VIA FOX NEWS: A controversial ad campaign featured in the Washington, D.C., metro area is comparing public school lunches across the country to what President Obama’s daughters eat at their elite private school. reports that the ad, sponsored by Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine, shows an eight-year-old girl speaking about the “healthy” vegetarian lunch […]

VIA NEW YORK TIMES: Naomi Sims, whose appearance as the first black model on the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal in November 1968 was a consummate moment of the Black is Beautiful movement, and who went on to design successful collections of wigs and cosmetics for black women under her name, died Saturday in Newark. […]

VIA CBS NEWS: To live the life of Wyclef Jean is to believe that almost anything is possible. Wyclef is a Grammy Award winning multimillionaire rock star who comes from Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. He’s one of thousands of Haitians who immigrate to the U.S. And many never return. But not […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: The House Energy and Commerce Committee Friday night approved a sweeping package of health-care measures, clearing a critical hurdle that sets the stage for a five-week battle for both Democrats and Republicans to define the legislation in voters’ minds before the full House votes next month. The final pieces of an intense […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: The administration is considering whether to transfer some detainees at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a facility in the United States that would contain courtrooms to hold federal criminal trials and military commissions to prosecute terrorism suspects, administration officials said Sunday. The maximum-security facility would be jointly run by […]

VIA NPR: CNN has been positioning itself as the cable news channel that sticks to the facts, which it says distinguishes it from rivals MSNBC on the ideological left and and Fox News on the right. But CNN host Lou Dobbs has put his employer on the defensive in recent days by repeatedly focusing on […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: James von Brunn was indicted Wednesday in the fatal shooting last month of a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Von Brunn, 89, of Annapolis was charged in a seven-count indictment with the killing of Stephen T. Johns, who was providing security at the museum June 10. Von Brunn, […]

VIA CBS NEWS: Michael Jackson’s mother will get custody of his three children under terms of a deal that’s just been reached. The word comes in an exclusive interview by “Early Show” features reporter and weather anchor Dave Price of L. Londell McMillan, the attorney for Katherine Jackson. He says Katherine, 79, and Debbie Rowe, […]

What do Floyd Mayweather Sr., Tisha Campbell-Martin, Evander Holyfield, Bill Russell and Angie Stone have in common? They are all victims of Sarcoidosis. Bernie McCain addresses a disease that effects many in the African American community but is little discussed. Sarcoidosis is a disease due to inflammation. The disease is characterized by the presence of […]

VIA TIME: Richard Parsons is the new face of the struggling, bailout-needy Citigroup. The former CEO of Time Warner Inc. (TIME’s parent company) became Citi’s Chairman just days after the company announced an $8.3 billion fourth-quarter loss — its fifth quarterly loss in a row — and revealed that it would separate its retail banking […]