NewsOne Minute: Barbershop Promotes Literacy by Giving Young Customers Books

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Your local barbershop probably consists of TVs broadcasting ESPN, animated banter on almost any subject and music to match the vibe of the shop. The only literature you would expect to find is a magazine. A Palm Beach County, Fla., barbershop is altering this traditional view of barbershops by taking away the televisions and radios and adding a library of books. The owner of Royal Touch Barbershop, Reggie Ross, is promoting literacy by asking his young customers to read one of the books he provides while they wait to get their haircut. Ross extends the option for children to continue reading the book during their haircut. He even asks them to read aloud to him and sparks discussions with them about the book. Read more.

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Stabbing Suspect Tells Judge He Doesn’t Want to Be Represented by ‘Negro’ Lawyer

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A Florida man who allegedly stabbed another man at an Orange County, Fla., bus stop went on a racist rant in court on Thursday morning.

Police stated that Thomas Thorpe stabbed victim Donald Sacco several times at the bus stop near Sixth Street in the Taft area on Wesdnesday. But he was held at gunpoint by a passerby until police arrived to arrest Thorpe.

Things got strange the next day in court when Thorpe told the judge not want an attorney to represent him against the murder charges he’s facing.

“Do you want a public defender appointed?” the judge asked, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

“Uh, no,” said Thorpe. “I’ve had a lousy experience with that.”

Thorpe said he believes attorneys screw people.

The judge, instead, thinks Thorpe has a mental problem and insisted on an attorney, which led to an awkward exchange with Thorpe.

“Thomas George Thorpe stated his case. Can I go now?”…

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What Pedophile Raymond Frolander Looked Like Before Being Beaten Unconscious


This is one ass whooping that doesn’t deserve a prison sentence. This guy got off lucky that he still has breath in his body to take away the innocence of a child.

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At the time of this report, the Orange County (Fla.) Sheriffs Department stated that no charges will be filed Friday against the Daytona Beach, Fla. father who beat a man unconscious after allegedly catching him raping his 11-year-old son, according to KTLA 5 News.

Raymond Frolander, 18, who reportedly admitted to sexually assaulting the man’s son, is still being held without bond inside the Orange County Jail. As Atlanta Daily World reported before, Frolander was considered a close family friend and was entrusted to look after the 11-year-old boy for the past three years until he was literally caught with his pants down inside the boy’s bedroom by the father who had come home unexpectedly.

This is what Frolander looked like before the vicious beating that nearly took his life:

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D.C. Lawmakers Pushing For Ban of Preschool Suspension: Black Kids Expelled at Alarming Rate

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Alix Tichelman Faces Judge In Google Exec’s Death & Other New Developments FLAGS: video

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We’ve got all the latest developments in the case of Alix Tichelman, the 26-year-old woman who authorities say, while working as an escort, killed Google executive Forrest Timothy Hayes with a fatal shot of heroin on a Santa Cruz, Calif. yacht last fall.

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Tichelman, Wednesday, pleaded not guilty to felony charges linked to prostitution, drug use, destroying evidence and manslaughter great bodily injury in the Santa Cruz County courthouse. She was arrested July 4 in the Nov. 23, 2013 death of the 51-year-old father-of-five, as officials said he passed out after the lethal needle shot while she finished a glass of wine, drew the curtains and scurried to collect her things and leave. Steve Clark, Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief, citing security footage taken from the yacht, listed a series of actions that illustrated Tichelman’s purported negligence as a man lay dying in front of her…

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Vivica Fox On What Got Her Through “Celebrity Apprentice” [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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Celebrity Apprentice” hasn’t even aired yet, and Vivica Fox has already made headlines. She reportedly got into it with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore. Vivica Fox joins “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to discuss. Listen to the audio player to her who got her through the show. Plus, find out what other projects Vivica is working on in this exclusive interview!

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Millions In State Money Needed Under Fort Washington Landslide Proposal

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FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County officials have laid out a $15 million plan to shore up the ground in a Fort Washington neighborhood and allow most of the 28 property owners affected by a landslide earlier this year to return home.

Unfortunately the county has only $11 million to implement the plan.

At a meeting Wednesday with homeowners in the Piscataway Hills neighborhood, county officials expressed hope that the state could fill the funding gap in the county’s proposed plan.

If enacted, the county would buy six homes deemed unsalvageable, and do repair work on an eroded slope and roadway to make the remaining 22 homes habitable.

Heavy rains in May triggered a landslide that rendered the affected homes unsafe.

Jessica Kartalija will have more of this story at 5 & 6 p.m.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Listen: IMPD Arrests “Skipping Killer” Suspect; Report Says Police Mergers Financial Loser; Lance Stephenson Says Goodbye to Pacers Fans; Job Fair & Health Fair Today at IBE Events; Hero Pit Bull Saves His Boy [Audio]

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Former Pacers player Lance Stephenson fondly Tweets; Calling all job seekers, Indiana Black Expo wants to see you today and other events…

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A murdered convenience store clerk on the road to justice from his “skipping” killer; Police mergers were not a pot of savings for the city according to new report and a pit bull to the rescue…


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Richard Pryor Jr: Nick Cannon Changed My Mind On Him Playing My Father

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(AllHipHop News) With the world being in the year 2014 that means that children of deceased legends from the 70’s and 80’s are now grown and able to portray their parents in biopics. According to Richard Pryor’s son, he has been so impressed by Nick Cannon’s dedication to playing his father in an upcoming biopic that he has changed his mind on the rapper/actor.

Pryor Jr initially did not believe Cannon would be able to adequately capture his father on screen for the upcoming Lee Daniels biopic about his deceased father. However, in a recent interview with Daily Mail, the son of one of the greatest comedians of all time stated that

He did the small thing of using his left hand instead of his right hand, he picked up smoking to try and emulate my dad, he’s let his hair grow out. He’s looking into who my dad…

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Complete Strangers Photoshop A Picture Of An Infant To Help A Grieving Dad

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What started out as a simple favor, turned into a beautiful act of Internet kindness for one dad on Reddit.

Nathen Steffel posted a photo of his infant daughter, Sophia, on the site with one request: ?My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children?s hospital. Since she was in the hospital her whole life we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes. Can someone remove the tubes from this photo??

He explained that Sophia passed away in Cincinnati?s Children?s Hospital after suffering a hepatic hemangioma in her liver at just 6 weeks old.

What happened next stands as a testament that there really is good in this world. Users posted their photoshopped, painted or drawn portraits to the thread for the father to have.

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