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12-Year-Old Shot By Police: No Safe Place For Black Children

November 24, 2014 Leave a comment

by — Nov 24, 2014

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A 12-year-old shot by police this weekend is dead.

The CHILD, Tamir Rice, was playing with his sister and a friend in a Cleveland, OH, PARK when a grown ass drunk in a bar across the street dialed up police and said a man was waving around a gun, “scaring the s— out of everyone.” That drunk went on to tell the dispatcher that the PERSON they were all scared of was “probably a JUVENILE” and that the gun was “probably fake,” but neither the caller, dispatcher nor cops could be bothered by those details. The police officers responding to the call showed up, guns drawn, told a 12-YEAR OLD CHILD to put his hands in the air and then executed the BOY when he reached for his TOY.

Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old shot by police, is dead. Read more…


Before You Start Banking, Ronald Williams Wants to Talk to You

July 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Ronald Williams Before You Start BankingI’m still amazed that finances aren’t taught in elementary school considering that money plays a great role in our adult lives. Maybe if children are taught earlier about money, then the mindset about finances would greatly improve beyond the attitude of just wanting to make a living.

Luckily, there is someone who shares my views on this important issue. But not only does he share my view, he is actually doing something about it. Ronald Williams, author of Before You Start Banking, has taken the necessary steps to educate both youth and adults about the benefits of knowing how to handle their money.

Williams spoke to The Industry Cosign about the reason he chose to teach financial literacy, his thoughts on how banks hire, and he explains how he got into writing a financial crime thriller.

Please briefly tell us a little history about Ronald Williams and why did you decide to make a career in finance? Read more…

Half Mile Home Offers Fans Enchanced Musical Experience with New Project

May 18, 2014 Leave a comment

Half Mile Home Offers Fans Enhanced Musical Experience with the Release of Church Muzik & Inspiration Deluxe Edition with New Music,

Remixes and Special Guest Artists


New Single “Anything” Features April Nevels

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(New York, NY – May 16, 2014) – The Ohio-based gospel group Half Mile Home has released Church Muzik & Inspiration Deluxe Edition,  offering music fans  and supporters an enhanced experience with their highly-successful CD.  The new offering includes new songs, remixes and renowned guest artists. The album, which includes a wide range of music from traditional church music to contemporary gospel with and urban twist, was released in April, 2014.

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September 18, 2013 Leave a comment





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Maybach Music Group/Atlantic Records rapper Stalley’s “HONEST COWBOY EP” is available today, at all digital retailers. The EP’s release – which marks the first retail release for the Ohio native – comes hand in hand with the release of “SELF MADE 3,” the collective Maybach Music Group album, which Stalley is featured on. “HONEST COWBOY EP” comes weeks after the release of the much buzzed about mixtape of the same name, which XXL praised by saying, “with instrumentals that serve as ideal cruising music, Stalley uses Honest Cowboy as an opportunity to showcase his growth and ingenuity as a lyricist.” The “HONEST COWBOY EP” features the stand out tracks, “Swangin’ (feat. Scarface)” and “NineteenEighty7 (feat. ScHoolBoy Q).” The EP is available for purchase now on iTunes: Read more…

Ohio-Based Gospel Group HALF MILE HOME Scheduled to Release New CD, “Church Muzik & Inspiration”…Available In Stores and Online November 6, 2012

September 19, 2012 Leave a comment


New Single “So Good” Impacts Gospel Radio on September 24
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(Akron, OH – September 18, 2012) – The Ohio-based gospel group Half Mile Home is scheduled to release a new album, Church Muzik & Inspiration, on November 6. The 14-track CD offers a wide range of music from traditional to contemporary gospel with and urban twist.

The four members of the musically self-contained group-Terrance “Buttons” Burton (lead vocalist, drummer and songwriter), Todd “Ty Traxx” Burton (pianist and producer), Darryl “Deaken” Brownlee (lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter) and Dwayne “Weezie” Satterfield (bass player)-grew up as “church boys” in Akron, Ohio, before embarking on a career in R&B music in the 1990s. In 2004, they returned to their gospel roots, but brought some of their R&B and hip-hop vibe with them, resulting in a unique and engaging musical style with a message of hope and encouragement. That inspirational musical blend is on full display on the Church Muzik & Inspiration CD.
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When It Comes to Dating and Hooking Up Sites, Leave the Kiddies Out of It!

June 15, 2012 1 comment

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Now we get word that an online social and dating site called Skout has shut down its teen section after reports surfaced that adults were using the teen section to lure teens into encounters that resulted in at least three rapes, according to the New York Times.

Initially Skout had a separate section for adults and teens that actually allowed users to broadcast their locations, but—surprise!—apparently sexual predators with an interest in children were going into the teen section to find victims. Is it just me, or does this sound like the dumbest idea in the world, to advertise to adults the nearby existence of a place where they could find all the precious young meat they’d ever desire—all they had to do is pretend to be a teenager? Read more…

How An Unplanned Pregnancy Changed The Way I Want To Talk To My Kids About Sex

October 4, 2011 Leave a comment

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I quickly took the pregnancy test out of the bag and fumbled with the instructions: Pee on the stick, wait three minutes, discover if your whole world is about to change. I didn’t even have time to put the test down on the counter before “PREGNANT” appeared on the little digital screen. Oh, sh**.

That was five years ago. I had just turned 20, was smack in the middle of my junior year of college, and was looking forward to a summer internship in New York, the first step on my road to world domination. This was not the time for a baby.

Instead of feeling elated about the news, I was burdened by how I thought others would react and my own personal shortcomings. I wore extra large shirts on campus for the rest of the semester and didn’t speak a word of the pregnancy to anyone except those who absolutely needed to know. During that period of my life, I probably averaged at least three full-blown crying fits a week. On the bus. In my dorm room. In the car on the way to the doctor’s office. Read more…

Black Judicial Candidate Awaits Ohio Ruling

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment


Tracie Hunter, judicial candidate

Cincinnati, OH( — Nearly one year after the election, while one of two Juvenile Court seats remains vacant in one of Ohio’s largest counties, U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott will soon rule whether the Hamilton County Board of Elections (BOE) must count almost 1000 votes that were rejected in last November’s election, impacting the outcome of an unresolved judicial race separated by 23 votes. More appeals are expected in the case that: fueled in part Ohio HB 194; symbolizes the fight to end voter suppression; and has already reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

“It has been a long time coming, but I will stand as long as necessary to ensure that justice prevails and that voters are enfranchised. I only set out to change the Juvenile Court, a system that has historically over incarcerated and under rehabilitated children, especially those of color. I never intended to also challenge and change the electoral system in the process,” said Tracie Hunter. “While a grave miscarriage of justice has occurred, I hope that because of my stance, a brighter future lies ahead for all voters.” Read more…

A Message For Young Moms: You CAN “Make It Happen”

July 18, 2011 Leave a comment

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Sleepy and still aching from my C-section, I took a quick walk to the mailbox to get some fresh air and actually remember what it was like to feel the sun on my face. Only a week since my daughter was born and I was already going stir-crazy in the house all day.

I pulled out an envelope I got from the hospital. Thinking nothing of it, I tore it open and found a bill for $27,000. That emergency C-section and seven-day hospital stay for both mother and baby was hella expensive, it turned out. Read more…

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