*Assumptions keep getting people in trouble. In this case, an assumption has an entire hospital in hot water. When a Long Island woman insisted that the leader of the free world, president Barack Obama, follows her on Twitter – doctors at the Harlem Hospital psych ward accused her of being delusional and suffering from bipolar disorder — but she was actually telling the truth, a lawsuit charges.
Kam Brock spent a frightening eight-days at the mental facility and was force-fed injections of powerful sedatives, and downed doses of lithium, according to medical records obtained through her lawsuit – which was filed in Manhattan Federal Court.Continue reading →
*Wait, didn’t we use to like him? I think back to 9/11; where he made some powerful statements and heroic efforts to go along with ‘em. Now those feelings seem like distant memories because Rudy Giuliani keeps throwing shade at my president . Just a few weeks after saying that Barack Obama doesn’t love America, now he’s suggested that Obama is to blame for the severe beating of a girl at a Brooklyn, McDonald’s, and the shooting Thursday of two Ferguson, Mo., police officers, the New York Daily News reports.
He’s torn his ass with a lot of folks now. But the detractors are hoopin’ and hollerin’ for sure.
But wait, there’s more.
The statement was made during an interview with AM 970, and Giuliani had the nerve to say that Obama should be more like–of all people to mention–Bill Cosby.Continue reading →
*TV host Rodner Figueroa was ridin’ high when he won his Emmy. Now he’ll be lucky if he can get a job at Target. According to the AP the talk show host was fired from Univision after saying that First Lady Michelle Obama “looks like someone from the cast of Planet of the Apes.”
*Here we go. Another high-strung republican showing us exactly what she’s made of.
This time its Tea Party radio host Andrea Shea King. She let ‘er rip spewing her hatred for Congressional Black Caucus members. Of course she wrapped it around a cause and suggested that those lawmakers who boycotted Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s should be killed. More specifically, they should be hanged.
“Obama doesn’t have to run for reelection again, a lot of these guys do,” King said on the audio that was published by Right Wing Watch. “Listen, I would like to think that these guys could pay with their lives, hanging from a noose in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.”Continue reading →
*In a bodacious act of defiance, the Alabama Supreme Court has ordered all of the state’s probate judges to cease the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This is the latest in what appears to be a growing legal battle being fought in Alabama over whose decision will trump the other: decisions made by federal justices or those made by state judges.
In the meantime, peoples’ lives hang in the balance.
The clash of federal versus state rights doesn’t start and stop in Alabama though, all across the nation states opposed to same-sex marriage attempt to block federal court decisions throwing out gay marriage bans.
In Alabama, state and federal judges have been playing a focused game of ping-pong with the issue, and the Supreme Court recently refused to block a U.S. District Court judge’s ruling — which allowed gay marriage to begin there.
*U.S. officials say we should be vigilant since terror group Al-Shabaab put out a video on Saturday that threatens attacks on U.S. shopping malls, and in Canada and the U.K., according to CNN.
In the video the al Qaeda-linked terror group brags about its deadly September 2013 attack on a mall in Kenya, the report says, where more than 60 people died at an upscale mall in Nairob. CNN says the video is a threat to malls in the three Western countries.Continue reading →
*Wow, it seems our president has downright pissed off one politically-savvy pre-teen. C.J. Pearson, a 12-year-old middle school student from Georgia, has uploaded a video on his YouTube channel that calls President Barack Obama out for not really loving America. C.J. claimed that if Obama did love this country, he “would call ISIS what it really is—an assault on Christianity [and] an assault on America,” Pearson said.
And people are taking notice. As of early Monday afternoon the video had garnered 390,000 views.Continue reading →
*In an interview with CBSN reporter Vladimir Duthiers, Ilyasah Shabazz, the third of Malcolm X’s six daughters, talks about her father, his legacy, and how his voice (and message) still resonates today. Saturday marked the 50 year anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, and for those of us who were actually around to witness the day it happened, its hard to believe it has been that long. It still feels so recent. The civil rights leader was gunned down while giving a speech in New York City, and many (still unsubstantiated) theories point to members of his own religious circle, the Nation of Islam, from whom he had a very public split – as the finger on the trigger.
Shabazz speaks with a loving respect and adoration of her father and says many times, when he was shown in the media he was “reacting” or responding to issues around the human condition. She called her father “a man of great compassion, of integrity, a man who was being responsible for not only his people but his country.” Continue reading →