David Berman, Indie-Rock Poet and Silver Jews Leader, Dies at 52

His wry, pithy songwriting made his band an underground favorite in the 1990s, and a new group, Purple Mountains, was set to tour.
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Gang Leader Tied to Tupac Murder Case Gets 10 Years in Prison in Drug Case

The reputed gang leader connected to Tupac’s murder case is finally gonna do hard time — but for a completely separate case … TMZ has learned. Darnell Brim is getting 10 years in federal prison after ATF agents caught him trying to sell…


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Curry becomes all-time leader in postseason 3s

Stephen Curry passed Ray Allen on Saturday to become the NBA’s all-time leader in postseason 3-pointers.
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Miller becomes American-born goalies win leader

Ryan Miller became the all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Sunday night.
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Pete Shelley, Leader of the Punk-Rock Buzzcocks, Dies at 63

His melodic and energetic songs, a fellow rocker said, influenced “multiple generations of lonesome hearts and weirdos.”
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Pop: Kawhi great player, but wasn’t leader for us

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Kawhi Leonard’s “talent will always be missed,” but that Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills filled the leadership roles during Leonard’s time in San Antonio.
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Brees becomes all-time passing leader

Drew Brees broke Peyton Manning’s NFL career passing record of 71,940 yards on Monday night in spectacular fashion, with a 62-yard touchdown pass.
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Mark E. Smith, Uncompromising Leader of the Fall, Dies at 60

Mr. Smith led the bristling and influential post-punk band for four decades with an intransigent voice and anarchically caustic lyrics.
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Black Lives Matter Leader DeRay McKesson Sues Jeanine Pirro, FOX News (UPDATE)

6:15 PM PT — A FOX News spokesperson tells TMZ … “We informed Mr. McKesson’s counsel that our commentary was fully protected under the First Amendment and the privilege for reports of judicial proceedings. We will defend this case…


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Burning Man Lawsuit, Camp Leader Burned Me Bad for $15k

One of the camps at Burning Man was the scene of a tragedy … a financial one for a guy who says his hired gun in the desert made off with $ 15k in camp dues. Leon Feingold runs the New York Dangerous camp, and says he hired Adam Librot in…


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Fearless Leader (Juxtapose City) – Tricia Owens

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Fearless Leader (Juxtapose City)

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Genre: Gay

Publish Date: January 26, 2012

Publisher: Tricia Owens

Seller: Smashwords

JC2 was created by the police to combat violence and drug crimes in the city. Lieutenant Black, an intense man whose past is a mystery but whose hatred of the drug Bliss is not, is the leader of the team. When the empath Calyx Starr is pulled from the streets and forced onto his team, Black must deal not only with Starr's seductions but a dangerous telepath who has targeted the empath and JC2.

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The Smiths Guitarist Johnny Marr Slams U.K. Leader at Manchester Gig

The musician attacked British prime minister David Cameron – who was having his annual Conservative Party conference in the same city – over “inhuman” cutbacks to public services.

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‘The Childhood of a Leader’: Venice Review

Berenice Bejo and Robert Pattinson star in a dark, operatic fantasy set at the end of World War I.

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Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader and ‘Saturday Night Live’ Host Dies at 75

He also narrated the ‘Eyes on the Prize’ documentary and anchored ‘America’s Black Forum’.

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David Miscavige — P.I. Says Scientology Leader Block Medical Help … If Dad Dies, He Dies

Chilling audio … the father of Scientology leader David Miscavige appeared to be having a heart attack, and his son ordered his people to stand clear and just let him die … so claims the P.I. who was tailing David’s dad.…


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Ex-KKK Leader Living Around Black People In Belize, Still Supports Segregation

Bill Wilkinson, the former Imperial Wizard of a Klu Klux Klan chapter who went missing in 1984, has been found. Wilkinson was hiding away on the island of Belize living among Blacks, Mayans, and more on the multi-cultural island nation.

The Daily Mail scooped out this conflicted racist, who does not want to be called a racist. “I don’t hate Black people,” Wilkinson said, just before explaining why he supports segregation.

And why would a former KKK leader believe that races should be separated, all the while being accepted on an island inhabited by various races? Because he’s a “Bible-crashing segregationist.”

“That’s how is should be,” Wilkinson explained. “God has commanded me not to mix with other races.”

Despite this strange photo of what looks like a Black woman holding him like a 3-year-old child, don’t expect to see Black people too close to his family. “I wouldn’t let one marry my children or my grandchildren.”

Today, Wilkinson has been accepted by the Central American people who (ever so ironically) don’t judge him based on his past, or his skin color. Another interesting point to note is Wilkinson is a multi-millionaire hotel owner in a mostly Black neighborhood. “Life is real good,” he told The Mail. “I love this island, it’s full of very friendly people. I enjoy scuba diving, that’s what I came here for, snorkeling, fishing.”

Before he fell in love with snorkeling and fishing, he was born Elbert Claude Wilkinson in Louisiana. He later changed his name to Bill and named himself leader of a KKK chapter which he ran from the mid-70s until the mid-80s. As explained in a 1981 article titled, “Bill Wilkinson Is A Busy Cross-Burner,” David Duke’s former rival has never been shy to speak about separation, and graciously advised that Black people go back to the Motherland.

“They’ve got their place and we’ve got ours,” he said. “There’s plenty of wide open space in Africa.”

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Hear What A Leader Of The White Knights Of The KKK Says About His Biracial Grandson (VIDEO)

“My dad has called my son a critter, a monster, a creature. He told me I was growing an ape inside of my body,” says 20-year-old Peyton, who has a biracial child. “My dad refuses to accept my son because he is half black.”

Peyton says her father, David, is an Imperial Wizard of the White Knights of the KKK and an unabashed racist, who had a picture of Hitler hanging on their fireplace when she was growing up. The one-time Daddy’s girl says she feels let down by her father and desperately wants him to accept her child. “The worst thing he did to me was turn his back on me and my child. I felt abandoned. I felt so alone,” she says, wiping away tears.

David defends his beliefs. “I taught my daughter hate and racial pride. I told her she was never, ever to become involved with a black man,” he says proudly. “The little critter that Peyton has, [that] she wants to call my grandchild, has a 90% potential of being a future rapist, a thief and just another lazy drudge on society.”

David, who says he can’t go against his moral and religious beliefs and accept Peyton’s child, faces some tough questions from Dr. Phil on Tuesday’s show.

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New York Is a Leader in the Fight Against Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Sex assault and rape are huge problems on our campuses in New York and across the country. Indeed, evidence suggests that the information gap in this area adds to the problem and proves to be highly misleading for students and families.

Although all colleges and universities that receive federal funding are already required to publish data on campus crimes pursuant to the federal Clery Act, spotty compliance leads to a distorted snapshot of crime and safety on campuses and results in a limited ability to compare such data across schools.

The truth is, states don’t have to wait for the federal government to act — they have the ability to take this on themselves and, given the enormity of the problem, we cannot wait any longer.

That’s why Governor Andrew Cuomo is tackling this issue head on — he is calling for policy changes in all colleges across the State, making New York a leader in combatting sexual assault and rape on college campuses.

In his Executive Budget, Governor Cuomo presented a comprehensive plan to protect the safety and rights of all students attending college in New York. The proposal codifies a sexual assault prevention and response policy previously adopted by the State University of New York, applying it to all colleges and universities — public and private — in New York State.

He also launched the “Enough is Enough” campaign to highlight the importance of this policy to help ensure all New York’s college and university students are protected from sexual violence while at school.

The policy includes four critical components, which give more power and protections to the victims:

  • A statewide definition of affirmative consent;
  • A statewide amnesty policy to ensure students who are victims of sexual violence can report them with immunity for certain campus policy violations;
  • A Sexual Violence Victim/Survivor Bill of Rights to be distributed to every student, and confidential reporting protocols to ensure colleges use best practices when handling a case of on-campus sexual violence that provides both care and respect to the victim;
  • Comprehensive training requirements for administrators, staff, and students, including at new student orientations.

These measures will ensure that all of New York’s college and university students have a very clear understanding of consent, their rights as victims, and the safeguards in place to keep them protected.

By enabling students to complete assessments of their campus life and environment, we are giving them the power to provide more accurate information about what is actually taking place on our campuses during the day and at night. It also will provide better data to make more robust comparisons of all colleges and universities in the State – an extremely helpful tool for current and prospective students and their families.

We all know that drafting and passing a piece of legislation is the first step, but it’s the implementation of the law that is key. With the passage of this proposal, each college and university in New York State will be required to comply with its provisions and submit the anonymous campus surveys as proof of campus happenings, or risk losing State funding. They will also be required to make the policy clear to all students, faculty, administration and the general public.

Sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking affect thousands of college students in New York State and across the nation. In addition to the trauma caused by such violence, many victims drop out of school, experience difficulty working, and see promising opportunities cut short in the aftermath of their incidents.

We must do more to protect our students from on-campus sexual assaults, and providing students with increased protections as well as ensuring more accurate reporting are vital to achieving that goal. Governor Cuomo’s legislation ensures that students and their families have access to important information and helps foster an environment of respect, safety and awareness on our campuses.

Not only will these policies make New York a leader in fighting sex assault, but they will also provide a legislative template for every state in the nation to follow – with this, we can stand up and say that all campuses must and will become places free of sexual violence.
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Edgar Froese, Leader of Tangerine Dream, Dies at 70

In Tangerine Dream, a band that evolved through many incarnations and spanned decades, Mr. Froese is the musician who stayed the longest.
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