A woman has been ordered to pay $2.6 million for falsely accusing a high school football star of rape in 2002.
blackmediascoop.com - An Orange County woman was arrested Thursday on aggravated child abuse charges after witnesses say she shocked her child with a stun gun for making oatmeal incorrectly on Sunday.
Melissa Heale, who works for the Orlando Health and Rehab Center, denied that she purposely shocked the child. The 34-year-old mother told investigators that “everyone was just playing around with the taser and when she touched (the child) with it, it was not activated,” the report said.
The child and witnesses who talked to deputies had a different, more violent account of the incident as well as stories of ongoing instances of abuse — despite a lack of pervious arrests. Heale had been staying at a friend’s Orange County apartment for the past three weeks. In that time, witnesses watched as Heale aggressively administered discipline.
“When Melissa disciplines (the child) she will slap (the child) in the face, punch (the child) in the back of the head or will grab (the child) by the hair and pull (the child) around the room,” the heavily redacted report says a witness told investigators. Read more here
oprah.com - Whether you are a father—or a father figure—to a young boy, there are 8 things you can do to make a difference in that child's life today. Make a pledge to do at least one today, and share that pledge to inspire others. Read more
blacksportsonline.com - 790/The Zone has fired radio hosts Nick Cellini, Steak Shapiro, and Chris Dimino from the Atlanta station’s “Mayhem in the AM” morning show for mocking former Saints safety Steve Gleason who suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The crew was inspired by a letter Gleason composed for the Monday Morning Quarterback by typing with his eyes to put on a skit in which they “interviewed” him using a computerized voice and also joked about his life expectancy.
790/The Zone general manager Rick Mack immediately went into damage control and suspended the wannabe shock jocks but has since issued a statement announcing their firing.
We deeply regret the offensive programming that aired this morning on “Mayhem In The AM” on 790 The Zone, related to former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS. We suspended the three individuals involved immediately following their comments and have since terminated their employment. 790 The Zone, our owners, sponsors and partners in no way endorse or support this kind of content. We sincerely apologize to Mr. Gleason, his family and all those touched by ALS. Read more
cocoafab.com - Move over Tupac. Aaliyah is the newest late-star who has been resurrected thanks to hologram special effects.
In Chris Brown‘s latest music video, the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Rihanna (or is it Karreuche?) brought Aaliyah’s famous dance moves back to life as her vocals are featured on the track.
In the black and white (with a hint of red and blue) clip, C. Breezy hits the streets of Compton in L.A. in a low-rider before meeting up with a bunch of buddies around town.
Chris then shows off his dance moves alongside digitized holograms of Aaliyah, who dances around him in a dark room. Towards the end of the video is a written message that reads, “Dear Aaliyah, We love and miss you, thank you for inspiring all of us.” At least he paid proper respects.
Peep the whole “Don’t Think They Know” music video for yourself!
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Singer John Legend has given TheUrbanDaily.com an exclusive first listen to the new single from his fifth studio album, “Love In The Future,” in stores this summer. The song, “Made To Love,” is a beautiful affirmation of the connection between two lovers, a theme Legend says was inspired by his recent engagement.