News others won't tell you
History was made on this day:
1921 - A major race riot breaks out in the Greenwood section of Tulsa, OK, killing at least 300 Blacks, becoming the deadliest race riot of the twentieth century.
Post Reporter: ‘So What Is This Caging Thing?’
In 2004, African-American leaders denounced the caging scheme as “another ’shameful’ Republican effort to keep blacks from voting.” Caging is a voter suppression tactic. Suppressing votes on the basis of race is not only illegal under the federal Voting Rights Act, but also unconstitutional.
5 Storm Disasters Waiting to Happen
9/11 Heroes fly to Cuba for Healthcare
9/11 responders compare the outstanding healthcare they received in Cuba to the abysmal care they received in the United States.
Conyers endorses national effort to impeach Bush, Cheney
"Tough guy" Fred Thompson
Here is Thompson's biography -- his own official, endorsed version. He's been a government lawyer, an actor and a Senator. Though Thompson does not mention it, he also has been -- for two decades -- what a 1996 profile in The Washington Monthly described as "a high-paid Washington lobbyist for both foreign and domestic interests." This folksy, down-home, regular guy has spent his entire adult life as a lawyer and lobbyist in Washington, except when he was an actor in Hollywood.
Black-owned Banks Struggling to Keep Doors Open
Independence Federal Savings Bank, one of the nation's oldest Black-owned financial institutions, based in Washington, D. C., was taken over in an aggressive buyout by a White developer last week, sending a chilling message to the already diminishing Black financial industry.
Alone in a City’s AIDS Battle, Hoping for Backup
The nation’s capital is the only city in the country barred by federal law from using local tax money to finance needle exchange programs. It is also the city with the fastest-growing number of new AIDS cases. These two facts keep Ron Daniels on the move, tirelessly driving his rickety Winnebago from drug corner to drug corner across the rougher parts of this city, counseling the addicted and swapping clean needles for dirty ones.
Drugs giant faces criminal charges over clinical trial
The US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has been slapped with criminal charges in Nigeria over a notorious clinical trial it conducted on children during a meningitis epidemic a decade ago. Patients became unwitting guinea pigs for a new, untested antibiotic and many of them either died or were left with permanent disabilities.
Diamonds: Africa must get lion's share
Ironically Africa, which produces about 60 percent of the world's diamonds, has been receiving crumbs from the periphery of the market yet the mineral was being extracted from its soil using Africans as cheap labour. The move to control diamond trade by African countries should be taken seriously by all governments on the continent as a major step towards fair deals and fair trade, that is mutually beneficial.
Half of all black men in Britain will be on DNA database by 2010
As Black Britain reported on May 8, people from black and minority ethnic communities in the UK are three times more likely to have their DNA samples put on the national database. However, new information highlights the extent to which black men in particular, are being targeted.
Turkish forces head to Iraq border
Turkey's armed forces chief said today the army was prepared at any time to start cross-border action to halt attacks inside Turkey by the separatist Kurdistan Workers' party, which has bases in Iraq.
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Bush Pens Dictatorship Directive, Few Notice
“The Bush administration has released a directive called the National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive. The directive released on May 9th, 2007 has gone almost unnoticed by the mainstream and alternative media. In this directive, Bush declares that in the event of a ‘Catastrophic Emergency’ the President will be entrusted with leading the activities to ensure constitutional government. The language in this directive would in effect make the President a dictator in the case of such an emergency. “The language written in the directive is disturbing because it doesn’t say that the President will work with the other branches of government equally to ensure a constitutional government is protected. It says clearly that there will be a cooperative effort among the three branches that will be coordinated by the President. If the President is coordinating these efforts it effectively puts him in charge of every branch.
In the African country of Zambia, over 70 percent of people live in poverty. The average wage is just over a dollar a day, one in five people are infected with HIV/AIDS and life expectancy is merely 37.7 years. Yet, in the midst of qualifying for debt cancellation by G-8 nations, the Donegal Corporation, owned by American businessman Michael Sheehan, bought Zambian debt from Romania. In April, British courts awarded Donegal 15 million dollars, almost five times the value Donegal paid for the debt. The morally bankrupt actions of vulture funds render the commitments to debt relief made by the U.S. and other wealthy nations meaningless.
Georgia on My Mind
Georgia is on my mind because of its lack of fairness and its blatant disregard for even a modicum of compassion for William Mayo, Jade Sanders, and Lamont Thomas. Even if William did commit robbery, don’t you think 15 years is enough? He can’t even get a fair hearing to review his case. Sanders and Thomas loved their child, I am sure, and although they were misguided and uninformed in the diet they fed the child, I don’t believe they intended to murder the baby. Someone ought to get their sentence reduced. Is there no common sense in Georgia courtrooms?
Ideas Cannot be Killed
When he(Bush) was recently asked by an important personality about his Cuba policy, his answer was this: "I am a hard-line president and I am just waiting for Castro's demise." The wishes of such a powerful gentleman are no privilege. I am not the first nor will I be the last that Bush has ordered to be killed; nor one of those people who he intends to go on killing individually or en masse.
Just Over Broke (J.O.B.)Why not consider hiring yourself?
In becoming self-employed, one must assimilate new concepts and ways of doing things. They must learn a great deal about people, and how to successfully penetrate the marketplace. Very often, these kinds of skills and insights differ greatly from what it takes to fulfill the requirements of a “J.O.B.” position.
Bio-electromagnetic Weapons: The ultimate weapon
This ultimate weapon system is currently being deployed in Iraq. The US Air Force and the Marine Corps refer to it as “active denial technology”, as if it were used purely for defense, but it is not.
Windows Vista no more secure than XP: report
Windows Vista only offers "marginal security advantages over XP" according to tests completed by CRN. "Vista remains riddled with holes, despite its multilayer security architecture and embedded security tools." The report's findings are mixed and at times a little unfair, but it does demonstrate the problems that Microsoft has to face—technical and otherwise.
Diet is key to long term health
This is so profound and everyone needs to know this. This is confirmation of the Hallelujah diet which is really just a new way of eating.
The Hallelujah Diet Explained
Cook's Commencement: Mastering a Meal for One
If you've been used to a full fridge at home with your folks, or the 24-hour feed trough of college, that table for one can come as a bit of a shock. I know. I've been there. After three months of the beige diet (ramen, bagel, pizza) and a king's ransom of takeout, you're going to start wishing you knew how to cook. But where do you start?
MANGO-PINEAPPLE TART WITH MACADAMIA NUT CRUST
This recipe is sooo yummy!! It's great, a perfect summer time dessert. Although you should give more time for chilling the custard.
Coming Distractions: Summer Film Highlights
Let's start with something that's unlike anything that's ever come before in the summer — except maybe Independence Day and War of the Worlds and (come to think of it) everything that's ever come before in the summer. That would be Transformers, that Saturday-morning toy commercial masquerading as a cartoon, now "transformed" into an enormous-looking live-action flick with digital effects.