Daily Archive: March 4, 2013



Colfax riot or massacre: a brutal defining moment

RIOT OR MASSACRE?–This Feb. 15, photo shows a historical marker near the Grant Parish Courthouse in Colfax, La. which describes a day of violence that helped condemn African Americans to a century of Jim Crow in the American South. (AP Photo/The Lafayette Daily Advertiser, Bill Decker) by Bill Decker | The Advertiser COLFAX, La. (AP) — A brown and silver historical marker near the Grant Parish Courthouse describes a day of violence that helped condemn African Americans to a century of Jim Crow in the American South.



SC court nixes James Brown estate settlement

‘THE GODFATHER”–In this Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997 file photo, James Brown performs during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXI between the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File) by Meg Kinnard Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a settlement divvying up the multimillion-dollar estate of James Brown, saying a former attorney general didn’t follow the late soul singer’s wishes in putting together the deal.



Forbes: Slim world's richest for 4th year in a row

WORLD”S RICHEST– Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim speaks during news conference at the Soumaya museum in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico’s Carlos Slim remains the world’s richest man for the fourth year in a row, according to Forbes, while Warren Buffett dropped out of the top three for the first time since 2000.



The tainted prosecution of Justice Joan Orie Melvin

FACING OUSTER– In this May 18, 2012 photo Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, speaks to reporters outside Pittsburgh Municipal Court in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) by Bill Keisling (RealReporting.org)–A public impeachment trial in the state senate is not only desirable in the case of Justice Melvin, but necessary.



Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured

LEAD INVESTIGATOR–This image provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine shows Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins’ Children’s Center in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Johns Hopkins Medicine) by Lauren Neergaard WASHINGTON (AP) — A baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.



Rogers, founder of Motown group The Miracles, dies

HALL OF FAME GROUP- In this March 20, 2009 photo, members of the Motown group The Miracles, from left: William “Smokey” Robinson, Warren “Pete” Moore, Claudette Robinson, and Robert “Bobby” Rogers, are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file) SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a collaborator with Smokey Robinson, has died. He was 73.