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  • Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

    06/19/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 June 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trump’s revocation of the Washington Post’s campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane. Joe Concha of Mediaite remembers what happened 8 years ago, and contrasts the media response in the two instances: The year was 2008. The candidate had a big lead in the polls...
  • Iconic African American magazines Ebony, Jet sold to Texas firm

    06/16/2016 7:28:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    Austin private equity firm Clear View Group has purchased two iconic African American lifestyle magazines from Chicago-based Johnson Publishing in a sale that took place in May, according to the Chicago Tribune. Ebony, a periodical that has reflected the lives of African Americans since 1945, was a notable influence and observer during the civil-rights movement of the 1960s. Historical images of subjects such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali and Lena Horne were not part of the sale. Jet magazine has transformed from print to digital only.
  • Bail slashed for mom who drove kids into ocean

    05/29/2014 6:11:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 29, 2014 | Desiree Stennett
    The bail amount has been drastically slashed for the mom accused of trying to kill her kids by driving her minivan with them inside into the Atlantic Ocean. But despite the sizable reduction — her bail is now $90,000, down from $1.2 million — Ebony Wilkerson is not much closer to leaving the Volusia County Branch Jail, her attorney said. "When you have nothing, even a few dollars is too much," her attorney, James Purdy, said after the Thursday morning hearing.
  • Unearthed: The Humble Origins Of World Diplomacy (Hittites)

    01/18/2003 2:51:58 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 847+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-19-2003 | David Keys
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • Ebony and Black Violence: America's oldest black magazine leads the pack in denying black violence

    09/26/2013 6:50:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    White liberals may deny black mob violence but many black people are way past that: Today, its all about white racism.Ebony magazine's latest issue is a good example of that. Ebony is upset that some are trying to score political points from the recent shooting of 13 people on a Chicago basketball court. Black violence in Chicago takes other forms as well,: some of it black on white. Some black on Asian. Or black on gay. Or black on young. Or black on old. Black on rich. Black on poor. Black on illegal immigrant. Black on tourist. Black on...
  • Outrageous! Spike Lee - Who Incited Racist Lynch Mobs - Dons Ebony's Trayvon Cover

    08/09/2013 10:48:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, August 8, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    Apparently, inciting racist lynch mobs is approved by the ‘black Time magazine’ if the instigator is a famous black filmmaker and the victims are “white Hispanics.” Ebony magazine is featuring film director Spike Lee, who last year tried to incite a lynch mob against the family of George Zimmerman by Tweeting what he thought was their home address, on their cover. Spike and his son don their hoodies for the September issue entitled “We are Trayvon.” The magazine included several photos of black fathers and sons in grey hoodies. For the record, if your son, Spike, refrains from jumping a...
  • Trayvon Martin’s parents are Ebony Power 100 honorees

    11/12/2012 12:07:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 7, 2012 | Hal Boedeker
    <p>The parents of Trayvon Martin have been saluted by Ebony magazine.</p> <p>Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton were named Ebony Power 100 honorees. So was Benjamin Crump, their attorney, at a celebration last week in New York.</p>
  • DOJ hits Gibson with $300K fine in settlement over exotic wood raids

    08/07/2012 10:41:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/07/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Did you get here Googling "exotic wood raids?" Is this not what you expected? I'm sorry. Settle in for some hot public policy.Last we checked in with Gibson, the famed Tennessee guitar maker had been raided twice by armed federal agents, who seized almost $500,000 in exotic wood imported from India and Madagascar and shut down production. The ebony and rosewood in question have been used for decades to make the instrument's fingerboards and are integral to their style and sound, the company said. (Great video background from Reason, here.)This week, Gibson settled with the government in a "criminal enforcement...
  • DOJ Advises Gibson Guitar to Export Labor to Madagascar

    09/01/2011 12:02:29 AM PDT · by Cymbaline · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | Wednesday, August 31st at 11:16PM EDT | Ben Howe
    The Gibson Guitar saga has taken a sinister turn. It seems that the Department of Justice wasn’t satisfied with merely raiding the law abiding factories of Gibson Guitar with armed agents, shutting down their operation costing them millions, and leaving the American company in the dark as to how to proceed without going out of business. Now, according to CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, agents of the United States government are bluntly informing them that they’d be better off shipping their manufacturing labor overseas.
  • Gibson CEO: Obama Administration Told Us Our Problems Would Go Away If We Used Madagascar Labor.....

    09/01/2011 4:47:56 AM PDT · by blueyon · 110 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/01/2011 | Jim Hoft
    Gibson CEO: Obama Administration Told Us Our Problems Would Go Away If We Used Madagascar Labor (Audio).......KMJ Radio host Chris Daniel interviewed Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz on Wednesday. Juszkiewicz told Chris that the Obama Administration told them, “Your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of our labor.”
  • Guitar Frets: Environmental Enforcement Leaves Musicians in Fear

    08/26/2011 9:26:29 AM PDT · by yoe · 65 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 26, 2011 | ERIC FELTEN
    Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson's chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, defended his company's manufacturing policies, accusing the Justice Department of bullying the company. "The wood the government seized Wednesday is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier," he said, suggesting the Feds are using the aggressive enforcement of overly broad laws to make the company cry uncle. It isn't the first time that agents of the Fish and Wildlife...
  • Gibson Guitar CEO: We're Under Attack By Obama Administration

    08/28/2011 5:57:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 150 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 27, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson Guitars, Inc. was on The Dana Loesch Show on Friday. Gibson is under attack by the the Obama Justice Department for accusations that the company broke American Indian laws. Juszkiewiz said the government suggested that the company's use of unfinished wood from India is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because of the Justice Department's interpretation of a law in India. The Holder Justice Department raided at least two Gibson manufacturing plants this week forcing hundreds of workers off their jobs. Juszkiewiz says the company lost a million dollars this week. Finally, Henry...
  • Rogers (Desiree) named CEO of Johnson Publishing, parent of Ebony magazine (Salahi-WH)

    08/10/2010 3:31:49 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 8-10-10 | Sandra Guy
    Desiree Rogers, former White House social secretary and Illinois Lottery director, has been named chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing Company, the Chicago-based publisher of Ebony and JET magazines, the company announced today. Rogers, who left the White House early this year after two uninvited guests crashed a state dinner in November, had been working as a consultant to the company since June 5. Linda Johnson Rice, daughter of the company’s founder who held the CEO title, will remain as chairman. The two women are known to be good friends. “Desiree has a proven track record of successful business leadership,”...
  • Desiree Rogers Heads to Ebony, Jet

    06/08/2010 2:56:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 58+ views
    wsj ^ | 6/8/10 | Amy Chozick
    Former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers, known for her flare for fashion and party planning, has accepted a job with Johnson Publishing Co., the Chicago media company that publishes Ebony and Jet magazines. Rogers, who left her White House job in February after a dustup over a security breach at President Barack Obama’s first state dinner, will serve as a consultant at the largest African-American publishing company in the U.S. helping with corporate strategy and revamping its two most popular magazines.
  • Teachers Fight Over Man In Front Of Students

    11/14/2009 11:33:57 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 43 replies · 2,632+ views
    WSB TV ^ | 11/14/2009 | WSB TV
    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Police said a love letter on the social networking web site Facebook sparked an on-campus, profanity-laced fight between two teachers at Rex Hill Middle School in Rex. The altercation allegedly got so out of hand, an officer ended up arresting both instructors. Channel 2 Action News reporter Tom Jones spent the day in Clayton County and was able to obtain the police report that detailed the love triangle that erupted into fighting and cursing in front of students. The school district didn’t have much to say about the altercation, but parents did. Police: Teachers Fight Over...
  • Ebony Fashion Fair victim of economy

    09/07/2009 1:01:47 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 17 replies · 709+ views
    The Ebony Fashion Fair -- a catwalk show that traveled across the country, Canada and the Bahamas bringing designer fashion from around the world to predominantly black audiences -- has put its fall 2009 schedule on hiatus. The reason? The economy. -snip- The cancellation is also a big financial blow in West Palm Beach, where Delta Sigma Theta Sorority produced the show to raise money for its college scholarship program for local high school students. ``This was by far one of the largest fundraisers for us,'' said Charice Robinson, the president of the West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter. ``It will...
  • Obama's "Help is on the Way" Promise raised by Ebony Magazine

    03/24/2009 6:01:09 PM PDT · by publius321 · 10 replies · 941+ views
    Our Hussein took a question by a reporter from Ebony Magazine, bringing up his “help is on the way” promise during his campaign and asked him about what he has to say to the people living under bridges... etc. Of course Hussein gave his typical emotional response sidestepping the issue. The reporter should have asked him if his own brother is still living in his cardboard box.
  • British twins have different skin color

    10/27/2006 9:31:30 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 72 replies · 2,119+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | October 27, 2006
    <p>LONDON - A pair of British twin boys has been born with different skin color, a rare genetic occurrence according to experts.</p> <p>In an interview with Britain's Sky News program, mother Kerry Richardson said that the boys were both born white but as they've gotten older one of the boys got darker and the other lighter.</p>
  • Judge Lopez takes tough style to TV

    09/09/2006 8:47:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 383+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 9, 2006 | Christopher Muther
    Former Massachusetts Superior Court judge Maria Lopez has a message for her detractors -- especially the local politicians and attorneys who criticized her outspoken behavior on the bench and the sentence of parole she handed down to Charles ``Ebony" Horton for kidnapping and assaulting a child in 2000. Thank you. If there had been no public outcry over Lopez barking at prosecutors, there is a good chance that the judge would have missed the opportunity to become what she calls ``the poster child for the post-menopausal woman" as the star of ``Judge Maria Lopez," a nationally syndicated daytime court show...
  • If the King of Pop Converts to Islam

    03/10/2006 6:27:20 AM PST · by robowombat · 37 replies · 1,251+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | March 7, 2006 | Daniel Pipes
    If the King of Pop Converts to Islam by Daniel Pipes March 7, 2006 Michael Jackson, the king of pop, is "on the verge" of converting to Islam, CBS News reported last week. If that's true, it fits into a recurring and important African-American pattern. Rumors of Mr. Jackson's conversion first surfaced in November 2003, a month after his arrest on child-molestation charges. Saeed Shabazz, a reporter for the Nation of Islam's publication, The Final Call, announced that Mr. Jackson had joined the organization. He added that NoI's leader, Louis Farrakhan, "sees a lot of spirituality in Michael." But the...
  • Black and White and Read All Over

    08/11/2005 8:22:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 1,098+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 11, 2005 | JOHN McWHORTER
    WHEN I was growing up in the 70's, Ebony and Jet were always on the coffee table, along with the late, great Ebony Jr. for children. There always seemed to be a party going on in all three of them, which is just the way their creator John H. Johnson wanted it. He created Ebony in 1945 to show that "Negroes got married, had beauty contests, gave parties, ran successful businesses, and did all the other normal things of life." Ebony was still at it 60 years later when Mr. Johnson died this week - its 717th issue is on...
  • Ebony, Jet Publisher John H. Johnson Dies

    08/08/2005 4:35:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies · 1,426+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | August 8, 2005 | Herbert G. McCann
    Publisher John H. Johnson, whose Ebony and Jet magazines countered stereotypical coverage of blacks after World War II and turned him into one of the most influential black leaders in America, died Monday, his company said. He was 87.