Monthly Archives: April, 2014

German priest asks for celibacy vow waiver from Pope Francis

Stefan Hartmann, 59, asked Pope Francis for release from a vow of celibacy. (Image: Facebook)

Stefan Hartmann, 59, asked Pope Francis for release from a vow of celibacy. (Image: Facebook)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stefan Hartmann, a German priest, asked Pope Francis for a waiver on a vow of celibacy. Hartmann, 59, said his superiors asked him to leave the priesthood after he revealed on a talk show that he has an 8-year-old illegitimate daughter.

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89-year-old World War II veteran acted as cocaine mule; to be sentenced on 90th birthday

 Leo Sharp, scheduled to be sentenced on 90th birthday, for tranporting cocaine cross country. (Image: US Marshal's Service)

Leo Sharp, scheduled to be sentenced on 90th birthday, for tranporting cocaine cross country. (Image: US Marshal’s Service)

 

 

 

 

Leo Earl Sharp, World War II veteran, from Michigan City, Ind. will be sentenced onMay 7, his 90th birthday. The crime? Allegedly transporting 1,400 pounds of cocaine across the country.

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Mom decries middle-school cotton-picking assignment

Artist depiction of slaves picking cotton. (Image: 4photos.net)

Artist depiction of slaves picking cotton. (Image: 4photos.net)

 

 

 

 

A mother was outraged when her daughter was asked to pick cotton for a class assignment at Redmond Middle School, in Redmond, Wash.

Carolyn Walker said the students were given a cotton plant last Friday and asked to pick it so they could “see what it was like to be a slave.” She added, “My daughter is African American and for her to pick cotton when her grandparents were raised on a plantation to pick cotton, is not OK, it’s not OK at all” . . .

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Obama speaks on L.A. Clippers owner’s alleged racist rants; maintains status quo

Donald Sterling, L.A. Clippers basketball team owner and girlfriend V. Stiviano whom he allegedly denounced for bringing black people, including Earvin "Magic" Johnson to Clippers" games.

Donald Sterling, L.A. Clippers basketball team owner and girlfriend V. Stiviano whom he allegedly denounced for bringing black people, including Earvin “Magic” Johnson to Clippers” games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The racist rants allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner, Donald Sterling, have resounded around the globe. At a Malaysian news conference with Prime Minister Najib Razak, President Barack Obama was asked about Sterling’s statements. Obama said the comments were “incredibly offensive, racist comments,” but referenced them in the broader context of America’s sordid legacy of racism and slavery . . .

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Lupita Nyong’o and her transformation are beautiful

Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar winner and People"s "World's Most Beautiful" face of 2014. (Image: people.com)

Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar winner and People’s “World’s Most Beautiful” woman of 2014. (Image: people.com)

 

 

 

 

 

Lupita Nyong’o, who won an Academy award for her Best Supporting Actress role in “12 Years a Slave,” tops People’s “World’s Most Beautiful” list for 2014. There is no doubt that Nyong’o is beautiful. That gorgeous, melanin-rich skin, lovely white teeth, soulful eyes, full lips, luminous smile and humble attitude – all in one small, but dynamic, package . . .

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Texas teacher performs lap dance for student, then says, ‘I love you baby’

Felicia Smith, a Texas middle school teacher, is accused of performing a full frontal lap dance on a male student. (Image: North Harris County Police/Daily Caller)

Felicia Smith, a Texas middle school teacher, is accused of performing a full frontal lap dance on a male student. (Image: North Harris County Police/Daily Caller)

 

 

 

Felicia Smith, a teacher at Houston’s Thomas J. Stovall Middle School, in Texas’ Aldine Independent School District, was charged Thursday with having an inappropriate relationship with a student. On Feb. 26, she allegedly performed a full frontal lap dance for the teen and afterward hugged him and said, “I love you, baby. Happy birthday” . . .

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Third victim in Kansas shootings, Terri LaManno, remembered as ‘beautiful soul’

Terri LaManno, 53, was the third victim in the Kansas shootings and is remembered as a "beautiful soul." (Image: fox4kc.com)

Terri LaManno, 53, was the third victim in the Kansas shootings and is remembered as a “beautiful soul.” (Image: fox4kc.com)

 

 

The third victim in the Kansas shootings, Terri LaManno, was remembered as a “beautiful soul” by her daughter. She was shot in the parking lot of the Village Shalom Retirement Center on Sunday en route to visiting her elderly mother, as she did every Sunday. Two sisters were visiting their mother at the time of the incident, not knowing their sibling had been gunned down . . .

Read about the third victim in the Kansas shootings, described as a ‘beautiful soul.”

 

Man arrested in Kansas shootings is ‘raging anti-semite,’ former KKK grand dragon

Suspect in Kansas shootings Frazier Glenn Miller (AKA Frazier Glenn Cross) is an avowed white supremacist. (Image: New York Daily News/KCTV)

Suspect in Kansas shootings Frazier Glenn Miller (AKA Frazier Glenn Cross) is an avowed white supremacist. (Image: New York Daily News/KCTV)

 

 

 

Frazier Glenn Miller (aka Frazier Glenn Cross), of Aurora, Mo., is suspected of killing a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City and a woman at a nearby assisted-living facility. The suspect is known as a raging anti-Semite who founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and was its grand dragon in the 1980s . . .

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A woman’s tale of rising from the lows of depression (Part 2)

A woman in emotional distress. (Image: Wikinut)

A woman in emotional distress. (Image: Wikinut)

 

 

 

I had passed on the opportunity to graduate high school at age 16, which I could have done by taking one summer-school class. Yet, I had opted to stay in school for another year, mainly because I was drifting and wasn’t certain about what to do with my life. When I graduated a year later, I remained adrift but decided to attend what was then referred to as “business,” meaning secretarial school. I discussed this with my mother, and she thought it was a good idea relaying that her mother had once told her: “If you learn to type, you will never want for bread . . .

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Harry Belafonte reaches deal with Martin Luther King Jr. estate

 

Singer and actor Harry Belafonte Jr. civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Aug. 14, 1964.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Singer and actor Harry Belafonte  and civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Aug. 14, 1964. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 

 

 

Singer Harry Belafonte, known as the King of Calypso, has reached a peaceful settlement with the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Belafonte had filed a lawsuit in a Manhattan Federal Court that charged King’s family was illegally trying to stop him from selling some of the slain leader’s documents . . .

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