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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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  • Country star Ty Herndon comes out November 20, 2014
    Country star Ty Herndon has something to share: He's an "out, proud and happy gay man."
  • Scenes from 'The Graduate' November 20, 2014
    Of all the great films Mike Nichols made over his long career, one stands alone: "The Graduate." Film was groundbreaking and had many outstanding scenes.
  • Leno gives car to wounded vet November 20, 2014
    To say thank you to a soldier who's served in Afghanistan, Jay Leno presented him with a brand new car.
  • New movies inspired by real life November 20, 2014
    The end of the year brings a rush of movies inspired by actual events, including many Oscar favorites
  • Petition to cancel Duggar show gathers steam November 20, 2014
    A petition has gathered thousands of signatures to get TLC's reality show "19 Kids and Counting" canceled amidst anti-gay controversy

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  • Danica McKellar marries Scott Sveslosky in 'magical' beach ceremony November 21, 2014
    Long after she won hearts as Winnie Cooper on "The Wonder Years," Danica McKellar secured another as she married Scott Sveslosky in Kauai, Hawaii, on Saturday, People magazine reports.McKellar, 39, and her attorney fiancé tied the knot in a beachfront ceremony in front of family members and close friends, the actress' rep told People. (They […]
  • No more tears! Here's the best hack for cutting onions without crying November 20, 2014
    Tired of tears streaming down your face every time you chop up onions for a recipe? In this installment of Easy Does It, Katie Quinn checks out two popular hacks for stopping the waterworks when you chop up onions. Find out which technique did the trick for Katie, then weigh in with your favorite onion chopping hacks. Have your own secret to chopping onions […]
  • #FeministHackerBarbie wins! Computer Engineer Barbie book pulled after sexism complaints November 20, 2014
    You win, Internet. Mattel and Random House have pulled a book about Barbie studying to be a computer engineer after widespread online complaints that the character was depicted as inept and dependent on men to get the job done.Barbie tells her little sister Skipper in the book: “I'm only creating the design ideas. I'll need Steven and Brian's […]
  • Sensational stuffing: 5 easy new recipes for this essential Thanksgiving side November 20, 2014
    Families have been known to battle about stuffing. Some prefer to keep it straightforward, with bread and herbs, butter and broth. Others like adding everything from oysters to sausage to dried cranberries. Then, there’s the other argument: Should the stuffing actually be stuffed inside the bird or should it be baked separately as a flavorful starchy side?

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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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  • Obama’s Trojan Horse? November 21, 2014
    President Obama is announcing his executive action on immigration, and some conservatives are raging with wild claims of sinister intent. “The move will be on to grant them health care benefits and citizenship within six months of Obama’s executive action,” warned Rush Limbaugh in a Wednesday broadcast. Likewise, said Michele Bachmann, “The president has a v […]
  • The American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 7 November 20, 2014
    As a member of Slate Plus, you’ll get access to exclusive podcasts—including our newly launched series about Season 4 of FX’s American Horror Story.
  • Counting to 5 Million November 20, 2014
    President Obama is set to announce his long-promised immigration overhaul on Thursday night, an executive action that is expected to grant temporary legal status to as many as 5 million unauthorized immigrants. How the plan reaches that total, though, will depend on where Obama sets the bar for entry into each eligible group. Take parents of U.S. citizens, o […]

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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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  • ACLU Comment on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions Announcement November 21, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2014 Contact: Andrea Alford, (202) 548-6616, aalford@aclu.org WASHINGTON – Tonight, President Obama will announce a package of executive actions that could temporarily shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Below are preliminary thoughts from ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero: “The ACLU […]
  • ACLU Comment on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions Announcement November 21, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – Tonight, President Obama will announce a package of executive actions that could temporarily shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Below are preliminary thoughts from ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero: “The ACLU supports the President for taking ne […]
  • ACLU Urges Senate to Move Forward with NSA Reform Bill November 18, 2014
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rachel Nusbaum, 202-417-7547, dcmedia@aclu.org     WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate will vote on whether to move forward with consideration of the USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan reform bill to rein in the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans’ phone records and metadata under Section 215 of the Patriot Act […]
  • AT&T Comes Out in Support of Stricter Standards for Police Cell Location Phone Tracking November 17, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@aclu.org MIAMI – In a landmark move in the battle over privacy rights and new technologies, AT&T has filed a federal court brief arguing that courts must account for people’s Fourth Amendment rights before authorizing law enforcement to get phone location histories from their cell service companies. The company’s fili […]
  • ACLU Files Lawsuit, Seeks Freedom to Marry for Nebraskans November 17, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org OMAHA, Neb. – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Nebraska and the law firm of Koenig | Dunne filed a lawsuit in federal court today on behalf of seven couples seeking recognition of their out-of-state marriages or seeking the freedom to marry in Nebraska. "The couples we represent […]

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  • Rochester byelection results and Emily Thornberry's resignation - live coverage November 21, 2014
    Rolling coverage of the results of the Rochester and Strood byelection, where Mark Reckless is widely expected to become Ukip’s second MP elected to parliamentPolls close, and Tories admit defeat privatelyEmily Thornberry resigns over white van tweetUkip ‘heading for majority of over 3,000’ 1.47am GMT A journalist colleague is organising a sweepstake on the […]
  • Obama announces actions on immigration: ‘What I’m describing is accountability’ – live November 21, 2014
    White House to defer deportations for about 5m migrantsObama: ‘We were strangers once, too’Boehner: Obama acting like an ‘emperor’Read the latest blog summary 8.47pm ET House speaker John Boehner expands on his earlier comments, in which he said Obama was acting like an “emperor” and a “king”.“That is not how American democracy works,” Boehner says. “... By […]
  • Man’s headaches due to parasitic worm living in his brain for four years November 21, 2014
    Tapeworm normally found in amphibians and crustaceans in China may have scavenged nutrients from patient’s brainA man who went to see his doctor after suffering headaches and experiencing strange smells was found to have been living for more than four years with a rare parasitic worm in his brain.In the first case of its kind in Britain, the ribbon-shaped ta […]
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  • One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence from partner November 21, 2014
    More needs to be done to tackle endemic global violence against women, say papers published in the LancetOne in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence from their partner, while 7% will be assaulted at some point in their lives by a non-partner, say the authors of a new series of papers in the Lancet. They conclude that too little is being d […]

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  • Letter: Animals Have Rights, Too November 21, 2014
    William Crain, the author of “The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children,” writes that it’s time we consider the rights and preferences of other species as well as our own.
  • Letter: Reveal Mental Disorder? November 21, 2014
    Felicia Nimue Ackerman, a reader, warns against an employer’s possible reprisal.
  • Letter: A Voting Law, Trashed November 21, 2014
    Stanley Farb, a reader, writes that voter suppression “is a stain on our democracy.”
  • Letter: Used as Sex Slaves by Japan November 21, 2014
    Grace Wang, an adviser to the Taiwan Benevolent Association of America, writes that the women should be listed in the Unesco Memory of the World Register.
  • Letter: Private Sector in Health November 21, 2014
    Robert I. Field of Drexel University writes that “the symbiosis between the government and private insurers under the Affordable Care Act should come as no surprise.”

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  • Musicians Seen As “Pro-Russian” Are Not Welcome in the UK and Latvia November 20, 2014
    When singer Valeriya arrived at the Royal Albert Hall for her concert, which she was supposed to perform with Iosef Kobzon, she was met with over one hundred anti-Putin protesters.
  • Mexico “Adrift”! November 20, 2014
    The tragedy occured with the students from Ayotzinapa in Guerrero, Mexico, has started a wave of solidarity among Mexicans and the whole world. Such is the case that students from at least 43 counties are demanding justice for their missing peers. But to explain the sentiments of families and locals...
  • Let's Keep Fighting Gender-Based Violence! November 20, 2014
    Mujeres construyendo (Women building) informs about the Campaign Beijing+20 de UN, a small contribution in the fight against gender-based violence. Violence against women isn't just about physical violence, but sexual and phsychological violence as well. According to data provided by UH Women, 120 milllion girls have been victims of sexual...
  • Kurds Blame Arab Refugees for Deadly Suicide Bombing in Capital Erbil November 20, 2014
    Some social media users are pointing the finger at South Kurdistan's influx of refugees after an unusual suicide car bombing killed five people on Wednesday.

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  • Why Is Obamacare Unpopular? November 21, 2014
    Bill Gardner reviews research on the question: Jon Krosnick, Wendy Gross, and colleagues at Stanford and Kaiser ran large surveys to measure public understanding of the ACA and how it was associated with approval of the law. They found that accurate knowledge about what’s in the bill varied with party identification: Democrats understood the most […]
  • How Seriously Should We Take Christie? November 20, 2014
    Compared to most other GOP presidential contenders, Christie isn’t well liked by Republicans: Despite such numbers, Mark Leibovich sees the logic of a Christie run: There is a theory in presidential politics that electorates will gravitate to the candidate who represents the biggest departure from the incumbent, especially if they have grown weary of that [… […]
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