New England's First Black Mayor Dies

Man who first led the city of New London, CT is dead at 83, The GOP is resorting to calling Sonia Sotomayor a racist, LandlineTV brings footage of the unreleased PETA commercial featuring Michael Vick...

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Leo Jackson, New England's First Black Mayor, Dies

Leo Jackson, who first became mayor of New London, Connecticut in 1980, has died BET reports. A selection by his city council peers with a vote of confidence from then-President Jimmy Carter, Jackson only served one one-year term, but remained on the city council an additional thirteen years. Jackson was 83 years old.

 

GOP Calls Sotomayor Racist; In Unrelated News, Pot Calls Kettle Black

Jack and Jill Politics does a nice job of airing out the Conservatives bent on taking down Sonia Sotomayor via the "she's a racist" card, which might be plausible if there was any shred of evidence supporting it. At question, of course, is her "controversial" quote regarding a Latina woman's perspective versus that of her white male counterpart. Unlike her detractors--who, by the by, are conveniently ignoring the fact that some of their own have backed Sotomayor's judicial abilities in the past--J&J takes the time to place into context the quote by providing the entire speech from which it came.

 

Michael Vick's Unreleased PETA Commercial