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Free Starbucks on Tax Day

It’s not directly related to your dealings with the IRS, but regardless – the fine folks at Starbucks are giving FREE coffee tomorrow (April 15th). It’s in conjunction with their Big Picture, green initiative which started in New York. On their website, “…For the good of the planet, Starbucks is encouraging everyone to switch from paper cups to reusable travel mugs. O...

Statement by President Obama and Michelle Obama on Kwanzaa Michelle and I send warm wishes to all those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. This is a joyous time of year when African Americans and all Americans come together to celebrate our blessings and the richness of our cultural traditions. This is also a time of reflection and renewal as we come to the end of one year and the beginning ...

The Bamboo Bike Studio was founded to harness the possibility and promise of self-propulsion, reaching out from New York City to developing nations around the world, beginning with Ghana and Kenya in Africa. That  is the core focus of the Brooklyn-based Bamboo Bike Studio. Our mission is twofold: provide every cyclist the experience of building his or her dream bike from scratch, while advancing s...

Tis the season… Christmas is still in the air (hopefully) for many of us, but there are parts of the globe that observe another holiday. That is Boxing Day. History Boxing day was traditionally a day the servants had a day off from their duties. Because of this the gentry would eat cold cuts and have a buffet style feast prepared by the servants in advance. In modern times many families will...

The sole Republican to stand outside of his political party in the healthcare vote in the House of Representatives. Who is this man ? Anh “Joseph” Quang Cao is a New Orleans lawyer and the current U.S. Representative from Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district. Cao is the first Vietnamese American, as well as the first native of Vietnam, to serve in Congress, and the first Republ...

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Holy smokes ! This isn’t the first video I’ve posted about absolute craziness happening on the local transportation in the Los Angeles area (and I can almost guarantee it won’t be the last). Here we have an extremely large…lady of the streets talking with a mother and her children on the train. Next thing you know she starts rambling on about her birthday, don’t f*** ...

Arguably one of the most prolific thinkers of the 21st Century, IMHO… Dr. Cornel West is out on the book tour circuit signing copies of his latest manuscript: “Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud” If you’re in the area, roll out to Barnes and Noble at The Grove Wednesday. Otherwise, you can click on the image above to purchase your copy.

To say this is rare is an incredible understatement. The Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam has begun airing the only known video of the teenage diarist on a channel dedicated to her on YouTube. “It is really a great platform to show all the different kinds of films and documentaries about Anne Frank,” museum spokeswoman Annemarie Bekker added. The channel shows footage taken during ...

Since I don’t want to be charged with slander, I’m only going to post the facts. Humo magazine is a popular, independent Belgian weekly radio and television magazine. They’ve been very edgy with much of their reporting in the past, but recently they’re running an ad that is absolutely deplorable (that’s the strongest negative word I can think of right now). Click afte...