Camden Teacher: “If I Had 10 Days To Live, I Would Kill All Black People”

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Kimberly Ashcraft

The classroom has been the center of a lot of publicity lately as many stories are surfacing detailing what actually happens in our kid’s classrooms. The major story today is about a Camden County High School teacher who made statements in her class that has parents of these students alarmed, outraged, and looking for answers:

Reports WAVY10:

A teacher at Camden County High School is under investigation for allegedly making racist comments in a classroom.

“It is very disturbing,” said parent Kimberley Ashcraft.
Ashcraft told 10 On Your Side the disturbing incident happened a couple weeks ago. Her daughter told her about the conversation with math teacher Cynthia Ramsey.
“That’s when she conveyed to me that Mrs. Ramsey had indicated that if she only had 10 days to live that she would kill all black people,” Ashcraft told WAVY.com.
Ashcraft’s daughter was in Ramsey’s classroom eating lunch. Ashcraft said there were several others students around when Ramsey allegedly made the racist remarks.
“I was COMPLETELY shocked,” Ashcraft said. “I asked her again, ‘are you sure that was what you heard?’ I could not have imagined a teacher saying that.”
Ramsey is not only a teacher. She’s also head of the math department at the school.
“I conveyed to my daughter that this is a very serious allegation and I need confirmation that this did happen,” Ashcraft said.

Mrs. Ramsey was suspended with pay and then returned to the classroom. Do you think little Ashcraft’s story is true? Did this teacher really say something this outrageous?

@LordBrianJames

Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall Tears Achilles Tendon Again Trying To Get A Slice Of Pizza

redskins-eagles-footballjpeg-01d7e_c0-96-2299-1436_s561x327The “Freaky Friday” Halloween injury bug struck a few of our big name professional athletes last night, putting a few of our stars on the bench for some time. One of them happens to be one of my favorite Corners in the league (& plays for my favorite team), DeAngelo Hall. Apparently, Hall was the center of a freak accident in his kitchen, falling while trying to obtain a slice of pizza and re-tearing his Achilles tendon. This means that the Pro-Bowl Cornerback will surely have to have surgery (again) to repair the tendon. ESPN has the details:

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who tore his Achilles tendon last month and underwent surgery to repair it, tore it again this week and will have to redo the surgery, coach Jay Gruden said Friday.

DeAngelo Hall, who first tore his Achilles in September, re-tore it this week and will need more surgery.
“He had a late night getting some PIZZA or something in his kitchen and slipped and re-tore it,” Gruden said, describing how Hall was injured. “He has to go back in and get it fixed. That just is going to delay his rehab obviously and unfortunately, but hopefully we will still be able to get him back by the start of the season next year. It might impede his progress as far as OTAs and maybe training camp and all that.”

The date of the surgery is unknown.

Rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland has replaced Hall in Washington’s lineup and has shined, collecting 26 tackles so far this season. However, Breeland tweaked his knee at the end of Friday’s practice and is questionable for Sunday’s game.

Hall is signed through 2017 and will count $4.8 million against the salary cap next year. The Redskins, however, would save $2.375 million if they don’t feel he can return and subsequently release him.

ESPN.com’s John Keim and ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter contributed to this report.

Damn, I feel horrible for him! Such a freak accident. I believe in the Redskins’ secondary without him but Hall is one of those guys who’s career I wanted to end on a high note. Wishing you the best bro!

@LordBrianJames

Handwritten Poems From 17 Year Old Tupac Shakur Discovered & Released [Pictures]

abyetjkoeqocwberboxmVery few artists have been able to touch the world since the days of Tupac Amaru Shakur. His energy and passion for a better world are clear in his music, interviews, acting and other pieces of art that have surfaced over the years. Today, more pieces of Tupac’s work have surfaced from Tupac’s first ever manager, Leila Steinberg. These poems are from a 17 year old Tupac Shakur who is arguably one of the most complex artists our culture has seen. Check out the handwritten poems below:

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Simply amazing!! So dope. Almost 20 years after his death and he is still delivering art to the culture. Dope!

@LordBrianJames

Man Chokes Internet Date For Looking “Different” In Person

o-CORNELIUS-facebookIn the age of new technology, machines have revamped how we do conventional things; Like dating. You can now meet someone online and then set up a date with them and get married etc, all from a website. Of course, that makes for the potential of what our culture has deemed as, “Catfishing”. You can be someone completely different online than you are in person and well, when stepping into the dating arena I’m sure you see how this may be a problem. One man, Cornelius Jefferson, was the victim of a catfish and ended up trying to kill his internet date because she looked nothing like profile picture:

From HiphopWired:

He went all in for an online love but it wasn’t meant to be. Sometime last week, Jefferson found himself so disappointed with the lady in his life that he attacked her because she didn’t fit his standards.

33-year-old Jefferson of Georgia went out on the ledge for love. He moved to Kentucky to be with his unidentified love but an argument between the two revealed that Jefferson “didn’t think she was like she was on the Internet.”
Jefferson choked the woman and threw food at her, then he grabbed his suitcase and bounced. He was found a less than 10 miles away from her house and promptly ARRESTED for fourth-degree assault.
It is unclear exactly how her physical appearance differed from what he was apparently expecting.

Better start looking like all those likes you get!

@LordBrianJames

Brian’s Angel of the Week: Angie Ange

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In the ‘DMV’, a light is shining that has inspired a multitude of young men and women alike. A voice has led a crowd of youth into furthering their education and exploring other lifestyle options instead of what society has limited our youth to. As a result of one young woman’s efforts, thousands of kids now are aware of their dreams and know the possibilities of success.mqdefault College has certainly become ‘cool’ to our kids and at the head of that inspiration is someone who inspired me, my sister and friend, radio personality from Washingon, DC,  Angie Ange.

I was a young and lost young man trying to get a good grip on my dreams when I met Angie. I had just began interning at DC’s Hip Hop Station, 93.9 WKYS, where she was the night show host. EZ Street, who turned out to be my mentor, had ushered me into the building day in and day out and at the end of each of his shows I remember holding the door for a vibrant, energetic, hard working and inspiring young lady. Everyday right before 6 O’clock. The Royal Hypeness, Ms. Angie Ange, would walk in, set her stuff down and begin her show. Finally, after a month or so, I decided that I would stick around for conversation and truly got more than I bargained for.

20131025-143019I think she could see that I had really just reached that point on the journey where I noticed how difficult the task was ahead of me. As a young person, no matter your goal in life you are always naive in the beginning not really aware of the uphill battle before you if you really want to be successful. The first minute you realize that achieving your dreams won’t be as easy as you may think, that is a depressing moment. “You’ve been waiting your whole life for one moment, will you be ready?” she asked me in the middle of our conversation. “Be about yours.” Fortunately, she wasn’t that far off in age from me so she really could relate to the journey but more importantly she could fully relate to the struggle. She went in to detail about the importance of reaching your highest heights and how the sleepless nights and sacrifices all add up. Safe to say, that conversation talked me of the bridge.

Little did she know I was really struggling. My faith had been shaken, Picture 10I had let go of my main job, and having personal troubles in my life while not really having the time to tend to them because I was on my personal grind. She urged me to do something that I still do to this day; Look back on the clues that God left you to get to your goals. She went into detail about how God laid out her path and our paths, it was a conversation that truly brought me back to life. I had just began to question whether or not I’m on the right track, whether I should just quit the race and go back to my life before, I had began to give up.

I stayed her whole show that night. I left at 10pm feeling inspired and driven to continue fighting for my dream to be on the “radio”. From that day forward, whenever I questioned my fate or purpose, I kept replaying our conversation over and over just to get me back on track. 3925509_origEven to this day, whenever I have a day when I feel like I’m getting close to the edge, I hear Angie’s voice in head telling me not to give up and I’m right back to business. She is definitely one of the people who invested a lot in me and whose words kept me in the game.

Angie has touched so many hearts in the DMV by way of her Non-Profit Organization, College Is Cool, an organization designed to get our youth to realize the importance of a college education and to help get them in to school. Parents today aren’t aware of the different ways to get their kids in school and all the possibilities to explore. Kids have lost sight of the importance of education and through college is cool, more kids are now inspired to further their education. College is Cool has become the middle man between High School seniors and the next level, using the organization to develop interest in a college education. cic-tees

She also touches hearts thru the airwaves on 93.9 WKYS and KYSDC.COM weekdays 3-7pm! Her vibrant personally pours thru the speakers and can brighten any day. Hearing her on the radio was also one of the voices that inspired me to chase my dreams. IMG_20140418_1854321-640x250

Without question, Angie has certainly touched my heart but it’s bigger than me. She continues to inspire a generation and will stop at nothing until the entire energy has shifted to a positive one. A lot of people my age owe her a sincere ‘thank you’ for all of her efforts to try and change the climate of our generation. From the deepest part of my heart Angie, thank you for being one of the voices that saved my life. I pray your voice only gets louder and that the world can be inspired from you and your soul. Thank you for taking the time to pour into my life and taking a risk by investing in me, truly means the world!

With her empowering voice and personality, it’s without question Angie Ange deserves to be this week’s #BriansAngel!

@LordBrianJames

Suge Knight Still In Jail & Could Face 30 Years

kattYesterday, the internet blew up after reports that both Suge Knight and Katt Williams were both arrested for “robbery” after they took a female paparazzi’s camera. Katt Williams is out on bail but the police realized that they finally have Suge Knight in their custody. They have demanded that he give answers for some crimes in Los Angeles, detailing what he knows before he can be released:

Reports Page Six:

Rap music figure Marion “Suge” Knight had a Las Vegas traffic warrant reduced to a parking ticket on Thursday, but was returned in custody to the Clark County jail to await a Monday extradition hearing in a California robbery case.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joseph Sciscento quickly arraigned Knight in a glass-walled court basement holding facility, and gave the founder of Death Row Records 90 days to pay a $190 fine on what had been a June 2013 suspended license charge.

Knight’s attorney, Richard Schonfeld, said later he plans to ask another Las Vegas judge at an extradition hearing Monday to allow Knight to post bail and make his way to the Los Angeles area on his own to answer the robbery complaint in Beverly Hills.

Wow. Feels like a scene in a movie! Hope for the best for Suge.

@LordBrianJames

Kendrick Lamar To Drop Grammy-Worthy Song #KingKunta

1556365_10152290789958092_885501008_oAs an avid Kendrick Lamar, this news is amazing. HBO Music Supervisor, Scott Vener, spilled his excitement after hearing some unreleased music, and each tweet gradually makes you more and more excited about K Dot’s next project!

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K Dot!!!!!!!

@LordBrianJames

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