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Usher Attacked BY Woman … For Parking in Handicapped Spot!

Dang! It’s tough out there for a crooner! Usher, more used to them screaming and falling down when he hits those high notes…

Gets a beat-down from a woman for illegal parking on his way to the show!

Obviously this woman isn’t a fan… Or maybe Usher should have taken his shirt off?

USHER ATTACKED BY WOMAN FOR PARKING IN HANDICAPPED SPOT

Usher was planning to engage in an early Halloween celebration but instead of partaking in the festivities in a positive light, the R&B crooner was met with negativity by a woman who attacked him for parking in a handicapped spot in an Atlanta lot.

TMZ reports that the ‘Raymond v. Raymond’ creator arrived to the Little Points Halloween Parade, where he parked his black SUV into a spot that was reserved for those with a handicap. Usher was met by a screaming woman, who grabbed at his shirt and tried several times to swing her arms at him. Bystanders dressed in costume — an Elvis impersonator was among them — helped to prevent the woman from getting close to the singer.

According to the video, the woman is taped screaming and attempting to accost the ‘DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love’ performer in front of her child. “You don’t belong here!” the woman screams at Usher. Sources tell TMZ that she was eventually lead away from the fracas by her husband.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Music, From Way Back When to Now

 

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Atlanta Woman Arrested and Jailed Wrongly For 2 Months

It took the Police 2 months to figure out this woman wasn’t the suspect they were after?

While the news crew apparently had no problem finding the woman they were after!

Apparently the Police didn’t even bother to confirm the identity of the woman they had arrested, Ms. Culpepper, with the victim to make sure that they had arrested the right person.

Woman spends 53 DAYS in jail because she was ‘mistaken for another woman with the same first name’

A woman has claimed she was jailed for almost two months because of a mix-up with another woman with the same first name.

Teresa Culpepper was locked up after police suspected her of being involved in an aggravated assault.

Despite not having the same surname as the alleged suspect, as well as a different birth date, she was held for 53 days.

Her lawyer Ashleigh Merchant said police in Atlanta held her simply because her first name matched that of their prime suspect.

‘She had medical records. She had numerous other documents that showed her name and proved her actual identity, but nobody bothered to check, and they arrested her and took her to jail,’ said Ms Merchant.

‘Her birth date didn’t match. Her address didn’t match. Her description didn’t match. Other than the name Teresa, nothing matched.’

Ms Culpepper was released after the victim of the alleged assault appeared in court to reveal Ms Culpepper was not the person who assaulted her. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in News

 

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Bishop Eddie Long Sued for Sexual Coercion of Male Church Members

Another in a long line of anti-gay church leaders…

Who turn out to be closet queens and abusers?

Let this one percolate for a while, as either damning or exculpatory evidence should be forthcoming fairly quickly.

Men allege sexual coercion by prominent Atlanta pastor

Two Georgia men have filed a lawsuit claiming that prominent Atlanta, Georgia, pastor Eddie Long coerced them into sex.

The suits, filed Tuesday in DeKalb County, Georgia, allege that Long used his position as a spiritual authority and bishop to coerce young male members and employees of his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church into sex.

“Defendant Long has a pattern and practice of singling out a select group of young male church members and using his authority as Bishop over them to ultimately bring them to a point of engaging in a sexual relationship,” the suits allege.

Long is considered one of the nation’s top black preachers. His church has more 25,000 members, according to the suit, and was the site of Coretta Scott King’s 2006 funeral, attended by then-President George W. Bush and three previous presidents. King was the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The pastor took one plaintiff, Anthony Flagg, 21, on overnight trips to a half-dozen American cities in recent years, Flagg’s suit alleges.

“Long shared a bedroom and engaged in intimate sexual contact with plaintiff Flagg including kissing, massaging, masturbating of plaintiff Flagg by defendant Long and oral sexual contact,” the suit says.

Long took the other plaintiff, Maurice Murray Robinson, 20, to Auckland, New Zealand, in October 2008 for his 18th birthday and engaged in oral sex with him, Robinson’s suit alleges.

“Following the New Zealand Trip, Defendant Long regularly engaged in sexual touching, and other sexual acts with Plaintiff Robinson,” Robinson’s suit alleges.

Long spokesman Art Franklin said Tuesday that “we categorically deny the allegations.”

“It is very unfortunate that someone has taken this course of action,” he said. “Our law firm will be able to respond once attorneys have had an opportunity to review the lawsuit.”

Long frequently denounces homosexual behavior. A 2007 article in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s magazine called him “one of the most virulently homophobic black leaders in the religiously based anti-gay movement.”

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2010 in Domestic terrorism, The Post-Racial Life

 

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How to Lose Megabucks on Real Estate

Lot of McMansions are on their way to being worth less than half of what they cost to build. Problem is in high end homes, personalization makes a home only the person who built it can love. Second problem is out pricing the market. This one was the King of McMansions, a $42 million white elephant purchased by Tyler Perry for $7.9 million…

As a tear down.

Like Yachts – it isn’t the purchase price that is the issue…

$42 Million Tear Down...

At $1 million a year in maintenance and upkeep on the property – Tyler better hope his formula continues to work.

After 17 Years on Market, Mega-Mansion Sells

Celebs plunk down millions on mansions every day, but Tyler Perry’s new acquisition is somewhat more storied. The scribe bought Atlanta’s Dean Gardens, which cost $25 million to build, features 58 acres, a golf course, wedding chapel, and what the New York Times calls an almost universally mocked “collision of self-indulgence, bad taste and a waste of money.” Which might explain why it took 17 years to sell. Perry, who paid $7.6 million, plans to rip the whole thing down anyway.

Dean Gardens was the child of software entrepreneur Larry Dean and his first wife, who spent four years and the aforementioned $25 million building it before moving in with their four kids in 1992. Less than a year later, the Deans split and the house went on the market—where it has sat, like a garish elephant in the corner, until now (though Michael Jackson reportedly almost bought it for Lisa Marie Presley when the asking price was $40 million). “The luxury-home market has been hit very hard, and this was a very special property,” says one tactful local Realtor.

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2010 in Giant Negros

 

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America Joins the 3rd World

This looks like something I’ve seen in Haiti…

Vodpod videos no longer available.

30,000 queue for housing assistance in Atlanta

Some 30,000 people lined up outside a local shopping centre in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday in the hope of receiving public housing assistance. The authorities were unprepared for the throng, which was unruly at times. Amid sweltering conditions, 62 people were hurt and 20 needed hospital care. Only 455 rent assistance vouchers and 200 public housing spaces were on offer – while 13,000 applications were taken.

Some had lined up since Sunday for the possibility of discounted rent.

It was the first time in eight years that the housing authority in East Point, a municipality in south-west Atlanta, had accepted applications for public housing and rent subsidies, known as Section 8 vouchers. Authorities estimate it will be six months before any vacancies become available for the small number of successful applicants. Most of the 16 other local housing authorities in Atlanta have closed their waiting lists. But Section 8 vouchers are portable, so people flocked from across the city for a chance to receive housing aid.

Atlanta is an economically polarized city: it has the fastest growing number of millionaires in the US but also has the third-highest proportion of people living below 50% of the poverty line.

“People are desperate. They are really willing to do whatever it takes to get into housing,” James Fraser, a public housing expert at Vanderbilt University, told the BBC.

Welcome to America after 30 years of conservatism. One of the favorite stitch’s of a black conservative buckdancer from Atlanta is to berate the City of Detroit. The line goes that Liberalism and Unions killed manufacturing in the North, as companies sought lower wage Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2010 in American Genocide, Great American Rip-Off

 

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Who’s Hot? DC and Atlanta Lead in Black Owned Business Development

More fuel that the centers of black America have shifted,  are now Atlanta and Washington, DC…

Daniel Bryant, Owner of Running Tigers Wine. From Shoe Stores to Strategic Management Consulting, Black Firms Are Developing In Spite of the Economy

Hat Tip – NewsOne

The U.S. Census Bureau reported recently that Georgia has the second-highest percentage of black-owned businesses in the nation at 20.4 percent. Only the District of Columbia, at 28.2 percent of the city’s businesses, has a larger percentage of African-American ownership.

From 2002 to 2007, the number of minority-owned businesses in the nation increased by 45.6 percent to 5.8 million, more than twice the rate of all U.S. businesses, the bureau said.

More interesting news at the WSJ

Minority companies have been hiring at a faster rate than non-minority companies — up 27% over the five years compared with 2.3% growth for white-owned companies, according to the Census numbers.

The Census Bureau reported that the number of black-owned businesses grew 61% to 1.9 million; the number of Hispanic-owned businesses grew by 44% to 2.3 million; and the number of Asian-owned businesses grew by 41% to 1.6 million. The number of white-owned businesses rose 14% to 22.6 million over the same period.

Revenues for minority-owned businesses in 2007 averaged $179,000, a number Mr. Hinson called “paltry” compared with the $490,000 average for non-minority firms. Black-owned businesses saw average revenues of $72,000 in 2007, down from $74,000 in 2002, he said.

The total revenues for all minority owned businesses rose 55.6% over the five year period to $1 trillion in 2007, a small number compared with the $30.2 trillion total for all U.S. companies, the report said.

Running Tigers Website can be found here. And Yeah – I know it’s not in DC or Atlanta… But who can pass up a good bottle of wine?

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2010 in Black History

 

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Kasim Reed Sworn In as Atlanta’s 59th Mayor

After a close race, and recount – Kasim Reed is sworn in as Atlanta’s 59th Mayor –

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2010 in Black History

 

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