A Republican lawmaker in Texas has proposed a bill that would criminalize abortion while at the same time forcing women to be “more personally responsible” for their sexual behavior. Tony Tinderholt told The Texas Observer, “Right now, they don’t make it important to be personally responsible because they know that they have a backup of ‘Oh, I can just go get an abortion.’ … but consenting adults need to also consider the repercussions of the sexual relationship.” — Black women make up disproportionate amount of abortions in U.S. —  The bill was introduced last week and is called the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act. It would effectivelyRead More →

According to President Trump’s executive order citizens of seven Muslim countries have been barred from entering the United States for a minimum of 90 days. Some Muslim countries were left off of the list even though they have serious problems with terror. Interestingly enough, Trump does not have any personal business ties to the countries on the list, those he does have big investments in those left off it. The executive order that was signed on Friday has suspended the issuing of visas or travel permits to those from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Between the years 1975 and 2015 not aRead More →

Donald Trump continues to shock the world with his questionable appointments of high cabinet positions. According to the BBC News, he is reshuffling the US National Security Council (NSC), downgrading the military chiefs of staff and giving a regular seat to his chief strategist and known white supremacist Steve Bannon. The order was signed on Saturday. The National Security Council is the staff inside the White House that coordinates decision-making by the president on such matters, in coordination with outside departments including the State Department and the Pentagon, NPR explains. And now Bannon, who was formerly the head of the Alt right-wing, Breitbart News website, willRead More →

Mississippi Republican lawmaker Rep. Tom Weathersby has proposed a new piece of legislation that would make it illegal to wear “sagging” pants. Under the law, individuals who sag their pants could either be fined or forced to attend psychological counseling, reports the Huffington Post. In an interview with Mississippi Today, Weathersby, said: “Personally, I like to see people dressed when they’re in public and I like to see people with their pants up.” From the Huffington Post: Weathersby’s bill, introduced last week, would make it “unlawful for any person to wear pants, shorts or clothing bottoms that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgarRead More →

After voters raised their voice in approval for South Fulton to become its own city in last year’s election in November 2016, the once unincorporated part of Fulton County now prepares for municipal elections on March 21, 2017.   The election will include 71 candidates, nine for mayor and 62 for council members vying for position of mayor and seven city council member positions. Backgrounds of candidates include attorneys, professionals, entrepreneurs, retirees, community organizers, and a college student.   Early voting will be held on February 27th at South Service Center and Wolf Creek Library. The official charter will take effect on May 1st, atRead More →

Two months after the approval of the city of Stonecrest as a municipality, the newly incorporated city will hold elections for mayor and city council members on March 21st, 2017.   20 people are slated to run in a contested race with candidates of varied backgrounds including education, law enforcement, business, medicine, tech, and even one Yale University graduate student.   Stonecrest is a city of about 50,000 residents and includes most of southeast DeKalb County, and areas surrounding Lithonia and the Mall at Stonecrest. It sits along I-20. The main goal of cityhood for Stonecrest is for the municipality to have economic autonomy. SupportersRead More →