Category Archives: Other News

  • More than Race Fuels the ‘Support Darren Wilson’ Campaign

    Aug 24, 14 by Earl Ofari Hutchinson 3 Comments

    *“Support Darren Wilson.” Those three words emblazoned at the top of the GoFundMe website in support of the Ferguson, Missouri cop that gunned down Michael Brown said it all. In the span of less than 48 hours, nearly 5000 donations were received, and the site got tens of thousands of Facebook looks and tweets. The beleaguered […]

  • Ferguson’s Sweltering Heat No Deterrent to Protesters on Saturday

    Aug 23, 14 by EurPublisher 2 Comments

    *(Via LA Times) – After several days of calm, demonstrators in Ferguson continued low-key protests Saturday in near triple-digit temperatures, calling for justice to be served two weeks after the death of Michael Brown in a confrontation with a police officer.. In a mid-afternoon march organized by the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored […]

  • More Calls for Body Cams on Cops After Ferguson

    Aug 23, 14 by EurPublisher 3 Comments

    *(Via MSN News) – What if Michael Brown’s last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement’s interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices add […]

  • ‘Rainy Night in Georgia’ … Pain is Raining All Over the World!

    Aug 22, 14 by Larry Buford Leave a comment

    *Memories:  “Rainy Night in Georgia.” Here is some history. Tony Joe White wrote and recorded the song. Here is a history of the song (courtesy Wikipedia) and two of my favorite renditions of it by the late greats Brook Benton and David Ruffin. Enjoy!

  • New R&B Hall of Fame Inductees: Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston

    Aug 22, 14 by Larry Buford 2 Comments

    *Some things just can’t be ignored! This year as Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston are being inducted into the momentous Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame and Museum (R&BHOF), the number five seems to keep coming up. You see, their awards will be presented to their respective parents Joseph (Joe) Jackson, and Cissy Houston. Here’s […]

  • Now Fired Black Editor at People Suing Publication for Discrimination

    Aug 22, 14 by EurPublisher 3 Comments

    *(Via NY Daily News) – Maybe they should call it White People magazine. The recently axed lone black editor of People says she was discriminated against by her boss, and that the popular magazine is biased against African-Americans in general. People is “a discriminatory organization run entirely by white people who intentionally focus the magazine […]