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Trayvon Martin’s mother pens open letter to Michael Brown’s family

Published by EOTM News Editor on August 19th, 2014 - in Crime and Punishment, News and Politics

Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, wrote an open letter of support Monday night to the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

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“I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won’t,” Fulton wrote in the letter, published by Time. “What I can do for you is what has been done for me: pray for you then share my continuing journey as you begin yours.”

Michael, like Trayvon, is more than a statistic, Fulton wrote:

Michael is your son. A son that barely had a chance to live. Our children are our future so whenever any of our children — black, white, brown, yellow, or red — are taken from us unnecessarily, it causes a never-ending pain that is unlike anything I could have imagined experiencing. [Time]

Fulton also described the “sorrow and anger” that goes along with having the “killer of your son alive, known, and currently free. Even when you don’t want to think about it because it is so much to bear, you will be forced to by merely turning on your television or answering your cell phone.”

Fulton ended her letter by urging the Browns to “honor your son and his life, not the circumstances of his alleged transgressions. I have always said that Trayvon was not perfect. But no one will ever convince me that my son deserved to be stalked and murdered. No one can convince you that Michael deserved to be executed.”

Read the entire letter at Time.

 

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Little Bit of Country Singer, Taylor Swift goes a Lil Bit of Pop Sugar..? – VIDEO

By Dorothy Frazier

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The album – named after Swift’s birth year – will be in stores Oct. 27 and is available for “pre-buy” now at www.taylorswift.com.

The cover of Taylor Swift's new album, '1989.'(Photo: Submitted)

Country singer Taylor Swifthas gone bonkers for POP music and it seems fans loves this bit of news as much as she does. The diva has skills and plans on creating a new type of star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Yes, friends and its all coming your way as her fifth installment, 1989, which debuts October 27th. The latest music is her very “first, official pop album,” according to the singer…. who gushed the news to a small crowd of her fans, which just happened to be — at the TOP of New York’s Empire State Building. How epic is that?

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.(Photo: Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images)

She said she discovered it was a time of “limitless potential and the idea that you can do what you want, be who you want, wear what you want and love who you want, and you get to decide where your life is going.”

The goal for leadoff single Shake It Off was to create a song that sounded like “nothing I had done.” Produced by Max Martin and Shellback (the team behind other enormous Swift hits I Knew You Were Trouble and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together), the unabashedly poppy anthem is inspired by a lesson that Swift learned in the two years since her last album, 2012′s Red. “People can say whatever they want about us, at any time,” she said. “The only thing we can control is our reaction to that.”

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Shake It Off is accompanied by an equally chirpy music video directed by Mark Romanek (Johnny Cash’s Hurt, Michael and Janet Jackson’s Scream videos). In it, the 24-year-old singer is flanked by ballerinas, gymnasts and twerking women.

Whether any of that will appeal to the country fans who made her a superstar remains to be seen.

“Does anyone still think of Taylor Swift as a country artist anymore?” says Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis. “She’s very career-savvy, and I’m sure she and her handlers are convinced she can withstand any potential blowback. And I would agree.”

Says Jason Lipshutz, associate editor at Billboard, “I don’t think it’s Taylor Swift deserting the genre as much as it’s Taylor Swift trying something new.

“Her last album was based in country music, but it had a lot of bubblegum pop in it,” he says. “She’s always been a great storyteller, but she’s been trying her hand at pop music more and more.

“It’s kind of a complete transition that if you’ve been paying attention, you could see coming.”

But Gregg Swedberg, program director of K102 in Minneapolis, doesn’t believe country radio “will pay Taylor much attention this time.”

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“I’m sure there will be some stations who will play it a couple of times, as she makes high-quality music no matter the genre,” he adds. “Taylor fans will love the new music, and it’s well known that her fans come from all formats.

 

What do you think about the switch? Sound off in the comments below.

News Source:USA Today & Rolling Stone


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Islamists Boko Haram Slaughter Village of 1000 Christians – VIDEO

Published by EOTM News Editor on August 17th, 2014 - in Breaking News, News and Politics, World News

Muslims, all belonging to Boko Haram, entered the Christian village of Gwoza and butchered one thousand people. They were slaughtered with bullets, burned alive, and hacked to death.

The ruthless terrorists seized a number of residents as hostages and killed nine hundred and ninety-seven an eyewitness whose mother among the women that are burying the … bodies confirmed… The insurgents took over the Emirs (mayor’s) Palace as well as a Government Lodge in Gwoza, and have appointed a replacement for the town’s fleeing Emir. They have hoisted their black flags with Arabic insignia all over Gwoza in a show of their total control of the territory.

SEE ALSO: ISIS continues to kill Women & Children & the U.S. does the least it can do – (Warning, GRAPHIC)

Ojutiku received from Nigeria marked a phone call and was told that “an unprecedented emergency request for prayers for the inhabitants of the Christian village of Gwoza… The town has … been under siege of Boko Haram for the past nine days.”

As one report described the slaughter:

Mbitsa, who supports Ojutiku’s grassroots Lift Up Now outreach to Nigeria, is a member of the Church of Christ in Nations on the lower coast of Gwoza, and was away in Maiduguri during the attack. Boko Haram killed Mbitsa’s pastor Musa Ishaya and at least nine members of the Church of the Brethren in the attack, Mbitsa said. He has not heard from many since, as communication towers were destroyed.

“Only my elder brother, I heard from him among my family members,” Mbitsa reported. “Some brethren who escaped to mountains and bush for ten days now; only God knows how they are surviving without food, water, etc. Most of the brethren we communicate and get this information from them, their batteries are down.”

As Boko Haram blocked exit roads from Gwoza and went door to door killing people, Ojutiku said, Nigerian military officials abandoned their weapons and fled, leaving Boko Haram unchallenged.

“Now these weapons have fallen into the hands of the Boko Haram,” Ojutiku said. “A few people were able to escape to the mountainside, just exactly like is happening in northern Iraq. A few people are holding out on the mountains, but most of the people in the village are being slaughtered. There is no communication between Gwoza and other parts of the country.”

“I was told many Nigerian soldiers refused to go and confront Boko Haram because their wives protested. They felt they were just sending their husbands to an untimely death.”

New reports corroborated Ojutiku’s account. According to AFP, about 300 women and 500 children protested for two days at the gates of a military base in Maiduguri, demanding that their husbands and fathers not be sent to recapture Gwoza, as they did not have proper weapons.

“No weapons for our husbands, no trip to Gwoza or any volatile place,” AFP Aug. 12 quoted Thabita John, one of the protesting wives. “We are tired of burying our loved ones.”

Boko Haram, seeking to establish Sharia law, had killed 4,239 Christians, moderate Muslims, government officials and civilians, in attacks targeting religious communities in Northern Nigeria advocacy group Jubilee Campaign reported July 29.

Source: ShoeBat.com & DAHBOO77

 

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A Woman Who Isn’t Beyoncé Claims She’s Blue Ivy’s Mom & Queen Bey did infact FAKE her pregnancy

By Dorothy Frazier

(Uproxx.com) – Once you’re rich and famous, everyone wants a slice of your pie (especially if you make pie for a living). Some desire Beyoncé’s autograph, others request that she go to prom with them. Professional crazy person Tina Seals wants Blue Ivy, who she claims is her real daughter.

Jay Z & Blue Ivy - Image credit: Instagram

A woman in New York named Tina Seals has filed a maternity suit against Beyonce and Jay-Z claiming that she is in fact Blue Ivy’s mother. In the court documents she claims she was “previously associated” with the A-list couple and is asking “to verify whether she is the biological mother.” (Via)

Let’s see how valid her claim is:

Interestingly, Tina Seals has previously filed similar suits against Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in regards to North West, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson in regards to Michael Jackson’s children Prince, Paris and Blanket, and even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! Yep, Tina just may be a little touched in the head.

Credit: Instagram

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In her suit alleging maternity of North West, in the space allotted for describing the monetary compensation desired, Tina wrote, “stipulation + Negotiable money judgment OR Record Deal for my 22 year old son w/ Kanye West.” (Via)

Blue Ivy’s as good as hers. Maybe she can collaborate with Seals’ son, who I’m sure is working on his first LP with Kanye as we speak.

Read more via Uproxx.com

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Ferguson Police Chief: “Officer Darren Wilson Shot Unarmed Teen Michael Brown” – VIDEO

By Tanya Blake

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Security camera video released by the Ferguson, Mo., police of a convenience store robbery shortly before Michael Brown was fatally shot. Credit Ferguson Police Department

The police in Ferguson announced on Friday the identity of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of African-American teenager, Michael Brown, 18, saying that the teenager was believed to have taken part in a robbery at a nearby convenience store shortly before the shooting.

The Ferguson police chief, Thomas Jackson, said the officer was Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force who had no disciplinary actions taken against him.

Chief Jackson said that Officer Wilson had been alerted to the robbery shortly before the encounter with the teenager, who was walking home from a store on Saturday when he was shot. (see footage below)

Ferguson Police Department Incident Report

The incident report of the convenience store robbery was released Friday by the Ferguson Police Department.


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Photo of President Obama ‘Cutting Up on the Dance Floor’ Sparks Outrage, HUH…Really?!

By Tanya Blake

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Amateur photographer Elliot Schwartz is responsible for capturing the moment (pic below) whereas our President, Mr. Barack Obama was caught on camera living a little.

When in the hell did this become a crime?!?

The pic was later deleted from Instagram, only after it went viral. Not sure why. Don’t see any reason why our President cannot get his groove on from time to time. So, it appears not everyone agrees with my stance. Some folks feel it was “inappropriate” considering the delicate situation happening over in Ferguson, Missouri — which stems from the shooting of 18 year old black male, Michael Brown. Which was why, I guess the reason  she deleted it. Evidently she was not aware what goes DOWN in social media, does NOT stay in social media. [shrugs]

Credit: Instagram

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Rockin' Body - Lose 50 pounds just by dancing   What are your thoughts on the pic? It made our Celebrity Pic of the Day — because we felt, well really, “I” felt it depicted our President in a good light, he is only human, after-all. (SMDH)

I’m sorry folks, I do not see anything disrespectful or immoral about this photo. Take a freakin chill  pill! It’s totally ridiculous.

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Are you pleased the pic in question was removed from public display? What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments below.

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The State of Humanity

By Carla B.

OPINION PIECE

I did not know Robin Williams. We had never met, outside of my dreams. However, watching him on the big screen he exuded anger and passion. His films always represented humanity. Is it a reasonable statement that watching what we are seeing today was too much for him, Gaza, ISIS, vanishing airliners and the sea of blatant lies we are subjected to? What decent person could survive Hollywood?

We have reached a new level of insanity. The ADL has sent out “talking points” asking their “constituents,” creeps, toadies and trolls to write nasty little emails to journalist who tell the truth about the Israeli genocide. We are being called “Jew haters.” The ADL has decided, speaking on behalf of the world’s Jewish population, that being “Jewish” and murdering children are “one in the same.” Attacking child killers is “Jew hating.” If Jews around the world are willing to quietly accept this label and accept Foxman’s use of them in support of war crimes and genocide, the label should stick.

Thus far, many have spoken up, not enough but many.

Let us not forget the others, even Vladimir Putin is silent on Gaza. We have defined, not “Jewishness” as a criminal cult but something far broader. If humanity is a herd to be culled, then those not deserving of the oxygen they are wasting are now defining themselves. Consider this a rare gift, having the opportunity to look around and see the ignorant, the sub-human stand to be identified. We at EOTM Online know that 99% aren’t Jews and that silence is now and will always be the real crime against humanity.

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What is clear to me, at least, is that a self appointed “elite” of criminal psychopaths has begun that culling. What I can assure them is that they will not end it.

God Bless Earth.

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Albert Einstein


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‘Ebola’ Kills 56 People In Just Two Days; Death Toll Rises to 1,069 – VIDEO

By Carla B.

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(Geneva) — The Ebola virus has killed 56 people in just two days, the World Health Organization reported on Wednesday.

Image Credit: AP

The number of confirmed infections jumped by 128 % , bringing the total number of cases to 1,975.

New cases and deaths had been registered in all four west African countries hit worst by the deadly disease since the virus was discovered four decades ago. Please help raise social media awareness in real time!

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Ciara Dishes On Being A New Mommy And Life After Her ex, Future

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Singer Ciara is single again — oh, and just in case you missed it — a brand new mommy! The diva recently opened up to E! News, dishing on her bouncy baby boy, Future Zahir Wilburn, born on May 19th — and the devastating break-up with rapper Future. Ciara, 28, called it quits earlier this week after learning the rap superstar cheated.

Ciara & baby Future -- Credit: Instagram

Us Weekly broke the news first on the couples split.

When asked about the rumors surrounding the “wedding,” Future chided, he and CiCi were addressing things head-on.

“We’re focusing on whatever concerns us. Anything that concerns us as far as career, baby showers, pregnancies, wedding, having a baby, everything that’s going on, we’re focusing on it. We’ve gotta to make sure everything is up to our standard.” (ELLE)

Can’t say we’re surprised. The couple got engaged shortly after they began dating, less than a year later. Not to mention that adding a kid to the equation doesn’t seem to sit well with Future, according to his track record. It sucks, especially now that there’s a kid involved.

Ciara shared some “Conscious Uncoupling ,” nuggets as well.

“I’m in a much more clairvoyant place in my life. So, I want to express that through my music,” she said.

Ciara and Baby Future -- Credit: Instagram

“I think that when you become a mom… you don’t really worry about the small stuff. I’m just way more centered. It makes you focus even more on what your goals are in life. And I just feel a whole new spiritual energy that’s happening,” the diva added.

However, according to an E! insider, Ciara was “devastated” after learning of the betrayal, but despite it all, the R&B singer appears to be taking everything in stride and worrying about the things that truly matter.

“My son has been the best thing that has happened in my life. He has been amazing and he is truly heaven-sent. And so, I just feel all that love, I am happy with it just being me and my baby.

Future Zahir Wilburn, born on May 19, 2014

She added, that she still has lofty goals that she aims to accomplish. ” I can’t waste time. I have to go for it. It’s actually pushing me harder, and forward.”

Noting that parenthood has fueled her to be even more diligent about her career. “I want to be one of those moms and women that when I look back, I know that I always stayed focused,” she explained.

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And speaking on new music, The Body Part crooner says she has been hard at work in the studio with mega-producers Dr. Luke and Mike Will, and admonishes, “Now my concept is do more… times three. I’m all about making the best music possible… We’re just having fun, letting the music live. Just letting it be.”

“It’s a great thing,” she said of motherhood. “I wouldn’t trade it for the world, and I’m very, very happy.”


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