Black Student Receives Settlement from Barneys NY

Black Student Receives Settlement from Barneys NY

Black Student Receives Settlement from Barneys NY A black student who says he was profiled by Barneys NY for purchasing an expensive designer belt won a $45,000 settlement from the retail giant.

Trayon Christian said he used his debit card to purchase a $349 Ferragano belt at the Barneys’ flagship store on Fifth Avenue on April 27, 2013.

Christian said he was followed out of the department store and “hassled” by two undercover NYPD detectives.

The former engineering student at the New York City College of Technology said the police didn’t believe he could afford the expensive designer belt.

“They said my card wasn’t real, it was fake. They said someone at Barneys called to report it,” Christian told The NY Daily News in October 2013.

The detectives demanded to look in his bag, and they asked him if he was employed and where he worked.

“The detectives were asking me, ‘How could you afford a belt like this? Where did you get this money from?’” Christian told the News.

Not satisfied with his truthful answers, the detectives cuffed Christian and took him to the 19th Precinct stationhouse.

Two hours later police released Christian and offered a weak apology. They returned his belt and his debit card, he said.

In October 2014 Barneys paid $525,000 to settle other racial profiling claims.

Barneys’ business partnership with rap mogul Jay Z in 2013 tarnished the 47-year-old’s image in the black community.

 

Rihanna’s earnings fall by 50 percent, says Forbes

Rihanna’s earnings fall 50 per cent

Rihanna’s earnings fall 50 per cent

Barbadian superstar Rihanna ranks No. 10 on Forbes’ annual list of the top-earning women in music. Rihanna, who is 27, earned US$26 million in 2015, about half of what she earned last year, placing her at the No. 10 spot on the list.

Citing the reasons for Rihanna’s lower earnings, Forbes said that after seven albums in eight years through 2012, Rihanna has gone quite some time without a full-length release, and she only played nine dates during the magazine’s scoring period, which by the way, runs from the middle of 2014 to the middle of 2015 —resulting in a lower-than-usual finish on the top earners’ list.

Meanwhile, Katy Perry is No. 1 on Forbes’ 2015 list of the highest earning women in music.

Thanks to her Prismatic World Tour, which included 126 shows during Forbes’ scoring period, and deals with Coty, Claire’s and CoverGirl, Perry, 31, earned an estimated US$135 million from June 1, 2014, to June 1, 2015, to clinch the No. 1 spot, the financial magazine said.

In the No. 2 position is Taylor Swift, 25, who earned an estimated US$80 million following the launch of her widely successful pop album “1989” in October 2014, which has sold more than 3.6 million copies to date.

The iconic five-member band Fleetwood Mac is in third position, qualifying because they have two female members, Stevie Nicks and the returning Christine McVie. The band earned an estimated US$59.5 million, mainly from touring, clinching the No. 3 spot on the list, Forbes said.

Lady Gaga landed in the No. 4 spot with US$59 million, comprised of her 66 shows during the scoring period and deals with fashion house Versace, Mac cosmetics and profits from her Fame fragrance.

And rounding out the top five is Beyonce with US$54.5 million, courtesy of her On the Run Tour with hubby Jay Z. That tour grossed over $100 million during 19 show show dates in North America.

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Teenagers Glue 4 Year old to McDonald’s Toilet

Prank Leaves 4-year-old Glued To McDonald's Toilet

A 4-year-old girl  was in tears after her experience in a McDonald’s bathroom on New Year’s Eve. She suffered minor injuries after pranksters poured glue on a toilet seat .

Kaya, 4, went to the bathroom by herself “like a big girl” at a Devon McDonald’s in England.

“Mom let me go to the toilet like a big girl and then there was like, two girls come out and then there was super glue on the toilet seat and it hurt,” she told SWNS News. “My hands and my bum didn’t even know that.”

Kaya’s mom, Nicole Langmead, said she waited outside the bathroom with Kaya and her other two children while the bathroom was occupied.

“We were just about to give up when these two girls came out of the bathroom laughing,” Langmead told the Exeter Express and Echo. “I didn’t think too much of it and Kaya went into the toilet.”

She said Kaya came out of the bathroom in tears.

Prank Leaves 4-year-old Glued To McDonald's Toilet

 

She examined her daughter and found redness and irritation on her buttocks and hands.

McDonald’s workers comforted Kaya by giving her a balloon.

Police are searching for the 2 girls involved in the Mcdonald’s toilet prank. They are described as 16-to-18, one with long blonde hair and the other with shoulder length brown hair.

Naked Prostitutes Chase Robbers Through Atlanta Hotel

Two Prostitutes Robbed at Atlanta Hotel

Two Prostitutes Robbed at Atlanta Hotel

You can’t make this up… It’s 2016 and already the foolishness has began. Two naked prostitutes were robbed of nearly $4,000 by 2 gunmen at a Buckhead hotel.

The incident happened on Saturday at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center across the street from Atlanta’s upscale Lenox Square Mall.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the two hookers thought they were meeting a client at the hotel.

The man entered the room and the women discussed prices with him before another man burst into the room 10 minutes later with gun drawn.

One woman said she was naked and the second was forced to take off her clothes, police said. The two men took $3,000 from one woman and $640 from the other before leaving the room. The women ran after the suspects, but stopped when the men ran down the stairs, Jones said.

A hotel guest in another room called 911 after seeing the naked women running down the hall after the men, according to police. Officers were called to the hotel shortly before 10 a.m.

Surveillance video from Lenox Square Mall showed the two men running into a parking garage, but the quality was not good enough for officers to identify the men, police said. Hotel employees were also reviewing surveillance footage.

The women gave officers possible phone numbers for the suspects, but only a minimal description of the two was provided. One man was wearing all black, including a black scarf, with glasses, and the other was wearing a red shirt with grey pants, according to police.

Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477. You can remain anonymous.