A photo taken in 2005 has surfaced, one that many claim would’ve derailed President Barack Obama’s 2008 bid for the White House. The picture was taken with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at an event in 2005 for the Congressional Black Caucus. The photographer who took the photo, Askia Muhammad said he kept the photo under wraps until now because he felt it would’ve ruined Obama’s chances to win. Talk about a team player! But I still feel its a shame that it had to be hidden at all.
Yesterday I stumbled upon some disturbing news, coffee may be killing us, slowly. Some coffee chians in California have begun to settle a lawsuit, part of the deal will be warnings posted in coffee houses about coffee drinking’s cancer link. It has been discovered that roasted coffee beans contain acrylamide, a chemical linked to cancer.
Just a few years ago the FDA issued a warning about the compound, found in plant-based foods cooked at high temperatures ( frying, roasting, or baking), and smaller amounts via boiling or steaming. According to the FDA: it’s in chips, French fries, burnt toast, cereals, coffee, crackers, and dried fruits. The National Cancer Institute adds canned black olives and prune juice to the list.
Apple plans to cut production of its flagship phone as we continue into 2018, due to disappointing sales for its pricey iPhone X. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone X would “set the path of technology for the next decade.”
With its premium dual lens camera that enables new augmented reality apps and features, has yet to justify why a phone that costs $370 to manufacture is worth $1000.
Production targets for the iPhone 8 and 7 models will stay intact, where it seems more customers have opted to go instead of paying more for basically the same thing. Apple has not responded to requests for comment and does not typically speak publicly about production figures or rumors surrounding its handsets.
Always the last to do anything that would benefit minorities (with one of the highest concentration of them of all counties in GA), it surprises me that Dekalb County would do anything that would slow the number of people they lock up for petty crime as opposed to the major crimes that continuously go unsolved there. We’ll see how this goes, but I personally doubt that Dekalb County’s conservative (sucking the fun out of life) regime will ever approve this. I’ll be glad when it’s time to vote them out. Full Story below: Continue reading Dekalb County Commissioners Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana
I’m tripping right now, because when I was watching the news this morning, I was wondering why they had been on the same story all morning. Once I went on with the day I realized that three girls under the age of 16 were shot in less than 24hrs in the city limits of Atlanta, GA.
Posted Friday, January 26, 2018 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Ryan Cameron, one of the most indelible hometown radio personalities in Atlanta history, is leaving the business to become a partner at a new Atlanta-based branding firm called Rakanter.
He made the surprise announcement this morning on V-103, leaving the still coveted morning slot after six years.
“I have done everything I can in this field,” said Cameron, who joined V-103 in 1991 and has worked there a collective 18 years. “It’s time for another chapter in my life.”
Rakanter founder Peter Sorckoff was former creative content officer for the Atlanta Hawks, where Cameron has been the long-time game announcer. Sorckoff approached Cameron with this opportunity last year, a chance for the Atlanta native to go in a different career direction, a direction that will enable him to work with major brands such as AT&T, Coca Cola, the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Jets and the Australian rugby team.
With his contract up at the end of the month, the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame inductee decided to move on. He said his final day will be Friday, February 2.
“What I need to do is better myself,” Cameron said. “I’ve been presented an opportunity to do something a lot of people of color aren’t able to do. That is being brought in on the ground level of a very successful business as a partner. Not an employee but a partner.”
Ultimately, he said on air, “I have yacht dreams. So I want you to have yacht dreams.”
He thanked his employer: ” My tenure here at V-103 has been the most fulfilling thing I could ever have done but I have to feel there’s something else that I can do.”
Cameron, 52, was one of the first jocks in town to play rap at V-103 in the early ’90s. He introduced TLC to Atlanta. In 1996, he took over the morning slot at Atlanta’s first rap station, Hot 97.5 (now Hot 107.9), where he nurtured interns such as rapper Ludacris and MTV VJ LaLa.
He spent eight years there, eventually challenging and sometimes beating V-103’s Frank Ski for supremacy among younger listeners. In 2005, he returned to V-103 as an afternoon host.
When Ski left at the end of 2012, Cameron took over the morning show, eventually joined by Ski’s former partner Wanda Smith.
“I’m so proud of you,” Smith said. “I thank you for the years we’ve been friends. We’ve been cool since day one. Congratulations to you.”
Cameron’s voice will not disappear immediately from the airwaves. He plans to continue to do radio ad endorsements. And he plans to continue to do Hawks announcing work at Philips Arena, which is really a labor of love.
V-103 has not announced an immediate replacement for Cameron in the mornings.
Cameron runs the Ryan Cameron Foundation Leadership Academy to mentor teens. And one of his most popular events over the years was his annual father-daughter dance.
Chicago native and fellow trailblazer of the current Chicago music scene Fredo Santana, real name Derrick Coleman, has reportedly passed at the young age of 27, according to numerous sources. Continue reading Chicago and the Hip Hop community mourn the passing of Fredo Santana at 27
The boldness of racism no longer surprises me, the bigots take it further and further everyday. Newsweek reared its ugly racist face this week.
The magazine tweeted out a photo of her father in his casket Monday — then deleted it and apologized only after it started to suffer backlash.
The tweet had accompanied an article titled, “Has Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend Martin?” The article details upcoming anniversaries of historical events in world history.
“Why, Newsweek? Wow,” Bernice King tweeted shortly after. Newsweek then apologized for the “insensitive image,” but not the insensitive message and tone of the post.
“Earlier this afternoon we published an opinion piece with an insensitive image of Martin Luther King Jr. We sincerely apologize to the King family for this egregious error,” the statement said.
The pound dropped below $1.35 for the first time since 1985. The currency fell as much as 11% and was on course for its biggest one-day fall ever. It was down against all major world currencies.
The U.K. is first country to vote to leave the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron resigned Friday, saying he would hand over to a new leader in about three months.
Stocks markets around the world are also falling sharply after the campaign to leave the EU won Thursday’s referendum.
“It is vile and ugly out there, the British pound is facing its worst day ever,” said Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at ThinkForex.
Economists have been warning for months that if the U.K. referendum resulted in a vote for a British exit (Brexit) from the EU, that would do lasting damage to the British economy.
As the market fell, the Bank of England said it will take all necessary steps to meet its responsibilities for monetary and financial stability.
“The Bank of England is monitoring developments closely. It has undertaken extensive contingency planning and is working closely with HM Treasury, other domestic authorities and overseas central banks,” it said in a statement.
Washington (CNN)John Lewis revived Wednesday one of the most evocative forms of protest from the civil rights movement — the sit-in — to demand House Republicans move on gun control.
The Knicks are sending center Robin Lopez, guard Jose Calderon and guard Jerian Grant to Chicago, which is shipping guard Justin Holiday, Rose and a 2017 second-round pick back to New York, sources said.
The Chicago Tribune first reported the deal.
ESPN reported last week that the Knicks had internal discussions recently about trading for Rose, the NBA MVP for the 2010-11 season.
Both Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek and general manager Steve Mills had said that the team was interested in upgrading their point guard position in the offseason.
Rose will be a free agent after the 2016-17 season. He averaged 16.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and 4.7 assists in 66 games in 2015-16.
The six-year veteran has appeared in just 50 percent of the Bulls’ regular-season games over the past four years because of various injuries, including two major knee surgeries.
The Bulls have scheduled a 5 p.m. ET news conference Wednesday.
Chicago (CNN)At least three witnesses to the Laquan McDonald police killing were questioned for hours, threatened by officers and ordered to change their accounts to match the official Chicago police version of the shooting, the attorneys for the teen’s estate say.
The allegations are contained in more than 3,000 pages of recently released documents related to the case. The attorneys also allege that police officers up the chain of command fabricated witness accounts to support the way officers at the scene described the October 20, 2014, shooting as justified.
“It’s not just the officers on the street,” attorney Jeffrey Neslund told CNN. “It’s a lieutenant, a sergeant and detectives — and the lengths they went to justify what simply was not true.”
CNN contacted Neslund and Michael Robbins after the city released the documents to the news media in response to multiple Freedom of Information Act requests.
Asked if they stood by the accusations they made in letters to the city’s corporation counsel last March, Robbins said, “Absolutely.”
“You have a false narrative put out by police,” he said, “outright lies to cover up an illegal shooting, corroborated by other officers.”
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