Police say man shoots himself in back seat of police cruiser…???

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Police say man shoots himself in back seat of police cruiser…???

Police say man shoots himself in back seat of police cruiser…???

The claim by the Jonesboro Police Department is that a man who they searched, handcuffed double-locked, and put into the rear seat of a police cruiser somehow shot himself in thehead, a scenario in which the man’s mother states is really a cover-up by the police for the murder of her son..

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When officers discovered that Chavis Carter was allegedly in possession of illegal drugs, they searched his person just before placing him under arrest, handcuffing him, and putting him in the back seat of a police cruiser. The handcuffs were double-locked, hence making the handcuffs exceptionally difficult to pick the lock..

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Law enforcement then proclaim they heard a “thumping noise” before turning around and noticing that Carter was slumped over on the back seat and was shot in the head.

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The investigation remains ongoing, nevertheless they believe Carter, somehow was able to utilize a gun which was un-noticed throughout the search procedure and shot himself in the head.

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“I think they killed him, my son wasn’t suicidal,” said the man’s …read more      

Ben Carson Says He Wants More Private Sector Partners For HUD

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Wednesday he expects to release a policy agenda within the next few months that delivers “bang for the buck,” partly by encouraging more private-sector collaboration.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Carson said he expects to advance public-private partnerships, extending low-income housing tax credits and providing more opportunities for public-housing residents to get jobs at the buildings where they live.

“The biggest tools are the partnerships — public, private, nonprofit and faith community partnerships — which allow us to leverage those federal dollars, anywhere from 2, 3, 4, 5 to 20-to-1,” Carson said.

He said businesses with a financial stake in such projects are motivated to maintain the surrounding infrastructure.

“And if they’re maintaining it, we don’t have to — and then we can spend more time and effort dealing with the things that really need to be dealt with,” he said.

Carson has been traveling the country gathering input from agency field staff, local leaders and residents of public housing developments.

His three-day visit to Ohio, the tour’s fourth stop, included visits to developments in both urban and rural areas.

Carson declined to comment during a later news conference on the tax plan …read more      

Survey: Millennials Are Surprisingly Traditional When it Comes To This

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Recognized as the most digital savvy generation in U.S. history, millennials are well known for buying everything, from smartphones to clothing, online or with mobile apps.
Yet, when it comes to purchasing a house—the biggest investment most consumers ever make—millennials are not completely clicking on the internet or apps for a helping hand.

A new survey by CentSai, a New York-based financial wellness community, shows that millennials heavily favor using traditional lenders and real estate agents over their online counterparts to help them become homeowners. CentSai‘s findings are based on an the analysis of 2,050 Americans, ages 18 to 34.

Going Offline to Buy a Home

Some 71% of millennials said they would choose a local mortgage lender to get home financing. That is contrary to Fannie Mae’s 2015 National Housing Survey, which shows that 69% of all homebuyers would apply for an online mortgage, according to CentSai. Also, CentSai‘s research indicates that 75% of millennials say they would use a local real estate agent to find a house to buy.

“The revelations are intriguing for many reasons,” says Doria Lavagnino, CentSai‘s co-founder and president. She claims that millennials make a lot of purchases online, and do most of their social interaction on …read more      

[RECAP] Underground Season 2, Episode 8 “Auld Acquaintance’

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As Underground winds down to its conclusion this season, we have another episode to check out. Every week has been yet more suspense about the fate of the Macon 7 – or what’s left of them. This has been a pretty tough season for Cato, Rosalee and Ernestine, but hey, slavery is a pretty damn tough life for those who believe in liberty.

Check out the recap of ‘Auld Acquaintance’ HERE.


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Survey: Millennials Are Surprisingly Traditional When it Comes To This

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Recognized as the most digital savvy generation in U.S. history, millennials are well known for buying everything, from smartphones to clothing, online or with mobile apps.
Yet, when it comes to purchasing a house—the biggest investment most consumers ever make—millennials are not completely clicking on the internet or apps for a helping hand.

A new survey by CentSai, a New York-based financial wellness community, shows that millennials heavily favor using traditional lenders and real estate agents over their online counterparts to help them become homeowners. CentSai‘s findings are based on an the analysis of 2,050 Americans, ages 18 to 34.

Going Offline to Buy a Home

Some 71% of millennials said they would choose a local mortgage lender to get home financing. That is contrary to Fannie Mae’s 2015 National Housing Survey, which shows that 69% of all homebuyers would apply for an online mortgage, according to CentSai. Also, CentSai‘s research indicates that 75% of millennials say they would use a local real estate agent to find a house to buy.

“The revelations are intriguing for many reasons,” says Doria Lavagnino, CentSai‘s co-founder and president. She claims that millennials make a lot of purchases online, and do most of their social interaction …read more      

Looking for roe, buy caviar with a 4-week shelf life from Italia

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Looking for roe, buy caviar with a 4-week shelf life from Italia

by akseez

Looking for roe, buy caviar with a 4-week shelf life from Italia

Buy Caviar Online or Catch-up Tips to Bait Russian, Black, Sturgeons

Acipenseridae fishes are classified under 26 different species and Sturgeon are found across the different continents in streams, rivers, lakes, North American coasts. The fish is as long as 18 feet long and this larger fish harvests meat and roe. The roe product is later turned into caviar and specialty shops throughout the world. Sturgeon feeds on snails, crayfish, shrimp, worms, and aquatic insects. However, the caviar has become most delicious serve on the plates among the riches and the commercialization has created a great space for the commoners to enjoy the caviar spread over the dishes. And, you can buy Osetra caviar online to your delight.

Many online portal companies that are in the businesses of the Caviar and gourmet provide fresh and frozen roe at an affordable price to all. Buy Russian Caviar online which is a bred in the Russian waters. To have a good taste of the roe, buy black caviar online which is usually available in …read more      

Serena Williams Says Pregnancy Annoucement Was An Accident

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Serena Williams revealed Tuesday that she never meant to send the Snapchat of her baby bump to all of her followers, effectively announcing her pregnancy.

“Well, actually it was an accident,” said the pregnant tennis champ to Gayle King at Tuesday’s 2017 Ted Talks conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

“I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing where I’ve been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I’m going,” said Williams, 35. “I didn’t tell a lot of people, to be quite honest, and I’d been saving it. On social media, you press the wrong button and… Thirty minutes later I missed four calls and I’m like, ‘That’s weird.’ But it was a good moment. I was only going to wait five or six more days [to share].”

Hours after news of her pregnancy hit the streets, Williams’ rep confirmed to People that she and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, will welcome their first child in the fall. “I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall,” the rep shared.

Williams also revealed that she found out about <a target="_blank" …read more      

Looking for roe, buy caviar with a 4-week shelf life from Italia

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Looking for roe, buy caviar with a 4-week shelf life from Italia

by akseez

Looking for roe, buy caviar with a 4-week shelf life from Italia

Buy Caviar Online or Catch-up Tips to Bait Russian, Black, Sturgeons

Acipenseridae fishes are classified under 26 different species and Sturgeon are found across the different continents in streams, rivers, lakes, North American coasts. The fish is as long as 18 feet long and this larger fish harvests meat and roe. The roe product is later turned into caviar and specialty shops throughout the world. Sturgeon feeds on snails, crayfish, shrimp, worms, and aquatic insects. However, the caviar has become most delicious serve on the plates among the riches and the commercialization has created a great space for the commoners to enjoy the caviar spread over the dishes. And, you can buy Osetra caviar online to your delight.

Many online portal companies that are in the businesses of the Caviar and gourmet provide fresh and frozen roe at an affordable price to all. Buy Russian Caviar online which is a bred in the Russian waters. To have a good taste of the roe, buy black caviar online which is usually …read more      

John Legend Says Exactly What He Thinks About Trump At ‘Time 100’ Gala

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John Legend will drag your name all across the red carpet if he feels you’re a President not doing your job right. The singer, who has not been shy about taking shots at Donald Trump, positively ethered 45 during the Time 100 gala, saying out loud what the rest of us have been thinking.

Before Legend’s performance at the gala honoring impactful figures, the singer hit the red carpet and responded to a question about President Trump.

“I think he’s a terrible president,” he said without hesitation. He continued, “He’s manifestly unqualified, not curious, not good at legislating or doing anything that his job requires. He doesn’t have any depth about any subject. And he’s also using the office of the presidency as a way to make money for himself for his businesses, so he’s corrupt. I can’t say anything nice about the guy, I think he’s one of the worst people I’ve ever encountered in public life.” You can watch his commentary for yourself below.

“I think he’s a terrible president – he’s manifestly unqualified” – @johnlegend on Donald Trump at #Time100 pic.twitter.com/hUa59VQVQy

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House lawmakers resist giving some ex-felons voting rights – WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE – Louisiana lawmakers have voiced their opposition to restoring voting rights of more than 70,000 ex-felons who are on probation or parole. A House committee Wednesday rejected one such proposal and convinced a lawmaker to delay …
House lawmakers not keen to restore vote to some ex-felonsKATC Lafayette News
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Black Owned Businesses Are On The Rise

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Black Owned Businesses Are On The Rise

Black Owned Businesses Are On The Rise

Black Owned business are on the rise.

The U.S. Census Bureau says blacks owned nearly 2 million businesses in 2007, the year of the last survey of minority business owners. That was up more than 60 percent from the previous survey of minority business owners in 2002. The jump was more than triple the growth rate for all U.S. businesses, and the highest rate of increase of any minority business.

Marc Morial is the head of minority run civil rights group the National Urban League, which works to empower historically underserved minority communities. Discussing the data in a conference call Tuesday, he said federal, state and local policy makers should look to this growth in black-owned companies when planning how to help American communities emerge from the recession.

“The fact that there’s an increase in business ownership, [and] increasing interest in entrepreneurship means that by focusing attention on helping black-owned businesses to grow, you can create jobs and economic growth in your communities,” Morial said.

The survey defines black-owned businesses as firms in which blacks own 51 percent or more of the stock or equity.

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Marshawn Lynch Decides Being A Raider Is Better Than Retirement

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement after agreeing on a two-year deal with the Raiders that paved the way for a trade to his hometown team in Oakland.

Lynch passed a physical Wednesday and agreed to a restructured two-year contract. Those were the final steps needed before Seattle could trade his rights along with a 2018 sixth-round pick to the Raiders for a 2018 fifth-rounder.

NFL Network said Lynch would get a $3 million base deal this season, with a chance to make an additional $2 million if he rushes for at least 1,000 yards.

Lynch had been slated to make $9 million this season if he came out of retirement. With Seattle unwilling to pay that amount and Lynch only wanting to play for the Raiders, finalizing a trade was simple once Oakland was able to re-do Lynch’s contract.

Lynch also must apply to the NFL for reinstatement from the retired list before he can play with the Raiders.

Lynch retired following the 2015 season but decided he wanted to come back and play with his hometown team. The Raiders met with him early this month to gauge his interest and wanted to get a deal done before …read more

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement after agreeing on a two-year deal with the Raiders that paved the way for a trade to his hometown team in Oakland.

Lynch passed a physical Wednesday and agreed to a restructured two-year contract. Those were the final steps needed before Seattle could trade his rights along with a 2018 sixth-round pick to the Raiders for a 2018 fifth-rounder.

NFL Network said Lynch would get a $3 million base deal this season, with a chance to make an additional $2 million if he rushes for at least 1,000 yards.

Lynch had been slated to make $9 million this season if he came out of retirement. With Seattle unwilling to pay that amount and Lynch only wanting to play for the Raiders, finalizing a trade was simple once Oakland was able to re-do Lynch’s contract.

Lynch also must apply to the NFL for reinstatement from the retired list before he can play with the Raiders.

Lynch retired following the 2015 season but decided he wanted to come back and play with his hometown team. The Raiders met with him early this month to gauge his interest and wanted to get a deal done …read more      

Black Owned Businesses Are On The Rise

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Black Owned Businesses Are On The Rise

Black Owned Businesses Are On The Rise

Black Owned business are on the rise.

The U.S. Census Bureau says blacks owned nearly 2 million businesses in 2007, the year of the last survey of minority business owners. That was up more than 60 percent from the previous survey of minority business owners in 2002. The jump was more than triple the growth rate for all U.S. businesses, and the highest rate of increase of any minority business.

Marc Morial is the head of minority run civil rights group the National Urban League, which works to empower historically underserved minority communities. Discussing the data in a conference call Tuesday, he said federal, state and local policy makers should look to this growth in black-owned companies when planning how to help American communities emerge from the recession.

“The fact that there’s an increase in business ownership, [and] increasing interest in entrepreneurship means that by focusing attention on helping black-owned businesses to grow, you can create jobs and economic growth in your communities,” Morial said.

The survey defines black-owned businesses as firms in which blacks own 51 percent or more of the stock or …read more      

What is a Hate Crime

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What is a Hate Crime

by dbking

What is a Hate Crime

Our society is truly a melting pot of various people with different ideas, religions, cultures, races and many unique attributes that makes for a very dynamic society. Some believe that this very diversity is what makes the U.S. great, some believe the opposite. What is true is that this diversity creates many challenges and often great conflict. As result over time laws have been enacted to discourage unreasonable behaviors. California has enacted not only anti discrimination laws, but also hate crime laws. Other others states have done likewise.

During the last few years there has also been a very strong anti immigrant sentiment that often leads to not only discrimination against individuals because of their perceived ethnicity or nationality, but often the strong anti-immigrant sentiment leads to crimes perpetrated against these individuals. These types of crimes are considered to be of a greater magnitude and the punishment is much more severe than punishment for other crimes. Essentially a crime becomes more severe when the victim is a member of …read more      

Trump Signs Executive Order To Reduce Federal Involvement In Schools

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that aims to reduce the federal government’s role in K-12 education.

Trump is giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos just short of a year — 300 days — to identify areas where Washington has overstepped its legal authority in education, and modify and repeal regulations and guidance from her department, if necessary. A report will be returned to the White House and eventually made public, officials said.

Trump complained that the government over the years has forced states and schools to comply with “federal whims.” He said the order will help restore local control over education.

“We know that local communities do it best and know it best,” Trump said, surrounded by governors, members of Congress and teachers. “The time has come to empower parents and teachers to make the decisions that help their students achieve success.”

Republicans have long chafed at federal government involvement in education, asserting that states and local governments, school boards and parents are best positioned to decide what students learn. Antipathy toward the Education Department ramped up under Trump’s predecessor, President Barack Obama, who offered states billions of dollars of federal money to help improve their schools …read more      

Dem challenging Mia Love could lead to a first — two black women…

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Washington a A Canyon Rim political newcomer has filed to seek the Democratic nomination to take on Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, arguing the incumbent has turned her back on the needs of her district and shied away from talking to her constituents. The entrance of Darlene McDonald, 49, to the race could set up a general election between two black women in a district where less than 2 percent of residents are African American.

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Baltimore’s 2017 Murder Rate Surpasses 100 Before End Of April

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Baltimore officials recorded the 101st homicide this year on Monday, marking the first time since 1998 that the city reached that grim milestone before the end of April, ABC News reports.

The 2017 murder rate is 34 percent higher than the same time last year, according the Baltimore Sun.

“We have to engage this community or it’s going to continue to be a bloodbath, the Rev. Donte Hickman, pastor of the Southern Baptist Church, told the Sun.

A surge of violence began after the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in police custody, which sparked riots in the city.

“We’re continuing to do everything we can to impact that number so it doesn’t continue to grow,” a Baltimore Police Department spokesman told The Sun.

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What is a Hate Crime

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Hate Crime

What is a Hate Crime

by dbking

What is a Hate Crime

Our society is truly a melting pot of various people with different ideas, religions, cultures, races and many unique attributes that makes for a very dynamic society. Some believe that this very diversity is what makes the U.S. great, some believe the opposite. What is true is that this diversity creates many challenges and often great conflict. As result over time laws have been enacted to discourage unreasonable behaviors. California has enacted not only anti discrimination laws, but also hate crime laws. Other others states have done likewise.

During the last few years there has also been a very strong anti immigrant sentiment that often leads to not only discrimination against individuals because of their perceived ethnicity or nationality, but often the strong anti-immigrant sentiment leads to crimes perpetrated against these individuals. These types of crimes are considered to be of a greater magnitude and the punishment is much more severe than punishment for other crimes. Essentially a crime becomes more severe when the victim is a member of protected class. …read more