Morning Coffee 6.9.08

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In India, the rapid increase in the economy is motivating more and more upper-middle class folks to move into posh, gated communities…some of which have the nice view of their neighborhood slum–you know, where their servants live. {NYTimes}

It’s a new week, but the media is still wagging it’s collective tongue about Barack Obama’s historic nomination. What’s race got to do with it? Umm, a whole lot. {NYTimes}

Meanwhile, Parlour favorite, Robin Givhan of the Washington Post breaks down Barack & Michelle’s style and it’s impact on the race. {WashPo}

Wait. Rick Ross and Foxy Brown? I’m not even gonna tell you about the image that just crossed my mind. {Bossip}

In South Dakota, the National Park Service is considering giving land back to the Oglala Sioux tribe…after stealing confiscating it from them during World War II. {LaTimes}

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that AIDS is no longer a pandemic among heterosexuals (except for Africa). Try telling that to the millions of women of color who are dying from is everyday around the rest of the world. {Independent}

Thomas Beatie, the world’s first pregnant man (due in 4 weeks), may want to have more kids. No comment there. {Telegraph}


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