A 20-year-old diagnosed with HIV or AIDS today can expect to live 50 years, due to groundbreaking advances in treatment since the discovery of the virus 30 years ago. Despite the progress, troubling trends remain: 47,500 new cases of HIV infection are diagnosed each year in the U.S. And in the African-American community, the statistics are even more grim: The virus continues to strike a disproportionate number of blacks, and their death rates are higher than other ethnic groups. In New Jersey, African-Americans make up 14 percent of the population but constitute 53 percent of the people
Comments: New infections run about triple the annual "gun" deaths in the US, and thanks to the Down Low and prison cultures, black women are 20 times more likely than white women to be infected.
So, we conclude that AIDS is racist and Emperor Zero does not care about his own kind (closeted or black, take your pick).
The virus doesn´t "strike" a person, like a bolt of lightning might strike. A person CONTRACTS the virus, through an action. They make it sound like a person is unlucky rather than doing something that has a price.
You´re right #2, the 4 large vectors in the world have been transfusions of infected blood, sharing needles, infected men having sex with young virgin girls, and infected men engaging in anal sex. So why is there a large disparity between black and white women? Are there any courageous black leaders out there who would like to take this on? I understand that by asking the question I will be defined as a racist and sexist.
It´s OK to say African-Americans have a disproportionately high rate of HIV. Left alone this statement implies victimhood. But start asking why the rates are so high, if irresponsible behavior is the root cause... Well, that must be racist...
Neighbors in Hoboken were still reeling yesterday over the killing of Ralph Erick Santiago, 46, of Hoboken on Sept. 10 and the arrest Friday of three teenage boys who have been charged with the murder. “It’s a bad thing they did,” said Craig Davis, 56, of the three teens. “Their whole lives are ruined.” Police believe the boys followed Santiago and one of the boys threw a punch at Santiago’s head in what detectives believe was a game of “knockout,” Hudson County Acting Prosecutor Gaetano T. Gregory said. The boys, two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old, all from
Years of recession and financial crisis have turned almost one in ten of the UK’s 2.5 million companies into “zombies”, threatening a “surge of insolvencies” as they are left behind by the improving economy. In new report published today, financial health monitoring group Company Watch says the number of so-called zombie businesses has soared by 108 per cent in the last five years, to 227,000. These companies, which are producing at best only enough cash to service their bank and supplier debts, have liabilities far in excess of their assets and yet collectively employ around 500,000 people.
Trenton — After four days without a shooting, city police responded to three over the course of eight hours on Friday night and Saturday morning. At about 5:15 p.m. on Friday, a 26-year-old man was shot at close range on the 400 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, Lt. Mark Kieffer said. The victim, Marquise Allen, remains at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where his condition has been upgraded from critical to stable, hospital staff said. Police described the suspect as a tall man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black ski mask and black jeans.
If you crave a cappuccino in the morning or buy a latte with lunch, you might need a double espresso after reading this. The most expensive ingredient in your takeaway coffee is not the beans flown in from South America – it’s the cup. The packaging used by High Street chains costs twice as much as the beans they use, according to a study. With demand for coffee higher than ever, researchers analysed the production costs of a cappuccino at the most popular coffee shops to establish whether customers are getting value for money. They found that the cost of the coffee
Pupils were sent home after a school was closed by an infestation of mites blamed on a £6million eco-roof project. Children complained of bites and itches as a result of the pests which spread through Walney School in Barrow-in-Furness from roof vents on the new classroom block. The 700-pupil Cumbria secondary school closed early on Friday for a full-scale fumigation while experts attempt to identify the exact cause of the infestation of harvest mites. But chairman of governors Dennis Laird said: ‘The fact is the school never had problems with mites when it all had a
Swisher International will lay off 250 employees in Jacksonville as it moves some of its cigar-making production from the city to the Dominican Republic. The company, the world’s largest cigar maker, notified the employees on Friday that the layoffs will take place over the next 12 months. The action follows 150 layoffs last year. Joe Augustus, senior vice for global affairs, said several factors caused the decision. “We have established competitors bringing in cigars from offshore at a very low price,” he said. “And we’ve got government regulation and taxation that increases the cost.” When excise taxes were increased on
At least 22 people are reported to be dead and 50 injured as a gun fight continues between police and armed men at a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. One witness claimed gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that only non-Muslims would be targeted. Security guards were seen wheeling out bloodstained bodies in shopping trolleys from upmarket mall in the Westlands district of the city, witnesses said, after the attack that broke out at midday today. Locals and tourists who had come out shopping on the sunny Saturday morning ran screaming from the building
Tunisian women who have travelled to Syria to offer themselves to Islamist fighters are returning home pregnant with rebels´ children, it has been revealed. A Tunisian government minister told members of parliament this week the women, who are waging ´sexual jihad´, are ´having sexual relations with 20,30,100´ men before returning to Tunisia pregnant. Interior Minister Lotfi ben Jeddou made the revelations at the National Constituent Assembly on Thursday, though didn´t elaborate on the number of women who have returned in this condition. ´After the sexual liaisons they have there in the name of ´jihad al-nikah´ — (sexual holy war, in Arabic)
Asbury Park – Authorities are investigating yet another shooting in the city. This one, less than two days after authorities touted a crackdown on crime that netted more than 100 arrests in the crime-plagued community in six weeks and just hours before the start of a two-day gun buyback initiative. The most-recent shooting was reported shortly after 12:20 a.m. on Friday, when a 29-year-old man was shot multiple times on the 1200 block of Washington Avenue, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said outside of a gun buy back event at Asbury Park Shiloh Community Fellowship Ministry
Washington — Sens. Robert Menendez and Jeffrey Chiesa and Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. announced more than $17 million from two federal grant programs Thursday, including $1.3 million to reimburse Paramus for cleaning up debris left by Superstorm Sandy and more than $8 million for economic development programs in Bergen County. The grants announced by Menendez and Chiesa, totaling $6.3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), included: — $1.3 million to Paramus for loading, hauling and disposal of debris left by Sandy. — $3.7 million to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management for grants-processing expenses. — $1.3 million to the New Jersey
Phoenix - ECOtality, the electric car-charging company that operates more than 600 charging stations in Arizona, may be about to close its door. Last month, the company disclosed a myriad of problems with the SEC. In that filing, ECOtality released the following statement: "Although the Company is currently exploring options for a restructuring or sale of the entire business and/or assets of the Company, the Company may need to file a petition commencing a case under the United States Bankruptcy Code as part of any such process or otherwise in the very near future." ECOtality was heavily involved in the
No, it wasn´t part of their act. Two elderly men who work as clowns crashed their minivan in West York, Pa., last week on their way to a local fair, according to a report by the York Daily Record. The driver — 83-year-old James Billingsley, a.k.a. "Dimples the Clown" — missed the entrance of the fair and collided with an SUV while making a U-turn, police told the newspaper. The minivan was pulling a clown car behind it, police said. (Snip) "Dimples" was wearing oversize clown shoes, the newspaper reported, but police said the shoes didn´t play a role
Speaking at the annual Congressional Black Caucus dinner, President Obama excoriated congressional Republicans Saturday night for risking a government shutdown, and vowed to stop their efforts to defund his health-care plan. “It is time for these folks to stop governing by crisis,” Mr. Obama said at the Washington Convention Center. “Some want to shut down the government rather than provide people with health care!” Referring to Republicans’ strategy to defund Obamacare, the president said he wanted to speak “as clearly as I can.” “It’s not going to happen,” he said. The administration and congressional Republicans are on a collision course over a
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by urging Americans not to give up on a transformation in gun laws that he argued are to blame for an epidemic of violence. "There is nothing inevitable about it — it comes about because of decisions we make or fail to make," Obama said. Reprising his role of the nation´s consoler in chief after yet another mass shooting, Obama issued a call to action on gun control measures (Snip) "Our tears are not enough," Obama told thousands gathered to mourn at the Marine Barracks.
As the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination approaches, so does the merchandising onslaught — books, movies, commemorative magazines. But there is one aspect of this commercialism that remains surprising: The most shameless huckster of Kennedy mythology and memorabilia is Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg. Her public image is that of the classy, quiet keeper of the Kennedy legacy, the civic-minded former lawyer who publishes books on poetry while her cousins crash into trees and kick nurses. With the bar for Kennedy comportment set so low, it’s almost impossible for Caroline not to look good. Look closer, though, and it’s clear that Caroline’s image is
In recent columns in the mainstream press, columnists have been distorting gleefully the Pope´s recent statements to make it appear he´s the liberal that will bring the Catholic Church in line with their own agenda. In actuality, Pope Francis is no more likely to approve gay marriage or homosexual activity than any other pope. If the media were less agenda-driven, they would be trying to debunk a miracle that defies explanation and which involves Pope Francis when he was a bishop in Argentina in 1996.
At least 23 people have been shot, five of them fatally, in Chicago since Friday, police said. The weekend violence began just one day after 13 people were injured in a Chicago park. The victims from Thursday´s shooting included 10 males and three females, including 3-year-old Deonta Howard -- known as "Tay-man" -- who was shot in the jaw and listed in critical condition. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said an assault style rifle with a high capacity magazine was used in the park shooting. McCarthy added that based on witness interviews, the attack appears to be gang-related, as several
On Sunday, Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday, said that Republicans in Washington were savaging Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) behind Cruz´s back before Cruz´s appearance on the program to discuss defunding Obamacare. In an appearance on Washington D.C.´s Fox 5 to preview his Sunday show, Wallace said, "I will tell you I have never in my time in Washington seen a party so upset with one of its own members." He said he had been flooded with opposition research on Cruz--from Republicans. Later on Fox News Sunday, Wallace said these "top Republicans" gave
Washington - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi continued to offer effusive praise for Hillary Clinton, saying the former secretary of state would be one of the best-prepared incoming presidents if she decided to run in 2016. "If she does, she will win and when she becomes president, she´ll be one of the best-equipped, best-prepared people to enter the White House in a very long time," Pelosi said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN´s "State of the Union." Noting Clinton´s experience as secretary of state, as a U.S. senator from New York and as a first lady, Pelosi said Clinton would
Last week, Starbucks asked its American customers to please not bring their guns into the coffee shop. This is part of the company´s concern about customer safety and follows a ban in the summer on smoking within 25 feet of a coffee shop entrance and an earlier ruling about scalding hot coffee. After the celebrated Liebeck v McDonald´s case in 1994, involving a woman who suffered third-degree burns to her thighs, Starbucks complies with the Specialty Coffee Association of America´s recommendation that drinks should be served at a maximum temperature of 82C. Although it was brave of Howard Schultz, the company´s
Arguing federal workers should not get special treatment, Rand Paul says he does not want taxpayers subsidizing the personal health care plans of any federal employee — including Chief Justice John Roberts — anymore. With some in Congress arguing lawmakers and their staff should not get subsidies to cover their health insurance as President Obama’s health care law goes into effect, the Republican senator from Kentucky told The Daily Caller on Sunday that he’s going to start pushing a constitutional amendment that goes even further. Paul’s proposal — outlawing any special exemptions for government employees — would mean all federal
It´s hard for Ted Cruz to be humble. Part of the challenge stems from his résumé, which the Texas senator wears like a sandwich board. There´s the Princeton class ring that´s always on his right hand and the crimson gown that, as a graduate of Harvard Law School, he donned when called upon to give a commencement speech earlier this year. (Cruz´s fellow Harvard Law alums Barack Obama and Mitt Romney typically perform their graduation duties in whatever robes they´re given.) Even Cruz´s favorite footwear, a pair of black ostrich-skin cowboy boots, serves as an advertisement for his credentials and
Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia has suffered major setbacks in that country in the last year and a half. Saturday’s horrific attack on an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya shows al-Shabaab is not only alive but is capable of sowing mayhem outside the borders of the country it has fought over for nearly a decade. The military-style assault Saturday at the Westlake Shopping mall in Nairobi was the first major al-Shabaab attack outside of Somalia since 2010 when the group set off bombs at multiple locations in Kampala, Uganda, killing more than 70 people who had gathered to watch the
This past week President Obama mockingly said that America is “not some banana republic.” As usual, he lied. A father in Towson, Maryland, was forcefully ejected from a local town hall forum for asking the wrong question. Robert Small had concerns over the Common Core education initiative, feeling that it was dumbing down the curriculum in his local school district. “My question is, how does lowering America’s educational standards prepare kids for community college?” asked Small, before soon being approached by a security guard — who was also an off-duty cop — and being dragged away from his seat. The