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President Obama Addresses Outcome of Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman Trial (Full Transcript)

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January 19, 2013

Six days after reactions to the ruling on the George Zimmerman Trial took root across the nation, as President Obama spoke about the racial implications and he reality of the social impact the verdict has on race relations. Speaking from personal experience, the President brought an emotional connection to the issue that no other president in American history could.  The 20 minute address was unexpected and may indeed be historically significant as presidents do not traditional insert their leadership in legal cases.

The response to Obama's remarks are polarized, sparking both outrage and applause.

Today's comments were a striking departure from President Obama's usual race neutral disposition.

In a line that powerfully reverberates the truth of his role, the president said, "When this first happened I said 'Trayvon Martin could have been my son.' Another way of saying that is that Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years a…

2013 Primetime Emmy nominees announced

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65th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS NOMINATIONS For Programs airing June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013
Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2013 Emmys.  He received a nominations for hosting  the Tony Awards this year.

Wondering how the voting works for the Emmys? There were 54 entries in 101 categories which were voted on by the 16,000 members of the Academy. It's a peer group voting process (i.e., voters vote for writers).

Thursday, July 18 – Nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy® Awards, covering the eligibility period of June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013, were announced today by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in the NoHo Arts District, California. Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum presided over the nominations along with Aaron Paul from the AMC drama Breaking Bad, and a surprise appearance by Primetime Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris.

This year featured the first ever Emmy nominations in the series and perform…

Laila Ali to Host the 20 Year Anniversary Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant

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Laila Ali, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Jr., Kym Whitley and Arjay Smith Join Pageant Producer Lisa Ruffin for   20 Year Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant

Los Angeles - The beautiful athlete and television personality Laila Ali will inspire the hearts of many when she hosts the 20 year anniversary of the Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant (LMAA) on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Pageant producer Lisa Ruffin has planned a luminous affair for her participants and attendees this year with a host of celebrity judges that include ABC-TV's "Grey's Anatomy" starsChandra Wilson and James Pickens, Jr., OWN TV star Kym Whitley from "Raising Whitley," Nicklelodean's Arjay Smith and "Girlfriends"Golden Brooks.  The Wilshire Ebell is located at 743 S. Lucerne Blvd. in Los Angeles, south of Wilshire Blvd.  Tickets are available at www. Littlemissafricanameric…

Happy 95th Birthday Mr. Mandela!

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JOHANNESBURG, July 17, 2013 (AFP) – Former South African president Nelson Mandela will spend his 95th birthday in hospital Thursday, but was said to be making “remarkable” progress. As admirers around the world prepare to honour his legacy through a tidal wave of charitable acts, Mandela’s youngest daughter said her father was now able to communicate and watch television. “He is making remarkable progress,” Zindzi told Britain’s Sky News adding that when she visited him on Tuesday he was “watching TV with his headphones”. “He responds very well… with his eyes, and he nods and sometimes he lifts his hand like to shake your hand.” After six often fraught weeks in hospital for South Africa’s national icon, that was welcome news to the many South Africans planning to mark his 95 years. Children in schools around the country will kick off the day by singing “Happy Birthday” to the former statesman, who also marks 15 years since he married his third wife Graca Machel. Mean…