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Michael Jackson’s ranch is for sale

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch is on the sale block for $100 million.

Michael Jackson

The 2,700-acre ranch in Santa Ynez, Calif., includes a train station, a six-bedroom house, a 50-seat movie theater and two lakes. It is located 125 miles from Los Angeles.

Jackson, “The King of Pop,” died in 2009.

Suspended Fox host also insulted President Obama

Conservative Fox TV host Eric Bolling, who has been suspended for allegedly sending unsolicited photographs of his genitalia to women, used his television soapbox to charge former President Barack Obama with abdicating his duties, which many called a racist attack.

Eric Bolling

When Obama visited Ireland for a state visit on May 23, 2011, Bolling accused the President of “chugging 40s” in the country rather than responding to damage caused by tornadoes in Missouri.  Obama said he was enroute to Ireland when the tornadoes hit.  A 40 is a 40-ounce bottle of malt liquor which has a higher alcohol content at a lower price.

On another occasion, Bolling accused President Obama of entertaining rappers in the White House. Bolling showed a photograph of the rapper Common who appeared at a White House poetry event on May 11, 2011. Right wingers said Common’s lyrics included words about killing cops.”

“What with all the hoods in the hizzy?” (his name for the White House while the Obama family occupied it), Bolling asked.

Bolling also played a film clip of President Obama’s Cadillac limousine bouncing up and down like a LA low rider.

Fox later forced the smug Bolling to apologize for his comments.

Barack Obama Day

Barack Obama Day will be celebrated in Illinois August 4, the former president’s birthday, beginning in 2018 to honor the nation’s 44th President and the first African-American head of state.

Nigerian named chair of Cardiovascular Disease Board

Olakunie Akinboyboye, M.D.

Olakunie Akinboboye, M.D., has been named chair of the Cardiovascular Disease Board by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

He is the first person of African descent to chair the organization, which was founded in 1936. The board is charged with certifying cardiologists in the United States.

Akinboboye is certified in cardiovascular disease, hypertension and sleep medicine. He is an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Akinboboye, who is past president of the National Association of Black Cardiologists, earned his medical degree from the College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Jobless rate for black men climbs

The nation’s private businesses added 209,000 jobs in July, but the unemployment rate for black men went up, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported.

The jobless rate for black men 20 years old and older was 7.0 percent in July, up from 6.3 percent in June.

 

Don Baylor dies

Former Major League player and manager Don Baylor died Monday in Austin, Texas, his hometown, after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was 68.

Don Baylor

Baylor played 19 seasons in the major leagues beginning in 1970 with the Orioles. He also played with the Angels, Yankees, Twins and Red Sox.

He was named the first manager of the Colorado Rockies in 1993 and he managed the Chicago Cubs from 2000-2002. He was a member of the Twins 1987 World Series championship team.

 

 

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