by Verena Dobnik NEW YORK (AP)– Lena Horne, whose signature song was “Stormy Weather,” was remembered at her funeral on Friday as a shy girl…
Daily Archive: May 14, 2010
by Sylvia Hui LONDON (AP) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s three-day-old administration was criticized by activists, the press and even his new coalition partners Friday for picking an almost entirely White, male and upper-class Cabinet despite pledging that his Conservative party would no longer be an old boys club.
by Eboni Farmer WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Dr. Robert Bullard sees the red flags waving when it comes to the nuclear reactors President Obama has pledged government aid to construct in the town of Shell Bluff which is located in Burke County, Ga. The first red flag: Burke County is 51 percent African-American and already has nuclear reactors at Southern Company’s Plant Vogtle. “After looking at environmental injustices over the past 30 years I can’t help but question why these reactors are being built in Burke County,” says Bullard, an environmental injustice expert and activist. “When a community gets something good, African-American communities are usually not the first to get it.”