convicted teachers hearing

Today is the day 10 of the 11 convicted former educators receive their sentences from Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter.

Judge Baxter, who is white, ordered the 10 black teachers jailed immediately after a jury convicted them of violating the RICO statute on April 1. RICO charges are usually reserved for organized crime mob figures.

WSB TV has provided live feed of the sentencing hearing from the Fulton County Courthouse.

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Coach Michael Anderson

A high school girls basketball coach was suspended for 2 games for his stunning lack of good judgment and poor sportsmanship after his team defeated another school by the score of 161-2.

If Coach Michael Anderson had it to do all over again he probably would’ve sat his starters at halftime when the score was 104-1.

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Erica Mena Commencement

Love & Hip Hop: NY star and businesswoman Erica Mena surprised the graduates of Unity Center for Urban Technologies by giving a commencement speech recently. According to a press release, Erica gave a passionate speech encouraging students to learn from her televised mistakes; while stressing the importance of chasing their dreams no matter the financial obstacles and negativity faced.

“We love Erica, myself and the student body can relate to HER story full heartedly! What she did for us today, will be remembered forever,” said Simone Dixon, senior class vice president, who invited Erica to speak.

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Derrick Nesby mugshot

A Louisiana high school teacher and track coach is being held on $1 million bond after he exposed a 16-year-old male student to the HIV virus during sex, police say.

The NY Daily News reports that Derrick Nesby, 37, was arrested after the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office learned last month about the teacher’s inappropriate contact with a student, WWL-TV reported.

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