Companies affiliated with beauty brand Carol’s Daughter filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. According to court documents, Carol’s Daughter Stores LLC, filed a Chapter 11 petition with the Manhattan bankruptcy court. Court papers show that CD reported assets and debts each in the $1 million to $10 million range, was signed by Carol’s Daughter Chief Financial Officer John D. Elmer. Read more.
WABC reports that Detective Jay Poggi accidentally shot his partner with his .38 at about 1:50 am Thursday. According to the New York Daily News, the shooting occurred as the two were having drinks in a Queens restaurant, where they’d stopped on their way to a Queens location as part of an investigation. After Poggi rushed his partner to the hospital, he reportedly refused to submit to a breath-alcohol test and was later charged with driving while intoxicated. Read more.
Michelle Obama will now address graduating high school seniors in Topeka, Kan., a day earlier than originally planned, the White House said Thursday, addressing concerns by students and parents that her participation in a combined graduation ceremony for five schools would limit seating for family and friends. Read more.
Michelle Obama’s annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees has taken a somber turn. A young girl in the front row at Thursday’s event told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand Mrs. Obama her dad’s resume. Read more.
Last week, it was announced that Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs would be Howard University’s 2014 commencement speaker and he would also receive an honorary doctorate in humanities at the ceremony. Some people questioned why Howard would give a college dropout a chance at the mic. Never mind the fact that Combs was seemingly able to flip an internship into one of the most successful music careers ever. There’s no doubting the fact that he’s an astute businessman, with or without a Howard University degree.
So how does one prepare for his or her first commencement address? If you’re Combs, you enlist the help of social media. Late last night, Combs asked his Twitter followers for help crafting his speech. Read more.
An Arkansas judge struck down the state’s new voter ID law on Thursday, saying it violates the state constitution by adding a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox voided the measure in a lawsuit over the way absentee ballots are handled under the law. A separate lawsuit had been filed last week directly challenging the law, which requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. Read more.
President Barack Obama’s hometown of Chicago plans to name a high school after him. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday announced plans to build Barack Obama College PreparatoryHigh School. The selective enrollment high school will be open for the 2017-2018 school year. Chicago Public Schools says its enrollment will be 1,200 students. Read more.