Police in Memphis, TN are investigating a murder after a 23-year-old male was stabbed to death according to News Channel 3. Jarvis Jackson was stabbed by knives and bamboo sticks. All of which happened in front of his mother’s eyes.
It was a life snatched away at a home on Knight Road in Parkway Village.”They ended up piercing his heart with some sticks and clubs and bats,” said Jackson’s father. He went on to tell WREG his son was simply trying to grab his belongings from his partner’s house when things got crazy.
Witnesses, however, told authorities it was Jackson who showed up acting rowdy and out of control.They said he was banging on doors and even smashed a windshield.
A woman we spoke to said a 2-month-old baby was caught in the middle of the violence, but thankfully wasn’t hurt.When he came out of the home running, the mother tried to help Jackson into the car. Jackson’s mom was injured on the arm in the mad dash to save her son. –WREG
Domestic violence is real and it’s something I find myself tearing up when I read stories like this. I lost my aunt to domestic violence years ago while I was overseas in 2010 and there isn’t a day I don’t miss her. Many of us have family and loved ones that are experiencing these situations alone. Even though we expect it we often don’t say or do much. We should work on this.
There are always multiple sides to a story. None the less no one should put their hands on anyone while having a disagreement. They don’t love you if they assault you during an argument. If you end up fighting while arguing with the person who you are in a relationship with it’s time to get out of that relationship.
Domestic violence is real in the LGBT community and many of us are suffering in silence. If you suspect that your friend or loved one is going through something like this be proactive so we can prevent tragedies like this. Jarvis’s life didn’t have to end like this. Now two families are grieving.
What steps can we take to end domestic violence in the LGBTQ community or in all communities period?
‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race’ Star Chi Chi DeVayne Passes Away at 34-Years-Old
Zavion Davenport, better known as RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Chi Chi DeVayne has died at the young age of 34, fellow alum Trinity K. Bonet confirmed on Instagram today.
The Drag Race contestant had been diagnosed with scleroderma, also called crest syndrome, back in 2018.
Fans and other contestants of the show had been sharing the DeVayne’s payment information to assist with the overwhelming cost of hospital bills. Shea Coulee and Priyanka had been especially involved in raising funds for their fellow alum.
‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ star Candiace Dillard Makes Fatphobic Comment Towards Blogger and Suggest That He “Drop Dead”
*deep negro spiritual sigh* There are very few things that truly anger me. Somehow, Candiace, a woman whose mouth seems to get her beat up often, has found one of those few buttons with her latest statement.
So, here I am, minding my fat ass business when I see this:
Rumor has it that she was talking about Kyle from The Black Socialites. It really doesn’t matter who she was talking about, but I guess we’ll never know because she didn’t have the courage to say a name. She did have the courage, however, to talk about her involvement with “plots” against other cast members. She was able to talk for two hours, under the glow of her pale husband’s flickering TV screen, about absolutely nothing of substance.
There are uprisings happening, a pandemic happening, but she’s worried about “plotting” in the DMV. We just passed the 6th anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. That’s in her backyard. That’s a pain that she should be deconstructing. Instead she chooses to attack a fat Black man who is working hard to bring her show press.
I’ll end with the victim’s words, and we can all go back to not knowing Candiace exists:
Trump Administration Cuts Protections for Transgender Americans
On Friday, the Trump administration announced it would be rolling back an Obama-era rule protecting transgender Americans from discrimination in health care.
Under the Obama administration, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act expanded the definition of sex discrimination to include discrimination based on one’s gender identity. Under a revised version of the rule, the Department of Health and Human Services will enforce Section 1557 “by returning to the government’s interpretation of sex discrimination according to the plain meaning of the word ‘sex’ as male or female and as determined by biology” beginning in mid-August. In other words, doctors and insurance companies receiving funding from the Fed can legally refuse any patient needing transition-related medical care.
Of course, as quickly as the rule was finalized, many LGBTQ+ organizations including the ACLU,announced intentions to sue the Trump administration over this new language. “The Trump admin has issued a rule that will embolden health care discrimination against transgender people.. All while a global pandemic is occurring.” said the ACLU in a tweet.
Forget a global pandemic, ACLU. Friday’s announcement came on the fourth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub tragedy, a mass shooting at a popular Florida gay nightclub that left 49 people and the shooter dead.
President Trump has made it clear how he feels about the nearly 1.4 million transgender people in this country, his fellow Americans – he doesn’t feel anything.