*+-Jamekaa Flowers: Never in our history has there ever been such a laborious and incessant debate over a racial slur, which speaks volumes to the absolute backwards and mentally oppressed nature of our society.
*+-The legendary actress, singer, and activist, Lena Horne passed away at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She was 92 years old. Ms. Horne gained stardom more than a half a century ago when blacks were rarely seen on stage and screen. For more than 60 years Lena Horne entertained in film, on the radio, on television, in nightclubs, concert halls and on Broadway.