Logo

News Tab

Tag : young

Eric Holder Hears From The People Of Ferguson Face To Face

Read More

FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the “eyes of the nation and the world” are on this small suburb of St. Louis where an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by police earlier this month. The issues raised by Michael Brown’s death, Holder said, have simmered “beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson.” Before a larger meeting at St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley, the…

Obama Calls Michael Brown Tragedy ‘Heartbreaking’

Read More

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama weighed in Tuesday with his first public comments on the shooting of an unarmed African American teenager by a police officer, a controversy that has gained nationwide attention and sparked days of protests in the St. Louis suburb where the altercation took place. On Aug. 9, Michael Brown, 18, was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson Police Department has said that…

A Few Bold Members Of Congress Join Fight Against Long-Standing Anti-Abortion Policy

Read More

Lawmakers who support abortion rights have long fought against policies that restrict women’s access to the procedure, such as gestational limits, mandatory waiting periods and physical building requirements on clinics. But one federal anti-abortion policy has remained virtually untouchable for nearly four decades: the Hyde amendment. The amendment, which prevents federal funds from being used to pay for abortion, has been passed as an attachment to federal budget bills since…

Woman sets her husband on fire for molesting her daughter

Read More

What would you do if you found out that your boyfriend or husband was having sex with your child?  This was the dilemma faced by a woman who claims that her husband was sleeping with her 7-year old daughter.  Tatanysha Hedmon, a 40-year old woman in Washington, is now facing multiple charges for allegedl setting her husband on fire after finding out that he was molesting her daughter. The woman…

House Votes To Strip Deportation Relief From Dreamers

Read More

WASHINGTON — House Republicans voted on Friday to strip protections from undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, putting more than a half-million young people at risk for deportation despite their longstanding ties to the United States. The bill was approved 216 to 192, largely along party lines. Four Democrats — Reps. John Barrow (D-Ga.), Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) — voted with Republicans to end the…

Wall Street Journal Editorial Scolds Republican ‘Deportation Caucus’

Read More

The Wall Street Journal editorial page excoriated Republicans on Saturday for positioning themselves as the party of maximum deportations. House Republicans late Friday night had succeeded in passing two immigration bills — one measure that would strip protections from the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers and a funding bill meant to address the influx of 57,500 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Republican leaders pulled a…

Obama On Border Crisis: House Bill ‘Extreme And Unworkable’

Read More

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama criticized House Republicans on Friday for planning to pass “the most extreme and unworkable versions of a bill that they already know is going nowhere” amid an ongoing border crisis. “They’re not even trying to actually solve the problem,” Obama said of the House GOP at a press conference from the White House. “This is a message bill that they couldn’t pull off yesterday, so…

House Democrats Fume Over GOP’s Border Crisis Bill

Read More

WASHINGTON — House Democrats delivered a full-throated condemnation of the revamped GOP border bill on Friday, calling the bill “mean-spirited” and stressing its purely political purposes. Flanked by Congressional Hispanic Caucus members and Democratic leaders, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused Republicans of creating further polarization on the issue of immigration reform rather than looking for compromise. “Instead of responding to the concerns and objections, Republicans have moved more to the…

Concentrate on Africa’s Children

Read More

President Obama is convening the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit with over 50 African leaders in Washington D.C. next week. The event will have a strong focus on Africa’s long-term economic growth, under the theme of “Investing in the Next Generation.” To us, the next generation is, quite simply, Africa’s children. Some may think that concentrating on the economic well-being of Africa has little to do with children, but we strongly…

House Scraps Vote On Bill To Address Border Crisis

Read More

WASHINGTON — The House abruptly removed a bill from its schedule that would provide $659 million in funding to address the ongoing border crisis, after initially planning to vote on the measure Thursday. After meeting Thursday afternoon, House Republicans are set to meet again Friday morning to discuss the next steps for a border bill, delaying a planned congressional recess. The bill had significant opposition from Democrats, but GOP leadership decided to add a…

House Republicans Vow To Stay In Washington Until They Vote On Border Funding

Read More

WASHINGTON — After canceling a vote on funding to address the border crisis because not enough House Republicans supported it, GOP members were scrambling for a new solution so they don’t go home to face constituents with nothing. Members met Thursday afternoon to figure out a game plan. Afterward, they said there was near-consensus on one thing: They’ll stay in Washington, postponing the start of their August recess, until they…

President Obama touts expansion of ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ program

President Obama touts expansion of ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ program

Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obamaannounced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with educators, star athletes, companies and foundations announcing partnerships to help minority boys in conjunction with his “My Brother’s Keeper” program. Obama, who first announced his initiative in February, said Monday they plan to continue to build support for the program around the nation to ensure those who are…

Watch Michael Sam’s powerful, show-stopping speech at the ESPYs

Read More

LOS ANGELES — Michael Sam delivered an incredibly powerful speech after accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2014 ESPYs on Wednesday night. There weren’t many dry eyes in the room following the words of Sam, who was honored for his decision to publicly come out and become the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL. Sam emotionally quoted Ashe’s words of wisdom, that included: Start Where You…

Ex-sheriff gets prison in meth-for-sex case

Read More

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Colorado sheriff to 15 months in prison for repeatedly violating his probation in a meth-for-sex case, saying the lawman, who was once regarded as a hero, had exhausted his opportunities to reform. Patrick Sullivan was sentenced two years after pleading guilty to plying young men with methamphetamine in exchange for sexual favors. The 71-year-old was once named the nation’s top sheriff and won…

California Mass Killer Enraged at “Ugly Black Filth” Who Dated White Girls | breakingbrown.com

Read More

Before mass shooter Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a killing spree, gunning down six people and wounding eight in a southern California college town, he detailed his reasoning in a 137 page manifesto. Judging from the manifesto left by the Santa Barbara shooter, he was a socially awkward,  mentally disturbed young man. He was also a racist who couldn’t understand why women didn’t like him. In his rant, he lamented…