sensitivity, especially considering Sullivan is under 75 miles from Ferguson, where unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, sparking protests nationwide.

theGrio: A brief history of blackface

Schmidt told RFT that it is common for the older girls to wear face paint…

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Gay wing in LA County jail becomes the hot spot for inmates November 20, 2014

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jerzygirl45:

I think it’s great that they can feel safer, even in a prison environment

Originally posted on theGrio:

LA Weekly went inside the gay wing of a Los Angeles County jail and found out it is actually safer and more relaxed than the straight wing.

The K6G wing, founded in 1985 following an ALCU lawsuit that claimed gay inmates faced higher rates of violence, houses 400 gay and transgender inmates. Inmates there say violence is low and limited to relationship issues and that an environment of family and community pervades.

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“You’re allowed to be with whomever you want to, talk to whomever you want and do whatever you want to, basically, as long as you do it in a respectable way,” said 47-year-old Dave Williams, who goes by Yah Yah. “For some people, this is their home because a lot of their families have disowned them and shunned them, so we’re their family.”

K6G inmates sleep in large rooms with bunk beds and liven up their lives…

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IN PHOTOS: Incredible images as historic snowstorm blankets upstate New York November 19, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 1:24 pm

jerzygirl45:

Holy crap!

Originally posted on Global News:

TORONTO – A storm of epic proportions has blanketed much of upstate New York, trapping people in their homes and vehicles as more than six feet of snow fell in 48 hours.

And it’s not over yet.

The band of snow shifted slightly into Buffalo’s northern suburbs Wednesday morning, but forecasters warn a second bout of lake-effect snow will move into the region and could dump another two feet by Thursday.

As residents of the Buffalo area hunkered down, many took to social media to share photos of winter’s wrath.

Here’s a look:

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American Indians reclaim Thanksgiving with food traditions

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Originally posted on Rick Kupchella's - BringMeTheNews.com:

The typical American Thanksgiving fare owes a great deal to American Indians. In fact, food consumed on a daily basis can trace its literal roots to what was cultivated in the pre-Colonial era.

A book published this week by the Minnesota Historical Society Press details the influence of American Indian culture on contemporary diets. “Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest” was written by Minnesota poet Heid Erdrich. MinnPost said the book includes recipes that are “intriguing, accessible and downright delicious,” with the bounty of harvests beyond Minnesota. They include indigenous staples like wild rice, game, foraged plants, nuts and berries.

In a recent interview on MPR, Erdrich said while she’s not a chef or even an experienced cook, she grew up sharing foods of the harvest. While there has been controversy over Thanksgiving’s origins, she regards it as a celebration of her community’s staples.

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STYLE QUIZ November 18, 2014

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Fashionable thumbhole sweater ….?

 

 

SWEATER (1)

 

 

 

 

…. or dregs from the bottom of
my dresser drawer?

 

SWEATER (2)

 

 

 

 

If you said “dregs”, you’d be right!

 

 

 

THUMBS UP

 

 

 

 

But it’s reeeeeeeally comfy, though.

 

COMFY (1)

   
   

 

 
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