Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Another Angle 16 - May - 2007

News others won't tell you

History was made on this day May 16

Singer Janet Dameta Jackson who will be noted for her roles on Good Times and Diff’rent Strokes, her musical releases of “Rhythm Nation”, and “Together Again”, is born in Gary IN.


Yolanda King, Daughter of Civil Rights Leader, Dies
King died late Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 51. Klein said the family did not know the cause of death but that relatives think it might have been a heart problem.

California’s new secret death chamber
“This demonstrates, once again, the state’s desire to incarcerate and kill, rather than educate and cultivate. If they can find it in the budget to build new death chambers; then it certainly would be good if they could find it in the budget to repair our schools.”

MALCOLM X: Oxford University Debate
With Malcolm's birthday fast approaching, I think revisiting the brilliance and courage he displayed is a good idea.


Nigerian charade exposes West's double standards
The so-called policemen of the world will not shy away from validating any political outcome that would install their proteges in power. What concerns them is the smooth flow of British Petroleum, Shell and Exxon oilfields from the Niger Delta. They have sometimes in history gone on to support undemocratic means of unseating legitimately elected governments in order to satisfy their resource exploitation agenda.

AIDS in Africa: 28 million victims
An estimated 28 million people are infected with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the U.N. Some 5,500 of those people die from the disease each day. Fourteen million children are parentless because of AIDS, 700,000 children are born infected each year and 90 percent of the world's 2.6 million children with HIV/AIDS are African.


The Poverty Business
This link is a little quirky. The Business Week lead story deals with the subprime lending business set up to make the poor a lot poorer.

Black wall street A Dream Lost pt.1
The date was June 1, 1921, when "Black Wall Street," the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious whites. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving 36-black business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering.


The Blog Karen Russell: On What Planet Is The Confederate Flag ...Not racist
The flag enjoyed a huge renaissance during the Civil Rights era. Angry, white Southerners brought it back to show they weren't going to take this whole desegregation thing lying down. They adopted it again as a symbol of hatred and defiance. They dusted it off to terrorize blacks who had the audacity to fight Jim Crow laws.

Louisiana: Struck by Whitening
The new Louisiana is destined to be whiter. And the black people who do remain will be even poorer than they were before. I guess that means more blues sung by fewer people.


NEXIUM - A Staggering Number of Side Effects
So, your physician gave you or someone you know some Nexium pills for acid reflux problems?
The doctor didn't say anything about any bad side effects?
Govt Study - Chemical Food Additives Tied To Child Behavior


Tea: Out of the Cup, Onto the Dinner Table
Why tea? More than just a refreshing beverage, tea is also a terrific cooking ingredient. After all, the ancient Chinese spiked their fires with green tea for smoked duck and stuffed their fish with oolong.


Bobby to Fight Whitney for Custody of Daughter

Opie & Anthony suspended for a month for potty mouths
So you think IMUS was foul, check out these clowns.

A Duck-Walking Rock Legend Gets the 'Blues'
Even a ubiquitous figure like Chuck Berry has neglected gems gathering spiderwebs in remote corners of his catalog. The duck-walking legend, who developed the basic vocabulary of rock guitar, began his career at Chicago's Chess Records, in the company of B.B. King, Willie Dixon and countless other ferocious blues musicians.


Tinky Winky says bye-bye to Jerry Falwell