Archive for March 10th, 2009

CNN recently canceled D.L. Hughley Breaks the News and Comedy Central has done the same with Chocolate News, featuring veteran comedian David Alan Grier. Both shows premiered in October 2008. Supposedly, D.L. wanted to move the show to Los Angeles to be with his family, which CNN apparently wasn’t willing to accommodate. However, the cable network […]

According to the Associated Press, a cargo plane carrying water purifiers, pipes, and other equipment for African Union peacekeepers in Somalia crashed Monday into Lake Victoria, shortly after takeoff from Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport. All passengers, including Burundian military personnel, and crew — 11 total — were killed. The Ilyushin-76 aircraft caught fire before crashing, but […]

Nancy Sutley, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), announced Monday that Yale-educated activist and early “green” visionary Van Jones (above) starts Monday as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at CEQ. According to Sutley:  Van Jones has been a strong voice for green jobs and we look forward to having him […]

  Florida mega-attorney Willie Gary and Michigan attorney James Thomas, representing former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, sent a letter yesterday to SkyTel — Detroit’s communications provider when Kilpatrick was mayor of the predominantly Black city — demanding $100 million for violating Kilpatrick’s privacy and constitutional rights, along with federal and state statutes. The attorneys further charged in […]

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Haiti on Monday to work on an “action plan” to ease poverty and instability in the Black nation of 9 million. Ban is also supposed to meet with President Rene Preval (above) to discuss the plan. Currently, 8,000 UN peacekeepers maintain order in the […]