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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Libyan Rebels Terrorize Black Africans | FrontPage Magazine

Libyan Rebels Terrorize Black Africans | FrontPage Magazine

One of the least known aspects of the current Libyan conflict is its brutal, racial component. Media reports claim Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is using black African mercenaries in his war against the rebels. In retaliation, the insurgents have targeted in violent attacks African immigrant workers living in Libya, from whom, the rebels believe, Gaddafi is recruiting his mercenaries. Before the uprising began, an estimated 1.5 million Africans resided in Libya, many as low-paid labourers, but the violence has caused a large number to flee the country or to go into hiding.


Friday, July 29, 2011

INVESTIGATON LEADS TO JUVENILE ARRESTS


On Friday, 7-29-11, at approximately 7:30am, officers of the Texarkana, Texas Police Department responded to a car dealership in the 4300 block of Mall Dr. in reference to a Burglary of a Building.  Upon initial investigation, it was determined that the service building had been burglarized, in addition to four vehicles being stolen. 

The investigation was turned over to detectives and crime scene personnel.  Shortly into the investigation, one of the vehicles was recovered, abandoned, in the south part of town, close to Loop 151.  Moments later, two more vehicles were located on Terry St., just outside of the city limits.  As investigators continued their follow-up investigation, they were led to the 1500 block of N. Robison Rd. where they made contact with multiple juveniles who were believed to be responsible for these crimes.  During this time period, the fourth vehicle was located in the 1100 block of Dan Haskins Way. 

At this time, two 16 year old black male juveniles and one 16 year old white male juvenile have been arrested and charged with four counts of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Burglary of a Building.  All charges are felonies in the State of Texas.  The juveniles have been transported to the Juvenile Detention Center. 

All of the vehicles have been recovered and this case is considered to be closed.

Delayed Social Security Payments May Prevent Default But Would Cause Disaster

Delayed Social Security Payments May Prevent Default But Would Cause Disaster
Debt Default

NEW YORK -- As the Treasury Department prepares to hit the swiftly-approaching debt limit with no agreement to lift it in sight, fears are growing that the government might opt to skip the next round of Social Security payments.
Experts warn that the program is such a vital source of support for so many low-income and elderly Americans that even one delayed payment could trigger a domino effect, sending millions of househ

Delayed Social Security Payments May Prevent Default But Would Cause Disaster

Delayed Social Security Payments May Prevent Default But Would Cause Disaster
Debt Default

NEW YORK -- As the Treasury Department prepares to hit the swiftly-approaching debt limit with no agreement to lift it in sight, fears are growing that the government might opt to skip the next round of Social Security payments.

Experts warn that the program is such a vital source of support for so many low-income and elderly Americans that even one delayed payment could trigger a domino effect, sending millions of househ

U.S. GDP Grows At Annual Rate Of 1.3 Percent In Second Quarter, Missing Expectations

U.S. GDP Grows At Annual Rate Of 1.3 Percent In Second Quarter, Missing Expectations
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The economy grew less than expected in the second quarter as consumer spending barely rose amid higher gasoline prices, and growth braked sharply in the prior quarter, a government report showed on Friday.

Live video coverage - The Washington Post

Live video coverage - The Washington Post

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With just four days left until the United States faces a potentially disastrous default, President Obama will deliver a statement at 10:20 a.m. EDT from the White House.

Russia Downs US Missile After Norway, Obama Secrets Release | Pakalert Press

Russia Downs US Missile After Norway, Obama Secrets Release | Pakalert Press

In actions more reminiscent of the Cold War than modern times the foreign military intelligence directorate of the Russian General Staff (GRU) is reporting today that the Northern Fleet’s Yekaterinburg nuclear powered submarine successfully fired aRSM-54 Sineva (SS-N-23 Skiff in NATO classification) ballistic missile from theBarents Sea across the North Pole into theatmosphere over the Pacific Ocean where upon its deploying of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) “device” succeeded in destroying an American Minuteman III ICBM fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base inCalifornia.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Threat Of Right-Wing Extremism In U.S. Debated By Feds, Analysts

Threat Of Right-Wing Extremism In U.S. Debated By Feds, Analysts
Guns

NEW YORK -- The bombing and shooting spree in Norway on Friday has raised questions about whether federal law enforcement agencies in the United States are devoting enough resources and attention to the threat posed by right-wing extremists here. On the alert for such threats posed by white supremacists and members of a sovereign citizen movement that rejects government authority and militias, law enforcement officials around the country have reportedly asked for budget increases to handle the task.

15 Years in Prison For Taping the Cops? How Eavesdropping Laws Are Taking Away Our Best Defense Against Police Brutality | | AlterNet

15 Years in Prison For Taping the Cops? How Eavesdropping Laws Are Taking Away Our Best Defense Against Police Brutality | | AlterNet

Over Memorial Day weekend this past May, residents of Miami Beach witnessed a horrific display of police brutality as 12 cops sprayed Raymond Herisse's car with 100 bullets, killing him. The shooting provoked outrage in the surrounding community, not only because of the murder, but because of what the police did afterward.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DEADLINE LIVE EXCLUSIVE: Who Are The Bankers That Benefit From The Norway Terror Attacks? : Deadline Live With Jack Blood

DEADLINE LIVE EXCLUSIVE: Who Are The Bankers That Benefit From The Norway Terror Attacks? : Deadline Live With Jack Blood

Last week’s terror attacks in Norway shattered the heart of a peace-loving society, which up until this point, was considered a model for other societies to follow. Despite their socialist form of government, Norwegians cherish their sovereignty and independence. Some say their standard of living is one of the best in the world. Perhaps is due to the fact that their government still represents their interests. They chose not to be part of the European Union in two different referendums some time ago because they know their history; they have been dominated by foreign governments in the past and they don’t want their old problems to return.


Holy swingers! Dallas sex club poses as a church

Holy swingers! Dallas sex club poses as a church
Holy swingers! Dallas sex club poses as a church

From NBC Dallas

The city of Dallas says a man who claims his after-hours dance club is a church also operates a swingers club on a property licensed for a place of worship.

Dallas filed a lawsuit late Monday against Glenn Hudson, the owner of The Playground. The city said it is an unlicensed sexually oriented business that operates on a property in the 11300 block of Harry Hines Boulevard that has a certificate of occupancy as a church, mosque or synagogue.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rory Stewart: Time to end the war in Afghanistan | Video on TED.com

Rory Stewart: Time to end the war in Afghanistan | Video on TED.com
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British MP Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan after 9/11, talking with citizens and warlords alike. Now, a decade later, he asks: Why are Western and coalition forces still fighting there? He shares lessons from past military interventions that worked -- Bosnia, for instance -- and shows that humility and local expertise are the keys to success.

6-Yr Old Kids Denied Breakfast for Wearing the Wrong Shoes to School

6-Yr Old Kids Denied Breakfast for Wearing the Wrong Shoes to School
Kids Denied Breakfast for Wearing the Wrong Shoes - Your Black World TV on blip.tv

Chicago public school children denied breakfast for wearing wrong shoe to class. ;


Study Shows that Black Women Die Fastest from Breast Cancer « Black Women Today

Study Shows that Black Women Die Fastest from Breast Cancer « Black Women Today

A new study that has been published in theJournal of Clinical Oncologyconcerning the relationship between breast cancer mortality rate and race. According to Reuters, Susan M. Gapstur of the American Cancer Society states that this “new study is the most detailed and well-designed so far.”


Dr. Boyce: Mary J. Blige’s Story of Molestation is One that Is Heard Too Often « Boyce Watkins Blog

Dr. Boyce: Mary J. Blige’s Story of Molestation is One that Is Heard Too Often « Boyce Watkins Blog

I recently read an article about the amazing singer, Mary J. Blige, and how molestation at an early age played a role in some of her poor choices later in life. After confronting the demons of drug and alcohol addiction, Mary J. stands as arguably the most inspirational songbird in America, with a following more loyal than any artist within a 3,000 mile radius.


Dr. Boyce: Racial Wealth Gap Largest It’s Been in 25 Years

Dr. Boyce: Racial Wealth Gap Largest It’s Been in 25 Years

A new study presented some disturbing, yet expected news about the sad state of economic affairs within the African American community. According to the study, the wealth gap between white and black Americans has become the widest that it’s been in the last 25 years. As it stands, whites have a wealth level that is 20 times greater than blacks, and 18 times greater than Hispanics.


Michigan Welfare Cuts Will Be Cruel to Kids

Michigan Welfare Cuts Will Be Cruel to Kids
Michigan Welfare Cuts Will Be Cruel to Kids

As the nation's economic woes persist, state leaders are taking draconian measures in the name of saving money. Last week in Michigan, for example, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill giving families welfare subsidies for only 48 months, beginning Oct. 1.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Woman Faces Three Yrs in Jail for Jaywalking Right After Losing Her Son

Woman Faces Three Yrs in Jail for Jaywalking Right After Losing Her Son
Raquel Nelson lost her 4-year old son on April 10, 2010 when they were hit by a driver who left the scene. Jerry Guy, the driver, was later found by police and admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol and pain killers when the accident took place. He was also blind in one eye.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

States Raise Fees, Fines To Salvage Budgets And Avoid Tax Increases

States Raise Fees, Fines To Salvage Budgets And Avoid Tax Increases
States Fines

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) -- Twenty dollars for a parking place wasn't going to ruin Ellen Majka's day at the beach. But she was still taken aback when she arrived at Rhode Island's popular Scarborough state beach and learned that parking fees had nearly doubled.

Two shot dead outside Irving store | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth

Two shot dead outside Irving store | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth
Irving shooting

IRVING — Two men were slain in the parking lot of an AT&T store near Irving Mall on Sunday afternoon.
Investigators said the two men and a woman walked out of the store in the 2700 block of North Belt Line Road and were getting inside their vehicle when a yellow sedan pulled up next to them.

Racial Backstory Behind Harlem’s Sewage Plant Explosion | News One

Racial Backstory Behind Harlem’s Sewage Plant Explosion | News One

NEW YORK — In 1962, when New York city planners first proposed a sewage treatment plant for the residents and businesses of Manhattan’s West Side, they picked a spot on the Hudson River around 72nd Street. The neighborhood, however, was well on its way to becoming what it is today — the white, upper middle class district of stylish brownstones, grand co-ops and newfangled condominiums known to most Americans as the backdrop for the TV sitcom, Seinfeld.




Earthlings - Full length documentary (multi-subtitles) Directed by Shaun Monson


EARTHLINGS is the single most powerful and informative documentary about society's tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. Directed by Shaun Monson, this multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place.

PLEASE: don't run from reality, watch the film and share your thoughts with other viewers in the comments section. Thank you.

If you are under 18 and not allowed to watch, press the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/v/ce4DJh-L7Ys

If you live in Germany and can't see, press the link below:
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The film's official website:
http://www.earthlings.com

Use the [CC] button for subtitles in your language.

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Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, German, Greek, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese-BR, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Dutch version:
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A request: subtitles in Arabic, Japanese and Hindi do exist somewhere. If you know how I can get one of them, please let me know. Thanks.

Still didn't watch the best video I know on Animal Rights - Gary Yourofsky's amazing speech? Please do and SHARE it in any way you can.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U00LMmC4

We are all Earthlings - Make the Connection!

TATTOOED TEARS

An intimate, hands on encounter with a maximum security juvenile correctional facility in Chino California.

National education news: cheating teachers, failing schools and the future of Head Start | OregonLive.com

National education news: cheating teachers, failing schools and the future of Head Start | OregonLive.com
Testing is a hot topic among education advocates, teachers, students and parents. Some say kids are tested too much and the results aren't reliable predictors of success. With a national move towards a common assessment system and curriculum, many also believe testing can help teachers reshape curricula and teaching techniques.

American-Meth

American Meth is more than a movie, it's a movement. Narrated by Val Kilmer this documentary explores the devastation this drug is unleashing on America, and it looks at how it dismatles an American family.

Department Of Education Study Finds Teaching These Little Shits No Longer Worth It | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Department Of Education Study Finds Teaching These Little Shits No Longer Worth It | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education released a comprehensive, nationwide evaluation of American schools Monday indicating that attempts to teach absolutely anything to these little shits is just a huge waste of everybody's time.
"We remain committed to providing every student in the country with access to a high-quality education," said Education Secretary Arne Duncan, adding that good schools are a key component to the success of American democracy. "But to be honest, none of that matters. We're not talking about promising young scholars here—we're talking about a bunch of fucking animals."
"We've basically flushed $11,000 down the toilet for every single one of these little bastards," Duncan continued. "Not to mention 18 years of my life."

Heat Wave Roasts East Coast, Cooler Temperatures On The Way

Heat Wave Roasts East Coast, Cooler Temperatures On The Way
Heat Wave

NEW YORK -- A heat wave scorched the East Coast with another day of triple-digit temperatures on Saturday, forcing power authorities to throttle back the voltage to protect straining electrical grids as residents cranked up the air.
Temperatures reached 105 degrees in Atlantic City, N.J.; 104 in Trenton, N.J.; 103 in Norfolk, Va.; 102 in Baltimore, Newark, N.J., and at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and New York's Kennedy Airport; and 101 in Philadelphia, but humidity made it feel hotter most places across the region.

Gunman kills five, then himself at Grand Prairie rink | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth

Gunman kills five, then himself at Grand Prairie rink | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth
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GRAND PRAIRIE — Grand Prairie police say six people were shot and killed and four others were wounded at a roller skating rink Saturday evening.
Investigators now say the gunfire erupted during a private birthday party for an 11-year-old boy at Forum Roller World, 1900 South Great Southwest Parkway.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Six shot dead at Grand Prairie skating rink | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth

Six shot dead at Grand Prairie skating rink | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth
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GRAND PRAIRIE — Grand Prairie police say six people were shot and killed and four others were wounded at a roller skating rink Saturday evening.
Police said gunfire broke out around 7 o'clock during a domestic dispute between a husband and wife at a private birthday party at Forum Roller World, 1900 South Great Southwest Parkway.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Heat Wave 2011: High Temperatures In Midwest Expected To Persist This Week, Poor Hit Hardest

Heat Wave 2011: High Temperatures In Midwest Expected To Persist This Week, Poor Hit Hardest
Heat Wave 2011

HORIZON CITY, Texas -- The high temperatures gripping much of the Midwest are nearly certain to persist through the week, and forecasters say the extreme discomfort will soon spread to the East Coast.

Bachmann bashes black farmer settlement

Bachmann bashes black farmer settlement
Bachmann bashes black farmer settlement

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann pointed to one program in particular Monday when talking about wasteful government spending: a multibillion dollar settlement paid to black farmers, who claim the federal government discriminated against them for decades in awarding loans and other aid.


A Deeper Look At Child Hunger in Arkansas - KATV Channel 7 - The Spirit of Arkansas:

A Deeper Look At Child Hunger in Arkansas - KATV Channel 7 - The Spirit of Arkansas:

If you don't live in Clometrice Henry's neighborhood, you might not know hunger. She does.

"I have even known them (children) to come to my door and knock, ‘Ms. Henry can I have something to eat?' That's just how bad it is," said Clometrice. She continued, "I don't turn them down because they are just children."

Friday, July 15, 2011

Obama Publicly Backs Means-Testing Medicare

Obama Publicly Backs Means-Testing Medicare
Obamamedicare

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama formally acknowledged on Friday that he would support a plan to means-test Medicare as a part of a deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Alternative Markets, Barter Systems, and Local Co-ops are the Lifeboats That Will Save Us | Pakalert Press

Alternative Markets, Barter Systems, and Local Co-ops are the Lifeboats That Will Save Us | Pakalert Press

Eric Blair
Activist Post

More and more people are becoming aware of the complete system failure we’re experiencing in the United States and around the globe. As the true nature of the control system is revealed, people tend to feel as Howard Beale did in Network when he said, “first, you’ve got to get mad…and scream, I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

But once that anger at being lied to for so long subsides, then we must get on with the business of taking action to make the world more just and hopeful for our children. Many people will take to the streets to protest certain aspects of the current system. Others will do everything in their power to inform or warn their peers of the coming iceberg. Those are good and necessary functions, but they won’t stop the Titanic from sinking.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Know4LIFE's Blk Nuz Forum: Drought spreads its pain across 14 states

Know4LIFE's Blk Nuz Forum: Drought spreads its pain across 14 states

The heat and the drought are so bad in this southwest corner of Georgia that hogs can barely eat. Corn, a lucrative crop with a notorious thirst, is burning up in fields. Cotton plants are too weak to punch through soil so dry it might as well be pavement.

Farmers with the money and equipment to irrigate are running wells dry in the unseasonably early and particularly brutal national drought that some say could rival the Dust Bowl days.

President Obama Says He Cannot Guarantee Social Security Checks Will Go Out An August 3 | Roland S. Martin Blog

President Obama Says He Cannot Guarantee Social Security Checks Will Go Out An August 3 | Roland S. Martin Blog
President Obama: ‘Now Is The Time’ To Tackle Debt (VIDEO)

President Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3 if Democrats and Republicans in Washington do not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit in the coming weeks.
“I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, according to excerpts released by CBS News.
The Obama administration and many economists have warned of eco

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tarrant Appraisal District regularly violates state’s open meetings law: Star-Telegram | Texas Watchdog

Tarrant Appraisal District regularly violates state’s open meetings law: Star-Telegram | Texas Watchdog
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The Tarrant Appraisal District’s board of directors has repeatedly violated the Texas Open Meetings Act by failing to give enough advanced notice of its public meetings, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The state’s open meetings law requires government bodies to post meeting notices at least 72 hours in advance, but the Star-Telegram reported Saturday the district missed that deadline 10 times over the last year.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Teen Found Shot, Killed, Stabbed 30 Times - News Story - WSB Atlanta

Teen Found Shot, Killed, Stabbed 30 Times - News Story - WSB Atlanta
Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy and stabbed the victim nearly 30 times.

Channel 2's Tom Jones spoke to the teen's mother about his actions right before his death.

The victim, 13-year-old Marquis Overstreet, was found in a wooded area between two homes in the Biffle Downs subdivision in Stone Mountain. People in the neighborhood told Jones that he had been hanging there with another 13-year-old. His family is taking his death extremely hard.

Came across this...sad...Tough for the family. Let's keep a close eye on the children this summer. Be a role model, engage in discussions, see where there mind is and know who they hang around. Kids are too young to die @ 13......

Debt Ceiling Deadline Looms: Obama Says Budget Deal Must Be Reached In 10 Days

Debt Ceiling Deadline Looms: Obama Says Budget Deal Must Be Reached In 10 Days
Debt Ceiling Obama John Boehner

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he and Congress "need to" agree on a budget deal in 10 days in order to meet an Aug. 2 deadline to increase the nation's debt ceiling and avoid a potentially calamitous government default.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Recovery Derailed: June Jobs Report Stokes Fears Of Return To Recession

Recovery Derailed: June Jobs Report Stokes Fears Of Return To Recession
Unemployment

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at Patch.com
Two years after the official end of the Great Recession, much of the country has yet to feel a sense of meaningful recovery. Friday's unexpectedly grim government report on the state of the American job market deepened fears that genuine economic revival could yet be a long way off.

Does Michelle Obama Know About This? | The Agitator

Does Michelle Obama Know About This? | The Agitator

Their front yard was torn up after replacing a sewer line, so instead of replacing the dirt with grass, one Oak Park woman put in a vegetable garden and now the city is seeing green.

Controversy Surrounds MLK Memorial

Controversy Surrounds MLK Memorial
Controversy Surrounds MLK Memorial

Less than two months before the Aug. 28 dedication in Washington, D.C., of a major memorial to Martin Luther King Jr., controversy is surrounding the sculpture. No, not from people who don't think the late civil rights icon deserves the honor. Rather, the criticism is coming from those who question the decision to use a Chinese sculptor, or think the 30-foot statue looks "too Asian" or "too confrontational," USA Today reports.


11 Emergency Foods That Can Last A Lifetime | Pakalert Press

11 Emergency Foods That Can Last A Lifetime | Pakalert Press
11 Emergency Foods That Can Last A Lifetime

Did you know that with proper storage techniques, you can have a lifetime supply of certain foods? Certain foodscan stand the test of time, and continue being a lifeline to the families that stored it. Knowing which foods last indefinitely and how to store them are you keys to success.


Rihanna Concert Cut Short by Fire | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

Rihanna Concert Cut Short by Fire | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
Rihanna Concert Cut Short by Fire

R&B star Rihanna's Dallas concert was cut short Friday night by a fire.
Concert-goers were evacuated from the American Airlines Center.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The United Nations (U.N.) Group News | LinkedIn

The United Nations (U.N.) Group News | LinkedIn
7 July 2011 –
Efforts to build a permanent memorial at the United Nations honouring the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade moved forward today with the signing of an agreement covering the international competition for the design of the structure as well as the administration of a trust fund for its construction.

Bachmann: Black People Were Better Off During Slavery?

Bachmann: Black People Were Better Off During Slavery?
Bachmann Believes Black People Were Better Off During Slavery?

GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann has signed a conservative pledge called “The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family." It's not surprising that it's anti-abortion, anti-same sex marriage, and anti-divorce. But one particular piece haseveryone up in arms over the idea that she and other signatories think black people were better off during slavery:


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Alleged, racial TSA demand to search woman's hair

Alleged, racial TSA demand to search woman's hair

Laura Adiele wasn't expecting any trouble when she put her hair up, packed her bags, and headed for Sea-Tac Airport to catch a flight to Texas.

She was quite surprised when she was pulled out of the security line after having gone through the Advance Imaging system and told she needed a pat-down.

Black man run over, killed in Miss. hate crime | News One

Black man run over, killed in Miss. hate crime | News One

JACKSON, Miss. — Two young white men were looking for a black man to assault in Mississippi’s largest city when one of them ran over a 49-year-old African-American with a pickup truck after he had been assaulted, killing the man, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: U-Conn Rescinds 13-Year-Old's College Acceptance

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: U-Conn Rescinds 13-Year-Old's College Acceptance
U-Conn Rescinds 13-Year-Old's Acceptance

Autum Ashante, a highly academically accomplished 13-year-old from the Bronx, N.Y., planned to start her freshman year at the University of Connecticut this fall. Now, her father says the school has rescinded their acceptance, the New York Daily News reports.


All Work and No Pay: The Great Speedup | Mother Jones

All Work and No Pay: The Great Speedup | Mother Jones
ON A BRIGHT SPRING DAY in a wisteria-bedecked courtyard full of earnest, if half-drunk, conference attendees, we were commiserating with a fellow journalist about all the jobs we knew of that were going unfilled, being absorbed or handled "on the side." It was tough for all concerned, but necessary—you know, doing more with less.

Why Do the Police Have Tanks? The Strange and Dangerous Militarization of the US Police Force | | AlterNet

Why Do the Police Have Tanks? The Strange and Dangerous Militarization of the US Police Force | | AlterNet

Just after midnight on May 16, 2010, a SWAT team threw a flash-bang grenade through the window of a 25-year-old man while his 7-year-old daughter slept on the couch as her grandmother watched television. The grenade landed so close to the child that it burned her blanket. The SWAT team leader then burst into the house and fired a single shot which struck the child in the throat, killing her. The police were there to apprehend a man suspected of murdering a teenage boy days earlier. The man they were after lived in the unit above the girl's family.