Photo shows college student finishing final while in labor

Published: Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 11:10 AM

Woman Doesn't Let Labor Pains Keep Her From Finishing School

College sophomore  Nayzia Thomas was working three jobs and going to summer classes when she found out she was pregnant. She kept working up until she was in labor and the photo capturing the moment has gone viral.

Yahoo! Lifestyle reported that Thomas, who is studying psychology at Johnson County Community College in Kansas City, Missouri, stayed in school until she was 39 weeks pregnant.

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She finished her final psych exam before giving birth to her son, Anthony Alexander Johnson, with her fiance, Daivon Johnson. 

“It wasn’t due until the end of the week ... but my goal was to try to have everything done before,” she told Yahoo Lifestyle. “(I thought) ‘Before all this gets crazy let me hurry up and finish this final.’”

Thomas said her mother took the now-viral photo.

“It’s the perfect explanation of my life. Yes, I’m about to have a baby, but final season ain't over yet,” she captioned the post on Twitter.

Thomas gave birth to Anthony at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 12. After some complications during birth, she is doing well.

“I experienced major blood loss and my body went into shock post-delivery,” Thomas said on Twitter. “It was very scary, but his father was right there to take over when I went unconscious. We are blessed! And I’m finishing the semester with a 3.5 GPA!”

The tweet has over 28,000 retweets and more that 130,000 likes and counting.

“Going viral was definitely overwhelming for me, especially being a new mom trying to embrace the precious moment of giving birth,” Thomas told the Cox Media Group National Content Desk. “But as a double minority -- woman and African-American -- I am more than thankful for the opportunity to be a voice for the teen parents and young couples that are discouraged by all of the negative stereotypes. I hope to have given everyone some encouragement to go into the new year with!”

“School is so important to me,” Thomas told Yahoo! Lifestyle. “I didn’t want (the pregnancy) to be in the way. That’s what people expect. You’re a teen mom, you’re a young mother. That’s why my mom took that picture. It shows follow-through.”

Thomas plans to take a month off during winter break before taking 15 credits next semester. For now, she and her family are settling in at home, excited for Anthony’s first Christmas.

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3-year-old run over, killed by lawnmower in Washington

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:46 PM

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A 3-year-old boy died Thursday evening after the child was run over by a lawnmower near Snohomish, Washington, deputies said

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Crews responded after reports of a person under a lawnmower. 

Deputies said the was riding on his father's lap when he fell off and went under the lawnmower. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Deputies said they're seeing this as an accident. 

According to deputies, the father wasn't under any influence. 

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'Cosby' reruns are gone from Bounce TV

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:29 PM

Bill Cosby, center, leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse after being convicted of drugging and molesting a woman, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Norristown, Pa.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Bill Cosby, center, leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse after being convicted of drugging and molesting a woman, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)(Matt Slocum/AP)

“The Cosby Show” reruns are gone from Atlanta-based Bounce TV following guilty verdicts returned today by a Pennsylvania jury.

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“Effective immediately, Bounce is removing ‘The Cosby Show’ from our schedule,” the network said in a statement to media outlets including The Hollywood Reporter.

Bounce had yanked them before Cosby’s 2017 trial, amid mounting allegations, but had returned them to its lineup.

In a 2016 statement the network said:

“Following the results of a qualitative research study which indicated demand from a vast majority of Bounce viewers to see ‘The Cosby Show’ on television again, the network has made the decision to begin airing the series (in December 2016). While we take very seriously the accusations against Bill Cosby, our research showed that African-American consumers see a distinction between Bill Cosby, the man, and the iconic TV character Cliff Huxtable. Research and direct viewer feedback were the deciding factors in the network’s decision to move forward. The desire among African Americans to see the show on TV again is being reinforced on social media based upon overwhelmingly positive viewer response since the announcement.”

Here’s the announcement Bounce posted at the time.

That’s all over now. The network does still show “Cosby” spinoff “A Different World” on its roster.

Jurors in Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges on Thursday returned guilty verdicts. Cosby, 80, was allowed to leave the courthouse on $1 million bond and faces sentencing at a time yet to be announced. He faces up to 10 years on each of the three counts of which he was convicted.

Cosby has faced mounting accusations from multiple women; this trial involved victim Andrea Constand, who was a Temple University employee she said Cosby assaulted her at his home in 2004. Media outlets generally don’t identify victims of sexual assault, but Constand and other Cosby accusers have come forward to share their stories and did not request anonymity.

Besides Bounce TV, Cosby’s ties to Atlanta include a scholarship he and his wife endowed; AJC writer Rosalind Bentley reported in 2014 that the Cosby Chair for the Humanities at Spelman College, funded in part by a $20 million gift that Bill and Camille Cosby gave to the school in the 1980s, was suspended amid a raft of sexual assault allegations.

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Bill Cosby found guilty in sexual assault trial

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 10:44 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 10:44 PM

Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of Three Counts Of Aggravated Indecent Assault

A jury in Pennsylvania on Thursday found comedian Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

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Florida man sets girlfriend on fire during argument, police say

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 10:19 PM

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A 55-year-old Gainesville man was charged with attempted murder after setting his girlfriend on fire Wednesday night, according to authorities

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Roosevelt Kitchen is currently being held at the Alachua County Jail on a $1 million bond, The Gainesville Sun reports. 

Police said they found the woman in a neighbor’s bathtub with “melted skin” from the gasoline poured on her, according to The Sun. 

At about 11 p.m., Kitchen got into an argument with his girlfriend of four years after they were both drinking and using narcotics, police told The Sun. 

The woman then left the apartment, returned and left again to sit on a neighbor’s porch, The Sun reports.

After Kitchen saw her, he approached her on the porch with a red gasoline can and doused her with it. A witness told police he heard Kitchen ask “Anyone got a lighter?” before he pulled one from his pocket and set the victim on fire. 

The woman and her neighbor were unable to put out the flames and took off her burning clothes instead, police said

She was taken to a hospital for her injuries and told authorities that Kitchen had threatened to set her on fire before. 

Read more at The Gainesville Sun

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