Race Talk

What Politicians Say When They Talk About Race – New York Times: “[Obama] spoke of black anger and white resentment and the significance of race in American history; his purpose was political but he spoke with seriousness and gravity and at length. Whether the speech helped or hurt him remains to be seen. But the …

Recursive Holiday

Everybody is celebrating in a once in a millennium convergence.

Race and Reason

Here’s Obama’s speech in response to the “firestorm” over Rev. Wright. Wow. A MORE PERFECT UNION Tuesday, March 18th, 2008/ 10:17:53 ET Philadelphia, Pennsylvania “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men …

DOJ Finds the FBI Tried to Cover Patriot Act Abuses

FBI Tried to Cover Patriot Act Abuses With Flawed, Retroactive Subpoenas, Audit Finds | Threat Level from Wired.com: “FBI headquarters officials sought to cover their informal and possibly illegal acquisition of phone records on thousands of Americans from 2003 to 2005 by issuing 11 improper, retroactive ‘blanket’ administrative subpoenas in 2006 to three phone companies …

Why We Shouldn’t Torture Lite

Thursday, Mar. 13, 2008 – Quotes of the Day – TIME: “‘Stop exercising double standards on human rights issues and wrongly meddling in the internal affairs of other countries.’ –QIN GANG Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, accusing the U.S. of double standards over human rights in response to a U.S. report labeling Beijing an authoritarian regime.“ …

Bishop expounds on the new ‘deadly sins’ – CNN.com

Bishop expounds on the new ‘deadly sins’ – CNN.com: “In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official newspaper, Monsignor Gianfranco Girotti said priests must take into account ‘new sins which have appeared on the horizon of humanity as corollary to the unstoppable process of globalization.’ In the 21st century, he said, ‘You offend God …

Dipdive » Blog Archive » Falling for Obama

Dipdive » Blog Archive » Falling for Obama: “…There seems to be an unusually high number of fainting incidents at Obama rallies, all of which leads to the question of why? Most people will chalk it up to some combination of star power, leadership, and good old-fashioned Obamania. Others (a.k.a. haters) will cite “scientific” and …

NPR: Obama Campaign Skewers Clinton E-mail Statement

NPR: Obama Campaign Skewers Clinton E-mail Statement: “What the Clinton campaign secretly means: PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT WE’VE LOST 14 OF THE LAST 17 CONTESTS AND SAID THAT MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA WOULDN’T COUNT FOR ANYTHING. Also, we’re still trying to wrap our minds around the amazing coincidence that the only ‘important’ states …

Yes, United We Can Stand

A friend called him America’s Mandela. I agree. Yeah, I said it! will.i.am is a hell of an artist.

B.E.T. Honors

For much of the network’s life, I have not been a big fan of it’s social impact. Far too many booties shakin’, gangstas, and not enough positive images or ideas. But as of late, I’ve seen some pretty good programming. The kind of stuff the community has been clamoring for years despite Bob Johnson. This …