Mayor Booker Stays in the Headlines

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Jean Marie Brown
May 21, 2012

Cory Booker’s criticism of the Obama campaign’s attack ad continues to trend, as the Newark mayor and Democrat keeps trying to explain what he really meant to say. There’s something about Booker on nearly every site. 

Beyond Booker, the mainstream sites focus on celebrity, the criminal justice system, politics and education.   

Celebrity: Chris Brown’s performance at the Billboard Awards didn’t go over well. . .

. . . Bill and Camille Cosby and Denzel and Pauletta Washington are included in a roundup of celebrity marriages that have lasted 25 years or more.

. . . Latino celebrities shine on to the red carpet at Cannes.

. . . Will Smith is still “The Fresh Prince.” 

. . . Tavis Smiley gets a mention on Salon; he interviews site  founder David Talbot about Talbot’s new book. 

Criminal Justice: A Brooklyn sergeant’s foul-mouthed tirade is caught on tape.

. . . The Daily Beast dusted off the crystal ball and declared that George Zimmerman will be acquitted.

. . . An exonerated former death row inmate still hasn’t received monetary compensation.

Education: Then there’s a look at the best high schools in the U.S. (insert high school)

Politics: Mitt Romney is speaking to the Latino Coalition this week. 

Another point of view . . .  

The narrative on the ethnic sites is broader, and there’s more variety. 

The Grio looks at the role of the black church as it continues an examination of black people’s response to gays.

. . . Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” is screening at Cannes. Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson are among the featured stars.

. . . The Grio and The Root post on the fact that 2,000 people have been wrongfully convicted since 1989; they note that 50 percent of those people were African-American.

. . . There’s a link to a HuffPost piece on what the growing number of people of color really mean to this country.

. . . The Root picks up on the CBS report that more than one million black people weren’t counted in the 1940 census.

. . . Mario Wire reports that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has introduced a bill that would restrict undocumented parents from receiving the child tax credit.

. . . Latino workers at three Santa Monica car washes are suing their employers over working conditions.

. . . Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) says he would support a Dream ACT that doesn’t include a path to citizenship.

. . . Finally, a black pastor in Baltimore is supporting the President on same-sex marriage.



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