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7 Killed in New York as SUV plunged 60 feet landing upside down in the Bronx Zoo area

Seven people, including three children, died Sunday when their SUV flipped over a guardrail and plunged up to 60 feet to the ground, landing upside down in an area of the Bronx Zoo that is closed to the public, officials said.

All the victims were inside the vehicle, a New York police spokesman said. The crash occurred near the Bronx River Parkway and East 180th Street.

“The vehicle hit the median and went across all lanes of traffic in the opposite direction,” the spokesman said. He described the drop from the ramp as “substantial.”

The victims include an elderly couple; two other women, including a 45-year-old driver; and three girls, ages 15, 5 and 3, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said. It was not immediately clear how they were related to one another.

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April 30, 2012 Posted by | Late Breaking News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Life Lessons: Comes The Dawn


Comes The Dawn
by
Veronica Shoffstall

After a while you learn the
Subtle difference
Between holding a hand and
Chaining a soul
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security
And you begin to learn that
Kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child
And you learn to build all your roads on
Today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too
Uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling
Down in mid-flight
After a while you learn that even
Sunshine burns
If you get too much
So you plant your own garden
And decorate your own soil
Instead of waiting for someone to
Bring you flowers
And you learn that you really can endure
That you really are strong
And you learn and learn
With every goodbye you learn.

April 29, 2012 Posted by | Life Lessons | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

World Peace on the outside: Internal Turmoil on the inside

Metta World Peace, what a name to live up too with such turmoil raging inside! It’s not everyday that you get to witness such rage on national television.

Too actually witness World Peace aka Ron Artest pull his elbow back as far as he could and then with all the force he could muster, aim his now strengthen elbow into the side of James Harden’s face, ear and neck is surreal.

If you watched the actual point of contact between World Peace aka Ron Artest elbow to Harden’s face and neck area, you could clearly see Harden’s neck snap from the trauma.

Too purposely pull your elbow back and swing it into the side of your rival’s ear and neck area without probable cause leaves you mentally and emotionally speechless. Then, you become angry at the flagrant disregard for the life and health of another human being.

James Harden took a blow to the side of his head that very well could have ended his career. Because Harden didn’t see the blow coming, he didn’t have time to brace himself.

However, as a result of World Peace/Turmoil absolute flagrant foul on Harden, NBA Commissioner David Stern suspended World Peace/Turmoil for seven games Tuesday.

This is not the first time that Peace has found himself on the wrong side of the rules of the game but it should be his last.

When is enough, enough? After World Peace/Turmoil aka Ron Artest accidentally kills someone? Buy World Peace out and send him on his way. World Peace/Turmoil is only dragging the name and the game down.

April 26, 2012 Posted by | Keeping It Real | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trayvon Martin Case is Full of Cover-up and Loaded with Deceit

George Zimmerman called Frank Taafe just before encountering Trayvon Martin for the second and fatal time to tell Taafe that he was following Martin and Taafe being the forever friend that he is went to assist Zimmerman with the take-down but Zimmerman was so trigger happy, by the time that Taafe arrived on the scene, Zimmerman had already fired the fatal shot that would eventually take Martin’s life.

It’s imperative to note, that when Taafe showed up on the scene, Martin was still alive, barely, but still alive. Martin succumbed to his wound after Taafe arrived at the scene but before Sanford Police arrived.

It is purported that the picture of Zimmerman’s wounded head was taken two minutes after Zimmerman shot and killed Martin. One thing is for sure is that the police had not arrived yet.

So who took the pictures of Zimmerman’s head that quickly, rather than render assistance to Zimmerman? Let me guess! Frank Taafe! And I wonder how that conversation went: wanna-be cop Zimmerman says to Taafe, “I just shot this dude in self-defense, take a picture of the back of my head for evidence.” Sure says Taafe, “hold still.” Really!

The investigator should meet Frank Taafe at the polygraph examiners office so that he can tell his story one more time and maybe this time, it will be almost the truth. There is no way that Taafe could show up on the scene that quickly unless he was contacted by Zimmerman prior to the fatal confrontation with Martin.

The public have been in an uproar for weeks over this case and conveniently just before bond hearing is scheduled to take place a picture of George Zimmerman’s blood soaked head magically appears out of no where. This picture certainly was not part of the evidence collected by Sanford Police on the night of the murder because they didn’t collect any evidence and exactly when did Sanford Police arrest George Zimmerman and take him to the station. It wasn’t that night because they didn’t arrest him.

By Sanford Chief Bill Lee own admission, he encountered Zimmerman in handcuffs but before he left the scene that night, he ordered the officers to take the handcuffs off of Zimmerman as Chief Lee ascertained that he would not be pressing charges against Zimmerman based on the fact that Zimmerman said that he shot and killed Martin in self defense and is exercising his” stand your ground rights.” So, tell me again! When was Zimmerman arrested?

Remember! Martin’s body was picked up and originally tagged at the morgue as a “John Doe.” Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee considered the case closed. It was Martin’s father that contacted the police department in search of his son and thus the nightmare began.

It would be interesting to read the report from the paramedics that treated George Zimmerman on the scene and exactly how it is worded in respect to Zimmerman’s wounded head and what if anything it said about finding Trayvon Martin’s dead body lying in the grass, face down.

April 24, 2012 Posted by | Eye on Justice | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Special Prosecutor Angela Corey Will Work Through the Details of The Trayvon Martin Case Using Her Expertise: No Need For A Grand Jury

Angela Corey, special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case made a decision today that she will not need “The Grand Jury” to make her determination.

However, she is still sorting through the details of the case and will let the public know her conclusion as soon as the investigation is complete.

“Again. Special Prosecutor Angela Corey determined that she will not need The Grand Jury!”

Tune in for the latest developments on the Trayvon Martin Case.

April 9, 2012 Posted by | Late Breaking News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Riva Tims: When It All Falls Apart

Riva Tims: When It All Falls Apart.

April 8, 2012 Posted by | Community News | , | Leave a comment

Renette Emile, 35, and mother of two: Fatally stabbed by her 16-year-old son, Kit Darrant

At first glance, you probably thought you read the title wrong, but unfortunately, the title is correct.

16-year-old Kit Darrant has confessed to at first choking his mother, Renette Emile, 35 and realizing that she wasn’t dead, went into the kitchen to retrieve a knife, then returning to her bedroom and subsequently stabbing her 14 times until she succumbed to her injuries.

This heinous crime was precipitated by an argument between Darrant and Emile over him staying out late on a school night. Just four days after the murder, Darrant invited a bunch of friends over to his apartment, where they apparently played music and partied until late at night; while his mother’s dead body was in the next room, authorities said.

In addition to his mother, Kit Darrant also shared the Northwest Miami-Dade apartment with his 3-year-old brother. His mother, Renette Emile, was found Wednesday night, nine days after police said Darrant attacked her in her bed, stabbing her 14 times.

“She was a good, hardworking mother,” said Emile’s sister, Rena Emile. The sisters were born in Haiti and came to this country when they were young. They have four brothers, three who still live in Haiti and the fourth lives in Miami.

Rena said the family grew up in Miami Shores, and Renette Emile graduated from Miami Edison Senior High School. At the time of her death, Renette Emile was going to nursing school and up until recently, was supporting her family by working as a security guard in her apartment complex, Jade Winds, located at 1720 NE 191st Street, in Miami-Dade.

Darrant, a student at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High, has not been in trouble with the law, other than a criminal trespass charge two years ago. School officials say, however, a crisis counseling team was assembled and would be available to go into each class that Darrant attended to “offer support.”

“He was very well known at school, very popular and active in school, clubs and played sports. It caught everyone by surprise.”

Said Eric Edelstein, the high school newspaper’s editor-in-chief.

This is the second high profile case involving a Krop student. Trayvon Martin, whose death made national headlines, was the first.

Rena Emile, Renette’s sister along with another family member, Jeanine Jolicoeur was making funeral plans on Friday and arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Rena said said she hasn’t been able to sleep or eat since she discovered that her sister had been killed and that she is still shaken by the gruesome turn of events.

“Only God knows the reason that Kit did something like this,” she said.

Renette Emile, dead at the age of 35, killed by her eldest son, Kit Darrant, 16, over an argument about him staying out late on a school night.

“Please pray for the family in their hour of need!”

April 8, 2012 Posted by | Community News | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Alice Bernstein interview with the late Rev. Addie L. Wyatt

The Rev. Addie L. Wyatt – – an advocate for workers rights and civil rights – –
died Wednesday at the age of 88 after a long illness, said her adminstrative aide.

Wyatt, who was the first female president of a local chapter of the United Packinghouse Workers of America, worked with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Improvement Association in Alabama and endured violent opposition during marches with King in Chicago in the 1960s.

April 6, 2012 Posted by | Gospel Truth | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trayvon Martin – Feel Stronger “Music Video” by J.Scar

Video Credit: J.Scar

April 6, 2012 Posted by | Eye on Justice | , , , , | Leave a comment

Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture by Anderson Cooper

Why are so many Caucasians afraid to just let their kids be kids and explore relationships as they develop? Why do so many teach and really put the fear of God in them too only be friends or associate with people whose skin color looks like theirs?

That would be okay, I suppose if you could find a place in all the United States that represent what they are trying to instill in the minds of innocence. But, that’s not reality and it’s not even close too what will be their kid’s reality as they mature into adults.

Could this be the reason that after there kids reach adulthood, the now racist grown child has problems living and integrating into society as you know it?

What about the kids that are the same color but from vey different parts of the world? It would be interesting to see what type of conversation that their racist [white or black] parents would have to say about that.

Fortunately, with various social media outlets and computers, the young minds are beginning to question the theory “of only associate with people that have the same skin color” hand down by their racist [white or black] parents and are beginning to challenge such negative and hateful notions and references to not just people of color but anyone who is inherently different from them.

As you see more and more bi-racial couples marry and have families, even in the midst of racial hatred, you have to believe that eventually you will see the common thread of humanism and not the threat of hatred that has been a part of America’s history since its inception.

My thoughts on racism are very simple:

“Racism is a learned behavior. Only people with inferiority complexes teach their children to hate and not associate with someone because of the color of their skin.”

Video Credit: youtube.com/CNN

April 6, 2012 Posted by | Life Lessons | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment