Daily Archive: November 4, 2013

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    Lolo Jones Tells Fan She Needs a ‘Relaxer’ To Be Her For Halloween

    Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones continues to lose at Track & Field social media, this time after telling a Twitter follower that she needed a “relaxer” to portray her for Halloween. In and of itself, that statement might notseem insidious, but when placed in context of her mockery of Trayvon Martin‘s friend Rachel Jeantel, some suggest a disturbing pattern of cultural insensitivity is beginning to emerge. …

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    D.C. Council Pushes to Decriminalize Marijuana

    (AP) — It took nearly 15 years after voters approved medical marijuana for it to become available in the District of Columbia, but the next major change to pot laws in the nation’s capital is on the fast track. The D.C. Council is poised to approve a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot, and Democratic Mayor …

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    Jesse Jackson Jr. Given Projected Prison Release Date

    If all goes well during his federal prison sentence, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. could be looking at a December 31, 2015 release date. The Associated Press reports that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has listed Jackson’s projected date on its website, based on the assumption that the former congressman receives the maximum reduction o …

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    ‘SNL’ Mocks Itself For Lack of Black Female Cast Members [Video]

    “Saturday Night Live” responded to intense criticism over its lack of Black female actresses in the way that only ‘SNL’ can — with a joke. Hosted by Kerry Washington, the cold opening begins with Washington portraying First Lady Michelle Obama speaking with her husband President Barack Obama, portrayed by Jay Pharoah. It is moments before the White …