Justice for Barbara Banks, 21


I think that she should not have plead guilty and the lawyer that instructed her was an idiot. She defended herself, no one should have the right to assault someone on the street and not expect them to fight back. The man should have never verbally and physically assaulted her!


Woman Kills Man She Didn’t Even Know Because He Called Her Ugly

A woman on Thursday pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after she killed a drunken man who called her, you would never guess; ugly. Barbara Banks, 21, was charged in the slaying of Keon J. Robinson, only pleading guilty to voluntary man slaughter.

In Richmond Circuit Court, Banks claimed she killed Robinson in the “heat of passion” after she was provoked by some insults spoken by Robinson.

The deadly stabbing initially took place outside the Coalter Street Apartments in the city’s East end on February 9. Authorities say at about 1 P.M., Banks was walking out of one of the apartments when Robinson pursued her and called her ugly while striking her in the head multiple times. Robinson at the time reportedly had more than three times the legal limit of blood alcohol concentration for drivers. After insulting Banks a second time, the 21-year-old woman finally had enough. “Wait right there,” she told Robinson before walking into the apartment to grab a knife from the dishwasher.

As Robinson attempted to hit Banks one more time, his plan was through. Banks lunged at the drunken Robinson, stabbing him. Robinson died at the scene due to a significant amount of blood loss, said Anne Lloyd, a Richmond prosecutor.

The one inch deep stab wound was enough to pierce the aortic artery of the slim 146 pound Robinson. During a police interview, Banks told Detective Jeffery Crewell that she was looking to “get even” with Robinson.

Banks will now face up to 10 years in prison when she is sentenced February 26, 2014. According to Richmond authorities, the ruthless woman had a history of assault arrests, however Banks’ attorney pleaded for the lesser dealer because of Banks’ cooperation with the police after the stabbing.

Missing: Evan Curbeam, 29, Baltimore, MD (deceased)

ROSEDALE, Md. (WJZ)— Baltimore County and Baltimore City Police are  asking for the public’s help locating a man reported missing over the  weekend.
Evan Curbeam, 29, of Rosedale, was reported missing by a family  member at 4:48 p.m. Saturday when he did not arrive to pick up his  child.

Curbeam was last seen Friday night. He and several friends went to  the Bond Street Social in Baltimore City. They left t the event at  around 1:30 a.m., and the victim decided to go home while his  friends went to another bar.

He  was last seen walking to his car, which was parked at Broadway and Eastern avenues.

Curbeamis a black male, 29 years old, 6’1″ tall, 195 pounds, with a  muscular build. His vehicle was found where he left it Friday night.

A Baltimore Polytechnic Institute 2002 graduate, many of his former  schoolmates have taken to social media to push for his safe return.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020.

Source: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/1…-since-friday/

Unfortunately this young man is no longer living. R.I.P Curbeam. http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/11/29/body-found-in-harbor-is-that-of-missing-airman-from-baltimore/.

Missing: Brandi Clavo, 29, New Orleans

Police seek public’s help in finding missing N.O. East woman
Updated: Nov 12, 2013 8:03 PM CST
Written by: FOX8Live.com Staff

NEW ORLEANS – Police are asking the public’s help in finding a New Orleans East woman who was last seen Oct 23. at her home on Nottingham Drive. 
The brother of 29-year-old Brandi Clavo said his sister has a substance abuse problem but that it is out of character for her not to return home. This is the first time Clavo has been gone for this period of time, and the family has become increasingly concerned, her brother said.
Clavo is known to frequent Central City and the Lower Ninth Ward. 
Clavo is described as an African-American female with a light complexion, about 5’5″ tall and 135 pounds.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call police at (504) 821-2222.

Missing: Iya Sloan, mother of 2, Inglewood, Ca (found)

Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a 30-year-old  mother of two who disappeared after leaving an Inglewood nightclub.Iya Sloan has not been seen or heard from since the early morning hours of Nov. 6. According to police, Sloan stepped outside the Savoy nightclub in the  200 block of South La Brea Avenue after spending time with friends  inside, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police  Department. At that point, she seemingly vanished and her family is very concerned, police said.

Sloan, who is the mother of 5-year-old twins, has never been missing before and has not been in contact with her children.

She is described as a black woman with brown hair and eyes. She is 5  feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. She was last seen  wearing blue pants with a gray shirt and gray, open-toed shoes.
Anyone with information on Sloan’s whereabouts was urged to contact LAPD
Missing Persons Unit Detective Merrill at 213-996-1800.

She was found in Las Vegas http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthread.php?t=599911

Spotlight of the Day: Nadia Lewis & Jamila Ahmed

Two Fresno debaters Nadia Lewis and Jamila Ahmed made history by being the first African-America women to win first and second place in a public policy debate in the Henry Clay Invitational Debate. Super awesome victory for these two young women.

Check out the stories below:



Black girls do indeed rock! 🙂




Missing: Alfred Wright, 28, Hemphill, TX (deceased)

Alfred Wright Missing: Mom Confirms Clothes Found In Search For Texas Family Man
Posted: 11/11/2013 12:08 pm EST

Alfred Wright

The mother of a missing man says that the discovery of clothes, a watch and other personal items gives her hope that investigators can still find her son.

Alfred Wright, 28, disappeared on Nov. 7, News 12 reports. He was last seen at a package store in Hemphill, Texas.

Wright’s wife reportedly told his parents to pick him up from the store on the day he went missing, but when they arrived he wasn’t there. A witness told the parents that she saw Wright walking toward a nearby subdivision. The former football star at Mary Hardin-Baylor has a degree in physical therapy, but it was unclear whether he was going to see a client.

His mother, Rosalind Wright, confirmed reports that police recovered some of the missing man’s clothing, a watch and some of his medical equipment in the woods. A search with cadaver dogs was unsuccessful and foul play isn’t suspected at this time, KTRE reports.

There are, however, “red flags” that police did not elaborate on. Sabine County Sheriff’s Office representatives told HuffPost Crime that deputies as well as family and friends of Wright are still searching for him. He’s married and has three sons, ages 8, 4 and 2, Fox 4 reports.

Officials say he’s likely still on foot with little, if any, clothing. Wright is described as a black male, 5-feet-9-inches tall, and about 170 pounds. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Sabine County Sheriff’s Office at (409) 787-2266.


R.I.P Wright. http://www.ktre.com/story/24216182/p…-on-jasper-man

Missing: Clyde Thomas Headen, Raleigh, NC

Silver Alert issued for missing North Carolina senior

Nov 08, 2013 9:41 PM EST

<em>Friday, November 8, 2013 9:41 PM EST</em>Updated:
Nov 08, 2013 9:53 PM EST

<em>Friday, November 8, 2013 9:53 PM EST</em>

By Mary Bullard – email

RALEIGH, NC (FOX Carolina) -The Chatham County Sheriff’s Department issued a Silver Alert for a missing man Friday night.

Deputies are looking for Clyde Thomas Headen.

Headen is suffering from dementia or some type of cognitive impairment, according to authorities.

Headen was last seen wearing a tan hat, dark blue plaid shirt with blue suspenders, blue jeans and brown shoes.

Anyone with information about Headen should call Deputy S. Meulendyke at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department at 919-542-2911.

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