Poverty Trap: Rich Black Families Far More Likely To Raise “Poor” Sons Than Wealthy Whites, Study

If you think raising a happy baby boy in a well-to-do neighborhood in a wealthy house is will help alley-oop him into the life of similar success, a new study says that is untrue. According to the study by researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the Census Bureau, White boys who grow up rich are likely to remain that way. Black boys raised at the top, however, are more likely to become poor than to stay wealthy in their own adult households.

While most white boys raised in wealthy families will stay rich or upper middle class as adults, but black boys  raised in similarly rich households will not. Meanwhile, black and white girls from families with comparable earnings attain similar individual incomes as adults. But why?
So far the study says the income disparity can’t be explained on a “cognitive” level. Well, duh! These disparities are probably happening socially, and outside the control of their wealthy homes…but, we’re no scientists.
“One of the most popular liberal post-racial ideas is the idea that the fundamental problem is class and not race, and clearly this study explodes that idea,” said Ibram Kendi, a professor and director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. “But for whatever reason, we’re unwilling to stare racism in the face.”
The same study also shows that Black folks have the lowest median income at $38,600 a year. Natives Americans bring in $39,700, Latinos $46,900, $63,200 and Asians at a whopping $80,700 a year, average.
Any surprises here?

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon to run for NY governor

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Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESCynthia Nixon is a lifelong New Yorker
Cynthia Nixon is a lifelong New Yorker

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has announced she is launching a bid for New York governor.

Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbs on the HBO series, plans to challenge incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic party nomination.

The actress announced her plans to challenge the incumbent governor on Twitter on Monday.

The 51-year-old liberal activist, who had long been tipped to run, has never held elected office.

Who is Cynthia Nixon?

Ms Nixon played a career-oriented lawyer from 1998-2004 on television show Sex and the City. She won an Emmy for her work in 2004.

It was presented to her by another television celebrity – Donald Trump, whose presidency she has recently railed against.

Ms Nixon married her wife Christine Marinoni in 2012.

Ms Marinoni, an LGBTQ advocate, worked for Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio until she resigned a month ago.

The couple both contributed financially to his mayoral race.

What’s her platform?

In Monday’s campaign launch video, the actress said: “I love New York. I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else, but something has to change.”

The actress listed several campaign priorities in the clip.

Image copyrightAFPMs Nixon married her wife Christine Marinoni in 2012
Image captionMs Nixon married her wife Christine Marinoni in 2012

“We want our government to work again, on healthcare, ending mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway,” she said.

“We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us. It can’t just be business as usual anymore.”

Ms Nixon has long championed access to quality education in New York.

“I’m a proud public school graduate,” she said, “and a prouder public school parent. I was given chances I just don’t see most of New York’s kids today. Our leaders are letting us down.

“We are the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty.”

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESActress Cynthia Nixon accepts her Emmy from Donald Trump in September 2004 in Los Angeles, California
Image captionActress Cynthia Nixon accepts her Emmy from Donald Trump in 2004

In a January op-ed for CNN, Ms Nixon wrote: “If we’ve learned anything during this first year of the Trump presidency, it’s that the cavalry isn’t coming to save us.

“We ourselves are the cavalry. In 2018, each one of us has to do whatever we can to take the government back. If we want change, we have to go out ourselves and seize it.”

Can she win?

If elected, Nixon would become the first female and first openly gay governor of New York state.

Her fledgling campaign brands her as a progressive alternative to the centrist Mr Cuomo.

The 60-year-old incumbent governor, who is chasing his third term, is often touted as a possible presidential hopeful in 2020.

He has dismissed concerns about potential challengers in the Democratic primary on 13 September.

Image copyrightREUTERSNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo in Harlem, New York City, on 15 January 2018
Image captionGovernor Cuomo has dismissed concerns about potential challengers

“I’m not nervous about whoever runs,” the governor said last week. “There’ll be people who run. That’s called elections, and that’s fine.”

But he could be vulnerable on his political left flank. The Nixon campaign team will take heart from the unexpectedly stiff challenge Mr Cuomo faced in his 2014 re-election from a little-known college lecturer who also positioned herself as a liberal Democrat.

Zephyr Teachout won roughly 34% of the vote to Mr Cuomo’s 62%.

A recent opinion poll by New York’s Siena College before Ms Nixon’s public announcement had Mr Cuomo leading Democrats by 66% to Ms Nixon’s 19%.

The same survey indicated the governor enjoyed an advantage over both Republicans who plan to challenge him, state senator John DeFrancisco and Marc Molinaro.

Allegations of corruption in the state capitol at Albany are likely to be dredged up ahead of election day in November.

Mr Cuomo’s close friend and former aide Joseph Percoco was convicted last week on corruption charges.

Though the governor was not himself accused in the case, his name repeatedly cropped up during the trial.


Meghan Markle Nude Pics, Sexts to Harry: Exposed by ISIS-Linked Website?!?

  • ISIS may be coming after Meghan Markle.

Thankfully, we don’t believe the former actress’ life is in any real danger.

But, if one website in particular has its way, Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry may soon be on life support.

As reported by Radar Online, there’s a website out there that alleges to have terrorist ties and which has apparently set its sights on this future member of The Royal Family.

We’re not about to reveal the website’s name or URL because we don’t want it to see any sort of traffic boost — but the online property has shared an 11-second video of Markle on vacation…

… with her bare boobs on full display.

The site has also shared a number of photos that depict Markle, topless, hanging out with friends and doing Yoga in a rented home.

In a few other snapshots, the ex-Suits star can be seen wrapped in a towel in a hotel room, drinking champagne without a shirt on while reclining on a sofa.

This isn’t the first time talk of Markle’s X-rated past has heated up the Internet.

But there’s on stark difference between these photos and past examples of Markle getting a bit down a dirty:

Harry! And Megan!

Those examples were just that: in the past.

In these new photos, Markle is wearing a blue bracelet that was reportedly gifted to her by Harry during a trip the pair took together to Africa in the summer of 2016.

This would imply that the pictures are fairly new, were taken after Markle started dating the Prince — and may have been sent to the Prince as some sort of act of seduction.

Like a “sext,” as kids these days would say.

“These photos, if real, are recent,” an insider tells Radar Online, adding:

“This is bound to cause even more embarrassment to the Queen and the monarchy as it would suggest she sent these images to Harry!”

Meghan Markle with Her Prince

Markle, of course, is an American.

She is divorced and she is of mixed heritage, with a black mother and a white father.

These facts would be irrelevant in most dating situations, but they would have spelled doom for any Royal relationship just a few years ago.

Many people have been pleasantly surprised by how The Queen and company have opened their arms to Markle, despite these so-called marks on her record.

In a separate post on the aforementioned site, meanwhile, Markle is attacked over her mixed race heritage, referred to by the author as a “savage Sub-Saharan.”

This same source says Harry is prepared to “go to [legal] war” with the website if the photos of Markle prove to be legitimate.

As we said previously, this site alleges to have links to ISIS and adds that it is releasing these scandalous images as part of its plan to force the withdrawal of UK soldiers from “Muslim holy lands,” writing as a warning:

“The pathetically impotent British imperialists would be wise to heed ISIS’ most reasonable demands before even more Meghan nudes are leaked…

“For according to gossip along the caravan lines from Raqqa to Tikrit, there are numerous Meghan pics to come in which she dildos her sin holes with some fried chicken and pigs’ feet.”

Okay, we really don’t want to get on ISIS’ bad side here, but we really doubt there are photos of Meghan Markle out there in which she sticks fried chicken in her… you-know-what.

Still, might we be in for a Royal Family vs. ISIS battle down the line?

“This site is playing with fire posting these this close to Harry and Meghan’s wedding,” concludes Radar.

The wedding is set for May 19.



Wendy Williams ‘breaks down’ and ‘thanks fans for not replacing her’ as she battled illness — Metro

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Girl, 12, had abortion in Britain after being forced to cross from Ireland — Metro

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Some Republicans Alarmed as Trump Tweets Against Robert Mueller — BCNN1 WP

President Donald Trump kept up his attack on the escalating Russia investigation, insisting in a new tweet Monday that it was “a total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!” The comment came a day after a top White House lawyer tried to calm speculation that the president was considering firing the special counsel leading […]

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