A Maryland father of two who says security guards beat him at a Six Flags America park on Father’s Day in 2018 was awarded $800,000 by a jury on Friday. Nicholaus Mims, who is Black, and his family were visiting a water park area at Six Flags America in Bowie, Maryland, when a white security […]

A lawyer friend posed this thorny question yesterday: “How many Black men have been falsely accused of rape and spent half their lives in prison for crimes they didn’t commit?” I couldn’t answer his question with a hard number. I didn’t know. My friend really didn’t want a definitive response; his mind was already made […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his last hearing in August. The Grammy-winning R&B singer appeared in a Los Angeles court Thursday for a progress report. Judge James Brandlin told Brown he’s shown good cooperation with the probation department. Brandlin bumped Brown’s community labor […]

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ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners. “This was a loss for everybody,” said a visibly relieved David Barajas, who cried and hugged his wife, Cindy, after […]

A father in Houston is going to jail for six months – even though he paid more child support than he owed, reports Clifford Hall did fall behind on his child support to the tune of $3,000 – but the money was being garnished from his employer, not his paycheck. Due to a clerical […]

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Judge Joe Brown is moving away from his TV days to his political days. Brown is running for district attorney general in Memphis’ Shelby County, Tenn. His show was cancelled last year, which frees him up to run for elected office. Brown was a criminal court judge for 10 years in Memphis and now, he’s planning […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled singer Chris Brown’s lawyers are asking a judge to dismiss the misdemeanor assault charge he’s facing in Washington, D.C. Brown’s lawyers filed a motion Wednesday saying prosecutors misused the grand jury process to prepare for trial. Prosecutors have not yet responded to the motion. Brown and his bodyguard were arrested in […]

They may be more glamorous, flamboyant personalities but Wendy Williams and Queen Latifah don’t rule the daytime yet. The woman who does? Judge Judy, who is number one in daytime for the past four years with her syndicated self-titled show and her highly sensitive B.S. detector. Judy Sheindlin, now 71, a former Family Court judge in […]

For New Jersey Powerball lottery winner Pedro Quezada, the Dominican bodega owner who just collected $215 million, the adage “Mo’ money, mo’ problems” has already proven true. Just days after winning the fourth largest Powerball jackpot in history, New Jersey authorities say he’s subject to arrest for the $29,000 he owes in back child support. […]