The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that owners of private companies can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance covering birth control for women.
Add up the earnings of Jay Z, Taylor Swift and Kanye West since 2009, and the total is $544 million. It’s an astounding sum, but Michael Jackson has earned more than all three—combined—since his death five years ago.
unemployment has been an ongoing concern among African American workers,
recent underemployment numbers are troubling, according to the National
Urban League. The statistics are noted in the League’s annual State of
Black America report.
We agree with most pundits about the most recent Quinnipiac poll on
Mayor de Blasio’s approval rating: it’s much too early. According to
the poll—more than 1200 New Yorkers were questioned—the mayor’s approval
rating has dipped precipitously to 47 percent since January when he
polled 53 percent. But even his most ardent critics appear willing to cut him slack given
the unusually bad weather, particularly the heavy accumulation of snow,
the charter school fiasco, and his imbroglio with Gov. Cuomo over the
financing of pre-K.