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Saturday nutpick-a-palooza: Michael Brown's racist funeral

This week's source material: The White House has also sent three aides to the funeral: Broderick Johnson of My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement; and HeatherShow More Summary

Funeral today for Ezell Ford, mentally ill man killed by L.A. police

Funeral services are scheduled Saturday for Ezell Ford, a mentally ill man shot to death during a confrontation with Los Angeles police earlier this month.

A “Lil Positivity”: Chicago Funeral Home Pays Homeless Little League Baller’s Rent For 1 Year

People helping people Homeless Litte League Champion Gets 1 Year Free Rent From Chicago Business Owner Via ABC7Chicago One of the Jackie Robinson West Little League champions was scoring runs for the team without a place to live. Jaheim Benton’s

Funeral of disaster-hit ferry owner starts in S. Korea

The funeral of a South Korean tycoon who was the target of a massive manhunt connected to April's ferry disaster began Saturday under tight security at the compound of the religious group he led. Yoo Byung-Eun, 73, was the head of the...Show More Summary

Family, sect members mourn South Korea ferry owner at funeral

16 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - Family and church members mourned at a private funeral on Saturday a South Korean businessman linked to a ferry that sank in April killing hundreds of children, though his death remained shrouded in mystery. Show More Summary

FAIR TV: August 29, 2014

On the show this week: On the day of his funeral, the New York Times declared that Michael Brown was "no angel." We look at that and other shoddy reporting from Ferguson. Plus Newsweek spreads farfetched fear about Ebola and African immigrants, and we look at how often union leaders appear on the Sunday chat shows. (Brace yourself.)

Funeral held in Israel for Lakewood man Aharon Sofer

Mourners have buried a religious school student from New Jersey who disappeared while hiking on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

It's Time to Listen: "We Don't All Look Alike," a guest post by Carl Ellis, Jr.

Carl Ellis, Jr. shares a bit about what fueled his rage following Michael Brown's funeral. A quiet rage has been inside me since the shooting of Michael Brown on August 15 — a rage I kept under control as I tried to be objective and resist being manipulated by the strident and predictable rhetoric surrounding this senseless killing. Show More Summary

Progressive Music Classics: "This Funeral is for the Wrong Corpse" by The Mekons

By Marc McDonald (Ed. note: Here's another installment of Marc's ongoing series. For the full series, check out his site. -- MJWS) Welcome to another edition of Progressive Music Classics, a salute to left-leaning music that champions the cause of working-class people around the world. Show More Summary

Remembering Simin Behbahani: Iran’s Legendary Poet And Advocate

The prominent Iranian poet, Simin Behbahani, died last week in Pars hospital in Tehran, at the age of 87. In her funeral ceremony, held on August 22, thousands of Iranians gathered to say farewell to one of the legendary poets of the contemporary era. Show More Summary

Pictures of the Week: Aug. 22 – Aug.29

yesterdayNews : NewsFeed

From Michael Brown’s funeral and a cease fire in Gaza, to swarms of locusts in Madagascar and the US Open Tennis Championships, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Hillary Clinton Breaks Her Silence On Ferguson

I'm not sure what took her so long, but Hillary has finally spoken out about the events in Ferguson over the past three weeks. CNN: "Watching the recent funeral for Michael Brown as a mother, as a human being, my heart just broke for his family because losing a child is every parent's greatest fear and an unimaginable loss," Clinton said. Show More Summary

Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone Began at a Funeral

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

An extensive look at the genome of the Ebola virus reveals its behavior, when it arrived in West Africa and how it spread in the region to cause the largest-ever recorded Ebola outbreak. Researchers sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes from...Show More Summary

Army wives urge Russia to come clean on soldiers in Ukraine

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Several dozen women gathered outside a military base in central Russia on Thursday to demand that commanders come clean about the whereabouts of their husbands after reports of secret funerals for soldiers covertly sent to Ukraine. The...Show More Summary

Hillary Breaks Silence on Ferguson: Our Streets Shouldn’t Look Like ‘War Zone’

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Hillary Clinton finally broke her silence today on the unrest in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown. Clinton said that watching Brown's funeral this week, "my heart just broke for his family."

Ebola Virus Likely Entered Sierra Leone After Funeral in Guinea, Study Finds

An international team of scientists — some of whom succumbed to the virus during the course of their research — has sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes from 78 patients in Sierra Leone, creating a valuable trove of genetic data for scientists...Show More Summary

Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone Is Tied to One Funeral

2 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

An explosion of cases in early summer seems to stem from a traditional healer’s funeral at which 14 women were infected, according to scientists.

Sharpton on black-on-black crime

Conservatives generally despise the Rev. Al Sharpton for allegedly condemning whites for the failings of African-Americans while ignoring things like "black-on-black" crime. The following passage from his eulogy at the funeral of Michael Brown in Ferguson offers a different picture of Sharpton:

‘All Cheerleaders Die’ Star Brooke Butler Joins First Crowd Powered Film!

TentSquare begins production on its first crowd powered TentSquare Original Short Film, dark comedy “While You Were in a Coma,” written by the McManus Brothers (Funeral Kings) with input from the TentSquare community, next week in El Paso, Texas. In addition to members at TentSquare voting on story elements, they voted for the director of […]

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