School bosses in Oakland wine, dine and live it up on taxpayers' dime
: "The spending excesses violated district policy, which prohibits extravagances that some people routinely indulged in, such as valet parking and limousines. The policy forbids reimbursement for alcohol and sets a $40 daily meal limit. It also does not allow for spouses to be in rooms. "
Guardian Unlimited Books | By genre | The biggest brother: interview with Henry Louis Gates, black America's foremost intellectual
"'My TV series is really about that very dilemma. What I call the black cultural nationalist imaginary - the belief that we are all united because we are black and descended from slaves and have a common enemy called 'whitey' - no longer applies. It's not white versus black any more, it's haves versus have-nots. Unless the black middle-classes unite to promote the interests of the black underclass, tension between them is inevitable. What we, the black middle class have to do, is think of a strategy to avert that.' He does not, though, enlighten me as to what that strategy might be."
"The Flint Apple Club, along with the Mac Group Detroit and Digital Video Detroit, is sponsoring a computer swap and shop meet Aug. 23 from noon to 5 p.m. at G1174 Hill Rd. in Grand Blanc. For details, call 810-239-2901. "