Monday, March 22, 2010

Thomas Hagan, assassin of Malcolm X, granted parole from weekends in prison

One of three men convicted of killing Malcolm X 45 years ago was granted release from weekends in prison in his 17th appearance before a state parole board. Thomas Hagan, 69, appeared before a parole panel March 3 and was granted release effective April 28, state Division of Parole spokeswoman Carole Weaver said Friday.

Read the story by MARY ESCH Associated Press Writer

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Raucous, ugly build-up to House health care vote

Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., told a reporter that as he left the Cannon House Office Building with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a leader of the civil rights era, some among the crowd chanted "the N-word, the N-word, 15 times." Both Carson and Lewis are black, and Lewis spokeswoman Brenda Jones also said that it occurred.
ALAN FRAM - Associated Press Writer