Archive for February 20th, 2009

Black man serves 24 years for knocking on drug dealer’s door. Read this story of heavy-handed justice from the Chicago Tribune (2/20/09): Charles Green was convicted of first-degree murder in 1986 for taking part in a drug-related murder of four people on Chicago’s West Side. Prosecutors said Green knocked on the door of a drug […]

A few years ago, Anthony Asadullah Samad, a university professor, writer, and lecturer, wrote a four-part essay titled How America Made Niggas!!! Although some African Americans use “nigger” or “nigga” as a term of endearment (“my n—–“) and others have buried it because of the negative and debilitating stereotypes and experiences it conjures, Mr. Samad contends it is at the […]

President Obama made his very first foreign trip yesterday. The brother looks cool. He met with Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The two leaders discussed clean energy technologies and ways the two countries can work together to develop an electric grid that delivers clean and renewable energy. Apparently, it was a “we’re in this together” […]

   Venus and Serena competed against one another, i.e., professionally, for the 19th time today in the semi-finals of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships. After beating her sister Serena, Venus will go on to play Virginia Razzano in the finals later this month. Go sister! Speak your peace.

Tiger Woods, the best golfer in history, announced yesterday that he’ll return to work on February 25 to play in the World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain – Marana, AZ. He is the defending champ. Golf was boring without you, Tiger. Welcome back! Speak your peace.

Kimberly Rivers Roberts and her husband, Scott, used her new video camera to capture the horror that was Hurricane Katrina and how it affected their community…in a very real way. Their footage, coupled with news footage and stylized film techniques, led to the development of the Oscar-nominated documentary Trouble the Water, in collaboration with two […]

  New York Post, 2/18/09, Cartoonist Sean Delonas —————- Last updated: 8:18 pm February 19, 2009 Posted: 8:00 pm February 19, 2009 Wednesday’s Page Six cartoon – caricaturing Monday’s police shooting of a chimpanzee in Connecticut – has created considerable controversy. It shows two police officers standing over the chimp’s body: “They’ll have to find […]