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Archive for May, 2007
A blog in KenyaÂ callsÂ Koinange, “the Kenyan date rape journalist,” andÂ aÂ womanÂ apparently sent a letter to the president of CNN Worldwide that outlines how Koinange started sending her personal e-mails.
Â Another blog called “Distant Lovers,”Â spells out conversations and e-mails from Koinange.Â
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.Â A spokesperson said Koinange, “is no longer employed at CNN, and we are not commenting beyond that.”Â I’m sure there are two sides to the story, but Koinange hasn’t been reached for comment.
I’m going to miss seeingÂ Koinange on-air.Â He was so enthusiastic, and passionate about his stories.Â Â If his extracurricular activities did in fact lead to theÂ dismissal, it’s unfortunate, but it shows how powerful these ‘lil ole blogs are.
SFGate.com’sÂ ”Oakland: A Plague of Killing”Â is an excellent example of new media journalism (aka convergence).Â The mulitmedia projectÂ is centered onÂ Oakland’s 2006 decade high homicide rate.Â Â Â Every sectionÂ givesÂ greater insight intoÂ theÂ faces behind Oakland’s murders.Â The page entitled “Livin amid theÂ killing“Â features video, podcasts,Â andÂ audio slide shows that giveÂ a rare glimpse into the lives of how survivors cope.Â It also appears thatÂ SFGate.com teamed up a community media organization called the Conscious Youth Media Crew. Nice collaboration.
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.Â
“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 thenÂ there was that otherÂ situation, think water bottle in the airport, that hasÂ swayed public opinion about Vick.Â Â 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!
Let’s compare the top local TV news stories on the web in Atlanta, from 6-7pm.
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Friends, Family Gather to Remember Yolanda King
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.Â This isn’t your regular Hollywood film though.Â Glover has partnered with the government of VenezuelaÂ to produce the 18-million dollar project.Â Â According to The Guardian, Venezuala’s president,Â Hugo ChavezÂ 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.”