Cultural Issues

GMO Labeling to Come to Whole Foods Market

GMO Labeling to Come to Whole Foods Market

We did it! People who spoke up against the misleading labeling of Whole Foods products, finally had their voices heard. In a recent commitment to the GMO labeling initiative, Whole Foods, Inc. announced on March 08, 2013, that they will provide full GMO transparency, giving suppliers 5 years to label their products containing GMO’s. Here’s an excerpt from their […]

Happy International Woman’s Day!

Happy International Woman’s Day!

Today isn’t about buying flowers or taking the woman that you love out to dinner; it’s about the important roles that every woman and girl play in their households, communities, and in the world. It’s a movement dedicated toward the social, political, and economical empowerment of women everywhere. Here’s just a few stories of women […]

Farrakhan Urges Blacks to Purchase Land and to Recruit Gang Members to Protect It

Farrakhan Urges Blacks to Purchase Land and to Recruit Gang Members to Protect It

The Minister Louis Farrakhan, 79, delivered his annual Saviors’ Day sermon on Sunday. As is usually the case, the three-hour address covered a variety of topics ranging from current events to the faith leader’s contentious views on race relations. Of particular note was an economic plan he posited — one in which African Americans would […]

As US job markets and economy recovers, African Americans are still left behind

As US job markets and economy recovers, African Americans are still left behind

A recent article published by Russia Today,  points out the growing disparity between employed and unemployed African Americans. According the the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall unemployment decreased to 7.9 percent in October 2012, while the rate increased from 13.9 percent to 14.3 percent for African Americans. The unemployment rate of black youth is even more disparaging as 21.4 […]

BET’s President Explains Why She Doesn’t Offer More Positive Programming

BET’s President Explains Why She Doesn’t Offer More Positive Programming

 BET’s President, Debra Lee, commented on the style of programming being offered by her network and the response from her viewers.   At the same time, Sheila Johnson, co-founder of BET, criticized the network for it’s offerings, stating that the company squandered a chance to give black America a voice.  Lee and Johnson’s remarks open the door […]

Black Men And Women Still Have Twice The Risk To Develop Fatal Heart Disease

Black Men And Women Still Have Twice The Risk To Develop Fatal Heart Disease

Despite the advancement in treatments for heart disease, a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association  suggests that black men and women are still twice as likely to develop heart disease compared to white men and women. The black community is known to have higher risk factors  for diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and […]