From Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch gave a strange response when asked about plans for mainstream news websites to charge for content, declaring, “The current days of the internet will soon be over.” He was making reference to the fact that corporate media websites cannot continue to survive under their current failing business model. […]

From The Obama administration has joined the ranks of activist groups arguing that a major aspect of the nation’s drug sentencing laws is unfair to African Americans, specifically poor inner-city residents. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer asked Congress Wednesday to pass legislation ending the so-called 100-to-1 disparity in sentences for crack and powder cocaine […]

The New York chapter of the Council For American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is hosting their annual banquet and fundraiser this Saturday, May 9th at Vanderbilt Hall of the NYU Law School. If you are in the New York City area this weekend, try to check it out! The keynote speaker, Hatem Bazian, is actually a distinguished […]

UPDATE: Pregnant Briton To Escape Death Penalty In Laos A British woman who had been facing possible execution in Laos will escape the death sentence because she is pregnant, a spokesman for the Laotian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The country’s criminal law prohibits courts from sentencing pregnant women to death, spokesman Khenthong Nuanthasing told CNN. […]

Amount of people in the U.S. diagnosed with swine flu: 253 Amount of people in the U.S. diagnosed with AIDS: 468,578 Amount of people who have died from swine flu this year in the U.S.: 1 Amount of people who have died from AIDS this year in the U.S.: 5,000 (est.) Amount of people worldwide […]

From Did Seinfeld’s Michael Richards cross a line from comedy to cruelty when he tried to handle a heckler by simply referring to the man by the N-word repeatedly? He ostensibly felt very comfortable venturing there, being a member of the white majority. But how does society decide what is appropriate subject-matter for comics […]

From New York Gov. Paterson’s historically low ratings have sunk even deeper — with only 19 percent of New York voters approving of his performance, according to a Marist College poll released yesterday. In March, a Marist survey found his public approval rating to be a then-record-low 26 percent. Dr. Lee Miringoff, the poll’s […]

From Latasha Mitchell, 22 Howard University, Washington D.C. Racial background: Multiracial (Black, White, Native American) “Yes, I do think that racism is still a problem on many college campuses across the country, but I think it is more covert nowadays. I think most people are scared of being labeled as a racist. Everyone is […]

From The latest video from Somalia’s al Qaeda-backed Al-Shabaab wing is as slickly produced as a reality TV show but with a startling message — complete with a hip-hop jihad vibe. “Mortar by mortar, shell by shell, only going to stop when I send them to hell,” the unidentified voice raps on the video, […]

From Lola Adesioye for Jack&Jill Politics: In the UK, the police tactic of ’stop and search’, when a police officer stops and searches you on suspicion of being a likely criminal, has always been highly controversial. It is the police misuse of stopping and searching – a tactic that requires little justification or evidence apart […]

Local high school basketball standout John Wall, one of the nation’s top uncommitted college prospects, has been cited with breaking and entering, Raleigh police said Monday. Johnathan Hildred Wall, a 6-4 playmaker, averaged 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists for Raleigh Word of God Christian Academy this past season. He is the No. 1-ranked […]

A Dallas Cowboys scouting assistant was permanently paralyzed from the waist down after his spine was severed during the collapse of the team’s tent-like practice structure in a severe storm. The team announced Rich Behm was in stable condition at Parkland Hospital on Sunday after surgery to stabilize a fracture to the thoracic spine. The […]