Fox News recently brought up a very interesting topic when they mused whether the NAACP, the largest and oldest civil rights organization, supports the Democratic Party, and most specifically President Obama, over the desires of its membership.
It can definitely be viewed that way since the NAACP suddenly and curiously came out in support of same-sex marriages publicly only after President Obama took a stance on the issue. Wall Street…Read full post
UPDATED: July 3, 2012
“We haven’t come close to getting this thing sold,” Jason Wiley an attorney for ABKCO, said. “We’ve got to cut this thing off.” ABKCO Music & Records plans to ask the court to conduct an auction of the items in the Montague Collection.
Dotan Melech, the federal bankruptcy trustee charged with administering the Montague estate, is still hopeful he can find a buyer or get more time from the court. He has sent letters to a few hundred individuals…Read full post
National Black United Front National Chairperson Kofi Taharka was arrested May 18th, 2012 for shutting down the office of the Harris County District Attorney Pat Lycos.
NBUF organized a protest as a result of the not guilty verdict by an ALL WHITE jury in the case of Andrew Blomberg, a Houston Police officer that was caught on video tape beating a 15 year old Black male named Chad Holley during a daylight arrest on March 2010.
The graphic video of police…Read full post
DETROIT (AP) — Popular Detroit pastor and gospel singer Marvin Winans was assaulted and carjacked Wednesday afternoon at a gas station on the city’s west side.
Four or five young men followed him from inside the gas station and attacked him while he pumped gas into his deep purple Infiniti QX56 SUV. Winans was at the Citgo Gas Station at Linwood and the Davison when he was robbed.
The carjackers robbed him and the vehicle was taken. The license…Read full post
By Scott Reckard, Andrew Tangel and Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times
Financial giant JPMorgan Chase’s stock sinks 6% after its stunning revelation of ‘egregious mistakes’ in a trading portfolio that lost $2 billion.
Barely four years after Wall Street’s wrong-way bets plunged the world into a financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase & Co. admitted it lost $2 billion from a trading portfolio that was supposed to have helped the bank manage credit risk.
“These were egregious mistakes,”…Read full post
By : The Associated Press
SAO PAULO — Brazil’s top court has backed sweeping affirmative action programs used in more than 1,000 universities across the nation, which has more Blacks than nearly any other country, yet where a severe gap in education equality between races persists.
The Supreme Court voted 7-1 vote late Thursday to uphold a federal program that has provided…Read full post
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former Kansas City woman who converted to Islam in 2005 said she was harassed for years at AT&T, and that the abuse boiled over in 2008 when her boss snatched her head scarf and exposed her hair.
Susann Bashir sued, and this week a Jackson County jury awarded her $5 million in punitive damages against Southwestern Bell/AT&T, where she worked as a fiber optics network builder for more than 10 years.
Earlier this year when Eric Migicovsky was looking for money to fund Pebble, his concept watch that works like a smartphone, he used the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter. So far, he has raised more than $7.1 million with nearly a week to go, making his project the most…Read full post
By Norm Bond
The Labor Department said Friday that employment increased in professional and business services, retail trade, and health care, but declined in transportation and warehousing. In addition non-farm payrolls rose by 115,000 last month. This was 50,000 lower than the anticipated estimate of about 165,000.
What about the all important unemployment number? Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (7.5 percent), adult women (7.4 percent), teenagers (24.9 percent), whites (7.4 percent), Asians…Read full post