*We have all had science projects for school. One of the most popular is the exploding volcano.
And what about the revolving planets? That’s a popular science project as well. But it appears that today’s science project for elementary schools have run amuck!
Fourth-grader Emma Bartelt, won first place in the science fair at Coral Gables Preparatory Academy located a few miles southwest of downtown Miami, Florida, for her “Drug Sniffing Dogs” project.
The project included a mere 28 grams or approximately one ounce of cocaine to get the dogs agitated. The even more interesting aspect of the felony-inferred experiment was that her father provided the cocaine and the dogs.
*Uh huh, that’s whatcha get. God don’t like uggggly.
The fire still rages in Stanford, Fla. where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watchman.
A Florida fire captain was demoted after making disparaging comments about the victim’s death on Facebook, saying Trayvon’s mom and dad are “ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents,” among other things.
Capt. Brian Beckmann blamed bad parents for the racial profiling and murder of their young black teens.
“I and my coworkers could rewrite the book on whether our urban youths are victims of racist profiling or products of their failed, s***bag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents, but like Mrs. Corey, we speak only the truth,” he wrote. “They’re just misunderstood little church going angels and the ghetto hoodie look doesn’t have anything to do with why people wonder if they’re about to get jacked by a thug.”
The remarks were posted on the social media site last month, and he’s now facing the consequences of his actions. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said in a statement that public servants like Beckmann are never off the clock. Their words and actions reflect the whole organization and they must always have the best interest of the public in mind.
*Earlier this week it was reported that entertainer Luther Campbell, now a candidate for mayor of Miami-Dade County, participated in a fundraiser and only brought in only $250.
Well Uncle Luke wants you to know that information was wrong. He took in more. How much more? In the statement below sent to EURweb, he breaks it all down for you.
Recent reports online and on the radio claim that I raised “only” $250 during a fundraiser in support of my current bid for Mayor of Miami-Dade County. These reports are wrong, but not by a lot. My campaign is not rolling in dough. There are no lobbyists or special interest groups supporting me. My campaign runs on donations from everyday people of $5 dollars at a time. I never expected to raise $50,000 at a fundraiser. I raised close to two thousand dollars at the fundraiser in question, which can be checked with the Dade County Elections Bureau, but let’s say I “only” raised $250 on that day. That means fifty every day citizens believed enough in me to give me five dollars a piece, and I am okay with that. That makes me proud.
This is not the first time naysayers have shed negative light on the good I have done for the public. When I fought for freedom of speech, I made history. There were many who sat by the sidelines with their arms crossed, but guess what? I won that fight all the way up to the Supreme Court.
I remain a believer in the people and a believer in our rights, and that is why I am running for the mayor. This is my town. I grew up here. My family and friends are here, and I am truly working for the community. My winning will be because of the support I get from them. I’m with that type of history making. This is not a race about who is raising the most money; it is a race about helping and reaching those that live in Miami-Dade.
I am going door-to-door talking to individuals, gaining their respect all while I am growing in the polls. Recent polls in Miami are showing me in second place tying with Gimenez. 62% of the folks in Miami are still undecided and I do plan to win those votes. So you tell me what matters: the people or the money? When we win, I guess we will be called rocket scientists because we did it our way. I am the kind of politician that works for the people and not the man.
*Wonder what’s up with the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh. It seems that he got married earlier this month, but for whatever reason has been trying to keep it on the down low.
You would think by now that celebs would know better than to try hide or deny info that can be found in public records. And that’s exactly what happened with Bosh.
TMZ says that despite his public denial at a recent (after game) news conference, the NBA star WAS married on April 9 according to the official marriage license obtained by you know who.
The bottom line is that according to the courts in Miami-Dade County … Chris Bosh and Adrienne Nicole Williams are officially man and wife … whether he wants to admit it or not.
But why does he have a problem admitting it?
*He started off pretty good with publicity, but Uncle Luke ain’t looking so good in his campaign right now.
As the now former rapper – whose government name is Luther Campbell – is running for Mayor of Miami, he hosted a fundraiser in North Bay Village, Fla., where he only raised a measly $250. Womp womp.
According to local news reports, he hoped to raise at least $5,000 b charging $25 to $500 per patron at the event.
He’s seriously not competing with his political opponents.
Hip Hop Wired reports that Jose “Pepe” Cancio reported at $160,000, Carlos Gimenez reported about $230,000, Marcelo Llorente reported almost $370,000, and Julio Robaina reported over $600,000.
But the former 2 Live Crew artist hasn’t lost hope. Instead he said, “It’s about jobs and getting new money into Miami.”
*Former 2 Live Crew member Luther Campbell, who just happens to be a Miami New Times columnist, opened up his latest article with a shameless plug and campaign pitch.
Since he announced his candidacy for mayor for Miami-Dade County, he’s been challenged with proving he can do the job. This is what he had to say:
“I’ve thought about running for public office before, but someone would always end up talking me out of it, saying, ‘We have this good person here, he will do good for the community,’ so I always backed out,” he said. “But I’d end up frustrated because they didn’t do anything. I’d give them ideas and they would just tell me what they wanted to hear.
“I get in my car, ride around Liberty City, and everything looks the same as when I was in the neighborhood growing up,” he continued, detailing the factors that motivated him to run for mayor. “I see the same crimes in the same areas. Officers and residents are still getting killed in the community I grew up in. I go to a city like Atlanta that has sensible affordable housing, and no one is being murdered. I go to Miami International Airport and see the same construction that has been going on for like a hundred years. All of that frustrates the hell out of me. Why aren’t we getting it right in Miami-Dade? Why is our government only serving one set of people? That’s what is pushing me to run.”
Luke is just showing his readers, haters, and fans that he is very much capable and intelligent enough to do the job. He’s commented on politics and other issues within the community via the paper, but that’s about where his experience stops.
But Campbell isn’t the only rapper on the scene doing his political thing these days. Lest not forget Chi-town rapper Rhymefest who is going for one of the city’s alderman positions.