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Once Gangster, Turned Author, Educator and Inspiration Released From Prison
October 30, 2020
According to reports, Harlem street legend Dr. Guy Fisher has been released from prison after serving 30 years. Fisher was a prominent drug dealer in Harlem and part of the organized crime syndicate, "The Council," alongside Nicky Barnes. The Council dominated the heroin trade in Harlem during the mid-1970s into the early 1980s. During that time, Fisher's wealth afforded him the ability to purchase the storied Apollo Theater in 1977, making him the first black owner of the space.
In 1984, Fisher was convicted on several counts of RICO violations, including continuing criminal conspiracy, drug trafficking, and murder. Fisher, along with other associates of The Council, had their fates sealed after Barnes testified against his former friend, who he claims was having an affair with his mistress.
While in prison, Fisher received his Master's degree and Ph.D. in Sociology and has written several novels and screenplays. Fisher was released from federal prison on October 28 after being granted a medical pardon.
Board At Your Own Risk
December 19, 2020.
Nearly 200 people packed onto a United Airlines flight may have been exposed to coronavirus by a passenger who became mortally ill onboard — and now health officials are trying to find the travelers, according to a report.
The harrowing incident unfolded Monday as Flight 591 traveled from Orlando to California, according to TMZ.
The man, who had claimed to the airline to have been COVID free, became suddenly ill and began shaking and sweating before losing consciousness.
Fellow passengers leapt up to do CPR, including Tony Aldapa.
“From the point I got there ’til the fire department got on board, it was at least 45 minutes,” Aldapa told TMZ. “There was no mouth to mouth at all, we were doing chest compressions.”
A compressed oxygen bag attached to a mask was used to breathe for the dying man.
The plane made an emergency landing in New Orleans, where the man was taken to a local hospital. The flight was allowed to continue on. The man died a short time later.
The man’s wife had been overheard on the plane saying her spouse had COVID symptoms, and the CDC later reached out to United in a bid to locate the people who had been on the plane.
Ariana Grande And Realtor Boyfriend Are Engaged
December 20, 2020.
Manager Scooter Braun was among the first to congratulate the couple. "Congrats to these two amazing souls," he commented on her post. Ari we love you and could not be happier for you. Dalton you are a lucky man."
Gomez, a luxury real estate agent, appeared in 27-year-old Grande's video for "Stuck With U" -- a collaboration with Justin Bieber -- in May.
Then in August, the singer celebrated her love's birthday on social media. "Hbd to my baby my best friend my fav part of all the days i love u," she captioned a series of photos and videos of their Utah vacation. They also envisioned what their future children might look like with a face-swapping tool.
The Grammy winner and real estate agent have been quarantining together.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Shares Vaccination For Covid-19 Online
December 20, 2020.
Ocasio-Cortez initially posted on her Instagram story that she was headed to her appointment, asking anyone with questions about the vaccine to message her. She wrote, "just like wearing a mask, I would never advise you to do anything I wasn’t willing to do myself."
Ocasio-Cortez shared a photo of the medical history questionnaire she was asked to fill out beforehand, then a video showing the injection into her upper arm. It was the first of two rounds of the Pfizer vaccine, each administered 21 days apart.
Way to go, Rep. AOC!
Larsa Pippen Says She Dated Tristan Thompson First
December 20, 2020.
"I was seeing him, I had him come to L.A. I brought him to a party Kim had," Larsa said. "I introduced him to all of them. Then a week later, or 10 days later, he started seeing Khloe. Which is fine, I don't even care. It's whatever. I'm the type of person that doesn't chase what's not for me. I will never chase a man; I will never put a leash on a man. I don't do that. I feel like, let you be great. If you want to be with other people, go ahead. I'm great by myself." - Larsa Pippen
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Missouri Teen's Mom Shares Gruesome Details Of Son's Covid-19 Death
His condition worsened suddenly on Saturday 31 October when he began to hemorrhage.
"He had this big coughing fit and he basically started to hemorrhage in his chest.
"The surgeons were trying to replace the ECMO and they were doing CPR to help circulate his blood because his pulse was so weak and his oxygen levels were so low."
As doctors desperately tried to replace the ECMO tubes in Peyton’s neck, the blood that had pooled in his chest sprayed over the walls.
Stephanie said: “It was all over the cardiothoracic surgeon and he just kept working.”
Stephanie, who had been granted special permission to be in the hospital as she had Covid, watched as 10 nurses and four doctors battled for an hour and 15 minutes to save her son's life before calling the time of death.
"Never did I ever think this was going to happen,” Stephanie said.
"You don't hear about kids getting Covid and it being that serious.
"I was just in shock.
"I can't describe that sudden devastating loss."
Adding to Stephanie's pain, her sister Cyndi, a trauma registrar, came down with Covid a week before Thanksgiving.
She was also put on a ventilator and received ECMO but she passed away on December 7.