Some of us have already been frustrated by the beginning of the George Zimmerman trial for his murder of Trayvon Martin. The unknown outcome has the nation on pins and needles seeking a victory for whoever they support in the case, but mainly for justice for Trayvon’s death.
Many of us have become perturbed with the star witness Rachel Jenteal. Some believe she is losing the case for the state because of her demeanor toward Zimmerman’s attorney, Don West. It is apparent that Jenteal is frustrated by West’s examination of her and West used the communication barrier between himself and Jenteal as one way of attacking her credibility and intelligence. At one point, he even said, “Can you understand English?” He then tried to add the caveat that he knows that she is of Haitian descent to clean up his jab. But she, in her full understanding of English replied: “I don’t understand you, I do understand English.”
But the barrier between Jeantel and this white man first, attorney second, has led to a divisive exchange between the two that is reflective of our divided country. The lack of understanding between minorities, specifically blacks, and the white population have Continue reading →
Have you ever given a speech? Have you ever given a speech for 11 hours? Yeah, that’s what we thought! Unbelievable, right?
Well, it’s time to stand and applaud the incredible Texas state senator Wendy Davis for her heroic 11-hour filibuster that stopped a bill that would’ve closed all but five of the abortion clinics in Texas, due to the bill’s requirement for all abortion clinics to have ambulatory surgical center licenses. The Republican bill would also prevent abortions at 20 weeks or more, set restrictions on use of an abortion pill and give no exceptions for women who have psychological conditions or who become pregnant through rape or incest. But with all that, Texas Governor Rick Perry vowed to bring the bill back…but not before he took a swipe at Davis with her own past teenage pregnancy. Yeah…he went there. Continue reading →
The college experience is becoming big banking business and those students entering college in the fall will get the raw end of the deal in pursuit of their education.
On Monday, July 1, the government is set to double the interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent as the chairman of the Senate education panel, Sen. Tom Harkin’s petitions for lawmakers to “put this off for a year” fell on deaf ears. But it is possible that Harkin and his colleagues could “retroactively restore” the current interest rate after the fourth of July, according to ABC. Continue reading →
Geneticists and fertility doctors have claimed over the last decade that they can help you choose your baby’s physical traits, avoid disease inherent in the child, and even choose the gender through pre-genetic testing.
But now Britain is planning to give the parents even more options by adding another more genetically favorable volunteer to their baby concoction. The scientists are threatening to genetically modify the embryo which is being held under much scrutiny for the ethical question that all scientists SHOULD ask themselves, “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” The Frankenstein concept is being attempted again with scientists’ attempt to essentially create life. Continue reading →
The worst thing that can happen to anyone is to be the victim of a crime, especially a brutal crime.
One woman endured a brutal and senseless attack in front of her 3-year-old child when a man broke into her Millburn, New Jersey, home while they were sitting together watching cartoons, Friday, June 21, according to the New York Daily News. The man immediately began punching the woman in her face, kicking in her face after returning from her upstairs, and all in front of her child, who he did not acknowledge in any way.
The woman also had an 18-month-old child sleeping upstairs, who she probably feared he would harm, but he did not. Police reported that the perpetrator robbed the woman for an “undetermined amount of jewelry” and Continue reading →
Texas is known for having a no nonsense approach to their inmates on death row. They ensure that those convicted and placed on death row are indeed dealt their punishment without a lengthy ride on death row.
Kimberly McCarthy, 52, was executed by a lethal injection of pentobarbital, Wednesday, June 26, and pronounced dead at 6:37 pm. She was on death row for the brutal 1997 murder and robbery of her 71-year-old neighbor, retired professor Dorothy Booth. We reported in January that she had received a reprieve from death at that time because, according to her attorney, a predominantly white jury was “improperly selected on the basis of race.” Out of 12 jury members, 11 of them were white. Continue reading →
A trip to the zoo is always fascinating to children. They see all types of animals and even sometimes get to interact with them by feeding them or simply getting close.
But some children find fun in taunting the animals. They might eat a sandwich in front of them and rub their tummy or give them the googly eyes and try to mimick the animal, none of which are appreciated by the animal. Every now and then, the animals get to strike back and some children at the Dallas Zoo were on the receiving end…of a gorilla! Continue reading →
Artists do an important job in opening the eyes and minds of all that are willing to embark on a visual experience. But, some artists take it a step further and involve their viewers into their work.
Leandra Erlich is a known optical illusionist who was commissioned by the Barbican in London to provide an installation of one of his popular art pieces. The piece chosen is a Victorian home with protruding ledges at the windows for everyone of all ages to live out their Spiderman experience. The photos taken at the location after Erlich’s completed the installation that opened in East London Wednesday, show families scaling the house…with the help of a ginormous mirror, according to ThisisCollossal.comContinue reading →