Even if a black man is never called a nigger in the job application process, racism is alive and well in today’s competitive marketplace. In a powerful editorial for the NY Times, it’s made clear that the deck is stacked firmly against African Americans in ways that are incredibly destructive.
Police officers in Inkster, Michigan pulled Floyd Dent over for maybe, possibly not completely stopping at a stop sign and then brutally beat the 57-year-old man who had no prior arrests or convictions of any kind.One of the officers, Bill “Robocop” Melendez has since been fired and charged with felony assault, mistreatment of a prisoner and misconduct in the brutal beating of Floyd Dent.Prosecutors dismissed the drug charges against Dent.
It’s Tuesday, November 25th, 2014. Ferguson, Missouri is burning.
I live several states east of there, but I’ve sat up all night watching live streaming feeds of the rioting in Ferguson and St. Louis, MO. The grand jury’s decision to whitewash and stonewall the murder of Michael Brown came out at 9 PM hereabouts. I think the first police car on fire came an hour later, and the night devolved into one store after another being looted and burned.
The white flour used to bake white bread has been stripped of its outer shell (the bran), which depletes the grain’s feel-full fiber content. Eating it spikes your insulin levels, Dr. Decotiis says. In a recent Spanish study, researchers tracked the eating habits and weights of more than 9,000 people and found that those who ate two or more servings of white bread a day were 40% more likely to become overweight or obese over a five-year period compared to those who ate less of it.
Be careful at the pump because you could have your identity compromised. Inspectors in Florida found 80 skimming devices at gas stations.
This man was given 8 days to prove that his dog wasn’t a “banned breed.” When he couldn’t do it in time, the dog was seized and killed.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is recalling all its ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet after a sample tested positive for the deadly bacteria Listeria.
Once the contamination was discovered in a randomly selected pint of Jeni’s ice cream, the company “made the swift decision to cease all ice cream production and sales” until “all products are ensured to be 100% safe,” the company announced on its website Thursday.
“We have called in experts to help us find the root cause. We will be working with our suppliers to determine if the bacteria was introduced by one of the ingredients we use. We will not reopen the kitchen until we can ensure the safety of our customers,” a statement from Jeni’s CEO John Lowe reads.
The company is not aware of anyone getting sick from the contamination, but the recall announcement comes in the wake of an expanded recall of Blue…
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Paramount is sending a free DVD of Selma to every high school in America, public and private, as part of an extended “Selma for Students” initiative.
Director Ava DuVernay made the announcement at a United Nations event on Thursday night where U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power was present. Companion study guides will also be made available to the nation’s tens of thousands of high schools for any teachers who want to teach the movie in their classrooms.
The movie about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march from Montgomery to Selma, Ala. came at a pivotal time in American politics, hitting theaters between a spate of racially charged incidents of police brutality that sparked major protests. Paramount executive Megan Colligan pointed out in a statement that the nation’s high schoolers are a particularly important audience for the film.
“With many of these students preparing to vote for the first time in next…
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