What the Bill Cosby drug admission means

The revelation this week that Bill Cosby admitted under oath to buying quaaludes to give to young women to have sex rocked the entertainment world and added fuel to the allegations that the comedian had drugged and sexually assaulted several women. But it also raised the question: Why would Cosby, who had the ability to hire the best legal counsel money could buy, make such a damning admission in the first place?

It turns out that Cosby’s disclosure about the quaaludes—which came during a 2005 deposition— may not have been as legally explosive then as it appears now. Continue reading What the Bill Cosby drug admission means

Obama Unveils Stricter Rules Against Segregation in Housing

The Obama administration announced an aggressive effort on Wednesday to reduce the racial segregation of residential neighborhoods. It unveiled a new requirement that cities and localities account for how they will use federal housing funds to reduce racial disparities, or face penalties if they fail.

The new rules are an effort to enforce the goals of the civil rights-era fair housing law that bans overt residential discrimination, but whose broader mandate for communities to actively foster integration has not been realized. They are part of President Obama’s attempt to address the racial imbalances and lack of opportunity that he says have contributed to unrest reminiscent of the turbulent 1960s in cities like Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore, where African-Americans have clashed with police officers. Continue reading Obama Unveils Stricter Rules Against Segregation in Housing

Local gas station robber caught and shot on Lyell Avenue, former parolee

The suspect in a string of armed robberies had been out on parole for just two months before his violent confrontation with police on Thursday.

The incident caused Gates police chief James VanBrederode to say he’s fed up, and it brought chiefs from the other 10 departments in Monroe County to stand together at a press conference to call for reforms to the state’s parole system. Continue reading Local gas station robber caught and shot on Lyell Avenue, former parolee

R. Kelly May Be Singing A New Tune… Twelve Pay

Working for family isn’t free says R. Kelly’s big brother Bruce Kelly.

According to TMZ Bruce said he worked out a verbal agreement with his little brother for $700 a week to be his assistant and driver but R. Kelly has yet to pay him any money for his time. Bruce also claims he worked overtime even going without sleep totaling 144 hours a week.

Continue reading R. Kelly May Be Singing A New Tune… Twelve Pay

Patti LaBelle to Perform at NYS Fair Grandstand

When: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Where: The Grandstand – 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209

Time: 7:30p

Tickets: $15 and $20. They go on sale Wednesday, July 15 at 9 a.m and  will be available online via eTix.com, by phone at 1-800-514-3849 or in person at the box office at the NYS Fairgrounds at 581 State Fair Blvd. in Geddes. A $3.75 service fee will be added to all tickets and an additional fee will be charged if paying with a credit card. Tickets are limited to eight per person. A ticket includes admission to the Fair.