Missing|Eva Allen

DeKalb County Police are looking for Eva Allen, who went missing the Fourth of July.Allen, also known to her family as “Gwen,” was last seen in the early morning of July 4 in Lithonia, Ga.

The 67-year-old was last seen wearing a maroon shirt and black pants. Allen is described as a black female, with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5’2, 120 lbs., with glasses.

If you have any information, call the DeKalb County Police at (678) 406-6792.

Source: 11 Alive News

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News| 6-year-old Girl attacked by 5th grader in school bathroom

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Deputies say the little girl was attacked by a girl twice her age recently  at Oakland Elementary School in McDonough at around 10 a.m. Thursday. . The older student reportedly choked her, put her head in the toilet several times and hit her head on the toilet, according to FOX 5. FOX 5 reports that a teacher intervened after hearing a commotion.

The 5th-grader was charged in juvenile court and the school district is investigating, according to WXIA.

The child’s father, Jeremy Tackett, told FOX 5, “You send your kids to school to get an education; they should not have to worry about getting pulled into the bathroom and getting pummeled by somebody almost twice their age.”

The family is taking all of their children out of the school.

Source: My Fox News

[UPDATE]Missing| Olivia Hudson

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Last week we reported Olivia Hudson missing.. This week we wanted to report that according to Roswell Police Department Olivia is home safe. Please read the details posted on Roswell Police Department’s Facebook page below:

FINAL UPDATE  May 4, 2016: The Roswell Police Department, in cooperation of LAPD, has located Roswell missing teen, Olivia Hudson. She was recovered in Los Angeles California shortly after midnight PST on May 4, 2016. Olivia Hudson has been reunited with her mother. As always, we appreciate all your views and “shares” on this post!

UPDATE May 2, 2016: The Roswell Police Department is continuing the search for a missing person, Olivia Hudson. The investigation has revealed that Hudson was last seen at the Atlanta Greyhound bus terminal on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. She boarded an express bus at 2:05P.M. bound for Los Angeles, CA, with an arrival time of 11:00A.M. on Friday, April 29, 2016

MISSING PERSON: please help us locate 17 year old, Olivia Hudson. She was last seen on April 26th at around 12:30AM at the Kroger shopping center located at 900 Marietta Hwy, Roswell, GA. Olivia left that location on foot to go to her house located a few minutes away but never made it home. She was wearing an Atlanta Hawks t-shirt, black pants, a gray headband, and black/white Nike shoes. Please contact 9-1-1 or Det. C. White if you have any information (770)640-4100.

As always, please share this lookout with all your F/B friends so we can get her back home safely!

Woman and 11 children rescued after being held hostage in hotel

Police say a woman and 11 children are now safe after being held hostage at a hotel in Georgia.

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What started as a report of a domestic situation around 2 a.m. at the Rite 4 Us Inn and Suites has escalated into a SWAT standoff.Police told WXIA that the suspect stabbed himself in the neck and is now in critical condition.

The children range in age between three months and 17 years old. Police said that a woman inside one of the hotel rooms called 911.The reason for the dispute and the identity of the suspect have not been disclosed.

Source: Alabama News

News|Muslim girl asked if she has BOMB in backpack by teacher

Its really sad when children have to endure the bliss of ignorant adults. Recently at a Somalian middle school in Snellville, Georgia a girl was questioned by a teacher at Shiloh Middle School in Gwinnett County whether she was carrying a bomb in her backpack.

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Abdirazik Aden said his 12-year-old daughter was going to class when a teacher stopped her and asked what she had in her bookbag.

He said his daughter told her books. The unidentified teacher responded by asking, her if she had a bomb in her bag, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

“My daughter wanted to know why she was asking her that,” he said. He said his daughter was upset when she called to tell him about the incident. He went to the school to see what happened and was told by an assistant principal that it was a mistake.

“I was upset,” said Aden, who lives in Snellville and works as a truck driver and grocery store owner. “I was going to take my daughter out (of that school)

“We are from Africa, we are Muslims, we live in America,” he said. “I didn’t teach my children to hate people or to think they are better than other people. I don’t want nobody to treat them like that.”

Sloan Roach, spokeswoman, for Gwinnett County Public Schools, confirmed the incident happened.

“The remark was not appropriate, but based on their conversation and investigation,” school officials don’t believe it was made with “ill intent,” Roach said. She said it was a regular teacher, not a substitute, who made the remark. The teacher was trying to get the students to put away their backpacks quickly and made the remark to the student that was basically, what do you have in there, a bomb?

The school’s principal, Eli Welch, conducted an investigation and spoke with the teacher and the parent.

Source: New Pittsburg Courier

News|Mother passes college exam while in labor–Ouch!

Women will never cease to amaze us.. Recently it was reported that 21 year-old Tommitrise Collins took psychology exam all while in labor.. Who would do such a thing you asked? Only a woman would pull this off-of course. Keep going Tommitrise, we know you have many great things to come. We are so proud of this young lady for not giving up and staying strong!

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On Nov. 12, 21-year-old Tommitrise Collins was preparing to give birth to her new baby daughter, but the Macon, Ga., woman had another matter to attend to first: taking her college psychology exam.

Fox 5 Atlanta reported that Collins could only take the test that day, so when she went into labor, she sat, determined, on her hospital bed with her laptop open and worked to finish the exam.

“It took me four to five hours after the opening of the test to try to put the pain to the side and do it so I wouldn’t have to do it later and I could enjoy my newborn,” Collins told Fox5Atlanta.com.

Collins, who attends Middle Georgia State University, finished the two-hour test in about an hour and 30 minutes. A photo of Collins studying at Coliseum Medical Center that her sister  Shanell Chapman snapped and posted on Facebook has since started to go viral. As of Friday afternoon, it had been shared over 15,000 times on the social media platform.

Source: Fox News

Women Who Inspire Us| Ellen Ector 63 year old fitness trainer

Ellen Ector Instagram: @vitaminellen

Ellen Ector
Instagram: @vitaminellen

If seeing the photos of Ellen doesn’t make you want to put down that bag of chips or ice cream, we don’t know what will. Although Ellen Ector is a mother of five and grandmother of four she doesn’t look your typical grandmother. BuzzFeed reported that the 63 year old had worked in social work for 20 years and left to become a fitness trainer. Ellen and daughter has a fitness DVD series called, Black Girls Workout Too and she owns a gym in Atlanta,Georgia.  Keep up the great work Ellen- you’ve inspired us!

63 year old fitness trainer, Ellen Ector (Instagram)

63 year old fitness trainer, Ellen Ector
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Watch the video:

Black Girls Workout, TOO! Who is Ellen & Lana Ector? (Ellen Ector)

Will you look like this at the age of 63? What are you doing to stay healthy?

Movie Review| Captive

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In April 2005, Ashley Smith made headlines when she miraculously talked her way out of the hands escapee,  Brian Nichols after he took her hostage for seven hours in her suburban Atlanta apartment. According to 11 Alive News, Brian Gene Nichols was originally in court to be retried on a rape charge; his first trial ended with a hung jury. The incident began when Nichols overpowered Deputy Cynthia Hall inside the courthouse and stole her gun. Nichols beat Hall and a deadly rampage followed. Nichols used to the gun to fatally shoot Fulton County Superior Court Judge Rowland Barnes and his court reporter Julie Ann Brandau. When he fled the courthouse, Nichols shot and killed another deputy, Hoyt Teasley. Nichols spent all day at large. That evening, he shot and killed David Wilhelm at his house in Buckhead. Wilhelm was a federal agent and Nichols took his gun and pickup truck and fled to Duluth. That’s where he pushed his way into the apartment of a woman he’d never met named Ashley Smith. Smith talked Nichols into surrendering the following day. After the incident, Ashley was known as an angel which is how her book Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero was born. 

Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero

Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero

Recently, Women With Gifts had the opportunity to see Captive.a faith-based movie that details the mishaps or should we say miracle of Ashley Smith starring Kate Mara and David Oyelowo. When the movie started I was quickly reminded of recent movie, No Good Deed because of the scene with the escape criminal. However Captive is very different from other movies because it is a faith-based movie based on a true story. At the start of the movie we saw actress Kate Mara portray a widowed, single mother of a child that lived with her aunt due to her recent drug addiction.  This movie kept us on the edge of our seats because we didn’t know what to expect. Although we knew about the Fulton County escapee story, we had no idea as to how the movie would flow.With every movie you always wonder how much is fubbery and how much is true.

Towards the middle of watching Captive, we had the opportunity to actually see how God transform in both the lives of Ashley and Brian. In one scene of the movie, Brian(played by David) attempted to force Ashley (played by Kate) who was a recovering addict to do Meth with him- she refused. As we continued to watch Captive, we saw Brian’s character began to change as he requested for Ashley to read  The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. After seeing this movie it’s obvious that God can change anyone. We left the pre-screening of Captive both enlighten and inspired. With every movie we feel it’s an opportunity to learn from what we’ve seen. With Captive we learned that regardless of the situation, we are able to inspire and teach others. 

Take a moment to listen to our recent interview with Ashley Smith about her experience and what she suggest for others who have had similar experiences.

Mother’s Day Celebration|Remembering Mama

If I described my mom to anyone I would have to say my mom was strict and didn’t tolerate any foolishness. My mom gave birth to 12 kids. What I remember most about my mom is her taking me fishing and taking me to church. My mom, Mary Frances Tucker-Jones was from Augusta, Georgia and as a kid I remember how hard my worked. I also remember my mother owning a restaurant in Georgia in order to provide for us. The values that I learned from my mother was to stay consistent and to work hard. I feel that my mother’s love and her teachings is what kept me out of trouble and kept me on the straight and narrow and I thank her for that.
I will always love and appreciate my mama,
Darrell Tucker

WWG Feature| Eat & Drink With Me

Eggrolls (Miami Eat 24hrs)

Eggrolls
(Miami Eat 24hrs)

Eat & Drink With Me is a small business and blog started by Nissa K. Elliot at the later part of 2013. Similar to Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-In and Dives on Food Network, Eat & Drink with Me is the vehicle this entrepreneur uses to give her honest opinions about restaurants and other eateries. To read more about this blog click here:

Tuna (3 Hearts Me)

Tuna
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