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Archive for September 5th, 2012

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Should Step Down From DNC Leadership Role, Told Too Many Lies

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Should Step Down From DNC Leadership Role, Told Too Many Lies

Democratic National Convention chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz should step down because she has bungled her role and has lied too many times. When Anderson Cooper cornered her about a lie in a DNC fundraising mailer that did it for me. She has now been caught up in another mess — […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections, Politics

Benita Veliz, First Undocumented Immigrant to Speak at the Democratic Convention

Benita Veliz, an undocumented immigrant addresses the Democratic National Convention. Graduated as valedictorian from her high school at 16. Earned a double major at the age of 20, from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Benita Veliz is a Dreamer.

by Janet Shan· · Elections, Immigration, Race in America
Dwayne Johnson’s New Reality Series ‘The Hero’ Set to Premiere on TNT January

Dwayne Johnson’s New Reality Series ‘The Hero’ Set to Premiere on TNT January

TNT has given the green light for Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) unscripted reality series, tentatively titled The Hero. The show, from Ben Silverman’s Electus and 5×5 Media is a new reality competition series that sets out to find the next great hero. Dwayne Johnson has been tapped to host the eight-episode […]

by Janet Shan· · Black Entertainment News
Michelle Obama’s 2012 Democratic Convention Speech Written Seven Grade Levels Above Ann Romney’s

Michelle Obama’s 2012 Democratic Convention Speech Written Seven Grade Levels Above Ann Romney’s

Smart Politics:  Michelle Obama’s 2012 speech to the Democratic convention was written at the highest ever grade level for spouses of presidential candidates and seven grade levels above Ann Romney’s Republican convention remarks, as measured by the Flesch-Kincaid readability test.

by Janet Shan· · Elections, Michelle Obama
Mitt Romney’s Father, George Romney, Lived Off “Welfare Relief” as a Refugee from Mexico

Mitt Romney’s Father, George Romney, Lived Off “Welfare Relief” as a Refugee from Mexico

Mitt Romney has conveniently forgotten to mention that his father was the recipient of welfare benefits under a ‘refugee’ status. According to Mitt Romney’s mother, Lenore LaFount Romney, George Romney was a ‘refugee from Mexico on welfare relief for the first few years of his life.” Um, I guess it’s […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections
7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Coastline of Costa Rica, Tsunami Watch Issued in Error

7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Coastline of Costa Rica, Tsunami Watch Issued in Error

NEWSFLASH:  A STRONG 7.6-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HAS RATTLED THE COASTLINE OF COSTA RICA, THE USGS REPORTS. 10km (6mi) NE of Hojancha, Costa Rica 11km (7mi) ESE of Nicoya, Costa Rica 30km (19mi) ESE of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica 44km (27mi) SW of Canas, Costa Rica 140km (87mi) W of San Jose, Costa Rica (USGS) Reuters:  The […]

by Janet Shan· · Breaking News
Romney Campaign Announces Black Leadership Council with Rep. Allen West Co-Chairing Initiative

Romney Campaign Announces Black Leadership Council with Rep. Allen West Co-Chairing Initiative

Mitt Romney realizes that he needs to save face with the black community and has now thrown a Hail Mary pass, with his campaign’s announcement of its Black Leadership Council, chaired by Reps. Tim Scott and House negro Rep. Allen West. The goal of the council is to “help facilitate dialogue […]

by Janet Shan· · Black Politics, Elections, Race in America
Rep. Yvette Clarke Wrongly Contends Dutch Continued Slavery in Brooklyn in 1898

Rep. Yvette Clarke Wrongly Contends Dutch Continued Slavery in Brooklyn in 1898

Hey, Yvette Clarke, stick to your day job as politician and not historian. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) went on the Colbert Report Tuesday night where she contended that the Dutch continued the practice of slavery in Brooklyn in 1898. Well, that’s wrong. The Politicker notes, the Dutch “lost control of its colonies in the […]

by Janet Shan· · Black Politics, Entertainment
Patti Labelle Ponys Up $100,000 to Settle Temper Tantrum Case Over Screaming Toddler

Patti Labelle Ponys Up $100,000 to Settle Temper Tantrum Case Over Screaming Toddler

Patti Labelle is $100,000 lighter after opting to settling a case brought by Roseanna Monk alleging the singer of a profanity-laced tirade against her and her daughter. Labelle is accused of calling the mother a cunt and threw water on her after complaining her 18-month old daughter was playing near […]

by Janet Shan· · Black Entertainment News