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"It's over my dear. Just let it go. It's over."

- Is tipping racist? Should tipping be outlawed? That's one suggestion made in a new study, which finds there's extreme racial discrimination in taxicab tipping. The practice of tipping emerged in the early 20th century to provide a "consideration" from then primarily white customers to those serving them in menial jobs, who tended to be Black workers. "For some, the practice of tipping was intimately connected to the perceived inferiority of African Americans." MUCH MORE HERE.

- Obama Wouldn't Be First Black President. Were there other "black" presidents? Some historians have reason to believe people don't really understand the genealogy of past U.S. Presidents. Research shows at least five U.S. presidents had black ancestors and Thomas Jefferson, the nation's third president, was considered the first black president, according to historian Leroy Vaughn, author of Black People and Their Place in World History. CONTINUE HERE.

- Nobel laureate and Princeton University professor Toni Morrison clarifies her calling former President Bill Clinton "the first black president" and offers insight on why she endorsed Sen. Barack Obama.

- Hillary will drop out of race by June 15th.

- 5 rap lyrics that don’t quite make the math/science grade. A NERD DROPS SOME SCIENCE (or something like that).

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  1. Anonymous said...

    What!? Is it possible that this Obama/Clinton circus is coming to an end? God I hope so...I really can't bring myself to pay attention anymore.

    - P

  2. The Obenson Report said...

    Let's hope that the June date does see an end to the race! I think most of us, even Hillary, will be glad to move on.

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