From Nicki Minaj to Dr. King, Sites Offer an Eclectic Mix
Author:Jean Marie Brown
April 3, 2012
A day in the mainstream includes posts on Nicki Minaj, Jaleel White and CNN’s Don Lemon, as well as questions about what the court case against George Zimmerman might be and how Martin Luther King Jr. would have shaped the labor movement.
The Huffington Post has an item on Lemon, who wants people to stop tweeting hate about the coverage of Trayvon Martin’s death . . . Was O.J. covering his son? That’s the claim in a new book . . . HuffPost also looks at Nicki Minaj’s lyrics – some are really bad . . . The Justice Department says Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn’t negotiating in good faith . . . Would black people still support the President if he said he was gay? Van Jones thinks so. . .
Naomi Campbell is among the beautiful people in iconic photos taken by Herb Ritts, The Daily Beast takes a look . . . A comparison is made between the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Kendrec McDade, a college student who was shot to death by police in Pasadena . . . The Beast has a video link to ABC’s interview with Jaleel White about Steve Urkel . . .
Slate asks: What’s the evidence against George Zimmerman? . . . There’s more on Nicki . . . To mark the anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, Slate examines how the labor movement might have benefitted from Dr. King’s leadership.
Another point of view . . .
The ethnic sites touch on some of those topics as well as the killing of Jennifer Hudson’s family members, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s rejection of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeal and a study about early puberty in black girls.
The Root reports on the approaching trial of the man charged shooting Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew . . . Should Trayvon Martin’s suspension be considered suspect because studies show black students face harsher discipline than whites? . . . And, Van Jones talks about his new book . . .
The Grio considers what the Trayvon Martin case means to blacks and Latinos . . . Abu-Jamal’s last appeal is rejected . . . And Mitt Romney has terse answers about Mormons and race . . .
Mario Wire reports that more than 3,000 convicted criminals and illegal re-entrants were rounded up in six days . . . Mitt Romney is accusing the President of falling short of his promised overhaul of immigration laws . . . ESPN unveils an ad that’s in Spanish . . .
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