Ray Allen’s Catfishy Accuser Randomly Drops Restraining OrderLast month we reported on former NBA baller Ray Allen’s strange-but-true catfish story that involved a man who purported to be several women whom Ray was communicating with via social media. The perpetrator, Bryant Coleman, threatened to release the sexually explicit conversations and subsequently filed a restraining order against Allen with claims that the sharp-shooting baller vowed to do him harm. However, both parties reached an agreement that was intended to put the matter behind them. Today, TMZ has broken the news that Ray’s accuser has voluntarily dropped his restraining order without explanation. Says Allen’s lawyer, David Markus:
“We are pleased Coleman voluntarily dismissed the injunction and false claims he made against Ray Allen.” “Ray has never met Coleman. Ray Allen has never spoken with Coleman. Ray has never threatened him or anyone. He wants nothing to do with him and is looking forward to putting this matter behind him.”
This isn’t the first time that Ray has had a issue with cheating on his wife over social media and at this rate he’s going to go down in flames like Anthony Weiner if he doesn’t get his s#!t together.
Shirley Franklin Endorses Mary Norwood Over Keisha Lance BottomsThings are getting a little crazy in the Atlanta Mayoral race! 43 years of Democratic leadership in Atlanta will come to an end if Mary Norwood is elected over Keisha Lance Bottoms. The two candidates faceoff in a runoff Tuesday Dec. 5 that could potentially put a white person as Mayor for the first time in over forty years. This week former Mayor Shirley Franklin shocked some folks by endorsing Mary Norwood, the endorsement is being run as part of an ad for Norwood, primarily on black radio. Here’s a transcript via the AJC:
“I’ve endorsed Mary Norwood for mayor. Some people say that endorsement may hurt my legacy, because I’ve endorsed a white woman over a black woman. This election is about character, transparency, and integrity. Not race. “I’ve worked for mayors Maynard Jackson and Andrew Young, supported Gov. Roy Barnes, and have always fought for civil rights. I am proud to stand with Ceasar Mitchell, Cathy Woolard, John Eaves, Peter Aman, the policemen, the firefighters, and city workers – all who endorsed Mary Norwood for mayor. “We can’t stand by and do nothing about the corruption and pay-to-play politics at City Hall. We must stand together….”It’s interesting that Franklin mentions corruption because a lot of Atlanta residents feel she was corrupt during her term because the entire time she was Mayor her family operated a business at the airport. She was also accused of improperly, without council authorization, transferring over 100M improperly. Franklin’s term as Mayor is also remembered negatively because it was on her watch that an innocent 92-year-old woman, Katherine Johnson was killed in her home. After the Eagle Raid occurred, the city had to pay millions of dollars to settle lawsuits. There are also many who point out Franklin’s association with Billy Linville’s firm, reportedly being paid by the Norwood campaign. Soooooo seems kinda crazy that Franklin is the one out here talking about corruption. On Friday, former Atlanta School Board candidate Charlie Stadtlander provided a 150-page dossier on Norwood. Statlander said after advising Norwood’s campaign earlier this year he refused to continue working with her because she wouldn’t correct financial impropriety. Here are two short but damning clips from that press conference: According to AJC reports:
A spokesperson for Norwood said that Stadtlander was fired from the campaign. Stadtlander said that was news to him and later showed reporters a $1,000 check that Norwood had written to his election campaign in July.With the runoff just days away and polls showing Keisha Lance Bottoms trailing, much of black Atlanta has rallied around Bottoms. Killer Mike spoke out publicly this weekend supporting Bottoms: Atlanta if you haven’t already gone to the polls, make sure you do!
Twitter Vs. Trump (A G A I N)
We’re just ready for President Cheeto Crusty and his orange little Twitter fingers to go. FOREVER. Enough is enough and he tried it YET AGAIN by tweeting out a cringe-worthy tribute to Rosa Parks on the anniversary of the greatest “Nah” ever that sparked endless chaos (and outrage) across Twitter.
Peep the must-see reactions to Trump’s baffling Rosa Parks tribute on the flip.
Jay Z Gets A Dope Birthday Cake From The Brooklyn NetsAs any fan of Jay Z knows, Shawn Carter was born December 4th. Though it’s not officially the Brooklyn legend’s birthday quite yet, he received a very dope early birthday gift from Brent Yormark and The Brooklyn Nets a couple days early.Roc Nation’s Emory Jones posted a picture on Instagram of a cake that Hov got when he arrived at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, and it’s amazing. The cake has 5 layers of different Jay Z imagery, with the top 3 being specific to his new album 4:44. There’s one layer of cake on the bottom with pictures from earlier on in his career and intimate details of his life, and then as you move up the cake there’s other important pieces like a Grammy, a Yankees fitted, and a Myrtle Ave sign. This amazing cake definitely captures a snapshot of a bunch of important moments throughout Jay’s life and whole career. With such a pivotal time in his career since the release of 4:44, it’s very fitting that the rapper get a cake as serious as the huge year he’s having. Happy early Birthday, Hov!
Doctors Question The Validity Of A “Do Not Resuscitate” Order Via A TattooDoctors in Florida faced a pretty serious dilemma when a 70-year-old patient was admitted to hospital with a “do not resuscitate” tattoo. The man was unconscious and has no identification, so no family or friends could be reached. This “do not resuscitate” tattoo could have been gotten when the patient was drunk, or maybe they got it 40 years ago and don’t feel the same now–either way, there’s a bunch of reasons as to why the doctors were reluctant to simply follow the supposed order.
One doctor who worked on the patient commented on how the staff ended up proceeding, saying, “We initially decided not to honor the tattoo, invoking the principle of not choosing an irreversible path when faced with uncertainty. This decision left us conflicted owing to the patient’s extraordinary effort to make his presumed advance directive known…After reviewing the patient’s case, the ethics consultants advised us to honor the patient’s do not resuscitate (DNR) tattoo. They suggested that it was most reasonable to infer that the tattoo expressed an authentic preference.” So in the end, the doctors ended up honoring the tattoo and ultimately not resuscitating the 70-year-old. The patient did end up passing away. Many people were baffled by the story and sent their input on whether or not doctors should honor the validity of a tattoo when it comes to life or death–the opinions are a mixed bag. Check out the responses to this confusing moral dilemma below.