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Demaryius Thomas’ mother and grandmother will cheer for the Broncos receiver around the prison TV Sunday, both wearing No. 88 jerseys they crafted with strips of tape. The two women have never seen Thomas play in person. He was 11 when police burst through the door of their home in Montrose, Ga., and arrested both on drug charges in 1999. Police allowed Katina Smith to walk her son and his two younger sisters to the school bus one last time.
It looks like George Zimmerman has found yet another business venture (we guess selling so-called “art” on eBay wasn’t enough). The former neighborhood watch volunteer confirmed on Twitter that he has agreed to a celebrity boxing match. [Insert side-eye here] In an exclusive interview with Radar Online, Zimmerman, who was acquitted of all charges in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, said boxing was a hobby he’d been into “prior to the incident” (oh, is that what we’re calling it these days?!).
In this senseless act of violence, a young man from Brooklyn has lost his life due to a scuffle over weave. The incident occurred in August 2011 when Shawn Williams was allegedly shot twice in the back after trying to break up a fight with five women that reportedly erupted over comments about his girlfriend’s hair. Denzel Holder, the boyfriend of one of the woman, is on trial for second-degree murder.
Mary Scanlon had no idea a $3 purchase from a Goodwill store in Phoenix would turn out to be a rare link to the civil rights movement’s most revered leader. Last April, Scanlon was at the thrift store when she spotted a pile of 35 vintage reel-to-reel tapes, including one labeled with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s name. Arizona State University archivists have found that tape is the only known recording of speeches the slain civil rights leader gave at ASU and at a Phoenix church in June 1964. The hour-long audio has since been digitized and is now available for listening on ASU’s website through June 30.