Isiah Carey interviews Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis, rapper/author Willie D, activiist Deric Muhammad, Gladys Marie House, Pastor Alan Lamar Patterson and Kathy Bluford Daniels about the overall impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
New Zealand prime minister vows never to say gunman's name
New Zealand's prime minister announced a ban on all assault rifles, military-style semiautomatic rifles, and high capacity magazines. It comes about a week after 50 people were killed in attacks on two mosques. The self-described white supremacist who attacked the worshippers used to assault rifles that were legally purchased and then modified to enhance firing capability.
The prime minister vows never to say the gunman's name, so why don't we do the same thing in the United States?
"It sends a signal out to would-be copycats. He was seeking attention, and by slamming his name shut, he doesn't get the attention that he wants," said Andy Kahn with Crime Stoppers Houston. "There was a study done recently that found school shooters and wannabe school shooters actually emulated the Columbine shooters, because we gave them the infamy and immortality they don't deserve."Read the full article
Study: Being rich could increase your odds of divorce
It's no secret that conflicts over money is one of the leading causes of stress and divorce in America. It could mean that the more money you earn, the more trouble to come in your marriage.
Financial experts say they see too many couples with a lot of money, but nothing to show for it. They may struggle because their monthly expenses are too high and they're not saving for retirement. In addition, oftentimes a high earning partner may have a spouse that opts not to work as a result, which can lead to conflict.
"If a couple gets into the marriage with unequal credit scores, they're more likely to break up within the first five years," said financial expert Fern Dawkins, citing an MSNBC article. "That made a lot of sense, the person with the better score would have the burden of the mortgage...I could see that leading to a bunch of problems."Read the full article
Former Harris Co. judge helps get man's drug case thrown out of court
A Houston man can breathe a sigh of relief after an Isiah Factor contributor came to his rescue.
It was early March when business owner Davion Anderson was arrested by HPD on a drug charge. He was charged with possession of a dangerous drug.
That so-called "dangerous drug" was a form of Penicillin.Read the full article