News others won't tell you
History was made on this day:
1941 - Martha Reeves is born in Eufaula, Alabama. Her family will move to Detroit, Michigan before her first birthday. As a child, she will sing in her grandfather's church and in school, and continue her vocal training through high school. After graduating in 1959, she will join a girl group called the Fascinations, and the following year co-founds the Del-Phis, whose membership will include the future Vandellas. In 1961, she will win a talent contest as a solo act and get a nightclub engagement performing as Martha LaVaille. There she will be noticed by Motown executive William "Mickey" Stevenson, who will invite her to stop by the label's offices. She will not land an audition right away, but will parlay her visit into a secretarial job in the A&R department. She will catch a lucky break when backup singers are needed for a recording session, and the Del-Phis will wind up supporting Marvin Gaye on his first hit, 1962's "Stubborn Kind of Fellow." Stevenson will be impressed enough to record a Del-Phis (renamed the Vels) single, "You'll Never Cherish a Love So True ('Til You Lose It)," and release it on Motown's Mel-O-Dy subsidiary.
Flynt Ready to Implicate Another Senator
Larry King interviewed Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt last night on how he linked Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) to an alleged prostitution ring. Flynt now says he's got information linking another U.S. Senator to a sex scandal.
Caught Red-Handed: Media Backtracks on Iran’s Anti-Israel “Threat”
The effect this misquote has had on American policy towards Iran is undeniable. The majority of 2008 Presidential candidates in both parties have repeatedly mentioned the alleged threat in speeches and interviews, obviously influenced by media reports. And yet suddenly, after all this hoopla, at least two of the biggest media titans, the BBC and the Associated Press, appear to be backing away from the incorrect “wiped off the map” quotation they’ve been drilling into people’s minds for so long.
Proof Bin Laden Tape Is 5-Year-Old, Re-Released Footage
The tape was being released for the third consecutive time, having first popped up in 2002 before re-airing again in 2003. The footage of Bin Laden was filmed six years ago in October 2001.
iPhone has a built-in spyware module?
Today an underground hacker team "web-Hack" from Russia released a whitepaper with results of iPhone firmware research. They reverse- engineered some functions and published this information. Results of a research shocked community. Russian hackers found a built-in function which sends all data from an iPhone to a specified web-server. Contacts from a phonebook, SMS, recent calls, history of Safari browser - all your personal information can be stolen.
Stolen U.S. vehicles end up as bombs in Iraq, FBI says
Store Bans 1930s Kids Book for Racist Illustrations
40 Years On, Newark Re-Examines Painful Riot Past
A black cab driver named John Smith was pulled over and badly beaten by the police. It happened within sight of the residents of a large public housing project. After Smith was dragged into the Fourth Precinct station house, an angry crowd quickly gathered outside.
Che at the UN: 1964
Castro suggests Washington fails to stop attacks on U.S. soil
Fidel Castro suggested Sunday that Washington has deliberately failed to stop terrorist attacks against Americans because it needed “to deliver a bang” that would justify its war on terror.
'Bush is leading a crusade against us'
"President Bush is leading a new crusade against the Palestinians," Hamas spokesman in Gaza, Sami el-Zuhri, said on Monday night, adding that the group would "neither recognize the occupation nor give up the armed struggle."
Zimbabwe: Death penalty not the solution
There is a growing group who feel the time has come to formally abolish the death penalty, and this week the supporters of abolition received support from a very influential quarter — the Council of Chiefs.
UNICEF Black Face Campaign
This is an actual ad-campaign by UNICEF Germany!This campaign is"blackfacing“ white children with mud to pose as "uneducated africans“. Besides claiming that every single person in "Africa" isn't educated, and doing so in an extremely patronising way, it is also disturbing that this organisation thinks blackfacing kids with mud equals "relating to african children".
Stars Mark Mandela's 89th Birthday
Iraq PM: Country can manage without U.S.
One of his top aides, meanwhile, accused the United States of embarrassing the Iraqi government by violating human rights and treating his country like an "experiment in a U.S. lab."
Iraq: US Should End Indefinite Detention of Five Iranians
“What Are We Supposed To Do With Our Dead”
“What are we supposed to do with our dead ones, our injured ones, our memories, our lost hopes, our vanished dreams? What are we supposed to do with our exile, our losses, our uprootedness? Christ was crucified once. He was able to forgive. But you are crucifying us daily. So how do I forgive?”
God help us for what we have done to the Iraqi people.
Two Races, Two Systems of Justice in Louisiana
Last week in Detroit, the NAACP held a mock funeral for the N-word. But a chilling case in Louisiana shows us how far we have to go to bury racism. This story begins in the small central Louisiana town of Jena. Last September, a black high school student requested the school's permission to sit beneath a broad, leafy tree in the hot schoolyard. Until then, only white students sat there.
Alice Woodward: White Supremacy and the Jena Six
From Mission Accomplished to Mission Impossible -- July 2007
Striking a “patriotic” pose for the cameras, Bush reminded me of another George, in a movie I saw years ago: Patton. Remember his pose in front of the American flag, resolute, focused, unyielding, and brave? George Bush was our Patton, McCarthy, Eisenhower, Marshall, and Mr. Top Gun himself, Randy “Duke” Cunningham. In the backdrop of all the pomp and circumstance, in perfect camera-shot, there hung a banner with the words: “Mission Accomplished.” Bush was in his glory, and all was right with the world.
IMPEACH BUSH - Cindy Sheehan
Thousands of Americans from around the country will join together to demand the impeachment of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and insist on the immediate end to the war in Iraq. September 15th is the date General David Petraeus is mandated to make a report to Congress on the progress of the so-called surge. The eyes of the national and international media will be focused on Washington DC at that time. In the coming weeks we will be taking out newspaper ads, producing 500,000 leaflets, flyers, and stickers, and setting up outreach committees for the September 15th March in Washington all over the country.
"You aint all the way black"
So Gary Sheffield has been "stirring the pot" again. This time by calling out the Yankees and their Manager, Joe Torre, for their double standard when it comes to their treatment of black players. Sheffield, because of his abilities as a player, and because of his veteran status has been acting as an unofficial spokesperson for the African American players in Major League Baseball.
Bleak future ahead
The reality is the dollar is about to collapse. The beneficiaries of the fiat racket know this and they are going to do everything in their power to try to prevent it. Iran’s recent transition away from the dollar in oil transactions will be a major trigger. Ever wonder why we invaded Iraq? Saddam was in the process of doing the same thing. Saddam had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11 and he posed absolutely no “terror” threat. The only threat that was posed was to the folks that own the federal reserve. War with Iran is coming soon.
If This Is Such a Rich Country, Why Are We Getting Squeezed?
The commercial media is telling us two perfectly contradictory stories about the American economy. The first is how wonderfully rich we are in the United States. The stock market's booming -- some analysts predict the Dow will break the 15,000 this year -- the economy is expanding at a healthy clip, productivity growth is up and unemployment and inflation are relatively low.
But, at the same time, we're also told that we don't have the money to pay for a robust social safety net.
Black Girls Consume Less Micronutrients
The researchers studied data from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's National Growth and Healthy Study of nearly 1,200 white girls and more than 1,200 African-American girls and found intakes of vitamins A, D and C; calcium; and magnesium tend to decrease with age for all girls, but the rate of decreased intake of vitamin D, calcium and magnesium is greater among African-American girls.
How Safe Is Supermarket Food?
From pet food deliberately adulterated with melamine, to contaminated toothpaste and seafood with drug residues, a number of recent scares have raised questions about the safety of food imported from China and other parts of the world.
Granita by Any Name Would Taste as Sweet
“Granitas are elegant desserts, best served in glass containers to show off the colors and ice crystals. They also are a perfect a perfect palate cleanser between courses in a formal meal.”
ICE CREAM SODA WITH LIME, MINT AND GINGER
This cross between a fizz and a float — a new take on an old-fashioned treat is great warm-weather refreshment.
Dave Chappelle OK After Brief Hospitalization
Dave Chappelle was hospitalized over the weekend for exhaustion, his publicist said Tuesday. The 33-year-old comedian checked into an emergency room on Saturday and was released a few hours later, publicist Carla Sims said.
Barry Bonds' Home Run Chase
Baseball player Barry Bonds, the San Francisco Giants slugger, is closing in on legendary Hank Aaron's home run record. But there's still division when it comes to Bonds, including one of race.
The Nimble, 'Young' Hank Jones
In a career that spans seven decades, Hank Jones has worked with everyone who's anyone in jazz, including Bennie Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and Billie Holliday.
Jones celebrates his 89th birthday on July 18 and his new CD, Kids, reflects the nimble playfulness of a young mind.
Johnny Hartman, 'The Romantic Balladeer'
Johnny Hartman was the quintessential romantic balladeer. The only singer to record with John Coltrane — on the iconic album John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman — his fame was limited mainly to true jazz lovers during his lifetime.
Sly Stone's Higher Power: Fame & Scandal: vanityfair.com
"I often tell people that I have more dead rock stars on tape than anyone, and they'll say, 'You mean Janis, Hendrix, and Sly?'" says Dick Cavett today. "A lot of people think he's gone." Even if you're aware that Sly lives, you have to wonder what kind of shape he's in, projecting that beautiful but reckless man of 1971 into 2007, the year he turned 64.
President Bush makes little girls cry.
Exploring the Mysteries of the Quantum 'Cheneyverse'