NEW YORK -- Sanity prevailed Thursday as the Supreme Court of the United States
(SCOTUS) let stand what is known as Obama-care.
This is a great day for
Now, the more important question in my mind is the age of
SCOTUS. I guess I should qualify the phrase United States by saying the
States are not all that united considering the state of our political
I read an interesting article by Sheryl Gay Stolberg of the New York
Times who quoted Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, known for delivering laugh
lines, recalled how Justice Elena Kagan, 52, had suggested during an
oral argument before the Supreme Court that people born before 1948 were
PITTSBURGH -- What did Josh Gibson look like when he rifled the ball down to second to catch a would-be base-stealer?
was the predicament facing staffers of the Western Pennsylvania Sports
Museum and LifeFormations, the Bowling Green, Ohio-based company that
created the lifelike figure of the famous Negro League catcher that was
unveiled Thursday at the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip
When Sean Gibson, executive director of the Josh Gibson
Foundation, pulled the cloth from the statue, it was obvious he
resembles his great-grandfather.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tuesday, the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee met in
the nation's captal., to hear a proposed four-team playoff plan for college
For many fans, if the playoff plan is approved, the mere fact
that we now have a "final four" of college football will sufficient to
quell years of BCS hatred.
It is indeed a big day and long overdue.
Simply consider the lead of
this 1967 AP article: "A plan of five of the nation's leading football
coaches, all of them bowl veterans, agreed Tuesday that a plan could be
devised to determine the national collegiate championship without
hurting the existing bowl games.
FLORIDA --It's Trayvon Martin all over again except this time the victim is in jail for fighting back!
On June 12, a white mob led by Chris Milton came to the home of
18-year-old Eric Oliver and his family and demanded that they send out
16-year-old Mikey Vasquez so they could beat him up.
wheelchair-bound mother asked them to leave, they attacked young Mikey.
Eric jumped up to protect Mikey, his mother and the other children at
In the fight, the white men who came to take the 16-year-old got beat
Los Angeles, CA-- Statistics show a healthy family is a happy family.
Ways to obtain and maintain good health and well-being within the family is the subject ofA Family Health Day: Focus Cancer,
a workshop hosted by the California Oncology Research Institute (CORI)
in partnership with the Global Wellness Project (GWP), set to take place
at 9 a.m.-12 noon, Sat., June 23, in Fellowship Hall at First Church of
God Center of Hope, 9550 Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles.
The workshop is the fourth in a series of CORI programs designed and
developed by Dr.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The debate continues. Professor Frederick Harris has written in hisOp Ed,Still Waiting for Our First Black President, “Obama
has pursued a racially defused electoral and governing strategy,
keeping issues of specific interest to African Americans – off the
national agenda.” Michael Nutter, the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, replied to Harris in theHuffington Post, “Barack
Obama…has fought every single day to improve the livelihood and
well-being of the African-American community…We have our first black
President, his name is President Barack Obama…”
that attempts to address the needs of the entire worship experience.
Gospel music has always been an integral part of worship in the black
church, ranging from the deep soulful sounds of the spirituals and
hymns, to the rich and upbeat selections of the contemporaries.
provoke deep, emotional and inspiring praise and worship, which has led
African Americans as a people down through the years.
It is "the music
that sets the tone and cultivates a fertile ground for God's spoken word
to be received.
NEW YORK-- When the U.S. economy
first entered a recession, millions of families were forced to take
advantage of low income housing programs.
And, according to federal
statistics, those numbers continue to increase every month.
Low income housing properties are defined as apartments or houses that
are a part of some kind of affordable housing initiative, usually
sponsored by the federal government, the state, the city, or a
Such properties offer either an income-based
rental rate or a flat rental rate designed to be affordable for needy
individuals and families.
NEW YORK -- The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and 100 Black Men
of America, Inc. will come together to celebrate the special connection
between dads and daughters or girls with their male father figures by inviting
them to experience female athleticism at its best.
The WNBA Dads and Daughters
program with 100 Black Men of America nurtures healthy relationships between
fathers, daughters, mentors, and mentees by providing opportunities for
them to spend quality time together through the game of basketball.
— The wife of Trayvon Martin's shooter was charged with
perjury Tuesday, accused of lying when she told a judge that the couple
had limited funds during a hearing that resulted in her husband being
released on $150,000 bond.
Shellie Zimmerman, 25, was released on $1,000 bond on the
third-degree felony that is punishable by up to five years in prison and
a $5,000 fine.
George Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree
murder in the teen's slaying and had been out on bond after the April
FRANCE -- In
a few days, perhaps as early as Friday, June 15, at noon, Syrians wanting to
watch their national TV stations will see them replaced on their screens by TV
programs created by the CIA.
Studio-shot images will show massacres that are
blamed on the Syrian Government, people demonstrating, ministers and generals
resigning from their posts, President Al-Assad fleeing, the rebels gathering
in the big city centers, and a new government installing itself in the
-- The Oklahoma City Thunder will meet the Miami Heat when The Finals 2012 tips off on ABC Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.
NBA fans in 215 countries and territories will watch, listen, and participate in this crowning event through an array of multimedia and digital technologies.
The Finals Spans the Globe
· 215 – The 2012 NBA Finals will have unprecedented global coverage,
reaching fans live in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The
US Supreme Court refused to tackle a complaint an American citizen who
claims he was tortured while held as an "enemy combatant" and wanted sue
current and former government officials.
Jose Padilla, a former Chicago gang member and Muslim convert, was
convicted in 2007 of aiding a homegrown Al-Qaeda cell and later
sentenced to 17 years in jail after being detained without charge for
nearly four years.
He alleges it was during this time that he was subjected to a range
of abuse and subsequently sought to sue former defense secretary Donald
Rumsfeld and current Pentagon chief Leon Panetta, among other senior US
Washington, D.C. -- African immigrants want no part of "community" with African Americans, is the finding ofAfrican Immigrants and African Americans: Community or Conflict?- a new book written by Dr. Eugene Walton and published by EWEmedia in two formats: E-Book and Paperback.
The main focus of the book is on the reasons for the overwhelmingly
negative attitudes illustrated by this incident reported by an African
immigrant: "...my mother took extraordinary measures to keep my sister
and me separated from local black Americans.
ATLANTA -- On Thursday, June 7,
2012, another family had the unfortunate experience of burying another
young black male as a result of violence in Atlanta.
The more disturbing
factor is that the shooting took place in the parking lot of a church,
just after a funeral had ended.
Now, two more young black men are dead. I'm fed up, and so should all of us be.
Over the past 12 years, I've been blessed to have mentored more than
25,000 young people through the game of chess.
I teach life lessons
through the meticulous moves required to proudly proclaim "checkmate.
NEW YORK -- A woman who works as an NBA security official has filed an
employment discrimination lawsuit saying she was removed from an
assignment to the 2012 Summer Games in London after she spurned an
advance from Connecticut and women's national coach Geno Auriemma.
Kelley Hardwick is suing Auriemma, the NBA and USA Basketball. The suit was filed Monday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.
is a former detective with the New York police department who started
working for the NBA in security in 2002.
-- The 2012 NBA finals presents more than a match-up of two young,
exciting, athletic teams.
They present a rooting litmus test.
corner, we have the Miami Heat, a team scorned for being built around a
hastily assembled group of free-agent all-stars Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh
and the great LeBron James.
No player in NBA history has been
scrutinized, picked apart and even despised quite like James.
three-time MVP’s unforgivable crime, now two years old, was neither a
felony nor misdemeanor nor even a bad attitude.
Corvallis, OR-- Blacks represent 13.6% of the
U.S. population with a purchasing power of nearly 1 trillion, according
to the recent State of the African-American Consumer Report gathered by
information and analytics company Nielsen.
However, less than three
cents of every dollar return to Black-owned businesses. And at 16%, the
national unemployment rate among African Americans is disproportionately
"A majority of our resources are spent outside of our own community,
while the goods and services we offer are rarely extended to the
WISCONSIN -- The Milwaukee Police Department has released a squad car video that shows an officer punching a handcuffed Black woman restrained in
the backseat of a police car.
Police say the officer, Richard Schoen,
was fired May 1 for violating the department's code of conduct.
incident happened in September.
Police determined that Schoen "punched a prisoner in the
face, removed her from the squad by her hair and struck her to the body
with his knee, while she was handcuffed in the squad.