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Showing posts from January 20, 2008

Heath Ledger Passes from Accidental Drug Overdose

Academy Award nominated actor and respected talent Heath Ledger who appeared in the critically acclaimed and popular movie BrokeBack Mountain has passed from a drug overdose. The actor who was admittedly under immense pressures and demands from his latest role in the latest Batman sequel "Dark Knight" had been battling addiction problems.Read more here.

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Happy Birthday Dr. King-Global Day of Action Against Poverty Revisited

Image Source-Poor People's March on Washington-1967

The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilization, when men ate each other because they had not yet learned to take food from the soil or to consume the abundant animal life around them. The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today marks the official celebration of the National Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. holiday. I went through some of my old blogs and found the above quote. It could not be more compelling,especially in light of the "Global Day of Action Against Poverty" celebrated a few months ago and the recent efforts by those in the White House,the Senate and the House of Representatives to come up with an economic stimulus package to ease the financial down swing many Americans are currently experiencing. Families are losing the…