John Legend, Chrissy Teigen AND Twitter blast Piers Morgan for calling Muhammad Ali ‘racist’ — Atlanta Daily World

You knew it was going to be someone who would go against the currents of rational thinking. As the world pays the appropriate respect to Muhammad Ali, including powerful world leaders, Piers Morgan (pictured above), the disgraced former CNN talk show host, began trying to clown the late Ali by calling the man a racist.…

via John Legend, Chrissy Teigen AND Twitter blast Piers Morgan for calling Muhammad Ali ‘racist’ — Atlanta Daily World

Freedmen’s Town Preservation Coalition: Removing historical bricks to repair piping and roads in Houston

Freedman’s Town Historic Preservation Coalition

Preserve Historic Freedmen’s Town (GoFundMe)

Victory in fight to save historic bricks in Freedmen’s Town

Judge removes city from lawsuit over Freedmen’s Town bricks

Order granted to halt removal of historic bricks in Freedmen’s Town

Freedman’s Town Preservation Coalition

Plan to remove historic Freedmen’s Town bricks halted, for now


Freedmen’s Town Historic District

What Do Freedmen’s Town Residents Think? Should Historic Bricks Stay Or Go?

Freedmen’s Town group gets 14-day delay on paving

Freedmen’s Town historic brick roads get a last-minute reprieve as judge temporarily backs preservationists


Freedmen’s Town Historic Brick Streets on Pinterest

Freedmen’s Town Bricks issue will enter mediation

History of The Gregory School and Freedmen’s Town

Battle to tear up Freedmen’s town bricks continues

Houston To Mediate Over Fate Of Freedmen’s Town Bricks

Judge stops brick removal in Freedmen’s Town


A Brief History of Freedmen’s Town

Battle over historic bricks in Freedman’s Town heads to court

Freedmen’s Town Resident Stands His Ground on the Historic Bricks Issue

Neighborhood Founded by Freed Slaves Rallies to Save Its Brick Roads

Bricks will stay in historic Freedmen’s Town.WAV

SAVE OUR (brick) STREETS in Freedman’s Town by Third Ward Community Cloth

Rutherford B. H. Yates Museum, Inc.

The Attack On Our Sacred Streets Continues: Does the City of Houston Owe Descendants of Freedmen’s Town “Reparations” for Land and Bricks Purchased by Freed Slaves?

YouTube: Removing of the Historical Bricks in Freedmen’s Town

Citizens Only Get One-Minute to Tell Council to Save Freedman’s Town Historic Bricks


Freedmen’s Town: Historic Houses for Vets

Freedmen’s Town Bricks issue will enter mediation

Order granted to halt removal of historic bricks in Freedmen’s Town – KPRC Houston

About Freedmen’s Town Preservation Coalition

Nanny Who Wouldn’t Leave Has Disappeared

Jun 27, 2014, 5:34 PM ET
PHOTO: Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte from Upland, Calif. say that their live-in nanny, Diane Stretton, refuses to do her job or leave their home after they attempted to terminate her employment.


The live-in nanny who was fired but refused to leave has apparently left.

Diane Stretton baffled Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte of Upland, California, when, they said, she stopped working after several months, was dismissed, but refused to move out.

Ukraine Turmoil Leaves Zoo Animals Starving

de Lange and Topchy

These Ukrainian zoo animals are in dire straits because government funding for their food has dried up, De Lange said the animals will starve if aid is not provided by donors.

De Lange’s first rescue target is Ukraine’s 114 year old Nikolaev Zoo which has survived two world wars. It currently houses 5,735 animals, including big cats, wolves, bears, bison, foxes, monkeys, crocodiles, boa constrictors, deer, and a wide variety of birds and fish.

“At the Nikolaev Zoo, these thousands of animals are on the brink. There is only enough food left for the carnivores to eat today and tomorrow. The herbivores have enough to last one more week. Medical supplies have run out. These animals need our help right now,” said de Lange.

President announces death of conquerer of apartheid

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President announces death of conquerer of apartheid

Nelson Mandela, a revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of its dark days of apartheid, has died. He was 95. FULL STORY

East St. Louis Post Office Supervisor Indicted For Stealing Packages

November 27, 2013 

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that Jane Johanna Emily, a/k/a Jane Moeller, 41, of St. Louis, Missouri, was arraigned on November 26, 2013, at the East St. Louis federal courthouse on three charges that she stole packages from the U.S. Mail.

The indictment alleges that in March and April 2013, Emily, who was working as a supervisor in the East St. Louis Post Office, opened and stole mail packages.

The federal grand jury indictment charges Emily with Obstruction of Mail in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1702; Theft of U.S. Mail by a Postal Employee in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1709; and Opening of Mail in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703(a). Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge and is entitled to a fair trial at which the Government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case was investigated by agents of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Liam Coonan.

Wal-mart and Not-So Thanksgiving

Last week we learned that WalMart would be open on Thanksgiving day.   We were told by a WalMart executive “associates” were even excited about the opportunity!  Heck they were going to get extra pay, a meal and 25% off everything they could buy with their sudden wealth for the opportunity to work on one of the few remaining holidays not run over by greed.  But as suspected, Walmart has figured out a way to screw over employees and make sure they dont earn extra for working on Thanksgiving.  In fact, some might earn less.

Wal-Mart, like many of its rivals, is opening its stores earlier than ever at 6 p.m. for holiday sales on Thanksgiving. Not only will Gertz miss Thanksgiving dinner with her daughter, but she also worries about not getting enough extra pay for working the holiday.That’s because Wal-Mart calculates “holiday pay” for its workers differently than many of its rivals — Target, Sears, Kmart, J.C. Penney and Toys R Us — who pay workers time and a half.

Wal-Mart gives employees a regular hourly wage plus additional pay for working the Thanksgiving holiday. The additional pay is equal to the average daily wage in the two weeks leading up to the holiday.

That would mean that if Gertz worked an eight-hour shift on Thanksgiving day and also an average of eight hours a day in the two weeks prior, she would double her pay — or at $10 an hour, $80 extra.

Wait what?  You mean WalMart has come up with a different, worse for workers way to compensate them for working a holiday?  Say it isnt so!

The problem is that Gertz and other Wal-Mart workers say their hours are cut prior to the holidays, so their average daily wage also goes down.Last year, Gertz’s hours were cut by five hours a week before the holiday. Her hours were also cut in the weeks after the holiday, which bit into her paychecks further. She said some associates in her store had their hours slashed from 40 per week to 24 in the weeks after.

 “The extra pay is not really a benefit, since they cut your hours,” she said. “Your paycheck either equals the same amount or it ends up being less.”

Striking Back Against Censorship

The Blog

The mission of is to democratize publishing. We’re inspired every day by the ways creators use our platform to bring their voices to the world. Unfortunately, we also see many cases of censorship aimed at authors and users.

One area where we’ve seen a number of problems is the censoring of criticism through abuse of copyright law. Two recentcases of abuse really caught our attention and made us think that we needed to take action to fight back on behalf of our users and everyone who believes in the internet’s promise for free expression.

Censorship by DMCA

A common form of censorship by copyright stems from improper use of legal creations called DMCA takedown notices. The DMCA stands for the “Digital Millennium Copyright Act,” which is a US federal law that created a system for protecting copyrights online. The DMCA system works pretty well, but has a…

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Blogger Profile: Gendermom

The Blog

Parenting blogs flourish on, and today, we’re pleased to introduce you toGendermom, whose site tagline, A chronicle of fun and fear, or, daily life with my young trans daughter, says it all. Gendermom’s daughter M. was born a boy. He knew early on that he should have been born a girl. Gendermom writes anonymously about the challenges and joys of raising M. Her site is a great example of how bloggers can educate, inspire, and build supportive communities.

Your son approached you at age three to tell you he believed that he should have been born a girl. How did you come to terms with him as a transgender person?

Well, it’s taken time. As far as I knew, I’d never met a transgender person before my child came onto the scene, announcing shortly after his third birthday that he was actually a she

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Evergreens nursing home could become veterans center

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Guilford County Commissioner Bruce Davis says there are 1,600 unemployed veterans in the Triad. More than 500 are homeless, and Davis working to change those numbers.

He wants to transform the Evergreens nursing home facility in High Point into a full-service Veterans Center.

Davis said Guilford County owns the facility, which has been empty for about four years. He said the County “used to be in the nursing home business,” but a private company bought the licenses for the Evergreens facilities in High Point and Greensboro and relocated to a new location.

He believes it could be a prime spot for helping homeless and struggling veterans.

“It had a nursing hub and it had five wings that branch off from that center,” Davis described. “So it’s ideal for a short term stay for veterans who need a place to stay.”

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Prosecutors subpoena online videos after fatal crash

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NewsChannel 3 first disclosed the series of videos from Twitter’s “Vine” app during our investigation into Chris Pardee’s death. Three people with Chris on June 8 say he climbed out of a moving car and tumbled to the pavement, possibly trying a stunt called “car surfing.” Police believe that, and never charged anyone with the death. Chris’ mother, Diane Pardee, doesn’t buy those stories and has been pushing police to dig deeper.

NewsChannel 3 obtained several videos showing the 19-year-old designated driver had been drinking that night. Court records show she was over the limit for teen drivers, but police let her go…

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Hacker Takes $146,000 From Bank Accounts

CBS Denver

DENVER (AP) — Someone stole more than $146,000 from a rural Colorado county’s bank accounts through a computer virus, officials said Friday.

The theft occurred this month when someone sent a bogus email to Huerfano (WUR’-fuh-no) County purporting to be from a shipping company, County Administrator John Galusha said. A county official clicked on a link in the email, inadvertently triggering a virus that initiated the transfer to bank accounts in Europe.

Another attempt to transfer $80,000 from Huerfano County accounts in June was foiled when a broker involved became suspicious, Galusha said.

That attack used an email purporting to be from a national credit rating company. The money was to be sent to a bank in Turkey, he said.

Huerfano County prosecutors said that federal officials are investigating and that no one had been arrested. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Denver said prosecutors are aware of…

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It was a sunny day in Dallas; the autumn was mild and the crowd gathered in the street cheering the Presidential motorcade through downtown Dallas. However this perfect day soon became one of the darkest days in American history. At 12h30 a lonely shooter fired accurately at the convoy hitting lethally the 35th American President.

American society always had a fascination towards the Kennedy’s; they saw in them a kind of an American royal family, so when John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected as President, the nation rejoiced. John F Kennedy was young, rich, powerful, handsome and well married to the gracious Jacqueline. A perfect Presidential couple, for a not so perfect America.

The mafia was at its best, working along with the government against communism. The Vietnam war was at its beginning, driving the United States towards a conflict they didn’t want, at least from JFK’s side, but…

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The Last Codebreaker: The Life of Mavis Batey

The McKendree Review

The Last Codebreaker: the Life of Mavis Batey

Written by Allison Barrows

Multiple major news sites such as The Daily Beast, BBC News and The Washington Post announced that on November 17th, Mavis Batey, age 92, had died. Batey was a woman who had witnessed the world’s turn towards hell during World War II and had survived the cold, destructive, assertions of two superpowers. She had witnessed the world heal and hurt itself through multiple cycles of war. Batey, who took up a job as a garden historian after the war, was later revealed to be one of the top code breakers where she worked alongside some of the smartest minds during WWII.

source: Telegraph Company

Batey’s work contributed to breaking the Enigma Machine and was mostly based in Bletchley Park, Britain’s secret cryptography institution that, at various times, housed the brilliant minds of Alan Turning and…

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