This issue of National Geographic looks like a must read for the story on modern day slavery:
There are more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The modern commerce in humans rivals illegal drug trafficking in its global reach—and in the destruction of lives.
via (Anil’s Daily Links)
Halle’s not fooling me at all by using that ‘Vicki Vann‘ name. 🙂 (via EURWeb)
I just got e-mailed this article and thought I’d post the link – An Open Letter To African Americans From Latinos.
Here’s a site I just noticed via my referrer logs — LocalFeeds. Here’s what it does:
Localfeeds is a collection of local news services, gathering headlines from over 500 sources every hour and organizing them by city. Feed discovery and processing is entirely automatic.
If a publisher supports certain standards, lists with the GeoURL location service, and is located near one of the cities we service, their headlines will be incorporated into Localfeeds without any further work.
Each supported city is available via its own RSS feed. Well done!
Sports fans may want to check out the new group blog called SportsBlog. They are still looking for contributors and moderators for the forums. I hope they include coverage of extreme/action sports and SlamBall.
Prometheus 6 has highlighted a series of articles from The Sacramento Observer about the gentrification of urban Black neighborhoods. I haven’t read them all yet, but I certainly will do so. Gentrification is running wild here in Atlanta, and I have very mixed emotions about what I see going on in those neighborhoods. I love seeing the older neighborhoods get rejuvenated, but I worry about the displaced, older residents. As the first article points out, people are even upset over Magic Johnson’s effect on the mom & pop stores.
As an aside — I’m glad to see P6 has joined the Movable Type bandwagon. Finally P6 via RSS!
Looks like the diamond semiconductors discussed in that Wired article a couple of weeks ago are already a reality. They are running at a blazing 81 GHz! Now we just need some applications to use all of that speed.
I’m looking forward to the MTV Video Awards on Thursday. All the celebs should be on their toes because Chris Rock is hosting again and nobody is safe from his wise-cracks. The pre-show looks like it should be pretty good too because Sean Paul and Black Eyed Peas will be performing:
Sean Paul and Black Eyed Peas have signed on as performers for this year’s “MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act.” The show airs live on MTV Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Set your recorders.
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