Michael Jordan: ‘I can no longer stay silent’ The NBA legend, who lost his father to a senseless act of violence, speaks out on recent shootings and growing racial tensions.’Deeply troubled’ »


Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan answers a question during an Oct. 28, 2014, news conference. For years, Michael Jordan has taken criticism from those who’d wished one of the most famous, visible, wealthy and powerful athletes in the world would use his considerable public profile and influence

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New York investment group buying up properties in last affordable neighborhood of Naples


A private New York investment group has quietly purchased a dozen properties in the last affordable neighborhood in Naples, where residents of the city’s mostly black community fear they will be pushed out for more profitable development. The $8.2 million in purchases that began in River Park in 2014 — the largest land acquisition by one group in the neighborhood’s history — include nine single-family homes, two commercial lots and the 96-unit Gordon River Apartments.

Source: New York investment group buying up properties in last affordable neighborhood of Naples

Obama at D.N.C.: Character Witness and Prominent Clinton Convert – The New York Times


As Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican nomination at his party’s convention last week in Cleveland, President Obama did some subtle counterprogramming at the White House, hosting a reception honoring Muslim-Americans and inviting the Mexican president for a visit to highlight their close bond.

Source: Obama at D.N.C.: Character Witness and Prominent Clinton Convert – The New York Times