Archive | October 2014

Defense Secretary Orders Quarantine For All Military Returning From West Africa

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines — longer than required for many civilian health care workers.

In Maine, meanwhile, a civilian nurse was vigorously resisting the quarantine she was told to undergo. Kaci Hickox, who had treated Ebola patients in West Africa, said she planned to stop quarantining herself in her home, signaling a potential showdown on Thursday with state police monitoring her movements and Maine officials preparing to legally enforce the order.

President Barack Obama, meeting with health care workers at the White House, acknowledged that the United States was not invulnerable to the disease but cautioned against discouraging civilian volunteers with overly restrictive measures upon their return home. “We can’t hermetically seal ourselves off,” he declared.

There seemed to be good news…

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Washington Wizards Hire Wale To Be Their “Creative Liaison”

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If Drake could do it, then why not Wale? D.C.’s Washington Wizards and their hometown kid Wale will work together this season on luring in fans to their home games. Wizards’ owner Ted Leonsis recently revealed that Wale would serve as the team’s “Creative Liaison” for the 2014-2015 season.

“I’m excited to start building as the creative liaison for the Washington Wizards,” he said today. ”As a D.C. native and lifelong Wizards fan, this is truly an exciting and organic relationship for me. We’ve got some exciting projects up our sleeve that will roll out throughout the season.”

Wale’s first task will be performing during the Wizards’ home opener during player introductions. In addition, Wale will be playing a huge part in social media promotions, merchandise designs, and more.

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Katt Williams & Suge Knight Arrested For Robbery

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Looks like things continue to take a turn for the worst for former Death Row mogul Suge Knight and he may be facing a few decades in jail according to reports, he and comedian Katt Williams t Williams and were arrested for their connection in an alleged robbery in Beverly Hills that happened back on September 5th. CNN reports “…The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said each man was charged with one count of robbery. r… Bail is being requested at $1 million for Knight and $75,000 for Williams…”

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Little Known Black History Fact: Richard Arrington, Jr.

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Richard Arrington, Jr. made history on this day in 1979 after winning a run-off election to become Birmingham, Ala.’s first African-American mayor. For twenty years, Arrington led the city to a new level of prominence and provided grand opportunities for people of color during his tenure.

Born October 19, 1934 in the town of Livingston, Arrington was the child of sharecropper parents. He entered Alabama’s Miles College, earning his undergraduate degree in biology. While at Miles, Arrington became a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and excelled in the classroom.

He then took a position as a graduate assistant at the University of Detroit, earning his master’s degree there while working in an integrated environment. Arrington returned to Miles, working as an assistant professor of science. In 1963, Arrington entered the University of Oklahoma doctoral program in zoology and earned his Ph. D in 1966.

Arrington served as the…

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Blog Entry #2: Fabric and Fabrication

Blog Entry #2: Fabric and Fabrication


Oh geez, here we go again.

Originally posted on The Flying Feather Pen:

A few months ago, I was running around touting my sewing abilities, and I found myself commissioned to make Halloween costumes for basically everyone I know. Now, with six days to go – and midterm season in full swing – it’s going a little something like this:


My roommates are none too pleased with me for…

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