A new study reveals that Hispanics and not African-Americans have been hit the hardest during the recession. The study, released by the Pew Foundation with data collected from the Census Bureau, indicates that Hispanics have had the largest wealth decline of any group since the country went into a recession. Hispanics households median wealth declined […]

TENNESSEE — The FBI is investigating a video from a Tennessee police car dashcam that shows police stripping a man naked and then beating and tasing him. Darren Ring, a 34-year-old man from New Johnsonville, suffered a punctured lung and cracked ribs from the brutal beating. Cops descended on Ring’s neighborhood when they heard reports […]

In early 2001, America’s economic future was rosy: Our government was sitting on a massive budget surplus, and the Congressional Budget Office predicted that the next 10 years would carry our nation down the path of seemingly endless prosperity. This was a good time for President George W. Bush to push through a set of […]

LOS ANGELES — At the 102nd annual NAACP convention, NAACP President, Ben Jealous, compared new voter ID laws to “Jim Crow.” He also blamed them on the “most racist and conservative elements in the Tea Party.” Reuters reports: NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said a wave of newly enacted photo-ID requirements stemmed from what he saw […]

The hotel maid who says Dominque Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her may have compromised her legal case by doing an interview with Newsweek Magazine. Nafissatou Diallo broke her silence Monday, revealing details of the case. The New York Times says it is “virtually unheard of” for a person alleging sexual assault to identify herself during […]

A new exhibit by Dominican artist Manuel Tony Peralta aims to explore the issues of skin color, hair texture, self-esteem and what it means to be Latino and Black. The exhibit, titled “Complejo,” which means complex in Spanish, features the face of Dominican former MLB superstar Sammy Sosa, who over a year ago began a […]

A Georgia mother could face up to 3 years in prison for jaywalking with her son moments before he was struck by a drunk driver and killed. Raquel Nelson, 30, was convicted on July 12 of second-degree vehicular homicide, reckless conduct, and failure to use a crosswalk during the incident in April 2010. The drunk […]

Former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur said he’s being replaced by Rev. Al Sharpton because Sharpton is friendlier to the White House. Uygur left MSNBC last week after holding down the network’s 6PM slot since January. “A friend of mine just suggested that I watch the ’60 Minutes’ piece from a couple of months ago on […]

The pharmaceutical drug industry has seen a huge decline in popularity of branded medicines in the past year — 2010 being the first year ever when all of the ten most popular medicines in the U.S. were cheap generics. Soon, generic versions of seven of the world’s 20 best-selling drugs will be available, hinting that […]

CHICAGO — According to Chicago Police, this past weekend a 35-year-old man put on a black wig and a pink halter top and shot another man at a dice-game over a woman they were both dating. The Chicago Sub-Times reports: Supermarket grocery bagger LePaul Williams, 35, allegedly donned a black wig, pink halter top and […]