Saturday, August 12, 2006
Truth, Justice and the American Way in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• News sources reported “La Bamba” star Lou Diamond Philips was busted for physically assaulting his girlfriend. Not sure what’s worse — the actor’s alleged offense or still being recognized as “‘La Bamba’ star.”
• The family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. lost their bid for an expanded civil suit against the LAPD. A judge’s ruling essentially put the case against the city back to where it started four years ago. Justice delayed is justice denied — or just another day in sunny Los Angeles.
• USA Today reported that groups are actively seeking females to become candidates for political office. The number of female state legislators has remained stuck at 22 percent for the past decade. “We really need to get enough women in all of these positions, from county board to the Legislature on up, to have a permanent pipeline to power in this country,” said the president and founder of the White House Project, a non-partisan group focused on expanding women’s leadership. “They’re not running for the power of the office, but to get something done.” Now there’s a novel approach to politics.