Archives for November 2017

Mattel Unveils Its First Ever Hijab Wearing Barbie

 By: Shenequa Golding

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American fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad won a bronze medal while competing in the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio De Janero, and also became the first woman to wear a traditional Islamic headscarf during the Olympic games. Read More

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Video Extra #5 >>> Maverick Montana (Da Cloth) – Lay It Down

Maverick Montana (Da Cloth) – Lay It Down

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Video Extra #4 >>> Tyrese plans to represent himself in court after attorney drops out |

Tyrese plans to represent himself in court after attorney drops out 

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Grand Jury Ends Indictment Of Officers Involved With Laquan McDonald’s Death

 By: Camille Augustin 

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According to The Chicago Tribune, a grand jury’s investigation of Laquan McDonald’s death in 2014 has reached its final point. Certain officers involved with each stage of falsifying testimonies or paperwork of McDonald’s shooting will not face a judge or jury or be charged for that matter. Read More

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Jared Fogle’s Attempt to Represent Himself Flops

Ex-Subway pitchman’s motion is rejected

By Kate Seamons

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In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle arrives at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

(NEWSER) – Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle’s pricey team of lawyers couldn’t get him out of sex and child pornography convictions; neither, it seems, could Jared Fogle. The federal prison inmate learned on Wednesday that his effort to get those convictions overturned—via a Nov. 6 motion he filed “pro se,” meaning he was representing himself—failed, and how. Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana didn’t mince words in rejecting the “frivolous” claim in a two-page ruling. It’s a bit circuitous, but here’s what he attempted: The Indianapolis Star reports that he tried to claim the federal court that he pleaded guilty in didn’t actually have the authority to render a judgment against him.

In an attempt to bolster his argument, he cited a “friend of the court brief” filed a couple of months ago by Frank Edwin Pate, a fellow inmate at the Englewood Federal Correctional Institution in Littleton, Colo. As Courthouse News explains, Pate’s motion claimed the court didn’t have that authority because Fogle is a “sovereign citizen,” meaning free from any government’s laws. In his 22-page motion, Pate argued the federal court took “control of (Fogle’s) liberty illegally” and requests that the court offer proof of its jurisdiction or dismiss the charges. Pratt’s response to Fogle: “Federal courts have subject matter and personal jurisdiction over defendants brought before them on federal indictments alleging violations of federal law.” She characterizes the “sovereign citizen defense” as “shop worn” and having “no conceivable validity in American law.” (Fogle has been attacked while in prison.)

Article Appeared @http://www.newser.com/story/251571/jared-fogles-attempt-to-represent-himself-flops.html

Video Extra #3 >>> Jerry Jones gets cease-and-desist warning from NFL Compensation Committee

Jerry Jones gets cease-and-desist warning from NFL Compensation Committee

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Video Extra #2 >>> Raphael Saadiq: ‘Ask of You’

Raphael Saadiq: ‘Ask of You’

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Video Extra >>> The Judge in the Meek Mill case is reportedly being investigated by the FBI for her relationships.

The Judge in the Meek Mill case is reportedly being investigated by the FBI for her relationships.

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