Archive for August 12th, 2012

Rep. Darrell Issa to File Civil Contempt Charges Against AG Eric Holder Over Fast and Furious Documents

House watchdog Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) to file civil contempt charges against AG Eric Holder over Fast and Furious Monday. SMH. Another Republican scare tactic. The Republicans decision to file civil contempt charges against Eric Holder come at a peculiar time — days before the convention. Issa & Co. hope […]

by · August 12, 2012 · Politics
Chad Johnson Cut by Miami Dolphins After Domestic Violence Arrest for Headbutting Wife Evelyn Lozada

Chad Johnson Cut by Miami Dolphins After Domestic Violence Arrest for Headbutting Wife Evelyn Lozada

NEWSFLASH:  Chad Johnson has been reportedly cut from the Miami Dolphins after his domestic violence arrest for headbutting new wife Evelyn Lozada, one of the stars of VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reports.

by · August 12, 2012 · Black Sports News, Domestic Violence
Indie Pop Artist Lana Del Rey Rewrites History with ‘National Anthem’ and Black Rapper A$AP Rocky Playing JFK

Indie Pop Artist Lana Del Rey Rewrites History with ‘National Anthem’ and Black Rapper A$AP Rocky Playing JFK

Blasphemy or art? A little over a month ago, indie singer Lana Del Rey released a music video for “National Anthem” from her second studio album Born to Die. The video presents a revisionist take on the John F. Kennedy years in the White House, until his assassination, told through […]

by · August 12, 2012 · Latest Music News

Emmy Award Winning ‘Malcolm X’ Actor Al Freeman Jr. Dead at Age 78

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Emmy Award winning actor Al Freeman Jr. dead at age 78. Freeman, best known for his role as Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee film Malcolm X, died August 9. The cause and location of his death is not known, the Washington Post […]

by · August 12, 2012 · Black Entertainment News
US Officers Charge Racial Profiling of Black, Hispanics and Middle Easterners Common at Logan International Airport

US Officers Charge Racial Profiling of Black, Hispanics and Middle Easterners Common at Logan International Airport

Racial profiling of blacks, Hispanics, Middle Easterners and Asians at Boston’s Logan International Airport leads to investigation: New York Times:  In interviews and internal complaints, officers from the Transportation Security Administration’s “behavior detection” program at Logan International Airport in Boston asserted that passengers who fit certain profiles — Hispanics traveling to […]

IOC President Jacques Rogge Admits Usain Bolt a “Living Legend” After All, “Best Sprinter of All Time”

IOC President Jacques Rogge Admits Usain Bolt a “Living Legend” After All, “Best Sprinter of All Time”

IOC president Jacques Rogge has admitted Usain Bolt is a legend after all. He said last week that Usain Bolt needed to prove his greatness over time before  proclaiming he is a “living legend.” Rogge claimed Bolt needed to prove himself over four Olympics. Um, wrong. He proved himself over […]

by · August 12, 2012 · Caribbean News, London Olympics
Jamaica Observer:  Carl Lewis Owes Jamaica An Apology for Implying Sprinters Like Usain Bolt are Doping

Jamaica Observer: Carl Lewis Owes Jamaica An Apology for Implying Sprinters Like Usain Bolt are Doping

Jamaica Observer:  He Ugly American is a novel written in the late 1950s which carries a central theme that has evolved over the years (or devolved) into an American believing that he is exceptional and that other cultures are not even worth the time spent trying to understand them. Former American […]

by · August 12, 2012 · Caribbean News, London Olympics

Mitt Romney Flip-Flop: Distanced Himself from Paul Ryan’s Controversial Budget Plan, Now Says He Would Have Signed It

MITT ROMNEY FLIP-FLOP:  In classic Mitt Romney style, he literally threw his vice presidential pick Paul Ryan under a bus for his controversial “Throw Momma from the Train” budget plan, but now in a rapid reversal, he’s now back to saying he “would have signed it.” Just moments after Mitt Romney […]

by · August 12, 2012 · Elections
Paul Ryan Could Hurt Mitt Romney in Florida With Controversial “Throw Momma From the Train” Budget Plan

Paul Ryan Could Hurt Mitt Romney in Florida With Controversial “Throw Momma From the Train” Budget Plan

The Miami Herald sees the danger of Paul Ryan on the Romney ticket, in as far as what it means for Florida. It also seems that the Romney campaign must have sensed that because Ryan’s appearance in Florida was redirected to Iowa, Politico reports. President Obama has struggled in Florida […]

by · August 12, 2012 · Elections
Action Thriller “Bourne Legacy” and Political Comedy “The Campaign” Knock “Dark Knight Rises” to Third Place at Weekend Box Office

Action Thriller “Bourne Legacy” and Political Comedy “The Campaign” Knock “Dark Knight Rises” to Third Place at Weekend Box Office

Universal action thriller “The Bourne Legacy” knocks Batman flick “The Dark Knight Rises” from its no. 1 spot for three consecutive weekends to lead the North American weekend box office with $40.3 million in its debut weekend, followed by Warner Bros. Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis’ R-rated comedy “The Campaign,” in second place with […]

by · August 12, 2012 · Latest Movie News