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Private Prison Management Company Seeks Guaranteed 90% Occupancy From States

Private Prison Management Company Seeks Guaranteed 90% Occupancy From States

A $250 million proposal from private prison management company, Corrections Corporation of America, is asking 48 states to guarantee the corporation a 90% occupancy rate for at least 20 years. The proposal comes as states are struggling to reduce bloated prison populations and tight budgets. State officials argue the program could pressure criminal justice officials to seek […]

Watch: Video Shows Cop Beating Unarmed Teen in Head With a Gun

Watch: Video Shows Cop Beating Unarmed Teen in Head With a Gun

Fox News Baltimore recently aired surveillance video of a cop beating a Maryland teen in the head with a gun. The teen, Ryan Dorm, had not committed a crime, but says cops deemed him suspicious anyway. Ryan Dorm’s friend was wearing a ski mask on the cold and wintry night, and that’s what triggered suspicion, according to […]

Caught on Tape: L.A. Cops Body Slam 5’4 Nurse Twice in Del Taco Parking Lot

Caught on Tape: L.A. Cops Body Slam 5’4 Nurse Twice in Del Taco Parking Lot

It seems that the rest of America is slowly learning what the African-American community has known for years; that within the police force is a squadron of brutes. How else can you explain why this 5’4 nurse was body slammed twice by police after they pulled her over for talking on her cell phone while […]

Maria Lloyd: Is Your Hair Keeping You Unemployed? Hampton University’s Business School Thinks So

Maria Lloyd: Is Your Hair Keeping You Unemployed? Hampton University’s Business School Thinks So

by Maria Lloyd As an alum of an HBCU, I am embarrassed by the decision made to ban male students from wearing dreadlocks and cornrows at Hampton University’s School of Business. The school’s dean, Sid Credle, argues that the ban has been effective in helping students land corporate jobs and that they should look the part when […]

Dr. Boyce: Does Hip Hop Influence Young People? Just Ask Adolph Hitler or any Good Psychologist

Dr. Boyce:  Does Hip Hop Influence Young People?  Just Ask Adolph Hitler or any Good Psychologist

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, KultureKritic.com Today I did an appearance on Hot 97 in New York City with Lisa Evers, Dr. Christopher Emdin and a few other people.  The conversation centered around whether hip hop has any impact on what our kids are doing with their lives.  The question is simple for anyone who’s spent […]

50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather are the New Tyson and Tupac: Will Their Story End the Same Way?

50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather are the New Tyson and Tupac:  Will Their Story End the Same Way?

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, KultureKritic.com You may have read about the decision of the rapper 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) to jump into the fight promotions business.   Observers are stating that it is a strong possibility that 50 Cent made this move so that he could work with one of his best friends, World […]

Major Bankster Says that Big Banks Need to be Broken Up

Major Bankster Says that Big Banks Need to be Broken Up

The man who helped usher in the area of multipurpose financial firms says that big banks in the United States should be broken up to protect taxpayers. As CEO of financial services company Travelers Group, Sanford “Sandy” Weill negotiated a $76 billion merger with Citicorp, formerly the City Bank of New York, in 1998—an action […]

LA City Council Votes to Outlaw Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

LA City Council Votes to Outlaw Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to outlaw medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, but they also approved a measure that could allow approximately 180 storefronts to remain open under stricter guidelines. According to the Associated Press, the ban will go into effect 30 days after official approval by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who […]

NCAA Puts the Financial Hammer on Penn State, Crippling the School for a Decade

NCAA Puts the Financial Hammer on Penn State, Crippling the School for a Decade

While not fully shutting down Pennsylvania State University’s football program, the NCAA has reacted to the widespread negligence revealed by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal by punishing it harshly, imposing a slew of penalties including a $60 million fine and a four-year postseason ban. It is expected that the resulting damage to what […]

Paterno Covered Up Molestation, So Some Say Eddie Robinson Should Get His Record Back

Paterno Covered Up Molestation, So Some Say Eddie Robinson Should Get His Record Back

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, KultureKritic.com An attorney in Louisiana is pushing to reinstate legendary coach Eddie Robinson to the top of the all-time wins list after it was revealed that Penn State Coach Joe Paterno was part of a long-term cover-up of child molestation taking place at the university over a number of years.  The […]