By MSN NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A New York State law decriminalizing marijuana takes effect today. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure last month. “Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing marijuana for far too long, and today we are ending this injustice once and for all,” he said in a statement at the time. “By […]
By Joey Fox, Gotham Gazette On the night of November 7, 1989, then-Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins made history. With election night returns coming in, it became clear that Dinkins had narrowly defeated then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani and would become the first black mayor of New York City. It was the culmination of an arduous […]
By Joshua Berlinger, CNN (CNN) – Virginia Giuffre, one of several women who have accused the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein of sex crimes, renewed allegations of wrongdoing against Britain’s Prince Andrew on Tuesday, saying he “knows exactly what he’s done.” Court documents show that Giuffre accused Epstein of keeping her as a teenage “sex slave.”Epstein, […]
By Michelle Ruiz, Vogue Defunding Planned Parenthood has been a longtime passion project for Donald Trump and Mike Pence, and earlier this year they came up with a creative new way to deprive women of their health care and reproductive freedom. In the latest evangelization of the federal government—never mind the separation of church and state—the […]
By Julie Bawden-Davis, American Express This Black Business Month, we asked business owners to reflect on what inspired them to start their companies. As we celebrate Black Business Month this August, Eudell Watts, IV is grateful to his family legacy. He runs Old Arthur’s Barbecue Sauce with his father, Eudell Watts, III. The company produces and sells barbecue sauces […]
PM Harris Expresses Condolences On The Passing Of Kenrick Anderson Georges, Author Of Oh Land Of Beauty!, St. Kitts-Nevis’ National Anthem
“Over 35 years later, our national anthem remains an iconic masterpiece that will forever leave an indelible impression on all citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis and on all of our lives,” Prime Minister Harris said about Kenrick Georges’ beautiful composition, which he wrote to celebrate St. Kitts and Nevis’ Independence in 1983. […]
Off-Facebook Activity has been more than a year in the making and fulfils a pledge made by Mark Zuckerberg at last year's F8 developer conference to give users greater control over how their data is used.
By Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC News Facebook is drawing back the veil to show what data it collects on users. Many may not like what they see. A feature in settings called Off-Facebook Activity will show all the apps and websites that send information about you to Facebook, which is then used to target ads more […]
By Anna-Lysa Gayle, ABC7 ANNE ARUNDEL, Md. (ABC7) — When K-9s started sniffing Leon Haughton’s suitcase, at Baltimore Washington International Airport, he thought they detected the delicious meal he brought back from his birthplace Jamaica. “I had some KFC chicken in the suitcase,” Haughton said. He was shocked when Customs and Border Protection seized three bottles […]
Johnson & Johnson conducted a misleading marketing campaign for their anti-psychotic drug, Risperdal. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with schizophrenia, Johnson & Johnson marketed the drug for use in children.
By Mark A. York, Mass Tort Nexus Media (MASS TORT NEXUS MEDIA) The first court verdict to come out of the massive litigation over the opioid crisis has resulted in a verdict against Johnson & Johnson for $572 MILLION at 4:05p.m. today, August 26, 2019 in one of the most important drug related lawsuits in […]
By Theresa Braine, New York Daily News A judge in Oklahoma on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis. In his ruling, Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman of Oklahoma held the pharmaceutical giant accountable for fomenting the massive public health crisis now devastating […]