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Quick Notes 201007

Sunday, July 25, 2010
Russia’s First Black Politician

Russian councilman Jean Gregoire Sagbo became the first black to be elected to office in Russia.

Friday, July 23, 2010
North Korea Promises A Physical Response

North Korea promises a physical response if the United States and South Korea conduct war games. Hopefully by physical response, they mean a letter through snail mail or something else benign.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tom Vilsack Apologizes To Sherrod

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack apologized for the firing of Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod based on a segment of a video clip that took Ms. Sherrod’s statements out of context.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Senate Committee Approves Kagan

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan receives the approval from the Senate judiciary committee.

Monday, July 19, 2010
Oil Appears To Be Seeping

Reports of a successful cap may have been a bit premature. There is growing worry that the oil is continuing to seep into the gulf from possible fractures elsewhere in the line.

Sunday, July 18, 2010
Happy Birthday Mr. Mandela

Nelson Mandela turned ninety two today!

Friday, July 16, 2010
Caster Semenya Wins!

Caster Semenya wins her first race since being cleared to compete!

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Leak Capped!

British Petroleum’s efforts have finally paid off! The leak has been successfully capped! For the first time in three months there is no crude flowing into the gulf from the infamous Deepwater Horizon well.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
BP Fails Again

British Petroleum’s latest effort to stop the leakage of oil into the gulf appears to be winding up a failure.

Monday, July 12, 2010
IPhone 4

Because of its tendency to lose its signal Consumer Reports gives the IPhone 4 a thumbs down. I hope all those people who stood in line to pay top dollar enjoy their high priced doorstop.

Saturday, July 10, 2010
Colton Harris-Moore

Colton Harris-Moore was arrested just before dawn in northern Eleuthera Island. He has been running from law enforcement since escaping from a Washington state halfway house in 2008. I wonder how long Oscar Grant eluded police before Officer Mehserle felt he needed to be shot.

Thursday, July 8, 2010
LeBron James Day

Today is the day that free agent basketball player LeBron James will announce who he plans to play for on a prime time, made for television special that his handlers contracted with ESPN.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Caster Semenya Cleared

Caster Semenya, the South African female runner who was vilified for being so much faster than the other runners and accused of being more than a woman and too much like a man, has been cleared for future competition with the other ladies. And all that controversy accomplished what?

Sunday, July 4, 2010
Michael Steele At It Again

Republican everywhere are condemning GOP chairman Michael Steele’s comment that the Afghanistan was a war of President Obama’s choosing. It’s hard to take the GOP seriously when the chairman is doing his best to rewrite history.

Neither GOP lawmaker, however, was outraged enough to demand Steele’s resignation, as some other Republican have done. Both said from Kabul it was up to Steele to decide whether he could continue to lead the party.

Saturyday, July 3, 2010
Happy Birthday America

As America continues to grow and mature we can only hope we get closer to the day that this country takes responsibility for what it has done to the black community.

Friday, July 2, 2010
Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon

Serena Williams holds the winners trophy after defeating Russia’s Vera Zvonareva in the womens’ singles final at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London.

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - Posted by | Life, Quick Notes

1 Comment »

  1. “As America continues to grow and mature we can only hope we get closer to the day that this country takes responsibility for what it has done to the black community.”

    I was going to respond to your post after this, but this statement is enough to the point for me to get to. This statement is one that has always baffled me. Not in a “I’m dense or obtuse” sort of way, but what I want to know is what is the answer to this in a more specific way?? Is it up to the dominant culture to correct everything before a total societal shift in the minority community is to occur?
    I’m just curious as to your point of view on how you see things needing to play out.

    Comment by Mike Lovell | Tuesday, July 6, 2010 | Reply

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