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J-LO ON THE GO

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Jenny from The Bronx will be receiving an honor from officials at the Billboard Music Awards.
Jennifer Lopez will get the Icon Award for her contributions to popular music. This proud Latina Bronxite is the fourth artist to get it and happens to be first woman to receive this special award. Billboard's Music Awards will air live on ABC-TV 7 on May 18.

Erin Merryn’s Law

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IDC Announces Passage of Erin Merryn’s Law

Important Anti-Abuse Legislation Sponsored by Assembly-member Jeff Dinowitz in the Assembly. The Independent Democratic Conference was joined today by Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, (D-Bronx), and nationally recognized anti-abuse advocate and survivor Erin Merryn to hail the passage of important legislation to stamp out child sexual abuse in New York.

The East Bronx History Forum

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Thomas X. Casey – thomasxcasey@yahoo.com - 718-549-8346
Secretary EBHF Photo - B & W or Color Image - Fort Schuyler, NY

The East Bronx History Forum is pleased to announce that the Forum will hold its 1st Off Site meeting at The Maritime Industry Museum, Fort Schuyler Bronx NY on Wednesday, September 17th 2014 at 7:30 pm.

NATIONAL BROADCAST CON

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All the news that's fit to download. Read all about it: Dose Of News * www.doseofnews.com

How can an @NBCNews colleague investigate Brian Williams? http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/brian_williams_nbc_investigate.php via @cjr

NBC’s outsized Tom Brokaw factor http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/tom-brokaw-brian-williams-lies-115... via @POLITICO

Brian Williams cancels Letterman appearance: NBC source http://reut.rs/1utgS4A via @reuters

TODAY IN HER & HISTORY

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1765 English Prime Minister Lord Greenville resigns and replced by Lord Rockingham.
1774 Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the treaty ending their six-year war.
1779 American troops under General Anthony Wayne capture Stony Point, N.Y.
1875 The new French constitution is finalized.
1882 Mary Todd Lincoln, the widow of Abraham Lincoln, dies of a stroke.
1918 Czar Nicholas and his family are murdered by Bolsheviks in Russia.
1940 Adolf Hitler orders preparations for the invasion of England.

BIG MEDIA MONEY

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According to Equilar and the Associated Press, six of the highest paid CEOs in the country are earning their inflated salaries from the media.

The toppers include David Zaslav, Discovery Communications; Les Moonves, CBS; Philippe Dauman, Viacom; Robert Iger, Walt Disney; Brian Roberts, Comcast; and Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner.

Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives: http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/Article/Article_2015-05-26/id-1fe09cbbee...

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CHRISTMAS DAY

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The Shepherds and Angels... Suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." ... When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, "Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us."…

Peace on Earth: Pope issues Christmas call to end suffering http://usat.ly/1YFYAq1 via @usatoday

Hydraulic Fracturing or FRACKING?

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The energy industry wants you to know that they are responsible operations and that natural gas is found throughout the world in underground formations, such as sandstone, carbonates, coal and shale. Gaining access to this gas involves drilling vertical, horizontal or multi-lateral wells to the target formation.

Various completion techniques, such as hydraulic fracturing, are then used to create an effective connection between the well and the targeted hydrocarbon-containing formation, thereby providing a pathway for the gas to be produced.

News, Not Views

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Why has the media been allowed to blur news with entertainment content, thereby doing the public a huge disservice? Journalism must be all NEWS, no VIEWS.

Better keep up with DON; Dose of News categories includes 12 clearly defined topics to keep our readers informed with the most up to date free digital content available in one single site.

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SPEAK UP AND SILENCE CENSORSHIP

The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.