Black Caucus Seeks to Dissolve Atlanta Cities | News

Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus has filed suit seeking to dissolve the municipalities of Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Milton, Chattahoochee Hills and Johns Creek. The caucus said state lawmakers broke the 1965 Voting Rights Act to create majority white voting areas.  Officials from the cities mentioned in the lawsuit said that is not true. Wendell Willard, an … Continue reading

Japan| Plant Hit by Second Nuclear Blast| News

No relief for a Japanese nuclear power plant that was hit by a second explosion.  The plant is located in an area that was rocked by an earthquake and tsunami on Friday. The explosion occurred mid-morning Monday, while workers were battling to bring down temperatures inside the Fukushima Number One nuclear power plant’s number three … Continue reading

FAST Facts| Guinea Worm Disease| News

Excerpt from the article “The Riddle of Jimmy Carter” by Nicholas Dawidoff, Feb. 1, 2011 Guinea worm has been an excruciating human scourge dating back to biblical times, when it was known as the Fiery Serpent, and is thought to have tormented the followers of Moses. Once someone becomes infected from drinking stagnant water, a … Continue reading

New Music| Lupe Fiasco|”All Black Everything”| Audio

Lupe has been on a roll lately, putting out freestyles and whole songs in support of his upcoming album, Lasers (March 8).  This cut, “All Black Everything” takes a “what if” approach to the idea that black people stayed in Africa and never took that vacation to America.  Lupe reportedly says this is the best … Continue reading

Student Unrest at University of Puerto Rico

Administrators prepare for walkouts and more protests as their students take civic action at the University of Puerto Rico . Get up, stand up! Students are demanding that university officials eliminate an $800 yearly fee that officials hope to impose this year, saying it will help to reduce the system’s budget deficit. Students already pay … Continue reading

Dope boys go crazy? Gucci Mane in mental facility

He spoke of an emergency in his song “911,” but is this what he meant? The rapper, born Radric Davis, filed a “Special Plea of Mental Incompetency” in a Georgia courtroom last Monday, claiming he was in no state to fight prosecutors’ efforts to revoke his probation. Gucci Mane was reportedly ordered into custody and … Continue reading

Black Voters: No Tea For Me

Article first published as Report Says Tea Party is Losing Black Vote on Technorati. Seemingly a foregone conclusion to those on the left, a study shows that the Tea Party is losing the black vote as the mid-term elections approach. According to data released Sunday by PJTV’s Tea Party TV, the percentage of black voters … Continue reading