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Dallas School Police Officer Put on Administrative Leave After Breaking 12-Year-Old’s Clavicle

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A Texas school police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a video shows him picking up a sixth-grade and slamming her to the ground.

According to CBS DFW, a recently released video shared on social media shows 12-year-old Mariana Benton and another young girl fighting on the grounds of Piedmont G.L.O.B.A.L Academy School in Dallas. Not too soon after, an uniformed Dallas Independent School District officer tried to separate the two before he picked up Mariana and slammed her to the ground.

“The officer came and grabbed me and body slammed me,” Mariana told NBC. “He pepper sprayed me in the eyes and I couldn’t open my eyes because it was burning me.”

The young girl was also severely injured.

“Her clavicle is fractured,” Alma Valadez, Benton’s mother told the news station.

She added: “It makes me mad, angry. She’s 12 years old. She weighs 100 pounds. He should be fired.”

The school district placed the officer on administrative leave, but refused to release the officer’s name. However, school officials stressed that the officer’s actions did not appear to “represent the type of response we want our officers to display.”

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Movie Review: “Pain & Gain”

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Movie Review: “Pain & Gain”

Movie Review: “Pain & Gain”

Rating: R (bloody violence, crude sexual content, nudity, language throughout, and drug use)
Length: 129 minutes
Release Date: April 26, 2013
Directed by: Michael Bay
Genre: Action/Comedy/Crime

Stars: 3.5 out of 5

The latest offering from director Michael Bay (“Transformers,” “Armageddon”), “Pain & Gain” is not what viewers may be expecting. The action-comedy, based on an incredible true story, lacks the explosions and special effects Bay is typically known for, and its relatively low budget-a mere $ 26 million-lends it an unexpectedly gritty, independent feel.

The film features an all-star cast, with a particularly buff and tan Mark Wahlberg (“The Fighter”) taking the lead as bodybuilder and ex-convict Daniel Lugo, a man who dreams of improving his life without having to put in the education, hard work, or sacrifice typically required for such an endeavor. A motivational speech from Johnny Wu, played by delightful character actor Ken Jeong (“The Hangover”) inspires Lugo to take charge of his destiny and start making things happen. He starts in his own gym, by recruiting fellow employees Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”) and Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie, “The Hurt …read more      

Movie Review: “Pain & Gain”

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Movie Review: “Pain & Gain”

Movie Review: “Pain & Gain”

Rating: R (bloody violence, crude sexual content, nudity, language throughout, and drug use)
Length: 129 minutes
Release Date: April 26, 2013
Directed by: Michael Bay
Genre: Action/Comedy/Crime

Stars: 3.5 out of 5

The latest offering from director Michael Bay (“Transformers,” “Armageddon”), “Pain & Gain” is not what viewers may be expecting. The action-comedy, based on an incredible true story, lacks the explosions and special effects Bay is typically known for, and its relatively low budget-a mere $ 26 million-lends it an unexpectedly gritty, independent feel.

The film features an all-star cast, with a particularly buff and tan Mark Wahlberg (“The Fighter”) taking the lead as bodybuilder and ex-convict Daniel Lugo, a man who dreams of improving his life without having to put in the education, hard work, or sacrifice typically required for such an endeavor. A motivational speech from Johnny Wu, played by delightful character actor Ken Jeong (“The Hangover”) inspires Lugo to take charge of his destiny and start making things happen. He starts in his own gym, by recruiting fellow employees Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”) and Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie, …read more      

The 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit Daily: Day 2

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2017 Entrepreneurs Summit The Elevator Pitch Competition at the 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit

Day two of the Black Enterprise 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit was packed with black star power, enlightening panels, and multiple breakout sessions that empowered attendees with the tools and knowledge to take their businesses to the next level.

Hosted by Nationwide, the conference began with an inspiring message delivered by Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell. He also took a moment to praise Black Enterprise for being a premier brand of inspiration for black business owners.

.@PastorKirbyjon praises @BlackEnterprise as we kick off day 2 of #BESummit @AlfredEdmondJr @EarlButchGraves Watch live now! #Big #Bad #Bold pic.twitter.com/h8GW7jRCOE

— Black Enterprise (@blackenterprise) May 18, 2017

During one of the breakout sessions, Black Enterprise Silicon Valley Tech Editor Sequoia Blodgett moderated a panel discussion on raising capital for your business in the tech space. The panelists, Jason Towns, CEO and managing director of Groundwork Ventures and Tye and Courtney Caldwell, the co-founders of ShearShare, shared tips on how entrepreneurs can …read more      

Black leaders to Tulsa: Act on pledges of racial harmony – ABC News

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Black leaders to Tulsa: Act on pledges of racial harmony
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Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, left, listens as Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan speaks during a press conference, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla., about the not guilty verdict in Tulsa police office Betty Jo Shelby’s manslaughter trial. A jury on
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ESPN Broadcasting World Cup 2010

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ESPN Broadcasting World Cup 2010

ESPN Broadcasting World Cup 2010

The ESPN is providing useful coverage of a confederation cup. The ESPN has announced many other details related to its coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2010. The 2010 FIFA World Cup was started on eleventh June and ends on eleventh July.

ESPN is presenting the entire 2010 World Cup coverage from the sites of South Africa. There are more than sixty five hours of coverage that will be presented by ESPN. The host for the studio may be Bob Ley, Chris Fowler or Mike Trico. The show of the world cup may be at night (for few countries). The discussion of games will be of thirty minutes on ESPN channel, before the game starts. The ESPN are providing the pre-match, half time and post-match shows as well.

One of the impressive commitment of the ESPN is it provides all the coverage from South Africa. The channel is not relying on the coverage from a studio in Bristol, Connecticut. It happens for the first time in the history that the entire coverage of the world cup is coming from the on site location …read more      

ESPN Broadcasting World Cup 2010

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ESPN Broadcasting World Cup 2010

ESPN Broadcasting World Cup 2010

The ESPN is providing useful coverage of a confederation cup. The ESPN has announced many other details related to its coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2010. The 2010 FIFA World Cup was started on eleventh June and ends on eleventh July.

ESPN is presenting the entire 2010 World Cup coverage from the sites of South Africa. There are more than sixty five hours of coverage that will be presented by ESPN. The host for the studio may be Bob Ley, Chris Fowler or Mike Trico. The show of the world cup may be at night (for few countries). The discussion of games will be of thirty minutes on ESPN channel, before the game starts. The ESPN are providing the pre-match, half time and post-match shows as well.

One of the impressive commitment of the ESPN is it provides all the coverage from South Africa. The channel is not relying on the coverage from a studio in Bristol, Connecticut. It happens for the first time in the history that the entire coverage of the world cup is coming from the on site location of the …read more      

Find a Defense Lawyer That Has Experience In Your Type of Case

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Find a Defense Lawyer That Has Experience In Your Type of Case

Find a Defense Lawyer That Has Experience In Your Type of Case

A defense lawyer is a very different kind of lawyer than divorce lawyers or even personal injury lawyers. They must spend more time in and out of the court for their clients because they must defend you against the prosecution. This lawyer must use evidence that the prosecutor has that was used to charge you with the crime, along with all of the details surrounding the case to show without a reasonable doubt that you did not commit the crime. This takes a lot of time, knowledge and experience to do well, which is why your lawyer must have experience in your type of case.

A defense lawyer can technically defend you against anything. Misdemeanors, felonies and everything in between are covered by this type of lawyer. But when you look deeper, there are a lot of different crimes out there and each one are handled differently. There are DUI charges, murders, sex crimes, theft, arson and hundreds more. If your lawyer doesn’t have experience with one of these categories, they …read more      

Find a Defense Lawyer That Has Experience In Your Type of Case

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Find a Defense Lawyer That Has Experience In Your Type of Case

Find a Defense Lawyer That Has Experience In Your Type of Case

A defense lawyer is a very different kind of lawyer than divorce lawyers or even personal injury lawyers. They must spend more time in and out of the court for their clients because they must defend you against the prosecution. This lawyer must use evidence that the prosecutor has that was used to charge you with the crime, along with all of the details surrounding the case to show without a reasonable doubt that you did not commit the crime. This takes a lot of time, knowledge and experience to do well, which is why your lawyer must have experience in your type of case.

A defense lawyer can technically defend you against anything. Misdemeanors, felonies and everything in between are covered by this type of lawyer. But when you look deeper, there are a lot of different crimes out there and each one are handled differently. There are DUI charges, murders, sex crimes, theft, arson and hundreds more. If your lawyer doesn’t have experience with one of these …read more