President Obama heads to California Wednesday (June 6) where he will speak with members of the gay community, in an attempt to garner their support. The commander in chief is set to begin his two-day run in the state, first in San Francisco, before ending the day further south, at the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender) Leadership […]

With the possibility of recreational marijuana becoming legal in California due to Prop 19, more endorsements have come out in support of its legalization. The NAACP is the latest organization to offer support for the initiative. The NAACP expressed support and “unconditional endorsement” for the initiative after considering recent study released by the Drug Policy […]

Ever sit back and wonder why everything that has the name Martin Luther King, Jr tagged to it is usually a place where something goes wrong and crime seems to run rampant? Most people that live in cities that have a street named after Dr. King will probably make that the street is flooded with […]

A 2-1 ruling by a panel of federal judges could give some semblance of freedom back to the men and women residing in Washington penitentiaries. Acting in the interest of fairness, both legal and socially, a three-judge panel comprised of justices hailing from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted in an effort to […]

Shock happy law enforcement beware, there are new rules of engagement when it comes to the use of Tasers by police officers. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Carl Bryan, a 21-year-old man that found himself temporarily paralyzed only to later be wracked with pain as the shear magnitude of […]

Independents everywhere, including myself, have had the privilege of watching several big wigs in the two major political parties suffer humiliating professional and personal defeats due largely to their sheer ineptitude, greed, and smugness. One such figure, Michael Steele, is feeling the heat after members from within the Grand Ol’ Party (GOP) have called for […]

“Me personally, I feel like if you banging outside of California, stay there cause if you come back to California where it originated at, we have different sets of rules and regulations that don’t apply to you n*ggas and you will become victim of circumstances.” Gang life used to be a means to bring together […]

Officials at the California high school where a 15-year-old student was violently gang raped are moving to tighten security with surveillance cameras, powerful lighting and fences. According to Superintendent Bruce Harter of the West Contra Costa School District, the school had been advised for years to install security cameras and other preemptive security measures but […]