Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It won't be the first time...

...Sarah Palin has lost to a history making African American.
By now we all know GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is a former beauty queen but did you know she came in second place behind Alaska's first African-American Miss American candidate Maryline Blackburn? The Washington Post ran an interesting article on Maryline's (an Obama supporter) experience with Palin. (read more)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

In Case You Missed It...

Hip Hop and Politics? Who would've imagined the Hip Hop Generation would become so influential in the political process. For the last couple of weeks I've talked to people on both sides about how this election season has inspired young voters to get involved.

On the Democratic side: Rev. Lennox Yearwood, founder of The Hip Hop Caucus. Listen Here

On the Republican side: Mr Lenny McAllister, member of the North Carolina Republican Party Executive Committee. Listen Here

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ooo, I want one of those....

Y'know the kind of man that lacks a particular variant of gene that influences brain activity and makes them more likely to be devoted and loyal husbands! Seriously. A recent study conducted in Stockholm has found a link between a mans genes and his aptitude for monogamy. According to the study men with with two copies of the allele gene are more likely to divorce or never get married at all. I guess it's no surprise that women who are married to men with a surplus of these pesky little allele genes are likely to say their husbands are distant and unavailable as opposed to the lucky women who snagged an allele free man, who say their husbands are emotionally close and available. This opened a debate about whether tests should be made available to the public to determine if a potential mate is suitable marriage material. (Umm, YEAH!) One one side, scientist are saying while the discovery is remarkable, there are other factors that enter into the equation, like culture, a man's upbringing, family background etc. Others agree, but believe that knowing if a man is part of the 40% who have 2 or more allele genes will help couples overcome his biologically weak link. Click here to read more about the findings.

So Cocoas, what do you think? Do we need to start setting up allele screening facilities across the country?

We'll talk more about this, Palin's pregnant daughter, and the RNC on Cocoa Mode in the Eagles Nest, tomorrow at 8:00am ET on XM Channel 169.


P.S. Have you checked out Cocoa Om online? What are you waiting for?