*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.
California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom has named Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as the state?s first-ever Surgeon General.
As a pediatrician, entrepreneur and nonprofit CEO, Dr. Burke Harris has dedicated her professional career to understanding the link between adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in children, and the effect both have on future health outcomes.
*If you haven’t heard, veteran NBC news man Tom Brokawis sitting in some deeeeep hot water today because of the comments he made Sunday on “Meet the Press.”
Brokaw, 78, has already apologized for saying that Hispanic immigrants need to do a better job of assimilating to the United States and teaching their children to speak English, but as you may have already guessed (our headline’s a good clue), Hispanic groups, including the National Association of Hispanic Journalists/NAHJis not satisfied and is not having it, according to Richard Prince’s Journal-isms blog.
(Via Yahoo News) – They’re red and white and debated all over.
The baseball caps embroidered with the campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” are synonymous with President Donald Trump’s administration, and have become a hot-button topic, especially in the wake of a racially charged confrontation last week near Washington’s Lincoln Memorial.
Many, including actress and activist Alyssa Milano, now are calling the baseball caps the modern-day white hoods of the Ku Klux Klan, representing a white nationalist ideology pushed by the president.
*You could argue that this is a case of taking fandom too far. So far that it got a pair of Texas politicians in hot water that they had to resign. What did they do? They allegedly misused public funds to attend an event on Michelle Obama’s book tour.
As a result, Forest Hill, Texas, Mayor Lyndia Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Beckie Hayes submitted their resignations on Wednesday, ahead of a public hearing over alleged misconduct and expenses related to the former first lady’s book tour event in Dallas last year.
ATLANTA ?The NAACP Georgia State Conference President Phyllis T. Blake filed complaints with the State Board of Elections for possible voter suppression tactics regarding malfunctions of the touch screen machines in Bartow,Cobb, Henry and Dodge Counties.
The Georgia NAACP has received complaints from several voters on touch screen irregularities when attempting to select Stacey Abrams as their choice for governor ? the machines instead chose Secretary of State Brian Kemp. In other instances, machines showed ballots being cast before any the person actually voted.
*Have you ever wondered what kind of conditions African Americans had to endure at the start and end of the Civil War?
Did D.C. follow the lead of other states or was it the first to shift from the attitude of Emancipation? What were the ripple effects of the Reconstruction Era? All of these questions will be answered if you read on.
The Reconstruction Era of Washington D.C. had 2 transformations that have been known to be quite long-lasting. The transformations were the exponential growth of the city and the end of slavery. The Congress was being constantly told by the Abolitionists to stop slavery ? especially in D.C.
Congress, on the other hand, was dominated by interests of holding on to slavery and hence wouldn?t shift from their current stand.