dailyphoto091204Wonder named UN Messenger of Peace
Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder has a new title on his resume: United Nations Messenger of Peace. Wonder — blind since birth — will promote U.N. ideals and activities with an emphasis on championing for people with disabilities, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. When his installation announcement was briefly interrupted by a fire alarm in the U.N. Secretariat Building in New York on Thursday, Wonder broke the tension with a joke. “I’m trying to figure out a new melody,” he said. (Continue Reading…)

Tiger’s wife could get $55M to stay with him 2 more years
Tiger Woods and his wife are holed up in their Florida mansion and undergoing intense marriage counseling, according to reports. As the scandal involving Woods’s alleged extramarital affairs continues to develop, the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Woods, 33, and Nordegren, 29, are having marital counseling sessions – several times a day – in the privacy of their Windemere, Fla., mansion. Both of their mothers have been in contact, the paper reports, to help the couple save their marriage, and Tiger’s mom, Kultida Woods, is reportedly grateful that her son’s two children – Sam Alexis, 2, and Charlie Axel, born in February – are too young to realize what is going on. (Continue Reading…)

Group condemns Cuban government over racism
group of prominent African Americans, traditionally sympathetic to the Cuban revolution, have for the first time condemned Cuba, demanding Havana stop its “callous disregard” for black Cubans and declaring that “racism in Cuba . . . must be confronted.” “We know first-hand the experiences and consequences of denying civil freedoms on the basis of race,” the group declared in a statement. “For that reason, we are even more obligated to voice our opinion on what is happening to our Cuban brethren.” (Continue Reading…)

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