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July 13, 2010
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS owner Dan Gilbert responded to Rev. Jesse Jackson's criticism of him yesterday. Gilbert, you'll remember, posted an open letter to fans on the team website in which he ripped LeBron James for leaving the Cavs and signing with the Miami Heat. He even went so far as to call James' decision to leave a "cowardly betrayal. " That was on Thursday night. On Sunday, Jackson got into the act, saying Gilbert's comments "personify a slave-master mentality. " Jackson also said Gilbert treated James as a "runaway slave" and that Gilbert's comments put James in danger.
NEWS
July 1, 2010 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a long journey from the steppes of Ukraine, through the heat of Mexico, and then to the tough streets of Philadelphia. The migrants were hoping for a better life with a job promising $500 a month cleaning stores. Instead, U.S. authorities said, they were beaten, kicked, threatened, and held in virtual bondage by their countrymen. In an act of brutal intimidation, a woman was repeatedly raped, U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger said Wednesday as he announced a racketeering indictment against five Ukrainian brothers on charges that they staffed their cleaning business with illegal workers kept in "involuntary servitude.
NEWS
May 22, 2010 | By Stephan Salisbury INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
About 50 people gathered under the hot sun at Independence Mall on Friday to remember and acknowledge an unusual event - the successful escape of an enslaved African woman from the household of the first president of the United States. "Today, we are here to celebrate the brave and daring escape of Oney Judge," lawyer Michael Coard said through a bullhorn while supporters and onlookers gathered near the corner of Sixth and Market Streets. "It's important that the story of our enslaved ancestors be told.
NEWS
May 22, 2010 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
About 50 people gathered under the hot sun at Independence Mall on Friday to remember and acknowledge an unusual event - the successful escape of an enslaved African woman from the household of the first president of the United States. "Today, we are here to celebrate the brave and daring escape of Oney Judge," lawyer Michael Coard said through a bullhorn while supporters and onlookers gathered near the corner of Sixth and Market Streets. "It's important that the story of our enslaved ancestors be told.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2010 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
The cinema of codger ass-kicking expands with "Harry Brown," Michael Caine's contribution to the "Gran Torino" oeuvre . This time it's Caine as the war veteran retiree who watches his neighborhood go to hell, then finally decides to confront the youth gangs who've taken over. The difference is that Caine makes Harry Brown transformative - Clint Eastwood's character was uniformly grouchy, while Caine starts out as a frail, weepy, vulnerable pensioner and morphs into Dirty Harry Brown.
NEWS
May 4, 2010 | By John Timpane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Isabel Allende, as the world knows, writes her novels in Spanish. She looks translations over, but has "total faith in my translators. " So what, asks the unsuspecting, defenseless interviewer, can she do in Spanish that she can't do in English? "Love!" she cries. "My husband would find me ridiculous if I tried to pant in English. " Then she unleashes a big laugh in all languages. A jest like that, against type, pointed, seasoned with good humor, holds the key to Allende, 67, one of the most popular writers in the world.
NEWS
May 4, 2010 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Isabel Allende, as the world knows, writes her novels in Spanish. She looks translations over, but has "total faith in my translators. " So what, asks the unsuspecting, defenseless interviewer, can she do in Spanish that she can't do in English? " Love! " she cries. "My husband would find me ridiculous if I tried to pant in English. " Then she unleashes a big laugh in all languages. A jest like that, against type, pointed, seasoned with good humor, holds the key to Allende, 67, one of the most popular writers in the world.
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