Topic: news

Judge Doesn’t Believe In Maternity Leave, Makes Lawyer Bring Her Infant To Court

Judge Doesn't Believe In Maternity Leave, Makes Lawyer Bring Her Infant To Court

In news guaranteed to make any sane person’s jaw drop, lawyer Stacy M. Ehrisman-Mickle was denied a continuance she requested for an immigration hearing she was scheduled to attend. The reason for the continuance? She was still on maternity leave. She asked for an additional three weeks and opposing counsel agreed but Justice J. Dan Pelletier, Sr. felt otherwise and turned down the request. More »

5 Kids Died In A Car Crash Last Weekend And Asking ‘Where Were The Parents’ Isn’t Helping Anyone

5 Kids Died In A Car Crash Last Weekend And Asking 'Where Were The Parents' Isn't Helping Anyone

Even if he had been a licensed driver, he would only be entitled to a California provisional license, which does not allow drivers on the road between 11pm and 5am or allow anyone under 20 years old in the car unless there is a licensed driver 25 or older present. So yes, there were laws broken. Unfortunately, asking “where were the parents?” and ” how did they let this happen?” isn’t going to help anyone now, but it’s still a reaction you will see everywhere when a tragedy like this happens. More »

Police Pepper Spray Black Teen In His Own Home Because Racist Neighbor Assumes He’s A Criminal

Police Pepper Spray Black Teen In His Own Home Because Racist Neighbor Assumes He's A Criminal

Just another day of racial profiling in America! This time, an 18-year-old North Carolina kid entered his own house after school and was soon met by three cops in his living room, pepper spraying him in the face. This is all thanks to people who can’t be bothered to know who their next door neighbors are, but can always remember to be suspicious of black skin. More »

There’s No Excuse For Using Jahi McMath’s Body To Push A Political Agenda

There's No Excuse For Using Jahi McMath's Body To Push A Political Agenda

Jahi McMath was declared brain dead on December 9, 2013 after complications from what has been described as a “routine” surgery. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare and a hell I would not wish on anyone. I feel for her mother and family, who are in deep, deep denial about the state of their loved one. But Jahi is dead. They are keeping a dead body functioning via medical technology — and the lawyers and PR strategists who are fighting about the outcome of this case are making me sick. More »

Pit Bull Owner Gets A 15-Year Jail Sentence For Mauling Of Woman And It’s Still Not Enough

Pit Bull Owner Gets A 15-Year Jail Sentence For Mauling Of Woman And It's Still Not Enough

The owner of four pit bulls in California has been handed a 15-year prison sentence for his conviction of second-degree murder after his dogs mauled 63-year old Pamela Devitt to death. The dogs jumped a fence and attacked this poor woman to the tune of over 150 bites and a severed arm. She died at the scene of blood loss. I’m glad this pit bull owner gets a 15-year jail sentence but for this crime, he should be serving life in prison. More »

Angelina Jolie’s Genetic Testing Inspires Others To Do The Same And Makes Us Love Her Even More

Angelina Jolie's Genetic Testing Inspires Others To Do The Same And Makes Us Love Her Even More

The fact that Angelina Jolie’s genetic testing inspires others to do the same makes her a hero in my eyes. She did not have to reveal what she went through but in doing so, she has potentially saved the lives of millions of women around the world by making the testing she underwent more mainstream to the point where the average woman would ask to have it performed. More »

When Your Kids Are In The Car You’ve Lost The Right To Road Rage

When Your Kids Are In The Car You've Lost The Right To Road Rage

I am not going to lie to you all and say that I never get annoyed behind the wheel while my kids are in the backseat. They both know that sometimes Mommy will call someone “stupid” if they cut me off and I have used my horn before to express my displeasure at the behavior of another motorist. I have never been proud of it and I try my best to corral my emotions when I have the kids in the car with me. More »

It Should Disturb Us All That Schools Are Acquiring Military Tanks

It Should Disturb Us All That Schools Are Acquiring Military Tanks

The entryway at my children’s school underwent a complete renovation this year to relocate the office and make it so that no one can get through the heavy doors without being buzzed in. This measure does make me feel safer and I am grateful they funded it but finding out that in other areas, schools are acquiring military tanks to help protect the students just makes me feel sad. More »

Janay Rice Is Under A Pressure We Cannot Imagine So Stop Judging Her For Staying

Janay Rice Is Under A Pressure We Cannot Imagine So Stop Judging Her For Staying

In the days after this information went public, much was made of the fact that Janay married him after this incident and that she is defending him now. There are many people insisting that she should leave him and that she is just as “bad” as he is for staying with him despite being physically abused by him. I think everyone needs to stop submitting their opinion because none of us can possibly understand what this woman is going through. More »