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Occupy Oakland: Shooting Death Not Related To OO, Mayor Poised To Attack

Occupy Oakland has revealed one thing: just how basically ignorant so many people can be at once. There are many examples here, but the latest one is the shooting and death of a person at 14th and Broadway, and all over a “bag of weed.” That’s Oakland for ya. There’s way too much media around […]

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Veterans Day: A Time To Think About Jobs For Vets

As this Veterans Day blog post is written, this blogger is in Suburban Atlanta Georgia, arguably the Southern seat of worship of all things military. One trip to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (still don’t know who Hartsfield is) will confirm that. People, generally men, commonly walk through dressed in battle greens on the way to […]

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Billy Crystal To Rescue, New Host for 84th Academy Awards

Billy Crystal is Superman! The Oscars’ 84th Academy Awards were in turmoil, and had degenerated into a situation described by a word with that now-familar meme “gate” rehersalgate. Eddie Murphy stepped down as the original host of the 2012 Oscars, and after producer Brett Ratner resigned the day after making an anti-Gay slur that many […]

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Tom Bradley Replaces Joe Paterno At Penn State – Sort Of

This blogger watched the Tom Bradley Penn State Press Conference today with very much interest. After all, Coach Bradley, Penn State Football’s defense coach (he’s not listed as “defensive coordinator”) was selected to replace the fired legendary coach Joe Paterno. Here’s some of the press conference: In the full talk, Bradley spent a lot of […]

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Oakland News: Mayor Jean Quan’s Husband Wants Oakland City Council Replaced

UPDATE: Oakland Mayor Quan Recall Details Leaked To Zennie62 Apparently giving a response to efforts to recall embattled Oakland Mayor Jean Quan after her bungling of the Occupy Oakland effort, her husband Floyd Quan wrote an email that has many Oakland insiders up in arms. The basic read of has Mr. Quan calling for the […]

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Joe Paterno – JoePa Retires After Sandusky Sex Scandal

Penn State’s legendary Football Head Coach Joe Paterno announced that he’s retiring after the end of the 2011 Season. This in the wake of the revelation that Jerry Sandusky, his former defensive coordinator, was involved in inappropriate actions with teen age boys. Paterno’s decision is not official; there’s no posting on any Penn State website. […]

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 30th Annual “Contemporary Documentaries”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ began its 30th Annual “Contemporary Documentaries”series on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and it will continue through December 7. All the screenings have free admission. The movies will all be screened at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy’s […]

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CNN’s Solidad O’Brien Calls Out Michael Arrington On Black Entrepreneurs

At first this blogger was just going to leave the whole issue of TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington’s statement that he “Didn’t know any black entrepreneurs” alone at one blog post. But after a series of emails, a video follow-up, the one above, was in order. And to really hammer home the point that what Michael […]

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CNN, Michael Arrington, Black Entrepreneurs, and The Invisible Man

Last week, a bit of a row ensued when Tech Crunch Founder Michael Arrington appeared on a segment of a CNN special on black entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and, under questioning by Soledad O’Brien, said “I don’t know a single black entrepreneur.” This blogger got wind of Michael’s comments because a friend, Marco Brown, a […]