In the News: CNN’s ‘Black in America’ Special Airs Sunday; Haiti Demands Pay From U.N. for Cholera Outbreak and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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  • ‘The New Promised Land: Inside Silicon Valley’ Premieres Sunday

In the fourth installment of CNN’s Black in America, special correspondent Soledad O’Brien explores the worlds of eight African-American entrepreneurs in the young, white, and male dominated world of Silicon Valley.

The previews alone have already sparked debate about the existing racial dynamics in the home of the world’s largest tech corporations.

The show premieres Sunday at 8 pm EST on CNN.

Read more at The Root…

Haiti Demands Pay From U.N. for Cholera Outbreak

The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti has filed claims with the United Nations seeking damages on behalf of more than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims and their families.

The claims argue that the U.N. and its peacekeeping force are liable for hundreds of millions of dollars for failing to adequately screen peacekeeping soldiers.

Cholera has sickened nearly 500,000 people and killed more than 6,500 others since it surfaced in Haiti in October 2010, according to the Haitian Health Ministry. Evidence suggests that the disease was inadvertently brought to Haiti by a U.N. battalion from Nepal, where cholera is endemic.

The disease’s rapid spread throughout the country is primarily linked to  poor sanitation. The country now has the highest cholera infection rate in the world.

Read more at Yahoo! News…

Bravo Shatters Ratings Records withThe Real Housewives of Atlanta’

A record 2.9 million viewers watched Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta season four premiere on Sunday.

According to a press statement from Bravo, the episode was up 20 % in total viewers and 10% in the 18-49 demographic compared to the previous season’s premiere.

“Atlanta has the strongest version of the popular franchise, and…it doesn’t appear as though that’s changing,” said the Examiner.

Read more at The Grio…


  • Yasushi

    Encantada!I am totally awscrtuek by how you captured the spirit of my trip into the hinterlands of Mexico. I can almost feel the adobe walls, colorful but muted from years of sun, scraped by the swirling sands. The Mariachi have followed us out of the bar, as we stumble into the plaza. Your depiction of the Mariachi are exactly as I remember them. The guitarron resting on the belly of the older, rotound guitarist, the stocky violinist with the devilish beard, the trumpeter swooning, his back arched into their music the charro studded with silver down the sides of the pants, elegant but with the tummy hanging over the belt from too much beer and not enough money to buy a bigger pair of pants .I loved Mexico. The people were always so friendly muy amable and they gave whatever they had without any hesitation. They were proud of their country and happy that a traveler would venture into their small village. It was a magical land. The fish swimming over the landscape captures my feelings perfectly a samurai from an ancient country stumbling into the wonders of a magical land but also at home in the warmth of new friends.The details of the samurai are stunning the straw tying the waraji straw shoes, the beautiful kabuto helmet and menpo mask. In a way, I am sure the villagers saw me through the samurai films they must have seen.David and Sophie, I am honored to have been the subject of your wonderful art. It is breathtaking and I can’t articulate how beautiful it is, other than to say my life seems to have more substance now, as part of it exists outside of me, in your work.