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Judge issues sentencing for two more Dallas City Hall Corruption Case defendants.
The law governing tightening the rules on credit card companies finally go into effect February 22. However, will it really help cardholders? Read Sen. Royce West's opinion.
Sexting is the practice of teenagers sending sexually explicit messages or images electronically, primarily between mobile phones. Technological improvements that are now standard on many mobile phones allow teenagers to easily distribute photographs and videos to boyfriends, girlfriends and friends. Some young Texans are even sexting to strangers they have only met online. The consequences can be dangerous and long-reaching. Including suspension, hinder attempts to go to college, receive scholarships or gain employment. Perhaps more alarming is the threat of legal prosecution.
Texas State Representative Terri Hodge pleads guilty to federal charge and agrees to resign from public office
In a surprising development this week, Texas State Representative Terri Hodge entered a plea of guilty to fraud and false statements on an income tax return. She faces a maximum statutory sentence of three years in prison, a $100,000 fine, and restitution to the IRS. As a condition of her plea with the government, Hodge, who was elected to the Texas House of Representatives, District 100, in 1996, and re-elected to the same position in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008, has agreed to resign her office and never seek or hold future public office. Click link above to read more.
The seventh annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism report, released by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that the H1N1 flu outbreak has exposed serious underlying gaps in the nation’s ability to respond to public health emergencies and that the economic crisis is straining an already fragile public health system
While the main stream media has covered the emotional comments of both supporters and detractors of Pat Robertson’s curse theory very little factual information has been provided regarding the negative impact on Haiti over the years by America’s duplicitous foreign policy. Tim Matthewson’s “A Pro-Slavery Foreign Policy”, Henry Louis Gates “The Curse on Haiti”, and Noam Chomsky’s “Year 501” provide excellent background information.
While recent polls do not validate the Republican proclamations that their gubernatorial wins in New Jersey and Virginia and senatorial win in Massachusetts are a repudiation of Obama’s presidency it is a well known fact that even a lie that is repeated often enough with conviction will become a reality for many. Republicans have pounced on this apparent voter backlash to put the Administration and the Democratic agenda on the defensive.
The State of Texas is trying to help jump start job growth by offering monetary incentives for hiring unemployed workers. The two year, $15 million program was funded by the Legislature last session. The Texas Back to Work program offers employers subsidized-wage reimbursement, retention bonsuses and other incentives for hiring qualified out-of-work Texans according to the Texas Workforce Commissions announcement last week.
Immediately after the tragedy, FBI Director Robert Mueller ordered a preliminary review of the FBI’s actions, as well any relevant policies and procedures that may have guided the FBI’s actions before the shooting. In addition, the Director asked for recommendations as to what changes should be made as a result of that review.
It is unfortunate and unbelievable to realize in the face of such human suffering people will try to steal from those who want to help. However the FBI has issued a warning to be careful when making online donations. Stick with organizations you know. For example, in one day nearly $1M was donated to the American Red Cross via $10 donations billed to your credit card when you text "HAITI" to 90999. (Photo: Getty Images)
Thursday, January 7, 2010 President Barack Obama laid out to the country the security failures that led to an attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day. The President took responsibility saying, "The buck stops with me." Read the full transcript of the President's speech here:
The world will never be at peace, till peace has found a home in the heart of each and every man; till every man understands for himself the divine natural order ordained by God and acts according to that natural order.
A new report released by the AARP finds that for many African-American women, not being able to manage their hair style is a key barrier to exercise. The report suggests that brisk walking for 10 minutes at a time, for a total of 150 minutes a week, can keep Black women active and alleviate some of the hair issues that come with more vigorous workouts.
US District Court Judge Barbara Lynn is considering overturning two verdicts in motions filed challenging the convictions of former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don and wife Sheila Hill in the largest public corruption trial in city of Dallas history. At the hearing on the motions, Judge Lynn expressed an inclination to grant the lawyers’ motion to set aside the convictions for conspiracy to commit deprivation of honest services.
African-American joblessness – nearly twice the national rate - is quickly becoming the first showdown between Black leaders and the nation’s first Black president as national Black and civil right leaders raise their voices telling the Obama Administration it’s time to end the jobs crisis in the Black community. Do you agree it is time to put pressure on the Obama Administration to begin to address the job problem - specifically in the African American community?
Nearly 26 percent of African American households are challenged in providing a meal for their families. The wealthiest nation in the world is losing ground in the battle against hunger throughout the country. The North Texas Food Bank points out the USDA Household Food Insecurity report ranked Texas as the second highest state for food insecurity behind only Miss., with 1.4 million Texas households at risk of hunger - - representing a jump from 14.8 percent to 16.3 since the last study. Nationally, 49 million Americans (including nearly 17 million children) are food insecure - - a staggering increase of 36 percent over the numbers released one year ago.