One in 28 Kids Has a Parent in Prison: Study

Statistics show sad reality in America

Daniel Tencer                                                           

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The United States Incarceration Rate is Highest in the World

The US’s exceptionally high rate of incarceration is causing economic damage not only to the people behind bars but to their children and taxpayers as a whole, a new study finds.The study (PDF) from the Pew Research Center’s Economic Mobility Project, released Tuesday, reports that the US prison population has more than quadrupled since 1980, from 500,000 to 2.3 million, making the US’s incarceration rate the highest in the world, beating former champions like Russia and South Africa. Continue reading

GOP Rep. West Urges Black Voters to Follow ‘Underground Railroad’ Away From Democrats

 

Republican Rep. Allen West, describing himself as a “modern-day Harriet  Tubman,” said Wednesday he wants to lead black voters on an underground railroad  away from the Democratic  Party.

The Florida congressman, who is black, was responding to a raucous town hall  meeting hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Tuesday in Detroit.  Participants vented to Democratic Rep. Maxine  Waters, who in turn voiced frustration with President  Obama and asked the crowd to “unleash” her and other black lawmakers on the White  House. Continue reading

Why do Blacks Vote for Democrats

Democratic Party has not Uphold it’s end of the Bargain with Blacks

Jarrod Horton

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The Democratic Party has had a strong hold on the black vote for some time now.  Why do blacks continue to support the democrats? Why do blacks continue to vote at all? Many disagree with me and my decision not to vote. I have heard a lot of people say that I am the problem with society, that my ancestors died for the right for me to vote and I’m obligated to take advantage of it. I disagree I think uneducated voters are the problem, and that my ancestors died for a whole lot more than the right to vote. Continue reading

New Hip Hop CD Provides Multiplication Times Table Tips that Helps Parents & Teachers Make Learning Math Fun

Children struggling in math can use new teaching strategies designed to provide an exciting and effective way to teach students multiplication facts. The ‘Learning with Lil’ D’ educational CD combines professionally produced hip-hop music and lyrics to appeal to seven to 12 year old children. 

CHICAGO—With new teaching strategies that include using hip hop, Move Studio Chicago, a group of teachers, producers and songwriters teamed up to create “Multiplying with Lil’ D” an educational CD to improve the declining test scores of children in both urban and rural educational systems facing high deficiency in mathematics. Based in Chicago, Move Studio Chicago offers the Lil D CD online at www.lildlearning.com. Continue reading

Married Pastor Arrested after Allegedly Passing HIV to Women in His Church

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

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Pastor Craig Lamar Davis looks like any other healthy, happy, heterosexual pastor with good family values. He was once a preacher at the Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta and a pillar of leadership in the community. Also, like a lot of men at the front of the church, the pastor had a thing for the ladies.

Another thing you might want to know about Davis, according to authorities, is that the pastor is HIV positive. He also didn’t seem to care who else became HIV positive after he slept with them. Continue reading

The Way I See It: What Happen to Truth?

The Truth!! Uncut, untainted, straight forward and most important, UNSOLICITED!!!

By: Lance Garnett

Staff Writer

What happened to the truth?  When did we get so scared of the truth?  It seems like everyday, every hour, we get more and more comfortable with the lies we are being told and sold every day.  To make things worse, we have become more comfortable telling the lies ourselves.  Our government, our elected leaders, pastors, priest, etc., lie to us every day and we readily accept it. Continue reading

Supreme Court Backs Off Strict Enforcement of Miranda Rights

Once a suspect has been informed of his rights, he has the duty to invoke them, the justices say. The decision reinstates a murder conviction based largely on a suspect’s one-word answer to police.

David G. Savage

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The Supreme Court backed off Tuesday from strict enforcement of its historic Miranda decision, ruling that a crime suspect’s words can be used against him if he fails to clearly tell police that he does not want to talk. In the past, the court said the “burden rests on the government” to show that a crime suspect had “knowingly and intelligently waived” his rights. Some police departments tell officers not to begin questioning until a suspect has waived his rights, usually by signing a waiver form.

 

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