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Angelo Henderson: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist dies at 51

henderson 600In 1999, Angelo B. Henderson became the only African-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize for the "Wall Street Journal."

The following year, he was honored by Columbia University as one of the nation's best reporters on race and ethnicity in America, the "Detroit News" reports.

He was beloved by members of the National Association of Black Journalists because the singular leadership skills he demonstrated during his 24 years in print and broadcast.

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Why are white men like Michael Dunn so angry?

dunn 600Why are so many white men like Michael Dunn angry?

Dunn, the man found guilty Saturday on three counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting into a car full of black teenagers at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station after an argument over loud rap music—but not convicted of the murder of Jordan Davis, the 17-year-old slain in the incident—provides some answers. Like Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, Dunn's case represents the rage felt by many angry white men in America.

During his cross-examination on the stand, Dunn admitted to feeling "disrespected by a mouthy teenager" who ignored his request to turn down the "rap crap" blasting from a red SUV occupied by Jordan and his friends. In Dunn's version of events, Jordan taunted him with racial and gender slurs like "cracker" and "b--ch."

Dunn was pushed over the edge by insults and window-rattling music, and what allegedly followed eerily mirrored the 1993 film "Falling Down," in which a white-collar worker turned vigilante snaps under the pressure of white, middle-class life and strikes back against Latino gangbangers.

 

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This week’s DVD releases

dvdrelease 600Top Ten DVD list for Feb. 18, 2014

"Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season"
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00C8CQTJY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

"Silver Screen Romances" (8 Movie Collection)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GOC752E/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

"For the Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots"
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GOC7538/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

"The Ellen Show: The Complete Series"
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H4WGH22/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

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Community in Motion

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At various local events and venues, area residents are captured saluting achievers, responding to encouragement, taking on new ventures, having fun and more!

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An evening with Stephen A. Smith

StephenA3Sports journalist Stephen A. Smith – known for his outspoken, forward nature – didn't hold anything back when addressing the large crowd that came to hear him speak at the University of Memphis Michael D. Rose Theater on Tuesday (Feb. 12th).

From topics such as value and success to race, Smith offered wisdom and commentary in his characteristic blunt, unapologetic manner. Among the topics that he took on was being prepared for and understanding how the world works.

"Are you ready for what waits? The world is always ready. It has no compassion, it will ignore you.... unless you understand the challenges that await," said Smith.

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