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Links of the Week 6 June 2008

Top Five
In No Particular Order

Rise of The Latin Africans: http://www.newsweek.com/id/139401

For Black Americans Obama Expands a Dream: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/25000117#24990862
Dr. Jeanne Meadows, Professor at Spelman College is interviewed during this video.

Gun T-Shirt ‘was security risk’: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7431640.stm
Seriously?!?!?

Noting But Nets Campaign Grows in Popularity: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/news/story.jhtml?id=216300020
A donation of $10 gives a mosquito net to a child in Africa. The use of these nets helps reduce malaria rates.

Is Lakers-Celtics part of NBA’s grand plan: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/24940292/site/21683474/

Politics
Bush Appointee Susan Orr Resigns: http://feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11041
It must be really bad if she can’t wait until January.

Bill to Reserve Seats for Women in India’s Parliament Debated: http://feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11043

Clinton the ‘insider’ swept aside: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7409499.stm

U.S. to enforce new travel requirements: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080604.wtravel04/BNStory/International/home

Vermont Governor Signs Mammogram Bill: http://feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11042

Senate Passes Measure to Restore Affordable Birth Control: http://feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11040

Business
Barbie’s Mattel Sues Maker of Bratz Dolls: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91098062&ft=1&f=1001

GM Axes Four SUV and Truck Plants: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7433656.stm

Sports
2002 West finals, Lakers-Kings: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/24447745/site/21683474/?pg=9#spt_NBA_080503_Top10_game7s
FINALLY- I don’t feel alone anymore when it comes to this match up. This series should have been done with game 6. The Kings were the better team in 02…lo siento mucho mi amor pero es asi.

Pierce’s Game 1 the stuff of legends: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/ian_thomsen/06/06/game1/index.html

Education
Women Earn More BAs than Men: http://feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11053

World
Pashto language: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashto_language

Have Your Say – Sderot and Gaza: third letters: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/7350423.stm
An interesting news series where two women one Jewish the other Palestinian exchange letters and learn about their perspectives on this ongoing conflict.

India forced to raise fuel prices: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7434902.stm

Bahrain names Jewish ambassador: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7426806.stm

German shops running out of milk: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7435613.stm

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