After the Six Day War a partition was put up in the plaza in front of the Wall to make a separation between the male and female worshippers. Women who protested and attempted to pray with Torah scrolls were attacked by ultra orthodox worshippers. Smoke greandes used by the police to disperse the crowd were caught by the demonstrators and thrown towards the women and the police.
TDE and Kendrick Lamar release artwork for this label debut album through Aftermath/Interscope entitled Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, due out October 22. Back cover art is below. Make sure you cop Swimming Pools (Drank) which is now available on iTunes.
Also check out journalist Jamar Thrasher’s open letter to Kendrick Lamar addressing Kendrick’s decision to NOT vote via JENESIS Magazine.
On this day in 2001, two hijacked planes were crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City and another into the Pentagon building in Virginia. The Twin Towers collapsed and part of the Pentagon was damaged. A fourth plane was intended for the US Capitol Building but its passengers took control and crashed the plane into a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks. The attacks were planned and carried out by members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda, and masterminded by Osama bin Laden. The attacks prompted greater focus on national security both in the US and abroad and led to the War on Terror which included the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. In May 2011 bin Laden was finally found and killed by US forces.
“America is under attack” - White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card telling President Bush about the attacks
On this day in 1957 the Democratic Senator from South Carolina, Strom Thurmond, ended the longest filibuster in history. His desire to stop passage of the 1957 Civil Rights Act led to a 24 hour, 18 minute long speech during which he read out state election laws, the Declaration of Independence and even a recipe book. He did not sit down for the whole filibuster, and cots were bought in to the Senate chamber for others. Despite his efforts, the bill passed; however it was ineffective in protecting African-American voting rights.