Shooting and Stabbing BET Awards Weekend

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A fatal shooting and a separate stabbing at unsanctioned parties celebrating Sunday’s BET Awards cast a shadow over the event, where top superstars like Lil Wayne, Chris Rock and others were set to mark the best in black entertainment.

One person was killed and five injured in two separate incidents ahead of the show at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles police said. The events were “unauthorized and unaffiliated with the BET Awards,” BET said in a statement.

“The network and all organizers will continue to maintain a safe environment for all planned activities,” the statement said.

The death and four of the injuries followed gunfire early Sunday at a restaurant, Officer Drake Madison said. Separately, a man was stabbed in the stomach Saturday night at a nightclub.

The violence could change the mood at the ceremony.

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UPDATE

TMZ Reports: The incident occurred at around 2:30 AM PT Monday at Supper Club. Someone fired a shot outside the club. One eyewitness tells TMZ the shooter was aiming at the Game’s car … although that does not appear to be the case. Another witness says the shot was fired in the air.

We’re told no one was hit.

A witness says the man in the white T-shirt had a gun in his right hand at the time of the shooting and was running from the area where shots were fired.

A number of rappers were inside the club following the BET awards, including Game, Meek Mill, T-Pain, and Busta Rhymes.

The shooter got away and cops are on the hunt. TMZ has obtained video of the shooter, but you do not see his full body.

Transformers 4 Mega Tron Hit

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Photos: Stephen Knight (NY), Joshua Blanchard (LA), Chris Mitchell (ATL)

Wednesday night was TRANSFORMERS night! While the cast hit the carpet at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York, influencers in Los Angeles, Atlanta and the Big Apple attended private screenings. Power 105, The Urban Daily and Global Grind hosted NY’s screening; V-103, 92-9 the Game and the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream partnered in Atlanta; and REVOLT TV held down L.A.

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Shamea Morton & V-103’s Big Tigger pose with the Atlanta Dream Cheerleaders

Attendees included Erica Mena (VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop NY”), Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Dr. Simone Whitfield (Bravo’s “Married to Medicine”), Kiyah Wright (OWN’s “Love in the City”), Hisham Tawfiq (NBC’s “The Blacklist”), Shay ‘Buckey’ Johnson (VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta”), Big Tigger (V-103), Ryan Cameron (V-103), Q Parker (112), R.L. (Next), Sharon Carpenter (REVOLT), Amrit Singh (REVOLT), Jerry Barrow (The Urban Daily), Shamea Morton (The Atlanta Dream) and Karyn Greer (anchor, WXIA 11Alive).

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Karyn Greer helps spread some cheer at ATL Premiere

Georgia’s Baby Bou Bou in Rehab

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Bounkham “Baby Bou Bou” Phonesavanh, the baby severely injured by a flash bang grenade thrown in his play pen by the Habersham Sheriff’s Department and City of Cornelia police raid, has been transferred to Children’s Scottish Rite Hospital to begin rehabilitation. The family, who was set to move back home to Wisconsin the day after the raid, continues to need financial support as they have been living in a hotel to remain closer to their son.

 “I was able to hold my son and hear his voice for the first time since the grenade exploded. After all that has happened to him, I am amazed at his strength. He has a long way to go but our prayers are being answered. We feel like it’s a miracle.” Bounkham Phonesavanh, Father of Baby Bou Bou.

All donations to the family can be made to a Wells Fargo Bank Trust account in the name of Bounkham Phonesavanh. Online donations be made at www.justiceandprayersforboubou.org

“ While this family is focused on the rehabilitation of their 19 month old baby, the ACLU has lent their support releasing a report on S.W.A.T. teams and the militarization of police which includes Baby Bou Bou’s mother, Alecia Phonesavanh’s chilling story about what happen the day the grenade blew a hole in their son’s face and chest. This family could be any of us.” Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis, Davis Bozeman Law Firm

MADD FACTOR: Why did the  Habersham Sheriff’s Department and City of Cornelia Police feel it so important to raid a home with children toys outside and visible? Lack of Judgement!   It’s amazing that law enforcement creates an excuse for the unprofessional work in this case, and poor judgement of it’s officers. Please support this effort through the links provided, as justice for Baby Bou Bou is right around the corner! 

Diane Sawyer Steps Down from ABC Nightly News

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney): Diane Sawyer will step down from ABC’s flagship nightly newscast, “World News,” in August, ABC said Wednesday.

David Muir, the weekend “World News” anchor, will replace her starting September 2.

The announcement ends months of speculation about a transition at ABC’s anchor desk.

In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, Muir will not be the main anchor for big breaking news stories or elections — that spot will go to “Good Morning America” co-host George Stephanopoulos, who will have the title “chief anchor.”

Sawyer took over the “World News” chair in 2009, becoming the first woman to solo-anchor the famed newscast.

Inside ABC, Muir has been seen as her heir apparent for some time. That impression was cemented earlier this year when Stephanopoulos renewed his contract at “GMA” with no mention of a “World News” role.

“After wonderful years at ‘World News’ I decided it is time to move to a new full time role at ABC News,” Sawyer said in a statement.

Last week, with Sawyer away, Muir anchored “World News” for the full week.

The appointment of Muir, 40, to succeed Sawyer, 68, also represents a generational change for a television time slot sometimes stubbornly resistant to change.

“I can’t wait to continue bringing more of my specials to prime time and appearing on all ABC News broadcasts, as well,” Sawyer said. “And to my friends and colleagues George and David — congratulations. I look forward to exciting work together and great times ahead.”

Written: By Brian Stelter

Planet VI Working Hard To Make History

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The  Caribbean American song writing duo Planet VI  is known for their exceptional talent in the music industry. The Caribbean American Movers and Shakers, have created music for Justin Bieber, Akon, Beyonce, Rihanna, kelley Rowland, and many more. Planet VI are the new Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, with several Grammy Awards under their belt. Chris Brown’s Loyal, has officially become the summer anthem with over 70 Million VEVO, and record breaking radio spins.

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However, a new record by the Virgin Islands very own ‘Rock City’ Timothy and Theron Thomas aka PlanetVI, can be the next hit for 2015. The duo has proven to be one of the most success pop and urban song writers over the past decade. Jennifer Hudson,Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, have called on them for some of their major hits. 

The team of Planet VI has successfully worked their way from the bottom to the top, and is still grinding their way to the making history.

 

DJ Irie Weekend 10th Anniversary Major Success

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A Party With a Purpose

The Irie Foundation is working year-round to improve the lives of South Florida’s at-risk youth. Through a number of proactive initiatives and programs, we are committed to helping kids get on the right track and strive for a successful future.The proceeds from Irie Weekend go toward foundation programming, as well as to benefit a number of other local and national nonprofit organizations.

Irie’s 10th Annual Irie Weekend was everything it was promised to be. A record number of attendees,turned out  to support not only fun in the sun, but a great charitable fundraiser, as all proceeds were attributed to the Irie Foundation.

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The National hotel on South Beach hosted the kickoff for the 10th Annual Irie Weekend celebration sponsored by Beats Music, KorbelJack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, had party goers entertain and relax. Dascha Polanco, Alonzo Mourning, Chris Bosh, Omar Benson, Adrian Grenierand more were in attendance. The Irie Weekend celebration is a South Florida takeover of talent, celebs and pro athletes. Irie Weekend is where global A-listers come to play. Their celebrity golf and bowling events are open to the public and anyone can sign up to participate in these events at IrieWeekend.com. 

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The weekend also marked DJ Irie’s birthday. The events were  proudly hosted by Miami Hotspots Liv, E11even, the Miami beach country club and the National Hotel. The staff and production team was notably professional and polite. Special thanks to Jackie and Eric on the Irie team.

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Gangsta Jermey Meeks set to make 30K a month

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Blaze Modelz tells TMZ … “gangster models” are hot right now.  The agency claims they can book Meeks with high-end fashion houses — like Versace and Armani — and he could rake in $15 – $30K a month.  

Blaze also says they actually like Meeks’ face tattoos … even the gang-revealing teardrop.  They thinks it’s edgy and sexy.  They didn’t mention the Crip tattoo on his neck, but that can be covered.

Another modeling agency — that did not want to be named — tells us … once Meeks is a free man they’d like to work with him as well.

Here’s the problem.  Meeks is currently being held on $900,000 bail with no prospect of getting out soon.  He’s a convicted criminal facing serious weapons charges and could be a little long in the tooth before he gets sprung.

 

Go See Think Like a Man Too Today!!!

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DON’T WALK ..RUN… to your nearest theater to watch Think Like A Man Too!

Don’t wait for a friend or family member to tell you about the movie, GO SEE IT FOR YOURSELF! 

Here’s a clip…

This is a funny, and insightful movie. It celebrates friendship, love, relationships, and the dynamics of the mother-in-law and daughter relationship. The film is not only  funny from the start , but also right down to the end. Is there going to be a Think Like A Man #3?

The Atalanta 'Think Like a Man Too' premiere

Kevin Hart shared the importance of supporting a black films. Although the original Think Like  a Man, broke box office records, the second installment will  only be distributed in 2100 theaters in America.

“Black Films are always put in a box, but we have to stop putting ourself in a box first!”-Kevin Hart 

Readers and subscribers.. Go Support this film.. Let’s see it make into international movie theaters.  I can tell you that the film was funny, Kevin Hart had jokes, etc

 

GO SEE IT —-> TODAY! (The first weekend counts the most!) 

Real Men Cook Celebrates Diversity in the Kitchen

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Normally on Fathers Day, your dad often wait in bed for breakfast, however, several men dedicate their time to cook for the annual Real Men Cook festival. More than 100 participants took part in the friendly competition at the Georgia World Congress Center that benefited Atlanta charities.

The dads rolled out the red carpet, and created a variety of delights. The menus ranged from fried mac and cheese, pulled pork, pasta, rice, plantains, and much more. It was a great family affair, that celebrates men who celebrates the diversity in the kitchen.

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Celebrities like David Banner, Lisa Nicole Cloud, Roger Bob, Consul General of the Bahamas, and many more where in attendance. Families from around the metro Atlanta area supported the fathers,sons, and nephews, cooking up their dishes.

 

 

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Mona Scott Young Facing Felony Charges

 

 

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It seems that Mona Scott Young the producer of Love and Hip Hop, is in the spot light again.  Scott-Young allegedly posted Stevie’s $25,000 bail shortly after he was arrested last week.

However, sources say that Scott-Young’s act of kindness may have backfired on her because Project Child Support has now grown suspicious of her relationship with Stevie.

According to the report, Scott-Young along with several other people and organizations associated with Stevie and the show were subpoenaed by Project Child Support in regards to Stevie’s child support debt. When subpoenaed, Scott-Young claimed that neither she nor her production company, Monami Entertainment have employed or contracted Stevie J for any reason.

Project Child Support doesn’t believe Scott-Young’s claim and they’re now accusing her of lying to protect Stevie from any legal ramifications in his child support case.

“I don’t understand how an executive producer of a hit television reality series does not enter into any agreements with the cast or any organizations contracted with the cast of a television production,” a rep for Project Child Support said in a statement.

“This is a felony child support evasion case, and helping someone commit a felony crime is a felony crime,” the rep continued. “We are going to cooperate with the federal agencies investigating this case and provide them with copies of all documents we received that are related to this case, including Mona Scott’s court ordered subpoena response.”

Reportly,  Scott-Young was accused of helping Stevie stay out of trouble when he was accused of attacking Joseline Hernandez and Scott-Young denied having any knowledge that their relationship is abusive.

Will and Jada Smith Child Protective Services Update

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After a month of scrutiny and controversy, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been cleared by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. According to Radar Online, the superstar couple won’t be facing any charges following the public fallout from a photo of their daughter.

In April, the Smith’s 13-year-old daughter, Willow, was featured in a photo lying across a bed with shirtless 20-year-old actor, Moises Arias.

A backlash immediately followed after Arias posted the image on Instagram. Someone reportedly notified DCFS concerning “the welfare and safety of Willow, based on the contents of the photo”; and the agency soon announced its investigation.

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But DCFS reportedly found no wrongdoing or danger to the teen.

“”No evidence presented that Willow has ever been in any danger around Moises or that she has ever been physically or emotionally abused,” a spokesperson for DCFS told Radar Online.

DCFS did, however, recommend that Will and Jada monitor their children’s social media accounts more closely.

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Should LeBron James Stay or Go? (Video)

lebron1This meme from instagram, is funny to many Spurs fans, however is it really what Lebron James is thinking?

The Miami Heat have fallen short of the NBA title for the second time in four years, leaving them at an uncertain crossroads this off season, with the looming threat of LeBron James bolting in free agency hanging over the franchise.

 

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Howard Beck joins Adam Lefkoe to give his take in the video above.

This will be career suicide for Lebron James, at this time. The Miami Heat won two NBA Championships in a row and have made it to the finals 4 times in a row. The work ethic of the team is through the roof , and will allow them to continue to win further championships.

Madd Factor: Lebron James need to stay in Miami! The NBA needs the success of the Miami Heat. The ratings and ticket sales to the Miami Heat has triple over the past 4 years. My recommendation for Lebron James is to stay in Miami! Go to the beach, Relax!  Come Back next year and win!..Hopefully the Heat is not playing against the Spurs, that will not end to well.#spursnation #miamiheat

Malia Obama Gets Summer Job


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Her dad might be the leader of the free world, but that hasn’t stopped Malia Obama from chasing her dreams. And most recently, she followed those dreams to the set of Halle Berry’s new show, Extant.

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President Obama’s daughter Malia, 16, will be collecting a paycheck as a production assistant on the new CBS show ‘Extant’. Malia will drive to work every day. According to Mrs. Obama, Malia already has her license.

According to The Wrap, Malia Obama spent a day on the set of Extant working as a production assistant, even helping the director slate a take on the show that follows Molly (Berry), an astronaut who returns home to learn that her experiences in space will alter her experience on Earth — along with those of every other human being.

Texas Teens Facing 1,000 years for Rape

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Devoric Javon Evans, 20; Lamont Tray Davis, 19; Day’tron Derrell Smith, 18
Bottom row (from left): Da’Juan Oshea Degrate, 18; Douglas Demond Canada, 19; Cory Darnell Hall, 18

A high school girl thought she was going to play hookie from school with just one male friend. What transpired was a violent nightmare that forever changed her life.

Five high school boys in Texas and one 20-year-old are staring at life in prison for reportedly gang-raping a 15-year-old girl who was duped into being alone with them.

The males were reportedly indicted on a total of 91 counts. If convicted on all charges, the young males could be sentenced to 1,300 years each in prison, eliminating the possibility of ever tasting freedom again.

According to the Waco Tribune, on April 23, Douglas Canada,19, and Da’Juan Degrate, 18, convinced the 15-year-old girl to cut school at Waco High School. The girl agreed to hang with her classmates at a home. But to her horror, when she arrived at the house, she found out there were four other men where also inside.

Canada went first. He allegedly took the girl to a restroom and raped her. The girl told police that after Canada finished, the other males took turns having sex with her in a bedroom.

The four men who were at the home waiting for the young girl to arrive included Devoric Javon Evans, 20; Lamont Tray Davis, 19; Day’tron Derrell Smith, 18; and Cory Darnell Hall, 18.

After the six were finished with the victim, Davis drove the girl back to her high school. She immediately reported the sexual assaults and was taken to a hospital to have a rape kit performed. Canada faces a maximum of 1,360 years in prison while the others face 1,340 years in prison.

The men are now entangled even further than the counts of rape because of a Texas law known as “acting in concert.” It makes every person at the scene of a crime responsible for the crime committed even if they took little or no part in it.

Atlanta Daily World: By Terry Shropshire

Woman Kills Boyfriend Over House Key

According to reports by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Tamasa Noble was only 18 years old when she got into an argument with her boyfriend, Devon Devine, 20. The two began arguing over a house key while in Ventor, New Jersey.

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The 20-year-old woman will have to spend her prime years in prison for killing her boyfriend over a house key

The argument intensified and Noble stabbed Devine in the chest. He was rushed to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center where he died shortly after arrival.

Noble pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Because of New Jersey’s No Early Release Act, Noble must serve 85 percent of her sentence before she is eligible for parole.

Noble will be 37 before she can have her first parole hearing. She will be on parole five years after her release.

Black Church Inc Film Exposes Black Churches

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Atlanta, Georgia is the focal point of this hard hitting documentary about the black churches in America. The tag line “Prophets for Profit” speaks volumes on the controversial subject matter, often discussed throughout the nation.

June 12, 2014 – Moguldom Studios, known for their revolutionary style of documentaries called “docutainment,” is set to release Black Church, Inc., an eye-opening expose about controversial issues clouding the church including “love offerings” (cash payments given to ministers), financial abuse and the deification of the mega-church pastor, all while asking… “is prayer-for-profit moral?” The documentary will be release on June 30, 2014 and will be available for purchase on DVD, as well as digital download through online retailers includingiTunesGoogle PlayAmazon.com and MoguldomStudios.com

Moguldom Studios is leading the way in producing non-theatrical films through digital networks by keeping at the pulse of trending topics that are relevant in today’s ever-evolving world. In Black Church, Inc., the hour-long feature investigates and examines the sensationalism of the black church and its present day relationship with serving the community. Dr. Anthony Pinn, Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, discusses what he feels is a flaw in the “prosperity gospel,” or the idea that the Bible condones acquiring wealth. The shocking statistics, and heart-wrenching stories are sure to raise questions that will have lasting changes in our churches from the inside out.

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Viewers will learn about how the days of working class preachers, who didn’t expect financial gain in exchange for spiritual guidance, are gone. A new breed of pastors has emerged: the mega-pastor – one who aims to sell their religious brand and get rich off the gospel.

“The purpose of our films is to provoke thought…to spark debate. Here at Moguldom, we accept the challenge of initiating difficult conversations. Black Church, Inc. is another example of presenting a question that many people within our community have been wondering,” says Brett Dismuke, President of Moguldom Entertainment.

Black Church, Inc. will be released on June 30, 2014, with the DVD and digital download available for purchase on Amazon.com, Google Play, iTunes and www.moguldomstudios.com

Production credits include Todd L. Williams as director, producer and writer, as well as Jamarlin MartinMarve FrazierBarion L. Grant as executive producers, and Gloria Camacho as executive in charge.

For more information about these films & Moguldom Studios, visit:

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Largest Food Stamps Fraud Bust in History

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Rolling Out Reports: Record breaking arrests have been made in what is being called the largest case of food stamp fraud ever seen in the history of the program. Federal and state authorities have arrested a husband and wife team, Brandon and Kimberly Sapp, and charged them with being the ringleaders of the crime spree. The couple set up at least 18 fake grocery stores throughout the state of Georgia in Atlanta, Macon, Marietta, Lithonia, LaGrange, Stone Mountain, Riverdale and Savannah in predominately black neighborhoods. The scheme involved the alleged illegal purchase of more than $18 million worth of benefits between December 2009 and December 2012.

Once the fake stores were set up, it was then that the couple had their team go door to door asking people if they wanted to trade their food stamps and WIC vouchers for cash. Federal and state authorities opened an investigation that lasted longer than two years because of the scope of the food stamp fraud operation. U.S. Attorney Edward Tarver said “When you steal from the federal government, it’s theft. These are programs that were provided by Congress to provide nutritional food assistance to the most needy in our society.”

Now more than 70 arrests have been made in the investigation. These arrests include 30 people indicted for selling their food stamps and WIC vouchers. Georgia’s public health commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald stated “This is a huge deal for Georgia … this is unacceptable behavior. This will not be tolerated in Georgia.”

Jennifer Lopez is Off the Market Again???

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Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez  moves quickly! She is back on the market again has returned to the dating scene after dumping her man-loving boyfriend Casper Smart last week.

The Latin diva have a moved on with  another dancer. She is reportedly a dating “Dancing With the Stars” Maksim Chmerkovskiy, sources tell Page Six.

Page Six Reports: We’re told Lopez met Maks when they began working on a performance ahead of the American Music Awards late last year. One source said, “They were definitely attracted to each other, but nothing happened between them” because Lopez was still with former backup dancer Smart and Maks was dating model Kate Upton, with whom he broke up weeks later.

The source added J.Lo and Maks have remained in close contact and were spotted meeting up at the Redbury Hotel in LA in March.

Life & Style reported, “At one point, he put his arm around her waist and they seemed to be locked in a very passionate conversation.”

Ruby Dee Dead at 91

rudydee Another legendary black pioneer has passed away n Hollywood and on Broadway — died Wednesday night … TMZ has learned.

TMZ reports:Ruby was at home in New Rochelle, NY … surrounded by family when she passed away … according to sources connected to the family. A rep confirmed the death.
 
Ruby was a pioneer for African-American women in Hollywood … and is perhaps best known for her starring role in the 1960s film “A Raisin in the Sun” — and her roles in the Spike Lee movies “Do the Right Thing” and “Jungle Fever.” Her most recent big budget Hollywood film was “American Gangster” … she played Denzel Washington‘s mother. Ruby was a poet and screrudyenwriter. She won a Grammy, an Emmy … and also received the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors. She and her late husband Ossie Davis — with whom she frequently co-starred — were also hugely active in the Civil Rights movement — often demonstrating with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Ruby was 91 years old.

Woman Has Sex with 3 Boys Under 10

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Earlier this week in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the boyfriend of Anne Elizabeth Doubler, 30, discovered that his girlfriend was cheating on him. The boyfriend returned home with their 4-year-old son and found Doubler completely naked and not alone. In fact, Doubler had at least three sex partners whose ages were 5, 7 and 10. When the boys were discovered, they ran from the scene, leaving Doubler to deal with her boyfriend.

The boyfriend questioned her and she admitted that the kids were from nearby apartments. Her boyfriend then picked up the phone and called police. Now Doubler is facing multiple charges of rape, sexual contact with a child, and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens said, “This is something we don’t see very often. When we’re talking about multiple victims, especially at one time, that’s unusual.”

Clemens went on to state that they are continuing the investigation and that there may have been more juveniles involved. If convicted of these crimes, Doubler is facing life in prison. She is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond.