Here’s an interesting fact for Black History Month. In February 1944, the Navy commissioned its first African-American officers. This long-hoped-for action represented a major step forward in the status of African-Americans in the Navy and in American society. The twelve commissioned officers, and a warrant officer who received his rank at the same time, came to be known as the “Golden Thirteen.”
We all hear about unmanned drone strikes in war torn countries, safe because troops don’t have to go in, and US lives aren’t lost(although lives, and a lot of the time innocent lives, ARE lost), but what if Drones were in the US, patrolling us, would we still be ‘safe’?!
U.S. could be drawn into a conflict between Japan and China over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Tensions have increased between the two Asian powers. The United States’ top diplomat said this week that the US will not walk away from Japan as tensions worsen in the Far East.
The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food say they plan for a national standard that would allow manufacturers to voluntarily label food and beverage products made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Center for Food Safety says over 30 states are expected to introduce GMO labeling laws during the 2014 legislative session.
The unemployment rate is the number of people without jobs in the labor force. The unemployment rate went down in January to 6.6 percent, the lowest level since October 2008, from 6.7 percent in December. The government said on Friday that employers added 113,000 jobs in January.
The long-term effect of ObamaCare on the U.S. economy has raised more questions. Almost 2.5 million workers could opt out(Workers Choice) of full-time jobs over the next 10 years. The Congressional Budget Office says jobs may disappear because employers may hire less full-time workers or reduce the hours of their staff due to Obamacare. Americans working full-time jobs may decide to work part-time or not work at all.
In an interview with Lee Cowan, set to air on January 26th, the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg stated that he is “the Susan Lucci of the Grammys.” In case you don’t know, Susan Lucci portrayed Erica Kane on ABC’s All My Children. Lucci, who’s career spans over 3 decades and is considered a daytime television veteran, was nominated for an Emmy over 20 times. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until much later in her career (after 18 failed nominations, to be exact) that she eventually won one for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.” As for Snoop, he’s sold over 30 million records in his 20+ year-long career and has yet to win. Hit the jump to see what he says about this…
Pennsylvania was in a complete uproar in 2012, when political figures put on the table a law that required all voters to have valid identification. Today, Judge Bernard McGinley has ruled in the favor of the voters. According to the Associated Press, McGinley feels that the “law places an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote.” AGREED!
Lacking ID or having to go out and get one forces some to stay away from the polls on voting days, and it’s now FLUNKED. The state is expecting an appreal to the Supreme Court, but I have a feeling that the decision will not change. Good job PA!
The Trill OG himself called up Hot 97′s Morning Show with some very interesting and exciting news; the H-town vet plans to run for the Mayor of Houston in 2015! Take a listen to the audio below and find out the deets for yourself.