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Texas Executes 500th Death Row Inmate Kimberly McCarthy

Kimberly McCarthy, 52, is the 500th inmate to be executed on Texas' death row, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

Kimberly McCarthy, 52, is the 500th inmate to be executed on Texas’ death row, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

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

First Lady’s Chicago High School Alma Mater to Charge Students for 7th Period

Whitney Young Magnet High School may have to charge students $500 for 7th period according to principal Joyce Kenner in  a letter to her school's community on Thurday, June 20, 2013.

Whitney Young Magnet High School may have to charge students $500 for 7th period according to principal Joyce Kenner in a letter to her school’s community on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

The schools across America are either having budget problems or someone is mismanaging the heck out of the resources because we’ve already reported that the teachers are having to put money in the pot, but now the students?

Believe it or not, Michelle Obama’s alma mater, Chicago’s Whitney Young Magnet High School, may be forced to charge students $500 for a 7th period class if they want to take more than the required six classes.  The extreme measures were announced by the school’s principal Joyce Kenner on Thursday in a letter to parents, teachers and faculty to make up the just over $1 million in budget cuts the school is facing, according to the Huffington Post. Continue reading

Jesse Jackson Asked to Defend Chicago’s Strong Gun Laws (Video)

Jesse Jackson is repeatedly pressed on the issue of strong gun laws in Chicago.

It seems that the Fiscal Cliff isn’t the only debate gaining momentum.  There is still the major issue of gun control reform making a segue into 2013, and activists and politicians are choosing sides…well, except Jesse Jackson.

When visiting CNN and asked about the gun control issue, though he gave profound insight into the issue of gun violence, he still avoided the question of whether the gun laws should be more strongly reformed. Continue reading

Caesar’s Palace Adds $17 Million Buffet in Las Vegas

There is no better testament to the over eating going on in America than our buffets.  The trough’s are getting more and more diverse and plentiful throughout the nation.  The buffet is the big bang for our buck and perfect for feeding a gang of folks for one flat price.  How can we resist?

It’s even more obvious that buffets are a big money maker when a super buffet like Caesar’s Palace new $17 million Bacchanal Buffet opened Monday on the Las Vegas strip.  The buffet boasts more than Continue reading

Conn. Mayor to Latinos: ‘I Might Have Tacos’ Sparks OUTRAGE! (Video)

Latino activist groups send East Haven, Ct. Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. 500 tacos after he makes racist remark "I might have tacos" when asked how he would support Latino community in an interview Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

Connecticut is brimming with mental illness today!  First there’s a cannibal on the loose for over a month, then the mayor of East Haven loses his marbles and, basically, flips off the Latino comment with a racial remark when asked how he would support the Latino community in a racial profiling and harassment case that has called for the arrests of four officers on federal charges for violating the constitutional rights of Latinos in the East Haven community. Continue reading

Census Results Find the Poorest County in America

The census results are in and things don’t look good for one county in the country.  The decade before the census wasn’t good for the county either, but somehow they stayed above water.  The recession hit though and now…here we are at 2,500 most impoverished people in the nation.

We thought that Wayne county, which includes Detroit, Mi., would’ve been the county that was hit the hardest, but it is actually Ziebach County in South Dakota where  most of the residents Continue reading