Author: Malea Howard

Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Could Lose Your Job

Few people realize that the loans they take out to pay for their education could eventually derail their careers. But in 19 states, government agencies can seize state-issued professional licenses from residents who default on their educational debts. Another state, South Dakota, suspends driver’s licenses, making it nearly impossible for people to get to work. As debt levels rise, creditors are taking increasingly tough actions to chase people who fall behind on student loans. Going after professional licenses stands out as especially punitive. Firefighters, nurses, teachers, lawyers, massage therapists, barbers, psychologists and real estate brokers have all had their...

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Russell Simmons accused of sexually assaulting a teen as movie producer Brett Ratner allegedly watched.

Music mogul Russell Simmons has been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl in 1991 as movie producer Brett Ratner allegedly watched and did nothing to help. The allegations, published in The Los Angeles Times on Sunday, come a little more than a week after it was reported that both Simmons and Ratner were investigated by the Beverly Hills Police Department for a similar incident in 2001. It also follows at least eight women recently accusing Ratner of sexual assault. Keri Claussen Khalighi, a fashion model at the time of the alleged 1991 incident, told the Times she met Simmons at a casting call. At some later point, she...

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Charles Manson Dead At 83

Charles Manson, the infamous cult leader of the “Helter Skelter” gang, has died after nearly five decades in prison, according to several media outlets. He was 83. Manson was reportedly taken from Corcoran State Prison in California, where he had been serving a life sentence, to a hospital in Bakersfield last week, TMZ and The Los Angeles Times reported at the time. Manson was hospitalized for gastrointestinal issues at Bakersfield Hospital in January 2017. The man who would become synonymous with pure evil was in his mid-30s in 1969, when he was charged with orchestrating a series of gruesome murders. He was the leader of the so-called...

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Serena Williams is MARRIED!

Tennis star Serena Williams has tied the knot with Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, in a beautiful New Orleans wedding last night. They exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends, with a star-studded guest list that included Serena’s sister, Venus Williams, Ciara, Russell Wilson, La La Anthony and more. The two started dating in 2015, and had a daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, a couple of months ago.He proposed last December, at the same restaurant table where they’d first met. Source:...

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