· An absolutely scathing review of Patti LaBelle's appearance at Black Gay Pride: Before a cameo by Jennifer Hudson, Patti performed two songs, "barely a half an hour on stage" and "set a new low for doing the bare minimum. It was a near-insulting tossing of a musical bone, especially to a paying crowd. Perhaps she’s not much in the mood for concertizing after her gospel tour was canceled earlier this year."
· Voting 5-4, the Supreme Court rules workers cannot sue "under a federal job-bias law to claim they are underpaid because of gender or race discrimination that occurred years earlier."
· For the fourth year in a row, HIV cases in Cleveland have increased. "Officials are especially concerned about the number of AIDS diagnoses in black and Hispanic males under age 30 in the past three years."
· White House nominates Robert Zoellick, former U.S. Trade Representative, to head the World Bank.
· An op-ed in The Chicago Defender on the 2003 murder of 15-year-old Sakia Gunn in Newark. "[She] is only one of many young black women who have been assaulted because of their sexuality...These crimes against Gunn, the 11 year old girl with an innocent crush, the 22 year old church-goer and others are crimes against our entire community; we must always demand justice for the survivors."