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Lauretta Cheek, 42, of Greensboro, NC, was already on probation for administering butt injections in 2008 that left three women with kidney failure, and now she’s picked up a new charge for injecting an exotic dancer’s backside with a concoction that left her disfigured.
The stripper, who was from Charlotte, met Cheek in a hotel room last year and paid her $500 for the injection. Cops aren’t sure what exactly was in the substance, but it sent the dancer to the emergency room twice.
“It appears that the substance that was injected into her basically burned its way back out,” Guilford County Sheriff’s Det. Craig Cotten said. “It’s not just one big spot. Being a liquid or gel-type of material, it kind of went in different directions and obviously got infected and left pretty significant scarring.”
In the 2008 case, the substance Cheek used was determined to most likely contain types of infertility drugs. As part of the plea deal following the incident, Cheek closed the spa she owned and promised she would no longer perform medical procedures. Clearly she didn’t hold up to her end of the deal. On Wednesday she was charged with one misdemeanor count of practicing medicine without a license and released on a written promise to appear in court.
My only question is, does anyone have Google? If I’m going to let some random person inject a substance into my body, I’m going to at least see if they have a criminal background. When will people learn you get what you pay for?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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The family and friends of Kalisha Madden are attempting to spread the word about her disappearance on the morning of November 28th. Madden, 26, was last seen at 3 am on Monday morning leaving her job at the Sting Gentlemen’s Club in southwest Detroit.
Black America Web is reporting that her cousin, Nikia Scott of Washington D.C., has served as a spokesperson of the family in addition to handing out fliers and requesting that people post information about the case on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Kalisha’s case is being covered by local Detroit media but national news outlets have yet to cover the disappearance as Scott feels they should.
“It’s very disheartening and frustrating because large media outlets can get everybody looking. Those first few days are the most important time in situations like this,” Scott said.
The family’s frustrations are further exacerbated by the fact that Michelle Parker, a 33 year old white woman who was last seen on November 17, has received significant national media attention in the last month.
Derrica Wilson, co-founder of Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., says there are several reasons why Kalisha’s case is not receiving the attention it deserves, one of them being Kalisha’s occupation as an exotic dancer and the fact that she’s the mother of six children.
“When there’s a missing person of color, they associate the person with negative information. It just seems like our lives are less valued,” Wilson said.
To make a bad situation worse the “stop snitching” sentiment in many black communities and a lack of diversity in larger newsrooms also contribute to the lack of national media coverage for people of color.
According to the FBI, 40 percent of missing persons are people of color, but that percentage is not accurately represented in mainstream media.
Kalisha was last seen getting into a black SUV with three men on November 28th.
You can get more information about Kalisha’s story at BlackAmericaWeb.com.
Anyone with information on Kalisha Madden’s whereabouts should contact Detroit police at (313) 596-1000 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK UP. People can also leave anonymous tips at Black and Missing Foundation Inc.’s website, www.bamfi.org.