Who Is Toya Graham? And How’d She Get Famous For Beating Her Son?

Michael Singlton may be the most embarrassed 16-year-old in the world after his mother was caught on video beating him for joining the Baltimore riots.

Toya Graham located her son, after he decided to go with a friend to protest police brutality near Mondawmin Mall in West Baltimore. Graham started beating her son about the head, neck and shoulders,  while repeatedly cursing his name.

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Video of Toya Graham, originally shot by ABC2 News, went viral this week amid the chaos that ensued across Baltimore. The video shows Graham disciplining her son, teaching him a hard lesson that justice does not equal violence in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. “When the cameras are not there and it’s just me in my son and I’m trying to show him right from wrong, and then you get to a situation like that and you see him doing wrong you just react, because you teach him better than that,” Graham said. h/t abc2news

Graham is a single mother with six kids, living in Baltimore.

The original video, has been video just over 4.5 million times on YouTube.

Ferguson Grand Jury Member Killed In Riot?

The following story is unconfirmed, however, it gaining steam on the internet and on talk radio such as Ground Zero on AM 740 KTRH, Houston.

DeAndre Joshua was found dead in the aftermath of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri. According to a newly released report from The Last Refuge, the young man, may be the 1st grand jury witness murdered for testifying truthfully in the Michael Brown case.

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The killing is said to be the result of revenge for his testimony.

DeAndre Joshua, 20, fits the social profile of an eye-witness who gave a police/FBI statement and testified before the Grand Jury in the Mike Brown shooting case.   He was an employed black male, with no history of drug use or illicit behavior. He was also a friend of Dorian Johnson who is currently under protection. h/t beforeitsnews

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A grand jury decision will be handed down TODAY over a Ferguson police officer’s shooting of Michael Brown.

No specifics have been revealed on the decision that will be released by the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office later today, reported several major news outlets.


The grand jury was in charge of deciding whether or not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the deadly shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Continue reading


In anticipation of the Ferguson grand jury decision, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard on Monday afternoon.

Calling it a “contingency plan,” Gov. Nixon said the order establishes that the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Louis County Police Department and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will operate as a unified command.


“As part of our ongoing efforts to plan and be prepared for any contingency, it is necessary to have these resources in place in advance of any announcement of the grand jury’s decision,” Gov. Nixon said. Continue reading