In this press release, the ABA retaliates against the soda tax study in Health Affairs stating that “Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages will not reduce obesity….a wide range of factors contribute to these health conditions.” more
A new study published in the journal Health Affairs shows that a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages would prevent nearly 26,000 lives, generate $13 billion in tax revenues, and save $17 billion in healthcare-related expenses. more
New York City’s health department releases an ad campaign that has spurred controversy over its visual shock element that links soda consumption with amputations. more
Let me start by saying, that I have a very hard time understanding why any person of African descent would want to be the President of the United States of America. The United States government is responsible for some of the most horrific crimes committed against African people over the past 200 plus years.
After 7 days on strike, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) agreed to a new contract on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. The new contract is a blow to the “Race to the Top” agenda of President Barack Obama and his market driven orientation to school reform. This blow has stalled the drive to privatize education in the United States being lead by transnational capital and neo-liberal ideological forces. But, no one should assume that this victory has stopped the neo-liberal assault on public education and public goods in general by any means.
While most of the people of African descent in the United States will be watching Obama’s pole numbers and shuttering in fear at the next feudal inspired declaration of Romney, there is another upcoming election with profound implications for people of African descent throughout the Americas.