In today’s top news, singer Frank Ocean revealed that his first love was a man, the judge in the Trayvon Martin case is expected to make a decision on George Zimmerman’s bond request today and President Obama hit the road via bus, making stops in key swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Singer Frank Ocean revealed that his first love was a man. [BET]
A decision on George Zimmerman’s request for bond is expected to be handed down today. [CBSNews]
President Obama has hit the road via bus and is making stops in key swing states. [The Hill]
Nearly 700,000 Americans across 11 states celebrated the 4th of July without electricity. [CNN]
Legend Bobby Womack is talking about making a comeback. [BET]
Asecond arrest warrant wasissued for That’s So Raven actor Orlando Brown. [BET]
A Nigerian entrepreneur has created a way to bring Nigerian films to the world. [CNN]
Nigerian president Goodluck Johnathan nominated the country’s first female Supreme Court chief justice. [AFP]
Childhood abuse has been linked to obesity in Black women. [L.A.Times]
Study shows U.S. apartment rent prices have reached their highest rate since 2007. [Reuters]
In today’s top news, George Zimmerman’s lawyers are expected to request his release from jail after his bond was revoked Friday, a deadly plane crash kills 163 in Nigeria and Nicki Minaj is boycotting the 2012 Hot 97 Summer Jam concert after a diss from a radio personality.
George Zimmerman’s lawyers are expected to request his release from jail after his bond was revoked Friday. [BET]
In today’s top news, Tyler Perry reaches out to the whistleblower Penn State abuse victim, Wyclef Jean is back in the spotlight over his charity’s spending and Occupy L.A. tries to flex its muscle against an evacuation deadline.
In today’s top news, a gang of thieving teens baffle police, Occupy protesters are running up high tabs across the country, Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky is in more trouble and Herman Cain thinks he’s got what it takes to grab Black votes.
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Occupy Oakland: Iraq vet critically injured by police projectile. [Mercury News]
Sally Adams, a 56-year old woman from Wisconsin and her adult son 35-year-old Ernest Claiborne are charged with reckless endangerment and false imprisonment for allegedly chaining a mentally-disabled woman to an exercise bench and confining a 2-year-old boy to a car seat.
To make matters worse, the chained individuals are Adams’ daughter and grandson.
Kenosha, WI police entered the home of 56-year-old Sally Adams and 35-year-old Ernest Claiborne after the father of Adams grandson demanded to see his child. When police entered the home, they discovered the woman and the child lying in their own feces and urine.
Police interviewed Glass on Friday night after Arshon was rushed to MetroHealth from their house in the 6600 block of Ovington Road, Stacho said.
“She said she was in her apartment doing another woman’s hair when the boy pulled on her dress to get her attention,” Stacho said. “She ordered him to stand in the corner. After a few minutes, he came out of the corner, so she said she took a brush and beat him on his hands.
“When that didn’t work, she took a braided belt and hit him with it,” Stacho said. “She said the boy ran away and she grabbed him and continued to beat him.”
Glass took her son to the hospital after being hit on the head after losing responsiveness.
Child Abuse on the Rise in Jamaica Child abuse reports skyrocketed last year in Jamaica, according to a report from the country’s Office of Children’s Registry. The report, which was released Saturday, revealed that the office got 3,784 reports of child abuse in 2008, reports CNN. The office only received 425 reports in 2007, signaling a large jump in the small Caribbean island of about 2.8 million people. An official from the OCR office said the rise could have something to do with Jamaicans becoming “increasingly mindful of their legal responsibility to report such incidents,” and are hoping to stop the upsurge of violence against children in the nation. Between January and November of last year, 73children were murdered in the country. The severe consequences of not reporting abuse could also have something to do with the higher number of reported cases, he said. “If someone has information of suspected child abuse and fails to make a report to the Registry, that person can be charged a maximum fee of $500,000 or-and six months imprisonment,” the official said. Fifteen Nigerian Athletes Killed in Crash A vehicle crash in Nigeria is responsible for the death of 15 football players, reports the BBC. The accident happened in Plateau state as the group was on its way to play a game in Abuja. The country’s roads are some of the most dangerous in the world and thousands of people die each year in accidents on the road, reports the BBC. Mohamed Sanusi, the Nigeria Football Federation head, said 11 players died on the accident scene and four others died in the hospital. Two players survived their injuries, but are “on the danger list,” he said. “It is really another very sad day for Nigerian football,” said Sanusi. A crash in the area not too long ago killed female athletes.
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