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September 29, 2014

Technology Makes Everyone An Entrepreneur

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April V. Taylor A recent column in USA Today took a closer look at how technology has turned everyone: business owners, employees and even the unemployed into entrepreneurs.  This is fueled by the fact technology has made it possible for people to work from anywhere.  The recession has also transformed both work and business.  In an attempt to cut costs, large corporations have begun to use part-timers and independent contractors…

Denver Students Walkout To Protest Whitewashing of American History

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April V. Taylor Hundreds of students walked out of their classrooms in suburban Denver last week.  The walkout was to protest a new curriculum that whitewashes American history in order to promote patriotism and downplay civil disobedience.  The walkout involved six high schools in Jefferson County, which is the state’s second-largest school district.  The walkout came on the heels of a sick-out by teachers that shut down two of the…

Black Women 5 Times More Likely To Have Abortion Than White Women

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April V. Taylor Abortion rates have been declining in the United States for the last 25 years and have reached the lowest rate since Roe v. Wade, but, according to the Centers for Disease Control, black women are still disproportionately affected, having abortions at 5 times the rate of white women.  While the reasons for the overall decline in abortion rates is widely discussed, few are looking at why black…

Cop Who Gunned Down Unarmed Black Man Must Pay His Own Legal Bills

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A cop who gunned down a black man looking for help after a car accident must now pay his own legal bills since the city is refusing to pay. Charlotte, North Carolina officials have stopped paying legal defense bills for Officer Randall Kerrick. In a curious outcome, the city had charged Kerrick with voluntary manslaυghter in the shοoting deαth of Jonathan Ferrell, while simultaneously paying his legal fees. In a…

Man Commits Suicide After Accidentally Killing Friend

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that two friends are dead after one was accidentally shot during a struggle over a handgun.  It is reported that the two men were friends and that a gun accidentally discharged when one of the friends was trying to disarm the other.  Lieutenant Eddie Hernandez reports that the two friends were not engaged in an argument.  Regarding the initial shooting, Hernandez states,…

Ferguson Police Charge $135 An Hour To Release Documents on Michael Brown Killing

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April V. Taylor The Associated Press has reported that bureaucrats in Ferguson, Missouri have charged them $135 an hour for a days work to provide them with government files about the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown.  This is nearly 10 times the cost of some city’s employees’ salaries, but what makes it even more shocking is that under the state’s Sunshine Act, these records are supposed to be provided…

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100 Gun Shots Fired Into New Teen Club In Miami, Several Children Injured

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Fifteen children and young adults have been shot early Sunday morning at a new Miami, Florida club, including an 11-year-old. At around 1AM on Sunday, shots rang out at The Spot, a club that just opened within the past few weeks in Miami.  About “100 shots” were fired by at least “4 different guns,” according to an unidentified witness interviewed by CBS Miami. When police arrived…