The son of civil rights’ activist, Jesse Jackson, Jesse Jr. has recently been sentenced to 30 months in jail. A little more than a year ago, Jr. was a young Democratic congressman that worked to increase the federal minimum wage. Based in Chicago, he did whatever was necessary to help the less fortunate. Including spending $750,000 from his campaign on personal items. It seems that “less fortunate” included himself.
Egypt has had a rollercoaster ride for the past two years, overthrowing a dictator, then overthrowing an elected President when they weren’t satisfied with him either. It’s now come down to the people versus the government, and civilians are coming out in record numbers to protest peacefully. Unfortunately, the armed forces have taken it into their hands to clear these sit-ins by firing at the masses and killing scores of Egyptians. These enraging actions have already been condemned by the United States, who ask the government to respect peaceful assembly and due process under law. The following photos will break your heart and are extremely graphic. Find them in the gallery.
Federal judge Shira Scheindlin laid the verdict that many New Yorkers found as a warm welcome to the controversial stop-and-frisk law. She found that officers had overstepped their authority in regards to stopping people in the street, and found it violated the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Now the judge has appointed a special lawyer to monitor the abuses by the NYPD. Do you think it will change how people are stopped? Find out all the details after the jump.
Yes, you read the title correctly…and yes, it’s true. However, don’t expect some Nicki Minaj-type lyrics from our First Lady. Mrs. Obama is planning on releasing a hip-hop album for her Let’s Move health and exercise program, but unfortunately, she won’t be blessing the mic. Instead, the compilation will feature artists like Ashanti, Doug E. Fresh, Run DMC and more. Check out the first video off the project below!
Beginning August 4, U.S. Embassies around the world are closing down, including in Egypt. California Republican and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Royce is saying that Al Qaeda-linked threats originates from the, “Middle East and in Central Asia.” CNN was told that the Obama administration was specifically keeping their eyes open for threats against the embassy in Sanaa, Yemen.
Yemen has been cracking down on Al Qaeda, and President Obama plans on meeting with, Yemeni President, Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi at the White House next week, so we’ll see where that goes. For now, hit the jump to get more details as well as the closing dates – via the U.S. Embassy’s Cairo twitter.
Approximately 13,454 unaccompanied Mexican minors were apprehended by Immigration last year. The problem is that officials are often unable to determine if the minors have made it here on free will, or are the victims of human trafficking so instead of doing the research, they’re blanketed. Hit the jump to see what happened to them.
Here In the U.S., a woman as recently as today won a car on ‘Wheel of Fortune.’ This week is also Kids Week on ‘Jeopardy’, where children between the ages of 10-12 can win thousands of dollars. Both shows have been on air with consistently high ratings (30 and 49 years, respectively). Now let’s zoom to the middle-east; Pakistan. During Ramadan, TV host Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s prime-time game show ‘Amaan Ramazan’ airs for seven hours each day. Their 500 guests are quizzed on their knowledge of the Koran and in return get to win some nice gifts like motorbikes and cellphones. Apparently, still not enough to boost ratings. Hit the jump to see what they now give away.
Looks like the world will have a new destination for weed travel! As more countries realize that criminalizing marijuana is a waste of time and money, we’ll start to see other countries consider legalizing weed. This country is beachside, in South America, and has great food. Not to mention in a great location so you can jet-set to other countries in a snap. Find out what country it is after the jump.