For a brand of athletic shoes that arguably owes its success to small mom and pop stores Nike seems to have forgotten how they rose to become one of the biggest brands in the world. In a recent story covered by CBS3 Philly Nike pulling its items off some local store shelves Nike is said to be terminating contracts of urban athletic shoe stores. This cancellation issued without any justifiable cause could possibly cause several stores to shutter their doors. This action by Nike is a blatant slap in the face to all of the mom and pop stores who have helped Nike’s business thrive. This is also an action that consumers should not sit by ideally and allow big business to once again reap the benefits of the community and then cast them aside once they feel they have become a “premium brand”. For a link at the exclusive report click the above link.
Tags: CPAC, GOP, Racism
Last week the annual CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) was held in Maryland. Prior to the event taking place it was shrouded in controversy with the exclusion of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, however it appears that once things got kicked off the controversy only increased. A recent article titled White Student Union Members Defend CPAC Segregation Comments exposes two CPAC participants for their arrogant racist views. The above article includes video footage of the incident that shows an African-American participant giving a presentation on how the GOP needs to reach out to the minority community when he was rudely interrupted by the two white students. Their rhetoric can be heard on the video footage. The sad part about all of this lies in the fact tat the GOP has yet to condemn the remarks. We have been subjected to numerous racist remarks perpetuated by representatives from the GOP since our current Presidents initial election. The major question that stands before us is whether the GOP has a few racist members that spoil the party or is the party a safe harbor for racist views. Please click the above link and watch the video.
Tags: economics, Economy, Politics, the sequester
The Sequester at this point is not news. We all have been inundated with the deadline and how many Americans will loose there jobs if Congress does not act and stop this travesty. What has not been discussed is which Americans the Sequester will affect the most. The recent article Top 10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration gives a clear picture of who will be affected the most. With many things in our country those who can least afford economic setbacks are usually the first to be affected by them. Please click the above link for an in-depth look at how the Sequester will affect people of color.
Tags: economics, homelessness, NYC, Poverty
According to a recent CNN Radio news report NYC budget cuts cause homeless crisis the number of new homeless families is skyrocketing. The report states that because of budget cuts families that once received rent subsidies are now finding themselves homeless. The major question at hand is does saving city budgets by increasing the number of homeless in one of the world’s most famous city’s make sense? One thing we must keep in mind is that if these types of cuts are taking place in NYC, they must also be taking places in smaller corners of the U.S. We must find better solutions to budgetary concerns before we place families on the street.
Tags: Commentary, Hate Crime, Justice, Racism
Mississippi is no stranger to racially charged sentiment, but what has happened in one corner of what could be called “The Reddest State of Them ALL” has taken on a feeling of the states ugly past being revisited. In Panola County Mississippi three white teenagers ran over a 61 year-old African-American man as he walked down a rural hi-way. The issue is not that the case is not going to trail in fact the trail begins within the next month. The issue is that the charge of hate crime has not been added along with murder. A CNN report issued just yesterday Outrage over Miss. hit and run chronicles the events that led up to the case. We as a nation cannot allow the horrific past of this nation to rear its ugly headed as we stand by idly and do nothing. Please click the above link for the CNN video report.