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Child Star Danielle Spencer Of TV Show “What’s Happening” Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

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Dr. Danielle Spencer played the bratty little sister Dee on the late-’70s sitcom, ‘ What’s Happening!!’ But the now 49-year-old actress is not a sad cautionary tale like so many other child stars. After the show ended it’s 3-year run from 1975-1978, Spencer went on to Tuskeegee University where she completed a degree in veterinary science and became a veterinarian. Spencer is facing a challenge now – she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and she hopes her story will encourage other women to seek screening. But for those who love nostalgia, Spencer remains a fond memory of childhood, her famous line ‘Oooh, I’m gonna tell mama,” is one her fans still say when they run into her. But Spencer says she’s OK with that, even if some people don’t realize she’s heard it many times before.

“I chuckle, because everyone thinks its original, so I have to act like it’s new every time,” she laughs.

Spencer says she stopped acting to focus on school, vowing to return to acting if her career as veterinarian  didn’t work out. Twenty-two years later, she’s happy with her choice.

“However I do miss it every once in a while. There are a lot more show and opportunities when I was young. She says. I wish there were more representations of animal rights on TV and I”m so glad there is Animal Planet now.” Spencer says she’d love to be part of a reality show focusing on animal rights and care.

But first, Spencer has her own medical challenge. She was diagnosed with breast cancer a month ago and is heading to the hospital this week to seek the best treatment option.

“Surgery is definitely one of the options,” she says. “I”m trying to get as many opinions as possible but it does look that is what I’m going to do. Hopefully after that there won’t be any chemotherapy or radiation. With everything that I’ve been through with the spinal cord injury (Spencer was in a car accident in 1977, during the show. Symptoms of spinal cord injury showed up 26 years later, eventually leaving her near-paralysis for a time) I know God is not going to give me another affliction. So I was completely shocked when the doctors told me.”

Spencer had a family history of breast cancer, but says she has a lot of support and help in her life but says that good things have also happened in her life this year. One of the most significant was her induction into the Smithsonian Museum, the only child star so inducted. She will be part of the permanent exhibition of the African-American cultural museum scheduled to open in 2015.

“I still can’t believe it,” she says. “That’s something people can look at for years to come, long after I’m gone.”

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Source: Black America Web

“You Got To Be Kidding Me!!” Man Arrested & Charged For Selling “Ebola Heroin”…SMH!!

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A New Jersey man was busted at a Ramada Inn for allegedly selling heroin marketed under the trademark “Ebola,” according to Toms River police.

Barnabas Davis, 47, whose nickname is “The Hammer,” was busted with 633 folds of the drug and some 40 grams of crack cocaine during a Monday bust, cops said.

Some of those folds of heroin bore the stamp “Ebola” in a bizarre branding effort.

Davis was arrested and charged with possession of heroin, intent to distribute heroin, possession of crack cocaine and intent to distribute crack cocaine.:

Source: PX11.com

Earhustle411’s “SMH” Alert: Man Looking To Buy Weed Accidentally Texted His Probation Officer

alvin-crossA man in Georgia definitely gets my vote as the idiot of the week..   While many of us often text the wrong person when moving too fast, most of us never, ever, ever, ever, ever text law enforcement…But not this dude. This fool accidentally texted his probation officer thinking he was the weed man.Alvin Cross Jr. was sitting at home blazing and high as a kite when he ran out of weed to mix with his cocaine.  He sent a quick text to his dealer asking if he had any weed.Except the text never reached his dealer..

It went to his probation officer cause that’s exactly who Alvin texted.

Cross sent the text:

“You have some weed?”

His probation officer could not believe what he was looking at.

He looked at the text two times like it this a joke? But the P.O. knew his client didn’t have an ounce of sense so off he went along with DEA agents to raid Alvin Cross’ residence..

When drug enforcement agents broke Alvin’s door down he  was still sitting on the couch, high as a kite and looking dumb founded.

His PO found a bag of cocaine in Cross’ home.

No need to  get any FREE ALVIN CROSS JR.  T-shirts printed..  He’ll be home real soon.

Lucky for Alvin the judge was thankful to have a little humor in the courtroom, so Alvin Cross was sentenced to serve one year for violating his probation..  Mainly because they know he’ll be back again..

He’s clearly a loyal customer.

Source: Ask Kissy

Woman At A Bus Stop Receives Huge Blessing In The Form Of A Car

After the last few days I have had, it is so refreshing to hear stories where people are blessed.  J Bravo started his day out with the notion that he was going to bless someone, possibly a single mother but as God would have it he followed his heart.  As he had one idea in mind, he was led to do something else.  J Bravo saw a woman at the bus stop  who was having some issues walking.

Check out the video of what J Bravo had in mind:

This gesture of paying it forward is a prime example that there are still good people in the world and they don’t ask for anything in return. Earhustle411 and the writing staff wish the blessed woman all the best and much love and continued blessings to J Bravo for following his heart to do a kind gesture for someone else.

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Source: YouTube

Michael Brown Shooting Autopsy Report Reveals Close Range Shot in The Hand And Marijuana In His System

 

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY • The official autopsy on Michael Brown shows that he was shot in the hand at close range, according to an analysis of the findings by two experts not involved directly in the case.

The accompanying toxicology report shows he had been using marijuana.

Those documents, prepared by the St. Louis County medical examiner and obtained by the Post-Dispatch, provide the most detailed description to date of the wounds Brown sustained in a confrontation Aug. 9 with Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson.

A source with knowledge of Wilson’s statements said the officer had told investigators that Brown had struggled for Wilson’s pistol inside a police SUV and that Wilson had fired the gun twice, hitting Brown once in the hand. Later, Wilson fired additional shots that killed Brown and ignited a national controversy.

The St. Louis medical examiner, Dr. Michael Graham, who is not part of the official investigation, reviewed the autopsy report for the newspaper. He said Tuesday that it “does support that there was a significant altercation at the car.”

Graham said the examination indicated a shot traveled from the tip of Brown’s right thumb toward his wrist. The official report notes an absence of stippling, powder burns around a wound that indicate a shot fired at relatively short-range.

But Graham said, “Sometimes when it’s really close, such as within an inch or so, there is no stipple, just smoke.”

The report on a supplemental microscopic exam of tissue from the thumb wound showed foreign matter “consistent with products that are discharged from the barrel of a firearm.”

Dr. Judy Melinek, a forensic pathologist in San Francisco, said the autopsy “supports the fact that this guy is reaching for the gun, if he has gunpowder particulate material in the wound.” She added, “If he has his hand near the gun when it goes off, he’s going for the officer’s gun.”

Sources told the Post-Dispatch that Brown’s blood had been found on Wilson’s gun.

Melinek also said the autopsy did not support witnesses who have claimed Brown was shot while running away from Wilson, or with his hands up.

She said Brown was facing Wilson when Brown took a shot to the forehead, two shots to the chest and a shot to the upper right arm. The wound to the top of Brown’s head would indicate he was falling forward or in a lunging position toward the shooter; the shot was instantly fatal.

A sixth shot that hit the forearm traveled from the back of the arm to the inner arm, which means Brown’s palms could not have been facing Wilson, as some witnesses have said, Melinek said. That trajectory shows Brown probably was not taking a standard surrender position with arms above the shoulders and palms out when he was hit, she said.

The county medical examiner, Dr. Mary Case, could not be reached. The assistant who performed the autopsy, Dr. Gershom Norfleet, relayed word that he would not comment.

That post-mortem, conducted the morning after Brown’s death, comports in most ways with the findings of a private autopsy arranged by Brown’s family and made public Aug. 18.

In that one, Dr. Michael M. Baden, a nationally known forensic pathologist, said none of Brown’s wounds appeared to have been from shots fired at close range.

Baden noted then that there was no gunshot residue on the body, so it appeared to him that the muzzle of the weapon was at least one or two feet away. He said, “It could have been 30 feet away.”

A third autopsy was ordered by federal officials as part of their separate investigation of the shooting. Results of that one have not been revealed.

The county and private autopsies agree on the number and location of the wounds.

The official autopsy also confirmed that tissue from Brown was found on the exterior of the driver’s side of Wilson’s vehicle.

“Someone got an injury that tore off skin and left it on the car,” Graham said. “That fits with everything else that came out. There’s blood in the car, now skin on the car, that shows something happened right there.”

The toxicology test, performed by a St. Louis University laboratory, revealed tetrahydrocannabinol, THC for short, in Brown’s blood and urine.

Alfred Staubus, a consultant in forensic toxicology at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, said that THC could impair judgment or slow reaction times but that there was no reliable measurement to make those conclusions.

States that have legalized marijuana have struggled with the issue of how to measure impairment.

“The detection of THC in the postmortem blood of Michael Brown really indicates his recent use of marijuana (within a few hours) and that he may or may not have been impaired at the time of his death,” Staubus wrote in an email.

Source: St Louis Today

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