Daily Archives :

January 23, 2015

Former Bus Driver Wins 7 Million and Cashes Out for $4.3 Million

Read More

By Angela L. Braden Frederick McClendon, a retired city bus driver, is now one of New York’s newest millionaires. The 51-year-old retiree purchased a Cash4Life lotto ticket at a Brooklyn liquor store.  The next day, McClendon discovered that ticket was worth $7 million. According to the New York Daily News, the day after purchasing the ticket, McClendon went back to that same liquor store where he had bought it.  That’s…

Lawsuit Claims McDonald’s Fired Black Workers Who “Didn’t Fit the Profile”

Read More

A lawsuit filed by 10 McDonald’s workers at U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia accuses the fast food restaurant of sεxual and racial discrimination and harassment. According to the lawsuit filed on Thursday, black workers were fired because they “didn’t fit the profile” at the Virginia restaurants. “All of a sudden, they let me go, for no other reason than I ‘didn’t fit the profile’ they wanted…

Latinos Tell Democrats to “Slow Their Role” Over Kamala Harris Support

Read More

As Washington Democrats are openly voicing support for California Attorney General Kamala Harris for Senate, Latino Democrats are expressing concern that high profile leaders within the party are acting prematurely. Prominent Democrats such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand have expressed their support for Harris, and Harris has always been a favorite of the Obama White House. This overwhelming support for Harris has some Latinos crying foul since they…

Elderly Man Says Robber Was Just Lucky He Didn’t Have His Gun Ready

Read More

Azeal Jackson of Michigan says it was the middle of the night when he was jarred by the screams of 75-year-old Samella Jackson. “I heard her holler, ‘Azeal! Azeal!’ Then he left her room and came into mine,” Azeal said. News 4 reports that a man had gotten into the home through a sliding window and walked into Samella’s bedroom. “I asked him, ‘What the hell are you doing in…

6 Rikers Guards Fired After Hοgtying and Beαting Mentally Ill Inmate

Read More

Six Rikers guards, including one captain, have been fired for hogtying and brυtally beαting a mentally ill inmate in 2012. The decision to fire the guards was announced on Wednesday by New York City Correction Commissioner. Robert Hinton– an inmate who’d been placed in a solitary confinement unit for the mentally ill–suffered a broken nose, fractured vertebra, bleεding from the mouth and his eyes were swollen shut after the beαting….

Unskilled Workers, Teens and Minorities Only Worth $7 an Hour, Says Republican

Read More

When pundits consider why wages in this country have been stagnant for decades, no one should exclude the idea expressed by  conservatives that the minimum wage is good for some demographics. Republican Rep. Tom McClintock gave voice to this view on Thursday when he spoke about why increasing the minimum wage is a bad idea. During an appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, host Greta Brawner asked McClintock if he, like…