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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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  • Crime novelist P.D. James dies November 27, 2014
    British crime novelist P.D. James, whose lengthy writing career was noted in part for her murder mysteries involving fictional London detective Adam Dalgliesh, died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England, her publisher Faber and Faber said.
  • Creed frontman: I'm 'penniless' November 27, 2014
    Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and "penniless" in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post early Wednesday morning.
  • 24 gifts for pop culture fanatics November 27, 2014
  • This is what we're thankful for November 27, 2014
    As Thanksgiving approaches, CNN's Lisa France looks at some of this years pop culture turkeys and blessings.
  • 'Jurassic World' trailer arrives November 26, 2014
    The dinos are back, and this time they've got Star-Lord to contend with.

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  • Vital Signs: HIV Care Saves Lives December 1, 2014
    Vital Signs shows, among the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV in 2011, less than a third had their virus under control through effective care and treatment.
  • HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report: Monitoring Selected National HIV Prevention and Care Objectives by Using HIV Surveillance Data — United States and 6 Dependent Areas — 2012 December 1, 2014
    This surveillance supplemental report complements the 2012 HIV Surveillance Report and presents the results of focused analyses of NHSS and MMP data to measure progress toward achieving selected objectives of the NHAS and the DHAP Strategic Plan.
  • Updated Fact Sheet: HIV in the United States December 1, 2014
    Overview of HIV in the United States, including new HIV infections, AIDS, and deaths.

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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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  • Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript November 27, 2014
    We’re posting weekly transcripts of David Plotz’s Working podcast for Slate Plus members. This is the transcript for Episode 11 featuring flight paramedic Jeff Ennis. To learn more about Working, click here.
  • DoubleX Gabfest: The Butch Goddess Edition November 27, 2014
    Become a fan of DoubleX on Facebook. Leave us love letters and see what other listeners are saying about the Gabfest. Send us an e-mail to doublexgabfest@slate.com.

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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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  • Civil Rights Groups Celebrate Undoing of Utah Anti-Immigrant Law November 25, 2014
    Settlement Reached Following Federal Court Decision to Block Key Provisions in Utah's HB 497 and Impose Limits on Enforcement of "Show me Your Papers" Provision November 25, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org SALT LAKE CITY — The State of Utah has agreed to scrap key provisions of Utah’s HB 497 in a settlement wit […]
  • ACLU Comment on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision November 25, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., has declined to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on charges in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. The following is reaction from Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri: The grand jur […]
  • Federal Appeals Court Rejects Arizona’s Request to Rehear Driver’s License Case November 24, 2014
    Decision paves the way for young immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses November 24, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org SAN FRANCISCO — Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected a request to reconsider its earlier ruling that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s denial of driver’s licenses to certain young […]
  • 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 […]

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  • Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys: Thanksgiving NFL – live! November 27, 2014
    Paolo Bandini previews the Packers-Pats clashEmail tom.lutz@theguardian.com - he’s lonelyTweet him @tom_lutz - he’s still lonelyBucs stadium serves coloured water as tequila 5.19pm ET Philadelphia Eagles 14-7 Dallas Cowboys, 12:55 2nd quarter“You think you’re lonely for Thanksgiving,” says Joe Davey, who I suspect is about to tell us he’s lonely. “I’m curren […]
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Partizan Belgrade: Europa League – as it happened November 27, 2014
    Tottenham qualified for the last 32 of the Europa League but the night was marred by three pitch invasions which led to the match being suspended in the first half 10.07pm GMT That’s it! Tottenham reach the last 32 of the Europa League! Who’ll be talking about those pitch invasions now? Thanks for reading. Night. 10.06pm GMT 90 min+2: Tottenham take the corn […]
  • I Am Ali review – warm tribute to a boxing legend November 27, 2014
    Clare Lewins has created a respectful documentary about Muhammad Ali, with interviews and the boxer’s own homemade tape recordingsThis warm-hearted, respectful film about Muhammad Ali lacks the originality and force of movies such as Leon Gast’s When We Were Kings (1996) or William Klein’s documentary Muhammad Ali: The Greatest (1969), and may be destined to […]
  • Andrew Mitchell’s career left in tatters after losing Plebgate libel case November 27, 2014
    Former Conservative cabinet minister may face bill for millions, as gamble to resurrect career in high court failsAndrew Mitchell, the former Conservative cabinet minister at the centre of the long-running Plebgate saga, lost his high court libel trial on Thursday in a ruling that leaves him facing an estimated legal bill of £1.5m and his political career in […]
  • Talks urged to avert investor revolt over BG Group’s pay deal November 27, 2014
    Incoming chief executive Helge Lund has been offered £25m, but is ‘not obliged’ to join if a share award is not approvedThe oil and gas company BG Group is coming under sustained pressure over a £25m pay deal for its new boss from investors who are warning that the package may end up being blocked.One City investor speaking out against the proposed pay award […]

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  • A March in Solidarity with Migrants Who Perished Trying to Reach Europe November 27, 2014
    “Europe is fighting its own make-believe enemy”: This is the message that a dozen of associations in defense of migrants wanted to convey when they organized a human chain between the tramway station “Droits de l'Homme (Human Rights)” and the EU Parliament station in Strasbourg on November 26. In order to put Human Rights back at...
  • Updates on the 18th SAARC Summit On Social Media November 27, 2014
    The ongoing summit of the The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was covered by international media with different perspectives. However non-official initiatives such as 18th SAARC Summit blog, Facebook account, Twitter and Google+ account are aggregating updates on the summit for easy archiving. Here are some examples: This...
  • The Internet of Things and Smart Crops November 27, 2014
    Today it's not enought to just talk about Internet. This concept has broaden up and it's a good challenge for those who want to become electronic engineers. César Viloria Núñez, professor at Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, explains what is the Internet of things: Consiste en que las cosas...
  • The Story Behind Iran's Censorship Redirect Page November 27, 2014
    When Internet users in Iran try to access a blocked website, they're taken to www.peyvandha.ir. The page has changed throughout the years, reflecting the government's evolving approach to censorship.

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  • So, Friendsgiving Is A Thing November 27, 2014
    Kay Steiger explains that she and her pals inaugurated a tradition of non-family get-togethers “because we all thought we could make better versions of Thanksgiving food and it’s more fun to get drunk with your friends anyway”: [F]or all the cleverer recipes and the fancier food, what actually matters is getting everyone together for another […]
  • Mental Health Break November 27, 2014
    Finally, a “Thanksgiving Carol” made especially for short attention spans:
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