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ALFREDO ESTRELLA/Getty Images They say crime doesn’t pay, but over time, gangsters have proven otherwise. In the early part of the 20th century, a gangster’s profit was measured by how much liquor sales they acquired during prohibition. Since then, the narrative of gangsters transitioned into gambling and drug trafficking. In the seventies, gangsters made a […]

President Barack Obama compared GOP rivals who oppose his energy plans to the Spanish and Italian people who doubted Christopher Columbus’s belief that the world was round, saying that they would have been in the “flat earth society” in Columbus’s days. He also compared his opponents to the critics of the television and the automobile, […]

BROOKLYN-Cassandra Byrd-Scolaro, a school teacher at Brooklyn’s PS 17 saved the life of a woman who had overdosed on drugs by performing CPR on her, and got middle finger for a thank you. Byrd-Scolaro was waiting for the bathroom at an S & B Restaurant when she found there was an unconscious woman locked in […]

A new Bloomberg poll shows that a majority of people want right wing radio host, Rush Limbaugh fired for his recent misogynist comments about Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University Law student who testified to Congress about contraception. The poll comes after Limbaugh has loft several sponsors after protests and petitions of Limbaugh has led to […]

Former Miami Dolphin and current Chicago Bears wide receiver, Brandon Marshall allegedly punched a woman in the face during a night club fracas, according to the New York Post. Christin Myles woman claims that Marshall punched her in the face on her birthday, giving her a black eye as she was meeting with friends who […]

Jimmie Edwards, a St. Louis Juvenile Court judge attended a conference in New York City on justice in schools and the school to prison pipeline. The conference also included former New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye who also spoke up against the education system for many minorities that many believe prepares young men for […]

Rev. O’Neal Dozier, an African-American pastor and honorary chairman for Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign, has called on Mitt Romney to renounce Mormonism because of its history of racism. The Mormon Church has had an issue with race as it banned African Americans from becoming priests in their church until 1978, based on The Book Of […]

Public Policy Polling has released information about southern republican voters that show that many southerners still believe that President Barack Obama is a Muslim. It is no clear from the poll how these people have come to this conclusion. The information shows that only 14% of Alabama republicans believe that Obama is a Christian, while […]

BERKELEY-Jewish students at the University Of California at Berkeley have criticized Minister Louis Farrakhan’s recent speech that opened the Afrikan Black Coalition Conference which brought in students from across the state of California. In his speech, Farrakhan told Black students to create jobs for themselves and to learn more about Black history. He also brought […]

Reggae star, Buju Banton’s attorneys are appealing his case and are claiming that he was entrapped by a government informant. Buju Banton, real name Mark Myrie, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The government’s case against Buju Banton was based on the testimony of Alex Johnson a former cocaine seller turned government informant who […]

NAACP leaders will be in Geneva, Switzerland next week to get support for ending voter suppression in the USA. The group intends to lobby the United Nations there and to examine violations of minority voting rights in America at the U.N. Human Rights Council. SEE ALSO: Iranian Women Pose Nude To Protest Repression (NSFW VIDEO) […]