Archive | January 2015

Last Victim Found In Annapolis Mansion Blaze « CBS Baltimore

This was such an unfortunate circumstance. Every time I hear about a fire at this magnitude I can’t help but to ask, how on earth does one purchase such an expensive home but neglect to invest in a life saving device as a sprinkler system?

Last Victim Found In Annapolis Mansion Blaze « CBS Baltimore.

Black And Armed: Author Explains How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible

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Guns and the Civil Rights movement sound like total opposites because we have always heard about the movement being a non-violent one. In hindsight, the reality is guns played a critical role in African Americans defending themselves during the Civil Rights movment.

Journalist, professor, and former activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Charles E. Cobb joined Roland Martin on ?NewsOne Now? to talk about his book, ?This Non-Violent Stuff Will Get You Killed.?

Cobb told Martin, most of the Civil Rights movement took place in the rural South, where ?guns are a part of the culture.?

?People used guns to go hunting, used guns to keep varmints out of the garden,? said Cobb.

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Feds Accuse Three of Being Russian Spies in New York City

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Attorney General Eric Holder charged three Russian citizens with conducting economic espionage in New York City on Wednesday, according to a complaint that details secret meetings, coded dispatches and attempts to recruit local citizens into the spy ring.

The complaint alleges that three Russian operatives met on at least 48 occasions in clandestine locations in Manhattan and the Bronx from March 2012 to September 2014. The suspects allegedly discussed methods to recruit local New Yorkers by falsely promising rewards in exchange for private documents.

Evgeny Buryakov, 39, stands accused of gathering field intelligence on topics ranging from U.S. sanctions against Russia to developments in the alternative energy sector. He allegedly gathered the information while posing as a private employee of a Russian bank.

Igor Sporyshev, 40, a trade representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, is accused of relaying covert assignments from Moscow, while partnering with Victor Podobnyy…

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Gabrielle Union Explains Asking D Wade For A Prenup + Who She’d Cast To Play Her In ‘Bring It On’

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Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union

There are some women out there who dream of marrying a baller as successful as Dwyane Wade, and the trophy wife perks that come along with being a “basketball wife,” but not Gabrielle Union. She’s got her own.

With the premiere of season 2 of “Being Mary Jane” on the horizon and wedding bells dragging behind the bumper on her Maybach, Gabby U opened up to Yahoo Style about asking her Miami Heat hubby for a prenup, recasting “Bring It On” and playing a “home wrecker.”

“For women in Hollywood, when they’re coupling, everything is about the brand. Everything is about latching on to a rising star, so you can kick your heels up. That’s never been my story, ever,” she said. “I make sure to let people know all of the hard work that’s gone into my career.”

She added,

“I want people to know the work…

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S.C. Man Used Taxi As Getaway After Alleged Bank Robbery

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Darrell Lee Daniels, a Columbia, S.C., man (pictured) just received a gold star in the annals of bad criminal decisions, after calling a taxi to escape an alleged bank robbery, according to WLTX 19 television.

Police say a 37-year-old man walked in to a busy downtown Wells Fargo Bank branch about noon on Wednesday, passed a note to a teller announcing he was armed, and asked for money, the report says.

After absconding with an undisclosed amount of cash, he reportedly dashed to a nearby fast-food restaurant, where he ordered employees to call a cab for him. He fled the scene when the vehicle arrived moments later.

Restaurant employees then called police, who were able to catch up with the man a short distance away. Daniels, 37, was charged with entering a bank with intent to steal. Deputies say officers have already recovered a significant amount of…

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