Thx nsekuye. Just who we wanted to hear from about this tragedy: The Pied Piper himself. “R. Kelly has written a new song, “Rise Up,” about healing in the aftermath of the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech.”
Thx Tereza. “Barack Obama’s popularity is gaining on rival frontrunner Hillary Clinton, according to the Rasmussen Institute poll released Monday. Obama leads among voters under 40, it said. Clinton, 59, is strongest in the 65-and-older bracket.”
Thx Ananser. “Few of those at Mr. Wright’s tribute in March knew of the pressures that Mr. Obama’s presidential run was placing on the relationship between the pastor and his star congregant.”
Thx Kyla. “A genealogy Web site has taken a bold step in exposing the details of the British slave trade by publishing a list of Barbados slaves.”
Thx Ananser. “Consumer companies and advertising executives are focusing on ways to use the cultural aspects of the Muslim religion to help sell their products.”
Thx Ananser. “The federal courts have ruled that the statute of limitations has expired for the victims and heirs to sue the city of Tulsa and OK over losses during 1921 race riots that left more than 200 blacks dead and 400 businesses and countless homes
Thx Ananser. “Oakland city officials Wednesday announced two new resolutions condemning recent federal immigration raids and formalizing the city’s intention not to cooperate with the U.S. government effort to deport undocumented residents.”
Thx Sylvia. “To add insult to injury – literally – Kensington Publishing has canceled its book deal with Shoshana Jonson, the country’s first African-American female prisoner of war.”
Thx Ananser. “Japan’s abhorrent practice of enslaving women to provide sex for its troops in World War II has a little-known sequel: After its surrender — with tacit approval from the U.S. occupation authorities — Japan set up a similar “comfort women”
Thx joy princess. “Eng also claims to “admire” Cho for the worst individual mass-murder in American history, and tells the Voice that he, at one time, planned to go on his own killing spree while he was a student at NYU, but couldn’t afford a firearm.”
“Let’s talk about white kids who consider themselves more enlightened than their granddaddy because they would never call a black person ‘nigger,’ yet pay black men to call black people ‘nigger,’ and black women ‘ho’ and ‘bitch’.”"
“BAD NEWS FOR LOU DOBBS and those who dream of a culture with no flava. …HP today announced two additions to its HP Pavilion product line specifically for U.S. Hispanic consumers.”
“Maureen Dowd’s admiration for “cheeky women” who “puncture the ego of a cocky guy” comes with a caveat: the women have to be white…her distaste for Michelle Obama’s attitude toward her husband.”
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