Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Link Dump.

[Editor's Note: New feature alert!]

I have a day job, a lovely wife, and 2 1/2 kids. Long story short, while I'd love to blog about every story of interest I come across, I simply cannot. That doesn't mean these stories aren't convo provoking though. So here's some links. Read the stories, and start your own threads in the comments section.
Black women heavier and happier with their bodies than white women, poll finds [WashPost] - "A recent survey conducted by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation that focused on African American women. The poll found that although black women are heavier than their white counterparts, they report having appreciably higher levels of self-esteem. Although 41 percent of average-sized or thin white women report having high self-esteem, that figure was 66 percent among black women considered by government standards to be overweight or obese."

Twenty-Something Black Males, Dark Clothing… [Conversate Is Not A Word] - "I write this, unfortunately, with a heavy heart. It is a heart filled with sadness. But I have something I want to say to, as the newspapers and TV news call them, the twenty something black males in dark clothing. I’ve heard that description from so many friends describing their attackers. It was also the description of the guy who stole my man’s car out of my driveway. So, for the first time, I want to express that I am so sick of being the victim, either directly or indirectly, of twenty something black males in dark clothing."

'Magic' Johnson, 'P. Diddy' to run new Comcast channels [USAToday] - "Comcast will launch four minority-owned networks on its cable TV systems in the next two years, including channels spearheaded by music mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and NBA great Magic Johnson."

Apple confirms March 7 iPad 3 event [FoxNews] - "Apple sent out an invitation Tuesday for a special event next week, where the consumer electronics giant is widely expected to launch the third-generation iPad. Apple's latest tablet iteration is expected to feature a slew of evolutionary upgrades, including a higher-resolution Retina display, a quadcore A6 processor, and 4G connectivity."

Pentagon admits it dumped some 9/11 remains in a landfill [MSNBC] - "For the first time, the Defense Department acknowledged Tuesday that some cremated remains of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were dumped in a landfill. The Air Force acknowledged that it had disposed of the incinerated remains of at least 274 service members in the landfill before it ended the practice in 2008. At the time, officials said records went back only to 2003."
Question: What do you think about these stories?!?

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