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Michael Steele–Real Steele (Part 1)

October 14, 2011

Michael Steele first entered politics in 2000, which is when he was voted Chairman of Maryland’s Republican Party. A couple of years later he won the State’s race for Lieutenant Governor, and by 2008 he had become the first African American ever elected to serve as Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

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Cain: Perry insensitive over name of hunting camp

October 9, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Sunday criticized rival Rick Perry as being insensitive for not acting sooner in removing the racially offensive name from a rock outside the Texas hunting camp his family once leased.

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Only woman to get electric chair in Georgia receives pardon

October 9, 2011

The crimes that African Americans committed and did not commit have long been given exceptionally lengthy sentences and/or extreme penalties. One of the worst abuse of justice went to a black woman in Georgia in 1945. She was sentenced to die in the electric chair for killing a white man.

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Anti-terrorism success may not help Obama in 2012

October 9, 2011

The killing of an American-born cleric in Yemen underscores a re-election reality for President Barack Obama: He may have a string of counterterrorism successes and high marks from the public on foreign policy, but neither is likely to help him hold the White House.

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Census: Hispanics fuel white population rise

October 9, 2011

In a twist to notions of race identity, new 2010 census figures show an unexpected reason behind a renewed growth in the U.S. white population: More Hispanics listing themselves as white in the once-a-decade government count.

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Obama black approval hits new low

October 2, 2011

President Barack Obama earned the lowest monthly job approval rating of his presidency to date in August, with 41 percent of U.S. adults approving of his overall job performance, down from 44 percent in July.

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Sharpton aide to Black journalists: get on board

September 23, 2011

“Whenever I hear people question Reverend Sharpton’s new show, ‘Politics Nation’ on MSNBC, I find myself thinking of the theory known as ‘crabs in the barrel.’ In the ensuing debate surrounding newsrooms and diversity, many forget that there is a massive difference between a journalist and an activist.

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First Black Ivy League president to leave Brown

September 23, 2011

Ruth J. Simmons announced Thursday she’ll leave her position as Brown University’s president at the end of the current academic year. She plans to continue teaching as a professor of comparative literature and Africana studies.

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