Category Archives: US News

Charges Filed

Charges were filed this week in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion ,Jr this week. 13 students were charged in all this week 11 for felony hazing and two more with misdemeanor hazing. Pam Champion, Robert’s mother, was disappointed the charges were not severe as the maximum sentence is 6 years but she is happy that the group was charged with a crime. She also hopes the infamous band is not allowed to come back on the yard. We hope justice is served for her family. Read more about the charges the students are facing here:http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/06/justice/florida-famu-hazing/index.html

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Facebook buys Instagram

Earlier this week we told you about the I-phone snobbery involving Instagram when Android users were able to have the Polaroid based app for their phones this week. Well Instagram has 99 problems but a billion ain’t one as Facebook purchased the photo app to stay ahead of the curb. Facebook didn’t want to end up like MySpace as Twitter has been expanding. Read more about the Facebook takeover here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57411805-501465/facebook-buys-instagram-now-what/and tell us what you think in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

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The Lunatics

Sean Hannity decided to stand up to the “mainstream”media and defend George Zimmerman who is getting a raw deal do to a rush to judgement. I mean even though he followed, confronted and killed a teenager more than a month ago he is the one who is being treated unfairly. According to Hannity he isn’t a racist, he has a black friend and defended a homeless black man before which clearly shows he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body. The other argument is the “rush to judgement” even though in MOST cases a person is arrested and charged for killing another person, Zimmerman was arrested unfairly because um , well it’s clear he was telling the truth. Fox was the ONLY news channel who had witnesses who saw Trayvon on top of Zimmerman. I mean we all know George had the right to defend himself after he started the fight with Trayvon. Hannity also talks about special interest group the  “The New Black Panthers” because we all know they are HUGE in the black community right? If the New Black Panthers are communicating threats then have them arrested who cares Fox News is full of shxx they are the most watched new channel in America and acting like they are the only one’s doing the right thing. George Zimmerman killed a child, he saw him, fixated himself on him, confronted him, and shot him in the chest.  I know justice will be served either through the court of law or the court of man but that man will pay I have no doubt. Watch The Young Turk breakdown the lunatic Sean Hanity defend the lunatic George Zimmerman and you tell us what you think in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

Follow the Current

Keith Olbermann found himself in familiar territory this week as he was dismissed from his position at Current TV. This comes after losing his job at MSNBC the year before. Like MSNBC Olbermann was a problem child from the beginning, and he has bumped heads with the top brass for a long time. Former NYC Governor Eliott Spitzer will take his place on the channel. I love Keith’s show and wish him nothing but the best. Read more about the fall out here :http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/current-tv-dismisses-keith-olbermann/

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Grace Under Fire

While Toure and Piers Morgan compared sizes on CNN , Tracy Martin and Trayvon’s mother Sybrina Fulton appeared on Fox News to face Geraldo Rivera. Rivera loudly accused Trayvon’s parents of contributing to his murder by allowing him to wear a hoodie. Rivera apologized to the parents and they accepted on air. Trayvon’s Dad went on to let people know Trayvon had a hoodie on because it was raining and reinforced this was noted in the infamous 911 call Zimmerman made. The imminent arrest of Zimmerman falls on new evidence that the voice screaming in the 911 call was not Zimmerman but victim Trayvon. This account backs up the story the two witness have told in various reports that the screaming stopped when the gun fired. Florida is under more pressure to arrest Zimmerman as former President Bill Clinton and former Governor Jeb Bush both are blasting the case and calling for Zimmerman’s arrest. Slowly but surely justice is coming for Trayvon.

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An Unfinished Life

As then country is enthralled with the tragic death of Trayvon Martin another one is going unnoticed. The murder of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi, an Iraqi born mother of 5. Alawadi was born in Iraq and came to the US after Iraq failed to overthrow Saddam Hussien during the first Gulf War. She lived in Michigan before she moved to California before meeting her demise . Alawadi was bludgeoned and left with a note informing her to go back to her country terrorist. Alawadi was laid to rest in her native Iraq as her family is asking the government for answers. This isn’t a good look for the US as the world is still reeling from the Afganistan massacre by an US Solider. Read more about the tragic murder here:http://news.yahoo.com/iraqi-american-woman-slain-us-buried-iraq-105539520.html

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Unecessary Roughness

When Piers Morgan had Robert Zimmerman, Jr on his show many were critical on how Piers not being a journalist began to shine through. He didn’t ask the tough questions and it seemed more like a Fox News right-wing conversation a la Sara Palin then trying to find out how a teenage boy was murdered walking home. No one was louder than Pop Culture critic Toure and he and Piers had a spat back and forth on twitter. After taunting Piers convinced Toure to come on his show and the two acted liked to spoiled children arguing back and forth about their credentials and hurt feeling and none about the death of child. Journalism as we know it is dead, it’s unfortunate (I think about this a lot) but let’s stay focused at the task at hand. This isn’t about Toure or Piers it’s about a Florida family who will never see their child again and a man who still has not been arrested for murdering their child. Watch the pissing match below and tell us what you think in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

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Checkmate

As the Stanford Police Department and Zimmerman supporters set out to ruin the character of a 17-year-old boy who was murdered, ABC News obtained a video of the night Zimmerman was briefly detained after murdering Trayvon Martin that blows the “self-defense” case out of the water. In the video George Zimmerman appears to be unharmed , his bald head shows no signs of bruises or bandages even though by his account his head was slammed against the concrete. Also Zimmerman does not appear to have a broken nose nor does his clothes appear to have any grass stains on them despite the fact that he was rolling in the grass with Martin. This comes on the heels that lead detective Chris Serino wanted to charge Zimmerman with Manslaughter however his efforts were shot down by the state attorney. Read more about the case here:http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/george-zimmerman-police-surveillance-16024475 and continue to demand justice for Trayvon.

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Scorched Earth

Instead of admitting shotty police work the Sanford Police Department is trying to give you the reason they didn’t arrest a murderer. According to Zimmerman’s account even though he got out of his car and approached the teen, after being instructed not to by the police, he was attacked , his nose was broken and his head was slammed against the pavement justifying him to “defend ” himself by shooting a teenage boy in the chest and taking his life. Trayvon was walking home, you approached him but YOU are the victim. The police also took into account that Trayvon was suspended from school  so of course once again his life should have been taken from him. It is even more infuriating as they try to defend taking a child’s life,like it’s worth nothing because of shotty laws and even more shotty police work. Read more about the situation here:http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/george-zimmerman-reportedly-told-police-shot-trayvon-martin-teen-punched-article-1.1051015 and please get involved to make sure justice is served for Trayvon

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Justice for Trayvon

With the Sanford Police Department unwillingness or inability to understand the difference between murder and self-defense the Department of Justice and FBI is now investigating the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin. Gov. Scott also asked local law enforcement to provide any assistance needed to help. It would seem that would have been the case from the beginning but apparently not. Now we have more information that blows the already obvious case wide open. Trayvon was on the phone with his 16-year-old girlfriend and she confirms Trayvon was being harassed by Zimmerman. Read more about the sad story here:http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/20/justice/florida-teen-shooting/index.html and continue to demand justice for Trayvon Martin.

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