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  • Last Days for Largest Housing Project

    10/07/2006 2:22:34 PM PDT · by Temple Drake · 16 replies · 1,027+ views
    AP newswire ^ | October 7 2006 | Sharon Cohen
    CHICAGO (AP) - The menacing row of concrete towers where four of Katie Sistrunk's children were shot is almost all gone now, replaced by weeds and fields, mud and memories. The cage-like balconies that looked like prison tiers to Beauty Turner have all but disappeared. The gangs that peddled crack to Krystal McCraney Moore have found new places to haunt. One hollow-eyed lookout still paces at the entrance of the last high-rise, watching for police so he can alert drug dealers who lurk in the graffiti-scarred, darkened stairwells. This is the end of the Robert Taylor Homes, the final days...
  • Anti-Violence Rally Canceled Over Safety Concerns

    09/30/2006 1:32:48 PM PDT · by CAWats · 24 replies · 596+ views
    Oaland Tribune ^ | 9/30/2006 | Heather MacDonald
    OAKLAND — Citing concerns about public safety, city officials Friday canceled an anti-violence rally and concert expected to draw 300 to 400 teenagers and young adults to downtown Oakland. "Get Hyphy Against Violence," featuring nine musical acts and testimony from victims of violent crime, had been scheduled to take place today at City Hall Plaza, but did not have the required special event permit or adequate security, officials said. Police commanders said they were concerned that, without enough officers, the anti-violence rally could backfire and create a melee similar to one that erupted after the last Carijama festival, held on...
  • Look At Ghetto Economics

    09/01/2006 9:53:54 PM PDT · by Dilbert San Diego · 4 replies · 528+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9-1-06 | Thomas Sowell
    THOMAS SOWELL: SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Look at ghetto economics ANDREW Young's statement that blacks have been "ripped off" by stores run by Jews, Koreans, and Arabs has been rightly criticized and he has apologized. But these irresponsible remarks have wider implications than Young and wider implications than their political repercussions. For decades, one of the biggest blind spots of most civil rights leaders and spokesmen for the black community has been their lack of economics knowledge.
  • Bialystok Jewish ghetto uprising anniversary

    08/16/2006 9:42:32 AM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 370+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 16.08.2006
    Bialystok Jewish ghetto uprising anniversary 16.08.2006 Events marking the 63rd anniversary of the uprising in the Bialystok Jewish ghetto in eastern Poland are being held in the city today. It was the second biggest Jewish armed rising against Nazi Germans during World War II, after the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto Uprising. Over 40,000 people lived in the ghetto, which the Nazis began to liquidate in 1943. Some 800 people were killed on the spot and the rest started to be transported to death camps. The uprising lasted for almost a week. Some 300 to 400 insurgents had only 25 guns and...
  • Nobel prize winner Grass admits serving in Nazi SS

    08/11/2006 1:25:11 PM PDT · by lizol · 127 replies · 2,771+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 11, 2006
    Nobel prize winner Grass admits serving in Nazi SS Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:37 PM BST BERLIN (Reuters) - Nobel prize-winning German author Guenter Grass has admitted for the first time that he served in the Waffen-SS, Adolf Hitler's elite Nazi troops. In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Grass, 78, said he volunteered for submarine service towards the end of World War Two. He was called up instead to serve in the Waffen-SS in the eastern city of Dresden. The author, best known for his first novel "The Tin Drum" and an active supporter of Germany's Social Democratic...
  • Marijuana Fight Envelops Fisherman's Wharf (San Fran)

    07/03/2006 10:38:13 AM PDT · by A CA Guy · 153 replies · 1,770+ views
    The New York Times from Drudge ^ | July 3, 2006 | JESSE McKINLEY
    SAN FRANCISCO, July 3 — The newest attraction planned for Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's most popular tourist destination, has no sign, no advertisements and not even a scrap of sourdough. Yet everyone seems to think that the new business, the Green Cross, will be a hit, drawing customers from all over the region to sample its aromatic wares. For some, that is exactly the problem. "The city is saturated with pot clubs," said T. Wade Randlett, the president of SF SOS, a quality-of-life group that opposes the planned club. "Fisherman's Wharf is a tourism attraction, and this is not the...
  • Can a Polish ghetto in Holland stop racist attacks?

    06/29/2006 4:26:13 PM PDT · by lizol · 12 replies · 487+ views
    Warsaw Business Journal ^ | 28th June 2006
    Can a Polish ghetto in Holland stop racist attacks? From Poland A.M. The Labour Agency which employs Polish workers in the Netherlands wants to build a housing district with Polish shops and a church especially for Poles in order to protect them from the increasing intolerance of Dutch society. The idea originated from Pierre van Loenen, the director of job agency Axidus which employs Poles with German passports in the Netherlands. Poles have to apply for special permits the number of which is limited and concerns only selected sectors of the economy. Last year 26,000 Poles received such permits. Axidus...
  • Pope pays tribute to Warsaw ghetto uprising

    05/26/2006 9:51:58 AM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Yedioth Internet ^ | 05.26.06 | Yair Lapid
    Pope pays tribute to Warsaw ghetto uprising Benedict XVI pays tribute Thursday to heroes of 1943 ghetto uprising at Warsaw commemoration site; some attendees disappointed Pope's car 'just passed by monument without slowing' During a detour from his route taking him from Warsaw’s Okecie airport to St. John’s Cathedral in the center of the Polish capital, Benedict’s popemobile drove past the imposing monument to the heroes of the uprising, in a residential quarter built on the site of the former ghetto. As he passed, shortly after arriving in Warsaw, the German-born pope made a sign of blessing. A crowd of...
  • Working against time (Lodz ghetto)

    04/28/2006 10:42:49 AM PDT · by lizol · 11 replies · 281+ views
    Haaretz ^ | April 28, 2006 | Yechiam Weitz
    Working against time By Yechiam Weitz The remarkable endurance of the Lodz Ghetto was largely due to the head of the Judenrat and his policies. A new book presents a balanced picture of Chaim Mordechai Rumkowski "Lodz - Akhron Hageta'ot Bepolin" ("Lodz - The Last Ghetto in Poland") by Michal Unger, Yad Vashem, 600 pages The Lodz Ghetto was the most important of all the ghettos in Poland during the Holocaust, but it also stood apart for other reasons. First of all, it was the second largest ghetto in Poland, after the Warsaw Ghetto, with 160,000 Jewish residents from the...
  • Henderson [NV]will try experiment with new urbanism for homes

    01/07/2006 1:10:34 AM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies · 1,868+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | January 03, 2006 | Brian Wargo
    The Las Vegas Valley is about to become home to a master-planned community reminiscent of a time before World War II. Grading is scheduled to start in Henderson this month on Inspirada, a community offering dense, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods interconnected with narrow streets, village squares, parks and open space. The venture will be one of the nation's largest "new urbanism" communities, spread across nearly 2,000 acres and featuring 11,500 residences. Focus Property Group, the master developer for a partnership of seven home builders, bought the site in a June 2004 federal auction for $557 million, double the appraised value. The site...
  • Report: Israel building Arab ghettos [PUKE]

    12/27/2005 11:05:10 AM PST · by Alouette · 30 replies · 517+ views
    Idiot Acharonot ^ | Dec. 27, 2005 | Roee Nachmias
    Arab Association for Human Rights reveals that increasing number of fences and ramparts built to separate Arabs from Jews in Israel A trend of building separation fences to cut off Jewish and Arab neighborhoods in mixed Israeli towns is on the rise, a report published by the Arab Association for Human Rights on Wednesday has revealed. The report found that barriers have been erected between Caesarea and Jisr e-Zarka, Jouarish and the Geneh Dan neighborhood in Ramle, and the Pardes Shanir neighborhood in Lod and Nor Tzvi. “The purpose of these fences is to separate Jewish quarters from Palestinian quarters,...
  • 'Is it possible to describe hell on a sheet of paper?'

    11/29/2005 5:49:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies · 1,366+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-29-05 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    The notebooks are now yellow with age and illegible in some sections. Filled with heart-wrenching short stories and poems that depict a horror beyond human imagination, they serve as the last will and testament of a young Jewish boy incarcerated in the Lodz Ghetto during World War II. The stories were written in Polish by an ill and malnourished Avraham Cytryn over a four-year period (1940-1944) - from the time he was 13 until he was 17, when he was transported to Auschwitz and gassedto death. After the war, the notebooks were found scattered on the floor of the family's...
  • Controversy over "Stop Snitching" T-shirt doesn't fade

    11/25/2005 10:53:05 AM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 2,429+ views ^ | November 18, 2005 | TOM MEAGHER
    The teenagers all know what the "stop-snitching" T-shirts mean - even if their parents don't. Waiting outside John F. Kennedy High School after class Thursday, 10th grader Victor Arellano said that even though he doesn't own one, his classmates are still wearing the shirts that were a hot summertime fad. "That means stop telling on other people what goes on the streets - hustling," Arellano said. Some adults, including 1st Ward Councilman Anthony Davis, have voiced concern about the fashion that they say promotes drug dealing and discourages people from cooperating with the police. "It's not a positive thing to...
  • Six Nights Of Riots In Paris Ghetto Split Chirac Cabinet

    11/02/2005 5:31:01 PM PST · by blam · 83 replies · 2,069+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-3-2005 | Henry Samuel
    Six nights of riots in Paris ghetto split Chirac cabinet By Henry Samuel in Clichy-sous-Bois(Filed: 03/11/2005) The French government was reeling yesterday after six nights of rioting which have exposed a split in the cabinet over how to deal with poverty and immigration in the dilapidated Paris suburbs. As authorities cleaned up the debris of another bout of violence, including the wrecks of 250 cars burned out on Tuesday night, both the prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, and the interior minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, put off foreign trips to deal with the rioting. Youths on the Paris estates have promised ‘40...
  • Lodz Jewish Ghetto commemorations

    08/28/2005 11:55:23 AM PDT · by lizol · 30 replies · 417+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 28.08.2005
    Lodz Jewish Ghetto commemorations 28.08.2005 Events commemorating the 61st anniversary of the liquidation of the Jewish ghetto in Lodz began in that central Polish city today. A mass in the intention of those who perished there was celebrated by French cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger and the Lodz metropolitan archbishop Wladyslaw Ziolek. The Nazis created the Litzmannstadt Getto in February 1940 in the city’s most neglected district. It covered the area of 4 square kilometres. More than 160,000 Jews were closed there. Many Jewish intellectuals from Poland, Germany, Austria and Luxembourg were placed there. According to various sources only 5,000 to 12,000...
  • 'Ghetto Talent Show,' Watermelon Eating Contest Outrages Community

    07/28/2005 4:17:12 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 37 replies · 1,382+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 7/28/05 | Yahoo
    'Ghetto Talent Show,' Watermelon Eating Contest Outrages Community Tue Jul 26, 5:49 PM ET Miami city leaders are apologizing for a news release that invited summer campers to a ''Ghetto Style Talent Show'' and ''Watermelon Eating Contest.'' The release said that children participating in the summer camp who "know the meaning of ghetto style" would have a chance to "prove just how ghetto they are.'' Members of the black community expressed outrage at the wording of the invitation to the talent show. The show will be part of the grand finale picnic for the city's summer camp program to be...
  • 'Ghetto Talent Show,' Watermelon Eating Contest Outrages Community

    07/26/2005 2:20:54 PM PDT · by Imani · 105 replies · 2,203+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 07/26/2005 | Staff
    Miami city leaders are apologizing for a news release that invited summer campers to a ''Ghetto Style Talent Show'' and ''Watermelon Eating Contest.'' ADVERTISEMENT The release said that children participating in the summer camp who "know the meaning of ghetto style" would have a chance to "prove just how ghetto they are.'' Members of the black community expressed outrage at the wording of the invitation to the talent show. The show will be part of the grand finale picnic for the city's summer camp program to be held Friday at Hadley Park. After being criticized by residents of the nearby...
  • The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies

    07/25/2005 4:34:39 PM PDT · by StoneGiant · 133 replies · 5,703+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer, 2005 | Kay S. Hymowitz
     The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies Kay S. Hymowitz Summer 2005 Read through the megazillion words on class, income mobility, and poverty in the recent New York Times series “Class Matters” and you still won’t grasp two of the most basic truths on the subject: 1. entrenched, multigenerational poverty is largely black; and 2. it is intricately intertwined with the collapse of the nuclear family in the inner city. By now, these facts shouldn’t be hard to grasp. Almost 70 percent of black children are born to single mothers. Those mothers are far more likely than married mothers to be...
  • School Police Officer Shot And Killed In Newark, NJ

    07/18/2005 4:33:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 2,132+ views
    WNBC ^ | 06.18.05
    School Police Officer Shot And Killed In Newark NEWARK, N.J. -- A school police officer in Newark was killed Monday and another injured in a shootout that also left the suspected gunman wounded, police said. Slideshow: Police Officers Shot In Newark The more seriously wounded officer, Duane Reeves, 35 (pictured), was shot in the head and was declared dead at 5:25 p.m.; the other officer, Akia Scott, 26, was shot in the hand, said Capt. Derek Glenn, spokesman for the Newark Police Department. The alleged gunman was in serious condition, Glenn said. The shootings happened about 2 p.m. on the...
  • A new century, a new ‘color line’ - (backs Bill Cosby, quotes Thomas Sowell)

    05/05/2005 8:38:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 2,474+ views
    Sometimes our efforts to stand up for the less fortunate actually can grease their slide backward into even less fortune. That's what I thought of the verbal sucker punch with which August Wilson, the distinguished black playwright, walloped Bill Cosby, the distinguished black comedian. When Time magazine asked Wilson what he thought of Cosby's controversial criticisms of black parenting, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright was dismissive: "A billionaire attacking poor people for being poor," he said. "Bill Cosby is a clown. What do you expect? I thought it was unfair of him." I, by contrast, think Wilson is being unfair...