Florida Church Dedicates Service to Keeping LeBron James in Miami
Bands may or may not persuade LeBron James to stay in Miami, and we’re not talking about Juicy J’s bands. A group of fans desperate for James to continue his career with the Miami Heat has created a Twitter account (@BandForBron) to get the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player to keep his talents in South Beach, according to the Bleacher Report. The account is asking fans to tweet a photo of themselves wearing a headband—LeBron is notorious for playing while wearing a headband—and using the hashtag #BandsForBron.
Participants took the campaign to another level Sunday when congregants and clergy of Holy Spirit Episcopalian Church in West Palm Beach, Fla., wore headbands and dedicated part of their service to “King James.” Read more.
Ex-Transit Officer Who Killed Oscar Grant, Unarmed Black Man, Wins Lawsuit
A San Francisco civil jury today ruled in favor of a white, former transit officer who fatally shot an unarmed, black man in an infamous killing captured on cellphone cameras. The federal jury awarded no damages to the father of Oscar Grant III, killed by a single shot to the back from BART Officer Johannes Mehserle early on Jan. 1, 2009 in Oakland. Read more.
Michelle Howard Becomes 1st Female 4-Star Officer in the Navy
Adm. Michelle Janine Howard became the first female four-star officer in the history of the U.S. Navy, according to a press release. Howard, who was promoted at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, is expected to relieve Adm. Mark Ferguson II as the 38th vice chief of naval operations today as well. The promotion also makes her the first African-American female officer to achieve four-star ranking in the history of the military. Read more.
Atlanta Mayor Says City Facilities Will Be Gun Free
Following a statewide deregulation of gun restrictions, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (D) said Tuesday that city facilities will be gun-free zones, according to a press release. Reed said in the release that “with the exception of certain public safety officials and employees, there is no place for firearms in a city facility. Every City of Atlanta government facility that screens the entrance into the facility with security personnel will continue to prohibit firearms.” Read more.
Peter Thomas Confirms Real House Husbands Spinoff
This Spring there were rumors that Peter Thomas, husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey, was shopping around a RHOA spinoff for the fellas called the “Real House Husbands of Atlanta.” This definitely didn’t sound like something we’d put past the attention-hungry Bar One owner, but when we caught up with him on the red carpet of the Debra Lee PRE dinner Saturday night we had to ask him if the rumors were true and he confirmed that they are. Read more.