Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Statement by the Press Secretary on U.S. Support for Ban Ki-moon, Posted by Meosha Eaton

Office of the Press Secretary
June 7, 2011

Statement by the Press Secretary on U.S. Support for Ban Ki-moon

President Obama welcomes United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s  announcement that he will run for a second term, and the United States supports his candidacy.  Under Ban’s leadership,

WHAT’S YOUR AGENDA?, Posted by Meosha Eaton

By William Reed

When it comes to looking out for the economic interest of Black Americans do you think that the Obama administration is doing too much, too little or the right amount?  

In the upcoming months, someone is going to tap you to 1) make a donation, 2) volunteer, and or 3) vote for people and platforms that best represent you and your views.   Don’t let the past be prologue in this instance, in that history influences and sets the context for the future.  This time around why don’t we demand that all candidates present a “Black Agenda” with specific ways to improve the lives of Blacks in America to get our 2012 vote?

Congressman Weiner admits online affairs, Posted by Meosha Eaton


Monday, June 6, 2011

Israel sees Syrian hand in Golan clashes, 23 dead, Posted by Meosha Eaton

By Ari Rabinovitch

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel accused Syria Monday of orchestrating lethal confrontations on the once-quiet cease-fire line between the two countries as a distraction from Damascus's bloody crackdown on an 11-week-old revolt.

Syria said 23 people, including a woman and a child, were killed and 350 wounded Sunday when Israeli troops fired on pro-Palestinian protestors who surged against the fortified boundary fence on Syria's Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

S.Africa union may call for a strike at Kumba, Posted by Meosha Eaton

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Monday it may call for a strike at Kumba Iron Ore's operations over failure to implement parts of a wage agreement.

The NUM said that Kumba had failed to assist its employees who live outside a 30 km radius of its mines with decent accommodation as laid out in the 2010-12 wage deal signed between Kumba and the union.

Late Yobo header salvages point for Nigeria, Posted by Meosha Eaton

By Aaron Maasho

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A late Joseph Yobo header allowed Nigeria to salvage a 2-2 draw with minnows Ethiopia on Sunday, a result could cost them a place in the next African Nations Cup finals.

Nigeria arrived in Addis Ababa on the back of a 4-1 win against Argentina in a friendly international last week, though that result is being investigated by FIFA on suspicion of match-fixing, and looked odds-on for another victory after taking the lead mid-way through the first half from Ike Uche.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

India police break anti-graft yoga guru hunger strike, Posted by Meosha Eaton

NEW DELHI, June 4 (Reuters) - Police swooped on India's most famous yoga guru on Sunday, using teargas and batons to break up a fast against graft, risking more political headaches for scandal-tainted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Swami Ramdev began his hunger strike with tens of thousands of followers at a tent in New Delhi on Saturday. Less than 24 hours into the fast, police detained him and flew him to near Haridwar in northern India, centre of his global yoga business.

Media said at least 30 people were injured in the pre-dawn raid at a tent where

German hospitals swamped with E.coli victims, Posted by Meosha Eaton

Israeli forces kill six protesters- Syrian TV, Posted by Meosha Eaton

* Netanyahu says Israel won't allow border to be breached

* Protests follow killings at May border demonstrations

(Updates death toll)

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights, June 5 (Reuters) - Israeli troops opened fire on Sunday at Palestinian protesters in Syria who rushed towards a border fence and Syrian state television said six demonstrators were killed.

"Anyone who tries to cross the border will be killed," Israeli soldiers shouted at the crowd of several hundred through loudspeakers on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Strauss-Kahn proceedings could last months, Posted by Meosha Eaton

June 5 (Reuters) - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will plead not guilty on Monday to charges he tried to rape a New York hotel maid, an accusation that has wrecked his chance of becoming France's next president.

Strauss-Kahn, 62, faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted on charges of a criminal sexual act, attempted rape, sex abuse, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching.