Winners of the 2005 Black Weblog Awards

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2005 Black Weblog Awards. Here they are:

I guess I need to see what Daily Views, Pop Culture, Rants and News is all about since it won all those awards.

Thanks to the organizer(s) (whoever you are!) of the awards for spotlighting our little corner of the blogosphere.

Hopefully next year (or even this year!) we’ll get to see the other nominees. I found it difficult to vote in all of the categories since in many cases I couldn’t think of a blog for that category. It would also be nice to give those nominees some exposure and more traffic. Some permalinks on the awards site would be nice too!

(Originally posted on Negritude)

Audio of New Orleans Mayor’s WWL Radio Interview

CNN has been playing snippets of an interview that New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin did last night on the radio. I’ve been trying to find the full audio online and oddly enough the BBC seems to be the only organization with the full audio posted (imagine that!). Nagin was dropping bombs in this interview… listen to it if you can. Here are some articles about the interview

Update: The MP3 is about 4 minutes longer than the BBC’s audio. I’ve uploaded the MP3 to my own server. Take a listen. (hat tip to Orbis Quintus for providing the MP3.)
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White People Find, Black People Loot???

Speaking of media coverage of the hurricane and race, check out the captions on these photos that were just emailed to me.

Here are the actual links to the pictures:

White People Find

Black People Loot

Update: Yahoo! has posted this note about these pictures:

To Yahoo! News readers:

News photos are an especially popular section of Yahoo! News. In part, this is because we present thousands of news photos from some of the leading news services, including The Associated Press, Reuters, and Agence France Press. To make this volume of photos available in a timely manner, we present the photos and their captions as written, edited and distributed by the news services with no additional editing at Yahoo! News.

In recent days, a number of readers of Yahoo! News have commented on differences in the language in two Hurricane Katrina-related photo captions (from two news services). Since the controversy began, the supplier of one of the photos – AFP – has asked all its clients to remove the photo from their databases. Yahoo! News has complied with the AFP request.

Here are a few of the postings that have commented on the photo caption language:

Flickr

Salon

Romenesko

Gothamist

You can comment on the issue on this message board.

Yahoo! News regrets that these photos and captions, viewed together, may have suggested a racial bias on our part. We remain committed to bringing our readers the full collection of photos as transmitted by our wire service partners.

Neil Budde

General Manager

Yahoo! News