Senior ESPN Writer Howard Bryant Arrested for Domestic Assault on Estranged Wife & Hitting a Police Officer

ESPN writer Howard Bryant arrested in front of Massachusetts pizzeria for domestic assault on estranged wife, hitting police officer trying to subdue him.

First Dominic Carter beat his wife up, now Howard Bryant, a senior writer for ESPN, is in the news for domestic violence. According to The Republican, Bryant, who is black, was arrested in front of a pizzeria in Buckland, MA, Saturday night and charged with assaulting his estranged wife, Veronique Bryant, who is white, as well as hitting a police officer who tried to subdue him.

Howard Bryant, 42, of Hawley Road in Ashfield, was arrested at about 12:15 p.m. Saturday and charged with domestic assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest, said state Trooper T.J. Tudryn of the Shelburne Falls barracks.

Five witnesses gave statements saying they saw a man arguing with a woman, police said. They said he choked her and pushed her into a car, Tudryn said.When police arrived, he argued with them and struck Trooper Brian Doak in the chest with his elbow, Tudryn said. Doak was not injured. “He pulled away from the police officers when they were trying to handcuff him,” Tudryn said. “He was uncooperative and resistant.”Source

It reportedly took four officers to subdue this man, so imagine what he would or could have done to his estranged wife. It is shameful that his bail is a paltry $5,000, which if he had to post 10 percent, would have been a laughable $500. It’s time domestic abusers stop getting a slap on their wrists. I would venture to say, this isn’t the first time he got physical with his wife. The court system should ensure that this is the last time he ever does something like that again.

UPDATE#1: Now we are hearing cries of racism coming from Howard Bryant’s attorney. According to The Republican, Bryant’s attorney, Buz Eisenberg, said the police overreacted to the “verbal altercation” because it involved a black man and a white woman. He told the newspaper, “This case is about the fact that racism still exists in America, and Howard Bryant is a victim of it.” How convenient it is to pull out the race card every time something crazy happens.  Here’s the sad thing, his estranged wife agreed that the police overreacted. The victim standing up for her abuser. Where have I seen this before? Dominic Carter and his wife, Marilyn Carter. Same thing. Never mind the fact that witnesses reported that Bryant choked his wife and pushed her into a car, the newspaper said. If it was just a verbal altercation, why did it take officers three minutes to subdue him? Excuses, excuses, excuses. Pulling the race card is getting really tired right now.

Iraqi War Vet Colby Bohannan Launches Group to Give Scholarships to "White Males," Claims Exclusion in College Application Process

Iraqi war veteran Colby Bohannan launches scholarship program for white males only because they “are excluded when they apply to college.”

The Former Majority Association for Equality has launched a college scholarship for white males, who it claims is now an underrepresented demographic in society. Right. The group plans to give grants of $500 to any man from Texas who is at least 25 percent Caucausian, has good grades and can demonstrate that they are in need. It would be interesting to hear what our so-called civil rights leaders have to say about this. I mean people like Revs. Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton. This amounts to pure bullsh*t.

This is an attempt to divide us once again. For those people who believe that scholarships or grants for women, blacks, Hispanics, Asians and Middle Easterners are similar, come again. From a historical perspective, blacks were denied basic rights in this country and the government had to step in to make sure we were being treated fairly and could get an education. The last time I checked, it is so much easier for a white male to climb the corporate ladder that he isn’t in need of a hand-out.

Its founder Colby Bohannan claims whites feel ‘excluded’ when they apply to college and that they are ‘left out’ when it comes to funding.

The provocative move risks a backlash by anti-racism groups but college officials in Texas have said there is little they can do to prevent it.

Mr Bohannan, a former Texas State University student and Iraq veteran, said the group was named because of the idea that ‘if you’re not a male, and if you’re not white, you’re called a minority’. ‘I’m not sure white males are the majority any more,’ he said. ‘If everyone else can find scholarships, why are we left out?’

He added that the group is not taking a stance on affirmative action and has denounced racism.

‘It’s time in our society to look at the way our culture views race,’ he said. ‘It’s time to give everyone an equal shot.’

FMAFE plans to offer four $500 scholarships to any college, inside Texas or outside the state, for the forthcoming academic year. So far it has raised more than $1,600. Source: UK Mail

Mr. Bohannan, take a good look around and you will see who is in charge in this country. How many corporations have a woman, Hispanic, black, Asian or a Middle Easterner at its helm. How many of our elected officials are anything other than a white male? How many black, Latino or Asian presidents of the United States have we had? This is pure racist bullsh*t and I hope no-one takes this wingnut seriously. Here’s my parting shot — we aren’t going back to the days when blacks were denigrated, lynched and beaten. No matter how hard these people on the fringe long for those days, believe me, it won’t be the same. You’re dealing with a different mindset this time around and it’s one that runs through the veins of ALL blacks in this country.

NOI Minister Louis Farrakhan Says Moammar Gadhafi "Has Always Been a Friend" & Refuses to Repudiate Actions Against Libyans

Louis Farrakhan says embattled Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi “has always been a friend” and refuses to distance himself from him.

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan said embattled Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has always been a friend and he won’t distance himself from him, the Chicago Sun Times reports. You see, this is the prime reason why people can’t take Farrakhan serious. How can you say this man is your friend and refuse to repudiate the heinous acts of violence he is perpetrating against his own people, who have a right to demonstrate against his dictatorship?

Speaking Sunday at the annual Saviours’ Day convention at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Farrakhan didn’t discuss specifics about the deadly uprisings in Libya.

But the 77-year-old said no leader has been loved by 100 percent of his people and said that if Gadhafi is persecuted for crimes against humanity, the same should apply to former President George W. Bush for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Farrakhan visited Gadhafi in the 1980s and in 1996 accepted a humanitarian award from him. But during his speech Sunday he warned the wave of revolution spreading across the Middle East is coming to the United States.

Speaking to followers who all but filled the 18,000-seat venue, he said, “What you are looking at in Tunisia, in Egypt, in Yemen, in Jordan, in Libya, in Bahrain will soon, very soon be in all the nations of the world . . . and even sooner take place in America.

“What you see happening there, you’d better prepare because it will be coming to your door, America.”

And Farrakhan added, “I hope that President Obama will remember his instructions to all nations — be careful how you attack and kill innocent people who are protesting. Take your own words into your bosom and be reminded when it comes to your home.” Source

I am amazed at the level of hubris Farrakhan displayed when he said former President George Bush should be treated the same way on the international landscape for war crimes. Er, Bush didn’t order his military to mow down people demonstrating against his administration. This is more BS coming from the Nation of Islam. When will people wake up to the vile and hateful rhetoric being spewed by Louis Farrakhan?

SHOCK: Bloomberg News Journalist Assaulted in Beijing While Covering Police Deployment

SHOCK: A journalist working for Bloomberg News was assaulted Saturday in Beijing while covering the deployment of police in response to online calls for protests in the capital of China, Bloomberg reports.

At least five men in plain clothes, who appeared to be security personnel, punched and kicked the reporter at Beijing’s Wangfujing shopping street at 2:45 p.m. local time yesterday. They also took the video camera he was carrying and detained him in a roadside store.

Uniformed police arrived after the attack and escorted the journalist to a nearby station where he filed a report of the attack before seeking treatment for his injuries at a local hospital. Police returned the video camera while the reporter was at the station, saying a passerby had found it.

Hundreds of police deployed in Beijing and Shanghai yesterday at the site of planned demonstrations called to protest corruption and misrule. In Beijing, few protesters were apparent amid the police presence. In Shanghai, at least seven people were bundled into police vans near Shanghai’s People’s Square. Source

Melissa Leo Wins Best Supporting Female Actress, Drops F-Word

Melissa Leo wins Best Supporting Female Actress for “The Fighter” and she had to drop the f-word. Priceless and I see a fine for ABC from the FCC in the near future. Sorry, but this is a shameful display of vulgarity. She won’t be remembered for her role in “The Fighter,” but will be remembered for using the F-word on live television in front of millions. I would venture to say if Amy Adams had won, she would have conducted herself with more grace and class. Melissa Leo came off as a real hoodrat.

Fight Between Teenage Groups at Houston Rodeo Cook-off Leaves Two Shot

Who would have ever thought a fight between teens could break out at a rodeo! Well, it did. According to KTRK, the shooting occurred at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo held at Reliant Stadium in.

The shooting happened half an hour before the carnival closed Saturday night. A group of teenage boys were detained. This year’s barbecue cook off and carnival drew record crowds to Reliant Stadium, more than130,000 just Saturday night.

“Ninety-nine percent of people at the carnival had no idea there was even an incident,” said Executive Director, Rodeo Operations Mike Demarco.

That incident, a fight between two groups of teenage boys, resulted in two people being shot. One is wounded in the buttocks. The other was injured in the foot. Both are minors. Source

Seems like a lot of our young people have a propensity to violence. Crazy.

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Huntsville Minor Hockey League Sparks Controversy Over Hosting Dachshund Race at Ice Rink

It is a sad commentary that the Huntsville Havoc minor league hockey team decides to host a dachshund race to raise money for NASCAR driver Ryan Newman’s animal welfare foundation,by allowing the dogs to run at an ice rink. Doesn’t that rise to the level of animal cruelty since dachshunds are prone to back issues? How is this different someone who abuses animals? According to WAKA Montgomery, some area residents are organizing a boycott. Why couldn’t the dogs run in an area outside the ice rink?

Philmore Reed Loses Property to Tax Foreclosure &kamp; Fatally Shoots Wrecker Driver Travis Fenty Sent to Remove Cars

Foreclosures have led some people to do some crazy things. Reed had known for two years that his property in Atlanta was sold in a tax sale, according to the AJC, but he decided to take matters into his own hands by refusing to leave. When the wrecker service came to the property to remove some cars, he went ballistic. He reportedly went upstairs the home and started firing, shooting Travis Fenty, 44, to death.

Retired Atlanta Pastor & High Ranking United Methodist Church Official Albert Turnell Jr. Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

SHAME: Albert Turnell Jr., 71, who is a retired minister and a district superintendent of the United Methodist Church, was arrested Thursday morning at his home in Smyrna, Ga., on federal child pornography charges. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Turnell was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Turnell, former pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Smyrna, has also led congregations in Marietta, Calhoun, Dalton and Colbert, and has served as a district superintendent for the United Methodist Church. Turnell will have his first court appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge Thursday afternoon, Emmett said.

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Innocent Images Task Force and the GBI’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Source

Another wolf in sheep’s clothing. Shameful. I am sure this man is a grandfather. Of course, I am sure his supporters will say the devil is involved in his arrest.

Nick Jonas, Sheryl Crow & Natasha Bedingfield With No Connection to Motown to Perform at White House Black History Bash

White House chooses three white singers Nick Jonas, Sheryl Crow & Natasha Bedingfield, with no connection to Motown, to perform at Black History bash.

President Barack Obama will be hosting an event — “The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House” — for Black History Month, but I am left scratching my head at some of the performers. Er, when I think Motown, teen idol Nick Jonas, Sheryl Crow and Natasha Bedingfield, who are all white, don’t exactly come to mind. Let me also add all three are supporters of the Obamas. Nothing wrong with that, but there are other singers who would represent the Motown sound far better, in my opinion — Roberta Flack, Bonnie Raitt, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Alicia Keys, etc.

Well, I guess you have to look out for your supporters, even if it makes little sense to have them trying to imitate the sound of a musical movement that changed the American landscape and gave us Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, to name a few. I might also add the trio I just mentioned is still alive and would have been far more credible than the sounds of Nick Jonas, Sheryl Crow and Natasha Bedingfield and even Seal, for crying out loud. I guess we should take some comfort in the fact that John Legend will be performing.

I must admit that I am very disappointed that President Obama and/or his handlers don’t seem to get the message, in terms of honoring Motown. Natasha Bedingfield, a white British chart topper has absolutely no connection whatsoever to Motown, but I guess since she’s a big supporter of the president, that counts for something. Just not in my book.