When we talk about the quality of healthcare in Black communities, think Huffman. Or don’t. I’m sure y’all already know about Buckeye State lawmaker Steve Huffman’s — um — musings about why African Americans have higher COVID-19 infection rates: Could it just be that African Americans or the colored population do not wash their hands […]Read More Quick comment and advice on Ohio State Senator Steve Huffman wondering if African Americans or ‘colored’ people are hit harder by coronavirus because they ‘do not wash their hands as well’
America’s partisan debate about healthcare reform is like a couple who lives together and has a recurring argument about what to do with a crazy uncle who lives with them. Crazy Uncle has a habit of robbing — and sometimes harming — people in the couple’s neighborhood. One of the partners suggests addressing the problem by […]Read More Healthcare Debate: Your Crazy Uncle’s Huge Theater Production
[T]he linkages between human rights and access to water and sanitation are deeply interwoven. And because water, as a fundamental resource, cuts across all aspects of sustainable development, recognizing this connection is not only critical to achieving [Sustainable Development Goal 6 regarding water and sanitation] but the broader 2030 Agenda. — Michel Jarraud, United Nations […]Read More I WANT TO SEE GOV. SNYDER DRINK FLINT RIVER WATER – AT A UN HEARING
Anyone following the Detroit water crisis will have learned a valuable lesson this week: living a healthy life has nothing to do with human rights—at least not when paying for clean, running water is concerned. I’ll tone down my heavily-opinionated approach today and let you reach your own conclusion about US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes’ […]Read More DETROIT, WATER, BANKS & HUMAN RIGHTS
The Food and Drug Administration has some big news: the new food product nutrition labels will feature calorie counts in larger font! Yep. Larger font. This way, you can have a bold look at how many grams of poison you could potentially put into your system… Come on, FDA! I know you guys […]Read More FDA, STOP PLAYING…
As radiation levels and leaks in Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have now reached levels that can “kill an unprotected human within hours,” The Guardian reports today that the South Korean government has banned seafood imports from Japan’s Fukushima region and adjacent areas because Japanese power company Tepco released […]Read More WHO ELSE WILL BAN JAPAN’S NUCLEAR FISH?
Any politician who brings a box of Popeye’s chicken and a smirk to a State Senate hearing about reducing poverty as a “silent protest” in support of a colleague who correlates Black folks’ supposed fried chicken fetish with being broke is not even remotely serious about discussing anything. We have respective […]Read More SAINE AND MARBLE’S FRIED CHICKEN THEORY OF POVERTY
Leave it to big food companies – in this instance through senior-level Coca-Cola executive Katie Bayne – to give us pointers on how to drink the sodas and other forms of liquid sugar Coca-Cola sells without catching a load of diseases science has linked to the consumption of these beverages. Here’s what the 45-year old […]Read More COCA COLA – HEALTHY LIFESTYLE COUNSELOR!