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Women sues NYPD for repeatedly trying to arrest her dead husband August 30, 2015

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Originally posted on theGrio:

After years of frustration, a Brooklyn woman has settled a lawsuit with New York City for $10,000.

Karen Fennell says NYPD officers repeatedly came to her Bushwhack home looking to arrest her husband James Jordan Sr., despite the fact that he died in 2006.

Fennell told the New York Post she was so fed up with the harassment – which included ransacking her home – that she decided to tape her husband’s death certificate on her front door.

Jordan Sr., died from diabetes at age 46, and was last arrested in 1996 for turnstile-jumping. Fennell and her son claim they repeatedly told the officers he had passed, even as they flipped over the furniture in the house looking for him.

However, law enforcement continued to show up to the apartment; four times in 2014 alone.

“I can’t hide anyone in my apartment. It’s not big enough for that. But they keep coming and insisting that he’s in…

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Express Yourself August 29, 2015

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A&E casts new Kunta Kinte in Roots remake  August 28, 2015

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Originally posted on theGrio:

When a Roots remake was announced earlier in the year, many wondered who would play the iconic role of Kunta Kinte – now Deadline has finally put speculation to rest.

According to the film site, it’s been confirmed that British actor Malachi Kirby has been cast as Kunta Kinte in A&E Networks’ adaptation.

The updated TV mini-series will follow the lives of Kunta Kinte and his descendants after he is captured from his homeland Gambia and sold into slavery in America. LeVar Burton who famously played the lead role in the 1977 broadcast, is now producing the Alex Haley remake with Will Packer.

(Twitter) (Malachi Kirby/Twitter)

“My career began with Roots, and I am proud to be a part of this new adaptation,” said Burton. “There is a huge audience of contemporary young Americans who do not know the story of Roots or its importance. I believe now is the right time to tell this story so that we can all…

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(Quote) – Maya Angelou

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How Emmett Till’s Murder Changed the World

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Originally posted on TIME:

In 1955, when 14-year-old Emmett Till traveled from his home in Chicago to stay with a great-uncle in Tallahatchie County, Miss., his mother was nervous. Though the world was changing — the Brown v. Board of Education decision had come the year before — the Deep South was still a dangerous place to be black. Till’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, who had grown up in the rural county (a “snake-infested swamp,” as TIME described it that year), warned him of the risks. She told him “to be very careful… to humble himself to the extent of getting down on his knees,” per TIME.

“Living in Chicago,” she explained at the trial of his murderers, “he didn’t know.”

The teenager was abducted at gunpoint from his great-uncle’s home on this day, Aug. 28, 60 years ago, by two white men who accused him of having whistled at a white woman in…

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School labels Wonder Woman lunch box too violent August 27, 2015

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Wow. Just ridiculous


F&ck It. August 26, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 8:15 pm

Originally posted on Baked Goods and Excuses:

Not a very lady like title is it? Well I’m not feeling very lady like. Actually, generally speaking ‘lady like’ is not a term I identify with and I don’t know that I’ve ever been or ever will be described as such.

I digress.

Why the vehemence? The vulgarity? The foul language?

I’m hungry.

I’m hungry right now because it’s the end of the day and nearing dinner and as we all know I’m on a journey to become the best version of myself that I can be (if you just threw up in your mouth a little it’s okay, I would too but my stomach has zero contents).

I have been largely positive about this experience because it has done largely positive things for me. Only positive things to be honest.

However, I miss junk food. I miss carbs. I still eat carbs but they are of the “sprouted”…

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BuzzFeed Video: “When You’re Better At Being Single” August 23, 2015

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M-I-C … K-E-Y

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State of the “Union” August 22, 2015






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