TAMPA, Fla. — Republicans
emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national
convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages,
reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and cut taxes to energize the economy and create jobs.
document opens by warning that while the American Dream has long been
of equal opportunity for everyone, "Today that American Dream is at
risk." It pledges that the GOP will "begin anew, with profound changes
in the way government operates; the way it budgets, taxes and
CALIFORNIA -- This self hated knock us out
Us as a Black community are unconscious
Time for us to wake up and come too
Do you all even realize the adversity she had to fight through?
Her mama facing bankruptcy, for her daughter's dream to come true
And you all are talking about, you all talking about her hair
Ain't up to par, ain't up to par for who
She took uneven bar and raised the bar for you
So what more could you ask for
She ran the barriers broke barricades took the Olympic Flame
Lead a path for little Black girls
NEW YORK -- Federal officials have launched an
investigation into a possible pedophile ring involving disgraced former
Penn State defensive coordinator and convicted child molester Jerry
both the FBI and a criminal investigative division of the United States
Postal Service are looking into allegations that Sandusky shared boys
with other men connected to Penn State as part of a child sex ring.
news comes a little over a month after Sandusky, 68, was convicted on
45 counts of child sexual abuse for molesting 10 boys over the course of
NEW YORK -- My husband and I fuss and fret over our black boy.
Like other parents, we worry about a lot. We want him to use his smarts
Do we coddle him too much?
We want him to be tough and kind,
but assertive and gentle, and not mean.
His boundaries of independent
exploration are radiating outward, concentric circles growing farther
and farther from us.
We wring our hands and pretend to look away in acknowledgment that he's
ready to claim his freedom, even as we cast furtive glances his way.
NEW YORK -- Orrin
Hudson, a motivational speaker, community activist, and chessmaster,
inspires Black youth to make better decisions in life by teaching them
the game of chess.
His efforts are documented on a professionally filmed
video, and that video is going viral on YouTube with nearly 30,000
Hudson, who has been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, CNN,
and in People Magazine, runs a nationally-recognized non-profit
organization in Atlanta, Georgia called the Be Someone Foundation.
LONDON -- Michael
Tinsley, Alumni from SWAC’s Jackson State University, went into the
Final for the Men’s 400m Hurdles as the underdog.
He made it to the
finals by winning both his preliminary and semifinal events the two
previous days. Running with favorites, Angelo Taylor and Felix Sanchez, Tinsley stayed under the radar as the event began.
After the start of
the race, the typical favorites were out front with Tinsley staying in
the back conserving energy.
As the athletes rounded the corner at the
300m mark, Tinsley made his move.
NEW YORK -- It was recently reported
that within a one year period in Afghanistan, there were 145 combat
deaths, and in that same period in Chicago, there were 246 homicides.
The war being waged on the Taliban and al-Qaeda pale in comparison to
the war being waged on the streets of Chicago and it's going to take
more that Elliot Ness and the Untouchables to remedy this present reign
of carnage in Chicago, for seeds long since sown have produced this
madness and mayhem, and I fear it will be a growing trend nationally.
HOUSTON -- I keep hearing from people who say former NFL players knew what they
were getting into when they started playing football, so significant
brain injuries are just part of the game and they should get over it.
Even as one who thinks there are too many lawsuits over some
perceived mistreatment, I believe that is a ridiculous, almost
indefensible position to take in this discussion.
People who so casually
say such things are ignorant.
The recent talk about concussions has felt like overkill, and
overkill can make you think things that just aren’t true.
NEW JERSEY -- The NCAA and the four major professional sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL and the NHL) Tuesday filed a complaint against New Jersey state officials in federal court in the city of Trenton seeking to stop the state from implementing sports betting on pro and college games.
The leagues and the NCAA assert that the state’s recently announced decision to offer sports betting violates long-standing federal law.
The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”) became law in 1992 and prohibits states from operating a lottery or betting scheme based on pro or college games.
NEW YORK -- With schools all over the country about to open, it is very important to make it a point to showBreak The Chainsto your class.
This film deals with issues that affect teachers,
families, administrators and students.
It not only touches on bullying
but child abuse, child homelessness and student teacher relations as
Break The Chainsis a story that will allow us to teach, learn
and start a healing process with indivisuals and families.
The film is a
voice for those who have no voice and a wake-up call to those who
refuse to listen to the cries of our young people.
NEW YORK -- Amerikkka's father Geoprge Washington (1732-1799), was
one of the largest slave owners in amerikkkan history.
He laid the
corner stone of the Federal District in the name of Freemasonry, and the
555 foot monument in his honor cannot be exceeded in height by any
building, in accord with District law.
His home state of Virginia was the prime breeder of
Black People for the domestic slave trade, and at one point the state
exported 6,000 Black people annually - their biggest "cash crop.
New York, N.Y. -- ND Publishing releasesWhy We Go Broke?,
a financial lecture that mixes music, humor and financial literacy.
audio CD looks at the financial decisions of a fictional basketball
The lecture takes the listener through his journey from
financial ignorance to knowledge.
According to FINRA’s Financial Capability Study, it was found that the
average American needed to improve their financial knowledge.
yielded the following:
* Making Ends Meet. 20% of individuals reported that over the past year, their household spent more than their income.
Washington, D.C.-- The Urban Financial Services
Coalition (UFSC) will hold its 39th Annual International Summit on June
13-14, 2013 in St. Louis, MO.
The summit will give hundreds of members
and constituents an opportunity to convene and discuss the ongoing
changes in the financial services industry that affect their personal
and professional lives.
The summit will be a collaborative initiative of the St. Louis and
Kansas City UFSC chapters and will include information sessions for
small businesses and business professionals, a CEO Symposium led by
leaders of major businesses and Intercollegiate Oratorical and Youth
Business Plan competitions.
Washington, D.C.-- While the nation awaits the
imminent release of the latest numbers on poverty from the U.S. Census
Bureau, broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Princeton University Professor
Emeritus Cornel West, hosts of the nationally syndicated public radio
program Smiley & West from Public Radio International (PRI), are
once again bringing national attention to economic injustice by
announcing "The Poverty Tour 2.0."
"The Poverty Tour 2.0" will be on the road September 12-15, 2012,
visiting four battleground states: Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and
Florida, continuing the moral crusade to make the eradication of poverty
a top priority in America - a clarion call to President Obama and
Governor Romney as the race for the White House heats up.