In a recent BlackPlanet/NewsOne poll, 74 percent of African Americans polled approve of President Obama’s handling of the economy while 26 percent disapprove.
The poll stands in sharp contrast to the Gallup Poll conducted on August 14th which found 74 percent of American disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy, while only 26 percent of approve.
Folks I don’t know what to tell ya…
“Obama clock” a top iPhone app
High unemployment, high national debt, lousy housing numbers and high gas prices aside, it’s fun to watch the clock run out on Barack Obama’s first term as president. A new iPhone application — the “Obama Clock” — now ranks as the No. 1 reference app. Earlier today, it was No. 2 behind National Geographic’s World Atlas, but the app’s individual web page suggests it surpassed that old standby, at least for today.
The clock serves as “a countdown to either Barack Obama’s second inauguration or his final days as President of the United States.” More importantly, it downloads and updates important voter metrics: the president’s approval rating, the size of the public debt, the unemployment level, the cost of gasoline and the housing price index.
The man behind the application says it owes its popularity primarily to conservatives who like to revel in the president’s dismal numbers — and adds that his leftist mother and friends aren’t at all happy with him for creating it in the first place.
Maya Angelou: Memorial Quote Makes MLK Look “Arrogant”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maya Angelou is the latest prominent Black figure to voice reservations with the newly erected Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington D.C.
Angelou, who consulted on the project, has an issue with a quote on the wall by the Tidal Basin of the memorial that reads: “I was a drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness.”
“The line makes Dr. Martin Luther King look like an arrogant twit,” she said.
15-Year-Old Jailed For Robbing Man For 7 Cents With BB Gun
SYRACUSE, NY — Anthony Stewart, a 15-year-old boy from Onondaga County was sentenced to two years in a juvenile facility for robbing a 73-year-old man for 7 cents with a bb-gun.The judge refused to try Stewart as a youthful offender because Stewart denied the robbery.
The Huffington Post reports:
Unlike Stewart, his accomplice, Skyler Ninham, 16, pleaded guilty and was sentenced as a youthful offender, according to Syracuse.com. He’ll serve a minimum of one year at a state prison.
According to Newser, the boys ran up to a 73-year-old man, punched him in the face, breaking his glasses, and robbed him of 7 cents — all the money he had in his pockets.