Politics

Has legalized weed led to reduced use among teenagers?

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By Nigel Boys According to a study tracking 1,098,270 students over 24 years from the 8th, 10th and 12th grades, which was published in the medical journal, Lancet Psychiatry, it appears medical marijuana advocates were right all along. The research carried out in 48 states by Dr. Deborah Hasin, professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Centerin New York, found ...

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VIDEO: Confederate Flag ‘Parade’ Ends With Car Accident, Video Goes Viral

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April V. Taylor In response to the national outcry calling for the Confederate flag to be removed from government offices, buildings and land, Confederate flag supporters held a rally in Dalton, Georgia. An unidentified man decided to record a video of the ‘procession’ of dozens of trucks and vehicles flying the Confederate flag. Little did he know, he was going ...

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SCOTUS Strikes Down Key ‘Violent Felony’ Provision of ‘Three-Strikes’ Law, Thousands Could Get Reduced Sentence

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April V. Taylor Although overshadowed by the Obergefell decision that legalized same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court, in the case of Johnson v. United States, struck down a key provision of the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), better known as the “three-strikes law, dealing a blow to overcriminalization and unecessarily long mandatory minimum sentences.” The ruling essentially concludes that sentences under ...

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Thousands Wait Hours In Line To Pay Respects To Slain Senator

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April V. Taylor Thousands of mourners gathered to pay their respects to Senator Clemnta Pinckney as he lay in state at the South Carolina State House. Many waited for hours, snaking around the building and onto a nearby street after Pinckney’s casket was brought to the state house in a caisson drawn by two white horses. A row of legislators ...

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Enough Lip Service About Dylann Roof, Time For Some Action

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III By now, I’ve had enough time to gather my thoughts and ease my emotions about the horrific, heinous act of violence committed by Dylann Roof on Wednesday, June 17 towards those who were at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. An act of terrorism reared its ugly head, ending innocent ...

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Head Of Group Who Influenced Charleston Shooter Donated To Republican Presidential Candidates

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April V. Taylor Both the Guardian and the New York Times have reported that the leader of the white supremacist group Council of Conservative Citizens, that heavily influenced Charleston shooter Dylan Roof, has been found to have made thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to Republican presidential candidates. According to records, these candidates include Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum and Rand ...

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Racial profiling is a problem in Canada too

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III When it comes to racial profiling and racial discrimination, men and women of color know all too well how it feels. Being followed in stores by security officers is an all too familiar scenario. Even being stopped by law enforcement officers for no reason except for being perceived as suspicious based on skin color is ...

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Carl Dix: Charleston blood is on the hands of our politicians

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by Carl Dix Carl Dix is the co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA Outrageous! A white supremacist motivated by racist venom enters Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, during a Bible study class. He sits down with people there for a while and then starts shooting them, ...

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Court Officials In NC Can Refuse To Give Gay Couples Marriage Licenses

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By Nigel Boys When North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory vetoed a bill in May that would stop court officials from refusing to perform marriages that went against their religious convictions, the Republican-controlled legislature decided to do something about it. Although McCrory is also a Republican and believes that marriage should only be between a man and a woman, he said ...

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Could Hillary Clinton’s Push For $15 Minimum Wage Get Her More Votes?

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By Victor Ochieng The campaign for a $15 minimum wage received a major boost on Sunday when Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton voiced her support, claiming that she’s on the side of the workers who have been lobbying for a wage raise. More than 1,200 fast food employees have been part of the “Fight for $15” campaign. “I want ...

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