14. May 2013
Detroit is in more trouble and of course, it’s fiscal trouble! No one is surprised…especially the city’s new emergency manager.
The future is not looking good for the city of Detroit according to the city’s new emergency manager bankruptcy lawyer Kevyn Orr, who was brought in by the governor in March. He had 45 days to produce a report of his findings and as expected, they were not good.
At the time he assumed office, the city estimated its budget deficit to be about $327 million, but Orr found “that Detroit’s net cash position was negative $162 million as of April 26, and that the projected budget deficit is expected to reach $386 million in less than two months,” according to Fox News.
Orr dug up the issues that are killing the city softly finding that the city has been completely and foolishly mismanaged for quite some time. He found evidence of Dave Bing and the nine-member City Council’s poor management of the city “dysfunctional and wasteful after years of budgetary restrictions, mismanagement, crippling operational practices and, in some cases, indifference or corruption.” (more…)
8. May 2013
We just reported on New York’s dirty politics April 8, with the story of Malcolm A. Smith attempting to bribe his way into the mayoral race with the help of a couple others. Now, another state senator is going down and others are going with him.
State Sen. John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) thought he would charge the city a gratuity on every foreclosure he managed for the city. He was the acting attorney, that a foreclosure requires, for several foreclosures that he embezzled from. His job was simply to take the money from the sale of foreclosed properties and pay off the mortgage and any lawyers and/or creditors, then return the remaining funds to the homeowner. But NO! Sampson figured there must be a tip in there for him somewhere and his tip equaled $440,000, according to New York Daily News. (more…)
3. May 2013
The freedom fighters for the African American people have not been forgotten. The Black Panthers and other black activists of the sixties left an indelible mark on the legal system of the U.S. and on the hearts of the African American family.
Assata Shakur wrote an autobiography in 1987, that is a must-read for any and all individuals who want to know the true story of her struggle as a young black woman in the 60′s trying to find herself and her freedom. She details her arrest and imprisonment for the incident that occurred 40 years ago yesterday, May 2, 1973, when she allegedly shot a New Jersey state trooper in a shoot out between police and black activist members of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army of which she belonged. (more…)
2. May 2013
We’ve seen devastating car accidents and other catastrophes, but none so quite bizarre as the latest plane crash caught on video.
A U.S. cargo plane crashed in Afghanistan Monday, and the devastating crash was caught on a dash camera. The crew that was lost in the crash included six members from Michigan and one from Kentucky, according to the Washington Post. The plane took off normally, but when it began to fail it did not nose dive, but eerily fell out of the sky. (more…)
29. April 2013
The White House held its annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night and as the EUR reported, the President’s comedic skills were on high beam. But others wanted to get in on the fun.
Steven Spielberg was patched in for the event to talk about his new film, “Obama”. He talked about the difficulty he had in getting someone to play President Obama because he heard that he was “aloof” and he never supplied any of his “transcripts.” (more…)
25. April 2013
The conservatives and Republicans have nothing in common with those who are pro-choice, anti-guns, for same sex marriage, and/or legalizing marijuana. So how in the heck did their leader end up with someone likely to believe in all of those things.
Speaker of the House, John Boehner has been well known for his conservative views and going against President Obama in nearly every legislative act he introduces. So you might wonder how his daughter ended up the fiance of a man that looks a lot like Rohan Marley…well any of the Marleys. (more…)
22. April 2013
The residents of Boston, Massachusetts, as well as the rest of our country, is still shaken by the explosion that occurred during the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 15. But, the lives that have been shattered by the loss of their loved ones and those who were were severely injured will be honored.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is asking residents to honor those affected by the bombing with one-minute of silence Monday at 2:50pm when the first bomb exploded near the finish line. The silence will be followed by the ringing of the bells in Boston and throughout Massachussetts, according to the Huffington Post.
19. April 2013
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free” must only apply to a small area around the Statue of Liberty where it’s printed because some states are not being so friendly or welcoming to those arriving in the country.
According to CBS Atlanta, a billboard was placed along Bellsferry Road in Canton, Georgia, telling illegal immigrants to keep on trekking through the state to South Carolina if they are looking for jobs because the jobs there are for those who are residents of the area. The Dustin Inman Society, lead by D.A. King, is responsible for the sign which reads in big, bold print: ”South Carolina Welcomes the Undocumented.” (more…)