Ciara Insists That She Wasn’t Nude For Vibe Shoot
Ciara has been in the headlines as of late, due to a racy spread for Vibe’s October issue, in which the singer appears in the nude. While she’s received some flack for the spread, the majority of fans across the net seem to enjoy the photos. Ciara, however, has claimed that she wasn’t actually nude for the shoot, and in a recent interview with MTV she calls the pictorial “misleading.” “I think, at this point, I’d rather just be quiet about things such as that, but I definitely want to make it clear that I was going in to do something artistic, and I was upset that when I saw the photos, everything was gone,” Ciara told MTV. “It’s very, very upsetting and somewhat misleading.” According to Ciara, she went into the shoot expecting to make an “artistic expression,” and not show off her sculpted body. (Continue Reading…)

U.N. Genocide Court Jails Rwandan Attorney for Life
Former deputy prosecutor Simeon Nchamihigo was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for his role in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, a United Nations court said. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Nchamihigo guilty on charges of genocide, murder and crimes against humanity. The Arusha-based court said that in April 1994 Nchamihigo, a former deputy prosecutor in Cyangugu prefecture, told Interahamwe militia to find and kill Tutsis and other civilians who were accomplices of the Rwandan Patriotic Front. (Continue Reading…)

NM GOP Leader Under Fire for “Hispanics above Blacks” Slur
A local Republican Party leader in New Mexico has set off a firestorm by suggesting in an interview that Hispanics are racists who won’t vote for a black candidate. Now even the state Republican chairman is calling for his resignation. Fernando C’ de Baca, who heads the GOP in Bernalillo County, was quoted by BBC reporter Jon Kelly on Friday as saying that even though the polls show Barack Obama with a substantial lead over John McCain among Hispanic voters, “The truth is that Hispanics came here as conquerors. African-Americans came here as slaves. … Hispanics consider themselves above blacks. They won’t vote for a black president.” (Continue Reading…)

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