Archive for May, 2009

Exodus Tyson, the four-year-old daughter of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson and his 34-year-old girlfriend Sol Xochitl, died yesterday in a Phoenix hospital after a tragic accident in her family’s home. According to E!Online, the little girl was apparently playing on or near a treadmill and somehow became entangled in a cord hanging from the […]


Xerox chief Anne Mulcahy, who is credited with saving the company from bankruptcy, announced Thursday she’s stepping down as CEO, but will stay on as chairwoman. Her handpicked successor is Ursula Burns, 50, an African-American woman who is a 30-year Xerox veteran. She’s worked right alongside Mulcahy to reinvent Xerox,  managing corporate strategy, IT, human resources, and global accounts […]


  Suzanne de Passe, the chairman and CEO of de Passe Entertainment who began her career at Motown Records, along with Steven Spielberg and Madison Jones, will produce the first motion picture authorized by The King estate that examines the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. DreamWorks Studios acquired the rights to the life of the […]


The preliminary hearing in the case of the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant III began yesterday and continues today in Oakland, California. Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle, who has resigned his position, has pleaded not guilty to murder. His defense claims he meant to pull his stun gun, not his service pistol, to restrain […]


Liberia, an African country founded by freed American slaves in the early 19th century, is defined by deep racial and social complexities. A 1980 military coup ended the rule of the American-Liberian elite class and led to a 13-year civil war. The current president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president in Africa, has written […]


According to the BBC: The military in Nigeria has been accused of killing 1,000 civilians during an upsurge in operations against militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta. ‘They…bombard entire communities from the air, sea and land,’ said the Ijaw National Congress which represents the region’s largest ethnic group. A Nigerian military spokesman dismissed the allegations […]


Officials at Arizona State University apparently believed President Obama is accomplished enough to speak at Wednesday’s commencement exercises, but not enough to warrant an honorary degree — an honor sometimes bestowed upon the keynote speaker. Our brilliant president, however, handled the seemingly intentional insult with his usual grace and class. I come here not to dispute […]