Obama & Congress reach debt ceiling deal: The deals highlights – Source: African American Reports

Okay all this is a breaking story and it’s moving quickly.Keep in mind that the deal still requires congressional approval. Here are some highlights of what is included in the Obama / Congress debt ceiling deal: (Read more)

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Groups focus on gangs – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

Graffiti is just a bit of paint, but it carries significant meaning to everyone in the community.

To the painter, it often is a form of communication among gang members. To the property owner, it is an added expense. To the passerby and the prospective business owner, it is a sign of a bigger problem. (Paid Content)

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Town Hall meeting focuses on growing gang problems – Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

Cell Phones – Some Good Info

The following information was forwarded to me so now I am sharing it with you. 
 Cell Phones

            Some good info

            4 Things you might not have known about your  Cell Phone
             For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed 
and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with 
                There are a few things that can be done in times of 
grave emergencies.
             Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an 
emergency tool for survival.
              Check out the things that you can do with it:

            FIRST   (Emergency)
             The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you 
find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there 
is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing 
network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, 
this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.

            SECOND   (Hidden Battery Power)
             Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press 
the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the 
instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get 
charged when you charge your cell phone next time.

            THIRD   (How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? )
             To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the 
following Digits on your phone:
              *#06# .
             A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is 
unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe.
             If your phone is stolen, you can phone your service 
provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your 
handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be 
totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least 
you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody 
does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

            And Finally....
            FORTH   (Free Directory Service for Cells)
             Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more 
for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not 
carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation 
even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information 
option, simply dial:
            (800) FREE411   or (800) 373-3411
             without incurring any charge at all.  Program this into 
your cell phone now..
            This is sponsored by McDonalds.

             This is the kind of information people don't mind 
receiving, so pass it on to your family and friends.

McGehee School District, Arkansas: Give the valedictorian title to the student with the highest GPA.

An African-American teenage mother, Kymberly Wimberley, earned the highest GPA in her class at Arkansas’ McGehee School District.

But a lawsuit filed by the student this month alleges that her district discriminated against her and made her share the honor with a white student – because she was a black teenage mother. (Read more)

FED UP: Just Do The 14th Amendment Thing Already, Democrats Beg Obama – Source: TPM

It’s getting late on Capitol Hill this Saturday evening. And it’s only going to get later — the Senate vote on Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan to raise the debt limit is coming after midnight, meaning members of Congress are cooling their heels and getting frustrated. (Read more)