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Cartoon of the Day: Swine Flu

I found this simplistic little gem on cartoonstock.com.  The catchy name “Swine Flu” has been denounced by the US Department of Health as a misleading title that might end up hurting the pork industry.  Does nobody have a heart for the alphanumeric industry?

– Scott Bufis

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Entertainment

Documentary about Radical Political Party Premieres on PBS on February 16th

  The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution TV Review by Kam Williams Documentary about Radical Political Party Premieres on PBS on February 16th The late Stokely Carmichael is famous for coining the phrase “Black power!” What he might not be as well remembered for is founding the Black Panthers. Frustrated by the tortoise-paced progress of the Civil Rights movement and by the number of martyrs dying and disappearing around the … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

The Street God

  The Street God I Won without Telling by Christian Hayward The Street God Entertainment Paperback, $29.99 268 pages ISBN: 978-0-9964967-0-4 Book Review by Kam Williams “This is a story about a small boy who started out as an innocent child raised by his grandmother in one of Cleveland's worst neighborhoods (East 93rd). As you read the uncut, unedited comeback story, it will help you understand how easily environmental and life … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

More Than a Score

  ACRONYM TO FOLLOW by Peter Brav   Finally Our Day has come There’s a Day for everything For doughnuts, siblings, eight track tapes Grilled cheese, daughters and sons to work Encouragement, Alzheimer’s Coffee, math, chewing gum Blasphemy, yo-yos And now finally One for us Truly a Day to celebrate National Don’t Shoot An Unarmed Brother Doctor King Not Seeing Progress George Orwell Laughing It Is So About the … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

Real Estate Appraiser Numbers Keep Falling

    Real Estate Appraiser Numbers Keep Falling By Burt Carey When the housing bubble burst in 2008, lawmakers, bankers and mortgage company executives collectively pointed fingers at each other and at real estate appraisers. In response, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act of 2010, which limited direct contact between mortgage companies and appraisers, and put in place sweeping procedural … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

A Reading from the Book of Isaiah

  Isaiah Washington "The Sin Seer” Interview with Kam Williams A Reading from the Book of Isaiah Isaiah Washington was born on August 3, 1963 in Houston, Texas. After a stint in the US Air Force, he attended Howard University as a Theater Arts major, then joined the City Kids Repertory, a troupe which performed at schools for at-risk kids. Isaiah has appeared in such Spike Lee films as Crooklyn, Clockers, Girl 6 and Get on the Bus. … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Take a Closer Look at Electric Outboards

  Take a Closer Look at Electric Outboards by Ted Lund The next time you're in Austin, Texas and you see a traditional looking paddle-wheeler winding its way around scenic Lady Bird Lake, a gas-restricted reservoir on the Colorado River in Austin, Texas, you might want to take a closer look. Things might not always be what they seem. What looks like a 100-year-old vessel from a bygone era is actually a state-of-the-art, … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Sorry Budweiser…It Was Miller Time

  Sorry Budweiser…It Was Miller Time by Amy Lignor The past was brought back to life. The 50 greatest games were shown this past week; the 50 greatest players; the 50 greatest plays – you name it and the week leading up to the 50th Super Bowl had it all. It also had a huge “Miller” slap on a Budweiser-sponsored day. Millions watch the Super Bowl for commercials and the halftime show, so let’s review here all three aspects of Super … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Alphabet (Google) Overtakes Apple As World’s Most Valuable Company

  Alphabet (Google) Overtakes Apple As World’s Most Valuable Company By Burt Carey After-hours trading pushed Alphabet shares 6 percent higher than their close on Monday, elevating Google’s parent company past Apple to become the world’s most valuable corporation. Alphabet’s market cap reached $547.1 billion shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, surpassing Apple’s cap of $529.3 billion. Other stock market heavyweights include … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

  Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail By Burt Carey Golfers have bucket lists just like everyone else. Well, maybe the lists aren’t alike, but they are bucket lists nonetheless. For duffers, images of playing the old courses in Scotland, Ireland and the UK are almost redundancies among the purists at heart. Then there are the oldest courses in the States. South Carolina’s Savannah Golf Club, established in 1794, and Royal … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Old World Craftsmanship Can Provide a ‘Green’ Future

  Old World Craftsmanship Can Provide a ‘Green’ Future by Amy Lignor   People often say that, “The greenest building is the one that isn’t built yet.” These same people believe that historic buildings, constructed way before LED lighting, geothermal heating and cooling and solar panels were even invented, are ‘architectural creations’ that are more harm than good. However, these closed minds are getting a new education from … [Read More its Good for You...]