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Links of the Week 25 July 2008

Top Five

In No Particular Order

Black. Female. Accomplished. Attacked. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/18/AR2008071802557.html?referrer=emailarticle

Sisterhood Turns 100: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/07/20/dougherty.aka.100.cnn?iref=videosearch

The True Cost of the 100-Calorie Snack Pack http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Story?id=5373173&page=1

Why Vegan Is The New Atkins http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/why-vegan-is-the-new-atki_b_114464.html

Tell Me Again, Why Is Obama Being Popular With Our Allies a Bad Thing? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/tell-me-again-why-is-obam_b_114154.html

New York Times Rejects McCain Rebuttal To Obama Op-Ed http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/21/emnew-york-timesem-reject_n_114079.html

Politics

Iraq Leader Maliki Supports Obama’s Withdrawal Plans http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,566841,00.html

McCain Owns First Foreign Policy Gaffe During Obama’s Iraq Trip (VIDEO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/21/mccain-owns-first-foreign_n_114013.html

McCain Campaign Running Obama-Castro Ad http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/mccain-campaign-running-o_n_114657.html

Obama Makes $5 Million Olympics Ad Buy http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/23/obama-makes-5-million-oly_n_114630.html

Young Republicans worry about McCain’s appeal http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/24/young.gop/index.html

With Arizona Changing, McCain Focuses on Home http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/24/us/politics/24arizona.html?em&ex=1217044800&en=430ecb0df5aa3f01&ei=5087%0A

Two-thirds of Hispanics back Obama: study http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN2440979420080724

Hip-hop artist Nas protests Fox coverage of Obama http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2008-07-23-nas-fox_N.htm

Entertainment

OMG! What will ‘Gossip Girl’ do next? http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/23/tv.gossipgirlpromo.ap/index.html

All I can say is don’t read the books if you are shocked by the TV show…

Whoopi vs. Elisabeth http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2008/07/23/lkl.whoopi.word.cnn

Smith tops Hollywood earner list http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7522308.stm

Economics

Victoria’s Secret Pink Adds HBCU Flair http://www.blackenterprise.com/cms/exclusivesopen.aspx/id/4778&p=0

Health

While the U.S. Spends Heavily on Health Care, a Study Faults the Quality http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/business/17health.html?ex=1216958400&en=1f1c558ca69c9548&ei=5070&emc=eta1

Study: Fat Men Have Bad Sperm http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/09/study-fat-men-have-bad-sp_n_111683.html

International

Egypt jails 14 Facebook activists http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/Default.pl?id=27089

Tehran Debates Breaking Dress Code To Broadcast Women At Olympics http://www.rferl.org/content/Article/1185739.html

Other

Michelle Obama credited with helping recast image of U.S. black women http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080720/FEATURES01/807200469/1025/FEATURES

WNBA reviewing Sparks-Shock skirmish in entirety http://sports.espn.go.com/wnba/news/story?id=3501654

Facebook challenges German rival http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7516821.stm

Something is lost when things get too big. Good luck to the German social network on fighting Facebook who has seemed to lost sight of their original vision a long time ago.

Black and single: Is marriage really for white people? http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/07/22/single.black.women/index.html

Many Women ‘Regret Tattoos within Five Years’ http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24073092-662,00.html?from=public_rss

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