Daily Archive: May 25, 2013

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Opinion

MLK and “The Lest of Thee”

by Roosevelt Mitchell III, M.Ed America wrestles with race like the country can only be viewed through a prism of the color wheel. Many democrats and conservatives takes Dr. King statement “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” to imply that he insisted on America being color-blind.

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National

NJ: Caramel-colored rubbing alcohol sold as scotch

A map is displayed showing findings in an investigation dubbed “Operation Swill,” in which 29 bars and restaurants in New Jersey are accused of putting cheap booze in premium brand liquor bottles and selling it, during a news conference, May 23, 2013, in Trenton, N.J. Thirteen of the restaurants cited are TGI Fridays located in central and northern New Jersey. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) by Rema Rahman TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water — and apparently not even clean water at that.

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Generation Y

Michelle Obama and Kerry Washington promote arts education at D.C. school

Actress Kerry Washington performs with students during a visit, along with first lady Michelle Obama, to Savoy Elementary School in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) by Darlene SupervilleWASHINGTON (AP) — Failure is OK, but continuing to work hard is more important, Michelle Obama said Friday. That was the message the first lady delivered to students at an elementary school where the arts are being used to help boost student performance. The school is located in Anacostia, one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

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National

Md. hatchet murder suspect is son of Bush White House official

This image released by the Montgomery County (Md.) Police Department shows Claude Alexander Allen III. (AP Photo/Montgomery County Police) GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — The 20-year-old son of a former aide to President George W. Bush was charged in a Washington, D.C., suburb on Friday, accused by police of killing a man with a hatchet.

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People

Actor Tyler Perry donates $100K to Ohio middle schools

In this March 16, 2012 file photo, filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry takes the stage to introduce President Barack Obama during a fundraiser at Perry’s film studio, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at a musical concert and donating $100,000 to help student athletes in the city’s South-Western schools.