Archive for February, 2016

Illinois Sues Prisoner for Room and Board
By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Illinois Sues Prisoner for Room and Board

                                               Johnny Melton was convicted on a drug charge and subsequently served 15 months in prison for his crime.  Prior to being released, he was sued by the Illinois Department of Corrections to recover the cost of his incarceration.  The State won the suit and collected some $20,000 from the $31,690 Milton had received […]

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Study finds Hollywood Dominated by White Males
By February 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Study finds Hollywood Dominated by White Males

When the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced nominations for Oscars earlier this year, there was an outcry because, for the second straight year, there was an absence of black nominees in any of the acting categories. The situation gave rise to the online hashtag OscarsSoWhite. However, some activists like director Spike Lee […]

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Vaginal-Ring Gives Some Protection Against HIV Infection
By February 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Vaginal-Ring Gives Some Protection Against HIV Infection

                                   The results of an HIV research study known as ASPIRE were released on Monday, in Boston, at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).  The study indicated that women in the study who used a special drug-treated vaginal-ring (Dapivirine Microbicide Ring) once per month reduced their risk of contracting HIV by […]

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Will Superdelegates Win Clinton the Nomination?
By February 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Will Superdelegates Win Clinton the Nomination?

Bernie Sanders can win more caucuses and primaries than Hillary Clinton and still lose the Democratic nomination. That’s because of the power of Democratic superdelegates. In selecting a candidate for the presidential nomination, the Democratic Party has both elected  delegates and unelected delegates. Elected delegates are acquired through the popular vote in state caucuses and […]

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Troubled-Days Ahead for Bill Cosby
By February 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Troubled-Days Ahead for Bill Cosby

                                                      It looks more and more like Bill Cosby will stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.  Both Constand and Cosby have past association with Temple University: Constand was a former employee and Cosby an undergraduate student and a star athlete. After graduating from Temple, […]

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