Monthly Archives: August 2008

“It Is Time For A Change In America, And That Is Why I’m Running For President Of The United States!” Barack Obama Delivers Nomination Acceptance Speech To 80,000! Steps Into History!

Thursday evening, around 8pm standard mountain time, Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama, stepped out of the political arena for a short time, and into United States history. Barack Obama became the first African American in U.S history to accept the nomination

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Michelle Obama, Sista From The “South Side,” Gives Speech Of A Lifetime At Democratic Convention

The Motown Sound was the backdrop for Michelle Obama, the wife of Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama, to deliver the speech that would give the nation a better glimpse at who her husband is. Michelle Obama was introduced Monday evening at the

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No More Kilpatrick Columns on “Lavande & Chocolat Amer!” We’re On Strike Until The Trial!

The staff here at ‘Lavande & Chocolat Amer” have come to this sickening reality: We are sick and tired of being sick and tired of covering Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his never-ending and confusing antics. We are tired of

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It’s Official! Joe Biden is Obama’s Choice In The Battle For “Change!”

With just the right touch of excitement in his voice, Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama made known the worst-kept secret these past forty-eight hours: Senator Joseph Biden is Obama’s Democratic Vice Presidential choice. The six term senator from Delaware

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Indepth Report And Commentary: Dexter King Countersues Siblings Over King Legacy

In another embarassing moment for the King family, Dexter King, who was slapped with a lawsuit by his siblings, Martin Luther King III and Rev. Bernice King weeks ago, filed a counter-suit in Fulton County Court in Georgia, Monday, August 18,

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Obama Selects Biden As VP Running Mate! A Brief Intro

Presumptive Presidential Democratic nominee Barack Obama has chosen Delaware Senator Joseph Biden to be his Vice Presidential ticket partner, Obama officials announced via text and emails to the media Saturday. Senator Joseph Biden began his senate career in 1972, at the

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Donald Goins: A Legendary Author Revisited

I am the consummate reader. I truly am. I like variety. I like a full-bodied story. I like a story that can bring me into the plot and make me believe that I am right in the thick of the

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You Read It Here First! The Rotting Stench In Detroit Goes Deeper Than Kilpatrick

If you are an avid reader of “Lavande’ & Chocolat Amer,” then you are familiar with the assessment that was given here in regards to the state of affairs in Detroit. Though the calls for Mayor Kilpatrick’s head in the

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Kilpatrick: “I Don’t Want To Be A Distraction”

After the circus of mad justice that went down in Detroit Thursday, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick released an ambiguous statement to the public announcing “that I don’t want to be a distraction at the Democratic Convention.” Yet, he did not disclose whether or

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The Circus In Detroit Continues! Kilpatrick Fiasco Unleashed By “Suspect” Judge!

In a startlingly turn of events early Thursday, Wayne County Circuit Judge Leonard Townsend, shockingly lifted the restrictive bond placed on Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, reversing the court-ordered decree by Judge Ronald Giles for the mayor to be placed on a tether

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Kilpatrick Analysis: A Study In What Should Reasonably Happen Next

The crisis that the city of Detroit faces is not an insurmountable one. Okay. I’ve said that. The next logical phase in this steady progression of bad government and worsening politics is not hard to decipher. It is just a

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“Black Moses,” Isaac Hayes, Dead At 65

Legendary singer-songwriter, producer, arranger, composer and actor Isaac Hayes was found dead at home by his wife early Sunday, Memphis police announced. Found near a still-running tread mill, Hayes was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Isaac Hayes

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John Edward’s Affair and the Media Circus Surroundng It; Smoke Screen For Potential U.S. War Against Russia

How can it be that the biggest story on the news at the moment is about John Edwards and his affair? John Edwards is not running for the Democratic nomination. He is not running as a Vice Presidential candidate. He

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Movie Star/’Original King Of Comedy’/Hit Television Show Creator, Bernie Mac, Dead at 50!

The Associated Press has just reported that one of ‘The Original Kings of Comedy,’ Bernie Mac has died as a result of serious complications from pneumonia. Bernie Mac was 50. An inspiring and multi-talented African American man, Bernie Mac was

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The Kilpatrick Aftermath: Was It All Part Of A Plan?

Mayhem has literally broken out on the streets of Detroit. Protesters have formed outside of city government offices with placards and voices screaming, “Free Kwame! Free our Mayor!” Dissension is in the air and the citizens of Detroit are at

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Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Released On $50,000 Bond! Faces New Set Of Charges

Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, jailed Thursday for violating his bond, was released on a new restrictive bond this morning by Judge Thomas Jackson. The terms of that modified restrictive bond includes a $50,000 cash bond, Mayor Kilpatrick will wear an electronic

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Detroit City Council Meets To Discuss Mayor’s Plight This Morning

Detroit City Council members are meeting in their chambers at this hour discussing mayoral forfeiture proceedings. This meeting was scheduled before Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was shipped to the Wayne County Jail for violating his bond. In a stunning twist of events,

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Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm Set Hearing Date For Kilpatrick Removal Talks

Not wanting to get in the middle of the tug of war struggle between Detroit City Council and Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a war which has been raging for seven months now, Gov. Jennifer Granholm has decided to get her feet

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Detroit Mayor’s MugShot Released; Wayne County Sheriff Holds Press Conference

Another one for the scrapbooks. Jailed Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s mugshot has been released to the public. This is his second mugshot in months. Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was jailed Thursday afternoon after a 36th District Court judge found him guilty of

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Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Apologizes To Court; Yet Places Blame And Makes More Excuses For Actions!

Thursday morning, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick stood before 36th District Court Judge Ronald Giles and said “I’m sorry.” “This is not an affront to you and this court…I have been doing the best of my ability. I always listen to my

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