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Msnbc commentator stiffs the university of toledo

Obviously, many of us who post on SB don't agree on all topics. But I'd like to think that we all have a sense of responsibility that would motivate us to pull through on our promises.

Such is not the case with former BET and current MSNBC commentator Jeff Johnson. Johnson attended the University of Toledo in the early 1990s. He has periodically come back to UT to give speeches and to assist with the Africana Studies program.

In 2011, Johnson was honored at a special Black Alumni Weekend Homecoming event. An announcement was made that he was donating $10,000 to establish a scholarship for Africana Studies majors. It was a big deal and the UT Foundation feted Johnson at several events over that weekend.

Just one problem--Johnson has never actually given a dime of what he promised.

Unexploded Bombshell: Barack Obama Admitted Kenyan Birth..

I am mad as hell. President Barack Obama, in 1991, admitted being born in Kenya, and no one seems to care. This is not hearsay. It is documented. This is not a typical "bombshell" because the truth is that we have known about this for well over a year, and some have known for much longer than that. The problem is that no one wants to report it or talk about it. The media and lock-stepping useful idiots will either make excuses or simply pull out the insults.

Jill Miller Zimon endorsed by Emily's list

Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed six new outstanding women leaders in Ohio. They join candidate for Secretary of State Nina Turner and candidate for Treasurer Connie Pillich, who were endorsed by EMILY’s List last year.

· Sharen Neuhardt, Lieutenant Governor
· Sandra Williams, State Senate District 21
· Christie Bryant, State House District 32
· Michele Lepore-Hagan, State House District 58
· Gigi Traore, State House District 11
· Jill Miller Zimon, State House District 12

If ignorance is bliss, zeyadcharles is one happy guy!

I'm not prone to highlighting the intellectual shortcomings of people--that is unless the person makes a point of posting spiteful comments about others.

In response to my comment that Earl Murry tries to pretend that he's a lawyer, Zeyadcharles wrote:

"In addition to being an educator, Earl Murray (sic) has a degree in Law. Your post is typical of how people are uninformed or purposely leave out information to discredit people."

According to UT's listing of Murry's credentials (link listed later):

Earl Murry, 1987, professor emeritus
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University

So, as I stated, Murry does not have a law degree.

PBS Frontline: The Education of Michelle Rhee

The Education of Michelle Rhee
Jan 8, 2013
FRONTLINE examines the legacy of one of America’s most admired & reviled school reformers. (VIDEO)

Michelle Rhee: a reformer, reformed
By Christina Hernandez Sherwood | November 29, 2012,
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Kamala Harris - - Ex-Mistress of Willie Brown - - New Attorney General for the State of California

Kamala Devi Harris, a democrat, has been elected Attorney General following the 2010 California state elections.

Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican born father and a Tamil Indian mother, presently serves as San Francisco's district attorney. She graduated from Hastings College of the Law in 1989.

4th Annual Red Mass


This year’s fourth annual Diocese of Toledo Red Mass will be celebrated by His Excellency, Robert W. Donnelly, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus at Rosary Cathedral on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.

Uh Oh Looks Like Kaptur Was Taking Lessons From Paul Wohlfart

From a story in Just-food

Grand Rapids-based Spartan Stores, Inc. and Toledo-based Seaway Food Town, Inc. (Nasdaq:SEWY) today announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement to merge.

The merger will consolidate Seaway, a leading regional food retailer with approximately $680 million in sales and $32.6 million of EBITDA for the trailing 12-month period ended February 26, 2000, into Spartan's retail network.

Miami University Alumni Announce Night at the Toledo Symphony

Toledo, Ohio. The Northwest Ohio Chapter of Miami University Alumni Association announces a special event. “We will attend a Toledo Symphony classics concert, preceded by a reception with appetizers and desserts catered by Manhattan’s. We welcome Miami alumni, students, family and friends to join us,” said Deb Wallace chapter co-president. Merwin Siu, TSO’s principal second violin and artistic administrator, who pursued graduate work at Miami University, will speak at the reception about the evening’s music program.

CONCERT: Giordano Bellincampi, conductor

Board of Community Relations meeting to honor Robert Brundage

The executives and members of the Board of Community Relations (BCR) voted unanimously to begin talks with organizations and friends of the late Dr. Robert Brundage to discuss ways in which his memory can be kept alive. Dr. Robert Brundage succumbed to injuries sustained in a robbery July 7, 2010. "Dr. Bob", as he was often referred to, was highly regarded in all circles of Toledo as an advocate for education, social justice, the environment, art, poetry, art and racial diversity.

Judge Cosme Files Petitions To Retain Seat

Judge Keila D. Cosme of the Sixth District Court of Appeals will file her petitions to retain her seat on the Court of Appeals today at 2:30 p.m. at the Board of Elections on the Third Floor of One Government Center.

Judge Cosme was appointed to the Sixth District Court of Appeals by Governor Ted Strickland on October 30, 2009 following the untimely death of Judge William Skow. She took the bench on November 16, 2009. She is the first Hispanic American to serve on any of Ohio's 12 district courts of appeals.

Lynn B. Jacobs and the Rev. Martin Otto Zimmann join Lucas County Children Services Board


Lynn B. Jacobs and the Rev. Martin Otto Zimmann join Lucas County
Children Services Board

(TOLEDO, OH — January 26, 2010) The Lucas County Commissioners have
appointed Lynn B. Jacobs and the Rev. Martin Otto Zimmann to the Lucas
County Children Services (LCCS) Board of Trustees.

Ms. Jacobs is retired from the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office Civil
and Juvenile Division, where she served as an assistant prosecutor. She
is a member of the Toledo Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar
Association, and is a past-president of the Toledo Women’s Bar

Long-time judge and public servant, Steve Yarbrough, announces candidacy for Sixth District Court of Appeals

Sylvania resident, Steve Yarbrough, has announced his candidacy for the Sixth District Court of Appeals – serving eight counties in northwest Ohio. Yarbrough, who has served as a judge in numerous courts for nearly 20 years, has experience in each of the eight counties of the district, including cases involving juvenile, domestic relations, divorce, child custody, domestic violence and criminal law.

The Sixth District Court of Appeals hears cases from the municipal, county, and Common Pleas courts located in Lucas, Erie, Fulton, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams and Wood counties.

David Dock Treese launches new financial blog

There is a new financial blog for those of you interested.
Toledo-based investment advisor Dock David Treece has recently launched an independent blogging site for providing readers with valuable insight on financial markets and the economy, complete with occasional political commentary. Dock David is a registered investment advisor and works with his father, Dock, at Treece Investment Advisory Corp. He has a Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Miami and has worked under the


Suzette R. Cowell joins Lucas County Children Services Board

(TOLEDO, OH — July 23, 2009) The Lucas County Commissioners have
appointed Suzette R. Cowell to the Lucas County Children Services (LCCS)
Board of Trustees. She will serve the remainder of the unexpired term of
former LCCS board member Dr. David Krol, which runs through December

Ms. Cowell is the president, board treasurer and a founding member of
the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union (TUFCU). There, she has designed
and implemented a variety of programs to improve the quality of life of

Former Obama for America Staffer To Manage Mike Bell Mayoral Campaign

Former Obama for America field organizer Chip Collis has been named Campaign Manager for the Mike Bell for Toledo campaign.

Collis worked as an Obama Organizing Fellow in Toledo and then became manager of the Obama campaign offices in Defiance and Williams counties. There, he produced the largest gains over the John Kerry 2004 vote total among all Ohio counties.

Collis will oversee all field operations for the Bell campaign, including direct voter contact, volunteer organization, scheduling, data base management and headquarters operations.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Welcomes New Rector


Toledo, Ohio.  Mary Keener, Senior Warden of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, announces the arrival of the Rev. Jeremiah D. Williamson as the sixth Rector of the parish.  “During more than a year in the search process, it became clear that Fr. Jeremiah is the clergy leader we need to help us grow our Christian ministry, especially our outreach programs.  We are so blessed to have him and his wife, Pastor Jen, among us,” Keener said.

Black Swamp Conservancy Matches Toledo Community Foundation Challenge Grant

Perrysburg, Ohio (December 22, 2008) - Black Swamp Conservancy, a Perrysburg, Ohio-based land conservation organization, has announced that it has matched a challenge grant the conservancy received from Toledo Community Foundation.

The conservancy was awarded a $50,000 grant from Toledo Community Foundation earlier this year. The grant allowed Black Swamp Conservancy to hire a stewardship manager.

$30,000 of the community foundation grant was awarded outright. The remaining $20,000 was a

Troy Neff Show: Jon Stainbrook, the King of All Excuses

Troy Neff Video Blog on Stainbrook Part 1

Troy Neff Video Blog on Stainbrook Part 2

Minister dragged out of McCain townhall meeting

Clive businessman Marty Parrish was escorted from Sen. John McCain's town hall meeting by Des Moines police and members of the Secret Service after asking McCain if he had called his wife Cindy an expletive in 1992.

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