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The right to vote is a human right

December 16, 2011

Thousands of people good naturedly weathered the cold in New York City on Saturday, December 10th in a march for Voting Rights, sponsored by the NAACP, labor unions, educators, and community organizations, ending in a rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, across from the United Nations.

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Don’t expect much diversity from “President” Romney

December 2, 2011

Sooner or later presumptive GOP presidential nominee frontrunner Mitt Romney will have to publicly answer which Romney will show up on the issue of race and diversity if he indeed gets the GOP nomination and snatches the White House in 2012. Will it be the Romney that…

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Herman Cain: The X Factor

November 28, 2011

Sure, you’re tempted to snicker at Herman Cain, the Black businessman who headed a successful pizza chain—but don’t. Yeah, you want to write him off as a 21st century incarnation of Stepin Fetchit, a shuffling, Tom-ing, symbol of the GOP’s sham diversity, but don’t….

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Did race explain Penn State’s blind eye to sex scandal?

November 20, 2011

If Penn State officials kept their yaps shut for years in the face of open knowledge of and strong suspicions of the alledged child rapes and if the victims were young black males, then the last dot connected is the charge that black lives are routinely devalued when it comes to officials taking action to protect them.

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How the GOP will again try to hijack the White House

November 11, 2011

The battle for the White House in 2012 will likely again come down to who wins the handful of election deciding battleground states. At the top of that list are Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Virginia. These are the states that have swung back and forth for the past quarter century.

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The unthinkable: a Cain versus Obama match-up

November 5, 2011

A month ago it was unthinkable. That is a head -to- head match-up between GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain and President Obama. It’s still unlikely, but Cain’s quick rise to the top of the GOP presidential candidate heap makes Cain versus Obama now at least thinkable.

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Occupy Wall Street: Will it become a force for change?

October 29, 2011

Propelled by social media and extensive coverage by mainstream press, the “Occupy Wall Street” movement has undoubtedly captured the attention of the nation and the world. Indeed, the movement has gone “global” as solidarity demonstrations and protests have sprung up in cities around the world.

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What does the Occupy Wall Street movement want?

October 23, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement is now one month old. The protests have spilled over from their initial Wall Street site to Washington, DC, Miami, and, according to the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) website, around 1500 cities around the globe.

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