Archive for March 1st, 2015

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has set standard for recreational marijuana use.

Possessing Small Amounts of Marijuana Is Now Legal in Jamaica and Washington, D.C.

Jamaica and Washington, D.C.,  have legalized small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Jamaica’s parliament recently gave final approval to decriminalize possession of up to two ounces of marijuana. Their parliament also approved the “Cannabis Licensing Authority” to regulate the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medical and scientific uses. Cultivation of up to five plants is permitted. The bill […]

TJX, which owns T.J. Max, recently announced that is raising the pay for part-time and full-time employees.

TJX Companies to Raise Pay for Part-Time and Full-Time Sales Associates

Following a path blazed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., TJX Companies Inc., owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post Associates, announced last week that it will raise the salaries of its part-time and full-time hourly U.S. store associates. U.S. part-time hourly associates will earn at least $9 per hour beginning in June. And sometime in 2016, hourly associates […]

Black volunteers are being sought for a study concerning Alzheimer's

Study Seeks African-American Volunteers to Test Drug That Slows Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

  By Frederick H. Lowe A study partly funded by the National Institute on Aging is seeking African-American volunteers to participate in clinical trials to test an investigational drug designed to slow the development of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. The National Institute of Aging, a federal agency, and Eli Lilly & Company, a pharmaceutical manufacturer based […]

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Beyonce Sings Tribute To Black Men

Beyonce Sings Tribute To Black Men

Beyonce, backed by an all-black male choir, sings “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” as a  tribute to African-American men. During the tribute, black men talked  about their lives. The video presented here was made during a rehearsal for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards show, which aired on CBS February 8th.

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Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman will not face federal prosecution.

Zimmerman Escapes Again: Feds Won’t File Charges Against Him for Trayvon Martin’s Death

The U.S. Justice Department announced on Tuesday that it would not pursue criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who shot and killed an unarmed Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. “The death of Trayvon Martin was a devastating tragedy. It shook an entire community, drew attention of million across the nation, and sparked a painful but […]

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Marcus Books, the nation's oldest African-American owned bookstore has closes its San Francisco location.

Marcus Books Closes Its San Francisco Chapter

By Frederick H. Lowe Marcus Book Stores, the nation’s oldest African-American-owned bookstore, has closed its San Francisco location after the landlord wrote the final chapter by evicting the bookseller for not paying rent. Marcus Books, named in honor of Marcus Garvey who often was referred to as Black Moses, was founded in 1960 in San Francisco by Ray and Julian […]

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David Axelrod and “Yes We Can”

David Axelrod and “Yes We Can”

by Rosemary Eng MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.—When the nod of approval came from wife Michelle, Barack Obama grabbed hold of the “Yes We Can” banner and strode with it to win the presidency. David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama, helped craft the now-famous slogan. He liked it but couldn’t convince his boss that the slogan was not too corny […]

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Group Sues Large Bank for Housing Discrimination

Group Sues Large Bank for Housing Discrimination

The Fair Housing Justice Center Inc. has sued M&T Bank Corp., alleging that bank discriminates in mortgage lending against African Americans, Hispanics and South Asians. “A two-year testing investigation, conducted by FHJC, learned that non-whites were encouraged to buy homes in mostly minority neighborhoods through the Buffalo, N.Y.-based bank’s “Get Started” program, but white testers were never told about program. […]

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