Sex, Drugs and Poverty in Red and Blue America – New York Times

The Political Agitator response: Well can’t wait to see how this get twisted!

Take the statistics in the first chart, which was produced from data collected and analyzed by Child Trends, an organization that conducts research on the quality of children’s lives. It shows that for the last few decades the out-of-wedlock birthrate among African-Americans — exceptionally high at more than 70 percent — has risen less rapidly than the white rate. Among African-Americans, the out-of-wedlock birthrate has gone from 57.3 percent in 1980 to 71.4 percent in 2013, an increase of 25 percent; the white rate over the same time period has gone up 205 percent, from 9.6 percent to 29.3 percent.

The highest rates of white teenage pregnancy in the 30 states with available data are in red states. While the national white teenage pregnancy rate in 2010 was 38 per 1,000, white rates were at least 10 points higher in nine states: Oklahoma (59), West Virginia (64), Arkansas (63), South Carolina (51), Alabama (49), Mississippi (55), Tennessee (51), Kentucky (59) and Louisiana (51). Each of these states cast decisive majorities for Romney in 2012. (Source: Read more)

Former Knicks star Jackson’s nude pix leave him in big fix – New York Post

Response: I just don’t get it. Why? Black men why do you get caught up in sexual affairs that will eventually come to the light and embarrass your wife, children and friends and in this case the team?

The feds busted a stripper charged with extorting former Knick star Mark Jackson by threatening to go public with nude photos of the married and religious hoops figure after their steamy affair, court records have revealed. (More)

Rocky Mount NC: Forum will target trafficking – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

The Chi Omega and Tau Gamma chapters of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are holding a forum Saturday to raise awareness about the prevalence of human trafficking with the testimony of a Virginia minister who works with trafficking victims around the world.

“People will bring people from overseas and put them to work in sweatshops or make African girls braid hair for 20 hours a day in a small shop,” event organizer Dolores Faison said. (Read more)