Monday, January 18, 2010

Beautiful Acceptance Speech: Mo'Nique Wins Golden Globe For Best Supporting Actress!


Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Early in our country's history, almost all black people came here as slaves. Because people in the South felt they needed cheap labor in building the land and because black people in Africa knew how to farm land like that in the South, they were taken from their homes and forced to come to America. Upon arriving in this country, they were sold to whites as slaves without rights or freedoms.

In 1776, the American Colonies declared their freedom from Great Britain. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote that "all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." That is, Jefferson declared that all citizens have the rights to be free from oppression and have equal opportunities in pursuing their goals. These ideals have been called the American Dream.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Percy Sutton, Harlem Political Pioneer, Dies At 89


Percy E. Sutton was a pioneering figure who represented Malcolm X as a young lawyer and became one of the nation’s most prominent black political and business leaders. He died in a Manhattan nursing home on Dec. 26, 2009, his family said. He was 89. Entering politics in the early 1950s, Mr. Sutton rose from the Democratic clubhouses of Harlem to become the longest-serving Manhattan borough president and, for more than a decade, the highest-ranking black elected official in New York City. Mr. Sutton, whose passion for civil rights was inherited from his father, was arrested as a Freedom Rider in Mississippi and Alabama in the 1960s, yet once described himself as “an evolutionist rather than a revolutionist” in matters of race. “You ought always to keep the lines of communication open with those with whom you disagree,” he said.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Google Now Makes a Mobile Phone Of It's Own...Google's Nexus One


Like the iPhone, Android offers fully integrated web-browsing, music and video playing and a large library of applications that users can choose to install to add to their phone’s capabilities. One of the services likely to be available for the first time in America is European-based music service Spotify, which challenges Apple’s iTunes.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Teacher In Arkansas Throws A Female Student Down When Trying To Break Up A Fight Between 2 Girls!

"A Pulaski County Special School District teacher put on administrative leave after a parent claims he used excessive force on a student and it's all caught on tape. The incident happened after the teacher stepped in to break up a fight."