aleqm5hzjeolcel88krwtvvjyqh_mmjy3gAKA President Sued for Buying Wax Statue of Herself
Members of the country’s oldest black sorority are suing to remove their president, alleging that she spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of the group’s money on herself — some of it to pay for a wax statue in her own likeness. In the suit filed in Washington, D.C., the Alpha Kappa Alpha members also alleged that international President Barbara McKinzie bought designer clothing, jewelry and lingerie with the sorority credit card. She then redeemed points the purchases earned on the card to buy a big-screen television and gym equipment, the lawsuit said. (Continue Reading…)

Officer who sent ‘jungle-monkey’ e-mail: ‘I am not a racist’
The Boston police officer who sent a mass e-mail in which he compared Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. to a “banana-eating jungle monkey” has apologized, saying he’s not a racist. Officer Justin Barrett, 36, told a Boston television station Wednesday night that he was sorry about the e-mail, a copy of which he also sent to The Boston Globe. He repeated his apology Thursday night on CNN’s “Larry King Live.” “I would like to take this opportunity to offer fellow police officers, soldiers and citizens my sincerest apology over the controversial e-mail I authored,” Barrett said on CNN. “I am not a racist. I did not intend any racial bigotry, harm or prejudice in my words. I sincerely apologize that these words have been received as such. I truly apologize to all.” (Continue Reading…)

Obama Sees ‘Beginning of the End’ of U.S. Recession
President Barack Obama defended the steps taken by his administration to pull the nation out of the economic crisis, saying the U.S. “may be seeing the beginning of the end of the recession.” Obama told an audience in North Carolina, where the jobless rate is 11 percent, that “there’s a lot of misinformation out there” about the $787 billion stimulus package he pushed through Congress in February and the bailouts of financial institutions and automakers. (Continue Reading…)

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