Emory launching Atlanta-focused speaker series – The State

Emory launching Atlanta-focused speaker seriesThe State“Atlanta Intersections” is set to kick off March 18 with a conversation with Atlanta-based urban photographer Chip Simone. The conversation between Simone and Randy Gue,…

Owner Mark Davis: Oakland is on its ‘last chance’ to keep Raiders – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.com“We are very enthusiastic about the opportunity… to develop this unique property, which we expect will become a transformational and vital urban, residential sports and entertainment center for [Oakland],” Colony…

Lax enforcement of Denver’s camping ban? No tickets ever issued under 2012 … – The Denver Channel

Lax enforcement of Denver’s camping ban? No tickets ever issued under 2012 …The Denver ChannelDENVER – Despite an urban camping ban, homeless people can still be seen sleeping along the…

An urban farm in Las Vegas? Supporter looking at 50 acres, seeking startup … – Las Vegas Sun

An urban farm in Las Vegas? Supporter looking at 50 acres, seeking startup …Las Vegas SunGarza is leading an effort to build a large-scale urban farm in the Las Vegas…

Architecture & Design Film Festival expands to Los Angeles – Los Angeles Times

Architecture & Design Film Festival expands to Los AngelesLos Angeles TimesBy Lisa Boone. February 14, 2014, 9:15 a.m.. Following a five-year run in New York, the Architecture & Design Film…

Britain deal with suspect mail packages – Xinhua

XinhuaLONDON, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — British police on Thursday revealed that a series of suspect packages had been sent to military-related targets in urban centers across southern England. Counter terrorism…

Inquest in Britain clears police in killing that triggered riots – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesLONDON – Fury from family and supporters greeted an inquest jury’s finding Wednesday that police acted lawfully when they shot Mark Duggan through the chest in 2011, a…

Governor, former astronaut reenact historic broadcast – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneForty-five years ago, James Lovell Jr. and two other astronauts who had just orbited the moon read a Christmas Eve message to residents on Earth. At the time, the…

Nicki Minaj Halloween Costume Mixes With Kmart And Macy’s

Nicki Minaj is amazing. She’s the only pop-culture star who’s been able to combine her racy edgy style and actions, with marketing relationships with traditional retail brands. Think about it.…

YouTube Music Awards Has Leo Justi From Brazil

YouTube Music Awards has Leo Justi! YouTube has tapped one of Brazil’s premiere urban-electronic artists, LEO JUSTI, to perform at the first annual YouTube Music Awards. The Brazilian broadcast, produced…

Oakland’s Michael A Lenoir 114th President Of The National Medical Association

Oakland’s Michael A. LeNoir, M.D., a well-known practicing Pediatrician and Allergist in the San Francisco Bay Area, was installed as the 114th president of the National Medical Association during the…

HyperLoop: Elon Musk’s Idea Leaves Out Some Simple Considerations

HyperLoop is an idea that has popped up all over my newsfeeds over the past day or so, and since it’s from a man who’s business work I admire, Elon…

Dennis Wu Elected Chair of Recology Board of Directors

Dennis Wu, a very respected member of the international and Recognized Business and Community Leader is now the newly elected Chair of The Recology Board of Directors. Mr. Wu is…

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev And Tamerlan Tsarnaev Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev are officially the Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects. That headline is hard to find, so this blog post was made to help make that less of…

West Oakland Urban Farm and Park Ground Breaking Ceremony, Oakland, Today, 1 PM

WOW! This is great news. If you recall from a past post, City Slicker Farms, one of Oakland’s great non-profits, is having a ground breaking of its planned and now…

Hadiya Pendleton In Chicago, 8 Year In Oakland Old Killed By Guns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZCck8vnI4U Hadiya Pendleton was just 15-year-old, and shot in the back by someone who opened fire in a park near her high school on January 29th. That was this week,…

West Oakland Urban Farm and Park Groundbreaking Jan 31st

Just got this email from Oakland’s City Slicker Farms: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Innovative West Oakland Urban Farm and Park 1.4 Acre Farm and Park Will Provide Food and Community Resources…

CNN’s Ridiculous Look At “Black Nerds”

CNN just had a segment devoted to “Black Nerds” that was just completely annoying. The reason is, Carolyn Costello, the CNN Anchor over the telecast, was trying to push being…

Barack Obama For President Of The United States Of America

Today’s Election Day 2012, and you’ve heard the cliched statement that “You have a clear choice.” Well, folks, it’s true: you really do. The choice for this video-blogger is simple:…

World Soccer Dribble Record Set: America Scores Draws 2,149

On Saturday, this blogger participated in a fun event: the America Scores effort to break the Guinness Book Of World Records record for number of people to dribble soccer balls…

Oakland Tribune’s Angela Woodall’s Wronghead View Of Downtown

Grrr. Oakland Tribune reporter Angela Woodall’s done it again: wrote another completely wrongheaded account of my Oakland. The first time it was a Twitter tweet that implied there was corruption…

Oakland Builders Alliance New ED: Beverly Rivas

The Oakland Builders Alliance, the advocacy group for Oakland’s Commercial Real Estate Industry, has a new executive director. And I’m proud to say she’s my business partner Beverly Rivas! Here’s…

“Welcome Back Kotter” ‘Epstein’ Actor Robert Hegyes Passes at 60

This is sad news for any fan of the shows Welcome Back Kotter and Cagney and Lacey: veteran actor Robert Hegyes passed away at the age of 60, and due…

San Francisco News: Transbay Transit Center Meetings Wednesday

This important San Francisco News is about an upcoming Transbay Transit Center-related meeting this Wednesday. As you know, the Transbay Transit Center is currently under construction, replacing the demolished Transbay…

Subway Fights, NYC Naked Man Rants – How To Avoid Both

If you live in an urban area with a subway train system, chances are you’ve seen it, a subway fight. And maybe you’ve seen a naked man go on a…