September 3, 2016 |
Updating 'Where Is the Love' The Black Eyed Peas wrote their hit "Where Is the Love" in response to the 9/11 attacks. Given the tragedies that have plagued the world of late, the band has updated the tune. "I remember when the attack in Paris happened, people would say, 'We need 'Where Is the Love?' again,' " BEP leader will.i.am says in a vid post. "And then Belgium happened, and then Turkey, and then Orlando, and then Philando [ Castile ], and then Alton [ Sterling ]
March 18, 2015
PHILADELPHIA'S getting another national black eye, this time in Rolling Stone , thanks to what looks like illegal, out-of-control behavior by some Philly cops. To anyone living here, that's not an aha! moment. Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman won a Pulitzer for a series exposing it, and the Daily News, the Inquirer and other publications have carried dozens of stories on disgraceful police misconduct in recent years. Difference is, Rolling Stone earlier this month put the suspected criminals-in-blue on a national stage.
March 12, 2015 |
LOTS OF health-focused juicers and smoothie machines were frothing up kale, pineapple, cucumber, spinach, mint and lemon-juice concoctions at the International Housewares Show, which ended yesterday in Chicago. But only one offered a royal chat and photo op with the most regal of weight-obsessed celebrities - Sarah Ferguson - the former spouse (till 1996) of Britain's Prince Andrew and still/forever the Duchess of York. "I didn't believe it till I tried it," Fergie whispered in this ear about the Fusion Xcelerator, a $99 liquefier, pulverizer and micro-emulsification system she's now touting in infomercials and on her poshly designed website - duchessdiscoveries.com.
October 4, 2013
PARTISANS WHO represent the never-give-an-inch right and the unbending left have given the U.S. another black eye to show the world. What a mess. And what's frustrating is Americans in the middle have little voice. Passionate "red state" Americans rely upon tea-party conservatives to represent them. Dedicated "blue state" Americans make their voices heard through liberal lawmakers. But what about "purple state" Americans, the ones who blend left, right and center together into a middle-ground approach to politics?
October 9, 2012 |
In Philadelphia, a wedding brawl with three arrests and a fatal heart attack was simply another wild story. But around the country, the must-see video, shot by a teen celebrating a birthday, seems to be reinforcing old stereotypes that the City That Threw Snowballs at Santa Claus (way back in 1968) could still use some anger management training. The story was showcased on Yahoo's home page this morning, and the comments were too predictable: "OMG!!! A wedding brawl! Oh wait..its in Philly?
October 4, 2012
A video showing a Philadelphia police lieutenant unexpectedly punching a woman in the face represents yet another damaging blow to the Police Department's already tarnished reputation. The images of a decorated cop, Lt. Jonathan Josey, walking up behind a bystander at the Puerto Rican Day celebration Sunday - and then striking her to the ground with two bloodying blows - are shocking and, as a police officers' group described the scene, "deplorable. " It's conceivable that a police Internal Affairs investigation into the incident ordered Monday by Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will reveal details that prove Josey's actions were within bounds.
August 2, 2012 |
LONDON - Four badminton teams were kicked out of the women's doubles at the London Games on Wednesday for trying to lose on purpose, conduct that a top IOC executive said strikes at the heart of Olympic competition. The eight doubles players from China, South Korea and Indonesia were cited by the Badminton World Federation for "conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport. " "We have to be clear, there has been a problem here and we have to take that problem very seriously," BWF secretary general Thomas Lund said.
April 26, 2012 |
Minutes after declaring victory in Pennsylvania Republicans' divisive, five-way Senate primary, Tom Smith brushed off questions about his ability to reunite his party. "There's no doubt in my mind that we will all come together," the former Armstrong County coal executive told a crowd Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. "It's what primaries are all about - sorting things out. " The trouble is, Republicans across the state said Wednesday, Smith's upstart victory leaves things more unsorted than ever.
January 22, 2012 |
Brittany Snow was walking to the bench in Thursday's win over Cherry Hill West when she noticed some unusual stares coming from her coaches and teammates. "They looked at me and said, 'What happened? It looks like you have a third eye,' " Snow said. "I didn't even know. I had no idea my eye was that swollen. I honestly didn't know I had a black eye. " That about sums up the 6-foot center of the Seneca girls' basketball team. Snow also broke the school's scoring record of 1,075 career points on Thursday.