Congresswoman Maxine Waters, (CA-35) will speak to Bernie McCain this evening at 6:20 pm EST regarding the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Early estimations are predicting anywhere from 100,000 to 500,000 people may be dead, missing or injured.
VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The news that got through, spotty and sparse in detail, seemed too enormous to comprehend. Port au Prince’s main cathedral had collapsed in a devastating earthquake. So had the presidential palace. The biggest grocery store in Haiti was flattened at an hour when it would have been full of shoppers. When […]
VIA THE CHAMPION NEWSPAPER: As a 13-year-old, Lithonia resident Stephen Stafford II can usually be found sitting in front of the television playing video games or playing his drum set. But Stafford is no typical 13-year old – he’s a college student. The triple-major child prodigy is becoming a sensation at Morehouse College. “I’ve never […]
CALL TO ACTION! The people of Haiti need your help. Here are the best ways to aid the crisis relief and rescue efforts: 1. Donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (Wyclef Jean’s Foundation) by texting “Yele” to 501501 (the amount will be charged to your cell phone bill) or visit www.Yele.org and click […]
VIA CNN: A major earthquake struck just off the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami watch for parts of the Caribbean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Raymond Joseph, Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, told CNN he had little information about the extent of damage from the quake, which had a reported […]
According to NewsOne/Blackplanet polls, most Black people say the word “Negro” itself doesn’t offend them — that is, unless it’s being uttered by a white person.
TRENTON, N.J. — The Legislature on Monday approved a bill that would make the state the 14th to allow chronically ill patients access to marijuana for medical reasons. Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine supports the legislation and could sign it before leaving office next week, making it law. The bill allows patients with ailments such as […]
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of African American studies at Georgetown, addressed the Harry Reid “negro dialect” controversy last night on MSNBC. He criticized Obama for avoiding racial issue. You ain’t talking about civil rights, you ain’t talking bout affirmative action, you’re not pressing the issue.” He also said that Barack Obama does not sound Black. […]
On Senator Harry Reid’s comments during the campaign that Barack Obama could become the first African American president because he was “light skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,” President Barack Obama told TV One’s Roland Martin the following: Harry Reid is a friend of mine. He has been a […]
VIA SINGERSROOM: Los Angeles authorities have officially changed the death certificate belonging to late King of Pop, Michael Jackson to reflect an exact cause of death. Updated due to the completion of a lengthy investigation, Jackson’s cause of death has now been labeled a murder due to ‘acute Propofol intoxication’ via an ‘intravenous injection from […]