"It looks like Gabby will prove Stern wrong. She is lined up to appear on the new Showtime series 'The C Word' and her next big-screen appearance will be opposite Zoe Kravitz in the drama 'Yelling to the Sky.'"
"'People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they're African American. They're not us. They're impostors,' he told Bob Nightengale. He added, 'As African-American players, we have a theory that baseball can go get an imitator and pass them off as us…. It's like, 'Why should I get this kid from the South Side of Chicago and have Scott Boras represent him and pay him $5 million when you can get a Dominican guy for a bag of chips?'"
"The text of the ad read: 'Have you ever had the experience of getting home to find those pesky little buggers hanging outside your home, in the back alley or on the corner??? Well fear no more, with my service I will simply do a harmless relocation. With one phone call I will arrive and net the pest, load them in the containment unit (pickup truck) and then relocate them to their habit.'
"They’re talking about our children."
"Many threatened to cancel their Post subscriptions, and more than two dozen did. Post circulation vice president Gregg Fernandes said that late last week 27 subscribers canceled, specifically citing the photo. In contrast, The Post reported only two cancellations immediately after last July’s ethics uproar over its ill-advised plan to sell sponsorships to off-the-record 'salon' dinners at the publisher’s residence."
"In order to end sexual violence against indigenous women, we must understand why it exists in Indian Country as well as off reservations today, and assess our current challenges in addressing the issue."
"But critics say Walmart should have been more sensitive in its pricing choice.
"'The implication of the lowering of the price is that's devaluing the black doll,' said Thelma Dye, the executive director of the Northside Center for Child Development, a Harlem, N.Y. organization founded by pioneering psychologists and segregation researchers Kenneth B. Clark and Marnie Phipps Clark.
"'While it's clear that's not what was intended, sometimes these things have collateral damage,' Dye said."
What a shame that the one movie about the Iraq war that has a chance of being viewed by a large worldwide audience should be so disappointing. According to press reports, members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences finally found a movie about the Iraq war they liked because it is "apolitical." Actually, The Hurt Locker is just the opposite; it's an endorsement of the politically chauvinistic view that the world is a stage upon which Americans get to deal with their demons, no matter the consequence for others.
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