*Insys Therapeutics which makes and markets the powerful painkiller fentanyl has a big problem with legal marijuana. The company has donated $500,000 toward defeating an Arizona ballot initiative that would make recreational use of marijuana legal in the state.
*We don’t know how this is gonna go down with folks who look up to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., but documents ascribed to FBI spying on the late civil rights leader allege he had affairs with 40 women and watched on as a pastor raped a women in the 1960s, a new report claims.
This explosive information – which details newly released FBI memos – is scheduled to be published in the June edition of Standpoint, a UK magazine, according to the Times of London.
*Dorian Wanzer travels frequently for work. And almost every time she steps out of an airport body scanner, security screeners pull her aside and run their fingers through her hair. It?s called a hair pat-down.
?It happens with my natural Afro, when I have braids or two-strand twists. Regardless,? said Wanzer, who lives in Washington, D.C. ?At this point in my life I have come to expect it, but that doesn?t make it any less invasive and frustrating.?
*Lord have mercy! According to a report from the Women’s Refugee Center (WRC), what’s happening to African migrants is absolutely INHUMANE and HORRIBLE and needs looked into immediately.
?Our findings are deeply disturbing,? said Dr. Sarah Chynoweth, sexual violence project director and consultant to WRC, who led the research. ?Sexual violence against female and male refugees and migrants appears to be widespread along the migration route, particularly in Libya.”
*Things got real wild and crazy, not to mention, downright frightening on a cruise ship off the coast of Norway over the weekend.
Videos and photos from freaked out passengers show the Viking Sky cruise ship tilting nearly 45 degrees in choppy waters, sending excursionists and furniture sliding across rooms and tiles falling from the ceiling.
*(Via Culture Banx) – For years the biggest U.S. bank J.P.Morgan (JPM +1.15%) has exemplified the industry trend of cutting back their branches in less affluent areas, now it?s taking a new approach to increase deposits in these communities.
*(Via The Conversation) – Increased funding, targeted prevention efforts and better treatment have helped to slow down the HIV epidemic in the United States. The number of new HIV-positive cases has decreased significantly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the number of new HIV diagnoses declining by 19 percent from 2005 to 2014.
This is not the case in many parts of the country, however. As AIDS and public health researchers, we are among those who are alarmed by areas in the southern United States where the numbers of cases have not declined and even more by the areas in which increases have occurred.