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What We’re Reading This Week [March 15, 2013]

Infant Shot Five Times

6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was the victim of a random shooting in Chicago. The infant was hit with gunfire while her father, 28-year-old Jonathan Watkins, was changing her diaper in the front seat of the family vehicle. Click HERE to read more…

Lupe Fiasco, a native-Chicago rapper, released a song titled “Jonylah Forever” in memory of the infant. Click HERE to listen…

Ex-Detroit Mayor Convicted of Multiple Charges

Kwame Kilpatrick was elected as Detroit’s mayor in 2001 and was revered as one of the nation’s most-respected, young government officials until he resigned in fall 2008. On Monday, he was found guilty of 24 different charges including racketeering conspiracy, which could result in up to 20 years of jail time. Click HERE to read more…

New Latin-American Pope is Selected

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was elected as the new head of the Catholic church. The decision was reached in two days after five ballots were cast by 115 cardinals in order to reach the requisite 77 votes. The 76-year-old  leader will go by the name Pope Francis. Click HERE to read more…

Teen’s Death Causes Riot in Brooklyn

16-year old Kimani Gray died Saturday night after two police officers shot him seven times. The Brooklyn-native was leaving the sweet 16 birthday party of a friend when police say he pointed a gun at them. The community has responded with various protests this week leading to 46 arrests. Click HERE to read more…

Knives On Planes

TSA is now allowing passengers to carry small knives in their carry-on luggage. The change will allow airport screeners to check baggage at a faster pace and focus on searching for more dangerous items such as liquid explosives. Opponents of the change argue that it will put flight attendants at greater risk. Click HERE to read more…

AIDS Cure?

A new study in France claims 14 adults are mostly cured HIV. The patient group used a complex method of antiviral drugs known as “combination antiretroviral therapy” (cART) and received early diagnoses of HIV after they were treated for other ailments. After  three years of taking the drug, some were able to stop treatment. Click HERE to read more…

The Monster Dunk Shuts Down Twitter

When the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan did one of the rudest dunks over the Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Johnson it went viral instantly. Reactions to the unforgettable dunk shut down Twitter for about 40 minutes following. The look on Jordan’s face afterward says it all.  Click HERE to watch…