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Falsely Accused

1231735_thumb_print_1Approximately 7 miles from our nation's capital, on March 31, 2010,  a drive-by shooting took place leaving four people dead and five others wounded. South Capitol Street has seen it's share of violence, as well as the eastern part of Washington, DC.

People were congregated on the front stoop of an apartment building, having just returned from a funeral at about 7:30 p.m. when a silver Chrysler minivan pulled up and shots rang out. Shortly after, a police chase began through Prince George County in Maryland , where it ended in the 700th block of Yuma Street SE. During the chase an AK-47 type weapon was seen thrown from the vehicle and other weapons were recovered inside.

Orlando Carter and Nathaniel Simms, both 26, were arrested when the chase came to a halt. The driver, an alleged 14 year old was

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Innterracial Marriage In Sports

861761_man_woman_cigars_1REMEMBER PEOPLE, THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS.

GET MAD, IT'S COOL. I HAVE A BULLETPROOF VEST ON LAYAWAY. WE NEED TO OPEN UP THE DOORS OF COMMUNICATION AND NOT BE AFRAID TO SAY THINGS THAT MAY NOT BE POPULAR.

HERE WE GO!

Many of our black athletes come from humble beginnings. They came up watching their single mothers struggle, working long hours, or hustling to take care of them. A lot of them grew up without fathers and had mothers strung out on drugs. Sports were their escape.

To the future athlete these are some of the things that they saw on a daily basis.

* DRUGS

* GUNS/BLACK ON BLACK CRIME

Beauty of The Week: Roberta Cooper

Roberta Cooper

Roberta resides in the Cascade Community in Atlanta with her husband, Robert and one daughter. She was born in Bridgeton, NJ and raised by a single mother after her father passed away when she was 13 years old. At a very early age, she learned the value of responsibility as she assisted her mother with her younger brothers and sisters. Despite the challenges, Roberta also learned that serving others in the community was natural as her mother often feed other children in the neighborhood along with her own seven children. Roberta learned to overcome adversity through faith, prayer, perseverance, and persistence.

In high school, Roberta was elected Secretary of her senior class. She earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington, DE and a law degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, DE where Vice President Joe Biden served as an Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law. Roberta is a member of the Georgia State and Superior Courts bar, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the New Jersey bar.

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