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CELEBRITY FRIDAY: Vester Lee Flanagan, a Black Gay Man, Was The Live TV Shooter  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
On Wednesday August 26th Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, shot to death on-air reporter Alison Parker and her cameraman Adam Ward while they were conducting an interview on live television. Flanagan, who previously worked for the same television station (WDBJ in Roanoake, VA) as Bryce Williams, was apparently openly gay and was let go by the station more than a year ago because of his irascible personality. He sued his former employer for racial and sex discrimination seeking damages of $25,000 but the suit was thrown out for lack of evidence.Flanagan sent ABC News a 23-page ...
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Posted:  8/29 4:16am
Today is Women's Equality Day! 95th Anniversary of Women's Right To Vote!  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
Celebrate! Today is August 26th, also known as Women's Equality Day, celebrating the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which expanded the franchise to include women.The measure was actually ratified on August 20, 1920, and reads:The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.Oh, happy day! ...
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Posted:  8/27 7:51am
TENNIS TUESDAY: Serena & Roger Defend Cincy Titles; Mauresmo A Mommy; Serena Gets SI Cover  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
SERENA WILLIAMS AND ROGER FEDERER DEFEND CINCINNATI TITLESSerena Williams defeated Simona Halep 6-3 7-6(5) to defend her 2014 Cincinnati title just hours after Roger Federer defeated World #1 Novak Djokovic 7-6(1) 6-3 to win his 7th title in Cincinnati, his 87th career title and 24th ATP masters shield.MAURESMO GIVES BIRTH TO BABY BOYAs I blogged about last Friday, Andy Murray's coach, 2-time major champion Amelie Mauresmo gave birth to her son Aaron on August 16.AS SHE CHASES GRAND SLAM HISTORY, SERENA WILLIAMS GETS COVER OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDSerena Williams will be on ...
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Posted:  8/26 6:28am
2015 HUGO AWARDS: The Puppy Slates Are Overwhelmingly Rejected!  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
The 2015 Hugo Awards were given out on Saturday evening in Spokane Washington and the results were eye-opening, to say the least. Because of the Puppy kerfuffle (where two different cohorts of "fans" successfully coordinated efforts to place on the final Hugo ballot works and people using criteria different from mere merit and quality) I discovered that I could register and vote for the 2015 Hugo winners myself and did so.In the end, even though there were only a few hundred ballots to nominate works, there ended up being 5,950 voters for the ...
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Posted:  8/24 9:44pm
EYE CANDY: Chris Matteis  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
Chris Matteis is a smoking hot bodybuilder/model. He is on twitter/facebook/snapchat as @CMatteis46 and Instagram as chrismatteis. I think you can see why he is today's Eye Candy model! ...
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Posted:  8/24 8:33am
2015 CINCY: Federer Claims 87th ATP Title; 7th Here; Reclaims World #2 Ranking  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
As I predicted yesterday, Roger Federer defeated Novak Djokovic to win the 2015 Cincinnati Masters. Federer won his 87th career ATP title, 7th in Cincinnati and 24th ATP Masters title of his career. Federer won 7-6(1) 6-3, never getting his serve broken for the entire tournament. ...
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Posted:  8/24 1:34am
2015 CINCY: Federer-Djokovic XLI in the Men's Final Tomorrow  »  The Mad Professah Lectures
For the fifth time in 2015 Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are meeting on the ATP Tour, this time in the finals of the ATP Cincinnati Masters, a tournament where Federer is the 6-time (and current) champion and Djokovic has never been ultimately victorious despite reaching four finals.The two have met 40 times overall and are tied at 20 wins apiece but this year Djokovic has won the last three times the two have played, all of which were in the finals of important tournaments: ATP Indian Wells Masters, ATP Rome Masters and ...
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Posted:  8/23 4:45am