After serving over eight years in prison for his role in a 2007 armed robbery inside a Las Vegas hotel, O.J. Simpson will go before the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners on Thursday to plead his case as to why he should be released as early as October.
The hearing will be streamed live on various sites, according to the board, and we’ll make sure to keep one running on this page.
The hearing begins at 1 p.m. ET at the board’s office in Carson City, Nevada. Simpson will dial in via video conference from Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center, where he is imprisoned. 
O.J. Simpson speaks with the Nevada Board of Parole
Commissioners on Thursday.
Simpson, 70, will speak to the same four board members who granted him parole on some of his charges in 2013. They will consider factors including “Simpson’s age, whether his conviction was for a violent crime, his prior criminal record and his plans after release” when deciding whether to grant him further parole, the board has said.

BREAST CANCER : Sierra Leonean Student Is Developing An Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment.... Sandra Musujusu’s research focuses on a type of breast cancer that commonly affects black women.

 By Taryn Finley 7/14/17
An African University of Science and Technology, Abuja student is making groundbreaking discoveries in the way cancer is treated.
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Sandra Musujusu, a female student of African Uni of
 Science and Technology, Abuja, has developed an alternative
 treatment for breast cancer.
Sandra Musujusu is developing an alternative treatment for a subtype of breast cancer commonly found in black women, according to the Nigerian Tribune“My research is actually centered on the development of biodegradable polymers for treatment of breast cancer,” Musujusu told the Tribune. “I will be focusing on triple negative breast cancer, which is actually the aggressive subtype of breast cancer that is common with women from African ancestry.”
The Sierra Leone native’s research was unveiled on July 6 when World Bank director Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi visited the Nigerian school as a part of his assessment tour of the 10 African Centers of Excellence locations, funded to encourage research to benefit African countries facing problems. more

HUMANITARIAN: Shaggy Gives Back To Children through his Make a Difference Foundation. Shaggy has donated more than US$US1.6 million (JA$201.5 Million) worth of equipment to the hospital.

JANUARY 6, 2018 — that's the date for next year's staging of the biennial charity concert, Shaggy and Friends, organised by Shaggy through his Make a Difference Foundation.
Shaggy (second left) inspects some of the equipment
 with (from left) Dr Lambert Innis of the hospital,
Kim Lee of FLOW, Dr Brian James, and Yanique Forbes
Patrick of Scotiabank. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) 
The concert is staged in aid of the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St Andrew, the country's lone paediatric facility.
He was unable to give details, but said there are big plans in place and his team will now have to get down to working out logistics to ensure that this year's concert tops its predecessors.
Shaggy and his foundation were at the hospital on Wednesday to hand over equipment, furniture, parts and accessories with a combined valued of more than US$529,000.
Executive director of the foundation Rebecca Burrell said this is the first of two handovers, with the second one set for September this year.
Shaggy and wife Rebecca share a moment
with twin daughters Madison (left) and Kelsey. 
For Shaggy, this stage in the process is always fulfilling.
“It always confirms how much it is all worth it. A lot of people don't know the inner fighting that takes place and the tension that goes into getting it done. The money from the last two concerts went into providing equipment for the cardiac lab, so we haven't been able to give anything over that period to the hospital itself, so to be able to do this is great,” he told Splash. Shaggy disclosed that the cardiac facility for which funds from the 2012 and 2014 concerts were designated should be ready by later this year.
“Once it is done, that will be a whole other level of joy. We will be able to provide cardiac surgery free of cost for Jamaican babies. It's been a long time coming, but it will happen. The building is ready now; we are putting in the plates and we are aiming for about October.”
Since starting the initiative in 2009, Shaggy has donated more than US$US1.6 million worth of equipment to the hospital.
— Richard Johnson

MADNESS: Both Killed By Cops, Their Families Awarded Almost The Same Amount Of Money Michael Brown’s family received $1.5 million while the dog’s family received $1.26 million.

By Lilly Workneh

America’s justice system can often act in ways that stir up even more pain for family members of victims of police killings ― and, sadly, Michael Brown’s family is all too familiar with this. 
Michael Brown was fatally shot in August 2014.
Vern was shot and killed earlier that year.
On Tuesday, Brown’s parents, Lezley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., received a $1.5 million settlement after filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, former Police Chief Thomas Jackson and former police officer Darren Wilson. Of course, no amount of money will ever rectify the unjust death of a loved one, but it’s worth noting the amount that Brown’s family received was significantly less than other multimillion-dollar payouts given to other families of black victims of police shootings. 
The settlement was, however, on par with one particular shooting in Maryland ― except, in this case, the family was white and the victim was their pet dog.
In May, a jury awarded $1.26 million to a family whose pet was shot and killed by Anne Arundel County police Officer Rodney Price in February 2014. Price, who was confronted by the dog in the homeowner’s front yard, was investigating a burglary in the neighborhood and claimed he was attacked by the nearly 5-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Vern. 
Price fired his weapon twice, but admitted in court that the dog did not attack or injure him before he pulled out his weapon, according to the Hansel Law Firm that represented the family. The jury found that the shooting violated the owner’s constitutional rights and was committed with gross negligence, according to a press release sent to HuffPost.
Price was placed on administrative leave and the three-day trial resulted in “the largest verdict in U.S. history for a police dog shooting,” the firm said, according to CBS. The county’s police chief himself even visited the dog’s family to extend his condolences and reassure them that his department would conduct an internal investigation into the incident. more

PROBE: Organisers of Groovin' in the Park are conducting an investigation into why singjay Busy Signal's microphone was cut

Huge crowd at VIP
Organisers of Groovin' in the Park are conducting an investigation into why singjay Busy Signal's microphone was cut during his set at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York, on Sunday.
According to a source close to the promoters, organisers were not the ones responsible for the abrupt ending of the artiste's performance.
“A statement is expected to be issued within the next 24 hours as to what really transpired. The organisers did not pull the plug on Busy,” the source told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.
Busy Signal
Prior to the premature end, Busy Signal — who was making his US debut — was delivering a solid set and had the audience going with Bedroom Bully, Step Out, Nah Go A Jail Again, Unknown Number, and One More Night.
Tarrus Riley
Sensing that his performance was about to be ended, he implored organisers not to shorten his set.
“Mi reach a the venue from 3 o'clock and mi suppose to perform at five, and now a hours later. I sat and watch everyone perform, so nuh try cut my time. Wi have a contract so unoo mus' line-up unoo show so artiste can perform on time,” he stated. “Mi wan' perform for mi people dem cuz a mi first time yah suh,” he pleaded.

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