Monthly Archive: July 2013

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Opinion

Don Lemon, Co.’s ‘Saggy Logic’ Defies Reality

It’s official: Don Lemon has joined the ranks of Negros gone delirious. Of all of the commentary to emerge in the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s not-guilty verdict[1], Mr. Lemon chose to mysteriously step off the road of sensibility he stayed on during the trial only to second the talking points of prime-time’s Klansman-in-Chief Bill O’Reilly. During the “Talking Points” segment of his show last week, O’Reilly opined about what Black leaders are not saying to young Black men and women in light of the Zimmerman verdict — the same verdict that set free a 29-year-old man who, unprovoked, profiled an unarmed 17-year-old boy, chased him down, and shot him in the heart. In part, O’Reilly said, “[T]he first solution is, you’ve got to stop young Black women from having babies out of wedlock. You’ve got to discourage that actively,” O’Reilly said. “And the second thing is, you’ve got to demand discipline in your public schools in the inner cities, particularly, get the unions out of there. Have t …

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Metro

Summer fashion staples from featured Style Week Pgh stylists

Zoe Saldana wears maxi dresses for dressing up (left) and dressing down (right). With the last month of summer approaching, staying stylish in the hot summer days ahead is paramount. Here are the top two summer staples from two stylists soon to be featured in Style Week Pittsburgh, a five-day fashion-focused event beginning Aug. 7.

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National

‘Environmental Racism’: Future of toxic St. Louis EPA Superfund site to be announced

Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club members Brandon, Khalida and Cortia. (Photo courtesy of Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club) ST. LOUIS (AP) – Over the past several decades, thousands of African American children at the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club in north St. Louis have played across the street from one of the most contaminated sites in the region: an old carburetor factory abandoned nearly 30 years ago.

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National

Conservative Black Chick: Trayvon’s mom ‘manufacturing race war,’ ‘Didn’t care about him’

Following Sybrina Fulton‘s powerful and emotional plea Friday to the National Urban League, conservative Black token du jour, Crystal Wright, who has coined the moniker, Conservative Black Chick[1], took to Twitter and attacked the grieving mother as being opportunistic and dishonest. Wright cruelly accused Fulton of “manufacturing a race war” and suggests that she “move on” or “get on with writing her book.” Move on from her murdered child? Mimicking the crass, troll tactics of some of her GOP brethren, Wright agreed — and retweeted — followers who claimed that Sybrina Fulton “didn’t care about Trayvon till she copyrighted his name and made trash cans of money.” Wright, who takes pride in being a “triple minority,” — Black, female and Republican — was a regular commentator on HLN during the George Zimmerman trial, obviously selected to be the lone Black voice who would support the former neighborhood watch captain’s version of events — re: lies — and place 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on tr …