Manhattan Couple Jump off office building, woman left note that said, “Our kids are upstairs, please take care of them”


A 53-year-old chiropractor and his wife jumped to their deaths from a midtown office building after typing double suicide notes complaining about their financial woes.

The NY Daily News reports that the couple jumped from the ninth floor of his office, which had recently been permanently closed.

The couple landed in the street near the sidewalk in front of the 14-story office building at Madison Avenue and East 33 St. around 5:45 a.m., police said.

A note found inside a Ziploc bag in the woman’s pocket read: “Our kids are upstairs, please take care of them.”

The Ziploc bag also contained a letter from the chiropractor along with their ID cards.
The man’s letter read: “WE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE,” before touching on their spiraling debt.

The note continued: “Patricia and I had everything in life” but “we can not live with” the “financial reality,” sources said.

A double suicide is unusual even for New York City and I when I saw the headline I thought it was “fake news”.

“It’s awfully scary and sad,” said Cortney Jekielek, 36, who deejays at 305 Fitness gym down the block. “We had to cancel classes but so what? This is terrible,” she said.
The couple lived in downtown Manhattan.

Is Arguing a Natural Part of any Relationship? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


Have you accepted arguing as being part of a relationship? Because some people DON’T.

I always hate to prescribe definitive answers to emotional or subjective subjects. However, I’ve been in relationships where we’ve never argued at all and I’ve been in relationships where we’ve argued all the time and neither relationship was relatively better than the other. Sometimes the relationships where you never ague might have benefited from just putting facts on the table, even if they make you uncomfortable.

So the question is, can you genuinely remove arguing from a relationship or do you believe arguing is a natural part of a healthy relationship? What happens if you find arguing detrimental but your partner finds it natural? What’s the difference between an argument and a debate?

Tune into “Conversations Of A Sistah” at 6:30 p.m. EST with Host Tracy L. Bell for her commentary on “Is arguing a natural part of every relationship?”

We will be taking calls in the studio on this subject at 1-917-889-7872.

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See you on the air!

Lawyer Lisa Bloom Says Usher Infected Several Women With STDs


Usher Raymond‘s STD scandal is widening as more women step forward claiming the 38-year-old singer infected them with Genital Herpes.

The scandal erupted last week when court documents leaked to gossip tabloids revealing how Usher paid a $1.1 million settlement to one of his ex-wife, Tameka Fosters bridesmaids.

Lawyer Lisa Bloom says the women reached out to her last week claiming Usher neglected to tell them he was diagnosed with genital herpes before they had unprotected sex with him.

The court documents describe Usher leaking a green discharge, which is more commonly associated with gonorrhea than herpes.

One woman who claims she was infected by Usher is demanding at least $20 million — $19 million more than she originally asked for.

In her initial lawsuit, the woman, named as “Jane Doe”, claimed the promiscuous singer used a condom when they had sex the first time on April 16 in Atlanta. But when the two were intimate a second time 12 days later, she says he did not use protection.

The woman says she found out about the “possibility of contracting an STD” when she learned about a lawsuit in 2012 in which Usher coughed up $1.1 million (excluding lawyers fees) to one of Tameka Foster’s bridesmaids.

The new lawsuit claims Jane Doe, who is not infected with herpes, is seeking $20 million for “exposing” her to herpes, emotional distress, negligence and sexual battery with an infected penis.

OJ Simpson Granted Parole


After nearly nine years in prison, O.J. Simpson was granted his freedom today by four members of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners and will leave prison on or after Oct. 1.

The Hall of Famer reacted emotionally and with a smile as each of the four delivered their votes on whether he should be freed after serving nearly nine years of a nine-to-33-year sentence for 12 convictions, including kidnapping and armed robbery, stemming from a 2007 sting operation in which he tried to recover sports memorabilia from two collectors.

Simpson said “Thank you” graciously as he stood to return to his cell.

Usher paid $1.1M to woman he allegedly infected with herpes


Usher paid out $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit with a stylist who claimed the pop star infected her with herpes, court papers show.

The documents were first published Wednesday by Radar Online, but they appear to date back to 2012.

The 38-year-old “Confessions” singer, whose real name is Usher Raymond IV, was diagnosed with herpes in 2009 or 2010, according to the court papers. But nonetheless, he had unprotected sex with the claimant without confessing that he was carrying the virus.

The law is clear in California: It is illegal to knowingly or recklessly transmit an STD. Usher allegedly did just that when he told the victim he had tested negative for the virus, despite a “greenish discharge” from his penis, the court papers say.

“Believing Raymond’s statements that (the discharge) had been nothing and cleared up, (she) continued her relationship,” the legal docs said. The claimant was later diagnosed with herpes, complete with vaginal sores, fevers and chills, she alleged in papers.

Usher paid some of the victim’s medical bills in 2012 — $2,754.40 in all, the court papers show. That’s when he also had his doctor call the woman to tell her that the singer did indeed carry the herpes virus.

Usher had herpes for years the legal documents noted that Usher was “exposed to herpes” in 2009 or 2010, around when he finalized his divorce to Tameka Foster after she accused him of cheating.

The singer married his current wife, Grace Miguel, in 2015.

Herpes is a life-long STD and everything that looks clean ain’t clean.