The Congressional Black Caucus was founded to focus on “positively influencing the course of events pertinent to African-Americans and others of similar experience and situation.” The War on Drugs has devasted black and brown communities. U.S. Rep Charles Rangel, who with some others in the CBC initially backed the modern drug war that was launched by President Nixon, should admit he got it wrong and lead the CBC in pushing the Congress to reverse the tragedy.
Churches have the power and responsibility to address institutional racism by transforming the minds of African-American communities.
When the Obama-bashing conservative activist lost his gig as the president of a Christian college, it was just the latest example of how right-wing conservatives pimp evangelical Christians for personal gain.
The church has allowed the world to turn sex — what God intended to be beautiful — into ‘the nasty.’ This is part one in an occasional series on bringing God back into your bedroom.
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Battery is the sincerest form of flattery.
Over the past couple of weeks, ever since his sneaky-impressive showing in the last GOP debate, Marco Rubio has found himself in the crosshairs of both the Republican establishment and anti-establishment wings of his party. No other candidate poses such a threat to either flank, so he should take it as a compliment.
The boyish, infamously thirsty and oratorically agile Florida senator has risen steadily from the 5 percent range to low-double-digits. That’s high enough to attract the usual rubber-chicken mugging from Trump (“He’s overly ambitious, too young — and I have better hair …read more
Hello friends, and welcome back to another episode of Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show. This time around we dug into the idea of automation, working to understand where to draw the line between intelligent hardware and robots. That, and whether machine learning fused to learning systems is something that we should embrace or fear. To help us dig into the topic, we had Brady… Read More
Microsoft’s continued focus on making its products available cross-platform continues today with the launch of its communications apps, Skype for Android Wear smartwatches. The app, which rolls out with the latest version of Skype 6.4 for Android, allows you to receive notifications and read your messages on Android Wear devices including the Moto 360, Huawei Watch, LG Watch Urbane, or… Read More
Original participants in our world-famous(TM) Hardware Battlefield, the folks at CubeSensors are back with three new devices that promise to make our lives a bit better. The original CubeSensors were little boxes containing a few environmental sensors.These let you know how much nasty stuff was in your air – particulate matter and the like – and systems of measuring temperature… Read More
To date, Augmented Reality has been referred to as “the biggest technological advancement of our lifetime,” a mere “gimmick” or, worst yet, the next iteration of the QR code. The divisive term was introduced more than 25 years ago, but if there’s one thing AR proponents and its naysayers can agree on, it’s the simple fact that AR, as we know it today, has… Read More
And lo, on the day of the ninth release, the Lord Cook did cry ‘havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of flamewars, and permitted ad blockers in iOS; and there was much rejoicing, and much wailing and gnashing of teeth, because freaking everyone had a strong opinion on the subject. Who would have thought that the chattering classes had so much passion in them? Read More
Speaker John Boehner, who rose from bartender’s son to the most powerful man in Congress, will retire at the end of October, ending a tumultuous five-year tenure atop the House of Representatives.
Boehner, 65, planned to leave Congress at the end of 2014, one of his aides said Friday morning, but returned because of the unexpected defeat of Eric Cantor.
"The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution," the Boehner aide said. "He is proud of what this majority has accomplished, and his speakership, but for the good of the Republican Conference and …read more