Day: August 9, 2013
For EBONY magazine’s September issue, the iconic African-American brand dedicates four covers to the Trayvon Martin movement that has gripped Black America for over a year.
After previewing the covers — depicting Miami Heat franchise player Dwyane Wade and his two sons, famed director Spike Lee and his son, actor Boris Kodjoe and his son, and Tracy Martin, Sybrina Fulton, her son Jahvaris Fulton — on social media, racist trolls stormed EBONY’s twitter mentions with bigoted comments, while a comment on Breibart.com, led to frenzied speculation that the Tea Party of America planned to boycott the magazine to protest the covers.
The threat of boycott was spread further by Jackson, Mississippi doctor, Tom Head, who tweeted:
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Today, the White House has announced that President Barack Obama will award 16 recipients with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom. Of that number, four African-Americans have been selected as well.
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey, civil rights leader Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian, late Martin Luther King, Jr. adviser Bayard Rustin, and Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks will be awarded with the medals. The group joins a distinguished list of past winners such as Jackie Robinson, Sidney Poitier, Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, and Dorothy Height among others.
Similar to the Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal Of Freedom is the highest award given to civilians in the United States. The medal serves to recognize the significant cultural achievements by the award winners, spanning areas of arts, entertainment, world peace endeavors, human rights and other arenas.
During several instances during his term, President Obama has…
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Whitney Houston‘s diva status has been certified for over 25 years and will live on through her legacy. She has birthed some of the best (and worst) trends in the 80′s and 90′s offering inspiration to modern-day divas like Beyonce and Rihanna. To honor Whitney’s 50th birthday, and her love of colored sequins, big furs, and fancy shawls click-through the late diva’s marvelous looks of the past decade.
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With constant reminders of her memory embedded in pop culture, it’s hard to believe that the iconic Whitney Houston is no longer with us. “The Voice” would have celebrated her 50th birthday this Friday, August 9. In her honor, we will commemorate the entertainer with “The 50 Shades of Whitney,” a weeklong celebration fit for pop royalty. Check back each day this week, as we highlight her life through her extraordinary music, memorable moments on film, and all of the colors of her personality that made her one of a kind.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) — Larenzo Riggins was hungry when he walked into the east Albany McDonald’s on Thursday.
“I went in to order seven McDoubles and one McChicken, and one fry,” said Lorenzo Riggins, 911 caller.
But after he walked outside, he says he noticed that wasn’t what he got.
“I left out the store without checking it, but when I got to my truck and I got ready to leave I looked in my bag and come to find out I had six McDoubles” said Riggins.
Riggins says he took the bag back inside and talked to an employee hoping to get his other hamburger, but things didn’t turn out so well.
“She was trying to get an attitude with me and I said I’m going to call the police,” said Riggins.
And that’s what he did, Lorenzo called the police. Lorenzo’s call to police sent him to…
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