Thursday, March 22, 2007

Teen who wants to wear anti-gay T-shirt takes battle to court

"A Neuqua Valley High senior has gone to federal court seeking the right to wear an anti-gay T-shirt to school next month on the day after a national event in support of gays is scheduled in schools.
Heidi Zamecnik, 17, is asking the court to order her school and Indian Prairie District 204 to allow her to express her anti-gay beliefs on April 19, the day after the 11th annual "Day of Silence'' is scheduled to protest harassment of gays in schools.",CST-NWS-gay22.article

Friday, March 16, 2007

Duke Lacrosse Accuser Not Answering Investigators' Key Questions

March 16, 2007 — The woman who accused three members of the Duke University men's lacrosse team of sexual assault is not being forthcoming with special prosecutors, law enforcement sources close to the case tell ABC News.
The accuser has met at least twice with prosecutors from the North Carolina attorney general's office, which took over the case from Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong in January.
In those interviews, she gave incomplete answers when asked about the alleged assault and the events surrounding it, according to sources.
The same sources added that Kim Roberts, the second dancer who attended the March 2006 party, had also refused to speak with investigators and had said she would do so only if subpoenaed. Roberts has spoken to the media about the case, including doing an interview with ABC News' "Good Morning America."

Disney introduces its first black princess

"NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. has started production on an animated musical fairy tale called "The Frog Princess," which will be set in New Orleans and feature the Walt Disney Studio's first black princess.
The company unveiled the plans at its annual shareholders' meeting in New Orleans."

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Facebook group lands USC football player in hot water

"An inside joke on the USC football team went awry when a Facebook group sparked outrage among students.The racist Facebook group was created by a USC football player and showed a graphic of a black baby in handcuffs. An athletic department source said the group was a joke and had no serious purpose. Junior linebacker Clay Matthews created the group, "White Nation," which featured a graphic with the caption, "arrest black babies before they become criminals."

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Latinos land 2 in 3 U.S. construction jobs

"WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- Latinos make up 13.6 percent of the U.S. employment population, but accounted for 36.7 percent of the 2006 U.S. employment growth, a study showed Wednesday.
Most of the jobs Hispanic workers landed were in the construction industry, the Pew Hispanic Center said."

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

TEXAS DJ SUSPENDED OVER OBAMA REMARK: KVET’s Sam Allred said he was only trying to make fun of clueless politicians.

"*A disc jockey in Austin, Texas was suspended Thursday after he attempted to joke about the recent politically incorrect comments made by Sen. Joe Biden about Sen. Barack Obama.
In January, Biden, D-Del., said that one of Obama's political attributes is that he is "clean." Host Bob Cole of KVET’s “Sam and Bob in the Morning” show reminded listeners Thursday that Biden had used the racially-insensitive word to describe Obama.
"He's clean is what what's-his-name said. Joe Biden told us that," Cole said.
"Clean darky," quipped host Sam Allred"