Two Helpless Deer Were Trapped On An Icy Lake. What A Father And Son Did Next Is Totally Brilliant.

A guy named James saw a Facebook post about two deer that were stranded on Albert Lea Lake. It was iced over, so the poor deer couldn’t get their footing and make it to safety. They were there for as long as THREE DAYS before James saw this post. That’s when he and his dad took matters into their own hands. They got their hovercraft ready and headed to the lake.


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37 Names You Can Give Your Child To Honor Their History

                                            <b>We all know Dorothy, Malcolm, and Martin -- but what about Audra, Josephine, and Baldwin?</b>                                                            
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1. Ashe

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As in: Arthur Ashe, the first — and only — black male tennis player to win the U.S. Open, the Australian Open, and Wimbledon.

2. Audra

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As in: Audra McDonald, the first person to win six(!) Tony Awards for acting.

Also consider: Audre, for poet, writer, and civil rights leader Audre Lord.

3. Baldwin

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As in: James Baldwin, iconic author of works such as Giovanni’s Room and Go Tell It on the Mountain.

4. Bayard

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As in: Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader who focused on pacifism.

Also consider: His last name, Rustin, as a potential first name.

5. Bessie

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As in: Bessie Coleman, the first female African-American pilot.

Also consider: Her last name, Coleman, as a potential first name.

6. Billie

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As in: Billie Holiday, jazz legend whose famous songs include “God Bless the Child.”

Also consider: Eleanora, her given name, or Ella, for fellow jazz sensation Ella Fitzgerald.

7. Booker

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As in: Booker T. Washington, educator, orator, and civil rights leader who created the Tuskegee Institute.

8. Cicely

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As in: Cicely Tyson, whose credits include roles in the films Sounder and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

Also consider: Tyson, her last name.

9. Davis

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As in: Angela Davis, political activist, and scholar who rose to prominence in the ’70s, and Miles Davis, legendary jazz musician.

10. Douglass

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As in: Frederick Douglass, famous abolitionist, orator, and writer of works such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.

11. Duke

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As in: Duke Ellington, legendary jazz composer and pianist whose known for works such as “Cotton Tail” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing.”

12. Emmett

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As in: Emmett Till, a 14-year-old murder victim who helped put a face to the civil rights movement.

13. Fannie

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As in: Fannie Lou Hamer, legendary civil rights activist who helped African-Americans register to vote.

Also consider: Lou, her second name.

14. Evers

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As in: Medgar Evers, civil rights activist with the NAACP. He was buried with full military honors after he was murdered in 1963.

15. Harriet

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As in: Harriet Tubman, famous abolitionist who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Also consider: Araminta, her given name.

16. Hosea

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As in: Hosea Williams, civil rights activist and minister who was close to Martin Luther King Jr.

17. Ida

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As in: Ida B. Wells, journalist, women’s rights activist, and civil rights activist who was a pivotal part of the anti-lynching movement.

Also consider: Bell, her second name, or Belle, in honor of Dido Elizabeth Belle, known as the first black British aristocrat and the subject of the 2013 film Belle.

18. Josephine

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As in: Josephine Baker, legendary entertainer and civil rights activist.

Also consider: Baker, or her given name, Freda.

19. Langston

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As in: Langston Hughes, famous poet and writer of works such as “Black Nativity” and “Montage of a Dream Deferred” who helped popularize the Harlem Renaissance.

Also consider: Hughes, his last name.

20. Lena

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As in: Lena Horne, famous entertainer and civil rights activist whose credits include Ziegfeld Follies.

21. Marian

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As in: Marian Anderson, legendary opera singer who was the first African-American to perform with the Metropolitan Opera.

22. Marley

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As in: Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae icon who has sold more than 20 million albums.

Also consider: Nesta, his given name. When he was a child, an official accidentally switched the names Robert and Nesta on his passport.

23. Maya

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As in: Maya Angelou, civil rights activist and author of works such as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Also consider: Marguerite, Maya’s given name. Maya was a nickname given to her by her first husband.

24. Morrison

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As in: Toni Morrison, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of works such as Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon.

Also consider: Ardelia, her middle name, or Chloe, her given name.

25. Nat

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As in: Nat King Cole, iconic jazz musician famous for songs such as “Nature Boy” and “Mona Lisa,” as well as the The Nat King Cole Show.

Also consider: Cole, his last name.

26. Nina

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As in: Nina Simone, civil rights activist and legendary singer of “Feeling Good” and “I Put a Spell on You.”

Also consider: Simone, her adopted last name, or Eunice, her given name.

27. Ossie

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As in: Ossie Davis, civil rights activist, writer, and actor in films such as Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever.

Also consider: Raiford or Chatford, his given first and middle name.

28. Quincy

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As in: Quincy Jones, iconic composer and producer of albums such as Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad.

29. Rosa

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As in: Rosa Parks, civil rights icon who refused to give her seat up on a segregated bus.

Also consider: Claudette, after Claudette Colvin, who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus months before Rosa Parks.

30. Ruby

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As in: Ruby Dee, legendary actress and activist who was also married to Ossie Davis; and Ruby Bridges, the first black child to desegregate an elementary school in the South.

31. Serena

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As in: Serena Williams, the current No. 1-ranked tennis player in women’s tennis.

32. Stokely

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As in: Stokely Carmichael, Trinidad-born civil rights activist.

Also consider: Kwame, the name he adopted for himself.

33. Thurgood

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As in: Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court Justic, and prior to that, lawyer in the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education.

Also consider: Marshall, his last name. And if you want to go for authenticity, it’s technically spelled “Thoroughgood” — it was shortened in his childhood.

34. Venus

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As in: Venus Williams, tennis superstar who has won seven Grand Slam titles.

35. Walker

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As in: Alice Walker, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple.

Also consider: Alice, her first name.

36. Zadie

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As in: Zadie Smith, British novelist of works such as White Teeth and On Beauty.

Also consider: Sadie, her given name.

37. Zora

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As in: Zora Neale Hurston, legendary author whose works include the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

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‘Teddy Roosevelt’ spotted celebrating US goal at World Cup [pics, Vine]

After a U.S. goal in the World Cup game against Portugal, viewers spotted a Teddy Roosevelt lookalike celebrating:

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Roland Martin and Michael Eric Dyson butt heads over the N-word

Tuesday night, writer and academic Michael Eric Dyson appeared on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show,” where he talked with music mogul Russell Simmons about Gwyneth Paltrow’s use of the N-word earlier this month in a tweet. Dyson and Simmons ultimately took the position that the N-word is acceptable for use in society, but with one very important limitation: the user must be black. Moreover, according to Simmons, said black individual must have a direct bloodline to a slave in order to drop “ni**a” (or some variant) into a conversation. Riiiiiiight. Simmons failed to offer any insight as to how someone’s bloodline would be verified.

In the case of the Paltrow kerfuffle, Gwyneth was given a “pass” by rapper Nas and consequently by Simmons, but Dyson asserted that it’s never any black person’s place to give a white person a pass for using the N-word. Dyson’s final pronouncement? “I would suggest to all white people, here’s an iron-clad law that will help you at all points. Here’s when you can say the word: Never.”

Roland Martin, columnist, talk show host, and CNN contributor, was less than pleased with Dyson and Simmons’ contention that N-word is OK for blacks but not for anyone else. For Martin, the N-word is never acceptable. Not for me, not for thee, not for anyone.

What followed was a very spirited debate between Martin and Dyson:

I found the rationale by @michaeledyson & @unclerush in saying it's OK for Blacks to use the N-word to take the venom out UTTER NONSENSE

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

If Jay-Z and Kanye West make a song call "Niggas in Paris," it's dumb for anyone to get offended when someone white says it in a reference

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

When Black people tell white people, none of you can and should use the word, then it's in a song, no wonder folks are confused!

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

This ridiculous "we can-you can't" argument is sophomorish, unnecessary and ridiculous.

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

I don't want to hear any crap about "down" white people or a "hood pass." I want to see @michaeledyson @unclerush & others evolve on this!

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

@rolandsmartin @unclerush I didn't give a hood pass to anyone! You must watch our segment last night and see for yourself!

— Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) June 13, 2012

Frankly, it's pure laziness when people refuse to change their thinking in using the word. Surely an educated person can stop using it.

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

@rolandsmartin @unclerush I don't infantilize white folk as if they're not grown enough not to know they can't use the word. Black folk can

— Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) June 13, 2012

@rolandsmartin @unclerush and do, with admittedly complicated and mixed results! The answer isn't to ban everyone; the answer is to

— Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) June 13, 2012

@rolandsmartin @unclerush understand history and culture, context and application. That's more difficult, but also more rewarding.

— Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) June 13, 2012

By the way, all of those Blacks who fled to Paris to escape Jim Crow, did it so they WOULDN'T be called the N-word! How 'bout that history?

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

@McNastyland now that is pure ignorance. Black folks didn't pay in blood, sweat and tears to be able to use the N-word. FOOLISH!

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

@MichaelEDyson @unclerush Let me just go there: why can't you call someone "brother' instead of the N-word? What's wrong with sister?

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

@rolandsmartin @unclerush Can? Sure. Should? No equally so. As for brother/sister, that's fine. Just doesn't carry signifying intimacy of

— Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) June 13, 2012

@rolandsmartin @unclerush of other terms, especially thise used in formerly venemous ways by white society. The pleasure of reversal.

— Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) June 13, 2012

Did I use to use it? Yes. Do I now? No. Was it easy to eliminate from my vocabulary? It's called making a grown man decision!

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

@MichaelEDyson @unclerush I watched the segment. And both of you should have said, "Let's get rid of the word COMPLETELY." No justification!

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

@MichaelEDyson @unclerush I don't see you as an N-word. You are a BLACK man. I see ancestral pride in brothers, not a filthy description

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

@rolandsmartin @unclerush Beautiful. As I see you. But "black" was just as bad as N word for many black folk 50 yrs ago. Language bends too.

— Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) June 13, 2012

@MichaelEDyson @unclerush Why can't you say, "my man" instead of the N-word? Is it really that hard? No, it's not.

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

@MichaelEDyson @unclerush Man, please! Who finds "pleasure" in using the N-word? That's a ridiculous line of thought.

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

@MichaelEDyson @unclerush Maybe this discussion shows that when we get so much education we lose our minds.

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

If I see a group of young Black boys acting a fool, I say, "why those boys acting a fool?" Not, "look at them N-words acting a fool" Got it?

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

So on this N-word topic, I'm done. Carry on at your leisure.

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 13, 2012

And that’s all he wrote. But we have a feeling this is one controversy that won’t disappear anytime soon.

So what do you think? Who’s on the right side of this argument?

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Speaker Boehner is ‘flabbergasted’ by White House proposal to avoid fiscal cliff

Speaker Boehner is understandably frustrated by the absurd proposal put forward by Tim ‘TurboTax’ Geithner and the Obama administration.

“The president’s idea of negotiations is roll over and do what I ask,” says Boehner.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 2, 2012

Did he really expect anything different from this administration?

Boehner ‘Flabbergasted’ By Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Proposal: ‘You Can’t Be Serious’ -DON’T YOU GET IT! OBAMA WANTS AMERICA DESTROYED!!

—n_alley (@n_alley) December 2, 2012

Flabbergasted is good. Now add “outraged offended insulted” RT @briefingroom: Boehner ‘flabbergasted’ by Geithner offer

— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) December 2, 2012

Here’s more from Boehner this morning:

Boehner sternly tells Chris Wallace, “We are going to solve this debt problem…We are not going to kick this can down the road again.”

— Brit Hume (@brithume) December 2, 2012

On Fox News Sunday, Boehner says the proposal put forward by Treasury Secy Geithner is “nonsense.”

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 2, 2012

What’s the point of having negotiations if Boehner is expected to give Obama everything he wants?

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