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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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  • Lennon's killer denied parole August 28, 2014
    The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an Atlanta police officer who was his friend, Chapman told a parole board as he made his case -- for an eighth time -- to be freed.
  • 20 surprise celeb marriages August 28, 2014
  • Ray J takes plea deal August 29, 2014
    Ray J Norwood pleaded no contest to trespassing to settle charges that he grabbed a woman's buttocks, smashed a police car window and spat on a cop, a prosecutor said Thursday.
  • 'Friends' reunite on 'Kimmel' August 29, 2014
    A few "Friends" reunited with super-fan Jimmy Kimmel on his late night show Wednesday.
  • Producer mistakenly arrested for robbery August 28, 2014
    Beverly Hills police arrested award-winning TV producer, Charles Belk, mistaking him for a bank robbery suspect.

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  • Integrated Guidance for Developing Epidemiologic Profiles July 24, 2014
    This guidance has been developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to assist persons who compile and interpret HIV prevention and care data for state, territorial, or local HIV epidemiologic profiles.
  • DHAP Annual Report July 24, 2014
    This document highlights programmatic activities of the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention in 2013.
  • Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013 July 15, 2014
    NHIS is an annual multipurpose health survey conducted continuously throughout the year. Analyses were based on data collected in 2013 from 34,557 adults aged 18 and over. Sampling weights were used to produce national estimates that are representative of the civilian non-institutionalized U.S. adult population. Differences in health-related behaviors, healt […]

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  • Bill Murray sighting actually makes perfect sense for once August 29, 2014
    It had all the emblems of a random Bill Murray encounter: A sporty setting. Proximity to beer and junk food. Photos with surprised strangers. But wouldn’t you know? The actor’s appearance at St. Paul Saints baseball game in Minnesota on Thursday night wasn’t weird in the least.
  • Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa says mom's condition 'remains serious' August 29, 2014
    Comedian Joan Rivers' condition "remains serious" but she is "resting comfortably" in a New York City hospital, according to statements released by her daughter, Melissa.  "My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world," Melissa Rivers said Friday. "Her condition […]
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year August 29, 2014
    The 50th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is a massive and prestigious competition ran by the U.K.'s Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.
  • Ariana Grande on how she played off her most embarrassing on-stage moment August 29, 2014
    Reigning princess of pop Ariana Grande exudes confidence on stage these days, but she says that wasn't always the case.Watch the video to find out how Grande played off a rocky moment during a performance.And in case you missed it, Grande brought quite a crowd to the TODAY plaza on Friday (including Al Roker and Ariana's nona)!

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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.
  • Country music legend George Jones dies at 81 April 26, 2013
    George Jones was a Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member and Kennedy Center Honoree, and the singer of such hits as "The Grand Tour," "She Thinks I Still Care" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today."
  • George Jones: Why he was the greatest ever April 26, 2013
    Opinion: Country legends all agreed he was the best, but here's an argument for why George Jones was the best American pop singer ever recorded.
  • Cordell Mosson of Parliament-Funkadelic dies April 26, 2013
    Cordell "Boogie" Mosson died of liver failure on April 18 after a long and funky career with the George Clinton-fronted band.
  • Former Grateful Dead guitarist collapses April 26, 2013
    Bob Weir was helped offstage Thursday night after he was unable to finish his performance with Furthur at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.

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    Earlier this summer, as unaccompanied Central American children poured into the United States at a rate of more than 350 per day, President Obama and Republicans agreed: This was a crisis that Washington needed to address immediately. And then nothing happened. Surprising almost no one, the least-productive Congress in history went home for the summer withou […]
  • Ice, Ice Baby August 29, 2014
    While the mysterious tracks carved into the dry lake bed of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley were long ago attributed to sliding rocks, an explanation for what causes the "sailing stones" to move—thereby leaving their famous trails in the dirt—has remained elusive to researchers for some time.

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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 […]
  • Silicon Alley Hiring on the Rise August 7, 2013
    After four consecutive quarterly declines, hiring is creeping back up in New York tech.Silicon Alley hiring is back in a big way.According to the New York Internet and Digital Media Jobs Index, conducted by talent search firm Cook Associates, New York City's job market showed a 7.3 percent uptick in the second quarter of 2013, its highest point since th […]
  • The Start-up Giving Factory Workers a Voice August 7, 2013
    LaborVoices helps companies like Walmart end labor abuses in overseas factories by giving employees a safe way to speak up.Labor rights around the world are in a sorry state. So sorry, in fact, that last week, when China Labor Watch released a damning account of conditions inside the Pegatron factory where some Apple products are manufactured, the tech commu […]
  • Why Our Worst-Selling Item Is My Favorite August 7, 2013
    Warby Parker sells a monocle. Which just about no one buys. But don't underestimate the value of a great brand statement.One of my favorite products at Warby Parker also happens to be our worst-selling item: the monocle. When we launched in 2010, our debut collection featured 27 pairs of eyeglasses and one monocle--a handsome tortoiseshell model named a […]
  • 4 Smart Ways to Keep Things Cool When Tempers Flare August 7, 2013
    A new study says: As temperatures rise, so will arguments. Here, Inc. columnists give you their suggestions for keeping your cool in business.Rising heat and extreme rainfall, both related to climate change, will also make people emotionally heated and more likely to get into fights. At least, that's the takeaway from an extensive new study from U.C. Be […]

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  • Christine Lagarde given vote of confidence by IMF board August 30, 2014
    The International Monetary Fund chief can continue to effectively carry out her duties despite corruption investigationThe executive board of the International Monetary Fund has expressed confidence in its managing director, Christine Lagarde, after receiving a briefing on a French corruption investigation.In a brief statement, the 24-member board said it co […]
  • Roger Federer disposes of Sam Groth, taking 142mph serve in his stride August 30, 2014
    In-form Federer survives brief wobble against Australian in pursuit of his sixth US title and 18th grand slamSam Groth put one awesome 142mph serve on Roger Federer which he returned with interest and that pretty much told the story of the Australians doomed project and the Swisss smooth progress into the third round of the 2014 US Open.Federer, who is in as […]
  • Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem will plead guilty on US charges August 30, 2014
    Former vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation reaches plea deal over alleged unlicensed money transmissionBitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve US charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1m of the digital currency to users of the illicit online marketplace Silk Road, his lawyer said on Friday. Shrem, the former vice […]
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  • Death To Monarchs, Ctd August 30, 2014
    by Sue Halpern Finally a little good news to offset the bad news in my earlier post about the precipitous decline of the eastern monarch butterfly population. The first is that this year’s population appears to be more robust than last year’s, which plummeted to an all-time low. Monarch watchers at Ontario’s Point Pelee Park, […]
  • Abortion By Mail August 30, 2014
    by Dish Staff Emily Bazelon profiles doctor and reproductive-rights activist Rebecca Gomperts, who “started Women on Web, a ‘telemedicine support service’ for women around the world who are seeking medical abortions.” Why Gomperts’ work matters: Almost 40 percent of the world’s population lives in countries, primarily in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the P […]
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