Teen Arrested for Homemade Clock Seeks $15M in Damages

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Attorneys for the family of Ahmed Mohamed, the Irving High School student who made international headlines after being arrested earlier this year for bringing a homemade clock to school, have sent letters to both the city of Irving and the Irving School District demanding apologies and $15 million in damages.

Both letters claim that Mohamed’s civil rights were violated, and he and his family have suffered physical and mental anguish because of the ordeal.

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The letters claim Ahmed was singled out “because of his race, national origin, and religion.”

“Ahmed never threatened anyone, never caused harm to anyone, and never intended to,” read the letter to the city. “The only one who was hurt that day was Ahmed, and the damages he suffered were not because of oversight or incompetence. The school and city officials involved knew what they needed to do to protect Ahmed’s rights. They just decided not to do it.

The letters demand $10 million be paid to the family by the City of Irving, and $5 million from the school district.

The family also wants written apologies from Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, “acknowledging that she has never been presented with any evidence that Ahmed was a ‘pawn’ in any ‘civilization jihad’ or that the events here were planned by Ahmed’s family or friends as part of an ‘influence operation.'”

They also want apologies from the school district, as well as Police Chief Larry Boyd, saying Mohamed “never intended to threaten anyone, and that his detention, interrogation, and arrest were wrongful and were made at a point in time when there was no reasonable suspicion to believe that Ahmed had committed a crime or was about to commit any crime.”

The family’s attorney ends the letters by saying civil action will be filed if the demands are not met within 60 days. Read the letters below.

Source: USA TODAY NETWORK::Jordan Armstrong, WFAA

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:

www.moguldomstudios.com

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Pastor Sentenced to 10 years for Spreading HIV

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The Pastor that caused the buzz about the his relationships with two women, while being HIV positive. He was recently sentenced to ten years for his behavior. Pastor Craig Davis was sentenced on Feb. 21

During his trial, Pastor Davis was accused by several different women of exposing them to HIV. Davis denied the allegations and claimed that his crack use was the reason why his HIV test returned with a positive result.

Davis was eventually convicted of having reckless unprotected sex without informing his partners of his status. Shortly before being sentenced, Davis finally admitted to having unprotected sex with the women and asked the court for mercy.

In addition to his ten year sentence, he will be on probation for an additional ten years. Before Davis was sentenced, one of his victims spoke out and said she will have to live with a life sentence of being HIV-positive. – Rolling Out

written by  A.R. Shaw