NewsOne Minute: Fla. Mom Accused of Kidnapping Child To Avoid Learning Black History

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Fla. Mom Accused of Kidnapping Child To Avoid Learning Black History

A Florida mother is accused of kidnapping her two-year-old daughter to avoid having her vaccinated and learning about black history. According to court records, Megan Elizabeth Everett, 22, disappeared with the child last month after the child’s father, Robert Baumann, dropped their daughter off for visitation, reports the Sun Sentinel. Read more.

O.J. Simpson’s Former Manager Norman Pardo Says O.J. Was Paid $600,000 To Claim He Wrote ‘If I Did It’

O.J. Simpson’s close friend and former manager claimed Tuesday that Simpson did not in fact write the controversial book “If I Did It,” which explores how Simpson would have hypothetically carried out the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman if he had actually committed the crime. Simpson’s longtime associate Norman Pardo joined HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hillon the 20th anniversary of the infamous police chase that grabbed the attention of millions as Simpson led the pack in his white Ford Bronco. During the interview, Pardo claimed Simpson only agreed to claim authorship of “If I Did It” for a $600,000 payout. Read more.

Remember Justine Sacco & Her Offensive Tweets? She’s Landed & Has A New Job

Last year during the holiday season Twitter convulsed when Justine Sacco, communication director of digital technology/media company IAC, sent an offensive tweet that later caused her to lose her job. She’s somehow found a company that wants her working for them again. According to BuzzFeed, Sacco lived in Ethiopia for the month of March, volunteering as a consultant for a non-government organization. This move has now led to a new job with the dating site Hot Or Not helping with marketing and promotions for its relaunch. Read more.

Cancer Survivor: I Was Fired For Refusing To Tame Afro

A former Barclays Center security guard is suing the Brooklyn arena’s security team for $900,000, saying they canned her after she refused to “tame” her natural Afro hairstyle. Tiffany Bryan, 27, of Queens, alleges in her Brooklyn federal court lawsuit that her bosses at AEG Worldwide, the company that polices the arena, relentlessly ridiculed her mane until finally giving her the ax for not reining it in. Read more.

Teen Braves Flames, Saves Elderly Man And His Dog From Fire

A 14-year-old boy smelled smoke while inside a Fairfield, California, apartment and immediately jumped into action —saving an elderly man and a dog from the fire, officials said Monday. Just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Latrell McCockran was at his friend’s apartment when the four-alarm apartment blaze broke out. A smoky smell hit Latrell first, so he grabbed one of the fire extinguishers. The teen then spotted an elderly, disabled man struggling to get out of a smoke-filled apartment unit. Read more.

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