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Bundchen, Brady welcome daughter Vivian Ridiculously good-looking couple Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady welcomed an assumedly ridiculously good-looking baby last week, the new mom confirmed to her Facebook friends. Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - Video: Shirley Sherrod talks with Obama « - CNN.com Blogs. More Fallout From The Shirley Sherrod Firing With Annoying Fake Balance And Some Kowtowing To The Right Wing. Shirley Sherrod named Georgia Director of Rural Development. RDLN Graduate and Board Vice Chair Shirley Sherrod was appointed Georgia Director for Rural Development by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on July 25.

Shirley Sherrod named Georgia Director of Rural Development

Only days earlier, she learned that New Communities, a group she founded with her husband and other families (see below) has won a thirteen million dollar settlement in the minority farmers law suit Pigford vs Vilsack. In announcing the appointment of Shirley and other new officials, Secretary Vilsack said that "These individuals will be important advocates on behalf of rural communities in states throughout the country and help administer the valuable programs and services provided by the USDA that can enhance their economic success. " Keynote Speaker - Shirley Sherrod - National Community Land Trust Network. Media refuses to burn Breitbart - Shirley Sherrod. Ex-USDA Official Sherrod At Center Of Media Storm. Charles J. Ogletree Jr. and Johanna Wald - After Shirley Sherrod, we all need to slow down and listen. President Obama has called and chatted with Shirley Sherrod.

Charles J. Ogletree Jr. and Johanna Wald - After Shirley Sherrod, we all need to slow down and listen

Tom Vilsack and Ben Jealous have issued heartfelt apologies. There is talk of a "Chardonnay summit" in the Rose Garden. The subtext to all this? Let's wrap up this incident quickly so we can all go on our vacations guilt-free, secure in the knowledge that our "post-racial society" remains intact. Once again, in the midst of the cacophony, calls abound for a national "dialogue" on race. Unfortunately, our news and political cycles make it impossible for any of us to stay in a room long enough to reach that transformative moment. Racial inequality is perpetuated less by individuals than by structural racism and implicit bias. But that does not make doctors, nurses, police officers, judges, teachers, lawyers, city planners, admission officers or others prejudiced. Implicit bias is a reality we must confront far more openly.

Charles J. Resignation of Shirley Sherrod. Early life[edit] That same year, Sherrod was among the first black students to enroll in the previously all-white high school in Baker County.[2] Eleven years later, Grace Miller became the first black woman elected to a county office, one she continued to hold, as of 2010[update].[4] Sherrod attended Fort Valley State College[2] and later studied sociology at Albany State University in Georgia while working for civil rights with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee where she met her future husband, minister Charles Sherrod.[3][5] She went on to Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio where she earned her master's degree in community development.[3] She returned to Georgia to work with the Department of Agriculture in Georgia "to help minority farmers keep their land.

Resignation of Shirley Sherrod

"[3] New Communities land trust[edit] Class action lawsuit[edit] Andrew Breitbart. Andrew Breitbart (/ˈbraɪtbɑrt/; February 1, 1969 – March 1, 2012) was an American conservative publisher,[1] commentator for The Washington Times, author,[2] and occasional guest commentator[3][4][5] on various news programs, who served as an editor for the Drudge Report website.[6] He was a researcher for Arianna Huffington, during which time he played a central role in launching her web publication The Huffington Post.[7] He owned Breitbart.com, a news aggregation site.

Andrew Breitbart

He played central roles in the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, the resignation of Shirley Sherrod, and the ACORN 2009 undercover videos controversy. Early life[edit] Breitbart was born in Los Angeles, California. He was the adopted son of Gerald and Arlene Breitbart, a restaurant owner and banker respectively, and grew up in upscale Brentwood, Los Angeles. Public life[edit] Breitbart fiddles while the MSM refuses to burn him - Scott Rosenberg. If you’re a writer or journalist and you quote someone selectively or out of context so egregiously that you can twist their words to mean the very opposite of what they actually convey when they’re quoted in full or in context, what you have done is not just mischievous or aggressive, it’s outright wrong.

Breitbart fiddles while the MSM refuses to burn him - Scott Rosenberg

If you’re a professional, then you’ve committed an act of professional malfeasance. And if you get away with this sort of stunt repeatedly, despite being exposed and shamed for it, then you are pulling off a grand heist — stealing the credibility of larger media and government institutions that continue to pay attention to you. This, in a nutshell, describes the challenge Andrew Breitbart has presented to the world of journalism, first with his ACORN deception and now with his Sherrod stunt.

So far, journalism is failing to meet it. By this point, Breitbart ought to be an object of snorting derision in the journalism profession. Bob Herbert On Shirley Sherrod: Obama Running From Race Issue. Seeing the Forest. James Zogby: I Understand Shirley Sherrod. As an Arab American, I can empathize with Shirley Sherrod, In the midst of this crisis, I wrote a number of short pieces on a few websites charging that she had been "lynched" and was a victim of a hysterical mob spurred on by lies and cowards in authority who, out of fear or political calculation, had sacrificed her to a mob refusing her right to a fair hearing.

James Zogby: I Understand Shirley Sherrod

I understood her plight because I, and many other Arab Americans and American Muslims, had endured similar treatment. Over the years a veritable industry has developed of anti-Arab groups and individuals whose job it has been to track our progress and to challenge our every advance with smear campaigns. This is what happened to my son more than a decade ago, when he worked for a time at the Department of State.

The same types of attacks have followed my every move for decades. Op-Ed Columnist - Shirley Sherrod, Thrown to the Wolves. Moving with the swiftness of fanatics on a hanging jury, big shots in the administration and Bill O’Reilly of Fox News came to exactly the same conclusion: Shirley Sherrod had to go — immediately! No time for facts. No time for justice. What we have here is power run amok. Ms. Sherrod was not even called into an office to be fired face to face. This woman was thrown to the wolves without even the courtesy of a conversation.

And the blame for that falls squarely on the people at the very top in the White House. Shirley Sherrod / Sister Soldier. WASHINGTON, DC Over the last 72 hours, the world has learned the current state of civil rights at the United States Department of Agriculture and witnessed a surprising lack of political courage from the Obama Administration regarding the forced resignation of Georgia State Director Shirley Sherrod.

Shirley Sherrod / Sister Soldier

I am a USDA whistleblower. I reported $40 million in government waste, fraud and abuse at USDA during the Clinton Administration, and I have one of the thousands of unresolved EEO cases that Secretary Vilsack referenced.