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Report: White House Intruder Omar J. Gonzalez Didn’t Stop at the Front Door

White House Intruder Omar J. Gonzalez Didn't Stop at the Front Door

*It would seem the President and First Family have legitimate reason to be concerned for their safety at home … in the White House!

Maybe they might wanna think about hiring some private security because the Secret Service is doing a piss poor job of protecting them.

That’s easy to surmise because now we’re learning that the man who breached White House security earlier this month got a lot further into the building than initially said, according to several reports Monday.

The Secret Service had initially said that the alleged intruder, Omar J. Gonzalez, who jumped a fence and ran across the North Lawn on the evening of Sept. 19, was stopped just inside the doors of the North Portico. But he actually made it hundreds of feet deeper into the White House before being tackled by a counter-assault agent at the south end of the East Room, near the doorway that leads into the Green Room, The Washington Post first reported.

The new details emerged ahead of a Tuesday morning hearing on Secret Service White House protection being held by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Agency director Julia Pierson — put in the job by President Barack Obama following allegations of agent misbehavior during a trip to Cartagena, Colombia — is set to testify.

You can get the rest of this story at Politico.

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Alvester Martin and Others Featured on 2014 Impressions Tour

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*LOS ANGELES, CA - The Impressions Tour kicked off at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California on September 24.

Presented by B.M.B. Entertainment, CruLove and Sky Limit Group, the innovative branding tour, powered by Synergy7 and Trea Day Management & Publicity, will hit 13 major U.S. cities spotlighting popular indie acts with the goal of garnering 30 million impressions in 30 days.

Hand selected artists will raise their profile and support worthy causes in the coolest ways possible through the tour’s SOCIAL LIGHT program that connects popular influencers with issues such as Texting and Driving, Cyber Bullying and Education Through Technology.

Featuring prime up and coming entertainers; B.M.B Records’Cash Paid, Midwest Rico and Dre Butterz, as well as rappers Camden Premo, John Born with DJ Keyz Da Don, and R&B crooner Alvester Martin, the 2014 Impressions Tour is a living breathing social media, music, and lifestyle brand convergence EXPERIMENT that will measure the plausibility, potential, and power of using emerging stars over a track-able 4 week period to impact change and their footing in the entertainment industry. According to Tour Manager/Producer Carrington Bester, “The Impressions Tour stands to revolutionize the ways in which media, entertainment, commerce and society will interact for generations to come…NO PRESSURE!”

Throughout the tour, social leaders and celebrities including super producer Lil Lody and Charli Baltimore will “get on the bus” and make special guest appearances. General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite for each city:


10/3-New Orleans






10/18-Washington, DC


10/20-22 New York

10/23-New Jersey

In addition to the opportunity for tour headliners to earn new fans and more impressions, organizers have made available to local artists, the opening line up slot. To request an Artist Performance or Sponsorship Package or to obtain credentials or info contact Trea Davenport at 678-327-8281or [email protected]. Follow @IMPRESSIONSTOUR on social media.

2014 Impressions Tour Flyer Front


Social Impression: “Social Causes That Cool People Care About”

We understand that through the vehicle of social media, even the ‘Average Joe’ has the power to inform, engage and impact. Impressions Tour acts are committed to using their star power and insta-fame to shed light on social causes that uplift, educate, inspire and fund.

Mobile “POP-UP” Mini Concerts: 2014 Impressions Tour fans and followers will engage our social media platforms to connect with their favorite act, to be informed, win prizes, stay in the loop and most importantly to earn VIP access to surprise “pop-up” MINI concerts and special events across the country!

Impressions Tour Brand Drop Ins: A unique opportunity for national and local brands to “get on the bus” as it makes its way across the United States! The 2014 Impressions Tour will offer brand drop-ins of products and services to the tour headliners and crew.

Get On the Bus: Surprise visits from celebrities, social leaders and elected officials in cities along the tour who will post and tweet to fans about their plans to drop in and/or share their actual experience on the bus!



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Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Eric Holder Was Our Firewall against GOP Bigotry

Eric Holder

*One of the most poignant moments in Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.’s six year tenure heading the Justice Department came in February 2009 barely a month after he had been confirmed as Attorney General.

He told an overflow crowd celebrating Black History Month at the Justice Department that America was “cowardly” when it came to facing race and racism. That did it.

From that moment on the lines were sharply and brutally drawn. The pack of right wing bloggers, web sites, and of course, the GOP, made Holder their Public Enemy Number 1. They would hector, hound, harass, demean, insult, and batter him at every turn.

He was hauled before countless GOP controlled House committees and grilled mercilessly on everything from his alleged bungling and deceit in the fast and furious gun running sting to the reporter leak flap in which he supposedly vindictively went after reporters in an effort to uncover damaging security leaks.

The topper was the House’s frivolous lawsuit, a contempt citation and an equally, frivolous and clumsy threat to impeach him.

The vicious baiting was never really about Holder. It was about President Obama and race. Obama, in the sense, that Holder became the softest of soft target in the GOP’s no holds barred campaign to hamstring Obama with the odor of scandal and in effect straightjacket his presidency. The race part was even more insidious. Holder meant what he said that the nation had marched backward for every step it went forward in dealing with racial bias. He backed up his words with repeated actions on voting rights abuses, grotesque racially skewed sentencing disparities, and defense of gay rights. This was crowned by his rush to St. Louis following the slaying of Michael Brown and putting dozens of FBI and Justice Department attorneys boots on the grounds there with the strong hint that a civil rights prosecution could be in the offing if there was no state prosecution of Ferguson cop Darren Wilson for the killing of Brown. This sent the professional Holder baiters into a tizzy and again the shouts were long and loud for his head.

But Holder each time held fast and didn’t buckle. He even doubled down again on his blast at racism noting on several occasions that he, as Michael Brown and countless other young black males, had been profiled by police once as a law student and later as a federal prosecutor. To add even more to the GOP and Holder baiters’ vitriol, he had the audacity to make the claim and the revelation of his personal experience with racial profiling in a keynote speech before Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention last April.

Sharpton went further in that speech and frontally called out the GOP about its ruthless, cynical and politically calculating war against Obama. He noted that Obama had been vilified as no other president in living memory, and race was the reason. Holder could say that. Obama couldn’t at the risk of creating another firestorm and laying himself open even wider to the accusation that he was a race baiting president. Holder in essence had license to say what Obama didn’t dare say but well knew to be true. So Holder continually and effectively provided a protective cover over Obama in taking on the critics on racial matters. And he provided the same protective cover over the key areas of civil rights and voting rights protections that no other Attorney General had provided since Attorney General Ramsey Clark had done during Lyndon Johnson Administration in mid latter 1960s.

The proof of Holder’s effectiveness was the back hand perverse compliment the Holder baiters paid him in their euphoria over his resignation. They dredged up all the old distortions, myths, and lies about him in their rush to maliciously tar him as “the worst attorney general” the nation ever had. This spoke volumes how Holder was able to get under their skin to the point where they had to shout in glee at his departure.

The beauty is that Holder has left a solid legacy of accomplishment in the areas that have been and continue to be the greatest flashpoints of public controversy, namely civil rights, and racial justice and fairness. A final testament to Holder’s commitment here was his announcement three weeks before he announced his departure that the probe he ordered into the killing of Trayvon Martin was still active and that there were new developments to be announced. The implication was that there was still the possibility of civil rights charges being filed against Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman. Holder then ended his tenure as he began still taking controversial stances on issues that would surely send his army of detractors back into froth. But that was vintage Holder. He was our firewall against GOP bigotry and we’ll sorely miss him.

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. He is an associate editor of New America Media. He is a weekly co-host of the Al Sharpton Show on American Urban Radio Network. He is the host of the weekly Hutchinson Report on KTYM 1460 AM Radio Los Angeles and KPFK-Radio and the Pacifica Network.

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Kadesh – Formerly Desiree Coleman Jackson – Releases New Single ‘Strip’ (Listen)

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*Los Angeles, CA – Anointed Gospel recording artist Kadesh a.k.a. Desiree Coleman Jackson, bears her soul with the release of her new single “Strip,” the first single from her long-awaited album titled “Love.” The single is available on iTunes and all digital platforms now

Kadesh, signifying holiness and sacredness, courageously shares her pain and boldly reveals how she was able to triumph through one of the most difficult times of her life. With all eyes on her, Kadesh sheds the many layers of her life in a heartfelt lyrical composition of confession, reconciliation, forgiveness and covering she calls “Strip.”

“For years people have looked at me and decided I had a perfect life. Yes, my family is saved, and my husband was very successful, but we still faced the same challenges that everyone else did. The song ‘Strip’ came from a very painful place where I felt hurt but, yet somehow empowered. And because no one could imagine that I too had struggles, it also became a lonely place. I knew the only way I would be able to overcome would be to strip and confess my hurt and that’s what this song is all about,” says Kadesh.

“Strip” was co-written and produced by Kadesh and veteran producer extraordinaire Rodney Jones has already received excellent reviews in both the gospel market and the R&B market. Some of Jones credits include Karen Clark Sheard, Mary Mary, Fred Hammond, Smokie Norful, Georgia Mass and Stephanie Mills to name a few.

Over the years Kadesh has become known for her soothing, anointed and angelic octaves that bring healing to the soul and her forthcoming CD, “Love” lives up to every accolade. The 11 track CD scheduled to release first quarter 2015 will include song titles such as “Forward,” “Broken,” “Fame,” “Love,” “Still Believe In God,” “Free” and “All I Want Is You” to name a few.

Kadesh is also the wife of former NBA superstar, Head Coach of the Golden State Warriors and current ESPN commentator and Pastor, Mark Jackson. The pair are co-pastors of True Love Worship Center International in Reseda CA and resides in the Calabasas area with their four kids.

To learn more about Kadesh Desiree Coleman Jackson visit her at For interview or appearance request, please contact Stephanie Redix at [email protected]

Listen to “Strip”:



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Within 4 Months Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million (Video)


*(Via Newsy) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a grim outlook on the Ebola outbreak sweeping West Africa. It says without further intervention, the number of cases of in Liberia and Sierra Leone could reach 1.4 million by January.

The agency estimates cases could total between 550,000 and 1.4 million by then. Officials think the current count is underreported, which is why their estimate is given as such a wide range. (Video via CNN)

But the CDC says it’s not too late to stop the disease from spreading.

“The outbreak could be stopped if 70% of Ebola cases are cared for in Ebola Treatment Units or … in a community setting such that there is a reduced risk of disease transmission, assuming that safe burial practices are in place in both settings.”

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The Decadent Veil: Black America’s Wealth Illusion

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*I write this piece following the ground work laid by W.E.B. Dubois’s Veil of Double Consciousness.

The veil he described was a visualization of the racial duality blacks take on as part of their American identity. I now undertake the daunting task of clarifying the new veil of economics that has covered the struggles of a generation.

The decadent veil looks at black Americans through a lens of group theory and seeks to explain an illusion that has taken form over a 30-year span of financial deregulation and new found access to unsecured credit. This veil is trimmed with million-dollar sports contracts, Roc Nation tour deals and designer labels made for heads of state. As black celebrity invited us into their homes through shows like MTV cribs, we forgot the condition of overall African American financial affairs.

Despite a large section of the 14 million black households drowning in poverty and debt the stories of a few are told as if they represent those of millions, not thousands. It is this new veil of economics that has allowed for a broad swath of America to become not just desensitized to black poverty, but also hypnotized by black celebrity. How could we not?

Our channels from ESPN to VH1 are filled with presentations of black Americans being paid a king’s ransom to entertain. As black celebrity has been shown to millions of people, millions of times, the story of real lives has also been lost, and with it the engine that thrust forward the demand for social justice by the masses. The heartbeat of social action is to recognize your mistreatment, and demand better. With each presentation of Kobe Bryant’s 25 million dollar a year contract, or Oprah’s status as the sole African American billionaire a veil of false calm is created within the overall American economic psyche about the immense black wealth disparity.

Young black men from ghettos across America that used to dream to make great changes in racial inequity now just dream to be a millionaire and be like mike and dunk a ball or dance on a stage. The decadent veil not only warps the black community’s vision outward to a larger economic world, but it also distorts outside community’s view of Black America’s actual financial reality.

Federal Reserve numbers show the median net worth (Assets less Debts) for white households in the top 1 percent is about $8.3 Million dollars. While median net worth for all white households is $112,000 — this is the exact midpoint of America’s 90 million white families, where half or 45 million families have more and the other half possesses less.

That makes for a staggering 74 times less wealth for an average white household when compared to the asset holdings of the top 1 percent of white homes. This is among the highest levels of income stratification between classes in the developed world. Yet, the wealth difference between the American black household in the top 1 percent and the average black household is several times worse.

As reported by MSNBC the median net worth of the few black households in the top 1 percent was $1.2 million dollars, while according to the Census median net worth for all black households was about $6,000 in total.

Get the rest of this article at Huffington Post.