George Zimmerman Released From Prison... Again
Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was released from jail Friday for a second time while he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman left the Seminole County Jail a day after Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester granted a $1 million bail with strict conditions. He wore a white shirt and dress jacket as he walked out and got into an SUV, ignoring shouted questions from nearby reporters. [Read More]
Cop Accused of Having Sex With Prostitutes While on the Job
Jeffrey Holmes, a Kansas City police officer, has been charged with corruption after prosecutors accused him of having sex with two women in exchange for not arresting them. One woman told police she was working as a prostitute, and the other said she had outstanding warrants and marijuana in her motel room when she met Jeffrey Holmes. Prosecutors say Holmes, 47, accepted sex from the women in return for not arresting them during alleged incidents in March and April. [Read More]
Chris Brown Releases New Album, "Fortune"
The always controversial Chris Brown has released another album this week entitled "Fortune". Already receiving good reviews, the album features a mixture of R&B and rap. His fifth studio album follows on the heels of his 2011 record "F.A.M.E," which debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 album chart in March last year and won a Grammy for best R&B album. Brown is currently midway through a five-year probation sentence after pleading guilty to beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna. [Read More]
Supreme Court Upholds President Obama's Healthcare Mandate
The Supreme Court has upheld the vast majority of President Obama's historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that virtually all Americans have health insurance. The 5-4 decision means the huge overhaul, still taking effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. The ruling hands Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in approving the plan. [Read More]
INTERVIEW: Tyler Perry Talks About His New Film, "Madea's Witness Protection"
Tyler Perry practices what he preaches, and what he preaches has endeared him to millions of fans drawn by that unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor that continues to shape his inspiring life story and extraordinary body of work. Here, he talks about his latest film,Madea’s Witness Protection, which he not only wrote, directed and produced, but also stars in, playing three roles, including the sassy, straight-talking title character. [Read More]
Black Female Cop Killed in Denver At Jazz Festival; Suspect in Custody
A 21-year-old man was arrested for investigation of first-degree murder, after a veteran Denver policewoman who was raising her 12-year-old daughter alone was shot and killed during a free jazz festival, police said. Suspect Rollen Oliver was taken into custody after witnesses gave a description of the gunman. Police Chief Robert White said investigators were not sure if Officer Celena Hollis was the target of the shooting when she answered a call about a disturbance in the park. [Read More]