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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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  • TV scorecard: Will your favorite show return? April 23, 2014
    Fans of TV series are waiting to find out if their favorite shows will return next season. Here's a rundown of some of them, and our predictions as to whether you'll see them again next season.
  • Can you name this 'old' pop star? April 23, 2014
    One of the world's top pop singers dressed up in costumes to promote her latest music video.
  • Tarantino loses first round of lawsuit April 23, 2014
    A lawsuit filed by Academy Award winning screenwriter and celebrated director Quentin Tarantino against the Gawker website for linking to a script for a future movie project was dismissed Tuesday by a federal judge.
  • Netflix signs 'Arrested Development' creator April 23, 2014
    Whether or not Netflix orders more episodes of "Arrested Development," the streaming service will remain in business with the show's creator, Mitch Hurwitz.
  • Former 'Ice Road Truckers' driver charged April 22, 2014
    A former cast member of "Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads" allegedly kidnapped a prostitute in Las Vegas, a police report said.

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  • Updated Fact Sheet: HIV and Viral Hepatitis April 18, 2014
    This fact sheet discusses coinfection of HIV and Viral Hepatitis. People with HIV infection are disproportionally affected by viral hepatitis. About 80% of people with HIV who inject drugs also have hepatitis C virus (HCV). HIV coinfection more than triples the risk for liver disease, liver failure, and liver-related death from HCV.
  • New MMWR: Revised Surveillance Case Definition for HIV Infection — United States, 2014 April 11, 2014
    This document updates the surveillance case definitions published in 2008. It addresses multiple issues, the most important of which was the need to adapt to recent changes in diagnostic criteria.
  • Updated Fact Sheet: HIV Among Youth April 7, 2014
    This fact sheet discusses HIV infection rates in youth living in the United States. Youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 26% of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010.

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  • 'Eat, Pray, Love' author adds ending to her Jersey Victorian April 23, 2014
    When you’re trying to sell the priciest and most historic building in a small, rural, but artsy community in a place called Frenchtown, N.J., it helps that you’re a writer capable of spinning a listing description that pithily points out all the high points of the property.
  • Latin superstar Juanes takes questions from TODAY viewers April 23, 2014
    Juanes has accumulated more than 16 million fans between his Twitter and Facebook pages, and Monday morning he used the Orange Room to answer some of their questions.
  • Shakespeare turns 450, and modern movies and TV are still his stage April 23, 2014
    To be based on Shakespeare, or not to be based on Shakespeare? William Shakespeare would reportedly have turned 450 years old on Wednesday (his exact birthday is debated), and even if you think you stopped thinking about his work when you graduated, you’re wrong.
  • Macklemore partner Ryan Lewis says his mother has HIV April 23, 2014
    Ryan Lewis, one half of the hip-hop phenomenon Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, shared a startling bit of personal news this week when he revealed that his mother, Julie Lewis, has been HIV positive for 30 years.

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  • How Does a Harmless Bacteria Become Deadly?​ April 23, 2014
    GAS–a relatively benign bacteria–went rogue in the 1980s, ultimately evolving into a human killer. It now causes up to 500,000 deaths a year, with victims reporting symptoms ranging from a sore throat to the flesh-eating disease necrotizing fasciitis. Scientists are studying GAS in an attempt to find out how and why certain bacterias evolve from harmless to […]
  • Much Ado About Nothingness April 23, 2014
    Adapted from The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright’s Universe by Dan Falk, out now from Thomas Dunne Books.
  • Eastern Promises April 23, 2014
    As the great philosopher John Lennon once wrote (in his case, all too presciently), “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Barack Obama has long been making plans to “pivot” American foreign policy away from the stagnant or dormant battles of the Middle East and Europe, toward the vibrant opportunities in Asia-Pacific—but the clu […]

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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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  • Fatah and Hamas agree landmark pact after seven-year rift April 24, 2014
    Move has aim of forming unity government within five weeks, but Israel says agreement will derail peace talksThe two main rival Palestinian factions have signed an accord designed to end seven years of sometimes violent division, paving the way for elections later in the year and the formation of a unity government within weeks.The move, after a day of talks […]
  • University tuition fee rise may not save taxpayers any money, says thinktank April 23, 2014
    Institute for Fiscal Studies says weak economy means graduates repaying far less of their student loans than forecastLong-term weaknesses in the UK economy mean that raising university tuition fees in England to £9,000 may not save taxpayers any money and students could still be forced to pay even more, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).A r […]
  • Numbers of elderly needing care will soon outstrip relatives able to help April 23, 2014
    IPPR thinktank estimates 2 million aged over 65 in UK will lack informal care from adult offspring by 2030The scale of the gathering social care crisis has been underlined by new figures showing the number of older people is expected to outstrip the number of family members able to provide informal care for them for the first time in 2017.Within four years, […]
  • Miracle of flight: Heathrow sculpture expected to be most viewed in UK April 23, 2014
    Artist Richard Wilson hopes his 78-metre work Slipstream will provide memorable wow factor to new Terminal 2 buildingArtist Richard Wilson jammed a cardboard plane into a plastic hamster ball and bowled it along the floor, saying to engineers: "This is what I want!" The result? An enormous 77-tonne aluminium artwork that is likely to become the mos […]
  • Optimism in Britain's factories at four-decade high April 23, 2014
    CBI survey suggests strong growth in orders is driving rapid increase in manufacturing confidenceThe mood in Britain's factories is at its most upbeat in more than 40 years, a survey by the CBI shows, in what could prove to be an important pre-election boost for the government.A combination of strong growth in orders both at home and abroad is driving a […]

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  • Pure Grenada April 23, 2014
    What comes to mind when an unexposed individual envisions the Isle of Spice? Grenada’s brand, though it fuels patriotism, isn’t targeted at Grenadians. We already know what our country has to offer.  Nisha writes about about the re-branding of Grenada‘s tourism product. Written by Matthew Hunte · comments (0) Donate ·...
  • Video of Abuse Disguised as Discipline Goes Viral in Trinidad & Tobago April 23, 2014
    A video depicting a mother's punitive idea of discipline has gone viral in Trinidad and Tobago, after it was posted on Facebook to supposedly teach the child a lesson.
  • How Dmitry Tymchuk Broke the Russian Blogosphere April 23, 2014
    Rather than acknowledge Moscow's role in promoting blogger Dmitry Tymchuk, some in Russia prefer to blame NATO. Life, after all, is simpler with your head in the sand.
  • Win Tin: Myanmar’s Longest-held Political Prisoner Dies at 85 April 23, 2014
    Burmese journalist and activist Win Tin is one of the leaders of the pro-democracy movement.

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  • The Best Of The Dish Today April 24, 2014
    For #NationalPoetryMonth and general delight, 3 lovely poems about dogs by E.B. White http://t.co/1nxaAMxmgZ pic.twitter.com/BAu8QrsBpT — Maria Popova (@brainpicker) April 22, 2014 Never forget E.B. White! Today, I argued that Obama was on the verge of another meep meep in foreign policy with Syria and Iran; that Rand Paul’s criticism of Reagan’s spending an […]
  • A Two-Way Sleep April 24, 2014
    Holly Allen extols the virtues of sleeping in separate beds: Sharing a bed is good for sleeping together, but not actually sleeping together. We all know the importance of sleep, so why then do we still choose to share our beds with the kickers, the snorers, and the human furnaces that we love? “Man since time immemorial has made […]
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