Archive for March 2nd, 2009

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. (shown above with his wife Kim and Speaker of  the House Nancy Pelosi during his swearing in) — a native of Detroit and the first Muslim elected to Congress two years ago — asked Muslim Americans of all races to “step out of the shadows of your own world, and step […]



First Lady Michelle Obama The Official Portrait  

This picture was sent via email this week (w/o 2/23/09) to an African-American businesswoman in Los Alamitos, CA, by that city’s mayor, Dean Grose. The woman, Keyanus Price, demanded a public apology and shared her story with the OC Register. She received an e-mailed apology and the mayor also left a voicemail message. We shall overcome…some […]

Dare Not Walk Alone was nominated for a 2009 NAACP Image Award for outstanding documentary and tells the story of African Americans who were arrested in 1964 for trying to go to church. It didn’t win, but it’s worth checking out. Click to view the clip: Speak your peace.

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail has earned $64.9 million in just 10 days, since its release, and took the #1 spot at the box office for the 2nd weekend in a row, beating Disney’s Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. Madea’s estimated box-office take for the 2/27-3/1/09 weekend dropped 60% to $16.5 million from $41.1 million opening […]

Former Malawi President Bakili Muluzi was arrested for stealing $11 million of international donor funds. He’s been arrested before on similar charges, but the case was thrown out. Muluzi served as president of the southern African country from 1994 – 2004. He made a failed attempt to amend the country’s constitution to give himself another […]

Marion Barry, DC city council member and former DC mayor, was released from Howard University Hospital on Friday after a kidney transplant. According to Barry’s camp, his old kidney failed due to complications from diabetes and hypertension. Mr. Barry is 72. Next up: Barry faces an April 2 hearing for failing to file 2007 tax returns. Get well soon.