Archive for April 2009

Fox manipulates Obama video to produce false quote

April 28, 2009

During the April 24 edition of Fox News’ Special Report, White House correspondent Wendell Goler cropped a comment by President Obama and took it out of context — effectively reversing the statement’s meaning — to falsely suggest that Obama supports creating a health care system “like the European countries.”

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Survey: Half of U.S. adults have switched religions

April 28, 2009

About half of all Americans have switched religions at least once, according to an in-depth survey released today. And that may still be a conservative estimate, says Luis Lugo, director of the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

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Timothy Wright, Grammy-nominated gospel singer, dies at 61

April 25, 2009

Grammy-nominated gospel singer and composer the Rev. Timothy Wright died yesterday at Bronx Veterans Hospital at the age of 61. The Brooklyn-born singer was critically injured in a three-vehicle car accident last summer that claimed the lives of his wife and grandson and put the singer on a respirator.  You can read the full story by clicking HERE.


Tom Joyner’s Morning Show Back On In Chicago

April 23, 2009


Tom Joyner’s REACH Media Inc., parent company of the ‘Tom Joyner Morning Show,’ announced an agreement with Crawford Broadcasting, which will feature a more customized morning program on Chicago’s SOUL 106.3 FM catered specifically to his “radio hometown.”

This is truly a case where the voice of the people was heard and action was taken.  I commend Crawford Broadcasting for taking a proactive move to bring Tom back to his radio hometown of Chicago.

Keep up the great work Tom and welcome home.

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Ill. Obama license plate sales break record

April 23, 2009

Special Illinois license plates featuring Barack Obama have set a record, and officials expect sales to keep going strong.

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Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose named NBA Rookie of the Year

April 22, 2009


Chicago Bull’s Derrick Rose was officially named NBA Rookie of the Year today. Surprising to few. More a coronation if anything.

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Is Susan Boyle An Overnight Sensation?

April 18, 2009


By now you have probably heard about 47-year old Susan Boyle who has taken the world by storm primarily because of the popularity of the YouTube video of her singing audition for Britan’s Got Talent.  CLICK HERE to see the video.

Last weekend, Susan was just another face in the crowd, but today she is an overnight sensation.  She has received an invitation to appear on Oprah.  She has been virtually guaranteed a singing contract, and it looks like fame and fortune await her.  The video has been called inspirational, amazing, jaw-dropping and a whole host of superlatives.  Is she really an overnight sensation?  It seems like it, but the truth is that she has worked on her natural skills to the point where she could perform when the opportunity presented itself and that is what makes it seem like she came out of nowhere.  She just had not been showcased in the right opportunity.  So what’s the lesson in all of this?  Keep your dreams alive and keep trying.  We may not all be YouTube sensations, but I do hope and pray that we all get to let our lights shine in a manner that will be uplifting and inspirational to others.