Tagged: Cuba

New Report Says Hispanics Outlive Whites & Blacks

“America” dance scene in West Side Story, the movie

Firstly I can’t stand the pluralized versions of Hispanics, Whites and Blacks. Now that that’s out the way, here’s what researchers found out about Latinos in the US are living longer than Black and White folks.

US government researchers and other experts say: Continue reading

Newark’s Water Wars Could Be Coming To A CIty Near You

Photo Credit: the People’s Organization for Progress Reparations Committee via firemtn.blogspot.com

This is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme that will make rates go up and service and water quality go down for the people of Newark,” ~ Jeff Tittel, NJ Sierra Club Director

Times is hard for Cubans and residents of Newark, NJ. So hard toilet paper is a luxury. Continue reading

Stephen Hawking: Colonize Space Or Face Human Extinction

Stephen Hawking does The Simpsons

Our only chance of long-term survival is not to remain inward looking on planet Earth, but to spread out into space…

Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill.” ~Stephen Hawking

In an interview with the science website Big Think famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said humankind should abandon the planet and colonize space in the next 200 years. Continue reading


For African Americans and other people of color, I hope you can support the clean energy solutions that will make our communities more prosperous. This isn’t the time to surrender to feelings of hopelessness and despair. It’s time to tell our friends, neighbors and elected officials why clean energy is good for our communities and our country.”

R&B singer Omarion has recently decided to kick the truth to the young Black youth and everyone else about clean energy in an op-ed post.

Omarion also explains that he recently finished The Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! tour with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green For All and none other than Biz Markie among others. The tour was designed to bring together the youth, African Americans, the Hip Hop community, and various faiths to get active about the need for clean energy jobs and a greener future for all Americans. Continue reading

Are You Here For The Love Of Obama?

Look at him. Isn’t he lovely? I think this year a few more persons out there than just Michelle Obama will have President Barack Obama as their Valentine this year.

For those who care about that sort of thing President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is 50% in the most recent three-day Gallup Daily tracking, from Jan. 29-31. I don’t know about you but I’ve never seen a Gallup rep with a clipboard or gotten a call from these people. Who cares about that anyway?

Our president is dreamy though isn’t he? Tall, dark and handsome. Loves his wife, kids and that little dog of theirs.

Covert war with Pakistan what? Getting rid of Van Jones who? How can we think about things like this when our new president is such a fox…and he loves us, right? Continue reading

Oh Sh*t, Times Is Hard For Cubans Running Out Of Toilet Paper


The United States’ financial crisis is having a devastating effect on so called third world countries in general, however Cuba’s economy specifically is in a serious crisis with very real ramifications. Last year Cuba experienced 3 hurricanes as well thereby depleting much of their financial resources. The Communist led government has taken extraordinary measures, lowering the prices of 24 basic goods and by the end of the year there will be “there will be an important importation of toilet paper”.

And you thought you had problems…

Biz Markie- “Toilet Stool Rap”

I have always liked that Biz was willing to go there. C’mon, admit it- it’s catchy. Biz really puts it in the pocket err… um the toilet at the end. I don’t know, maybe I’m just biased towards songs with universal themes.

To buy the single click on TSR (Toilet Stool Rap)

Src: Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short

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