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NY Times Poll Finds Majority of New Yorkers Say NYPD Officers Favor Whites Over Blacks and Latinos

NY Times Poll Finds Majority of New Yorkers Say NYPD Officers Favor Whites Over Blacks and Latinos

A recent New York Times poll finds most New Yorkers say NYPD officers favor whites over blacks and Latinos, with 80 percent of blacks  and 48 percent of whites holding that view. This is a throwback to 2001 during “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani’s administration. New York Times:  The poll found that a […]

by Janet Shan· · Police Brutality, Race in America
First Photo Released of Forest Whitaker as ‘The Butler’ Eugene Allen Who Served Eight U.S. Presidents in White House

First Photo Released of Forest Whitaker as ‘The Butler’ Eugene Allen Who Served Eight U.S. Presidents in White House

From Shadow and Act:   THE first OFFICIAL still photo from Lee Daniels’ The Butler, featuring it’s star Forest Whitaker, in a film based on the story of Eugene Allen, the White House butler who served many presidents, over several decades. Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Melissa Leo, Liev Schreiber, Jesse Williams, Mariah Carey, Yaya DaCosta, and many more co-star in the film. […]

REPORT: Rep. Todd Akin Advisers Make Preparations For Withdrawal Tomorrow

Talking Points Memo:  “Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin’s advisers are making preparations to withdraw from the race Tuesday, GOP operative Richard Grenell and RedState.com editor Erick Erickson report. Grenell cited “GOP sources” in his tweet announcing the withdrawal, which has yet to be confirmed by Akin. Akin has been under fire since saying […]

by Janet Shan· · Paul Ryan, Politics, Women's Rights
Social Conservatives, Including FRC Head Tony Perkins, Defending Rep. Todd Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment

Social Conservatives, Including FRC Head Tony Perkins, Defending Rep. Todd Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment

Social conservatives are coming out to defend Rep. Todd Akin over his despicable ‘legitimate rape’ comments, including Tony Perkins, head of Family Research Council, that was the target of a shooting by Floyd Corkins II. Nice try dragging comedienne Whoopi Goldberg into this dogfight. I didn’t realize she was running […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics, Women's Rights
Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies at 95

Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies at 95

NEWSFLASH:  Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at 95. TMZ reports Phyllis Diller died at her Los Angeles home, surrounded by family. She had reportedly fallen recently, hurting her hip and wrist, but reps tell TMZ that had nothing to do with her death. Rest in peace Phyllis!

by Janet Shan· · Entertainment
President Obama: Rape is Rape, Denounces Rep. Todd Akin ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment as Offensive

President Obama: Rape is Rape, Denounces Rep. Todd Akin ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment as Offensive

President Obama gave his two cents on Paul Ryan’s buddy and right-to-life bill co-sponsor, Rep. Todd Akin’s comments that ‘legitimate rape rarely leads to pregnancy,’ calling the remarks ‘offensive.’ Politico: “The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape,” Obama said in a surprise appearance at the White House briefing. “And […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections, Politics, Women's Rights

Etch-A-Sketch: Mitt Romney Said in 2007 He Would Be “Delighted” To Sign A Bill Banning All Abortions Nationally

Surprise, surprise:  GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney seems to have evolved from his 2007 statement that all abortions should be illegal. This latest flip-flop comes after the campaign released a statement denouncing Paul Ryan’s buddy and right-to-life bill co-sponsor, Rep. Todd Akin, who said ‘legitimate rapes’ don’t  lead to pregnancy. […]

by Janet Shan· · Mitt Romney, Politics, Women's Rights
Kids Bafana Kekana, Hosea Richard Kekana and Johana Kekana Found Stoned to Death in South Africa

Kids Bafana Kekana, Hosea Richard Kekana and Johana Kekana Found Stoned to Death in South Africa

SHOCK:  Three South African children, Bafana Kekana, Hosea Richard Kekana and Johana Kekana, ages 9, 10 and 12, respectively, were found tied up and stoned to death in northeastern town, Naboomspruit. The children were reported missing Thursday after they didn’t return to the Montadi Youth Care Center where they had been […]

by Janet Shan· · African News, Murder Charges
Augusta National, Home of the Masters, Accepts First Two Women, Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore, as 1st Female Members

Augusta National, Home of the Masters, Accepts First Two Women, Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore, as 1st Female Members

HISTORIC:  Augusta National admits its first two women,  former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore,  a South Carolina financier, when the club opens its new season on October. The club, which is the home of the Mastes, has been criticized in the past for its all-male membership. The […]

by Janet Shan· · Sports News, Women's Rights
First Feature Film Shot in Equatorial Guinea ‘Where The Road Runs Out’ Stars Isaach De Bankolé

First Feature Film Shot in Equatorial Guinea ‘Where The Road Runs Out’ Stars Isaach De Bankolé

Great news:  A first for Equatorial Guinea as Isaach De Bankolé headlines Where The Road Runs Out, along with Juilet Landau and Stelio Savante, which was shot in the central African country, as well as in  South Africa and the Netherlands, IndieWire reports: The film was written by David Hughes, and is being directed by Rudolf Buitendach, and […]

by Janet Shan· · Latest Movie News