I read with disbelief about the serial rapes of 4 members of my beloved sorority, Delta Sigma Theta in Dallas, Texas. Then I realized truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. And this is no fiction. The women are all in their 50’s and 60’s and were attacked while alone in their homes in Dallas suburbs. Their assailant knew personal information about them, in addition to their sorority connection. The sexual assaults have occurred over a period of 11 months. The sorority is taking all precautions with the national president, Cynthia Butler-McIntyre urging all Dallas area members to remove all sorority paraphernalia from their homes, offices, cars, key chains and refrain from wearing the items. Members were also asked to err on the side of caution and remove any mention of Delta Sigma Theta sorority from Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. Delta Sigma Theta is a public service organization of college educated woman with chapters worldwide, founded in 1913 on Howard … [Read more...] about Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Dallas Serial Rapist
Archives for October 2011
It was a beautiful sunny day fitting for the speeches, songs and spirit of the celebration to dedicate the Martin Luther King monument. From family members, friends, civil rights fighters, clergy, choirs, entertainers and a host of people from all over the country, the dedication of the Martin Luther King monument was fitting of the honor that Dr. King deserves. I sat with a friend’s family who had travelled from California to attend the ceremony as a teaching lesson for their teenage children. It was living history and learning the lessons of the past while looking to finish the work for the future. It was a glorious event overlooking the King monument, the Washington monument further in the distance and the Lincoln memorial to the north where Dr. King delivered his I Have a Dream Speech. As we watched and waited to see President Obama deliver his remarks, we were shocked to discover that his remarks were only going to be delivered behind our actual stage to a small handful of … [Read more...] about MLK Monument Dedication Teaches a Lesson of the 99%
The prosecution’s case against Conrad Murray has hinged on sex, lies, video and audio tapes to prove that Conrad Murray killed Michael Jackson. It boils down to more lies, some sex or at least some baby mama drama and tapes. At this point, you need a chart to keep up with the lies and inconsistencies of Dr. Murray. And lies come in two forms, direct lies and his actions which show that he’s lying. The prosecution paints a picture of Conrad Murray as being untruthful. And he’s certainly been helpful to them in this regard. The most damaging lie is that Dr. Murray only left Michael Jackson’s bedroom for 2 minutes to go to the bathroom after giving him the Propofol. Dr. Murray’s own E-mails and cell phone records to three persons including an ex-girlfriend who testified show he was gone for more than 30 minutes and most likely 45 minutes. According to the paramedics, Jackson’s body was cold to the touch when they arrived although Murray says he called them right away. And then … [Read more...] about Will Sex, Lies and Audio Tapes Convict Conrad Murray?
Herman Cain’s recent comments to the Occupy Wall Street protestors of “ if you don’t have a job and if you’re not rich", don’t blame Wall street or the banks, "blame yourself" belies everything that is misunderstood in society today. Calling the protestors “jealous” and saying the protestors are “anti-capitalism” shows his lack of US history. Now I would expect that from someone like Donald Trump who prides himself on being a self- made millionaire forgetting that he had the help of a handful of bankruptcies to forgive his debt and start all over again. Cain comes from a southern background of working class parents during the civil rights era when blacks did not have basic rights including voting rights. Without the help of civil rights leaders to fight racism and injustice, Cain would probably be without a job today. He certainly would not have been the CEO of Godfather Pizza. And Cain’s anti-capitalism” comments echo exactly what many southern whites said during the … [Read more...] about Is Herman Cain a Cousin to Clarence Thomas?
Steve Jobs gave a commencement speech at Stanford University telling 3 stories that are profound words for everyone. He was a visionary, caring and highly spiritual person. Here is the clip in his own words of how to live life. Loving life and what you do in life is most important. We will all die. Our time on this earth is limited. His speech shows there are lessons in life and that life will not always be sweet. There will be downfalls in life. Jobs says keep looking for your passion and don't settle. He speaks about death and says if you live each day like it's your last, some day you will be right. If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are doing today? Remembering that you will die is an important lesson for everyone. Live life to the fullest. Steve Jobs did. Steve Jobs at Stanford University commencement … [Read more...] about Steve Jobs in His Own Words
The main stream media's coverage and obsession of the Amanda Knox arrest, trial, post- conviction, re-trial and release vastly differs from its coverage of Troy Davis and other persons in similar situations. Why is Amanda Knox’s case so compelling and worthy of attention in the eyes of the main stream media when so many other similar cases do not garner much, if any attention by the media? Knox was convicted of brutally killing her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, while studying abroad in Perugia, Italy. The case was based in part on her confession, statements to the police and questionable DNA evidence. On appeal, the DNA evidence was found to be unreliable by an independent lab. The smoking gun, Amanda’s DNA on the gun, was later determined to be a rye bread see. Knox made a compelling statement of her innocence at the re-trial. The Italian jury apparently believed her, discarded previous evidence and freed her. Troy Davis was also convicted of a brutal killing, that of a … [Read more...] about Why All the Media Coverage of Amanda Knox and not Troy Davis?