April 3rd, 2012
In today’s top news, five people are dead after a shooting at an Oakland university, new evidence is revealed in the Trayvon Martin case and a California appeals court holds up the state’s affirmative action ban for university admissions.
Five dead in Oakland university shooting. [BET]
New evidence revealed in Trayvon Martin case. [CNN]
California appeals court holds up the state’s affirmative action ban for university admissions. [Reuters]
President Bill Clinton hopes the Trayvon Martin tragedy will cause people to re-think “Stand Your Ground” law. [ABC]
Kentucky wins NCAA championship and celebratory riot leaves at least one person shot. [ABC]
Hunger Games tops $250 million at the box office. [BET]
Obesity rate may be underestimated. [CNN]
Michelle Obama to take part in The Biggest Loser. [BET]
Co-founder of largest Black bank dies. [Chicago Sun-Times]
U.S. joins $100 million aid pledge for Syria. [Democracy Now]
U.N. chief says world should be happy, not just rich. [MSNBC]
October 30th, 2008
Obama image found hanging on Kentucky campus
. Authorities at the University of Kentucky are trying to find out who hanged a life-sized stuffed doll of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on campus (the bottom of the display is pictured). The Obama likeness was found hanging from a tree on campus Wednesday morning, college spokesman Carl Nathe said. Police immediately took it down. School President Lee Todd says that he plans to personally apologize to the Obama family on behalf of the university and that he is “personally offended and deeply embarrassed by this disgusting episode.” It’s the second time an effigy has been found on a college campus recently. Earlier this week, George Fox University in Oregon said it was punishing four students who confessed to hanging a likeness of Obama from a tree. Obama wasn’t the only victim of such pranks. Secret Service agents recently visited a California home where a mannequin of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hangs from a noose. The display also features John McCain surrounded by fake flames coming out of the bungalow’s chimney. Deputy Special Agent in Charge Wayne Williams told The Associated Press that so far that incident seems to be a harmless Halloween display. He said they are not treating it as a threat.