After getting some sleep, I ask the MANDOM writers to chime in on what the Zimmerman trial's verdict meant to them. This is a long drop written by Melz, Enigmatik, CientifiQ, and DaWriter. (cover of today's NY Daily News)
The talk of the world recently has been Washington Wizards center Jason Collins 'coming out' to the world in a Sports Illustrated piece and the revelation that he's the first gay athlete in the 'Big 4' sports (MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA). The usual public discourse began as most Americans applauded Collins' announcement and the usual "insensitive" (perceived or otherwise) comments flowed from the computers and mobile devices of everyone from NFL players to commentators about their "beliefs". No matter where you stand on the homosexuality debate, I believe that it is time to have an open discussion -- at least, for the sake of our children.
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Cory Booker (part-time superhero / full-time mayor / and now social daredevil), is trying to draw attention to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by living off $33 worth of groceries through his #SNAPchallenge issued on twitter.
Well the Arizona Cardinals have been having issues as of late. And Minnesota Timberwolves will have to do without their superstar while his broken hand heals. But that won't stop the 4 x All Pro wideout Larry Fitzgerald and Gold Medal Olympic Champion Kevin Love from supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Watch the clip below.
We're at a crisis. But where there's a crisis there are challenges and opportunity. We're here because we are taking up the challenges and opportunity."
Activist and filmmaker Danny Glover was among speakers in downtown Oakland on October 15th, at a rally in support of the Occupy Oakland encampment. Frank Ogawa Plaza has been renamed Oscar Grant Plaza, replete with a library, hot organic meals cooked on site, dishes, toilets, and a network of raised walkways to get you around the tent city that blankets the square.More below...
Writer, director, producer Ashley Shanté's says that "Father's Day" focuses on a staggering 2009 Census bureau statistic that says 64% of US African American children grow up fatherless.
"64" is a promo for upcoming Short Film "Father's Day?". The promo focuses on the heart wrenching 64% of African American children in the U.S who grow up without fathers. The film is about a girls discovery of having an absent father and the affects that has on her as she matures into a young adult. The film is not an autobiography. However, it is closely based on Ashley’s emotional experience of growing up fatherless.