Barry Bonds breaks record; Sharpton’s run against bad rap goes long

By The News Aug 08, 2007

Bonds Hits 756th Home Run, Passes Aaron for Record. Leave the brotha alone. Bonds raised both arms in triumph after he hit the ball, and hugged his son Nikolai, who was one of the Giants’ batboys, when he got to home plate. He then received congratulations from his teammates and his godfather Willie Mays — who’s fourth in major-league history with 660 homers — as the crowd continued to give him a standing ovation. –Bloomberg Protesters turn up heat on rap lyrics. Uh oh. Decrying the "negative toxic tide" of rap lyrics they say corrupt impressionable youth, nearly 200 chanting, placard-waving protesters picketed a north Houston record store Tuesday as part of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s "National Day of Decency Initiative."–Houston Chronicle. Fighting to stay in U.S. for ailing toddler’s sake. Is this what it takes. But her parents, Maria and Victor Roa, are having trouble living in the moment.They were set to be deported to their native Mexico on Thursday – but two weeks before that date, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials gave them a one-year reprieve to be with their daughter, who was born in San Francisco after her parents came to the United States illegally. –SFGate. Bill Aims to Spur Housing for New York’s Poor. We’ll see how far this goes. New York City officials and state legislators have reached an agreement to overhaul a popular tax break for apartment building developers. The aim of the revision is to encourage the construction of tens of thousands of apartments for New Yorkers of limited means.–NYTimes. When Hollywood Meets Bollywood, Warning Bells Should Ring. Commercialization. Superficially, collaboration between Hollywood and Bollywood seems a good thing, at least for the magnates on both sides of the seven seas who will rake in profits. But its devastating effects will be subtle yet far-reaching. –New America Media 19-Year-Old Confesses in Killing of Editor. Cold blooded. The man, Devaughndre Broussard, was arrested Friday in a raid of the Your Black Muslim Bakery in north Oakland. The bakery, the police say, was the headquarters of a criminal gang that was involved in kidnapping, torture and three killings, including the shooting of Chauncey Bailey, editor of The Oakland Post, a weekly paper geared toward black readers.–NYTimes.