The Buffalo School System Got It Wrong

The only thing Kiarre Harris is guilty of if you call it guilt was wanting a quality education for her children. She decided do it herself by homeschooling her kids and when she went through the proper process to do so, she was arrested and her children were put in foster care and she has not been allowed to see them.  This could happen to anyone of us.  Shameful!

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Should OJ Get Out Of Prison?

This summer, O.J. Simpson is up for parole. How good are his chances of getting out of prison?

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As prison life goes, you could do worse than a stretch at the Lovelock Correctional Center. The inmates at Lovelock—1,680 when filled to capacity—are fed fresh fruit and permitted to watch ESPN. Each 80-square-foot cell is shared by two men. The facility is designated “medium custody,” so the inmates’ relationship with guards tends to the cordial, and violence is rare. Located in the windswept midsection of Nevada, an hour and a half northeast of Reno off I-80, Lovelock sits on a vast tract of land, allowing for multiple prison yards and sports fields.

Lovelock’s most prominent inmate is number 1027820. Controversial as it may be, his record indicates no prior felonies. It lists him as standing 6′ 2″, 235 pounds, with a “medium” build and “dark” complexion. Brown eyes. Black hair, though in the official prison photo, it’s more salt than pepper and appears to be in a state of retreat. The same manifest lists a series of aliases that includes “Juice.”

O.J. Simpson turns 70 in July. Incarcerated since 2008, he is due to go before the Nevada parole board as early as this summer. Depending on the board’s recommendation, 2017 might well be the year that perhaps the most famous inmate in America—the subject of an award-winning documentary and an award-winning scripted show two decades after his Trial of the Century—returns to society.


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Take That Gaga Body Shamers

Lady Gaga Fires Back at Super Bowl Body Shamers

Lady Gaga was widely praised for her halftime performance at this year’s Super Bowl, but a few critics on social media and other mediums decided to comment on her appearance, especially her body.

Gaga fired back overnight on Instagram, posting a picture from her performance and writing how “proud” she was of her body.

“I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too,” she wrote.

She continued her inspirational post by adding sentiments to her fans and even non-fans.

“No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That’s the stuff of champions. thank you so much everyone for supporting me. I love you guys,” she added, signing the post “Gaga.”

The message has been liked 850,000 times on Instagram. Fans have commented on it with “you are amazing” and “love you the way you are.”

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We don’t Need Permission To Tell Our Stories

Brown Girls’ Web Series Writer: ‘We Don’t Need Permission’ to Tell Our Stories

After a successful GoFundMe campaign last August, a new web series that aims to bring women of color and their stories will premiere this month on Open TV, a Chicago-based platform for diverse and independent artists.

“Brown Girls” written by Fatimah Asghar and directed by Sam Bailey, follows the lives of Leila and Patricia, two best friends living in the Southside of Chicago. Despite coming from completely different backgrounds, the series explores the protagonists’ friendship as they work, party, and navigate the struggles of daily life.

NBC News spoke with Asghar about how her and Bailey assembled the cast and crew, the inspiration behind the series, and how the digital age has help enable artists of color able to share their stories to represent themselves in a honest and realistic way. Read on….

Trump: Women Should Dress Like A Woman

Women respond after Trump says his staff should ‘dress like a woman’

CaseClosed speaks: What exactly does Trump mean by women should dress like women? What does that have to do with women performing their job? Women have jobs in all fields that they be required to wear pants such as firewomen, construction workers, electricians, the list goes on and on. So does wearing pants to work mean women are not feminine? Why does he care? There goes his attitude towards women again. As president does he still want to grab women by their private parts and he’d be better able to do that if they are wearing a dress? There goes Trump’s chauvinistic attitude towards women again.

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Cute Kids Tell Idris Elba What To Do On A Date

Idris Elba may be the suavest man on the planet, but that doesn’t mean even he couldn’t use some dating advice.

The Dark Tower star is currently in the market for a Valentine’s Day date, in hopes of raising money for the non-profit organization W.E. Can Lead. While he’s still waiting to see what special lady will win a night with him, Elba has elicited a group of kids to give him some tips.

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Idris Elba gets dating advice from adorable kids

Trump Only Wanted The Vote

Middle-Eastern Family That Voted For Trump Deported Back To Syria


A Lehigh Valley family was denied a resolution that would bring them back to Allentown from Damascus, Syria, where they were ordered to return after briefly landing at the Philadelphia International Airport Saturday morning.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection rejected the resolution Monday, said Joseph Hohenstein, an attorney for the Assali family. Lawyers from the ACLU of Pennsylvania, HIAS Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association will file a federal lawsuit Tuesday morning on behalf of the families.

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SAG Got It Right

Moonlight Winner Mahershalalhashbaz “Mahershala” Ali (born Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore; February 16, 1974) is an American actor. Ali began his career as a regular on series such as Crossing Jordan and Threat Matrix before his breakthrough role as Richard Tyler in the science-fiction series The 4400. His first major film release was in the 2008 David Fincher-directed romantic fantasy drama film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. His other notable films include Predators, The Place Beyond the Pines, Free State of Jones and as Boggs in The Hunger Games series. Ali is also known for his television roles as Remy Danton in House of Cards and Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes in Netflix’s TV series Luke Cage.

Transcript MOONLIGHT

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Barry.

I — I think what I’ve learned from working on Moonlight is we see what happens when we’re persecuted. They fold into themselves. And what I was so grateful about in having the opportunity to play Juan was playing a gentleman who saw a young man folding into himself as a result of the persecution of his community, and taking that opportunity to uplift him and tell him that he mattered, that he was okay, and accept him. And I hope that we do a better job.

You know, when we kind of get caught up in the minutia, the details that make us all different. I think there’s two ways of seeing that. There’s an opportunity to see the texture of that person, the characteristics that make them unique. And then there’s an opportunity to going a war — to go to war about it, to say that that person is different from me. I don’t like you, so let’s battle.

My mother is an ordained minister. I’m a Muslim. She didn’t do backflips when I called her to tell her I converted 17 years ago. But I tell you now, we put things to the side, and I was able to — I’m able to see her. She’s able to see me. We love each other. The love has grown, and that stuff is minutia. It’s not that important.

So I want to — I want to thank Tarell Alvin McCraney for his courage. I want to thank Barry Jenkins. Just — just for your insight your brilliance and your direction and just the collaboration, that opportunity. I will always hold that close to me. I want to thank the — my fellow castmates who — any one of those young men could be up here holding this. I tell you. It’s beautiful work.

So Plan B, A24, thank you. Peace and blessings be upon you.

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