For years, the CIA has used drugs and drug dealers as a means to control politics and fight against governments that are both friendly and unfriendly with the U.S. From cocaine and heroin dealers the CIA has supported, paid and protected some very unscrupulous characters. Here is a list of the “Top 5 CIA Connected […]

The ladies of the daytime television show “The View” engaged in a deep discussion on the use of the n-word following the controversy surrounding a rock at the entrance of Republican Rick Perry’s hunting camp that read “Niggerhead.” Hosts Whoppi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd (both who are Black) and Barbara Walters all used the word on-air, talking […]

This week I plan to head to New York City to join scores of American citizens who’ve decided that Wall Street should be confronted for the financial crimes that have been committed against the American people. It is an awkward reunion for me as a Finance Professor, since I have hundreds of former students who’ve […]

Hormonal contraception may increase the chances of transmitting HIV between sex partners, according to a new study conducted in Africa. Researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle conducted a study on 3,790 women in Kenya, Botswana, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. They found that the women using hormonal contraceptives were twice as […]

Congress has developed a solid reputation as a group that does not work well together for legislative purposes. Based on a recent internal report, it’s not looking all that good for its employee base either. The much-anticipated “State of the Congressional Workplace” report (see PDF) is an overview of the employment climate on Capitol Hill […]

Popular black news website “The Root” recently released its “The Root 100 Honorees for 2011 list.” Using a unique measure which combines each honorees’ reach and substance, the list highlights the most influential African Americans between 25 and 45. We checked news, blogs, critical reviews, awards and our own sharp editorial instincts to nail down […]

Sesame Street is on a mission to tackle childhood hunger and homelessness premiering a new character whose background highlights children who live in such poverty. Lily, the newest muppet on Sesame Street, comes from an impoverished family and will make her debut in a primetime special on Oct. 9. “We are honored that Sesame Street, with […]

CHICAGO — Two high school football coaches are being accused of driving a group of teens to another student’s house so they could beat him over a disagreement about flip-flops. Fenger High School gained notoriety in 2009 after student, Derrion Albert, was beaten to death in a streetfight in an incident that was caught on […]

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain continues his meteoric rise as a new poll has him tied with former favorite Rick Perry for second behind Mitt Romney. The poll shows Cain and Perry tied at 16 percent, while Romney leads with an overwhelming 25 percent. “That is great news that says that the flavor of the […]

The insults towards the Obama family continue as a radio host took the time yesterday to compare First Lady Michelle Obama to Star Wars character, Chewbacca. The host, Jimmy Lakey, of 740 KVOR in Colorado said he heard the comparison in a cigar bar recently. He also said that his wife mentioned that Michelle wears […]