Thursday, February 22

Urban Headlines


-Farrakhan May Give Final Public Address Sunday
Minister Louis Farrakhan is the Key Note Speaker at "The Nation's" Saviors Day convention in Detroit. The Nation of Islam leader has suffered from poor health, and this is expected to be his last big speech.

-Imminent Domain Appears to be Hurting Black Communities
The Institute of Justice is releasing a series of studies that examine imminent domain, and how Black communities are being negatively impacted.

-Jessie Jackson Wants More Diversity in Hollywood
Jessie Jackson met with Hollywood industry executives to discuss ways to increase minority representation in the film industry.

According to Carl DiOria (Reuters),

Jackson aims to convince industry elite that increased casting and hiring of minorities will broaden the creative scope of Hollywood entertainment and thus its revenue base.

Sounds like a step in the right direction.



At 7:04 PM, Blogger Tantor said...

Why do you think the military, a conservative institution, has successfully integrated half a century ago but Hollywood, a liberal industry, has resisted integration to this very day?

Could it be that those nasty evil conservative types might be more committed to giving everyone a fair shot than the loudmouth liberals of Hollywood who talk the talk but don't walk the walk?

Discuss among yourselves.


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