Saturday, March 01, 2008

Around The Blogosphere 01 March 08

Blog of the Day: Dubuc's Blog.

Une question au passage... Juno est-il un film pro-life? Juno fait le choix de garder cet enfant non désiré. Mais Juno envisage813587549.jpg des solutions, la solution radicale, d'abord, puis une solution alternative. (more)

Stupid is the new cool...

Dallas Penn: along with this website’s FaceBook contest we will have a ‘Name That Negro’ music quiz. Whomever gets the most correct answers will win a FREE copy of the ‘Deep Cover’ DVD.

Whitney Matheson: Mike Smith, lead singer of the Dave Clark Five, has died of pneumonia, a result of complications from a spinal cord injury sustained in 2003 which left him paralysed from the waist down... NBC has canceled quarterlife. Remaining episodes will air on Bravo.

Pop reader dex1138 told me about the death of pop-culture icon Ben Chapman. Never heard of him? Chapman played the title character in 1954's Creature from the Black Lagoon...

Speaking of pop-culture icons, Hello Kitty fan miuki looks at the new online game announced by Sanrio.

Vloggers from various countries have posted the February 20th total lunar eclipse, just in case you missed it or want to revisit the moment. The only total lunar eclipse for 2008 and the last 'til Dec 21st 2010.

SolShine7 (Karen) posted an interesting article last month entitled Missing Minorities: There's this episode of CSI: Miami where Adam Rodriguez's character has to come to grips with the inequalities between the cases of two missing teenage girls. When the white girl goes missing the media spotlights her story. But on the other hand, when a Latina girl goes missing there's no such fanfare... I'm not the only one who feels this way. Dateline NBC and USA Today both have articles about this concern.

Here's another "must-read" for you: Debunking myths about statutory rape, race and class: Part 3 of 3

by Racialicious special correspondent Latoya Peterson

Continued from Parts 1 and 2

“The only people trying to sleep with teenagers are lower class/ghetto/have that kind of culture.”


The ladies over at MixedChicksChat.com are putting together the 1st Annual Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival to be held in Los Angeles on June 12th - 15th at the Japanese American National Museum. They have an open call for submissions (films, artwork, poetry, etc.) and it's free to submit. They're also taking requests for workshops, so if public speaking is your thing then maybe you can craft a workshop for the festival. For more info you can visit their website or email mixedchicks[at]yahoo[dot]com - But don't wait too long to submit, the deadline is March 4th.

According to the latest Outlook Weekly, the Gini coefficient of China is growing up to 0.47, which is above the international warning line and much higher than that of most developing countries. It means the income gap between urban and rural residents is getting wider. Chenyuan26 [zh] thinks that the reason behind it is more about the shortcomings of current political system and social management in China.

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