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Mar. 22 2014
A Chicago man was killed Wednesday while protecting his only daughter during an alleged hate crime.
Fifty-nine-year-old Michael Tingling was walking his 15-year-old daughter, Masharah, home from school around 2 p.m. when he noticed Joseph Firek, 59, making inappropriate gestures towards her, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Firek approached the girl, Tingling stepped in and a fight ensued.
“He was staring at me up and down, eyeballing me,” Masharah said to NBC Chicago. “My dad, being a father, he got protective and put me behind him and told the guy to go away.”
During the altercation, Firek allegedly punched Tingling, who has a pacemaker, in the chest, causing him to go into cardiac arrest, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.
Firek allegedly used racial slurs while hitting Masharah’s father.
Tingling was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
“My dad can’t see me go to eighth grade graduation,” the eighth grader told NBC Chicago. “That’s all he wanted to do was see me graduate.”
this breaks my heart
he was about to take his daughter to go get a donut and now she doesn’t have her father anymore.
Wells Fargo employees wrongfully foreclosed a modest home near a small town in California, removing and destroying nearly all of an old couple’s belongings.
Alvin and Pat Tjosaas, who have been married for 56 years, lost three generations worth of their belongings when a contracted foreclosure crew accidentally broke into the wrong house. The Tjosaas had no mortgage on the house that Alvin had built with his dad as a teenager.
“Good news, we know who took it: Wells Fargo. Bad news, the stuff is all gone,” Alvin Tjosaas told CBS Los Angeles.
Subcontractors hired by the bank broke doors, smashed windows and stole valuables while foreclosing the couple’s vacation home near Twentynine Palms.
A 14-year-old Alvin had build the house brick by brick with his dad in 1961 and has taken his family and kids there ever since.
“I put my whole life into this place, building it for my mom and dad,” he told ABC News.
“I know every inch, every rock… my mom mixed all the cement by hand,” he told CBS.
Among the stolen goods were three tractor mowers, three golf carts, masonry tools, carpenter tools, a WWI uniform and flag, and decades worth of family heirlooms.
The property was the source of three generations of memories. The couple remembered letting their kids dig holes and catch lizards in the dirt outside.
“You can see this meant a lot to me,” Alvin said, with tears in his eyes.
While the costly mistake was at the fault of Wells Fargo, the bank only recently started responding to the incident after the media got ahold of the story.
“The way it’s been going, I don’t think they really care. That’s the way it’s been for three months. Now, all of a sudden, it’s you guys,” Alvin said in an ABC interview, referring to the media. “Now, all of a sudden, they call me.”
Wells Fargo released a statement of apology for the losses suffered by the Tjosaas family and said they are moving quickly to “resolve this unfortunate situation in an attempt to right this wrong.”
The bank is offering the couple $260,000 for their losses, but the Tjosaas have not yet made a decision on whether or not to accept the money and move on.
The story of the Tjosaas is one of many in which bank subcontractors foreclose and destroy homes by accident. Currently there are more than 50 homeowner lawsuits that claim contractors break into and damage still-occupied homes. The foreclosures can have an emotional impact on its victims.
California resident Norman Rousseau committed suicide last May after he was threatened with foreclosure. In July, Wells Fargo also threatened foreclosure on dying cancer patient Cindi Davis, who couldn’t make her $873 mortgage payments.
While foreclosure looms above the heads of those unable to make their payments, unlucky Americans like the Tjosaas family still sometimes find themselves a victim of the bank’s break-ins – regardless of whether or not they’ve paid off their house.
This is not a meme - it’s a quote from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Shoutout to black and brown professors who tire endlessly to instill a sense of historical realism that challenges the whitewashed history taught to students their entire lives, have their jobs in constant jeopardy due to lack of funds for “ethnic studies”, are subjected to…
”Where’s your horse? Would you bless me? I’ve always wanted to be blessed by an Indian.”
These are the types of questions photographer Matika Wilbur, a member of the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes, has encountered when meeting non-Native people. Such experiences have largely prompted her latest endeavor, Project 562. Wilbur, whose name means “messenger,” wants to use her photography to deliver a powerful message about what it means to be Indian.
This 3200 Year Old Tree is So Massive, It’s Never Been Captured in a Single Image…Until Now
It takes a special kind of tree to have a nickname like “The President”. The giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall and is an estimated 3,200 years old. The trunk measures 27 feet across and, between the base and the highest peak, there are an estimated two billion needles.
Until now, the tree had never been photographed in its entirety. A team of photographers from National Geographic worked with scientists from California’s Sequoia National Park to try to be the first.
It took an intricate set of pulleys and levers to scale the tree, which one scientist argues is the largest in the world (if you take into account width). After stitching together 126 separate photos, we are left with this mind-blowing portrait of “The President” captured in a single photo for the first time.
Miriam Odemba by Elena Iv-skaya
Photo Credit: Elena Iv-skaya
Miriam Tigist Green was adopted by Clifton Green and his wife. Whilst at home they had no idea what to do with her hair, as both had no experience in braiding. So they considered letting it go as a sign of freedom. But after they both knew that her hair was a strong sign of her African roots so they decided to braid it like most African people did. Although it took a while, Clifton finally mastered the art of braiding.
This is dope. I know some of the others might look at it as a negative because they don’t think white parents should ever adopt black kids but I can at least appreciate the sentiment that they’ve tried to preserve some of her history and heritage by braiding her hair.
I love that it’s the dad that learned to do it!
I remember my dad trying to pin curl my hair one time when my mom was out of town and it was disaster city. It looked awful the next day, but I appreciated he tried :)
Yeah like this guy is trying. And you can see the love he has for this child. You can tell the difference between people treating children of color like designer purses and people genuinely adopting and loving the child.
The anger people had over this was totally unjustified to me. If the child is adopted into a caring attentive family that is all that should matter.
Omg I love this!!!!!!