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Law firms are fighting over the money for the Central Park Five

Attorneys are necessary in our society, but sometimes, they can get in the way of fairness and be an expensive way to obtain justice.  The case of the Central Park Five was a big cash cow for attorneys in New York who …

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Father disciplines his daughter by calling her out on Facebook

Some people think that nearly any form of discipline that embarrasses the child or hurts their feelings is abusive.  Others think that spanking is wrong under any circumstances.  But when people are criticizing …

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Everyone loves this traffic cop who dances on the job

People are sometimes misinformed about police.  They think that they only dream about shooting people and are all nasty human beings.  Some cops are offended by this reputation, because they know it’s not true. …

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Sister2Sister Magazine Files for Bankruptcy

Sister2Sister, a women’s magazine that focuses on black Hollywood, has filed for bankruptcy protection and put the print edition on hiatus so it can focus on its website, publisher Jamie Foster Brown told …

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Little girl blogged about her grandfather’s plans to kill their family, but it was too late

A child had written about her grandfather’s frightening words shortly before the mentally-ill man killed his own daughter and granddaughter.  Apparently being the only one in the family brave enough to confront …

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Suspected Drug Dealer Says He’s Denzel Washington, Charged With Criminal Impersonation

Reported by Kacie Whaley In certain cases, impersonating a celebrity can have its perks, until you get caught.  But for one Memphis man who was busted for marijuana use, pretending to be an Academy Award-winning actor …

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Obama Has Been Fighting Doctors Without Borders For Years

It’s a little unusual to see the Obama administration singing the praises of Doctors Without Borders, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning nonprofit that is shipping doctors, drugs and supplies to West Africa to combat …

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Newark’s Mayor Meets One-on-One With Gangs to Forge Peace

With his first-100-days marker past, Newark, N.J.’s new mayor, Ras Baraka, is trying a variety of actions to keep crime down in his bullet-riddled city. And variety means not just within the range of conventional, …

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In Defense of Tiny Harris’ New Eye Color

Was I the only one who had absolutely no idea that people could permanently change their eye color with surgery? Apparently I was stuck in the ’90s, thinking that colored contacts, which never look real, were the only …

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Painted Down: Exposing Hollywood’s Dirty Little Secret of Putting White Stunt Doubles in Blackface

Outside the world of film and TV, few had probably ever heard the term “painting down” until earlier this month, when Warner Bros. Television apologized for wanting to use a white stuntwoman in dark-skinned makeup …

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