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About Jasmine Allen

Jasmine Allen is a passionate freelance writer and multimedia journalist addicted to thrift shopping. Every now and then she enjoys indulging in cotton candy of all flavors! Follow her on Twitter: @ThriftThrive, Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/jasminerallen, IG: roseyjhearts
Harriet Tubman: The Underground Railroad Meets Opera
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The story of Harriet Tubman has recently hit the performance arena in New York. “Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line To Freedom,” is an opera written by a third-generation Nigerian-American who practically grew up on the stories of Tubman and …

Pregnant Woman Murder: Husband Charged With Slaying
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A charge has been brought against the alleged killer of missing pregnant woman, Melissa Sowders, whose body was apparently discovered on Thursday in Harris County, Texas. The estranged husband of Sowders, 28-year-old Matthew Sowders, may face the death penalty or …

Mexico Prison Stormed By Gunmen, Nine Dead
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An exchange of gunfire occurred on Friday at a prison in Guerrero, Mexico. Six men disguised as police officers commuted to the facility in a stolen pickup truck and pretended to transport an inmate. Once inside the doors of the …

Krokodil Confirmed as Flesh-eating Drug in Mexico
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Mexican health authorities have confirmed a homemade drug, better known as “the poor man’s heroin,” to be a flesh-eating substance. In December, a teenage girl was hospitalized in Mexico after injecting Krokodil (Desomorphine) into her genitals. The 17-year-old Texas-native experienced …

UFO Sightings in California on New Year’s Eve
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According to a number of witnesses, mankind wasn’t the only one on New Year’s Eve enjoying firework shows across the country. Apparently, civilians in California spotted unusual objects in the sky amidst the entertaining pyrotechnic displays. Witnesses in Sacramento and …

Juanita Moore, Academy Nominee, Deceased at 99
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One of Hollywood’s most renowned actresses has passed away. Juanita Moore, an Academy Award Nominee, collapsed and died Wednesday January 1 at her home in Los Angeles. According to her grandson, Kirk Kelleykahn, she was 99 years of age. Moore …

Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free

On Tuesday December 31, the Islamic militia of Boko Haram set free French priest Georges Vandenbeusch following a seven-week captivity. He arrived in France Wednesday, greeted by President Francois Hollande at an air base near Paris. Members of the radical …

Wendy Davis Says Official Should Resign for Lending Views Wendy Davis Says Official Should Resign for Lending Views
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On Monday, State Sen. Wendy Davis suggested to Gov. Rick Perry the resignation of William J. White, chairman of the Texas Finance Commission. White was appointed by Gov. Perry in 2011 to chair the Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner, an …

Dubai Fireworks 2014 Breaks Guinness World Record
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On Wednesday, Guinness World Records announced that Dubai’s firework show on New Year’s Eve broke the record set by Kuwait in 2011. The main attraction, which covered 58.4 miles of the Dubai coast, took place at the world’s tallest building …

Chrissy Lampkin, “Love & Hip Hop” Star Arrested for Assault
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One of the female reality stars from “Love and Hip Hop” was arrested early Sunday morning, December 29 at a New Jersey Bar for giving a woman a bloody eye. Chrissy Lampkin, the fiancé of Jim Jones and also co-star …

Mary-Louise Parker Fights for Troubled Son in “Jamesy Boy”

In a sneak-peek clip of Mary-Louise Parker’s upcoming-featured film,” Jamesy Boy,” it shows a mother who fights to keep her gang-related son in school.   Based on a true story about James Burns, portrayed by Spencer Lofranco, the film illustrates the let downs …

Catherine Zeta-Jones Reunited with Husband Following Separation

REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD! I’m more than positive this should be the theme song dedicated to the reconciliation of one of Hollywood’s long-standing married couples. Catherine Zeta-Jones, 44, and her 69-year-old husband Michael Douglas were seen together on Dec. …

El Salvador Volcano Erupts, Residents Flee Homes

Frightened residents in the San Miguel region of El Salvador were ordered to evacuate after a volcano erupted Sunday morning. According to a civil protection official, “almost right after the explosion,” the Chaparrastique volcano prompted authorities to order the evacuations …

India Train: Fire Kills At Least 26

Early Saturday morning, an express train in India engulfed into flames near the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The Bangalore-Nanded express train was carrying 60 passengers, many who were traveling home for the holidays. Eight were injured where as 26 …

Gisele Bundchen Plays in Make-Up with Cancer Patient

A teenage girl’s dream came true on Thursday 26 when she was surprisingly visited by supermodel, Gisele Bundchen. Fifteen-year-old make-up artist and blogger, Karina Xavier, has been battling with bone cancer since 2011. While under treatment, Xavier spent ample time …

Farooq Sheikh, Bollywood Actor Dies at 65

On Saturday, the Bollywood film industry lost one of their most successful actors. Farooq Sheikh, an Indian actor and TV presenter, suffered from a heart attack on Friday while visiting his family in Dubai. According to Global News, Sheikh’s career …

Kwanzaa Greetings From The Man Himself, Pres. Obama

Thursday marked the first day of Kwanzaa, a celebration of African-American culture. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama sent out their best wishes to those participating in the upcoming family activities and community festivities. “Michelle and I extend …

Ceramic Squirrel Stabbing: No Beer Leads to Violence
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A North Charleston woman was arrested early Christmas morning after stabbing and beating her significant other with a ceramic squirrel. Helen Williams, 44, got into an altercation with the man over beer. According to reports, the 41-year-old man went out for …

Icebound Russian Ship Set to be Rescued by Saturday

A Russian ship carrying 74 passengers has been stranded in the icy water mass of Antarctica since Tuesday. Strong winds through the ice-covered water caused The MV Akademik Shokalskiy to become trapped near Stillwell Island, far south of Hobart, Tasmania. …

JonBenet Ramsey Murder, Cold Case After 17 Years
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Seventeen years later and no arrest has been made in the death of 6-year-old beauty pageant tot, Jonbenet Ramsey. In 1996, Ramsey’s body was found the day after Christmas in the basement of John and Patsy Ramsey’s Boulder, Col., home …

Hellfire Missiles Sent to Iraq, U.S. Plans to Send Drones Next Year
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By request, dozens of Hellfire missiles were sent from the United States to Iraq last week. The Iraqi government also requested the delivery of 10 Scan Eagles surveillance drones by March of next year; thus, the U.S. plans to also …

Jenni Farley “JWoww” and Fiancé are Pregnant with First Child

Jenni “JWoww” Farley, 27, and fiancé Roger Matthews, 37, are expecting a new addition to the “Jersey Shore” family! “JWoww” announced her pregnancy on Twitter yesterday by posting a link to her official website. Under a graphic designed Christmas card …

Vegas Cab Driver Finds and Returns $300K

On Monday, a Las Vegas cab driver discovered in his backseat an unimaginable surprise. What Gerardo Gamboa thought was a brown paper bag filled with chocolate was actually loaded with $300,000 cash. After commuting to the Bellagio resort, a doorman …

Chiara de Blasio, Daughter of NY Mayor-elect, Admits to Drug Abuse

The daughter of New York City Mayor-elect, Bill de Blasio, has recently revealed her substance abuse and clinical depression in a YouTube video confession posted on Christmas Eve. Chiara de Blasio, 19, admitted to suffering from both during her entire …