VIA CBS NEWS: From time to time, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Clarence Thomas have naturally talked about growing up African-American under far less tolerant conditions than those we take for granted today. Yet their biggest contributions to American race relations have been their admirable abilities to transcend such racial intolerance – to make being […]

VIA SNAFU-ED: A man who was tased and threatened with tasering between his genital and anal regions plans to sue the Boise Police Department for excessive use of force. It all started on Feb. 14 of this year. Two Boise, ID police officers were called to a possible domestic disturbance between a man — the […]

VIA MEN.STYLE: The hit-making producer behind the King of Pop’s rise discusses Jackson’s life, death, and love of chemical peels Q: How have you been holding up since Michael Jackson’s death? A: Oh, man. It’s surrealistic. I went to Shanghai for the movie festival over there—I took Halle Berry—and then went back to Luxembourg, and […]

VIA PEOPLE: What drugs were in Michael Jackson’s system at the time of his death? The L.A. coroner’s pending toxicology report – expected to answer that key question any day now – may hold the fate of Dr. Conrad Murray, the singer’s personal physician. Murray was with Jackson on the day he died and is […]

VIA CHICAGO TRIBUNE: As government rebate program officially launches Friday, dealers are preparing for a rush to showrooms Meanwhile, Does Cash for Clunkers make sense for you? The program known officially as the Car Allowance Rebate System offers rebates of $3,500 to owners who relinquish cars rated at less than 18 miles per gallon to […]

VIA 2 NEWS: Warning: The following story contains graphic details: BOISE – Two Boise Police officers have been disciplined by the Boise Police Department for “serious” policy violations after a complaint was filed that officers used excessive force during an arrest. According to the Boise Community Ombudsman’s report, in early 2009 police were dispatched to […]