NewsOne Minute: Hair Weave Saves Life In Chicago

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Uncle Claims His Niece’s Hair Weave Stopped Bullet, Saved Her Life

A Chicago teen survived being shot in the head Tuesday, and her uncle claims her weave may have helped save her life. “[Doctors] assumed that when the bullet kind of went in, it bounced out because she had the weave in her hair,” Chantal Hammontree’s uncle Randy Berry told NBC Chicago. Read more.

Watch 1971 PBS One-Man Special ‘Bill Cosby on Prejudice’

Made for KCET (back then the PBS station in Los Angeles) Cosby, in white make-up and green eye shadow, improvises for almost 30 minutes, playing the ultimate “super bigot,” riffing on racism, and basically spouting every racial and ethnic insult in the book, in a special that was meant to explain the stupidity of prejudice, in a manner that’s easy enough for everyone to understand. Read more.

Troy Davis’ Nephew Is Raising Money To Pay For His Sophomore Year At Morehouse

The last few years have been difficult for Antone De’Juan Davis Correia.In September 2011, his uncle, Troy Davis, was executed in Georgia after his case grabbed the nation’s attention and sparked widespread controversy. Less than three months later, Correia’s mother, Martina Correia who had been the face of the campaign to grant her brother clemency, lost her battle with cancer.

But the young man, who goes by De’Juan, remained committed to his promise to his uncle and his mother: to continue his education. In 2013, he started his first year at Morehouse College in Atlanta, pursuing a dual degree in engineering and physics. He was honored for his academic achievement, making the school’s dean’s list. Read more.

White House Makes Photo Agency Delete Pics Of Malia Obama

The 16-year-old went to Gjelina in Venice, CA with some friends.  The photog got the pic as Malia walked out and then sent it to the AKM-GSI agency to sell.  The agency posted the pic on its website for media outlets to purchase, but several hours later The First Lady’s Office called AKM-GSI and asked them to please take the pics off the website and delete them from their files. We’re told Michelle Obama’s people told the agency they had promises from various media outlets not to photograph the 2 girls when they were not in the presence of their father. Read more.

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