Archive for March 8th, 2009

In an interview with the New York Times Friday, President Obama had this to say about America’s first African-American Attorney General Eric Holder who called the country a “nation of cowards” last month, relative to discussions of race and race relations: I think it’s fair to say that if I had been advising my attorney general, […]

Veteran R&B singer Ginuwine (known to his mother as Elgin Baylor Lumpkin) is planning to release a new album, A Man’s Thoughts, this summer. The video for the first single, Last Chance, is being shot in Los Angeles and features native Chicagoan and actress Lisaraye McCoy-Misick as the singer’s love interest. Ginuwine is married to Tonya Lumpking, […]

South Africa’s economy, the largest in Africa, experienced negative growth for the first time in 10 years during the last three months of 2008 — dropping 1.8%. The country’s unemployment rate is 22%, but another 500,000 people could lose their jobs this year. A reduction in manufacturing and demand for raw materials are being blamed for the economic […]

Former NBA player Charles Barkley, 45, began serving a three-day sentence Saturday in the Maricopa County, AZ,  jail known as Tent City. Barkley was arrested for drunk-driving New Year’s Eve after leaving a Scottsdale, AZ, nightclub and later pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, but the sentence was reduced […]

According to Iain Martin of the UK’s Daily Telegraph: President Obama has been rudeness personified towards Britain this week. His handling of the visit of the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, to Washington was appalling. First Brown wasn’t granted a press conference with flags, then one was hastily arranged in the Oval office after the Brits […]

Last weekend Grammy-winning rapper Snoop Dogg spoke at Saviours’ Day, the Nation of Islam’s celebration of its founder, Wallace Fard, in Rosemont, IL. Snoop credited Minister Louis Farrakhan with orchestrating peace talks among artists in the hip-hop community, after the murder of rap icon Notorious B.I.G. To view Farrakhan’s keynote address, visit, but it’s going to cost […]

First Lady Michelle Obama served food Thursday at Miriam’s Kitchen, a Washington, DC, non-profit organization that provides healthy meals for people without homes. Mrs. Obama believes this kind of work “is an example of what we can do, as a country and as a community, to help folks when they’re down. We’re all going to […]