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Outspoken California editor shot Dead

வீடியோ: Oakland Remembers Slain Journalist

செய்தி: Inside the Oakland Bakery Linked to Slain Newsman – Newsweek National News – MSNBC.com

Founded in the 1970s, when Oakland was home to the Black Panthers and the nationwide Black Pride movement, the Bakery was far more than a bread shop. Under Bey, its charismatic patriarch, who preached a doctrine of discipline and black self-reliance and once ran for mayor of Oakland, the Bakery peddled health food and offered job training for underprivileged youth and ex-cons, earning the trust of city officials.

Police say the bakery’s handyman, 19-year-old Devaughndre Broussard, confessed to shooting Bailey in broad daylight as he walked to work at the Oakland Post, a black community newspaper, because he was upset about Bailey’s coverage of the business’s finances.

Shortly after Bey’s death, his successor, the Bakery’s CEO, was found in a shallow grave in the Oakland hills. One of Bey’s sons took over the business, only to die a short while later in a failed carjacking. No charges were ever filed. Yet even as some of Bey’s feuding heirs terrorized the community–and each other–attacking liquor stores owned by Muslims in 2005 and allegedly kidnapping and robbing a woman to get money for the failing business last year, community officials continued to support the Bakery, which is now in bankruptcy proceedings.

Oakland has a history of looking the other way when it came to Your Black Muslim Bakery. In 2002, Bey was charged with raping underaged girls in the extended Bakery “family”–a group of underprivileged youth who were offered jobs and boarding–fathering a child by one who was only 13. He pled not guilty, then died of cancer in 2003 while awaiting trial.

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நியு யார்க் டைம்ஸ் புத்தக விமர்சனம்: By MICHIKO KAKUTANI

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling – Books – Review – New York Times: “J. K. Rowling’s monumental, spellbinding epic, 10 years in the making, is deeply rooted in traditional literature and Hollywood sagas — from the Greek myths to Dickens and Tolkien to “Star Wars.” And true to its roots, it ends not with modernist, “Soprano”-esque equivocation, but with good old-fashioned closure: a big-screen, heart-racing, bone-chilling confrontation and an epilogue that clearly lays out people’s fates.

Objects and spells from earlier books — like the invisibility cloak, Polyjuice Potion, Dumbledore’s Pensieve and Sirius’s flying motorcycle — play important roles in this volume, and characters encountered before, like the house-elf Dobby and Mr. Ollivander the wandmaker, resurface, too.

One of the plot’s significant turning points concerns Harry’s decision on whether to continue looking for the Horcruxes (secret magical objects in which Voldemort has stashed parts of his soul, objects that Harry must destroy if he hopes to kill the evil lord) — the mission assigned to him by the late Dumbledore — or to pursue the Hallows, three magical objects said to make their possessor the master of Death.

He will be forced to ponder the equation between fraternity and independence, free will and fate, and to come to terms with his own frailties and those of others. (People) may be more complicated than they initially seem, that all of them, like Harry, have hidden aspects to their personalities, and that choice — more than talent or predisposition — matters most of all.

The world of Harry Potter is a place where the mundane and the marvelous, the ordinary and the surreal coexist. It’s a place where cars can fly and owls can deliver the mail, a place where paintings talk and a mirror reflects people’s innermost desires. It’s also a place utterly recognizable to readers, a place where death and the catastrophes of daily life are inevitable, and people’s lives are defined by love and loss and hope — the same way they are in our own mortal world.”