Pepsi Co., facing a lawsuit from a man who claims to have found a mouse in his Mountain Dew can, has an especially creative, if disgusting, defense: their soda would have dissolved a dead mouse before the man could have found it. more
The Food and Drug Administration's latest move concerning the use of antibiotics in farm animals garnered a good deal of praise last week, but public health advocates say much more is needed. more
Nearly 20 months after its massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill – and just as the nation focuses on New Orleans, host of the BCS title game – BP is pushing a slick nationwide public relations campaign to persuade Americans that the Gulf region has recovered. more
In March of this year, I proposed to several comrades within the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and several other radical Black formations that we take some initiative to develop a grassroots platform and national organizing process to develop a Black Agenda. For many reasons, chief amongst them my lack of capacity to initiate and sustain the initiative as envisioned, this small effort did not come together. That it, or something akin to it, needs to, I think goes without question given the living conditions of the vast majority of our people.
On November 7th, regardless of whether President Obama is reelected, or if Romney will assume the post of President and replace him, African and all oppressed and working people are going to be in for a ruff ride the next four years and beyond as a direct result of the agendas both of these figures and their respective parties are aiming to pursue.
As pronounced by the United Nations General Assembly, 2011 was the Year of People of African Descent. This year of education was planned to coincide with the 10-year commemorative anniversary of the Durban World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) and the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA).