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Sunday, August 28, 2011

WTF! White South African Posts Facebook Photo Of Killing A Black Boy? (PHOTOS) | Global Grind

WTF! White South African Posts Facebook Photo Of Killing A Black Boy? (PHOTOS) | Global Grind

A terrible picture on Facebook of a man posing with a rifle and a lifeless body of a black child has sparked a police investigation. Police are asking members of the public who can identify the man in the picture above to come forward.


Girl Gets Beaten by Police for Accidentally Knocking a Potted Plant Off Her Windowsill | The Boyce Blog

Girl Gets Beaten by Police for Accidentally Knocking a Potted Plant Off Her Windowsill | The Boyce Blog
nicole boyd beaten by police in philadelphia

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World

Philadelphia police are being investigated after a 20-year old college student was beaten when a potted plant fell off of her windowsill during a police interrogation. Nicole Boyd, who’d won a full scholarship to play basketball for The University of Maine, won’t be playing again for a while, after officers used her own lamp to beat her.

Your Black Gossip: The Official Source of Black Celebrity Gossip: Is this Video Funny, Ghetto or Political? Welfare Gets Glamourized

Your Black Gossip: The Official Source of Black Celebrity Gossip: Is this Video Funny, Ghetto or Political? Welfare Gets Glamourized
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The video "It's Free Swipe Yo EBT" has drawn fire for being racist and stereotypical when it comes to African Americans and the welfare system. In the video, a single mother with multiple children uses a profanity-laced set of lyrics to show just how easy it is to get welfare if you just keep having more kids. It's hard to figure out if the company releasing the video is trying to make a positive point, making a joke or just being offensive.
The video appears, to some, to be the kind of thing that might be released by the Republican Party. It even features public service announcements, telling the viewer that "This is where your tax money goes."

August Wilson Center for African American Culture / Perkins+Will

August Wilson Center for African American Culture / Perkins+Will
This energetic, urban in-fill building is a transformative first-voice cultural center that celebrates the contributions of African Americans to American culture, art, music, and theatre in the region and globally—past, present and future. Designed by Perkins+Will, the two-story, 64,500 gsf facility includes a 486-seat proscenium theater, 11,000 gsf of exhibit galleries, a flexible studio, a music cafĂ©, and an education center. Named in honor of August Wilson, a native son and world-renowned playwright, this forward-looking, one-of-a-kind hybrid institution engages the broad and complex diversity of this culture in its home city and beyond

Is The Number Of Earthquakes Increasing? Why The 5.8 Virginia Earthquake Might Just Be A Preview Of Things To Come | Pakalert Press

Is The Number Of Earthquakes Increasing? Why The 5.8 Virginia Earthquake Might Just Be A Preview Of Things To Come | Pakalert Press

Is the number of earthquakesincreasing? Are majorearthquakes becoming more frequent? In the aftermath of the magnitude-5.8 earthquake in Virginia, a whole lot of people are asking those questions. All over the mainstream media, “experts” are coming on and assuring the public that all of this is “normal” and that the number of earthquakes is not actually increasing. The USGS continues to insist that the frequency of major earthquakes has been “fairly constant” and that there is no reason for alarm. But is that really the truth? In this article, you will be presented with evidence that the number of earthquakes is definitely increasing. Please approach the evidence with an open mind. The truth is that this year we are on pace to have more than twice the number of major earthquakes than we did just 10 years ago. The mainstream media is much more interested in keeping people calm than it is in telling them the truth. Our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and the magnitude-5.8 Virginia earthquake that we just witnessed might just be a preview of things to come.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Defense.gov News Article: Guard Supports Joint Response, Thousands Deploy

Defense.gov News Article: Guard Supports Joint Response, Thousands Deploy
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Guard officials at the National Guard Coordination Center here were tracking the storm and working with other federal agencies, states, territories and the District of Columbia around the clock as about 4,450 Guard members in 13 states supported the response -- with more citizen-soldiers and –airmen on the way.


Hurricane Irene Picks Up Speed As It Re-Emerges Over Atlantic (LIVE UPDATES)

Hurricane Irene Picks Up Speed As It Re-Emerges Over Atlantic (LIVE UPDATES)

By MITCH WEISS and SAMANTHA GROSS, Associated Press

MIAMI -- Weaker but still menacing, Hurricane Irene knocked out power and piers in North Carolina, clobbered Virginia with wind and churned up the coast Saturday to confront cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms. New York City emptied its streets and subways and waited with an eerie quiet.

98 Percent of Welfare Applicants Pass Drug Test

98 Percent of Welfare Applicants Pass Drug Test
98 Percent of Welfare Applicants Pass Drug Test

Thanks to Florida Gov. Rick Scott's insistence that people on welfare use drugs at a higher rate than the general population, the state's Legislature implemented a policy earlier this year requiring all applicants for temporary cash assistance to pass a drug test before getting any help.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Libya: Tripoli Hospital Has Piles Of Bodies

Libya: Tripoli Hospital Has Piles Of Bodies
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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Dozens of decomposing bodies were piled up Friday in an abandoned hospital in Tripoli, a grim testament to the chaos roiling the capital as Libyan rebels clash with forces still loyal to Moammar Gadhafi.

Hurricane Irene 2011: Storm Barrels Toward East Coast, Governors Declare Emergencies

Hurricane Irene 2011: Storm Barrels Toward East Coast, Governors Declare Emergencies

BUXTON, N.C. -- A monstrous Hurricane Irene tightened its aim on the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday, threatening 65 million people along a shore-hugging path from North Carolina to New England. One of the nation's top experts called it his "nightmare" scenario.


Rick Perry Sought State Profits From Teacher Life Insurance Scheme

Rick Perry Sought State Profits From Teacher Life Insurance Scheme
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WASHINGTON -- Two weeks before Thanksgiving in 2003, top officials from Texas Governor Rick Perry's office pitched an unusual offer to the state's retired teachers: Let's get into the death business.

Michael Pena, NYPD Officer Charged With Rape, Suspected In Other Unsolved Sex Attacks

Michael Pena, NYPD Officer Charged With Rape, Suspected In Other Unsolved Sex Attacks
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NEW YORK -- Investigators are conducting an extensive background check on a police officer accused of raping a teacher, suspecting that it wasn't the first time he struck since joining the police force three years ago, officials said Thursday.


Hurricane Irene: Oil Refineries Likely To Shut Down As Storm Nears

Hurricane Irene: Oil Refineries Likely To Shut Down As Storm Nears
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NEW YORK — East Coast refineries are likely to close in advance of Hurricane Irene's arrival this weekend, analysts say. The shutdowns are already boosting gasoline prices.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Defense.gov News Article: Military Bases Prepare for Hurricane Irene

Defense.gov News Article: Military Bases Prepare for Hurricane Irene
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2011 – Military bases along the eastern seaboard are securing for the Category 3 winds and rain of Hurricane Irene, and the Defense Department is working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the U.S. government response, defense officials said today.

ATF Press Release -

ATF Press Release -

WASHINGTON – In preparation for Hurricane Irene and other natural disasters, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today urged federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to be prepared and protect their merchandise and facilities. ATF has prepared guidance, available online, regarding how to plan ahead before disasters strike.


After layoff, Fort Worth woman finds success on three wheels | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth

After layoff, Fort Worth woman finds success on three wheels | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth
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FORT WORTH — Robin Glaysher, an unemployed Fort Worth woman, has found a way to put herself back to work — powering her business with strong legs and a determined spirit.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Democrats cut food stamps subsidy to bailout teachers unions | Dayton Tribune

Democrats cut food stamps subsidy to bailout teachers unions | Dayton Tribune

President Obama signed the $26 billion dollar bailout package for teachers unions that will be paid for mostly by cuts in the food stamp program and the Department of Energy’s renewable energy loan guarantee program.