Cultural Issues

What I Learned From My Interracial Relationships: Raise Your Standards

What I Learned From My Interracial Relationships: Raise Your Standards

I dated mostly white men in my younger years.  I attended predominately white schools during those years and I had a lot of white friends, so relationships with white men developed as a result.  I grew up in a single-parent household where husband and wife roles were non-existent. Thankfully it didn’t matter because white men showed me […]

GMO Labeling Bill, Prop 37, Not Passed in California

GMO Labeling Bill, Prop 37, Not Passed in California

With the conclusion of election night, the very important GMO labeling bill, Proposition 37,  did not pass in the state of California.  A little over 53% of California voters have voted against the bill that would require the mandatory labeling of raw and processed food if the food contain genetically modified organisms. This campaign marks the end of […]

Reactions to Everyday Stress Can Predict Your Future Health

Reactions to Everyday Stress Can Predict Your Future Health

A recent study done by researchers at Penn State conclude that the way people react to everyday stressors determine whether they will suffer future health consequences. According to David Almeida, professor of human development and family studies,  the way we handle everyday stress plays an important role on our future health. “Our research shows that how you […]

The Perfect Storm Strikes America During the 2012 Election

The Perfect Storm Strikes America During the 2012 Election

Massive destruction approaches America’s east coast region as Hurricane Sandy speeds towards landfall, the mega storm drenches east coast while it is still at sea, and the storm could surge this evening. Sandy could impact election turnout in November. From CBS News: The super-storm, threatening 50 million Americans, gained strength Monday. The storm has 90 mph […]

The General Who Planned The Afghanistan Surge Is Heading To Africa

The General Who Planned The Afghanistan Surge Is Heading To Africa

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday nominated a former senior commander in Afghanistan as the new head of the military’s Africa Command, which oversees US security efforts on the continent. The change in leadership comes amid growing concerns over Al-Qaeda’s affiliates in the region, particularly in Mali, and a deadly attack on a US consulate […]

Black Woman Burned Alive by KKK for Wearing Obama T-Shirt

Black Woman Burned Alive by KKK for Wearing Obama T-Shirt

“Post-racial society, huh? Notice that the media no longer utters that utterly ridiculous phrase after the multiplicity of race-based episodes the last four years. The latest is a gruesome exemplification of racial animus directed at President Obama but tragically incurred by an innocent Louisiana black woman minding her own business, the media reports. KNOE 8 […]