Michael DeMond Davis

American journalist Michael DeMond Davis

Michael DeMond Davis was a Pulitzer prize nominated journalist and a pioneer in African American journalism, opening the doors for many African-American writers. Davis authored Black American Women in Olympic Track and Field and co-authored the Thurgood Marshall biography.
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J.K. Rowling Helps Astrophysicist School Troll On Climate Change Science
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Someone get this troll some ointment, because he just got seriously burned. Twitter user @gary4205 picked a virtual fight on Monday with astrophysicist Dr Katherine J Mack after she tweeted her expert opinion on climate change. But it didn’t end well for him, after the respected Australian scientist shut him down with a killer reply that many other tweeters endorsed, including Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The existence of Twitter is forever validated by the following exchange. pic.twitter.com/f3TciHPFFh — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 16, 2016 “The existence of Twitter is forever validated by the following exchange,” the British writer posted alongside a screen grab of the exchange Tuesday. It’s now going viral. The brief “discussion” between Mack and the troll began when the University of Melbourne-based astrophysicist posted this on the micro-blogging service: Honestly climate change scares the heck out of me and it makes me so sad to ...
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Parents Hire This Guy to Sweep Kids' Rooms for Drugs
ABC News - over 1 year
One quiet afternoon on the outskirts of New Orleans, Michael Davis was on his way to execute a very particular kind of drug bust.
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Fade Away
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Six months ago, it would have been a sucker's bet. A serious climate plan from the province of Alberta, Canada? Sure... and Senator James Inhofe is about to swear off snowballs to find work as a solar panel installer. Are we talking about the same Alberta that sits on top of the world's largest known reservoir of tar sands oil? For Alberta to cut back on tar sands would be like the Koch brothers fighting over who gets to ask Hillary Clinton to the prom. But as we just saw in Paris when 195 nations signed the most important climate agreement in history, the world is changing. No longer can a rational person look at Alberta's tar sands without also seeing how dangerous this gargantuan "carbon bomb" is to our climate. When the entire world is challenging itself to cut carbon emissions, extracting and burning tar sands oil starts to feel like conspicuous combustion. And so, last November 22, the new premier of Alberta, Rachel Notley, announced a new climate action plan that, for the fir...
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'The Originals' Recap: 'Girl In New Orleans'
MTV News - over 4 years
by Ryan J. Downey It goes without saying that recaps are full of spoilers, but this week, it bears repeating. There be some doozies up in here. Last night's episode of "The Originals" gave us two deaths that turned out to be fake outs, new revelations about Klaus' little baby hybrid in the making, some mysterious players on the hunt for Hayley, much of Cami's backstory, the supernatural ninja-like return of Elijah, and Klaus' possession of Marcel's secret weapon, a.k.a. Davina The Teenaged Witch (that's gonna become a thing, right?). And somewhere in there, Rebekah wore a corset in a mix of dreamworld/telepathy/flashback/fan-fiction (er, wait, maybe that's just me on the last part...), one of Marcel's right-hand guys expressed some frustration with the tyrannical bossman, and we met a powerful un-compellable vervain-swallowing priest whose church was the site of a grisly massacre and who has a tense alliance with Marcel. Charles Michael Davis shares Joseph Morgan's talen...
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Gainford Train Derailment: CN Anxious To Quell Safety Concerns, Experts Say
Huffington Post - over 4 years
TORONTO - CN Rail's (TSX:CNR) strong and swift response to the derailment of a fuel-laden train in Alberta shows how anxious the company is to quell safety concerns as more dangerous goods travel by rail, experts said Sunday. The railway company dispatched its top brass, led by Chief Operating Officer Jim Vena, to handle the crisis after 13 cars carrying crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas came off the tracks and caught fire early Saturday west of Edmonton. Within less than 24 hours, the company had publicly apologized for the disruption, while stressing the vast majority of its cargo arrives safely without incident. "They have their COO out there, they've apologized, they're keeping everybody informed — that's all really good stuff," said Michael Davis, managing director of the Vancouver consulting firm Reputations. Story continues after slideshow "The reason is they're terrified they're going to pop up... above the radar and all of a sudden they're going to start getting al...
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'The Originals': Charles Michael Davis on Marcel's pride, back story
LATimes - over 4 years
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'Ironside,' 'The Originals' new dramas on TV
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
The pilot tells us how Ironside lost the use of his legs through a series of flashbacks showing him getting shot while on a case with his partner, Gary Stanton (Brent Sexton, "The Killing"). The character exposition is set against the supposed suicide of a beautiful young woman who had worked in an investment firm. Good supporting castUnderwood is OK, if a little too hungry to chew the scenery, but the supporting cast is very good, including Sexton as the other "victim" of the shooting, who feels guilty for not having his partner's back; TV's busiest character actor, Pablo Schreiber ("Orange Is the New Black"), as one of Ironside's team; Spencer Grammer ("Greek") as brainy and beautiful cop Holly; and Kenneth Choi ("House") as the captain whose primary job is to tell Ironside to follow the rules. The Originals" is about actual vampires, not to mention witches and hybrids - that would be a werewolf-vampire mix, not a Toyota Prius - and it's a spinoff from another CW hit, "The Vampir...
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On the Set With Vampire Diaries' Candice Accola: Things Have Changed For Caroline and Tyler
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
The Vampire Diaries' Caroline Forbes may have resisted Klaus' temptations, but can she resist the lure of college boys? [...] there's definitely opportunity for temptation or flirting or whatever young freshman in college do, Candice Accola tells TVGuide.com in the video below. Vampire Diaries! [...] why is Tyler still absent when the CW series returns? The Originals' Charles Michael Davis is one of our fall TV crushes! The Vampire Diaries premieres on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8/7c on The CW. TVGuide.com is owned by CBS, one of the CW's parent companies.
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Feast Your Eyes On 'Originals' Flashback Photos
MTV News - over 4 years
There's just one thing more fun than a sneaky, peeky preview of new CW spin-off series "The Originals"...and that's a sneaky, peeky preview of new CW spin-off series "The Originals" in which all the men are dressed in super-sexy 1800s garb. Joseph Morgan and Charles Michael Davis wearing ruffly shirts, open at the throat to expose some beefy manflesh? Yes, please, thank you, and goodnight: We're going to go enjoy an, ahem, better look at these stills in a more private location. For the uninitiated, "The Originals" takes place in "The Vampire Diaries" universe, exploring the sordid, sexy backstories of the series' original Mikaelson vampires. And in this peep at the second episode, titled "House of the Rising Son," we're promised a long, interesting look at the family's dynamics dating back to the early 19th century—when Klaus was still a bad, bad boy, Rebekah was still frustrated by her brother's troublemaking ways and Marcel was still a stone fox with a penchant for shirtlessness...
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Michael Davis, D.C. Hammer Attacks Suspect And Brother Of 2 NFL Players, Faces More Than 15 Gov't Witnesses In Upcoming Trial
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
WASHINGTON — District of Columbia prosecutors plan to call at least 15 witnesses in the trial of a man charged in a series of random hammer attacks last year, according to a letter sent this week to his lawyers. One of the witnesses is prepared to testify that 20-year-old Michael Davis, the younger brother of NFL players Vernon and Vontae Davis, was not taking medicine for a psychiatric illness at the time of the attacks in late April 2012, prosecutors wrote. Another witness responsible for giving Davis his medication could not remember administering the drug over the course of several days, including on April 24, when authorities say Davis fatally attacked a man visiting from Colorado. Read More...
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Soldiers describe gunfire, being shot at Fort Hood
Yahoo News - over 4 years
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Staff Sgt. Michael Davis took cover under a desk when he realized the rapid gunfire wasn't from a training exercise at his Texas military base. He saw blood spray, then someone else get shot. When the soldier thought it safe to flee, he stood up — but he was quickly shot in the back.
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Darryl Woodard: Outland Sci-Fi Remake, What's The Hold Up?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
In just the past few weeks I've found out the classic science fiction film Outland was slated for a remake. Then afterwards I checked further info about the remake of the film that starred Sean Connery, which all pertaining articles seeming to corroborate two facts. One, that Director Michael Davis who directed Shoot 'Em Up with Clive Owen was to helm the sci-fi remake as mentioned in the article, SHOOT 'EM UP's Michael Davis to Direct OUTLAND Remake by Charles Mihelich. And two, all sources of info that originally announced the remake were all seemingly dated on August 19, 2009, coming up on four years ago! Which now has to make me wonder, has Michael Davis been channeling his inner Stanley Kubrick? The late legendary Director Stanley Kubrick is to this day well known for directing long film shoots. A good example is the classic sci-fi film he directed, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Originally titled Journey Beyond The Stars in a press release for MGM on February 23, 1965, the s...
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Janet Tavakoli: President Obama's Elevator
Huffington Post - over 4 years
In 2004, Barack Obama became the freshman U.S. senator for Illinois by winning the vote -- including mine -- by a landslide. So it was with high hopes that I set off on July 16, 2007, for a presidential campaign contributors' breakfast speech in the office building where the Obamas first met. A friendly crowd of mostly-male business-types assembled dressed in dark-colored suits. I stood out in a bright plum colored blouse and happened to be seated directly in (then) Senator Obama's line of sight. Unlike the rest of the breakfasters, I took notes on a bright yellow legal pad. When it came time for questions, mine was the first hand up. Senator Obama saw my hand, looked away, and looked back again. Finally, another hand went up and he took that question and other questions, but he never took mine (on Iran), despite the fact that I kept raising my hand. One man quipped: "You intimidated the next president of the United States!" But the evidence only shows that he did...
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The CW Previews 'Tomorrow People,' 'Reign' And 'The 100'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The CW unveiled an ambitious line-up for its 2013-2014 season at the network's recent upfronts presentation, including effects-laden sci-fi dramas "The 100" and "Star-Crossed," period drama "Reign" and the high concept, "X-Men"-esque "The Tomorrow People," a remake of a British series from the '70s. The young-skewing network has unveiled full-length promos for all of its new shows (including "Vampire Diaries" spin-off "The Originals"), which give viewers an introduction to the plot of each series. Naturally, they're replete with unnaturally attractive people, a generous scoop of teenage angst and more than a few mysteries -- check them out below. "The Tomorrow People" Stars Robbie Amell ("Arrow" lead Stephen Amell's cousin), Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino and Madeleine Mantock. "The 100" Stars Henry Ian Cusick, Isaiah Washington, Kelly Hu, Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree and Bob Morley. "Reign" Stars Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, Torrance Combs, Celina Sin...
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Ed Felker: 7th Annual Project Healing Waters Two-Fly Tournament Raises $220,000
Huffington Post Sports - almost 5 years
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing utilizes fly fishing and fly tying in the rehabilitation of disabled servicemen and women in Military Hospitals, VA Medical Centers and Warrior Transition Units all across the country. Their premier fundraising event is the 2-Fly Tournament held each year at Rose River Farm in Madison County, Virginia. The farm, dedicated as PHW's Home Waters, is owned by PHW Chairman of the Board Douglas Dear. Douglas, who also serves as the chair of the 2-Fly committee, graciously offers the use of this special property to numerous charitable organizations throughout the year. This year was the seventh annual event and it was a huge success by any measure. Everyone had a fantastic time, many fish were caught, and over $220,000 was raised to keep programs running across the nation. The 2-Fly has grown from humble beginnings seven years ago to a full weekend of activities. Things kick off Saturday with a casual pond bass and bluegill tournament in the...
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'I Want To Be King!'
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
The CW is just days away from airing the "Originals" pilot, but you can get a first look above. The "Vampire Diaries" spinoff -- set to air as a backdoor pilot on Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET -- sees Klaus (Joseph Morgan) head to New Orleans and connect with his protégé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). At the end of the most recent episode of "The Vampire Diaries," Klaus received a letter from Katherine (Nina Dobrev), which explained that there was a witch in the Big Easy plotting against him. Never one to go down without a fight, Klaus of course heads to New Orleans, as you can see in The CW preview above, set to Fall Out Boy's "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light 'Em Up)." "Welcome to the dark side of New Orleans, where the living are easily lost and the dead stick around to play," a mysterious man tells Klaus in the promo. "For once, Klaus is the one which things are happening to, as opposed to him being the cause of things. So it's really interesting...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael DeMond Davis
  • 2003
    Age 64
    Died in 2003.
  • 1967
    Age 28
    From July to November 1967, Davis published over 100 articles as the Vietnam War correspondent for the Baltimore Afro-American in the column called the "Vietnam Notebook".
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  • 1943
    Age 4
    In 1943, the first lawsuit challenging segregated schools in Washington, D.C., was brought in Michael D. Davis's name by his father, John P. Davis.
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  • 1939
    Age 0
    Born in 1939.
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