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Archive for September 23rd, 2011

Estate of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Sues MS TV News Anchor Howard Ballou to Get Documents

The estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sued Howard Nelson Ballou, a television news anchor in Mississippi, claiming he has documents taken from the civil rights leader by a former employee, who happens to be his mother, Maude Ballou. The lawsuit, which seeks possession of the papers, was filed Wednesday against […]

by Janet Shan· · Latest News

Comedian & Gay Rights Activist Wanda Sykes Has Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

SHOCK: Comedian Wanda Sykes went to the doctor for a breast reduction and discovered she had breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy in August. We hope she will recover and beat the cancer. Comedienne Wanda Sykes made a very serious revelation during an interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized

Report: Singer Vesta Williams, Known for Classic Song "Congratulations," Found Dead in CA Hotel Room

Reports: R&B singer, Vesta Williams, best known for her hit “Congratulations,” was reportedly found dead in a hotel room in El Segundo, Calif., prescription bottles found… From TMZ: Multiple bottles of prescription pills were found in the El Segundo, CA hotel room where R&B singer Vesta Williams died … law […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized

Was Anglican Minister Carole Nixon Fired as Director of Black Heritage Organization Because She’s White?

REVERSE RACISM? Carole Nixon, an Anglican minister in Halifax, who was hired as the executive director of a black heritage organization, despite being white, was unceremoniously dumped without being given an explanation. According to the Daily Mail, Nixon was hired to redress the destruction of the Halifax black community in […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized
Hockey Fan Throws Banana at Black Philadelphia Flyers’ Player Wayne Simmonds in Racist Taunt

Hockey Fan Throws Banana at Black Philadelphia Flyers’ Player Wayne Simmonds in Racist Taunt

Hockey fan taunts black Philadelphia Flyers’ player Wayne Simmonds by throwing banana on the ice as he prepared for a shootout against Detroit Red Wings. Wayne Simmonds SHAMEFUL: A hockey fan threw a banana at Philadelphia Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds, who is black, in a racist taunt, as he prepared for […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized

African American Middle Class Gains Evaporating in Metro Atlanta & Across U.S.

Bad news for blacks in Atlanta — the economic gains made by African Americans in metro Atlanta is slowly slipping away. According to the AJC, the jobless rate in metro Atlanta and the entire state is far worse for blacks, particularly the black middle class. Unemployment among black teens aged […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized

Alabama Executes Derrick Mason, It’s 5th Fifth Inmate in 2011 as Gov. Robert J. Bentley Says He’d Rather Not Discuss Clemency Rejection Decision

We have had the third execution in one week, with the death by lethal injection of Derrick Mason at the Holman prison in Atmore, Ala., Thursday evening. He is the fifth inmate to be executed in the state of Alabama this year alone. Derrick Mason has been executed by lethal […]

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized

Report: "One in Four Philadelphians Living in Poverty"

SHAME: One in four Philadelphians living in poverty.

by Janet Shan· · Uncategorized

Right Wing Evangelical Linda Harvey Says Repeal of DADT "Unfair to Those Who Object & Those Trapped in This Sin"

Mission America’s Linda Harvey strikes again. This time she is lamenting the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, saying “it’s terribly unfair both to those who object and to those trapped in this sin.” Here’s an excerpt from Right Wing Watch: The first news is the sad, heartbreaking transformation of […]

by Janet Shan· · Latest News

"50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading"

I have been selected as a finalist for a competition in which 50 Great Writers for 2011 are selected. When I began writing some years ago, little did I know that this would be one of the hallmarks of the journey. In my life experiences, there have been many setbacks,it’s […]

by Harriet Cammock· · Entertainment