Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Morning Edition - 5/31/05

Share or Get Stabbed – Life As A Kid In NYC
Queen Washington, an eleven-year old from NYC was at her God mother’s house yesterday when a disagreement over a ball between Washington and her nine-year old playmate ended with her unidentified playmate stabbing Washington in the chest with a steak knife. Washington was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Her playmate is the youngest NYC resident to be charged with manslaughter. Mental health experts have been called to interview the alleged killer.

You Will Tell
The issue of disclosure with regard to a person’s HIV status came to a head a while back when Georgia instituted a law that says any HIV+ person who knowingly engages in unprotected sex without disclosing their status to their partner(s) can be charged with reckless conduct in Georgia. Most recently Gary Wayne Carriker, a medical student at Emory University, did just that. He participated in unprotected anal and oral sex with several male partners without disclosing his HIV+ status - well, not until they broke up. Now, Carriker faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the three counts of reckless conduct. Sidebar: Where is the responsibility and accountability of both partners who should treat everyone they meet as HIV+ and engage in safe sex? Is it fair to require HIV+ people to divulge their status and not require a person with any other disease (communicable or otherwise) from disclosing theirs? …hey, I’m just curious.

Jill, Erykah, Floetry & Queen Latifah!
Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Floetry and Queen Latifah will grace the stage at the Sugar Water Festival; Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater in New York on Tuesday, July 12. Tickets are between $25.00 and $75.00 – a steal for a concert featuring such talented performers. For those who don’t want to make the trek to NYC, the crooners will be stopping-off at the Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater on Friday, July 8. Tickets there are said to go on sale on June 4 and will range from $23.50 to $63.00. There is a deal at the Virginia showing featuring four lawn tickets that includes parking fees for $104.

Keep passin’ the open windows…

6 comments:

Lady Long Legs said...

Jill, Erykah, Queen & Floetry will also be at the Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD on July 9th. Tickets range from $40 - $75.

Melissa said...

Question of the day: Why do "some" women date single men with 5 or more children (probably by more than one mother), but "some" single men won't date single women with 5 or more children?

Anonymous said...

Anwesr to question of the day;
Because Women believe in learning from their mistakes and life's lessons and Men believe that they did not do anything wrong to learn from "in the first place."
And for the "Share or Get Stabbed" there had to be sign of problems with Ms. Blade-Runner before that little "give me thats mine" synopsis. That's what happens when bad parenting skills go unaddressed. Lastly,
PLEASE!WEAR A CONDOM,PLEASE!WEAR A CONDOM PLEASE!WEAR A CONDOM PLEASE!WEAR A CONDOM PLEASE!WEAR A CONDOM PLEASE!WEAR A CONDOM PLEASE!WEAR A CONDOM PLEASE!WEAR A CONDOM PLEASE!WEAR A CONDOM PLEASE!WEAR A CONDOM PLEASE!WEAR A CONDOM PLEASE!WEAR A CONDOMS...
J'Moo P.S. Don't forget to wear a condom, the life you save maybe one you Love.

Cocoa Rican said...

So J'Moo... do you think folks should wear condoms? :)
We'll address Melissa's question tomorrow, but today let's just say that it's easier to deal with a man with five kids who live in another county that a woman with two kids in the next room... now, there's an idea!

Anonymous said...

Is she a working Mother of two? Next door in the Condos or next door in the Pro-Jects?
Are the two kids cute or are they the Love chidren of Chucky? And for the brother with the five kids, Is he a cuttie and swingin'?
These are important issues that need to be addressed.

caspar608 said...

Any woman who messes around with a man who has five children with various women who has not found his way back to God yet isn't playing with the full fifty two.
I don't care how much money he has or what he's packin in his trousers. ESPECIALLY if the young woman has no children of her own. Low self esteem makes folks do some crazy stuff man!