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Convicted of murder, but exonerated years later, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter has returned to His Lord, at the age of 76.
Maintaining his innocence since the triple-murder charges in 1966, in Patterson, N.J., he became for many, a symbol of the insipid racism and rush-to-incarcerate black men, which many argue, exists today.
I recall vividly, his bald, shiny head and goatee mustache. He looked then, that he could go a few rounds for the middleweight championship.
On Monday, SCOTUS ruled in favor of a Michigan voter initiative, banning the use of race, as a factor in admission into college. In a remote sense, this conjures the discussion we had on Critical Discourse, regarding the efficacy of admissions exams for NYC “elite” high schools.
The reaction was swift, but most strikingly, one of the justices, Sonia Sotomayor, in dissent, harshly criticized the decision, going as far as accusing the majority in the 6-2 ruling, of being “out of touch…”. In my view, such a public tantrum is unprofessional and in bad taste.
But, to be frank, couldn’t one argue that a college should have the right, as opposed to the obligation, to consider race?
What will this mean for black and Latino students, who purportedly will be “locked out” of opportunities for [material] advancement?
THIS DECISION DOES NOT GRANT A COLLEGE THE RIGHT TO USE RACE AS A REASON TO DENY ADMISSION!
Incidentally, Cliven Bundy made some controversial comments, with regards to race, which are worth discussing
AS ALWAYS – I can’t wait for the discussion, which is always better when you come on board and share your insights, views and expertise
As reported by the Boston Globe, IN NOMINATING federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor for the nation's highest court today, President Obama stressed her "extraordinary journey" from public housing in the South Bronx to the upper reaches of the judicial system. But despite her personal history, Sotomayor's professional record is notable less for its iconoclasm than for its steadiness and solidity.
Sotomayor, now a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, would become the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court. By any measure, she is well prepared for the job. A graduate of Princeton and Yale Law School, she has worked as a prosecutor and as a corporate lawyer in civil cases. And her previous service as a federal district court judge would be a crucial addition to the court.
Currently, only departing Justice David Souter has experience as a trial judge. By proposing Sotomayor as his replacement, Obama has answered his own complaint that current Supreme Court justices - most of whom entered the federal judiciary at the lofty appellate level - often consider cases through too abstract a prism.
Some liberal activists hoped that Obama would seek a firebrand to counter Antonin Scalia, the darling of the right. Will Sotomayor be the Latino's Clarence Thomas?
Let's talk tonight, on the slugfest... "if You can handle the truth."
May 27 - Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu we're joined by ABC News senior political reporter Rick Klein.
Klein is tapped into what Washington is saying — he's the author of the well-read blog "The Note" as well as host of the ABC News Now show "Top Line." We'll talk to him the selection of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, and what the media will be talking about in the days and weeks to come.
There seems to be a focus on two key comments Sotomayor has made, one on video about the role of the appellate court, and the other in writing about life experience. "The fact that one is on video will answer which one we'll see more," he says. "I think both of them are going to be in wide circulation. They are, for a lot of folks, killers and absolute game-changers. There is, I think, compelling and interesting explanations behind each of those pieces of information."
Also discussed from the newsfeed: the New York Times' new social media editor (Klein is on Twitter as well) and the success of a personalized magazine.
On tonight's broadcast, topics to be discussed include: the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearing, another industry wanting a federal bailout, a servicemember refuses to deploy and much more.
Roman Genn (born May 17, 1972, Moscow) is an American artist. He is most well known for his illustrations for the conservative magazine National Review, of which he is a contributing editor. Genn grew up in Moscow and moved to the United States in 1991. While living in the USSR he was repeatedly arrested for publicly exhibiting anti-government caricatures.Besides the National Review, Genn's work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune,Baltimore Sun, New York Daily News, International Herald Tribune, Newsday, Newsweek, Harper/Collins, Penguin Group (USA), Saatchi & Saatchi, TV Guide,Barron's, and The American Lawyer, among others. There was an uproar during the Clinton years when Genn depicted Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Al Gore on a National Review cover titled "The Manchurian Candidates."Genn's covers depicting Sonia Sotomayor as a Buddha and President Barack Obama as a proctologist produced similar responses.I For more information on Roman Genn, go here: http://www.rgenn.com/ This show sponsored by Studentsforabtterfuture.com
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Voter Education means Empowerment, and Women in Business Honors Weds Sep 17th 930AM
Weds Sept. 17th Live on WIGO AM 1570 9:45-10AM Part 1 of Interview with Maynard Jackson III about voting organiztion Future Voters of America. Also author and businesswoman Sonia Booker talks about The Atlanta Business League Super Tuesday event honoring women. Simulcast on radio WIGO AM1570 in Atlanta.and on WIGOAM.COM
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Sonia Keffer has been developing and facilitating employee-training workshops for seventeen years. A main focus of Sonia’s work is the internal motivation that is necessary for all of us to be truly successful. Being passionate about her work she enjoys bringing new ideas to all levels of employees and seeing the spark ignite in someone when they understand how to incorporate a new concept into their own personal or professional life. Her training sessions are high energy and interactive which allow for maximum participation and learning. Sonia has been fortunate enough to work across the United States with such organizations as The county of Orange, California, the City and county of San Francisco, Stearns-Benton Workforce Center and On With Life. Here in Omaha, Sonia has worked with such terrific organizations as Fashion Cleaners, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha Tri-county Workforce Development, Henningsen Foods, Inc., SOCAP, PVPL, the Nebraska Art Council, the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival and NAM. Among Sonia’s other passions are her involvement in community theatre including being involved all four years of the Great Plains Theatre Conference sponsored by Metropolitan Community College. This summer she both directed and acted in new works first presented at the conference at Omaha’s Shelterbelt Theater.
SHe is the author of Rule of Thumb: A small business guide to developing mission, vision, and value statements available on Amazon.
Is being told NO the end of the world? Many of us give up when we hear that dreaded word. But for many of us, being tod NO is the impetus for us to dig deeper. Being told we cannot have this or that causes us to strive for greater heights. In today's broadcast, Sonia Nadina shares with you how to use NO to shift the wall that stands between you and your desire.
Burst through your fear and find the way to create within the world of NO.
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Sonia is an Emotional Healing Therapist, Spiritual Teacher and Author. To book a life changing session with Sonia, visit her website: www.soniahaynes.com
Her inspirational and life changing books are available on Amazon and other websites. Find the link on her website.
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