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Thursday, May 31st, 2007


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Wednesday, May 30th, 2007


by A.man.I

Journal-isms and TVNewser is reporting that CNN’s Africa correspondent Jeff Koinange is no longer with the network, and it looks like a bit of controversy may have done him in. 

A blog in Kenya calls Koinange, “the Kenyan date rape journalist,” and a woman apparently sent a letter to the president of CNN Worldwide that outlines how Koinange started sending her personal e-mails.

 Another blog called “Distant Lovers,” spells out conversations and e-mails from Koinange. 

Jeff wanted to have a photo from me and I had made the mistake to tell him that I had an enlarged beautiful and very stylish one of me showing me ‘naked’.

CNN isn’t saying much.  A spokesperson said Koinange, “is no longer employed at CNN, and we are not commenting beyond that.”  I’m sure there are two sides to the story, but Koinange hasn’t been reached for comment.

I’m going to miss seeing Koinange on-air.  He was so enthusiastic, and passionate about his stories.   If his extracurricular activities did in fact lead to the dismissal, it’s unfortunate, but it shows how powerful these ‘lil ole blogs are.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007


by A.man.I

SFGate.com’s ”Oakland: A Plague of Killing” is an excellent example of new media journalism (aka convergence). The mulitmedia project is centered on Oakland’s 2006 decade high homicide rate.   Every section gives greater insight into the faces behind Oakland’s murders.  The page entitled “Livin amid the killing“ features video, podcasts, and audio slide shows that give a rare glimpse into the lives of how survivors cope.  It also appears that SFGate.com teamed up a community media organization called the Conscious Youth Media Crew. Nice collaboration.

Friday, May 25th, 2007


by A.man.I

Bring up Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick’s name, and you’ll get a range of opinions. Some think he’s being unfairly targeted, others believe he’s asking for trouble, and others just want to watch him play some ball.

In this latest predicament, Vick is facing questions and speculation about illegal dogfighting that investigators suspect occured at his Virginia home.  According to the AJC, officials aren’t rushing to any conclusions. It seems there is a lack evidence.

“There are no eyewitnesses who say they saw dogfighting at the home where 66 dogs were seized along with equipment that could be associated with dog fighting.”

All of this came to light during a drug raid on April 25th, and then there was that other situation, think water bottle in the airport, that has swayed public opinion about Vick.   As far as the issue at hand:

“Vick said he let a cousin, Davon Boddie, live at the house, and that he didn’t know a large kennel on the property could be involved in criminal activity.”

Either way, tighten up homie!

Thursday, May 24th, 2007


by A.man.I

Let’s compare the top local TV news stories on the web in Atlanta, from 6-7pm.


Hundreds Mourn Yolanda King
GA Bus Crash Probe to Last Months
Bush to Support $120B War Bill


Racist Letter Found in Employee Mailboxes.
Sleepwalker” Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Battery
Hundreds Gather for Yolanda King Services

WCGL- TV     

 Doctor Found Guilty of 8 Counts of child porn
 Hundreds Pay Tribute to Yolanda King
 Atlanta Issues New Water Restrictions


Jury Finds Sleepwalker Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Battery                                                  Police say Robbery May Have Been Motive in Botique Shooting
Friends, Family Gather to Remember Yolanda King

Thursday, May 24th, 2007


from Afro Nerd
I couldn’t embed this video, but check this link to hear T.I. talk about Hip Hop in the wake of the Don Imus controversy.

Thursday, May 24th, 2007


by A.man.I

Actor/activist Danny Glover is working on a film about the slave uprising that gave birth to the New World’s first black republic, Haiti.  This isn’t your regular Hollywood film though.  Glover has partnered with the government of Venezuela to produce the 18-million dollar project.   According to The Guardian, Venezuala’s president, Hugo Chavez hopes the film will,

“Mobilise world public opinion against imperialism and western oppression.”

Remember Chavez? He called George Bush the devil at the United Nations general assemble back in September. It looks like Chavez’ relationship with Glover is a little smoother.

Venezuela’s congress will use proceeds from a recent bond sale to finance Glover’s movie. It will follow the life of Toussaint L’ouverture, the brotha who defeated Napolen during the 18th-century revolt agianst the France.
Afro-Netizen made these comments about film:

“I have no beef with this union. In fact, I think it’s a good thing. However, it is sad that a respected actor such as Glover cannot raise a measly $18mm (by Hollywood standards, anyway) for a Black, 18th-century version of ‘Braveheart’ which his old ‘Lethal Weapon’ sidekick, Mel Gibson, could raise (even post-anti-Jewish rant) by close of business today.”

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007


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