Commentator John Ridley is the screenwriter for the upcoming movie Red Tails.
It's been another year of stories so overblown, overhyped and overrated, 365 days were hardly enough to contain them.
So before they fade into the Potter's field of time, like the marriage of Kim and what's his name, let's take a look back at the biggest nontroversies of 2011.
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Originally published on Thu December 29, 2011 8:32 am
Our early headlines:
-- Kim Jong Un Declared To Be 'Supreme Leader' Of North Korea.
-- Report: Criminal Charges Being Prepared Against BP For Gulf Oil Spill.
The number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits grew by 15,000 last week from the previous week, to 381,000, the Employment and Training Administration just reported. It was the first increase in the past four weeks.
The agency adds, though, that "the 4-week moving average was 375,000, a decrease of 5,750 from the previous week's revised average of 380,750."