Apple has decided that it will close the doors of some of its retail stores on Wednesday, October 19, for between 1 and 3 hours. The temporary closures will occur during a company memorial meant to celebrate the life and numerous contributions of co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs. (more…)
Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, one of the leading forces in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 60s, passed away yesterday at the age of 89 in Birmingham, Alabama. The Reverend fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the struggle for equality. King called Shuttlesworth “one of the nation’s most courageous freedom fighters … a wiry, energetic and indomitable man.” (more…)
After a three hour delay and a denied stay of execution by the United States Supreme Court, news has now broken that Troy Davis has been executed by lethal injection in Jackson, Georgia. CNN reports his time of death to be 11:08PM ET. (more…)
Earlier today, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied Troy Davis‘ petition for clemency that was an effort to stop his execution by lethal injection, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow, September 21 at 7PM. (more…)
Most of you will never forget where you were, what you were doing, and how you felt on the morning of September 11, 2001 when you learned of the tragic attacks that claimed the lives of thousands. In the aftermath, 2,977 lives were lost in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC, and 6,200 members of the U.S. military have sacrificed their lives in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. They will never be forgotten. (more…)
Today was a day of celebration as Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and human rights advocate, turned 93. In 2009, the United Nations declared July 18 as Mandela Day and urged everyone to donate just 67 minutes of their time to helping others. (more…)
An imprisoned man has come forward to confess his supposed involvement in the robbery of late rapper Tupac Shakur in 1994. Dexter Isaac, who is currently serving a life sentence for witness intimidation, fraud, robbery, and murder, claims that close friend friend James “Jimmy Henchmen” Rosemond paid him $2,500 to rob Tupac. The robbery took place on November 30 at the Quad Studios in Manhattan and resulted in Tupac being shot 5 times.
According to Isaac’s statement below, he says he finally confessed because he was tired of Henchmen’s alleged lies and because the statute of limitations in the case had passed. (more…)
Though today is marked with parties, barbecues, family, and friends, we should all take out time to remember the men and women who have served our country to protect our freedom. President Barack Obama did just that today, when he visited Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath in remembrance of those who have fallen while in the service. In his speech, the President spoke about honoring the ultimate sacrifices so many have made.
Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay. But we can honor their sacrifice, and we must. We must honor it in our own lives by holding their memories close to our hearts, and heeding the example they set. And we must honor it as a nation by keeping our sacred trust with all who wear America’s uniform, and the families who love them; by never giving up the search for those who’ve gone missing under our country’s flag or are held as prisoners of war; by serving our patriots as well as they serve us — from the moment they enter the military, to the moment they leave it, to the moment they are laid to rest.
Watch the rest of the President’s remarks below. (more…)