Archive for May, 2010

Scott Matusick Claims Interracial Dating Led to Termination from Erie County (NY) Water Authority

Scott Matusick files discrimination lawsuit against Erie County, NY, Water Authority, saying he was terminated due to interracial relationship with black woman. Scott Matusick has accused the Erie County (NY) Water Authority of discrimination in a federal lawsuit. He was fired in April 2006 and claims the firing was in […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized

Fiachra O’Luain, Who Has Ties to Massachusetts, Injured in Israeli Commando Raid on Gaza-Bound Flotilla

Man with ties to Massachusetts, Fiachra O’Luain, injured in Israeli commando raid of Gaza-bound flotilla. Fiachra O’Luain, a man with ties to Brewster, Ma., was injured and is in police custody after Israeli commandos waged a deadly nightime raid on a flotilla of ships carrying activists trying to get supplies […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized

Nicholas Fomby-Davis, 14, Murdered by Two Suspected Gang Members on Public Street in Dorchester, Mass.

Nicholas Fomby-Davis, 14, pulled off his scooter and murdered by two suspected gang members in Dorchester, Ma. Gang violence reportedly claims the life of Nicholas Fomby-Davis, 14, of Dorchester, Ma. According to the Boston Herald, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said Fomby-Davis was wrenched off his scooter on a public […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized

Arlington Superintendent Jack Metzler, Jr. to Retire, Amid Army Probe of Missing Black Civil War Soldiers’ Graves

Arlington National Cemetery Superintendent Jack Metzler Jr., to retire July 2, amid investigation into misplaced graves of black civil war soldiers. Jack Metzler Jr., Arlington National Cemetery’s superintendent will retire July 2, ending a tenure dotted with historical achievements and marred with controversy. A Salon.com series uncovered misplaced graves, unidentified bodies […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized
Musicians, Including Kanye West, Boycott Arizona to Protest Anti-Immigration Law

Musicians, Including Kanye West, Boycott Arizona to Protest Anti-Immigration Law

A group of musicians, including Kanye West, Cypress Hill  and Sonic Youth, have signed onto the Sound Strike, a movement to boycott the state of Arizona over its controversial anti-immigration legislation, also know as SB 1070, which calls for racial profiling. The movement was organized by Zack de la Rocha, […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized

Israeli Commandos Storm Pro-Palestinian Aid Flotilla, At Least 10 Dead

Israeli naval commandos stormed a flotilla of ships carrying aid and pro-Palestinian activists to the blockaded Gaza Strip Monday. At least 10 passengers were killed. The incident has sparked worldwide condemnation and a diplomatic crisis is looming. The Israeli commandos claim they were attacked with knives, clubs and live fire […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized
Lang Sias, Denver Republican Congressional Candidate, Hasn’t Voted Since 2000

Lang Sias, Denver Republican Congressional Candidate, Hasn’t Voted Since 2000

Isn’t it hypocritical to run for public office and have a record of not voting in elections? Well a political flip-flopper, like Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), former Democrat Lang Sias, who lives in Denver’s 2nd Congressional district, hasn’t voted since 2000 and is running for Congress in the nearby 7th […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized

Stand-Off of Sorts Occurs Between Press & NOI’s Louis Farrakhan’s Security Detail in Obama’s Chicago Neighborhood

A stand-off of sorts occurred outside a Chicago-area home where the Obamas were attending a barbecue, between the U.S. Secret Service, the members of the press and Nation of Islam’s leader  Louis Farrakhan’s security detail. President Obama’s friend, Marty Nesbitt, lives across the street from the home of Louis Farrakhan, […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized

Carl D’Andre Johnson, 48, Becomes the 10th Person to Die in Maryland Since 2004 After Jolt from Taser

Carl D’Andre Johnson, a resident of Windsor Mill, became the 10th person to die in Maryland since 2004 from being tasered, state officials have disclosed. Johnson, 48, was an accomplished architect and his brother told the Baltimore Sun, that he was not the type of person who would challenge police […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized
Hispanic Chicago Aldermen Introduce Resolution to Ban Red-Light Cameras Installed by Arizona Company

Hispanic Chicago Aldermen Introduce Resolution to Ban Red-Light Cameras Installed by Arizona Company

Hispanic aldermen from Chicago are pushing for a boycott of just about everything from Arizona, that includes the city’s 189 red-light cameras that were installed by Arizona-based Redflex Traffic Systems, which installed the cameras and road sensors. The company also operates the software and mails out the $100 tickets along […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized