Monday, November 24, 2014

J. COLE On COMPLEX!!!

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Rapper J. COLE covers the December 2014/January 2015 issue of COMPLEX!!!

Here are some interview highlights:

 
How has the city changed since you left?
People I grew up with tell me it’s getting worse. I don’t know if that has to do with the economy or if the education is getting worse. On the flipside, Fayetteville has some heroes now—even if they’re rappers or athletes. We never even had that [when I was growing up]. You couldn’t go to Raleigh, Charlotte, or Atlanta and be proud of where you were from. The pride before was about coming from somewhere that had a reputation of being a hard place to make it. Now there’s a pride about accomplishment, whether it’s me, or Eric Maynor, who made it to the NBA, or Eric Curry, who was the No. 3 draft pick in the NFL Draft. It sucks that these things have to come from sports and entertainment, but it’s something for kids to look up to and say, “Somebody from here did something.” I don’t want to inspire kids to rap. I want to let them know that anything they want to do is possible. I come from here and did some shit that was impossible, so if you want to be an astronaut, lawyer, doctor, writer, journalist, or whatever, I want to inspire you to do that.
You rap a lot about love. What is it that attracts you to it?
I guess because I’m interested. I became more conscious of that with this album. That’s what Hollywood represents versus 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which is home. Home is wherever the authentic, unconditional love is. The fake shit, the synthesized love, is Hollywood. I ran from Fayetteville to New York, from New York to everywhere, ultimately looking for what? For love—respect and love from my peers, love from the fans, love from the critics. I’ve learned that none of that shit is real. I appreciate it, it’s extra love, but it can and should only help and add to the real pot of love. It should not substitute. “Artists” that go to Hollywood and live their lives for the cameras, the attention, they’re supplementing for their lack of love, their holes. Those people—and maybe myself included—are ultimately running away from the place where the real love exists, because maybe it’s too painful, maybe it wasn’t the type of love that they needed, or it was void there. There was no father, there was no support. Wanting to be a movie star, wanting to be a rap star, wanting to have jewelry, wanting to have girls, and wanting to have money, all that shit is just trying to plug those holes. It’s dangerous because it’s not real.
Do you feel the label and Jay Z believe in you more now?
They definitely believe in me more now. But first of all, Jay Z believed in me enough to sign me, and for that I am forever grateful. Thank God he heard “Lights Please” and those songs I played for him the first meeting. Thank God he signed me off of those. After that, I can’t front. If we asked him honestly, I’m sure he would say he wasn’t sure what I would turn out to be in the grand scheme of things, in terms of commercial success.
What was it like when he put the Roc chain on you?
That was a top life moment. I don’t soak shit up well, but after that night I definitely took a moment to. It wasn’t about that moment of the chain. It was like, it took so long to even get this dude to come out on stage with me. It took so long to get this guy to come to shows.
-CCG



 

BEYONCE' On INTERVIEW: GERMANY!!!


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BEYONCE' continues to rock magazine covers as her face is draped in mesh for the very artistic B&W cover of the December 2014/January 2015 COLLECTORS' ISSUE of INTERVIEW: GERMANY!!!

Additionally, BEYONCÉ: PLATINUM EDITION BOX SET has been released worldwide.

The 2 CD/2 DVD limited edition package includes two brand new songs, 7/11, and RING OFF, plus four new remixes with features from KANYE WEST, NICKI MINAJ, Mr. VEGAS, and PHARRELL WILLIAMS,

Fans will receive the "LIVE” DVD featuring 10 live performances from the “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour”, the original audio CD, the original DVD featuring 17 music videos and the official 2015 Beyoncé mini calendar.

-CCG

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SAINTS Owner TOM BENSON PLEDGES $11 MILLION To PRO FOOTBALL HALL Of FAME!!!

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Owner TOM BENSON has pledged $11 million in donations to the PRO FOOTBALL HALL Of FAME, the largest gift in the Hall's 51-year history!!!
 
NOLA reports TOM BENSON said in a statement;
"Canton is the birthplace of football. Football has a very direct and strong connection to New Orleans. The game of football has served as a positive beacon in our city. It has given our citizens hope in tough trying times. ... My donation to the Pro Football Hall of Fame was an easy decision, it was a right decision and it was a decision that I believe will have great impact on the current game and help foster a better game in the future while also having direct and tangible impacts on the legends of our game with the Legends Landing."
 
The majority of Benson's donation ($10 million) is targeted for the renovation of PRO FOOTBALL HALL Of FAME FIELD At FAWCETT STADIUM (FAWCETT STADIUM), which is scheduled to undergo a $24 million overhaul starting next year.
 
The stadium, which sits adjacent to the Hall of Fame and plays host to the annual Hall of Fame exhibition game in August, will be renamed Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The venue had been named Fawcett Stadium since it opened in 1938.
 
Another $1 million is targeted for the Hall of Fame's Legends Landing Program, a mixed-use residence that includes rooms for Hall of Famers and other retired NFL players and employees.
The stadium renovation is part of an ambitious $250 million Hall of Fame Village master plan approved by the Hall's board of directors Oct. 30. The plan, which officials view as "the Disney World of football," includes: a sports and entertainment complex; a high-end hotel that could house the two NFL teams that play in the annual exhibition game; a youth football center and playing fields; a center for athletic performance and safety; a coaching academy; an interactive fan experience; and an institute for integrity and officiating. 
 
Officials hope to complete the project by 2020 to coincide with the centennial celebration of pro football, which was started in Canton, Ohio, in 1920.
 
NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL said;
"Tom Benson's leadership has been instrumental in the NFL's success and growth for nearly 30 years as owner of the Saints, including more than 20 years as chairman of the league's Finance Committee. His generous gift to the Hall of Fame will forever link Tom's legacy to the game he loves and to the legends who helped build it."
 
Benson's donation is the first by an NFL owner toward the project. His relationship with Hall of Fame President David Baker spans almost two decades. Baker was the commissioner of the Arena Football League when Benson launched the New Orleans VooDoo and he's maintained a relationship with the owner, despite his son Sam's tenure with the archrival Atlanta Falcons.
 
PRO FOOTBALL HALL Of FAME President DAVID BAKER said;
"I have spent too many long nights in the Superdome after watching the Saints beat the Falcons, but I have a great affection for Tom Benson. This was not about naming rights or his legacy but about what he could do for youth football, the legends of the game and perpetuating the game for others. This is an act of generosity and an interest not in the buildings, but what those programs can do for people."
 
In a letter to fellow NFL owners that will be Monday, Benson said his donation was partly motivated by the bad publicity the NFL has received recently for abuse scandals involving high-profile players Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson and its perceived disregard for player safety. He also challenged his peers to match his contributions.
 
TOM BENSON continued;
"While the National Football League is, according to every business metric stronger than ever, our beloved Game continues to face unprecedented challenges and scrutiny. It's for that reason, when approached by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, that I have decided to make a financial gift to the Pro Football Hall of Fame recently announced master plan - the Hall of Fame Village and specifically the Legends Landing.While recognition for a gift like this is nice, it is not the point," Benson said. "The point is understanding what is behind the plans of the Hall of Fame village for me and once I learned them I wanted to play a role. As in any business I have been involved in whether it is the football business or the banking business or automobile business, it is important to me that I put more into it than I take out and I feel this small part I am playing here is my way of saying thank you to the great game of football."
Benson's charitable donations in New Orleans have been well documented. In 2010, he gave $8 million to his alma mater, Loyola University, and $5 million to Ochsner Hospital. In 2012, Benson pledged $7.5 million toward the construction of Yulman Stadium on the campus of Tulane University and $10 million to Brother Martin High School. And earlier this year he donated $5 million to Team Gleason. He has also donated millions to various charitable endeavors in the greater San Antonio, Texas, area.
 
TOM BENSON is also owner of New Orleans NBA franchise, NEW ORLEANS PELICANS.                
-CCG

 

JOHN WALL On SLAM!!!

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WASHINGTON WIZARDS Point Guard #2 JOHN WALL covers the new issue of SLAM!!!

-CCG

RED CARPET @ 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS!!!


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GARCELLE BEAUVAIS


Last night in LOS ANGELES, the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS went down at the NOKIA THEATRE LA LIVE!!!

Check out some of our favorite CRAZY COOL GROOVY Jazzy Jewels who carried their Candy Cakes down the Red Carpet for the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.

-CCG

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JENNIFER LOPEZ


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JHENE' AIKO


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JORDIN SPARKS


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MARY J. BLIGE


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NICKI MINAJ

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ROCSI DIAZ


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STAR JONES




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TRACEE ELLIS ROSS


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UZO ADUBA


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ZENDAYA COLEMAN


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DID YOU KNOW The FOOD STAMP CAPITAL Of The USA Is 99% WHITE And 95% REPUBLICAN???

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BLACK PEOPLE in AMERICA are often stereotyped as being lazy welfare recipients who are constantly looking for ways to mooch off of the government!!!

This particular narrative is a common talking point for many conservatives.

BUTT; when it comes to who uses SNAP/FOOD STAMP/EBT benefits the most in the United States, the highest usage is NOT in NEW ORLEANS, CHICAGO, DETROIT, or any other city that has become synonymous with poverty.

MELANOID NATION reports that instead, a city that is 99.22% WHITE and 95% REPUBLICAN comes in the lead.

OWSLEY COUNTY, KENTUCKY.

Not only does OWSLEY COUNTY, KY, have the distinction of being the poorest county in The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA, but; this fact is conveniently swept under the rug when discussing areas where poverty is prevalent.

 

UVA SUSPENDS ALL FRATERNITIES Following ROLLING STONE RAPE REPORT!!!

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Last week, ROLLING STONE Magazine published A RAPE On CAMPUS: A BRUTAL ASSAULT And STRUGGLE For JUSTICE At UVA, a report by Journalist SABRINA RUBIN ERDELY which detailed a pattern of sexual assault among the fraternities at the UNIVERSITY Of VIRGINIA (UVA)!!!

ROLLING STONE now reports that UVA President TERESA A. SULLIVAN has written in a MESSAGE To The UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY,  that ALL UVA FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS are SUSPENDED.

Effective IMMEDIATELY.

The suspension will last until January 9, 2015, which marks the beginning of the spring semester.

President SULLIVAN writes;
"In that time, "we will assemble groups of students, faculty, alumni, and other concerned parties to discuss our next steps in preventing sexual assault and sexual violence on Grounds.. The wrongs described in Rolling Stone are appalling and have caused all of us to reexamine our responsibility to this community. Rape is an abhorrent crime that has no place in the world, let alone on the campuses and grounds of our nation’s colleges and universities. As you are aware, I have asked the Charlottesville Police Department to investigate the 2012 assault that is described in Rolling Stone. There are individuals in our community who know what happened that night, and I am calling on them to come forward to the police to report the facts. Only you can shed light on the truth, and it is your responsibility to do so."
In its entirety, here is the letter from President TERESA A. SULLIVAN:

Dear members of the University Community,

Over the past week many of you have reached out to me directly to offer your opinions, reactions, and suggestions related to combatting sexual violence on Grounds. I want you to know that I have heard you, and that your words have enkindled this message.

At UVa we speak in idealistic terms: honor and tradition inform our thinking, and balance our daily actions. And it is easy here, where success is demanded as much as it is sought, to let our idealism outweigh our reality. Jefferson, as he always does, provides a compelling backdrop:

It is more honorable to repair a wrong than to persist in it.

The wrongs described in Rolling Stone are appalling and have caused all of us to reexamine our responsibility to this community. Rape is an abhorrent crime that has no place in the world, let alone on the campuses and grounds of our nation’s colleges and universities. We know, and have felt very powerfully this week, that we are better than we have been described, and that we have a responsibility to live our tradition of honor every day, and as importantly every night.

As you are aware, I have asked the Charlottesville Police Department to investigate the 2012 assault that is described in Rolling Stone. There are individuals in our community who know what happened that night, and I am calling on them to come forward to the police to report the facts. Only you can shed light on the truth, and it is your responsibility to do so. Alongside this investigation, we as a community must also do a systematic evaluation of our culture to ensure that one of our founding principles– the pursuit of truth – remains a pillar on which we can stand. There is no greater threat to honor than secrecy and indifference.

I write you today in solidarity. I write you in great sorrow, great rage, but most importantly, with great determination. Meaningful change is necessary, and we can lead that change for all universities. We can demand that incidents like those described in Rolling Stone never happen and that if they do, the responsible are held accountable to the law. This will require institutional change, cultural change, and legislative change, and it will not be easy. We are making those changes.

This morning the Inter-Fraternity Council announced that all University fraternities have voluntarily suspended social activities this weekend. This is an important first step, but our challenges will extend beyond this weekend. Beginning immediately, I am suspending all fraternal organizations and associated social activities until January 9th, ahead of the beginning of our spring semester. In the intervening period we will assemble groups of students, faculty, alumni, and other concerned parties to discuss our next steps in preventing sexual assault and sexual violence on Grounds. On Tuesday, the Board of Visitors will meet to discuss the University’s policies and procedures regarding sexual assault as well as the specific, recent allegations.

In the words of one student who wrote to me this week, "Policy is needed, but people make change." We need the collective strength of the members of our community to ensure that we have the best policies. So as you prepare for what I hope is a restful Thanksgiving holiday, I hope that you will take time to review and respond to the recently posted Student Sexual Misconduct Policy, which is currently open for public comment. You may find that policy at this link. Providing candid feedback to this policy is a practical step that you can take to help and I hope that you will.

To our fourth-year students: as you prepare to celebrate your last home football game today, I hope that you will embrace your role as leaders and demonstrate a renewed sense of responsibility to our community, and a renewed commitment to make that community better. It starts today.

Finally, I want to express my grief at hearing the news of the death of second-year student Peter D'Agostino, whose passing adds overwhelming emotion to what has been a difficult semester for all of us.

We are united in our compassion, resolve, and determination: Compassion for survivors of assault; resolve to make our community better; determination to begin to solve this problem here and now. I hope that you will join me.

Teresa A. Sullivan

 President

-CCG









 
 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

CHEVY CONVERTIBLE CAMARO On 34" FORGIATOS!!!



Just when you thought they could not possibly make CAR rims any larger, here comes a CHEVROLET CONVERTIBLE CAMARO on 34" FORGIATO RIMS!!!

-CCG

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SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ: ADAM KVASNICA - JAZZ JUICE!!!

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GOOD SUNDAY EVENING!!!

SLOVAKIA Attorney/Producer/DJ/Program Director ADAM KVASNICA got down and gathered up some Straight-Ahead, Afro-Cuban, and Latin Jazz, and then tossed in some Rare Groove Jazz to gift us with a an extra-special dose of JAZZ JUICE.

HAPPY JUICY JAZZ SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ At NIGHT!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And SUNDAY MORNING JAZZY BLESSINGS;

-CCG



SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ: DIGGER'S DIGEST - A FRENCH JAZZ SELECTION!!!

GOOD SUNDAY!!!
 
The folks over at PARIS, FRANCE-based DIGGER'S DIGEST have gotten together on this mixtape of French Jazz Selections that when fully assembled, becomes A FRENCH JAZZ SELECTION.
 
HAPPY FRENCH JAZZ SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ In The EVENING!!!
 
PEACE, LOVE, And SUNDAY MORNING JAZZY BLESSINGS;
 
-CCG
 


1. Intro Paris Jazz Quartet Edit
2. Christian Vander, Jef Gilson : Colchique dans les Près (EDIT)
from Christian Vander Et Les 3 Jef - Palm - 1973
3. Guy Lafitte : K'Yapy
from Blues - Disques VEGA - 1970
4. Jazz Group de Bretagne : Morgat Waltz
from Jazz Côte Ouest - Private
5. Cossi Anatz : Aden Arabie
from Jazz Afro-Occitan - Vendémiaire
6. Moravagine : Funk Seven
from Moravagine S/T album - Promophone 1976
7. Jef Gilson : Blue-Blizz
from Enfin! Disques Du Club de L'Échiquier - 1963
8, Intercommunal Free Dance Music Orchestra ‎: Mar Jo Cantar No Fabia / Mazir
from L'Inter Communal - Disques Vendémiaire - 1978
8. Jc Capon / Philippe Maté / Butch Morris Serge Rahoerson : Mode De Fa (EDIT)
from Untitled album Released on Palm - 1977
10. Randy Weston's African Ryhtms Marakech Blues
from African Cookbook - Polydor - 1969
11. Majoie Hajary : Prologue (EDIT)
from La Passion Selon Judas - CBS - 197?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

FANS CAN GET FREE TICKETS To JETS/BILLS GAME In DETROIT!!!

ESPN HEADLINES Host DARIO MELENDEZ reports due to the intense snowstorms this week in the BUFFALO, NY-area, Sunday's NEW YORK JETS vs BUFFALO BILLS game has been rescheduled to Monday night, and moved to FORD FIELD in DETROIT!!!

ESPN LIONS Reporter MICHAEL ROTHSTEIN discusses how fans can obtain the FREE TICKETS that are being made available for the game.

-CCG

Ms. FULL FIGURED HBCU SEEKING PLUS MODELS & HBCU STUDENTS For UPCOMING FASHION SHOWCASE!!!

Flyer announcing the December 6th casting call.
HAPPY SATURDAY to ALL of My Coffee, Chocolate, Caramel, Cinnamon, and Creamy CRAZY COOL GROOVY Full Figured HBCU Honeys of ALL Colors, Shapes, Sizes, Flavors, Persuasions, and Denominations!!!

If you, u, You, U, or YOU, will be in the DMV, or can make it to the DMV during the first weekend of December 2014, this event could be for YOU.

In preparation of their upcoming event, Ms. FULL FIGURED HBCU PAGEANT is looking for Plus models and college students sizes 14-24 for their inaugural fashion showcase debuting March 2015!!!
 
The Ms. FULL FIGURED HBCU PAGEANT will launch March 2016, and the upcoming fashion showcase is a precursor to the pageant.
 
Ms. FULL FIGURED HBCU PAGEANT FASHION SHOWCASE:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
HOWARD UNIVERSITY - ARMOUR J. BLACKBURN CENTER
2397 SIXTH STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20059
There is no fee to audition and there is no height requirement. All models and students must bring a full body shot and a heel 3 or more inches that they can walk in.
For Inquiry and Information, PLEASE visit Ms. FULL FIGURED HBCU.

-CCG

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CHRIS CHRISTIE On NEW YORK TIMES MAG!!!

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While Republican NEW JERSEY Governor CHRIS CHRISTIE continues to endure the controversy surrounding the 2013 BRIDGEGATE SCANDAL, and keeps his party waiting with baited breath on his decision to run for POTUS in 2016, he is the cover story for the new issue of NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE!!!

-CCG

2 OHIO MEN RELEASED After NEARLY 40 YEARS Of WRONGFUL INCARCERATION!!!

PHOTO: Wiley Bridgeman and Ricky Jackson are seen after being released from prison on Nov. 21, 2014.
Meet WILEY BRIDGEMAN and RICKY JACKSON!!!

Friday, November 21, WILEY BRIDGEMAN, 60, and RCIKY JACKSON, 57, who had been imprisoned for nearly 40 walked free after being exonerated in a 1975 murder because the key witness, a then-13-year-old boy, recanted his testimony.

ABC NEWS reports a CUYAHOGA COUNTY COMMON PLEAS judge dismissed the cases against RICKY JACKSON and WILEY BRIDGEMAN.
 
The witness recanted last year and said Cleveland police detectives coerced him into testifying that the men, along with Bridgeman's brother, then named RONNIE BRIDGEMAN, killed businessman HARRY FRANKS on May 19, 1975.
 
Thursday, November 20, CUYAHOGA COUNTY prosecutors filed the motion to dismiss all charges against RICKY JACKSON, RONNIE BRIDGEMAN, and WILEY BRIDGEMAN, who initially were sentenced to death.
 
RONNIE BRIDGEMAN, 57, is now known as KWAME AJAMU, was released from prison on parole in January 2003, and on Friday, Nov. 21, attended the other two men's hearings.
 
CUYAHOGA COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Judge RICHARD McMONAGLE said;
"Life is filled with small victories, and this is a big one."
RICKY JACKSON said;
"The English language doesn't even fit what I'm feeling. I'm on an emotional high. You sit in prison for so long and think about this day but when it actually comes you don't know what you're going to do, you just want to do something."
 
Bridgeman, 60, said he never lost hope that he would be freed for good.
 
WILEY BRIDGEMAN said;
"You keep struggling, you keep trying." 
 
Walking out of the courthouse, brothers Bridgeman and Ajamu embraced.
 
KWAME AJAMU said to his brother;
"Stick with me. You'll be all right," Ajamu said. "I ain't never going to let you go."
 
When asked where he would now live, JACKSON replied;
"It's ironic. For 39 years, I've had a place to stay. Now, you know, that's precarious."
 
After being convicted, AJAMU spent his 18th birthday on DEATH ROW and remained incarcerated when his mother, a brother, and a sister passed away. Thursday during an interview, he said that the prospect of the three being together again is "mind boggling."
 
AJAMU said;
"The idea that my brother, both of those guys are my brothers, are getting out? I don't even care about me."
In 1975, The three were sentenced to death under an OHIO CAPITAL PUNISHMENT LAW that in 1978, the UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
 
After the 1978 ruling, the WILEY BRIDGEMAN and RONNIE BRIDGEMAN (KWAME AJAMU) had their DEATH SENTENCES commuted to LIFE In PRISON. Because of a mistake in Jury Instructions, RICKY JACKSON had his DEATH SENTENCE commuted in 1977.
 
The three-year process that led to their exonerations began with a story published in Scene Magazine in 2011 that detailed flaws in the case, including questionable testimony by then 13-year-old EDDIE VERNON.
 
EDDIE VERNON, 52, recanted when a minister visited him at a hospital in 2013.
 
He broke down during a court hearing for Jackson on Tuesday as he described the threats by detectives and the burden of guilt he had carried for so long.
 
Jackson said he holds no animosity toward Vernon.
 
RICKY JACKSON said;
"It took a lot of courage to do what he did. He's been carrying a burden around for 39 years, like we have. But in the end, he came through, and I'm grateful for that."
 
Though there was no DNA Evidence, the OHIO INNOCENCE PROJECT took up Jackson's cause after the Scene article.
 
A Cleveland attorney represented Bridgeman and Ajamu.
 
-CCG
 

MISSOURI HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS Wear BLACKFACE For POWDER-PUFF GAME!!!

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A group of SULLIVAN HIGH SCHOOL seniors decided to wear BLACKFACE during their annual POPWDER-PUFF GAME!!!

SULLIVAN HIGH SCHOOL Principal JENNIFER SCHMIDT said that there was “nothing racial” about the incident.

 After seeing the twelve Sullivan High School girls enter the stadium wearing blackface, she said her first thought was, “Oh my gosh.”

SHS Principal JENNIFER SCHMIDT said she then thought;
"Oh, they don’t mean anything by it. Just let it go. No one thinks anything of it."
Reactions to the photos have been lighting up social media since they were posted on Facebook by someone in attendance.

Many pointed out the lack of racial sensitivity, especially considering SULLIVAN HIGH SCHOOL is located in SULLIVAN, MO, less than 75 miles from FERGUSON, MO, where unarmed teen MICHAEL BROWN was shot and killed by a FERGUSON POLICE Officer DARREN WILSON.

Schmidt said it is common for the older girls to wear face paint in efforts to intimidate the underclassmen. She added the face paint usually consists of the school’s colors — black AND gold — however this year no one brought gold.

RIVERFRONT TIMES reports Principal SCHMIDT said;
"So that's what they wore. There was nothing racial about it. They didn't have any other intention other than to just try to intimidate the underclassmen. I can assure you they will not be wearing black face paint again. In fact, we're probably just going to end the face-paint thing, and nobody wears any at all."
EAST CENTRAL COLLEGE English/Journalism Professor LEIGH KOLB encountered the Sullivan High School photos the day after the powder-puff game, when one of her students showed her the images during a class discussion about the history of blackface.

Professor LEIGH KOLB said;
"It was pretty clearly offensive to us. It's an example of...likely not egregious and malicious intent, but a lack of historical context."
This lack of knowledge, says Kolb, isn't just restricted to girls' powder-puff football games. During the same class, a student showed Kolb a Twitter photo from a Washington man who dressed as Darren Wilson for Halloween -- along with a friend who donned blackface for a Michael Brown costume.

-CCG

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KENTUCKY FIRE CHIEF: "WE AIN'T TAKING NO N*GG*RS HERE" - IGNORES BLACK FAMILY At ACCIDENT SCENE!!!

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Meet SOUTHEAST BULLITT COUNTY KENTUCKY Fire Chief JULIUS HATFIELD!!!

RAW STORY reports Fire Chief JULIUS HATFIELD is being criticized for racist comments after he refused to help a family of stranded motorists because they were BLACK, and then suggested that an ASIAN AMERICAN television reporter did not understand English.
 
In a Bullitt County Sheriff’s deputy’s body camera recording, Chief JULIUS HATFIELD can be heard discussing a car accident on I-65 in September.
 
He first goes out of his way to provide assistance to LOREN DICKEN, who is white.
 
Chief JULIUS HATFIELD said;
"You got a jack, ain’t you? If you show me where them things is at, I’ll get my guys to start changing the tire for you. It will save you a bill.”
Firefighters working for Hatfield even picked Dicken up from the hospital and took him back to the firehouse, where his car was ready and waiting.
 
But Hatfield treats the family of four black motorists completely differently.
 
BULLITT COUNTY DEPUTY radios to Chief HATFIELD;
“Well, I’ve got a family of four from Cincinnati, I got to do something with.”
HATFIELD laughingly replied;
“We ain’t taking no n*gg*rs here.”
Instead of offering to help driver CHEGE MWANGI, his wife and two children - the deputy recommends that he call the AAA motor club.
 
WDRB 41 LOUISVILLE Reporter VALERIE CHINN attempted to ask Hatfield about the financial management of SOUTHEAST BULLITT FIRE DEPARTMENT at a town meeting, and he suggested that she did not understand English, and threatened to have her arrested.
 
 HATFIELD said;
“Do you understand English darling? Do you understand English? Turn that camera off. I’ve asked you that in a nice way. Buddy, call the cops and get them here. I asked you once tonight if you understand English. I'm speaking English.”
Hatfield later told Chinn over the phone that he did not recall the remarks he made while responding to the accident on I-65 in September, but he was sure that it was a slip of the tongue. Chinn said that he also apologized for the way that he treated her at the town meeting.
 
-CCG

 
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