Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tony Mack at School Board Budget Meeting

This morning I attended the School Board Budget Meeting that was held at 8am and had a chance to talk to several board members and members of the public about the layoffs for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2010. At this point the Board is considering laying off 215 workers, which includes 85 security personnel. Below is a press release I have issued about these cuts and pictures from the event.

Trenton City School Budget Cuts -

Tavis Smiley Questions Minister Louis Farrakhan On President Barack Obama

From Tavis Smiley's "We Count! The Black Agenda is the America Agenda" symposium on March 20, 2010.

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British protesters demand Pope quits over abuse

British protesters called on Pope Benedict XVI to resign Sunday as they staged a demonstration over the Catholic Church’s handling of clerical sex abuse cases.

Demonstrators gathered outside Westminster Cathedral to call for action over the scandal, carrying placards displaying messages including “Pope? Nope!” and “Don’t Turn a Blind Eye,” though fewer than 50 people joined the rally.

Revelations of the sexual abuse of children by priests at Catholic institutions have swept across Europe, including in the pope’s native Germany.

Benedict has been criticized over a case dating to his tenure as archbishop of Munich, and his actions when head of the Vatican office responsible for disciplining priests.

“The buck stops with him and he should resign,” human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said at the London rally. “The pope has played a direct personal role in covering up sex abuse.”

However, Benedict won support from Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols who insisted the pope wouldn’t — and shouldn’t — quit.

“The pope will not resign, frankly there is no strong reason for him to do so,” he told BBC television. “In fact, it is the other way around. He is the one above all else in Rome that has tackled this thing head on.”