Daily Archive: December 19, 2012

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    White Blogger Calls Chief Keef’s New Album a ‘Primitive Minstrel Show’

    Writing for NBC, veteran Chicago political journalist and author, Edward McClelland, described “Don’t Like” rapper Chief Keef‘s debut album on Interscope Records, Finally Rich, as a “minstrel show.” According to McClelland, author of the books “Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President” and “Nothin’ But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Har …

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    Big Boi’s Big Kidz Foundation Names Clifton L. Camp, Esq., Member of 2013 Board of Directors

    Atlanta businessman and community leader Clifton L. Camp, Esq., CEO of MarketingCamp, LLC, will join the 2013 Board of Directors for Antwan “Big Boi” Patton’s Big Kidz Foundation. As an Atlanta influencer, Camp has been named to the board of directors for the Atlanta-based Big Kidz Foundation, Inc. The appointment will be announced Dec. 19, during the Big Kidz Foundation Holiday Mixer, which happens from 6:30p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Stankonia Studios, 677 Antone St., Atlanta, Ga. 30318.

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    President Obama Taps VP Biden to Lead Gun Laws Task Force

    (CNN) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the National Rifle Association, which leads the pro-gun lobby in the United States, “has members who are mothers and fathers” likely impacted by the Connecticut school shooting that killed 20 young children. The nation will have a set of recommendations to address widespread gun violence within weeks, President Obama announced Wednesday. Vice President Joe Obama will lead an inter-agency group to come up with “concrete proposals no later than January — proposals that I then intend to push without delay,” the president said.

    Kids Get Free Meals and Toys at Butler Street YMCA

    The Butler Street YMCA hosted a free food forum for children on Tuesday afternoon. The Y has been closed for some time, but a few local chefs and volunteers opened it up to provide children with some holiday cheer (and a meal). Shane McIntosh, the Executive Chef and Owner of Ocean Catering Company, was one of a number of chefs who stepped in to give local kids in the community a balanced meal for free.

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    Hawks Dusted By Speedy Guard (Again) But Manage to Pick Up the Win

    Jordan Crawford couldn’t be stopped on Tuesday night. Thankfully for the Atlanta Hawks, he ran out of gas. Crawford, the speedy guard for the Washington Wizards, torched Atlanta for a triple double that included 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, but his final shot in overtime was an air ball and the Hawks were able to eek out a win, 100-95. It was the second career trip-dub for Crawford and he became the sixth player in franchise history to register a triple-double against the Hawks. He joined Si Green (1964 against the St. Louis Hawks), Gus Johnson (1969), Wes Unseld (1970), Darrell Walker (1991) and Gilbert Arenas (2004). Only Crawford and Unseld did it in losses, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

    ‘Lincoln’ – A Great Piece of History

    My family went to see “Lincoln,” the much advertised and critically-acclaimed new film by Steven Spielberg. The plot centered on one particular phase of the president’s legacy. That was the abolition of slavery and how he got it done. All of us were taught the Emancipation Proclamation was the vehicle that abolished slavery in America. That just is not true and Spielberg brilliantly showed us the real story. That’s right it was not the Emancipation Proclamation.