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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.
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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!!
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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.
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  • Little less magic: Matthew McConaughey won't appear in 'Magic Mike' sequel September 18, 2014
    Alright alright alright, we'll miss him. Matthew McConaughey captivated theater audiences when he played veteran stripper Dallas in 2012's "Magic Mike." Warning the strip-club patrons that "the law says you cannot touch," he slyly added, "but I think I see a lotta lawbreakers up in this house tonight.
  • Family first: NFL player retired so he could donate kidney to brother September 18, 2014
    Quick, read this lovely, inspirational story about two football players before another one is suspended.
  • Go behind the scenes: Five Ambush Makeover tips September 18, 2014
    Every week, Jill Martin and Louis Licari transform two TODAY fans in the popular Ambush Makeover segment. See what happens when people are plucked from the plaza, and learn some five fabulous tips along the way.1. Own a leather jacket and a great pair of jeans that fit.2. Choose a believable color for your hair.3. Remember that confidence is your best access […]
  • Too soon? Nah. From '7th Heaven' to 'Buffy,' we love these retro reunions September 18, 2014
    Fans of the Camdens were in "7th Heaven" on Wednesday when Beverley Mitchell, who played Lucy on the WB family drama, shared a photo of the cast reuniting 7 years after the show ended."Something truly amazing happened last night and my heart is overflowing!" Mitchell wrote. "Love these peeps more than I can ever explain! we were just […]

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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.
  • 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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    In the emotionally charged conversation about rape, few topics are more fraught than that of false allegations. Consider some responses to the news that singer-songwriter Conor Oberst had been falsely accused of sexual assault. Last December a woman writing in the comments section of the website xoJane, going by the name Joanie Faircloth, claimed Oberst rape […]
  • Former Police Drummer Stewart Copeland Scores Big With Ben-Hur September 19, 2014
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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 […]
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    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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  • Scottish independence referendum: Scotland votes no - live September 19, 2014
    Rolling coverage of the results of the Scottish independence referendum, with reaction and analysis as Scotland pulls back from leaving the United KingdomSalmonds deputy Nicola Sturgeon concedes defeatEstimated 55% of voters set to reject independenceGove: UK government to pursue reform for England urgentlyVoting day as seen by youScottish referendum explain […]
  • Illegal Immigrants And Proud review a mean tone permeated this film about the illegals September 19, 2014
    Would-be illegal immigrants face dangers in trying to get into Britain and hardships if they succeed but this documentary leaves a bad taste in the mouthBack in January, Fergal Keane made a documentary entitled The Hidden World of Britains Immigrants for BBC2 about well, the hidden world of Britains immigrants. It followed the story of a handful of people wh […]
  • Finally, the west is acting on Ebola. What took us so long? September 19, 2014
    We are rushing to drop bombs on Iraq while we have dithered about sending drugs to AfricaThe language is familiar. A potential threat of a human catastrophe unparalleled in modern times. More than 2,500 have died, and the same number are dying. Incidence of the disease is said to be doubling, even trebling, in some parts of Africa by the month. Hundreds of t […]
  • How can I help my bipolar boyfriend, whose father has just died? September 19, 2014
    His depression is well-controlled but he has a history of pretending he is fineMy boyfriends father died one month ago, after a long illness and an aggressive form of cancer. I have just graduated and moved home, while my boyfriend is doing a PhD and is still at university; we therefore cant meet often. I love him, but he finds it extremely difficult to talk […]
  • Big shots: the best of the 2015 SATW Muster travel photo competition September 19, 2014
    This week the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) announced the winners of its annual Muster photo competition. Weve selected our favourite images from the winning collections Continue reading...

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    Originally posted at 8.49 EST. Scroll down for the latest updates, in rough chronological order: Will Scotland be the next country to join this list? http://t.co/9EmPmffRsw pic.twitter.com/QZuEhTkfJ3 — GlobalPost (@GlobalPost) September 18, 2014 Looking like turnout will end up around 87%. Yes would want that way higher ideally. #indyref — Ben Riley-Smith (@ […]
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