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Missouri Obama rodeo clown draws angry criticism [VIDEO]

Missouri Obama rodeo clown draws angry criticism [VIDEO]

 A bull riding competition at a Missouri State Fair on Saturday night has come under fire after a clown, sporting a Barack Obama mask and a broom protruding out of his backside, was brought out to parade in front of the public, according to CNN[1].

During the bull riding competition, President of the Missouri Cowboy Rodeo Association and school superintendent Mark Ficken announced that they had a “special guest.”

“The guest” turned out to be a clown wearing a President Barack Obama mask and the aforementioned stick that appeared to be stuck up his behind.

Reportedly trying to rev up the crowd, another voice over the loudspeaker said, “We’re going to stomp Obama now,” and, “As soon as this bull comes out, Obama, don’t you move,,,, He’s going to getcha, getcha getcha, getcha.”

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  • Written by Roz Edward, National Content Director
  • Category: News

Black political trailblazer dies

Black political trailblazer dies

Bill Lynch, one of the most prominent African-American political consultants in the nation, died Friday at age 72. Though Lynch was known to battle diabetes, the cause of death was complications from kidney disease.

Lynch was credited with masterminding the election of New York City;s first, and to date, only African-American mayor, David Dinkins. He played a crucial role in forming the so-called black and brown coalition of black and Latino voters, which formed the foundation of Dinkins' historic victory. Lynch would be named deputy mayor for intergovernmental relations in the Dinkins administration.

Upon founding his political consulting firm, Bill Lynch Associates, he would also go on to have a prominent career nationally, serving as a vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee and as co-chair for John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign.

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Men’s Health Network and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Release the “Kappa Health Challenge” App

Men’s Health Network and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Release the “Kappa Health Challenge” App

WASHINGTON – Men's Health Network (MHN) in partnership with the Health & Wellness Committee of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity have launched the "Kappa Health Challenge" smart phone app.

The free app can be downloaded by I-phone, I-pad, I-touch and I-pod users through the AppStore. The app is mainly directed towards fraternity members, but it can benefit all men in learning more about their health.

"In an effort to expand the impact of the 'Healthy Kappas – Healthy Communities' program, we approached the Men's Health Network to combine our efforts to improve the health of our Fraternity. We came up with a tool that everyone could use – the idea of a Smartphone App was formed," said Edward R. Scott, II D.M.D., chairman, Health & Wellness Committee, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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Obama Signs Student Loan Deal

Obama Signs Student Loan Deal

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would be just the first step in a broader, concerted figh

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  • Category: News

U.S. reports malaria vaccine breakthrough

U.S. reports malaria vaccine breakthrough

U.S. researchers reported a breakthrough Thursday in the search for a vaccine for malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that sickens millions worldwide.

More than three dozen volunteers received multiple, intravenous doses of a vaccine produced with a weakened form of the disease, scientists from the National Institutes of Health, the Navy, Army and other organizations reported Thursday.

Though the results were promising, more extensive field testing will be required, the researchers wrote. Nevertheless, the it marks the first time any vaccine trial has shown 100% success in protecting subjects from the mosquito-borne tropical disease, which sickens more than 200 million a year and killed about 660,000 in 2010.

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  • Written by Matt Smith and William Hudson/CNN
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Major sentencing reform needed, says AG Holder

Major sentencing reform needed, says AG Holder

In an interview with NPR that aired Wednesday, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder said there are too many people in prison and it is time for federal sentencing reform.

He could announce major changes as early as next week.

"The war on drugs is now 30, 40 years old. There have been a lot of unintended consequences," said Holder in the NPR segment. "There's been a decimation of certain communities, in particular communities of color."

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Vandals mark racial slurs on Jackie Robinson statue

Vandals mark racial slurs on Jackie Robinson statue

NEW YORK – Vandals defaced a statue of Jackie Robinson outside the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball stadium, marking racial slurs and symbols on it, park and police officials said Wednesday.

A swastika, "anti-Semitic comments" and the n-word were written in black marker on the statue and its base sometime between the end of the Cyclones game Tuesday night and 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to a spokesman for the New York City Police Department.

The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the matter as a possible bias incident. The Cyclones and police are reviewing security camera video, hoping it will lead them to a suspect or suspects, said Brooklyn Cyclones Director of Communications Billy Harner.

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  • Written by Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley/CNN
  • Category: News

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