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  • Study says Richmond is America's most contented area - with New York its unhappiest

    07/23/2014 7:00:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mark Prigg
    New York is America's most unhappy region, a new study has found - while Richmond tops the table as American's most contented place. The study from the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research relies on a large survey that asks respondents about their satisfaction with life. Researchers say that despite this, areas such as New York still attract people because of its job prospects.
  • The Ugly City Beautiful: A Policy Analysis

    06/17/2014 9:14:17 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 12 replies
    New Geograpny ^ | 06/17/2014 | Richey Piiparinen
    When it comes to the future, Detroit and San Francisco act as poles in the continuum of American consciousness. Detroit is dead and will continue dying. San Francisco is the region sipping heartily from the fountain of youth. Such trajectories, according to experts, will go on indefinitely. Harvard economist Ed Glaeser has a grim outlook for the Rust Belt. “[P]eople and firms are leaving Buffalo for the Sunbelt because the Sunbelt is a warmer, more pleasant, and more productive area to live,” he writes in City Journal. Glaeser echoes this sentiment in a recent interview with International Business Times, saying...
  • Democratic Urban Revolt Spreading to Chicago?

    05/30/2014 12:43:52 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 13 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 05-26-2014 | Walter Russell Mead & Staff
    "This poses questions for the Democratic party nationally. If highly-visible urban Democratic centers are moving sharply to the left while the rest of the country looks on in displeasure, it will be harder for national leaders to straddle the divide between left urban grassroots and the suburban and centrist voters (not to mention the Wall Street money) needed to prevail in national contests."
  • Has Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to Newark public schools gone down the drain?

    05/26/2014 11:05:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/26/2014
    * The Facebook founder pledged $100million to Newark schools in 2010 to bring sweeping educational reforms * However, most of the money has been spent on labor contracts and consulting fees * The money has had little impact on student performance so far In his first major show of philanthropy, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a splash by announcing his plan to give $100 million to help turn around Newark, New Jersey's public schools in an appearance on Oprah in 2010. But nearly four years later, Zuckerberg's money has run out, having been spent mostly on labor contracts and consulting...
  • One-third of Detroit pregnancies are aborted: report

    05/25/2014 9:46:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 102 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/25/14 | Jessica Chasmar
    Detroit women are turning to abortion at a staggering rate as poverty and crime grip the city, with more than one-third of pregnancies being terminated. According to 2012 figures, the most recent year for which data are available, 31 percent of pregnancies among Detroit residents ended in abortion — compared to about 14 percent for all of Michigan, The Detroit News reported. (Snip) Dr. Susan Schooley, chairwoman of the Department of Family Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, said the statistics make Detroit look “more like some Third-World country than someplace in the United States.”
  • Vanity: 'Obamacare' term used in scene of LMN's "Those Who Kill"

    04/07/2014 3:58:03 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 19 replies
    So, my new Sunday night 'guilty pleasure' is a show called "Those Who Kill", with Chloe Sevigny and James D'Arcy. The series started March 3rd on A&E, but it was moved to the Lifetime Movie Network recently presumably for lack of ratings on A&E (even though the 'lead-in' was the very successful "Bates Motel"). It is a violent/suspenseful show about a detective in the Homicide Division of the Pittsburgh PD (Sevigny), who works with extremely violent cases. Last night, a woman serial killer named Angela Early was looking for a man who had raped her when she was 13 years...
  • These Are America’s 10 Most Dangerous Small Cities

    03/31/2014 6:27:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 96 replies
    http://www.movoto.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Randy Nelson
    If you’re hoping to escape from big city crime, look elsewhere. These places actually defy the stereotype of smaller cities being safer. When you see small towns on TV and in movies, they’re almost always idyllic places where the American dream is thriving and neighbors all know each other. That, and unless you’re watching a whodunnit, no one’s ever the victim of a crime. In reality, small cities are surprisingly similar to all the others, meaning that there are good ones and bad. While the Movoto Real Estate Blog has been writing lately about America’s safest places, we thought we’d...
  • Little Italy is on the brink of extinction

    03/30/2014 12:06:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 30, 2014 | 2:52am | Kate Briquelet
    A piece of New York City history is bidding arrivederci. Rising rents and changing demographics have driven Little Italy to the verge of extinction. Once a teeming neighborhood stretching 50 square blocks, it now barely covers three blocks of Mulberry Street—and even that strip is under threat. “You can’t rebuild Little Italy,” said Robert Ianniello Jr., owner of the famed Umbertos Clam House. “If we go away, it will never be here again. You can’t build an Olive Garden and say it’s Little Italy.” …
  • City vs. Country: How Where We Live Deepens the Nation's Political Divide

    03/20/2014 9:30:16 PM PDT · by Theoria · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | 20 Mar 2014 | Laura Meckler and Dante Chinni
    Differences Between Rural and Urban America Are Underappreciated Factor in Political Split EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo.—The owner of the nicest restaurant in town doesn't serve alcohol, worried that his pastor would be disappointed if he did. Public schools try to avoid scheduling events on Wednesday evenings, when churches hold Bible study. And Democrats here are a rare and lonely breed. Older, nearly 100% white and overwhelmingly Republican, El Dorado Springs is typical of what is now small-town America. Coffee costs 90 cents at the diner, with free refills. Two hours north and a world away in Kansas City, Starbucks charges...
  • Hunger crisis: Charities are strained as nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers depend on aid for food

    03/16/2014 11:12:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/16/14 | Barry Paddock and Ginger Adams Otis
    It´s a quiet crisis. In a city of plenty, a staggering number of people are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Nearly one in five New Yorkers, 1.4 million people, now rely on a patchwork network of 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens across the city to eat. That represents an increase of 200,000 people in five years — straining the charities that are trying to help. The two biggest, City Harvest and the Food Bank for New York City, now provide nearly 110 million pounds of food to soup kitchens and food pantries a year. Yet those working
  • NYC: 80% of Abortions Were Minority Babies

    03/14/2014 8:46:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    In New York City, 80% of the babies killed by abortion in 2012 were minorities: Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Blacks. According to a “Pregnancy Outcomes” report published by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, there were a total 73,815 “induced terminations,” or abortions, in 2012 in the five boroughs that comprise New York City. (See Pregnancy Outcomes NYC 2012.)[PDF]Among those abortions, 58,738 were of babies of minority race or ethnicity. That’s 79.57% of the total, or approximately 80% of all the abortions that year.The abortions by race/ethnicity and number are listed below:Hispanic 22,917Asian & Pacific...
  • Google Glass attack: tech giant accused of ‘killing’ San Francisco (!)

    03/09/2014 11:44:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:04PM GMT 08 Mar 2014 | Nick Allen
    Sarah Slocum loves her Google Glass. She wears the gadget on her face for more than 12 hours a day and enjoys showing others how to use it. With the wink of an eye, she can take a picture or use her voice to command it to record video. The device is, she says, “the future”. So it was with some shock that she discovered there are those who disagree. Rather forcibly, in fact. On a recent outing to a bar in San Francisco, the 34-year-old technology writer says she was attacked by people who told her “F--- Google!”, accused...
  • Straight Men in San Francisco are Desperate for Dates

    03/06/2014 1:13:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed., Mar. 5 2014 | Mollie McWilliams
    Are San Francisco straight men that hard up for a date that they need women to be flown in from elsewhere? Apparently, according to one dating site: the Dating Ring. Currently still in the fundraising stage (Really, we're fundraising for dating sites now?), a post on SFGate notes "Love-lorn young ladies can reserve a spot on the trip by simply anteing up $1,000, which will net them a flight, housing, three dates and two parties." Don't make us gag. Judging from the comments on our recent post disputing NerdWallet's findings that San Francisco is the best place to be a...
  • Bus driver's BIBLE stops bullets that would've killed after shot in suspected gang initiation attack

    02/24/2014 5:03:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2014 | Staff
    Rickey Wagoner of Trotwood, Ohio, was assaulted by three men while he stood beside his bus in the early hours of Monday morning The two bullets aimed at his chest were stopped by a New Testament Bible that he kept in his chest pocket The shooting may have been a gang initiation after Wagoner told cops that one of the suspects said 'we need to shot a polar bear to get in a club' Polar bear hunting is gang slang for a random attack on an unsuspecting victim. A bus driver in Trotwood, Ohio, is recovering in hospital after remarkably...
  • Pot Goes Up In Smoke After Molotov Cocktail Is Thrown Into South LA Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    02/24/2014 12:07:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 24, 2014 10:43 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police say some of the merchandise at a medical marijuana dispensary in South Los Angeles went up in smoke Monday morning after someone threw a Molotov cocktail through the window. The fire bomb went through the glass of a dispensary in the 5300 block of South Hoover Street at about 3 a.m., Los Angeles police Sgt. Rick Rodgers said.
  • Poisoned Meatballs Found Again in San Francisco's Twin Peaks

    02/23/2014 10:48:00 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Feb 22, 2014
    A warning for dog owners--poisoned meatballs have been found in the Twin Peaks neighborhood again. San Francisco Animal Control officers spent hours Saturday morning looking for them. They found 21 meatballs that are similar to the ones found last summer. Most of them were found near Crestline Drive and Parkridge Drive. Officer have posted dozens of signs to alert pet owners. So far, they have not heard of any pets sickened or killed by the meatballs. But at least one dog died last July after eating poisonous meatballs. Those meatballs left to poison dogs then were potentially lethal to humans.
  • Black residents reject Trader Joe’s because it would attract too many white people

    02/09/2014 8:02:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 8, 2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    The Trader Joe’s grocery chain has withdrawn plans to build a store in the heart of a predominantly black neighborhood after a black leadership group fought the move. The Portland Development Commission was set to give the grocer a large discount on property that had been vacant for years, pricing it at just over $500,000, down from an appraised value of $2.9 million, according to The Oregonian. The Portland African American Leadership Forum sent a scathing letter in December to city leaders, saying the plan would price residents out of the area and the group“remains opposed to any development in...
  • Trader Joe's drops black-neighborhood store plan

    02/04/2014 4:08:23 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 117 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 2/4/2014
    The Trader Joe's grocery-store chain has dropped a plan to open a new store in the heart of the city's historically African-American neighborhood after activists said the development would price black residents out of the area. The grocer, whose stores are found in urban neighborhoods across the nation, said Monday it wouldn't press its plan, given community resistance, The Oregonian ( http://bit.ly/1n7Jyqb) reported. "We open a limited number of stores each year, in communities across the country," it said in a statement. "We run neighborhood stores, and our approach is simple: If a neighborhood does not want a Trader Joe's,...
  • Woman asks firefighter to help dying father, firefighter says ‘Not until I am dispatched,’

    01/30/2014 9:15:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 30, 2014 | Robby Soave
    A 77-year-old man died after collapsing across the street from a fire station, where his daughter had asked for immediate assistance and was instead rebuffed by a firefighter who told her he couldn’t help unless dispatch instructed him to intervene.The man, Medric Cecil Mills, collapsed near the Engine 26 fire station in the Brookland area of Washington, D.C. at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. His daughter, Marie Mills, went to the station to beg for immediate medical assistance. But the firefighter she encountered there told her that she had to first call 911 so that dispatch could instruct him to...
  • De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents

    01/21/2014 3:56:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    nypost.com ^ | january 21, 2014 | Jennifer Gould Keil and Frank Rosario
    It really is a tale of two cities — this time with the tony Upper East Side getting the shaft! Huge swaths of the UES had been not been plowed by early Tuesday evening, according to the city’s own map of snow-plower activity. “He is trying to get us back. He is very divisive and political,” said writer and life-long Upper East Side mom Molly Jong Fast of Mayor de Blasio. “By not plowing the Upper East Side, he is saying, ‘I’m not one of them.’ But we have everyone in this area on the Upper East Side. We have rich...
  • Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

    01/19/2014 12:22:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2014 12:41 PM EST | Alan Scher Zagier
    A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.The urban decay along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in St. Louis can be found in other major American cities, from Houston and Milwaukee to the nation’s capital. “It’s a national problem,” said Melvin White, a 46-year-old postal worker in St. Louis and founder of a 3-year-old nonprofit group that is trying to restore King’s legacy...
  • City's MLK prayer breakfast turns into Democratic rally (economic justice in Chicago)

    01/19/2014 9:00:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/17/14 | Michelle Manchir
    The city’s annual prayer breakfast to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday at times turned into an election-year pep rally for Illinois Democrats to push the idea of a minimum wage hike. **SNIP** Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Pat Quinn weren’t listed on the program, but both took the stage after guests dined on eggs and sliced melon. Both politicians who are seeking new terms this year tied their support for an increase of the minimum wage at the federal and state levels to King’s legacy of fighting for justice. Quinn said leaders today...
  • Black women pushing white babies: Photo series exposes the racial divides in the world of a NY nanny

    01/16/2014 5:12:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    A candid picture series exposing the lives of New York City nannies reveals how a deep-rooted racial divide continues to permeate the industry. Photographer Ellen Jacob, 58, told MailOnline that she was inspired to start the project after noticing how it was often 'black women pushing white babies around' on Manhattan's affluent Upper West Side. After spending four years scouring the streets for willing subjects she discovered the majority of caregivers, aged 23 to 60, were immigrants living on the minimum wage with no sick pay, holidays or health benefits.
  • Good news from Chicago: Only 413 murdered Americans this year

    01/01/2014 4:33:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-31-13 | Neil Munro
    Good news from Chicago: The catastrophic murder rate in the Democratic-controlled city was slightly less catastrophic in 2013 than in 2012. Only 413 Americans were shot, stabbed or bludgeoned to death in the city, where all 50 aldermen are Democrats. Most of the victims in the blue-voting city were African-Americans or Hispanic, and very few were white. Still, the city’s Democratic leaders cautiously cheered the deaths of the 413 Americans, more than one victim per day, which included one young woman who marched in President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration parade. “We continue to make significant progress in reducing crime rates...
  • Indianapolis murder rate exceeds Chicago

    12/30/2013 8:40:15 PM PST · by Ken H · 59 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | 12/29/2013 | Chris Proffitt
    INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis homicide officers were investigating three unrelated deaths this weekend as the city's murder rate continued to rise. The deaths, which occurred within just hours of one another, pushed total murders for the year to 124. Police say there have been another 16 justifiable homicides on top of that. -snip- An RTV6 analysis of the city's 2013 murder rate compared to Chicago's shows that Indy has seen approximately 10 percent more homicides per capita than the Windy City. Chicago, with a population of more than 2.7 million, has reported 409 murders and justifiable homicides this year, according to...
  • Emanuel announces appointments for grocery task force (Chicago)

    12/24/2013 1:13:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the members of a grocery store task force that will work to find new owners for stores left vacant after Safeway closes all Dominick's stores in the Chicago-area Dec. 28. The task force will work with building representatives, gather local market data, find and approach likely prospects in the food industry as well as host tours, create marketing materials and engage brokers. It will also work to ensure the availability of fresh food and produce and support workers who are affected by the store closings.
  • Santa Just Shot by Pellet Gun in Southeast D.C.

    12/24/2013 9:04:50 AM PST · by conservaterian · 66 replies
    Just saw this on local D.C. news..they even had it on video. Unbelievable, he was there for a toy give-away when he was shot.
  • The next Detroit? Atlantic City and Las Vegas facing catastrophic collapse

    12/22/2013 4:40:30 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 80 replies
    MyFox NY ^ | 12-22-13 | Israel Joffe
    With the closure of the recent Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, rumors of the bankrupt Revel being sold to Hard Rock, Las Vegas real estate prices remaining depressed, casinos opening up all around the country and online gambling legislation underway in various states, it seems as if the reasons for the very existence of Atlantic City and Las Vegas are in serious jeopardy. Beginning in the late 1940s, Las Vegas became known as the 'adult playground of the world.' Celebrities knew they made the big time when their names graced the billboards of ‘Sin City.’ Gamblers hoping to make money would...
  • Police: ‘Knockout game’ type crimes hit Richmond streets

    12/09/2013 11:46:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    WTVR-TV ^ | December 9, 2013 | Scott Wise
    There is a group of teenagers going around Richmond and knocking out people on the streets, Richmond Police Det. W. Cutshall said. The teens then steal whatever they want from the victim. “It’s two to three, sometimes four male juveniles knocking pedestrians or bicyclists to the ground,” Det. Cutshall said. “When they knock them to the ground, they begin punching them and kicking them and taking whatever they have in their possession.” The crimes, two reported in October and two reported last week, are focused in the Randolph neighborhood around S. Allen Ave. , Idlewood Ave. and Kemper St. The...
  • The Suburbs Are the New Swing States

    12/02/2013 10:53:20 AM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | NOV 29, 2013 | RICHARD FLORIDA
    American politics turn on a now familiar set of categories: red states vs. blue states, rich states vs. poor states, Frostbelt vs. Sunbelt. But these generalizations mask deeper, less visible fissures in our political geography. We have written a great deal about the role of density in metropolitan voting patterns, highlighting the remarkably consistent and robust political red-to-blue tipping point that occurs when a metro reaches a density of roughly 800 residents per square mile. I took a deeper look at our emerging political geography in a recent feature for Politico magazine, where I argued that the suburbs have become...
  • Crime Rate in Camden, NJ Going Down After Unionized Police Force Sacked

    11/30/2013 3:56:30 AM PST · by cutty · 16 replies
    Reason 24/7. ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | Ed Krayewski
    Last year, the city of Camden decided to can its unionized police force in favor of ununionized county cops who hit the streets this April. ... The city has been run exclusively by Democrats for several generations, and some local leaders openly worried that Camden, which already had the highest crime rate per capita last year, would get worse. But it hasn’t. In fact, crime’s gone down
  • "Knockout Game" hits another victim in D.C

    11/18/2013 9:40:55 PM PST · by Jack Black · 98 replies
    WJLA TV (ABC-7 D.C.) ^ | November 17, 2013 | Tom Roussey
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Phoebe Connolly says she had no idea what was coming when she biked through a group of teens in Columbia Heights. "My whole head went flying to the side," she explains. "It was a hard punch. One kid came from the side and pretty much cut me off. "He just like threw a hook with his left hand, and just got me right in the face," she continues. "And he said 'wa-pow' as he hit me in the face." Phoebe says she was able to pedal away, but was left sore and with a bloody nose. Otherwise,...
  • The Gayest Place in America?

    11/17/2013 5:41:13 PM PST · by Veto! · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 15, 2013 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Washington Comes Out: Ten percent of adults in the District of Columbia identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, nearly three times the national average. What makes the city such a gay-friendly place?
  • With Robberies Up, Oakland Residents Turn To Private Cops

    11/15/2013 10:33:57 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/15/2013 | Richard Gonzales
    The city of Oakland, Calif., is in the middle of a robbery epidemic. In response, some residents in several Oakland neighborhoods are taking matters into their own hands, hiring private security companies to patrol their neighborhoods. Overall, robberies in Oakland are up 24 percent over the past year, with armed robberies up 45 percent. Since the recession dried up local tax revenues, the Oakland Police Department has been hamstrung by the loss of more than 200 officers and can't respond to all the calls it receives for help. Lower Rockridge, a leafy, upscale community in North Oakland, is one neighborhood...
  • NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio pledges to open more abortion clinics, close ‘sham’ pregnancy centers

    11/07/2013 2:42:01 PM PST · by NYer · 93 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 6, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    NEW YORK CITY, November 6, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New York City has been called “the abortion capital of the world.” The city has some of the laxest restrictions and the highest abortion rate in the country, with 41 percent of its pregnancies ending in elective termination. According to New York Magazine, 10 percent of all U.S. abortions happen in the state of New York, and seven out of ten abortions in the state take place in New York City. But those statistics aren’t high enough for newly elected Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, who claims the city is “underserved” by...
  • Detroit Voters Elect Duggan Mayor of Broke City

    11/06/2013 6:25:12 AM PST · by chessplayer · 30 replies
    A former medical center chief defeated a county sheriff to become the next mayor of financially troubled Detroit, though the job holds little power while the city is being run by a state-appointed emergency manager.
  • Greenfield: It's De Blasio Time

    11/02/2013 7:34:35 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 54 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, November 02, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, November 02, 2013 It's De Blasio Time Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Do you miss the old New York City? Remember when subway trains were covered in graffiti, a news hour began with six shootings and everyone who lived in the city had been mugged at least once? Remember when Times Square had more strip clubs than theaters and when you could afford an apartment in the village because it was a drug infested mess? Remember when the city and everyone living in it were on the verge of bankruptcy and the only people who...
  • Cincinnati Must Face the Crisis that Sealed Detroit’s Fate

    11/02/2013 4:16:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Prof. Richard Vedder, the Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University. Cincinnati and Detroit are separated by barely more than 250 miles – a five-hour drive at worst, or under an hour by plane. Despite this proximity, many Cincinnatians would prefer to believe that Detroit’s horrendous fiscal situation couldn’t possibly hit their city. Not so fast. As the largest bankrupt city in America, Detroit has seen its population drop by more than half, unemployment soar to well over double the national average, and services decline. This is what happens to a locality...
  • DC baby boom; white infants and toddlers biggest increase

    10/21/2013 11:35:05 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 7 replies
    MY Fox DC ^ | 10-21-2013
    There's been a baby boom in Washington, D.C. Census figures show the number of children younger than 5 has grown by almost twenty percent to 39,000 over the past 3 years. The number of children ages 5 to 13 rose 7 percent. The biggest increases came from white infants and toddlers, which are up 34 percent. The rise is largely being attributed to new parents in their 30's and early 40's. There were fewer kids 14 and older during that same time span, suggesting that some parents are moving out of the city when their children reach high school.
  • Chicago Teachers Union: This city belongs to Black people, not White people

    10/18/2013 7:40:05 AM PDT · by bill1952 · 107 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 18 october 2013
    Well, here is an interesting video of Chicago Teachers Union, Karen Lewis stating that all of Chicago's problems are due to you rich white people. These cretains are certainly holding the whip hand these days.
  • Black Boys Are Not Safe on Our Streets

    10/17/2013 3:52:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Root ^ | October 17, 2013 | Edward Wyckoff Williams
    Attorney Benjamin Crump talks about the new Trayvon Martins, a brutal death and the fears for all black sons.Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, has become a new face in the fight for the equal treatment (under the law) of black and brown boys. Just months after a demoralizing verdict in George Zimmerman's second-degree-murder trial, which saw Trayvon's killer walk free, Crump is engaged in two new cases. First, the case of Leon Ford Jr. -- a teenager at the time of the incident -- involves a far too common occurrence of unexplained police brutality. The second case...
  • Asheville Downtown Association to meet with city officials over trash, policing, toplessness

    10/14/2013 5:32:51 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 30 replies
    MountainX ^ | 10/14/13 | David Forbes
    Another concern of the ADA is female toplessness downtown, something not currently against the law, but which Council members have noted in meetings recently is a source of complaint from some downtown business owners. State Rep. Tim Moffitt introduced a bill to ban female toplessness (specifically nipples) in public, and Asheville City Council had earlier called for a change in state law to allow them to stop the annual topless rally. But the bill never advanced during this year's legislative session, and the so-called "nipple ban" became the target of some mockery.
  • 'Fed up' Milwaukee pastors call for gun buyback program

    10/14/2013 10:16:30 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 60 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 14 oct 2013
    A group of Milwaukee pastors and their supporters gathered Monday morning at a local coffee shop to implore city officials to sponsor a gun buyback program, which they say could remove weapons from the city's streets and reduce violence in their neighborhoods. "We are here today because we are fed up," said the Rev. John McVicker Sr., pastor at Christ the King Baptist Church. "There have been far too many senseless shootings in our city, many resulting in homicide." The pastors have asked the city to allot $50,000 in its 2014 budget to initiate a one-time, anonymous gun buyback, where...
  • PACK OF BLACK YOUTH TERRORIZE CITY

    10/05/2013 6:16:35 PM PDT · by Anila · 69 replies
    WND ^ | 10/5/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Raleigh, N.C., citizens are on alert after two cases of black mob violence in two nights in their downtown. The attacks are the latest in a series of episodes of racial violence in the area. The local ABC affiliate was the only media outlet to report that last Tuesday, a group of at least 15 black people stalked and beat a homeless woman after she saw them coming and tried to get out of their way. In contrast to most cases of black racial violence, local journalist Kelli O’Hara actually identified the mob the way victims and the police did:...
  • Detroiter Sleeps In Liquor Store With Shotgun To Prevent Robberies

    10/06/2013 6:27:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | Oct 4, 2013 | Mike Campbell
    Detroiter Sleeps In Liquor Store With Shotgun To Prevent Robberies October 4, 2013 9:43 AM Steve Bahoura said he's been forced to sleep inside his east side Detroit liquor store with his shotgun to make sure he doesn't get robbed. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950) DETROIT (WWJ) - One Detroit business owner is taking matters into his own hands to make sure thieves leave his liquor store alone. Steve Bahoura, who has owned the Van Dyke Liquor Market since the 90s, said he deals with several break-ins each year and he’s tired of it. Most recently, Bahoura said someone broke...
  • Discolored Water on Manhattan's East Side Disgusts Residents

    10/06/2013 10:34:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 | Andrew Siff
    The city insists the water is safe, but people can't get over the colorResidents on Manhattan's East Side are staying far away from their tap water after it started flowing with an unusual color, despite the city's insistence the water is safe. On Thursday, residents and businesses began noticing brown water from their sinks and taps. Nearly a dozen hydrants in the area were also unlocked and gushing discolored water. The city's Department of Environmental Protection said the discoloration happened when construction of new water mains forced them to reverse flow, stirring up sediment. The DEP said the brown in...
  • Chicago Public Schools Can’t Afford Toilet Paper

    09/21/2013 3:30:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 93 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com ^ | september 21, 2013
    In some cash-strapped Chicago schools, no resource can be taken for granted -- not even toilet paper. Nicholas Sposato, alderman of Chicago’s 36th ward, recently held a toilet paper drive for the schools in his community.
  • Rahm Emanuel condemns 'brazen' Chicago shooting

    09/20/2013 2:25:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel condemned a Thursday night shooting on Chicago’s South Side that wounded 13 people, including a three-year-old boy. “Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for,” said Obama’s former chief of staff in the first of a series of tweets Friday morning. “The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Emanuel added. Witnesses said several gunmen fired at least 20 shots at a group on basketball courts, according to NBC News’s Chicago affiliate. The station said...
  • Show Your Mind, Not Your Behind [Billboard Intended for young black males]

    09/17/2013 5:20:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    WHAM-TV ^ | 9/17/13
    A businessman has a message for young African-American men: pull up your pants!
  • Police: 2 shot near Georgia Dome on Falcons game day, hospitalized in stable condition

    09/15/2013 1:38:34 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | September 15, 2013 | ciated Press
    ... Department spokesman John Chafee says a man was shot in the leg and a woman was shot in the arm Sunday afternoon. Chafee says the shooting happened on Northside Drive near Markham Street, about three blocks south of the Georgia Dome, where thousands gathered to watch the Falcons play the St. Louis Rams.