The British Parliament selected a Black woman, Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, as the new speaker's chaplain in the House of Commons, becoming the first black woman to hold the position. The House of Commons is Parliaments equivalent of Congress here in the U.S. Read more here
Kim Kardashian has apparently moved on from her brake-up with New Orleans Saints player Reggie Bush. She's now dating the Dallas Cowboy's Miles Austin. That's Miles above hiding behind Kim's big booty. I wonder if White guys resent Kim for only dating Black guys?
Congress passed a bill to extend the benefits yesterday but the Senate did not. So what do you think the Senate is doing starting today? They are going on vacation of course. They'll be back in a two weeks.
Ashton Purvis, 18, this week won the Gatorade girls national track and field athlete of the year. The award honors athletic and academic excellence. Ashton this year had the best time in the nation among high school girls in the 200 meters, 22.90 seconds. She also won the 100 meters at the California scholastic federation state championships.
Ashton attended St. Elizabeth High School in Oakland, Ca. She beat out more than 457,000 high school girls track and field athletes nationwide for Wednesday’s award. Ashton who will attend the University of Miami is now a finalist for the Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the Year award, to be presented at a pre-ESPY Awards ceremony in Hollywood in two weeks.
Congratulations to Ashton. She should be very proud of herself. I have a feeling we will be hearing more about Ashton as the 2012 Summer Olympics in London approach.
400 meter World Champion Sanya Richards-Ross was out last week with an Achilles injury but says she may run in Eugene Saturday.
And speaking of track and field; if you are a track fan don't miss the PreClassic meet from Eugene, Oregon tomorrow, July 3, on NBC. Air time is 4:30 pm eastern/ 1:30 pm pacific.