WASHINGTON – The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, President Barack Obama’s former pastor and mentor, was in Washington today, but he skipped the inauguration. He had a word for the president, though, encouraging him to heed the words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and transform the United States into the “No. 1 purveyor of peace” . . .
Click here to read the word President Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Wright, has for the president.
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, sang “America” also known as “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” at President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration. Her gray, big-bowed hat became an Internet sensation, and an “Aretha Franklin’s Inauguration Hat” Facebook page was born . . .
Read all about “the hat,” because it’s back by clicking here.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) said Thursday that an anti-Obama National Rifle Association video ad is “reprehensible.” The ad calls President Barack Obama an “elitist hypocrite,” because his children have Secret Service protection, and the ad narrator asks the question, “Are the president’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? . . .
Click here to read about how Christie admonished the National Rifle Association (NRA).
PHILADELPHIA – A 5-year-old girl was abducted from William C. Bryant School by a woman posing as her mother, on Mon. Jan. 14. The child’s cries were heard by a stranger, as he walked past a playground at 4:40 a.m. on Tues., and she later told him, “I’ve been stolen” . . .
Click here to read about the rescue of an abducted 5-year-old girl.
Aaron Swartz, 26, Internet freedom activist, Reddit co-founder, and computer programmer, committed suicide Friday, with his funeral was held Tuesday in Highland Park, Ill. His father, Robert Swartz, spoke at the funeral and told mourners his son was “killed by the government” and that it “hounded” him . . .
Read about the bold statement, Robert Swartz made, at his son’s (Aaron Swartz) funeral, by clicking here.
The renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology played a significant role in the death of Aaron Swartz, 26, Internet activist, Reddit co-founder, and coder who was known as a “boy genius.” As Swartz is laid to rest today in Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb, a profound sense of unnecessary loss is felt by those who knew him personally or through his work . . .
Click here to read about and see a video on the vicious computer fraud case against Swartz that MIT could have dropped.
SILVER SPRING, Md. – A 6-year-old boy at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md., was suspended for a day on Dec. 21 for pointing his fingers in a “gun gesture” at a female student and saying “pow.” On Wednesday, the first-grader’s family attorney, Robin Ficker, filed an appeal asking that the suspension be expunged from the boy’s record, and the suspension has been overturned . . .
Click here for details on overturned school suspension for 6-year-old boy who made “gun gesture.”
On Wednesday, Tom Corbett, Republican governor of Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association for what he calls “overreaching and unlawful sanctions” placed on Penn State, seeking to set aside a $60 million fine and all Jerry Sandusky-related sanctions . . .