dailyphoto080415.jpgAlicia Keys’ Journey to the Motherland
It starts and ends with the actions of people. We are witnessing the complete annihilation of entire communities of people. Human beings, like you and me, infected with the deadliest virus known to man: HIV/AIDS. The virus has led to the deaths of millions of fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. The most affected are children. This devastating disease has created over 13 million orphans in Africa alone. In fact, before AIDS hit Africa the word ‘orphan’ did not even exist. Africa has been called the cradle of civilization, where all life began. It is where our roots are. You could call it “Mother Africa”. (Continue Reading…)

Bob Johnson Says Ferraro Was Right on Obama
Billionaire Bob Johnson, the founder of BET, last seen publicly raising Sen. Barack Obama’s youthful drug use, then denying it, then apologizing for it, has stepped into the spotlight again. In an interview with the Charlotte Observer, Johnson says that former vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro was right. If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position,” she said, just before the resulting firestorm forced her to step down as an adviser to Obama rival Hillary Clinton. (Continue Reading…)

GOP Lawmaker Apologizes for Calling Obama ‘Boy’
Republican Rep. Geoff Davis apologizing to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Monday after referring to him as “that boy.” Addressing a Republican gathering Saturday night, the Kentucky lawmaker said, “That boy’s finger does not need to be on the button.” Davis was talking about political and national security issues at an annual GOP dinner. (Continue Reading…)

School Fire Kills Uganda Children
An overnight fire in dormitory at a Ugandan junior school near the capital, Kampala, has killed at least 19 girls. The BBC’s Joshua Mmali at the scene says distraught parents are wailing as rescuers work to retrieve bodies. (Continue Reading…)

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