Monthly Archives: July 2009

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Oldest African American Sorority, Sued For Misappropriation Of Funds! Shocking Allegations Leveled Against AKA President Barbara McKinzie!

The Pink and Green is in the news. In an unflattering way. It is being reported that current and former members of the AKA’s are suing sorority president Barbara McKinzie for the misappropriation of funds directly related to the business

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President Obama, Vice President Biden, Professor Gates And Sgt. James Crowley Throw Back A Few Brewskis In Hopes Of Reconciliation

The meeting between Professor Skip Gates and Sgt. James Crowley, along with President Obama and Vice President Biden over a few beers is underway. The White House is hoping that after the usual photop for the press, the four of

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President Obama Announces Recipients of Medal Of Freedom Award! Says That “Each Has Been An Agent Of Change.”

President Obama Names Medal of Freedom Recipients 16 Agents of Change to Receive Top Civilian Honor   WASHINGTON – President Obama today named 16 recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom.   America’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom

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Rev. Joseph Lowery, Civil Rights Pioneer, To Receive Medal Of Freedom

Reverend Lowery has been a leader in the U.S. civil rights movement since the early 1950s.  Rev. Lowery helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott after Rosa Parks was denied a seat, and later co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a

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Legendary Sidney Poitier To Receive Medal Of Freedom Award

Sidney Poitier is a groundbreaking actor, becoming the top black movie star in the 1950s and 1960s.  Poitier is the first African American to be nominated and win a Best Actor Academy Award, receive an award at a top international

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Bishop Desmond Tutu One Of 16 Recipients Of The Medal Of Freedom!

Desmond Tutu is an Anglican Archbishop emeritus who was a leading anti-apartheid activist in South Africa.  Widely regarded as “South Africa’s moral conscience,” he served as the General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) from 1978 –

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Breaking News: Katherine Jackson Is Granted Sole Custody Of Michael Jackson’s Children! Debbie Rowe Granted Visitation!

NBC News has reported that the custody battle for Michael Jackson’s children is over. Katherine Jackson will receive permanent and sole custodial rights with biological mother, Debbie Rowe receiving visitation rights and the continuation of spousal support according to the

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The White House Beer Summit: Can Straight Talk Be Had Over A Beer?

Now that the boys will be getting together for beers later on Thursday evening, what can we expect to learn from all of this? When Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was arrested in his home a couple of weeks ago

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Remarks of President Obama At Second Town Hall Meeting In North Carolina: Transcript With Q & A

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT TOWN HALL   Broughton High School Raleigh, North Carolina     12:05 P.M. EDT     THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, North Carolina!  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.  All right, please, everybody have a seat.  I am

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President Obama Takes His Health Reform Plan On The Road: Remarks From Town Hall Meeting In VA

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Town Hall in Bristol, Virginia July 29, 2009   Thank you, Jay, for that generous introduction.    I also want to give a special shout-out to my friend and your

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Sarah Palin, The McCain Gift That Just Keeps On Giving! Tylenol Anyone?

Former Alaskan governor and GOP vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, held a second press conference to clear up the confusing and down right baffling exit speech she made on Friday. Taking pot-shots at the media and Hollywood, Palin delivered an

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Everette Lynn Harris aka E. Lynn Harris, Bestselling Author, Dead At 54!

New York Times best-selling author E. Lynn Harris died Friday, July 24, 2009 at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 54. Harris’ health had deteriorated in recent days according to his personal assistant. E. Lynn Harris was on a

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President Obama On Dr. Henry Louis Gates: “It Doesn’t Make Sense To Arrest A Guy In His Own Home If He Is Not Causing A Disturbance!”

The fallout from President Barack Obama’s comments about the arrest of Harvard professor and noted African American scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates just continues to pile out. GOP politicians and even some Democrates are speaking rather strongly against the wisdom

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Presidential Press Conference On Health Care Reform – Transcript

Remarks of President Barack Obama—As Prepared for Delivery News Conference Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Washington, DC     Good evening.  Before I take your questions, I want to talk for a few minutes about the progress we’re making on health

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Meshell McNair: I’m Not Handing Over One Red Cent Until I Get Some Paternity Results!

Sad isn’ it? In the above photo, former NFL star Steve McNair and his wife, Meshell, in obviously better times. Or so she, the wife, may have thought. It is truly unfortunate that Meshell McNair had to discover that her

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HIV Infection Rates Rise Among Gay Men In Africa Study Finds!

Stigma driving AIDS crisis among African gays: Lancet (AFP) – 1 day ago   PARIS — Rates of HIV infection among gays in some African countries are 10 times that of the general male population, and stigma, poor access to

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Chris Brown Issues An Apology For Vicious Rihanna Attack!

Chris Brown issued an apology via his My Space page Monday. To many, this action may be a little tardy as regards to timing, but others believe that this “humble” action may be a part of the publicity machine to

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President Obama Nominates Jill Sommers For Second Term As Commissioner Of CFTC

President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Jill Sommers for Another Term as a Commissioner of the CFTC   WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Jill E. Sommers to serve

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President Obama’s Statement On The Passing Of Walter Cronkite

STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENT ON THE PASSING OF WALTER CRONKITE For decades, Walter Cronkite was the most trusted voice in America. His rich baritone reached millions of living rooms every night, and in an industry of icons, Walter set the

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President Barack Obama’s Weekly Address

Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address Saturday, July 18th, 2009   Right now in Washington, our Senate and House of Representatives are both debating proposals for health insurance reform.  Today, I want to speak with you about the

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