‘Smoking Gun’ Email Revealed in Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit

A potentially damning email will serve as the core of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s mother and his children.

A judge recently unveiled text of an email from the CEO of AEG Live, the concert promotion company behind Jackson’s This is It tour that was scheduled to begin in the summer of 2009.

A portion of the message released implies that Dr. Conrad Murray – who was Jackson’s doctor and is serving a prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter – was pressured into getting Michael Jackson to rehearse in spite of concerns regarding the singer’s health:

VIDEO: Obama’s Latest Campaign Ad; f/ BIG BIRD

The Obama Reelection campaign just unleashed their latest campaign ad, and it features a very special guest.

Playing up Mitt Romney’s intention to defund PBS, the ad asserts that rather than dealing with the dangerous greed and corruption on Wall Street, Romney wants to police Sesame Street.

From Loop 21:

“The Obama campaign hopes to warn voters of a “big, yellow… menace to our economy.” Big Bird, that is.

Watch LIVE STREAM of the Occupy Wall Street DAY OF ACTION!

Today is the Occupy Wall Street DAY OF ACTION, marking the two month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

And in the wake of the NYPD’s now-infamous raid on Zuccotti Park earlier this week, MASSIVE protests are planned today in New York City. Check out a LIVE STREAM of today’s events below!

From CBS New York:

“It may have looked peaceful at Zuccotti Park during what was a soggy Wednesday afternoon, but city officials are sounding alarm about Thursday, warning of mass disruptions in all five boroughs.

And it may not be pretty.

‘We are certainly anticipating tens of thousands of people protesting, aimed at significant disruptions of the lives of the people of this city,’ Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson said.”

Below is a LIVE STREAM of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City. This is going on RIGHT NOW:

Harlem Activists: The Occupy Movement Is NOT Just A "White Thing"

Check out this fascinating article about Occupy Harlem, and why the Occupy movement ain’t just a “white thing.”

There are definitely prominent Black voices in the movement. Activists and scholars like Angela Davis and Cornell West have been major supporters of the movement since practically day one; Dr. West was evenĀ  arrested on October 21st with 30 others in Harlem, protesting that racist “stop and frisk” program.

And by now I’m sure you’ve heard of Occupy The Hood.

The 99% percent is made up of a variety of people from a variety of backgrounds, with a variety of priorities. What unites them are a few common enemies; namely greed, corruption and economic inequality.

But will it be possible for such a complicated, motley collective to build a coalition strong enough to affect change in a way that will benefit everyone involved?

From the Huffington Post: