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dailyphoto080321.jpgAngela Bassett Gets Hollywood Star
Angela Bassett has had good days — becoming a mother to twins, winning a Golden Globe, being nominated for an Academy Award. Then there was Thursday. “Do you ever have one of those days? I woke up and the sun wasn’t really shining but then it burst through the clouds and it was glorious. Hallelujah!” Bassett exclaimed to the crowd at the ceremony for the 2,358th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Continue Reading…)

‘Stuff White People Like’ Blog Stirs Controversy
Asian women, fancy coffee, farmers markets, dinner parties and gay friends — these are just a sampling of life’s pleasures — if you’re whitee. Excuse me? That’s according to John Lander, the (white) wit behind the Web sensation Stuff White People Like blog, an irreverent daily missive on the passions of posh urbanites of the Caucasian persuasion. (Continue Reading…)

Richard Williams: Media Treated Venus and Serena Unfairly
WTA head Larry Scott said Thursday that he strongly disagrees with comments made by Richard Williams, father of Serena and Venus, regarding racism on the women’s tour. Saying he was disappointed by Williams’ recent remarks during an interview in India, Scott said in a statement: “The Tour has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to racism, and I have previously let Mr. Williams know that he should let me know if he ever had evidence of racist comments or acts in women’s professional tennis.” (Continue Reading…)

America’s New Slavery: Black Men in Prison
A new American slave trade is booming, warn prison activists, following the release of a report that again outlines outrageous numbers of young Black men in prison and increasing numbers of adults undergoing incarceration. That slave trade is connected to money states spend to keep people locked up, profits made through cheap prison labor and for-profit prisons, excessive charges inmates and families may pay for everything from tube socks to phone calls, and lucrative cross country shipping of inmates to relieve overcrowding and rent cells in faraway states and counties. (Continue Reading…)

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  • rkj

    I wish our brothers would stop joining the “prison slave trade”.
    Africans were brutally forced to work for no pay for centuries.
    No one’s forcing these young guys to commit crimes.
    No doubt, there are serious problems with the American justice system. But how about not getting caught up in it?

  • Cola

    I had never heard of the stuffwhitepeoplelike blog. I found it entertaining but thats just me I can find humor in just about anything. I told my sister about it and then she told me about this blog..

    http://stuffeducatedblackpeoplelike.wordpress.com/

  • About time, Angela should have gotten an award for Tina Turner!