“We Are Undermining Human Potential”: Sen. Cory Booker Rails Against Racial Disparities In Marijuana Convictions

- By Bossip Staff

“This is one of those issues, like the civil rights movement of the 1960s, where it should pull all Americans together to say enough is enough,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) told Vox. The Senator is baffled by the fact that both groups, Black and White, use and sell marijuana at the same rate, but African Americans are 3.7 times more likely to be arrested for it.

[Madamenoire]


Colorado Pulls In Record Sales From Marijuana; Money Goes Straight To Public Schools

Sales of recreational marijuana reached a record high in Colorado in January. Retail recreational sales started in the state on Jan. 1, 2014. Consumers spent more than $36 million just in that month alone, according to Cannabist. This earned Colorado about $2.35 million in taxes. Statewide there is a 10 percent sales tax and 15 percent excise tax on recreational pot. All this money, by law, will be funneled into Colorado’s public school system, reports The Grio.

[Madamenoire]


Black Kid Metal Band Unlocking The Truth Want Out Sony Contract

Do artists with a national buzz still need record labels? As the new age debate trudges on, Unlocking The Truth, the overnight sensation metal band consisting of African-American teens from Brooklyn, are looking to free themselves from the million-dollar deal they signed with Sony last July. Reports Billboard: Unlocking the Truth, the heavy metal band of three African-American teens from Brooklyn who signed a much-ballyhooed contract with Sony, is looking to become a free agent.

[HipHopWired]


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