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Man Serving 27 Years in Prison for Nonviolent Offense Dies of Coronavirus a Month After Being Denied Early Release

A man arrested for nonviolent drug charges who was 13 years into a 27-year sentence has become the first federal inmate in the United States to die due to complications from COVID-19, according to reports. 49-year-old Patrick Jones was arrested back in 2007 when police officers found 19 grams of crack and 21 grams of powder cocaine inside his apartment in the college town of Temple, Texas. He was sentenced to a lengthy prison term because of previous charges and close proximity to a junior colle...
Tags: Texas, Crime, News, Prison, US, United States, Jazz, Jones, Barr, Bureau of Prisons, Patrick Jones, Human Interest, Temple Texas, Sad News, William Barr, Coronavirus


Mississippi Barber Dies of Coronavirus After Continuing to Cut Hair During Pandemic

A beloved Mississippi barber has died of COVID-19, and a number of social media posts suggest that he may have contracted the virus while still cutting hair during the nationwide quarantine. 46-year-old Eugene Thompson, the owner of Taper Nation and Taper Nation 2 barbershops, died Saturday (Apr. 4) at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS after testing positive for the novel coronavirus two weeks prior. The barber last posted on Facebook on March 17th, saying he “felt a little [achy]” and had a s...
Tags: Facebook, News, Mississippi, Cdc, Jazz, Jackson, Jacksonville, Thompson, Eugene, Jackson Mississippi, St Dominic, Human Interest, Sad News, Dedra, Coronavirus, COVID-19


As tech layoffs surge, some support emerges for those without a job

The massive surge of COVID-19-related layoffs has put tech in a unique position. While the startup world is facing layoffs itself, it is also trying to help get people back to work. Back at the end of 2019, the SoftBank-backed belt-tightening period led to a flurry of crowdsourced spreadsheets with employee names from companies like Oyo, WeWork, Zume and more. The spreadsheets popped up as a bet on the network effect, with the ultimate goal of hoping the sheets land in the hands of a recruiter l...
Tags: TC, Layoffs, Colorado, Boston, Softbank, Linkedin, Tech, Chicago, Reddit, Rover, Seattle, Hiring, Anderson, Madrona Venture Group, Textio, Murphy


Man Survives Spanish Flu, Great Depression, WWII & Now COVID-19 Just in Time for His 104th Birthday

In the midst of all the madness surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the world received some much needed good news on Wednesday (Apr. 1). A WWII veteran who had been diagnosed with the deadly virus has apparently recovered, and just in time to celebrate his 104th birthday. William Lapschies—a resident at the Edward C. Allworth Oregon Veterans’ Home in Lebanon, Oregon—was diagnosed with coronavirus in March along with 14 other residents, reports indicate. While two of the affected have since passed...
Tags: Videos, News, Wow, Jazz, Elderly, Bill, Good News, Brown, Jim Brown, Human Interest, Lebanon Oregon, Coronavirus, COVID-19, William Lapschies, Edward C Allworth Oregon Veterans Home, Lapschies


Georgia Hospital Worker Found Dead of Coronavirus in Home With Her Young Child by Her Body

A mammogram technician and mother of a young child was found dead from coronavirus in her Georgia home, state officials said. Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk says police discovered the 42-year-old woman’s body Thursday (Mar. 19) in the living room of her home in Newnan, about 40 miles southwest of Atlanta, after a family member called the Sheriff’s Office requesting a welfare check. Hawk said Diedre Wilkes had been dead for at least 12-16 hours before police found her body. Wilkes’ young chil...
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Jazz, Hawk, Piedmont, Sheriff s Office, GBI, Wilkes, AJC, Coweta County, Richard Hawk, Newnan, Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Piedmont Healthcare, Human Interest


12-Year-Old Girl With No Pre-Existing Conditions “Fighting for Her Life” After Catching Coronavirus

A 12-year-old Georgia girl with no pre-existing conditions is on a ventilator and “fighting for her life” in an Atlanta children’s hospital after she contracted coronavirus. The girl, identified only as Emma by her cousin Justin Anthony, was diagnosed with pneumonia on Sunday, March 15th and tested positive for coronavirus on Friday (Mar. 20). As of Saturday, Emma had been placed on a ventilator and was in stable condition, Anthony told CNN. Anthony said Emma had no pre-existing conditions and h...
Tags: Kids, News, Children, Atlanta, Georgia, Cnn, Jazz, Anthony, Emma, Corona, Human Interest, Jessica Pope, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Justin Anthony


Brittany Davis Went Missing While on Vacation in Puerto Rico, Her Family & Friends Need Help Finding Her

A South Carolina woman has gone missing and her friends and family want the public to help them find her as they desperately seek answers. A woman who goes by the name Alicia La’Von on Facebook posted on Friday (Mar. 20) that her best friend, Brittany Davis, had gone missing on March 7th, 2020 while vacationing in Puerto Rico. “You guys my friend is #MISSING & has been since 3/7/2020,” Alicia wrote along with a collage of photos, including a missing persons flyer. “We have been friends for over ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Atlanta, Jazz, South Carolina, Michael, Brittany, Puerto Rico, San Juan, ALICIA, Greenville South Carolina, Brittany Davis, Macon GA, Human Interest, Alicia La Von, Brittany M Davis


39-Year-Old Woman “in Good Health” Found Dead by Boyfriend While Waiting for Coronavirus Test Results

A healthy 39-year-old New Orleans woman died just days after she was tested for coronavirus. At the time of her death, she was still waiting for the test’s results. According to reports, Natasha Ott was found dead on her kitchen floor Friday (Mar. 20) by her longtime boyfriend, Josh Anderson, while she was still waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test. Anderson shared the heartbreaking story on Facebook, writing: “The time for joking about Covid-19 is over. Now is the time to keep yourself, y...
Tags: Facebook, News, New Orleans, Jazz, Anderson, Ott, Peace Corps, Natasha, Josh Anderson, Andersons, Human Interest, Natasha Ott


Chicago Woman Says Grandma Died of Coronavirus Alone: We Weren’t “Able to Give Her a Kiss Goodbye… Touch Her, Nothing”

A Chicago woman is capturing the hearts of many after revealing in an emotional post on social media that her grandmother died suddenly after contracting coronavirus. In a lengthy post she shared on her Facebook page (March 20), Tai’vionna Marie spoke on how devastated she was to find out the news about her grandmother. Because experts still aren’t 100% clear on how the COVID-19 virus is transmitted, those who are gravely ill with coronavirus in hospitals are typically unable to have any visitor...
Tags: Walgreens, Chicago, Jazz, Marie, Tai, Human Interest, Sad News, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Tai vionna, Mai Anna, Tai vionna Marie


Atlanta Woman Killed by Utility Pole Right After Surviving Car Accident

An Atlanta community is in mourning following the loss of a woman who was involved in what officials are calling “a very freak accidental death” on Wednesday (Mar. 4). 26-year-old Keisha Edwards was driving with a male friend when their car collided with another vehicle. Everyone in the accident was fine, so they exited the vehicles to check on the damage. As the drivers were talking, another vehicle being driven by an elderly woman crashed into a nearby telephone guidewire. The impact set off a...
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Jazz, Edwards, Decatur, Columbus Georgia, Human Interest, Keisha, Keisha Edwards, Sad News, Columbus Police Lt, Freak Accidents, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan This, Lance Deaton


Fifth Grade Student Airlifted to Hospital & Receives 6 Stitches After Teacher Physically Assaults Him Over Juice Box

An 11-year-old elementary student had to be airlifted to a hospital and received six stitches following an incident with a teacher. Last week, Kamauri Williamson, a fifth-grader at Post Elementary School in Houston, Texas, was left waiting at school with a large gash just above his eyebrow until his mother arrived. Kiana Randolph rushed to the school after receiving a phone call saying that her son had been injured. But she was shocked to find her son with a wound so serious that he was airlifte...
Tags: Wtf, Texas, Kids, News, Children, Abc, Teachers, Jazz, Houston, Williamson, Houston Texas, Randolph, KTRK, Human Interest, Really, Bad Teacher


High School Basketball Announcer Under Fire After Describing Black Players’ Names as “Disgusting”

A veteran high school sports announcer is Oklahoma is facing backlash after making a racist comment while introducing players of a basketball team. The Crooked Oak High School girls’ basketball team was shocked as they took the court for their game against Newkirk High School on Friday (Feb. 21) due to the announcer’s insensitive comment about some of the black players’ names. “The Crooked Oak Lady Ruff Necks, now their names are pretty disgusting.“ He was replaced during the game’s halftime bre...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Wtf, News, Sports, High School, Jazz, Oklahoma, Freeman, KFOR, Newkirk, Human Interest, Really, That's Racist, Crooked Oak High School, Newkirk High School


#BankingWhileBlack: Detroit Man Sues Bank for Calling Cops After He Tried to Deposit Settlement Checks From Race Discrimination Case

A black Detroit man is suing a Michigan bank for discrimination after the bank refused to cash checks that had just been awarded to him in a separate race discrimination lawsuit settlement from his employer. Sauntore Thomas is suing TCF Bank after employees labeled his settlement checks fraudulent and called the police on him on Tuesday (Jan. 21). Four officers arrived on the scene—two talking with Thomas while the other two stood guard outside. The 44-year-old—who has held an account with the b...
Tags: Wtf, News, United States, Lawsuits, Jazz, Michigan, Detroit, Thomas, Gordon, Detroit Free Press, Chase Bank, TCF Bank, TCF, Deborah Gordon, Human Interest, Really


Mom Pays for Daughter’s Wedding, Goes on Honeymoon With Her & Gives Birth to Baby With Son-in-Law 9 Months Later

A UK woman whose husband left her to be with her mother says she will NEVER fully forgive her mom for not only taking her husband from her, but also getting pregnant by him and having his baby just nine months after their honeymoon, and on top of that, marrying him the day after what would have been their 1-year wedding anniversary. Lauren Wall, of Twickenham in southwest London, who is now 34 years old, got married to airport worker Paul White back in 2004 when she was 19 and had just given bir...
Tags: UK, Wtf, London, Time, Jazz, Weird News, PAUL, Julie, Jerry Springer, Lauren, Paul White, Love & Marriage, Human Interest, Bad Parenting, Lauren Paul, Family Drama


104-Year-Old WWII Veteran Is Asking People to Send Him Valentines

A 104-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II wants anyone who feels so inclined to send him a Valentine’s Day card this year. Maj. Bill White told KTXL that he will add any Valentines he receives to a collection of mementos that he keeps organized by year on the bookshelves in his room. “I’ll save every one of them like I’ve been saving little things that have come up until right now and they’ll be a personal part of my history,” White said. White said that the Purple Hear...
Tags: News, Holidays, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day, Military, White, Inglewood, U S Marine Corps, KTXL, Human Interest, Onetime, Maj Bill White, Inglewood Ave Stockton CA


Teen Obsessed With Social Media Kills Herself After Not Getting Enough Likes & Followers

A British teenager with an unhealthy addiction to social media took her own life after she was unable to gain a sizable following or get enough likes on her posts. According to news reports, 19-year-old Chloe Davison was taking selfies and was active on social media just moments before she was found dead in her bedroom after hanging herself. Davison’s 20-year-old sister Jade, who recently got engaged and gave birth to her first child, said Davison struggled with social anxiety and believes socia...
Tags: Facebook, UK, News, Instagram, Teens, Suicide, Social Media, Snapchat, Jazz, Jade, Chloe, Davison, Coombs, Human Interest, Sad News, Chloe Davison


Black Woman With Chest Pain Died After Waiting in the ER for Almost 3 Hours

A Milwaukee woman suffering from chest pains and shortness of breath died while trying to find a doctor to help her, and now her family is searching for answers as to why she wasn’t seen sooner. Tashonna Ward, a 25-year-old daycare worker, went to the emergency room of Froedtert Hospital and complained of having severe chest pains and trouble breathing. She waited for over two hours in the ER before leaving to find faster help and, not long afterward, collapsed and died. According to the Milwauk...
Tags: Facebook, News, Milwaukee, Jazz, Andrea, Ward, Idk, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Gulati, Human Interest, Froedtert Hospital, Froedtert, Sad News, Milwaukee County Medical Examiner, Andrew Ward


Black Mom Claims Elite Cheerleading Squad Kicked Daughter Off Team Because of Her Naturally Curly Hair

A Colorado mom is upset after her 11-year-old daughter was kicked off an elite cheerleading team because the coach refused to let her compete with her natural hair. Tiyana Young claims Diamond Elite All-Star Cheerleading coach Stephanie Trujillo demanded her daughter, Niemah, wear a ponytail hairpiece instead of her naturally curly hair during competitions in order to match her white and Latina teammates. But when Niemah no longer wanted to wear the piece, it became an issue and the 11-year-old ...
Tags: News, Colorado, Cbs News, Jazz, Cheerleading, Young, Trujillo, Latina, Human Interest, That's Racist, Niemah Young, Tiyana Young, Black Mom Claims Elite Cheerleading Squad, Diamond Elite All Star Cheerleading, Stephanie Trujillo, Niemah


Grieving Mom Spends 2 Months Pumping Breast Milk to Donate After Son Dies Just 3 Hours After Birth

A grieving mother is being hailed for her selflessness after she spent two months pumping breast milk to donate to other babies after losing her own newborn son just three hours after his birth. Sierra Strangfeld of Neillsville, Wisconsin was 20 weeks pregnant when she found out her unborn son was diagnosed with trisomy 18—a rare and fatal genetic disorder that causes deformities of body parts and organs, and causes the death of infants within 24 hours of their birth, if they even make it to ter...
Tags: Facebook, News, Babies, Wisconsin, Jazz, Samuel, Porter, NICU, Human Interest, Good Deeds, Western Great Lakes, Samuel It, Sad News, Restoring Faith In Humanity, Sierra Strangfeld, Neillsville Wisconsin


Black Waiter Received Food Order From Co-Workers With N-Word on It, Management Called It a “Joke”

A Black restaurant worker has put his employer on blast for insensitive conduct that he endured in the workplace. In October, 21-year-old Arizona State University student Rakevion White was working a shift when he saw an order come through for the section he was working titled “N*gga order.” White took to Instagram after he felt there were no consequences to the employees who inputted the order directed at him. View this post on Instagram ...
Tags: Wtf, News, Instagram, Arizona, Jazz, White, Black, Arizona State University, Trending, Phoenix, Breakfast Club, Human Interest, Really, Workplace Incidents, That's Racist, The N-word


Woman Found Dead With 8-Foot Python Wrapped Around Her Neck in Home With 140 Snakes

An Indiana woman died in a freak accident after being found with an 8-foot python wrapped around her neck. Oxford, Indiana first responders arrived on the scene to find Laura Hurst unresponsive on Wednesday night (Oct. 30) in a home filled with 140 snakes. Though life-saving measures were performed, Hurst was pronounced dead. The python that wrapped itself around the 36-year-old’s neck is considered to be one of the longest types of snakes in the world. Police do not believe it belonged to Hurst...
Tags: Python, Wtf, News, Animals, Indiana, Jazz, Weird News, Hurst, Kim Riley, Human Interest, Oxford Indiana, Freak Accidents, Laura Hurst, Hurst Indiana State Police, Donald Munson Munson, Sgt Riley


World’s “Oldest Human” Who Died at 146 Years Old Could Be Longest Living Person in Recorded History

An Indonesian man who claimed to be 146 years old when he died may have been the longest living person in recorded human history.According to a report by the BBC, a man named Sodimedjo—who also went by the names Mbah Ghoto and Grandpa Ghoto—passed away at his home in Central Java, Indonesia around May 1st, 2017.Official paperwork states that Ghoto was born in December 1870, but because Indonesia only started recording births in 1900, his documentation is difficult to verify.Officials spoke with ...
Tags: Japan, News, Indonesia, World news, History, Bbc, World Records, Jazz, Elderly, Old People, Jeanne Calment, Human Interest, Mbah Ghoto, Ghoto, Suryanto


Woman Clowned After Posting “Tiny” $100 Engagement Ring in Facebook Wedding Group

A bride-to-be who proudly shared her engagement ring on social media was ridiculed over how small her diamond was.The ring, which is very thin and features one single delicate diamond, is reportedly called the “Minimalist Wedding Band” and costs around $100 on Etsy.The newly engaged woman posted a photo of the ring in a wedding group on Facebook, explaining how she and her boyfriend had purchased it online and she was “in LOVE with it.”Not long after sharing the photo, the woman was dragged in t...
Tags: Facebook, Social Media, Pop Culture, Jazz, Engaged, Facebook Groups, Human Interest, Engagement Rings, Facebook Wedding Group


Shaquille O’Neal Buys Georgia Teen 10 Pairs of Size 18 Shoes After Mom Couldn’t Afford a Pair

A single mother was struggling to afford shoes for her son. And then Shaquille O’Neal swooped in to offer a helping hand.13-year-old Zach Keith already wears a size 18 shoe. In a plea for assistance, his mother recently took to social media to explain that she’s unable to afford the shoes her son needs to accommodate his large (and still growing) feet.Shaq answered the call. Earlier this week, he surprised the Georgia teen and his mother at Friedman’s Shoes in Atlanta. Shaq bought Zach 10 pairs ...
Tags: Celebs, Sports, Pop Culture, Jazz, Shaquille O'Neal, Human Interest, Celebs Doing Good, Zach Keith


Teens Stranded at Sea for Hours Prayed to God for Help & Were Rescued by a Boat Named “Amen”

Two Florida teenagers are thanking God for answering their prayers after a boat named “Amen” rescued them after they were stranded in the middle of the ocean.High school seniors Tyler Smith and Heather Brown were with a group of their classmates from Christ’s Church Academy when everyone went to Vilano Beach to celebrate senior skip day on April 18th.Smith and Brown, who’ve been friends since they were 8 years old, separated from the group and spotted an island nearby.When they tried to make a s...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, News, Teens, Cbs News, Wow, New Jersey, Jazz, God, Stranded, Smith, Facetime, Good News, South Florida, Brown, Wagner


#BlackExcellence: Houston Senior is the 1st Black Valedictorian in His School’s 119-Year History

A Houston senior is making history at his prestigious private school. He just became the first black valedictorian in the school’s 119-year history.Kellin McGowan is St. Thomas High School’s 2019 valedictorian, earning the honor with a 4.57 grade point average.“It was a mixture of ‘Yes I did it’ and ‘Wow, mind blown’. I’m excited,” Kellin said.“Kellin has always been an academic stud. Just an all-around great kid,” Principal Aaron Dominguez told Fox26. “I’m super proud of you,” he told Kellin in...
Tags: Texas, News, Teens, History, High School, Jazz, University Of Chicago, Houston, Houston Texas, GPA, National Honor Society, Human Interest, Black History, High School Students, BlackExcellence, Kellin McGowan


#BlackGirlMagic: 14-Year-Old Designs Stunning Custom-Made Prom Dress for Older Sister

A high school senior attended her prom like a true star, wearing a one-of-a-kind original dress, all thanks to her younger sister.Like most seniors, Mikayla Lewis, 18, was prepared for the grueling search to find the perfect prom dress. But with some prodding, 14-year-old Courtney Lewis was able to convince her older sister to let her design and construct the dress.And the art school student didn’t disappoint! Courtney designed a stunning dress for her older sister and made Mikayla’s big night e...
Tags: Fashion, News, Wow, Jazz, Prom, Crystal Lewis, Courtney Lewis, Human Interest, BlackGirlMagic, Mikayla Lewis


10-Year-Old Girl “Died From Excitement” After Heart Attack While Riding 270-Foot Water Slide for the First Time

A Michigan girl excited to ride the biggest water slide in the park for the first time reportedly “died from excitement” after she went into cardiac arrest while plunging down the 273-foot tube.For years, 10-year-old London Eisenbeis looked forward to riding the Super Loop Speed Slide at Zehnder’s Splash Village in Frankenmuth, Michigan.And in February 2018, during a family trip to the indoor water park, when London found out she finally made the height requirement, she excitedly headed straight...
Tags: UK, London, News, Jazz, Michigan, Eden, First Time, Jerry, Tina, Lauren, American Heart Association, Zehnder, Human Interest, Sad News, Frankenmuth Michigan, Jennifer Shea


Miss North Carolina has an MBA and practices law with prominent N.C. law firm Poyner Spruill

A civil litigation lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina, Miss North Carolina has been attracting media attention, as well as invitations to speak and to serve as host at charitable events, for reasons that seem at first to be unrelated to her legal practice. Not only is Cheslie Kryst, JD, MBA an associate at the prominent North Carolina law firm Poyner Spruill LLP, she is also a Miss USA beauty pageant contestant and a highly regarded fashion blogger. On May 2 she will represent North Carolina at...
Tags: Usa, North Carolina, Charlotte Observer, Miss USA, Human Interest, Poyner Spruill LLP, Poyner Spruill, Synergies (with other disciplines, Cheslie Kryst, Miss South Carolina USA, White Collar Glam, Charlotte North Carolina Miss North Carolina, Reno Nevada Kryst, Charlotte Observer Women, Kryst, Amal Clooney Marie Heinen


#BlackGirlMagic: New Orleans Teen Accepted Into 115 Colleges & Awarded Over $3.7 Million in Scholarships

One New Orleans teen certainly has a bright future ahead of her after being accepted into 115 colleges and awarded more than $3.7 million in scholarships.Antoinette Love, a senior at International High School of New Orleans with a 3.7 GPA, has reportedly received more acceptance letters and scholarship money than any other college-bound student in the country.“I started applying in September, and just kept applying and applying until my tiny mailbox at home was suddenly overflowing with letter a...
Tags: News, Love, Cnn, Fox, New Orleans, Jazz, Good News, GPA, Mississippi State University, Human Interest, BlackGirlMagic, Antoinette Love, International High School of New Orleans, New Orleans Love, Rho Kappa National Social Studies