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[21 May 2010 | 13 Comments | ]
Pimp With “Exquisitely Styled” Hair Sentenced to 18 Years

Jersey City Society Hill pimp is sentenced to 18 years in prison

Society Hill pimp Allen E. Brown got a little testy in court this morning and was sentenced to 18 years in prison by Judge Kevin Callahan in Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City. Brown, aka Prince, was shocked at the length of the sentence. "18 years?" Brown blurted out in court when Callahan announced the sentence. "This will take you to your 60th birthday until you see the light of day" said Callahan. "The

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[5 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Feel Smarter. WAY Smarter.

Man Calls 911, Doesn't Know His Address

Police Say Man Reported His Marijuana Stash Stolen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When you dial 911, there's certain things you have to do to make sure you get the help you need.

First, know your home address, and second, don't wait 45 minutes to dial 911.

Von Powell, 22, who lives near Gainesville, had a hard time doing both of those things after he said he was the victim of a home robbery.

The man also told police that one of the things stolen was his "personal stash" of marijuana.

When you're committing a crime and you're also the victim of a crime, it

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[1 Oct 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
I WILL Fry and Eat Yo’ Goldfish!


Cops: Woman fried, ate goldfish amid fight with ex

PASADENA, Texas — Authorities say a Houston-area woman who was burned up at her former common-law husband fried their pet goldfish and ate some of them. Pasadena police say it's a civil matter and no charges will be filed. The seven goldfish were purchased together by the couple during happier times. Police spokesman Vance Mitchell says the man reported on Saturday that the woman took the goldfish from his apartment. Mitchell says the two argued earlier about some jewelry the man had given her but took back. She wanted the jewelry returned. Officers who were dispatched to the woman's home arrived to find four fried goldfish on a plate. The woman said

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[11 Sep 2009 | 7 Comments | ]


Wife charged with assaulting husband freed on bond

A 71-year-old Enfield woman accused of beating her husband with a frying pan has been released from jail. Rosie Lewis was freed from Halifax County Jail on a $2,500 unsecured bond, Halifax County officials said. “Forty-eight hours (incarceration) is a general rule for any domestic violence charge,” said Lt. Bobby Martin of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office. “I imagine she was released on an unsecured bond because of her age and health.” Original reports that Lewis would be held until her first court appearance due a state law intended to protect victims of domestic abuse from further violence were incorrect. Lewis was charged with assault with a

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[4 Aug 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Cheddar? I Hardly Know Her. In Fact, I’ll Pass.


CINCINNATI -- Elmwood Place police say they caught an alleged thief chewing the evidence over the weekend. Court records show Maria Magobet, 50, from Dayton allegedly ordered lunch meat and cheese from the deli counter at Valley Grocery on Vine Street on Saturday, then walked out the store without paying. Police noted a pickle was recovered from Magobet before she left the store. When police caught up with Magobet, officers say they saw bits of lunch meat on Magobet’s mouth and shirt. Police also say she was still chewing and admitted to just eating some meat.

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[15 Jul 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
No Brown Babies In The Pool? A Philadelphian’s Perspective. It all sounds pretty cut and dry to any of us who've heard of a little thing called racism, but as usual the media is leaving a few things out, and as a Philly chick with an opinion you know I've gotta give it...

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[29 Jun 2009 | 26 Comments | ]
Michael Jackson and The Five Stages of Grief: Denial


The entire world was shocked by the premature death of Michael Jackson. Sure, we all knew that the man was under stress. The intense scrutiny at the hands of the media, which was essentially fueled by our own obsession with celebrity, took a visible toll on Michael; the recurring allegations of child abuse and financial debt of an unimaginable magnitude made him even more of a recluse; his varying health problems that were always hard to separate from his general weirdness undoubtedly contributed to his early passing. Still, it's hard to believe that any combination of these factors could lead to death at age fifty. But we tend to forget that we're average, and the average person (who, mind you, can only hold a tune in the shower) only worries about the neighborhood busy-body, overdue student loans, and pretty bad allergies every spring. By comparison Michael's life should be as unimaginable as the science behind evolution or The Big Bang - it's just too large and far-out a process for our personal experience to let us believe he's really gone. This, my friends, is why I am choosing not to. That's right, I'm too sad believing it, so I've decided that Michael Jackson isn't really dead, and I have five supporting reasons.

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[19 Jun 2009 | 8 Comments | ]
This Week’s Love/Hate Relationship With Black Pop Culture I've always believed that one of the biggest sitcom television bamboozles was the replacement of the original, BROWN, sassy, theater-voiced Aunt Viv with the bland, ALMONDY, acquiescent, merely capable Aunt Viv on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

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[9 Jun 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
This Week’s Love/Hate Relationship With Black Pop Culture My take on this week in black pop culture! tpainchain Is this really necessary, T-Pain? I get so irritated at myself for paying this kind of mess any mind because that's just what this autotunin' fool wants, but to spend $410k on an almost-humorously redundant chain without it actually being funny? It may be the struggling writer in me talking but that really fries my rice! I haven't seen anything this ridiculous in a long minute. Hate.

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[2 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]
Meth Will MESS You Up.

Man Shocked While Stealing Electricity, Police Say

powerpole BRANCH, Ark. -- A neighbor who lives along South Hopkins Road in Branch called 911 Friday night when a man fell from a power pole near her home. Franklin County deputies said Roy Achterberg may have been trying to steal electricity from the power pole to run to his nearby home.

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[29 Apr 2009 | 10 Comments | ]
Transitions Right now I am more overwhelmed with life than ever. I just found out that I've been accepted to a graduate writing program at USC (thanks to my work/your support of WWTD, might I add), and my head is spinning daily with unanswered questions about how I'm going to pay for it, how to get there, where to live, how to splash down in LA looking cute, what to do with my car, and how to say goodbye to Philly so I can proceed with this dream. Until I get my feet back on the ground and my head together posting will have to slow a bit because I'd way rather write than deal. But I should get it together soon - I feel really excited and fortunate and just cannot wait for this new chapter in life!

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[22 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Are You Earth Conscious Or Just Plain Broke?


Note: The photo above is a sign my landlord placed in the foyer of my last apartment building. It just never gets old!

We should obviously all be doing whatever we can to keep this beautiful planet safe and clean …

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[24 Mar 2009 | 9 Comments | ]
Only A Blackgirl.

Fort Pierce woman charged in burning of brother with curling iron


— An 18-year-old woman accused of burning her younger brother with a curling iron after denying his

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[19 Feb 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

Cops: Hair Weave Stops Bullet

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A woman was complaining of a headache Thursday morning, but police say her tightly-woven hair weave kept it from being much worse.

Detectives say a bullet, allegedly fired at her by

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[6 Feb 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
Odds & Ends

I’ve had a super busy week but I’ve still been keeping my eyes peeled for all types of things that are in the  mix. That and spreading myself around a bit…


I’m moonlighting at The Smoking Section, and I …