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October 14th, 2014 - 9:45 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Spokane City Council Endorses WSU’s Medical School Scheme

The Spokane City Council has endorsed WSU’s plan to part ways with a UW-run program that trains doctors for 5 states and ask the Legislature for startup money for a new medical school in Spokane, the Pacific Northwest Inlander reported tonight. UW Medical School has proposed adding capacity to[...]

October 14th, 2014 - 7:18 pm § in Uncategorized

Cop Union Official Calls Ferguson Protesters ‘Agitators’

A St. Louis County police union official has labeled people protesting the Michael Brown shooting as “agitators.” “We saw in the wake of the Michael Brown Ferguson shooting that there was a public outcry fueled largely by agitators,” Jeff Roorda, business manager for the St. [...]

October 14th, 2014 - 6:57 pm § in America, Misc., Politics, The Ave Scene

WHy is Cory Booker not praised in the Black community?

Recently a friend of mine asked me why New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker does not receive more recognition in the Black community as a leader?  Although I do not speak for all black people I will attempt to give my friend an answer from my perspective. Although I do feel Cory Booker should be admired[...]

October 14th, 2014 - 6:19 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

The time is now for Russell Westbrook

Injuries are an unfortunate part of sports.  My heart goes out to last years NBA MVP Kevin Durant.  I hope he has a speedy full recovery. With that said injuries present opportunities for teammates to step up. I recently questioned whether or not Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant can play togethe[...]

October 14th, 2014 - 5:31 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Temporary fix from reality

Last week after the Seattle Seahawks Monday Night Football victory the city of Seattle was happy and full of energy. While on the bus last week a few days before the Dallas Cowboy game,  I  overheard two women talking about the fact that the Seahawks have brought the city together.  To a degree t[...]

October 14th, 2014 - 12:31 pm § in Politics

Georgia GOP Sec’y Of State Sued For Sitting On Voter Registrations

A voter registration group and the NAACP have sued Georgia’s secretary of state, a Republican, for failing to process over 40,000 voter registrations collected since last spring.  Many of the new voters are minorities.  If they can’t vote, that could tip two close Georgia races to Repu[...]

October 14th, 2014 - 11:19 am § in Misc.

HUMOR: The bus as Sisiutal

A view of what the Curitiba City Hall is calling the world’s longest articulated bus, as it was presented to the press before going into service on the city’s public transportation grid, in Curitiba April 5, 2011. The bus, made in Brazil by Volvo with a Neobus chassis, has a capacity of[...]

October 14th, 2014 - 11:13 am § in Hypocrisy

Is Obama Black?

 Most Americans don’t describe him that way. The issue is NOT skin color, it is ethnicity. A Pew poll says the majority of Americans describe the president as “mixed race.”  Of course this is correct, maybe even more so than most Americans realize.  As a Kenyan, Obama’s father come fr[...]

October 14th, 2014 - 8:34 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Amazon Does Not Like Seattle?

Amazon opening second retail store in San Francisco   Errrr  …  so Mr. Bezos seems to think Seatle is not a good place for a store? Having opened an  Amazon retail store in Manhattan now he is setting up shop in San Francisco !  Wassup Jeff?    You don’t like selling stuff to you[...]