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On Monday, Thomas C. Frazier was appointed “Compliance Director” by U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson. In this position, Mr. Frazier will have complete authority over the Oakland Police Department, including the ability to set in motion the dismissal of the current police chief, Howard Jordan. Given Thomas C. Frazier’s alleged track record as police...

The Baltimore Ravens have their franchise quarterback! After much negotiating, they reached a deal with their Super Bowl XLVII MVP quarterback Joe Flacco! The news broke Friday evening by Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer. The new contract will be signed on Monday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter later reported that the six-year, $120.6 million deal makes Flacco the highest paid quarterback...

During The 85th Academy Awards, someone from The Onion, the newspaper and online satirical publication, issued a Twitter Tweet about Oscars Best Actress Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis that went way beyond the bounds of acceptable taste. The tweet referred to the nine-year-old actress using the “C” word. And while it was immediately taken down, and the Twitterverse...

The Baltimore Ravens likely saw the last of offensive tackle (OT) Bryant McKinnie. On Wednesday, CBS Sports Jason La Canfora reported that they do not expect to sign McKinnie to a new deal before the start of free agency on March 13. McKinnie became a Raven 2011 after playing for the Minnesota Vikings. He was a starter in 2011, but in 2012 he spent most of the season sitting...

The news that the Oakland Raiders want to bring in former Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns coach / executive Mike Holmgren means one thing: the Silver and Black that Al Davis built is not only no more, it’s rudderless. Bringing in Holmgren, the disciple of the late Bill Walsh’ short passing attack, sends a signal that the organization has no blueprint...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaGn9ZY5hMs 2013 Oscars: Mary Wilson Of The Supremes On Lena Horne Tribute, Oscar Predictions, at The Night Of 100 Stars Oscars Party Mary Wilson stopped by the The Night Of 100 Stars Oscars Party, once again, but this time without Mark Bego, who seems to be her almost constant friend and companion to events. One of the original Supremes,...

As this blogger’s just hours away from jetting off to Los Angeles for the 85th Academy Awards,(follow Zennie62 on Twitter and check out Vidoco, too!) more news comes in from the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman will present on this year’s Oscar telecast. Jack Nicholson And Dustin Hoffman really need no introductions...

Ecuador President Rafael Correa has won reelection for a third term, but this time his massive 30-point victory is tainted by the mark of scandal. The basic assumption that comes with the news that an elected official has won reelection is the existence of a free press – that’s not the case in Ecuador. To be fair, before we continue, it must be reported...

YouTube has a problem that must be stopped. People who claim to be located in Europe are trying to make a fast buck off American YouTubers. This video-blogger has been in such episodes many times as a YouTube Partner. What happens is that I may use 5 seconds of video of a publicly seen news event, say the Russian Meteor of February 15th, and then make a commentary...

Last night I started to believe in guardian angels. I was at work, was pissed that I had more to do more work at the end. I said to my co-worker, “Man, it seems like it never ends!” Well, THANK “God” it panned out that way. My normal bike ride home at midnight involves me grabbing some kind of late night grub, a random sandwich and/or a hot dog,...

The Russian Meteor crash of last night made today’s event of a meteor called 2012 DA14 passing by all the more important. The good news is it did not impact the Earth, just flew by. Here’s a livestream of the event: Live video by Ustream Asteroid 2012 DA14 has safely passed by Earth, according to NASA. The closest approach was 17,500 miles above Indonesia....

Kanye West, in his song “Clique” says, “I rather buy 80 gold chains and go ign’ant (sic), I know Spike Lee gone kill me but let me finish.” Though the song continues with references to God and living it up, West’s desire to own several pieces of gold jewelry is a financially sound idea—especially with news he and Kim Kardashian are...

Christopher Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer who went AWOL and racked up a serial-killer-level body count of cops and family relations, was said to have been shot by a San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Office Sniper. Here’s the initial gunfight from my vlog: That news comes from Neal Barton of KETK out of Tyler, Texas and via his Twitter account. Here’s that...

This in from the NFL Head of Communications, Greg Aiello: the NFL is not considering expansion into LA – it never was. The messaging error came last year and due to a mistake by the Associated Press, and that comes directly by Aiello. While NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell did talk to Bob Costas last year, and here’s the video… Breaking sports news...

Ecuador’s never good at listening, preferring to march against the World, and to the beat of its own, corrupt, legal drum. That habit caught up to the country in the Chevron Ecuador lawsuit, where an international arbitration tribunal at The Hague issued an award Thursday that went against the country. Basically, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague,...

As one who’s building his own media organization, this blogger’s a big admirer of BuzzFeed, the news and entertainment website and social media system. Via a good dose of VC funding, BuzzFeed has managed to become a relevant player at major political events (like the Democratic National Convention) and is mentioned as a news source on the major political shows....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hN0orl_dTQ Christopher Jordan Dorner Uncensored Manifesto And Racism. Christopher Dorner’s giant manifesto has received a lot of attention. And well it should. It reveals a man torn apart by the realization that the system isn’t fair and is racist, and so he responds by killing members of the LAPD. But Dorner has killed...

The SEC ruled National Signing Day 2013, with schools like Alabama and Ole Miss snatching up the best players in the country, and Ole Miss shocking the nation with it’s draw of the best player of all: Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche from. But who is Robert Nkemdiche? He’s 6-5, 260 pounds and comes from Loganville (Georgia) Grayson, which means that Ole Miss...

Lindsay Vonn, the famed Olympic Skier most recently linked to Tiger Woods when she’s not showing her legs to David Letterman, has a real crisis just two weeks after that news broke: she’s severely injured her knee and placed her Olympics hopes in jeopardy. According to a number of reports, Vonn “sustained tears to the anterior cruciate and medial collateral...

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