Wanda Sykes’ seems to have found a new and unlikely source for her jokes: The Obamas. Her performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was hilarious and some might say went too far. And now Sykes is on Michelle Obama. This joke she makes is daring and says what other comedians have danced around. Who […]

Wanda Sykes’ seems to have found a new and unlikely source for her jokes: The Obamas. Her performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was hilarious and some might say went too far. And now Sykes is on Michelle Obama. This joke she makes is daring and says what other comedians have danced around. Who […]

The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority plans to issue $150 million in bonds for a cancer treatment facility at Hampton University that uses proton radiation to destroy cancers. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced Monday that he has authorized the bonds. Kaine says proceeds from the bonds will help finance construction and equipping of the Hampton […]

From Nicholas D. Kristof at nytimes.com: Jasmine Caldwell was 14 and selling sex on the streets when an opportunity arose to escape her pimp: an undercover policeman picked her up. The cop could have rescued her from the pimp, who ran a string of 13 girls and took every cent they earned. If the cop […]

From PrisonPlanet.com: Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch gave a strange response when asked about plans for mainstream news websites to charge for content, declaring, “The current days of the internet will soon be over.” He was making reference to the fact that corporate media websites cannot continue to survive under their current failing business model. […]

From EURweb.com: The Obama administration has joined the ranks of activist groups arguing that a major aspect of the nation’s drug sentencing laws is unfair to African Americans, specifically poor inner-city residents. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer asked Congress Wednesday to pass legislation ending the so-called 100-to-1 disparity in sentences for crack and powder cocaine […]

The New York chapter of the Council For American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is hosting their annual banquet and fundraiser this Saturday, May 9th at Vanderbilt Hall of the NYU Law School. If you are in the New York City area this weekend, try to check it out! The keynote speaker, Hatem Bazian, is actually a distinguished […]

UPDATE: Pregnant Briton To Escape Death Penalty In Laos A British woman who had been facing possible execution in Laos will escape the death sentence because she is pregnant, a spokesman for the Laotian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The country’s criminal law prohibits courts from sentencing pregnant women to death, spokesman Khenthong Nuanthasing told CNN. […]

Amount of people in the U.S. diagnosed with swine flu: 253 Amount of people in the U.S. diagnosed with AIDS: 468,578 Amount of people who have died from swine flu this year in the U.S.: 1 Amount of people who have died from AIDS this year in the U.S.: 5,000 (est.) Amount of people worldwide […]

From EURweb.com: Did Seinfeld’s Michael Richards cross a line from comedy to cruelty when he tried to handle a heckler by simply referring to the man by the N-word repeatedly? He ostensibly felt very comfortable venturing there, being a member of the white majority. But how does society decide what is appropriate subject-matter for comics […]

From New York Post.com: Gov. Paterson’s historically low ratings have sunk even deeper — with only 19 percent of New York voters approving of his performance, according to a Marist College poll released yesterday. In March, a Marist survey found his public approval rating to be a then-record-low 26 percent. Dr. Lee Miringoff, the poll’s […]