Category: RTM News Reel Written by Real Times Media
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 17:28
Category: RTM News Reel Written by News One
Cinncinati Bengals star player Adam “Pacman” Jones (pictured) pleaded not guilty to assault charges, stemming from his arrest on Monday for allegedly striking a woman in the face after she allegedly threw a beer bottle at him. The plea was entered a day after he was jailed then released on his own recognizance, according to The Washington Post.
The incident, which was caught on a surveillance tape, occurred at a downtown Cincinnati nightclub shortly before midnight on June 5th. Jones reportedly approached two women, who were sitting outside of the establishment. A third woman, whom police investigators have identified as 34-year-old Shannon Wesley, is seen walking over to Jones in a seemingly confrontational manner. The woman is seen reaching for the 29-year-old NFL cornerback’s face, but the video is so grainy that it is difficult to determine whether the woman has an object in her hand.
Jones is then reportedly ...
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 16:59
Category: RTM News Reel Written by Natasha Lennard/ Salon
The trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin has stalled as attorneys struggle to put together a jury with no preconceptions about the case. Since neighborhood watch enthusiast Zimmerman shot dead 17-year-old Martin in February 2012, media projections and public outrage have in turns framed Zimmerman as a racist killer, or Martin as a violent drug user prone to altercations. Both character assassinations enframe the way individuals who have heard about the story see the events of Feb. 26, 2012 having played out.
By the end of Tuesday, the attorneys had questioned 14 potential jurors in person, and more than 40 jury candidates had been dismissed after filling out a questionnaire. Only four candidates from a pool of hundreds were questioned in court on Monday.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:13
Category: RTM News Reel Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
Ford Motor Company Announces Ford Freedom Unsung Award Winners
· Ford to recognize winners of Ford Freedom Unsung in Southern California
· Kevin Frazier to host awards event, actress KeKe Palmer to serve as program ambassador
· 20 winners selected from more than 130 nominees
Ford Motor Company today announces the winners of the Ford Freedom Unsung Award, celebrating individuals who have made significant contributions in their communities. Honorees will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at a special reception at The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live June 19.
Made possible by a grant from Ford Motor Company Fund, Ford Freedom Unsung salutes individuals and organizations that have positively impacted communities with achievements that inform and inspire others.
“This program shines a spotlight on those who go above and beyond to positively impact communities, but are often not recognized for what they do,” said Pamela Alexander, director of community development, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Whether it is a mother who tutors children, a brother who sacrificed years serving his country, a neighbor who leads a nonprofit organization or a father who has dedicated his life to serving the homeless, unsung heroes surround us every day and look for nothing in return.”
Ford is bringing its national program to Southern California as part of its ongoing commitment to honor distinguished Americans who dedicate their lives to improving their communities and the world. Awards are given in five categories: Community, Education, Military, Youth and Organization.
Award-winning actress KeKe Palmer, known for her commitment to bullying prevention and other youth issues, will serve as the program’s youth ambassador.
Kevin Frazier, co-anchor of “The Insider,” will serve as master of ceremonies. The recognition program will include a special performance by actor/singer Sheryl Lee Ralph.
The 2013 Ford Freedom Unsung-Southern California awards will be given to:
Wilfred “Bill” Coggins
William Allen Young
Angela M. Evans
E. Elaine Moore
Patricia Jackson Kelley
Justice Reigns Ferguson
Gang Alternatives Program
Jenesse Center Inc.
New Directions for Veterans
A New Way of Life Reentry Project
Starting Over Inc.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 175,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.
To RSVP or additional information, Contact:
Edna Sims, ESP Public Relations
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 14:54
Category: RTM News Reel Written by Lydia Polgreen/ New York Times
JOHANNESBURG — After four days in the hospital battling a lung infection, former South African president Nelson Mandela “is responding better to treatment,” President Jacob Zuma said in remarks to Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday. “We are very happy with the progress that he’s now making, following a difficult few days,” Mr. Zuma said.
It was the first report of an improvement in Mr. Mandela’s condition since he was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria early Saturday morning after suffering a recurrence of a persistent lung ailment, a legacy of the tuberculosis he contracted during the 27 years he was imprisoned for opposing apartheid. His health has been frail lately, and the hospitalization is his fourth in the last seven months.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:58
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