Friday, February 22, 2008

News others won't tell you


Barack Obama Wins Democrats Abroad Primary

Obama support grows among seniors

Report: Security relaxed at Obama speech
Dallas Deputy Police Chief T.W. Lawrence -- who heads the department's homeland security and special operations divisions -- told the Star-Telegram the order had been intended to speed up seating of the more than 17,000 people who came to hear the candidate speak.Lawrence said he was concerned about the large number of people being let in without being screened, but that the crowd seemed "friendly," the newspaper said.

Only The Power of Story Can Save Clinton's Campaign
So far, Hillary is failing to make her experience enough of an issue, failing to present her 15 years of diplomacy, leadership etcetera as a compelling reason to vote for her over Obama. The only way she has any chance of turning things around is to create a narrative that actually reaches beyond people's heads and into their hearts. That narrative can only be built with stories.

Former Congressman Warns Of Martial Law Camps In America
Beginning in 1999, the government has entered into a series of single-bid contracts with Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) to build detention camps at undisclosed locations within the United States. The government has also contracted with several companies to build thousands of railcars, some reportedly equipped with shackles, ostensibly to transport detainees.

Prairie View A&M Student March Videos
Prairie View A&M students walking 7 miles from campus to the one voting location alloted for their district. Well, we now have video of the march:

Joe Louis' Sister, 92, Freezes to Death
The body of Vunies High, who had Alzheimer's disease, was found Monday outside The Heatherwood retirement complex in Southfield, a Detroit suburb, said Capt. Tom Colombo of Southfield emergency medical services.
High, who spent 25 years as a teacher and counselor for Detroit Public Schools, was last seen Sunday. When she was found, she was dressed only in pajamas and was wearing one shoe, with the other lying nearby. An autopsy shows she died of hypothermia.


Nigeria Marks 50 Years Since Oil Discovery
Following the discovery of oil in commercial quantity in Bayelsa State in the late 1950s, Nigeria shipped out oil for the first time from its shores on Feb. 17, 1958.


Radio One's Stock Continues to Crash
Radio One, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROIAK and ROIA), the producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and the nation's largest Black-owned radio broadcasting company, stock continued on a tumultuous slide as the price headed even lower today with the release of the company’s earnings numbers for the quarter ended December 31, 2007.

Bond auction fails; cities flee to safety
Thousands of auctions run by banks to set rates on the debt failed this month as investors shunned the securities and bankers refused to submit bids, sending interest costs to 10 percent or higher on some bonds. Auctions covering as much as $26 billion of bonds a day failed to attract enough buyers since Feb. 13, according to Bank of America Corp.


Spreading the Gain -- Feb. 2008
...understand the importance of the continuous movement of the Black dollar among Black people, for as long as it is possible. A major part of that movement is from Black business to Black business.

I call it “Spreading the Gain.” It is important for consumers, not just Black consumers but especially Black consumers, to support Black owned businesses. Let me say it before you do, not because they are Black but because they are good at what they do. Also, consumer support is vital to the growth of any business, and the more we support our own businesses the larger and more viable they will become.


Hercules and Hemings: Presidents' Slave Chefs
Some kitchen stories are complicated — full of mystery and missing pieces — the truth hidden by time. No photographs to capture them, little historical record to go on. "Hercules and Hemings" is one of these stories.