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Trayvon Martin’s mom, Sybrina Fulton, receives generous gift just in time for Mother’s Day.

Week 05.06.12 – First and foremost I would like to say HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the women (and men) out there in cyberspace who have taken the time to nurture a young person to be the best that they can be.

Now, on to the newsy stuff.

There were quite a few interesting things in the headlines this past week that made my head turn, including a story about Trayvon Martin’s mom receiving a very generous gift from her co-workers just in time for Mother’s Day. Other head-turners included such stories as the passing of the creative spirits Maurice Sendak and Vidal Sassoon, the reveal that the OWN network is over $300 million in debt and the “Stand Your Ground” case where a woman was sentenced to 20 years jail-time for trying to protect herself against an abusive husband. Of course there were a few more articles that caught my attention too. Have a read at all of them below:

(Click on the titles below to read the articles and watch videos.)


* Vidal Sassoon dies at 84 (New York Times)

* Candy wrapper prom dress (Yahoo)

* How to self-publish your book (catherineryanhoward.com)

* Did the Time magazine cover go too far? (Yahoo)

* Do-it-yourself hanging planters (stuffstephdoes.com)

* ‘Where the Wild Things are’ author Maurice Sendak dies at 83 (Yahoo / Associate Press)

Children’s book author/illustrator Maurice Sendak dies at 83


* Andre 3000 to begin shooting Jimi Hendrix biopic (indiewire.com)

* Oprah’s OWN Network in $300 million worth of trouble(Businessweek.com)

* Actress Charlize Theron brings home new baby boy (Jezebel.com)

* Aretha makes it in Gospel Hall of Fame (Yahoo)

* John Travolta being sued for sexual assault; Attorney apologizes for date mix-up (CBS News/WTVR.com)

* Network TV cancellations. Did your favorite show get the boot? (Yahoo)

* Will Smith speaks on marriage trouble rumors (Rollingout.com)

Will comments on marriage rumors.

Life in General:

* Travyon Martin’s mom receives a generous Mother’s Day gift (The Miami Herald)

* President Obama says he supports gay marriage (CNN)

* Top universities to offer free online courses (MSNBC.com)

* Woman sentenced to prison for 20 years in Florida “Stand Your Ground” case (The Huffington Post)

* Jennifer Hudson family murder case comes to an end (The Huffington Post)

William Balfour found guilty in Jennifer Hudson’s family murder case.

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