Family Speaks Out In Fatal BW Parkway Hit-And-Run

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HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) —The driver responsible for striking and killing a man on the Baltimore Washington Parkway in February has come forward.

As Tracey Leong reports, the victim’s family is speaking out.

The man surrendered this past week, but the family says the charges he’s facing are far too lenient.

For more than three months, police searched for the driver who hit 38-year-old Rick Warrick and his fiancé Julia Pearce and then kept going.

Warrick was killed in the crash, his wife was also hospitalized.

“We’re human beings, not roadkill, that’s what it makes me feel like roadkill,” said Julia Pearce, fiancée.

On February 1, 2015 Warrick and Pearce were changing their tire on the side of the BW Parkway north of Route 197. Pearce says that one night shattering her world.

“You ruined my life, he doesn’t have one, you ruined his parents life, you ruined his children’s, they…

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Vin Diesel Makes a Tribute to Paul Walker at the MTV Movie Awards

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Vin Diesel sure knows how to tug at our hearts! The Fast and Furious actor took the stage at this year’s MTV Movie Awards to present Shailene Woodley with the Best Female Performance popcorn award and carved out a few special moments to remember his late co-star and friend Paul Walker.

For a personal touch, Diesel referred Walker by his nickname, Pablo. “The last time I stood on this stage, it was with my little brother Pablo,” Diesel said with a smile before he briefly sang a heartfelt rendition of “See You Again”—a Wiz Kahlifa and Charlie Puth song from the Furious 7 soundtrack.

This isn’t the first time Diesel paid a tribute to Walker: the actor even named his newborn daughter Paulina in honor of the late actor. So touching!

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Transgender Woman Sues Georgia Dept. Of Corrections, Justice Department Sides With Her

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In 2012, a transgender woman Ashley Diamond, was arrested on burglary charges and was housed in a correctional facility with men. Although Diamond had been taking estrogen therapy for 17 years, she was denied access to her medication; her gender as a woman was not acknowleged by the Georgia Corrections Department.

Diamond,now 36, subsequently sued the department in February, her initial lawsuit saying that her rights were after the agency failed to continue her treatment, as well as disregarded her gender by placing her in a male correctional facility. The Department of Justice recently sided with her in her lawsuit.

“Prison officials have the obligation to assess and treat gender dysphoria just as they would any other medical or mental health condition,” the Justice Department’s prosecutor Vanita Gupta said on Friday, according to The New York Times.

The Times reports that, “Without the hormones…

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Crazy Legs And Chuck Creekmur Discuss The Elements Of Hip-Hop

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Hip-Hop came from the Bronx, but the originators had influences from all over. Chuck Creekmur of AllHipHop talked with Crazy Legs of the legendary Rock Steady Crew and they chatted over the origins of Hip-Hop.

RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Crazy Legs Says No One Person Can Take Credit For Creating Hip-Hop (VIDEO)

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Diddy Is Creating A Black ‘South Park’ For FX

Originally posted on Black America Web:

Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs is teaming up with cable television channel FX to produce the animated comedy Brightmoor, according to Deadline Hollywood.

The publication reports that Puffy is set to executive produce the show through his REVOLT Films banner with Sarah Snedeker serving as an additional producer.

Described as “South Park set in inner-city Detroit,” the show will be centered on the African-American students at Brightmoor Elementary.

It is set to be created and written by former King Of The Hill writer Chip Hall and Detroit comedian Chris Powell.

Who’s ready for it?

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Damon Dash Gets Visit From Cops, Courtesy of Ex-Wife Rachel Roy [WATCH]

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They may have called it quits in 2009, but Damon Dash and Rachel Roy continue to go back and forth as their kids are caught in the middle.

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Reports say Roy had police waiting for Dash at his house in light of her kid been “AWOL from school. Adding to the drama are claims from the fashion designer that Dash is an abusive stoner with a history of domestic violence.

Court documents reveal that Roy wants Dash’s visitation rights taken away amid claims that the music mogul is an unfit father to his two daughters, Ava and Tallulah.

Dash counters his ex, saying that Roy is using the kids as pawns in what he believe is some kind of power play. Despite all this, TMZ noted that Dash isn’t specific as far as what he believes Roy wants from him. To further emphasize his point that Roy is guilty of…

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Prison Guards With Ties To KKK Arrested In Plot To Kill Black Ex-Inmate

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Two Florida corrections officers and one former officer trainee have been arrested in a plot to kill a Black inmate who was being released from prison, the Florida Attorney General’s office said Thursday, according to CNN.

The men, Thomas Jordan Driver, 25; David Elliot Moran, 47; and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 42, were charged with conspiracy to commit murder and face up to 30 years in jail if convicted, the report says.

The arrests came after an FBI informant infiltrated a branch of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and learned about the alleged plot.

CNN reports:

Driver told the informant that he had gotten into a fight with the inmate and that he and Moran wanted him “six feet under,” according to court documents.

To convince the suspects that the deed had been done, the FBI staged a fake homicide scene…

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Serena Williams Wins The Miami Open And Continues Her Undefeated 2015

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A knee injury and the end of her boycott at Indian Wells drew headlines when Serena Williams returned to the BNP Paribas Open weeks ago. After knee inflammation forced her to withdraw from Indian Wells, Williams returned and dominated Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 in the final of the Miami Open. The victory not only marked Williams’ eighth Key Biscayne title, but it maintains her undefeated streak in 2015.

The eight victories in Key Biscayne makes Serena Williams only the fourth woman to win a WTA event eight times. With a record of 18-0, Williams has claimed her 19th Grand Slam championship and her twelfth consecutive final.

Saturday afternoon’s victory also improves Williams’ record against Carla Suarez Navarro to 5-0, and Serena has a lifetime record of 73-7 at Key Biscayne.

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Saluting Women’s History Month & Dr. Josephine English

Originally posted on Brooklyn Legends:

Dear Readers,

We are pleased to join the world in celebrating Women’s History Month. Sharing the important contributions of Brooklyn women from the African diaspora, and the accomplishments of women throughout the world, has motivated me to look for ways to make an impact on young ladies in my community.  What will be my legacy for the future?  How can I engage others?

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Today I am pleased to tell you about the historical achievements of Dr. Josephine English – one of the first African-American women to have an OB/GYN practice in New York and one of Brooklyn’s earliest medical pioneers.

Dr. English was a tireless community leader, patron of the arts and philanthropist.  Most important of all, she was a wonderful mother to her children, and earned a reputation as a highly coveted OB/GYN to Brooklyn residents and notables, including Dr. Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm…

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