May 2007

Ghostly MySpace News

Steve O'Hear  When MySpace News launched last month, I described it as the latest move to turn News Corp's social networking site into a one-stop-shop, providing as many reasons as possible for its users to stay within the site. But, despite t ...

Celebrated journalist could be executed soon

Dave Lindorff and Linn Washington JrDeath row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal's case is an international cause célèbre. Now, a quarter of a century after the former Black Panther was first imprisoned, his 'miscarriage of justice' case is heading for ...

Is Oprah Winfrey 'racist'?

Joan WalshIt's hard to be white these days. I mean, one morning Don Imus is America's king of the talk universe; the next thing you know he's lost his radio and television perch for calling the Rutgers University women's mainly Black basket ...

Death of a queen

Yolanda Denise King, daughter and eldest child of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died.Steve Klein, a spokesman for the King Centre in Atlanta, America, said King died late on Tuesday in Santa Monica, California, aged 51. Klein add ...

Iraq war book wins top blog prize

My War: Killing Time in Iraq, by Colby Buzzell, walked off with the $10,000 2007 Lulu Blooker Prize. The prize comes as the US government is clamping down on soldiers blogging without prior content approval.Associated Press reports that as of May 14, the U ...

Home Secretary Behind Bars

Good Riddance To PM BLiar

'The face of Mr Blair should be reviled rather than respected', said one blogger after hearing the news about the British Prime Minister's long-overdue departure date. The-Latest brings you some more juicy quotes from the blogosphere.He is a m ...

How an 'arranged marriage' changed my life

Rupa SudraJasvinder Sanghera's childhood came to an abrupt end when she was presented with a photograph of   the man she was to marry. She was just 14 years old.The fifth youngest of seven daughters, Sanghera was born into a strict Sikh working cl ...

Cameron the hollow Easter egg

Charlie BrookerDavid Cameron is an idiot. A simpering, say-anything, dough-faced, preposterous waddling idiot with a feeble, insincere voice and an irritating tendency to squat near the top of opinion polls. I don't like him. And I've got a terribl ...

'Lights, camera, action' in Nollywood

Colin Freeman - Lagos It is day five of filming in the Nigerian crime movie The Controllers, and two members of a fraud syndicate are having a stand-off at their boss's luxury pad. The stony silence between the pair, however, is nothing to do with the ...

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