Archive for June 10th, 2009

Two weeks after the tragic accidental death of his 4-year-old daughter, Exodus, whose mother is Sol Xochitl, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson married 32-year-old Lakiha Spicer last Saturday in Las Vegas. Check out an earlier post on this blog on the death of Tyson’s daughter at http://speakyourpeace.me/2009/05/27/mike-tysons-daughter-dies/. Some things just can’t be explained. Speak your […]


Cleveland-born Alyssa Stanton, 45, will lead a predominantly white synagogue in Greenville, NC, beginning in August. She is the first African-American woman to be ordained as a rabbi. Raised in a Pentecostal family, the single mother of a 14-year-old adopted daughter says she was surprised by the national interest in her ordination. Her new 60-family synagogue, […]


Hailed as the Queen of the Blues, legendary blues vocalist Koko Taylor died June 3, following surgery on May 19 to correct a gastrointestinal bleed. She was 80. Best known for her 1966 hit “Wang Dang Doodle,” which sold over 1 million copies, her nearly 45-year career was still going strong until just a few weeks before her […]


The BBC is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay $15.5 million as an out-of-court settlement in a case brought by the families of nine Nigerian executed anti-oil activists, accusing the company of human rights abuses, including murder and torture. The activists, who were protesting the pollution caused by the oil industry and also […]