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President Obama Has the Power to Heal….

Students years from now should be required to read the speech for its wisdom and insight. Cable television pundits should be required to read it every time they are tempted to inflame versus inform our nation.

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Introducing Willow Smith

Now that Miley is more of a woman, Keke Palmer has taken to acting these days, and the Jonas Brothers are old enough to be married (and one bro is), there is a craving for young musical talent, right. So move over Justin Bieber, there’s another young talent with great hair. Willow Smith (Jada & Will’s lil girl) has been on the big screen, now she just signed a recording contract at age 9 with Jay Z’s label.

Tell me, what were you doing at age nine? 

Willow w/Mama Jada on The Today Show (2009)

Check her out.

Whip My Hair by Willow Smith

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They All Claimed “The Black Guy” Did It!

Do you know who Susan Leigh Vaughan Smith is? Hmmm. No.

She was the South Carolina woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering her two young boys. In July 1995 she was convicted but before that she claimed that a black man stole her car and kidnapped her sons. Police and media bought her story and wrongly stopped and questioned many black men based upon her false reports. But she isn’t the only white person to claim “the back guy” did it in order to throw off suspicion.Susan Leigh Vaughan Smith (born September 26, 1971) is an American woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering her children. Born in Union, South Carolina, and a former student of the University of South Carolina Union, she was convicted on July 22, 1995 of murdering her two sons, 3-year-old Michael Daniel Smith, born October 10, 1991, and 14-month-old Alexander Tyler Smith, born August 5, 1993.[2] The case gained worldwide attention shortly after it developed, due to Smith claiming that a black man stole her car and kidnapped her sons. Smith later claimed that she suffered from mental health issues that impaired her judgment.

Now, we all know that Bethany Storro indeed hurt herself with acid but she also first blamed it on a Black person. This is a trend that has been going on some time now. Bethany Sorro received a lot of media attention after claiming that a Black woman threw acid on her face. After holes began popping up in her story, she admitted that the story was a hoax. Why are black people scapegoated like this again and again in the USA? Isn’t there some law on the books, besides giving a false statement that can deter such race-based lies to cops?

In 1993, there was also the Pizza deliveryman Brian Wells came to a bank in Erie, Pa. with a bomb locked around his neck. He told police that group of Black men had taken him hostage and put the bomb there. After receiving close to $9,000, the pizza man was blown to bits by the bomb. Police would later find out that Wells was in on the plot with a few of his white friends.

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Oprah’s First Show: Original Audience Sought For Farewell Season Of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’


I like the idea of going back to the “classic days” with the same audience members you had two decades ago. I’m unsure if it’s ever been done.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Oprah’s Book Club Returning


Oprah Winfrey has done for the publishing industry what it could not do for itself. She’s exposed millions of people to books and authors they may not have known about and that’s HUGE! In fact, I am sad at the day the show ends and there will likely be no other major vehicle to promote great reading material.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Beautiful Sade

Sade – Babyfather

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Manute Bol Dead: Dies At 47 From Stevens-Johnson Syndrome


The Gentle Giant was a good man, on and off the basketball court. His efforts to help his ravaged country places him among the pantheons of those to admire. Rest in peace.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Eddie Perez, Connecticut Mayor, Found Guilty On Charges Of Corruption, Bribery, Larceny By Extortion


The fact that this headline is not even remotely surprising or shocking is a tragedy! Our nation continues to lose its collective moral footing at home and abroad. I am unsure what the solution is but there has got to be stiffer consequences for “white collar” crimes!

If a neighborhood thug caused as much havoc and harm to as many people during a blue collar crime he (or she) would get some serious hard jail time…meanwhile Bernie Madoff, the Enron execs, the Keating Five guys, etc. all get the proverbial slap on the wrist…theres no deterrent!

This man should be made an example of..just like Kwame in Detroit!!
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Glenn Beck Attacks President’s Daughter — Days After Insisting That Families Of Public Figures Should Not Be Attacked (AUDIO) [UPDATE]


No one at the FAUX NEWS it seems is willing to STAND UP for decency, for personnel with ethics, and to publicly denounce people and their behavior when they cross the line…again…and again…and again.

Think about how this and similar toxicity impacts our society.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Gary Coleman DEAD: ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Actor Dies In Utah Hospital


Rest in Peace Mr. Coleman! I hope you knew beyond the tabloids, you were loved and appreciated by so many whose childhood you made a bit happier! Rest in peace.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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    Trick-or-treaters will be sure to scoop up plenty of Snickers and Hershey bars, some Sour Patch Kids, the inevitable gross-out sack of gummi body parts. But what about those candies we grew up with in the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s that you just never see any more?
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  • Wrong notes: The best misheard lyrics of 2013 January 1, 2014
    We've all done it: Been cluelessly singing along to a song only to learn (maybe from a lyrics sheet, or maybe from a happily horrified friend) that we had the words all wrong.
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  • The 'Quantified Self' Craze: Tracking Your Own Data Can Be Dangerous August 7, 2013
    These days, you can digitally track pretty much everything about your health. But how you interpret that data might be problematic.With growing numbers of digital health trackers on the market (the wearable tech craze adding more fuel to the fire), it is not surprising that more and more consumers are tracking their health on their own. An awareness of one’s […]
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  • The Best Of The Dish Today October 24, 2014
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