Anthony Cymerys, known as “Joe the Barber”, has been providing free haircuts to the homeless of Hartford, Connectict, for 25 years.
*Don’t you wish that the good people from the neighborhood would get the attention of Fox, CBS, CNN, or any major media outlet?
The good stories always seem to fall by the wayside…until now.
Filmmaker J.V. Harvey has taken it upon himself to profile the good samaritans of the Hartford, Connecticut neighborhood where the homeless come to congregate and get good home-cooked meals and professional haircuts from not social service programs, but normal everyday people who want to help in their community.
Anthony Cymerys also known as Joe the Barber, has been providing haircuts to the homeless since 1988 for the price of a hug.
Chief High Priest Tazadaqyah of The Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ in Harlem, New York.
*All types of churches are catching hell from the hell fire their pastors, preachers, priests, and reverends are attracting with their less than angelic behavior.
Maybe some of their behaviors are a direct reflection of the megalomania they’ve adopted from their parishioners god-like treatment of them.
That has to be the case when your church orders dolls in your likeness. The Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ in Harlem, New York, put together $45,000 to have their leader, Chief High Priest Tazadaqyah, immortalized by Connecticut toymaker Vicale Corp.
But now they are suing because they say the company put “pointed noses and faces” on the dolls and half of them “were light brown” instead of “dark brown,” according to the New York Daily News report from the court papers.
Monsignor Kevin Wallin, 61, indicted on drug distribution conspiracy charges.
*The pulpit is taking a beating in all branches of religion. We got terrorists, sexual deviants, and now drug dealers?
Monsignor Kevin Wallin, 61, the former pastor of the St. Augustine Parish in Bridgeport, Connecticut for nine years before stepping down last summer, was arrested January 3, after he was caught red-handed by police with “meth, drug paraphernalia and drug packaging materials” in his home, according to the Huffington Post’s report from the San Clemente Times.
*The New Year is here.
People are gathering up their goals and hopes for 2013.
Some have lost their loved ones naturally and others because of tragedy.
Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin, is among those mourning the premature loss of their loved ones.
Ten months after Trayvon was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, his mother shares her thoughts about gun violence and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
Here is an excerpt from her interview with Essence.com.
“This year has been bittersweet. The bitter part is that I lost my baby boy. The sweet part has been the show of support that we have received from our community and from the world. We are thankful. This is our first holiday season without Trayvon, and I have to admit, I’m having a difficult time. I’m an emotional rollercoaster. Trayvon loved the holidays, especially Christmas and Thanksgiving. He always looked forward to those holidays. But while I am sad I’m reminded that I have another son that I’m trying to help get through not having his younger brother around.
Trayvon would have turned 18 this coming February and would have been graduating from high school. He had just turned 17 a few days before he was killed. I remember how much he was looking forward to senior picture day,” she continues. “ I won’t ever get a chance see those moments; to see his high school graduation picture, his prom pictures, his wedding pictures. I won’t get that experience. It’s still difficult to swallow because Trayvon had his whole life ahead of him. Seventeen years just seems so short to me, but I do thank God for the time that he did give me with him.
I want justice in 2013. The trial begins in June and we want Trayvon’s murderer held accountable for what he did. This was a murder. This was not a case of Stand Your Ground or self-defense. One of the things Tracy [Trayvon’s father] and I have done is take a negative and make it positive. We want to try and engage the political process with the Change for Trayvon campaign to encourage people around the country to get involved and vote to help revise these Stand Your Ground laws. I have always been a faithful person who firmly believed in God so I know that my strength in the past few months didn’t from me. It came from God. That’s why it’s important for me to give back to the community and other families
Read the rest of Sybrina Fulton’s thoughts at Essence.com.
Emmett Till’s mother at his open coffin.
*The Newtown massacre will never be forgotten by any of us who heard the breaking news of the horrific event.
The fear and horror we witnessed in the faces of those directly and indirectly affected by the lives taken that day left an indelible mark on our hearts.
But now Roland Martin is answering the question that was raised by a text he received from his producer at his TV One show Washington Watch.
The text said: “One of these mothers from Connecticut should do an Emmett Till moment; show the picture of their child dead in the classroom.”
Utah student Isabel Rios, 11, was threatened by another classmate with a gun after the Sandy Hook massacre.
*The Sandy Hook elementary tragedy has affected everyone throughout the world differently.
Some people, like Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) that we reported on Monday, want to fight guns with guns. But that way of thinking has caused a reaction no one would have ever expected.
According to the Daily Mail, on Monday, a Utah sixth grader pulled a gun on a classmate at West Kearns Elementary outside Salt Lake City, and placed it at her head.