VIA THE GRIO: NEW YORK — It looks like Kanye West has finally given a personal apology to Taylor Swift. Representatives from “The View” say West called the country sensation after her appearance on Tuesday’s show. During the broadcast, the 19-year-old singer said West had yet to contact her to apologize for hijacking her acceptance […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: By Courtland Milloy On several occasions this year, President Obama has expressed with certain bravado a threat to “call out” anyone who would undermine his reform efforts. The problem is that the Ivy League gentleman from Hawaii appears not to have mastered this coarsened art of the streetwise rebuke and, as a […]

            VIA WASINGTONPOST.COM: By David Cho, Steven Mufson and Tomoeh Murakami Tse J.P. Morgan Chase for the first time convened its board in Washington this summer, calling the directors to a meeting at the downtown Hay-Adams hotel, then dispatching them to Capitol Hill for meet-and-greets. Last month, a firm run by […]

            VIA CNN.COM: In an effort to cast health care reform as helpful to more Americans, President Obama on Saturday pounded home a new statistic: Nearly 50% of people under 65 have gone without coverage for at least one month over a decade. “It can happen to anyone,” Obama said […]

VIA THE GRIOT: Tyler Perry is easily the most successful black filmmaker and producer of a generation with seven theatrical releases and two syndicated television shows. Perry has rode the house-dress of his most popular character, Aunt Madea – a chain-smoking, gun-toting, cussing doppelganger of everybody’s favorite auntie – to become a phenomenon. All eyes […]

VIA CHICAGO SUN TIMES: If talk show diva Oprah Winfrey decides to reprise this week’s Michigan Avenue block party to open her 25th season, it could cost her a pretty penny. Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) wants to require promoters and sponsors of outdoor special events in the central business district to pay the same […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: President Obama is marking his first anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks since his election with a national call to public service, a wreath-laying and a solemn moment of silence. The president and first lady Michelle Obama gathered with about 200 White House staffers on the South Lawn at 8:46 a.m. […]

Via:  News One If you don’t recognize his name yet, give it three years. Joe Wilson-read it and weep. He’s the nut that screamed out “You lie!” after President Obama explained that his healthcare plan would not insure illegal immigrants. The genius of that scream, of course, was the fact that it sounded so impassioned. Like […]

Via: NY Daily News A federal judge sentenced four racist goons to prison Thursday for their Election Night attacks in Staten Island against African-Americans who they believed had voted for Barack Obama. “The victims were selected for no other reason than what the defendants believed was the color of their skin,” said Brooklyn Federal Judge […]

Via:  NY Daily News Tests show that controversial runner Caster Semenya is a woman …and a man! The 18-year-old South African champ has no womb or ovaries and her testosterone levels are more than three times higher than those of a normal female, according to reports. The tests, ordered by The International Association of Athletics Federations after […]