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…