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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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  • 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."
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    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.
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    Cordell "Boogie" Mosson died of liver failure on April 18 after a long and funky career with the George Clinton-fronted band.
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    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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  • The Longform Guide to Cuba April 19, 2014
    There was a lot of attention this week on Yasiel Puig's escape from Cuba, with features in both Los Angeles and ESPN the Magazine. Both pieces were great, and they got us thinking about other stories about Cuba in our archive, particularly those about journeys. Here are some of our favorites: The Yankee Comandante David Grann • The New Yorker • May 2012 […]
  • High Maintenance April 18, 2014
    The Web series High Maintenance, about which I’d been hearing good things at a low rumble for the past couple of months, had a few hurdles to clear before it could reach whatever stratum of my media awareness separates “oh, I should catch up with that” from “must watch right now.” First of all, there was the matter of the show ostensibly being a weed comedy, […]
  • British Airways Is Going Back to the Future April 18, 2014
    In an attempt to combat rising fuel prices, British Airways is channeling their inner Doc Brown. The airline's new project, know as GreenSky, will convert garbage and waste into jet fuel. Sound familiar? It should. It's basically the Mr. Fusion device last seen rigged up to the engine of a certain time traveling DeLorean. Marty McFly would approve.

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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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  • Boy, 7, badly burned in Aberdeen street April 19, 2014
    Preston Flores in critical condition after neighbours reported seeing boy 'on fire from neck downwards' at 2pm in afternoonA young boy who was badly burned in a city street has been moved to a specialist hospital unit where he is in a critical condition, police said on Saturday.Seven-year-old Preston Flores was found "on fire" by shocked […]
  • Trussell Trust hits back over Tory attacks on food banks April 19, 2014
    David Cameron praises Christian charity after Iain Duncan Smith's department accuses it of 'manipulative publicity-seeking'The government's position on food banks was mired in confusion after it emerged that David Cameron had enthusiastically backed their work at a Christian faith group's Easter reception, in contrast to biting criti […]
  • Tommy Crossan murder: Northern Ireland police arrest man in Belfast April 19, 2014
    Police question 26-year-old man following murder of former Belfast commander of Continuity IRA on FridayPolice in Belfast have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a former city commander of the hardline anti-peace process paramilitary group, the Continuity IRA (CIRA).Tommy Crossan, 43, was shot dead at a west Belfast fuel depot in an execution-st […]
  • Peter Moores unveiled as England cricket coach for second time April 19, 2014
    Lancashire coach previously held job between 2007 and 2009 New man "can't wait to get stuck into" England role again ECB chief Paul Downton says Moores was unanimous choicePeter Moores has been given a second opportunity to coach England after his appointment was confirmed this morning. The 51-year-old Lancashire coach previously held the job […]
  • Gabriel García Márquez: 'The greatest Colombian who ever lived' April 19, 2014
    He was known for magical realism, but the genius of 'Gabo' was that his work defied genreNot many pillars of literature who held the century past upon their shoulders lived this far into the 21st. Seamus Heaney, Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel García Márquez were among the very few in their league to remain among us until recently, and now the last of t […]

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  • Bad News & Worse News for Russian Internet Users April 19, 2014
    A Russian initiative to expand regulation over bloggers is still just a bill in the legislature, but it’s already harming the country's Internet freedom.
  • Chile Struck By Disasters in April 2014 April 19, 2014
    Earthquakes and fires have ravaged Chile during the month of April 2014. Both private and public sources have rushed to aid the numerous victims.
  • Arab World: Farewell Gabriel Garcia Marquez April 18, 2014
    "My heart is sad tonight," tweets Jordanian Shaden Abdelrahman after learning of the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  • Censorship by Litigation in Russia? April 18, 2014
    Earlier this month, VKontakte minority shareholder United Capital Partners (UCP), filed a complaint against Durov for breach of VKontakte fiduciary duty for creating the secure messenger Telegram.

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  • Hyperactive Prescribing? Ctd April 19, 2014
    A reader wraps up the popular thread: It’s remarkable how to me how much of the ADHD discussion has focused on people who seem to have been, even before diagnosis and medication, abnormally high achievers: elite college graduates, law school graduates, medical students. Recall that only about a third of this country attains the level of a […]
  • Saying Goodbye To Gabo April 19, 2014
    RIP Gabriel García Márquez newrepublic.com/article/117338… http://t.co/YZUBYi6Nsi— gorse (@gorse_journal) April 17, 2014 The Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, known as “Gabo” to fans, died yesterday at age eighty-seven. Nick Caistor reflects on the Nobel laureate’s legacy: [I]t is as a writer of fiction, enjoyed by everyone from untutored readers to a […]
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