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Re: It Doesn't Look Like We've Lost Jobs, in fact a gain of 2.6 million MORE jobs under Bush!

Lofton (Guest) ·
"Lofton and Sgt who like to sing that "how gud we's gots it" tune." by Kevin41 .......and this is for those who may not know but need to know, the Kevin41's input don't count for anything, because such information is a misrepresentation of the reality of it. Well, Unemployment has always been high in the Black community. It was high during the Clinton, Nixon, LBJ, Reagon, Bush, administrations, etc., etc. Besides, the amount of money given to the many jackleg poverty pimping Black preachers...
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Re: Ideal REPARATIONS II

IRONHORSE ·
Who's self-determination? Who are these people that are doing this self-determining? There's the little problem of something called a democracy--who appointed these self-determined black people to take governmental control over the IRS? Do the citizens of the United States vote for these self-determined people or is the voting process exclusive to blacks? Were they appointed by the US senate or the House of Congress to control our taxes or did they just appoint themselves to governmental...
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Re: Undocumented Workers Boost US Economy

ricardomath ·
Sandye, The Center for Immigration Studies report, which was authored by Camarota himself, is quite misleading. The distinction between "legal" and "illegal" households is a rather fuzzy one. 1 out of 10 of all households with children in the USA is a mixed status household. Camarota uses a immigrant version of the "one drop rule" for households in his CIS report in order to attribute costs associated with US Citizens to "illegal households". The CIS has a very anti-immigrant agenda, and is...
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Re: King Drew Hospital Issues

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
In Atlanta the SouthWest Community Hospital closed a few years ago due to bankrupcy. This is located in the upper middle class Black neighborhood of Cascade Heights. The problem that this particular hospital faced (and I am not attempting to project it onto King Drew because I don't know) is that the hospital served both the "well off Blacks" and the poor people who lived in housing projects and low income apartments a short distance away. The well off people who had insurance chose to...
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Re: Issues: KATRINA

Michael ·
For Immediate Release, Office of the Press Secretary, September 8, 2005 Fact Sheet: President Bush Announces New Initiatives to Provide Relief Today's Presidential Action: Today, President Bush Announced Two New Initiatives Providing Immediate Assistance To Hurricane Katrina Evacuees. The President has directed the Federal government to provide immediate financial assistance and streamline Federal benefits for evacuees. These steps will ensure that help is delivered into the hands of those...
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Re: National Debt Clock

Shadow ·
When congress, that's Liberals too! Cut 10 billion from medicaid, food stamps, and the like? I hope to see articles praising 'Bush' for helping to slow down the debt clock. 'Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possiable objections must be first overcome.">>>S.Johnson
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Re: National Debt Clock

Empty Purnata ·
That's not slowing down debt, that just causes more people (especially White working-class Republicans) to have to sign up for welfare and file for bankruptcy. If he wants to slow down debt, stop giving corporations welfare and multi-billon dollar subsidees.
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Re: National Debt Clock

Shadow ·
lol White folks all ready gets welfare, And all companys gets welfare of some sort' EVen the company you work for, or self employed. But I agreed. Let's stop all funding.
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Re: The Effect of Public Schools on Our Kids

NJRoadie ·
I don't know NJ. I don't know what is going on in your district. But again your district does not represent the norm, and it reads as if you are attempting to make a connection between what is taking place in your district to what is taking place all over the nation, when it is not. " I think I've stated plenty of times that what happens in NJ is my ONLY point of reference. Specific to this situation - NJ is a densely populated state with lots of urban areas. I think it is fair to look at...
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Re: Parental Notification

Nikcara ·
Vox, I appreciate your answer. However, let me change the facts for you a little bit based on new information. Apparently, contrary to what I had believed, any minor can receive an abortion via medicaid or welfare now, apparently according to my Illustrious Assistant, a girl of any age who is pregnant can go to Newark Beth Israel, take the pregnancy test, and advise the Doctor that she wants an abortion. The Doctor provides her with the documents for medicaid, and schedules. The only thing...
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Re: Health care and jobs

Noah The African ·
So if we reduce our cost to that of Canada does that mean that our GDP will decrease by the difference, remain the same or increase? The extra money we spend on Health Care goes into the economy in the form of revenue and income. Where do you think this money goes? Health Care is an INDUSTRY within the US economy, like Manufacturing is. It would be akin to making the argument of cutting spending in the US on US manufactured goods, via cutting the cost of US manufactured goods. The reduction...
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Re: Health care and jobs

Empty Purnata ·
And that's the problem. Human health is not a commodity to be bought and sold and consumed. The other problem is that it is most profitable to keep as many people possible sick for as long as possible while providing as little service as possible for the highest prices possible. That's ridiculous. We spent less money in 1970 than we do now and was unemployment higher back then or wages going up at a slower rate? No. According to your logic we should keep spending as much as humanly possible...
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

Momentum ·
Yeah by who, national Mexican officials, business that benfit from depressed wages for low skilled workers and open borders advocates who don't give a damn about the black community? Facts are facts, you can try to characterized people who want CONTROLLED IMMIGRATION as bigots but that does not change the facts or the REALITY. It is common sense that the reason low skilled wages are being depressed is because of illegal immigration. http://www.cis.org/articles/20...testimony040408.html -...
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

Fabulous ·
now THAT's what I'm talking about. Great post, Momentum The information you posted is much appreciated and so far no response FROM kwelireal. . . cause after all, according to KR, the subject/topic has already been refuted & deconstructed and is inaccurate/incorrect and without merit. Yeah right.
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

ac9311 ·
Illegal immigrants are bankrupting our hospitals Daniel J. Popeo Jul 29, 2008 11:18 AM Hard-working Americans, many of whom are our uninsured working poor, are paying billions in taxes for illegal immigrants' medical care. Thanks to the federal government's lax border enforcement, more than 12 million illegal aliens residing in the United States are bankrupting our hospitals. Can we really afford to be the world's hospital? America is facing an acute medical care crisis of epic proportions...
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Re: $100 Million Wasted

NSpirit ·
you got caught being slimey and now you gotta hold on to the to save face, huh? FYI, neither Arrogance nor Confidence are psychiatric disorders listed in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual)used by mental health professionals to diagnose mental illness. Neither medicaid, medicare, nor private health insurance companies reimburse providers for the treatment of "arrogance" and "confidence". Individuals cannot be hospitalized for displaying "arrogance" and "confidence". There are no...
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Re: The Rise of Hillary Clinton

EbonyRose ·
Dang Power ... you make proving you wrong not only fun but easy!! Here are some of Hillary's accomplishments of the 107th congress. Even more are listed on her website ... but as you'll see, this list from HILLPAC is gonna be pretty long! (Funny thing, though ... I did the same kind of search for accomplishments using Lott's and Byrd's names ... and didn't come up with any!!!) Working for New York After 9/11 # Secured, with Senator Schumer and New York's Congressional delegation, $21.4...
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Re: Affirmative Action For Whites, Part CLVII

ItAintEazy ·
As long as we are illuminating how the Bush cabal is minting the hard coin of the public trust into the debased currency of their personal ambition. . . ================================== GET RICH OR GET OUT Attempted robbery with a loaded federal budget By Thomas Frank Harper's Magazine Jun2003, Vol. 306, Issue 1837 The Bush Administration's proposed budget for 2004 fills five phone book--size volumes; it is 2,866 pages long. The list of authors alone runs to hundreds of names, arranged...
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Re: Welfare

keylargo ·
I believe that welfare was originally needed because of the great failure of "the reconstruction era" in the South. As you know, blacks could not get jobs and didn't have much in opportunities available. People were literally starving to death. The "great depression" that occured- I believe in the twenties- didn't help the situation either. Something had to be done. Now there definately is a such thing as the "cadillac queens" that Reagan refers to. They do abuse the system. I think that...
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Re: Welfare

FREESPIRIT ·
ItAintEazy My view does not come from some dispensed stereo type. I am a ghetto child that had to come up. I was raised in the projects and have seen for myself. I watched three generations, meaning the grandmother, the daughter, and the daughters daughter live on welfare for decades and they all did nothing. I would get up in the morning and see them sitting on the project benches. Now if you can be up at 9:00 in the morning just talking to your friends you can be doing something to try to...
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Re: Welfare

sunnubian ·
I understand the conflicting feeling regarding recipients that do not need assistance. When I was a young single mother working two and three jobs, I had to witness similar types and know that people purely getting over do not deserve assistance. But, all in all the majority of recipients are qualified and in need of the assistance. I know that there are some people who are so irresponsible and ignorant that if it were not for welfare, they would be homeless...but, also would their...
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Re: Welfare

FREESPIRIT ·
My grandmother has been turned down for medicaid. She gets medicare, she's not available for medicaid. Medicare pays for hospital stay and she also has a van come pick her up and bring her home when she has doctors appointments. Sunnubian, I am not talking about this from the outside in. I can only speak from what I have experienced. I am not belittling people who collect welfare but I have seen what it does to the people. Im am from a place most people only read about in newspapers. Welfare...
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Re: Welfare

sunnubian ·
How do I apply for Medicaid? Question How do I apply for Medicaid? Answer The Medicaid Program - General Medicaid is a medical assistance program that is partially funded by the Federal Government but run by each State. Medicaid pays for basic medical care for people and families with low incomes and resources. People who are blind or disabled, age 65 or older, children, or members of families with dependent children may be eligible. Using broad Federal guidelines, each State runs its own...
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Re: Welfare

sunnubian ·
Freespirit, you may find out through info posted/site url more information regarding your state's medicaid qualification specifics. I do believe, however, that medicare covers more than hospital stays. There may be problems in your state, as in mine, with people sometimes having trouble finding a doctor that will accept medicare or medicaid insurance (most doctors feel that the amount of paperwork and rigid rules and regulations are not work the extremely minimal amount it pays). Also, I can...
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Re: Welfare

sunnubian ·
Debunking the Myth of the Welfare Queen by dean spade One of the most powerful tools of the recent war on the poor and the dismantling of poverty alleviation programs like Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, and Medicare has been the demonization of poor people. Media sources and welfare reform backers have relied on portraits of public benefit recipients as lazy, irresponsible people who refuse to work and would rather "live off the state." Especially powerful has been...
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Re: Is social security racist?

Yssys (Guest) ·
Isn't it funny how government benefits are now bankrupt when its time for black people to collect on those promises? We keep getting the leftovers from things like Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid, while whites enjoyed the benefits of being on welfare, full social security benefits, etc when these programs were first formed. They got the bulk of the money and assistance.
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Re: Is social security racist?

toussaint ·
The lesson - don't vote for the criminals who take the money for these boondoggles in the first place. Benefits always go to the politically connected, and other folks get the crap. Time to stop infringing people's rights to their own income, and treat them like humans instead of little children or pawns.
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Re: Black Women, Welfare, and Personal Responsibility

NSpirit ·
From the Brookings Institute, but useful nonetheless: Interview: Welfare reform, 10 years later Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies The Examiner August 24, 2006 "” WASHINGTON - In his new book, "Work Over Welfare: The Inside Story of the 1996 Welfare Reform Law", Ron Haskins, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and co-director of Brookings' Center on Children and Families, provides first-hand insight into the history of and political machinations behind the 1996 Welfare...
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Re: Analysis: Bachmann Playing the Race Card Early

EbonyRose ·
Bachmann's husband got $137,000 in Medicaid funds Presidential candidate has often blasted growing welfare programs While Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., has forcefully denounced the Medicaid program for swelling the "welfare rolls," the mental health clinic run by her husband has been collecting annual Medicaid payments totaling over $137,000 for the treatment of patients since 2005, according to new figures obtained by NBC News. The previously unreported payments are on top of the $24,000...
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Re: What To Make Of Ron Paul’s Racist Newsletter

sunnubian ·
How air conditioning, prostitution, and raw milk could give Ron Paul problems By NBC's Domenico Montanaro Ron Paul is coming under the microscope now that he is seen as having a real chance at winning Iowa. Yesterday, the Texas congressman, who has the best organization in Iowa, was pressed on CNN about controversial statements in a newsletter published 20-plus years ago. Some conservatives are now taking aim , with one columnist even comparing him to Jeremiah Wright, the controversial...
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Re: Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

sunnubian ·
Actually, don't you think that the individual mandate is really no different than having to have car insurance (which in and of itself is an individual mandate); where it would be unfair for one or some to drive around without insurance, and when they are in an accident the person/people with insurance have to pay for that person's lack of insurance? The biggest thing wrong with the healthcare law is the fact that there is not public option, which leaves Big Insurance as monopoly because...
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Re: Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: The biggest thing wrong with the healthcare law is the fact that there is not public option, which leaves Big Insurance as monopoly because they have no competitor, that an the fact that the Supreme Court ruled against: ". . . expansion of Medicaid can move forward, but not its provision that threatens states with the loss of their existing Medicaid funding if the states declined to comply with the expansion . . ." , which only means that republican run states...
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Re: Obama’s “Big Deal”: Wallowing with Pigs in Search of a Grand Center-Right Coalition

NSpirit ·
HE does have a history of Capitulation/Giving in/Negotiating from a losing position, etc then declaring it as a victory. I think though, that he knows better than to let Social Security and Medicaid/Medicare be cut. That would be the end of him politically and he seems to want a 2nd term.
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Re: In debt standoff, voters' role also key

sunnubian ·
By The Associated Press updated <abbr class="dtstamp updated" title="2011-08-01T07:55:32">8/1/2011 3:55:32 AM ET</abbr> President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a plan to pair an increase in the nation's $14.3 trillion borrowing limit with spending cuts and to create a special committee to recommend bigger savings for a vote later this year. The plan would: —Immediately increase the debt limit by $400 billion, with Obama permitted to order...
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Re: Obama Healthcare Law Struck Down

EbonyRose ·
If I remember correctly .... Hillary and the President's health care plans were very similar - in fact, almost identical - except that, instead of a "mandate" to carry the insurance, Hillary was going to have it paid into as more of an "income tax" ... just like people pay into Social Security ... which would cover most people ... an then have provisions for low-income and the poor to be provided for with something akin to Medicare/Medicaid. Although there were complaints that that would put...
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Re: Diddy, creator of Vote or Die, Says Voting is a Scam

Momentum ·
Most of the things politicians say is to pander for votes but their actions and polices will have nothing to do with what of the voters want or need, unless in many cases it is Republicans who tell the voters they intend to fuck them hard and deep and they are voted in anyway. But so often when Democrats are voted in most of their actions are about serving the corporate establishment, the super rich, Wall Street but they do tend to be a firewall on the things people depend on like SSI,...
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Re: An Ugly, Ugly, Ugly Deal

EbonyRose ·
That's a whole lot of speculation, supposition and innuendo in that commentary. He must belong to a "Liberal" organization. It really gets me that people like him who complain that the extension of unemployment benefits is next to nothing .... are always people who are working ... and not depending on that unemployment check for their or their family's survival. And the ones who say the same about the "working poor tax cuts" ... are never part of the "working poor." They always seem to have...
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Re: Senate Accepts Deal to Kick Formerly Incarcerated Off Food Benefits

sunnubian ·
(But 'nada' on all this): Government Spends More on Corporate Welfare Subsidies than Social Welfare Programs Time Magazine, Vol. 152 No. 19 By Mike P. Sinn About $59 billion is spent on traditional social welfare programs. $92 billion is spent on corporate subsidies. So, the government spent 50% more on corporate welfare than it did on food stamps and housing assistance in 2006. Before we look at the details, a heartfelt plea from the Save the CEO’s Charitable Trust: There’s so much...
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Re: "Whenever the president discusses race, right-wing media intentionally drive the conversation into the gutter:"

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by DennisKalita: DennisKalita, I get the sense what you would like Obama to say. To me with his background with white people being raised by them he could so easily go for the weak areas that support their hatred. He can be a good speaker but here of late his speeches are bland because he really does not say anything provocative, insightful or inspiring. He could but he chooses not to, its in him but he backs away from the obvious. But when was the last time we had a GREAT...
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Re: Can you take this pledge??

RadioRaheem ·
http://blackgirlnerds.com/raci...s-open-letter-media/ Posted on Sep 12, 2014 | 23 comments Share this post! (On Thursday, September 4, 2014, Dr. Misee Harris, best known to the media as the “Black Bachelorette” hopeful, was forced to resign from her dental practice where she was beloved by both staff and patients. The reason for her resignation was over a clash of ethics involving her outspoken social media support of the late Michael Brown and the unrest in Ferguson, MO.. Here is Misee’s...
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Re: Obama unveils program to help young men and boys of color to succeed

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by DennisKalita: What’s left if we take out public and private funding? The problem with government funding is that it never lasts long enough. Even LBJ’s work in the late 60s was cut short by the GOP. LBJ was actually a sincere cat or kind of MLK follower. LBJ signed the Voting Act full knowing that the Democrats would lose Southern states by so doing. That’s real. By some freak, years gone by event, I was put in charge of some private funding to help po’ folks. I quickly...
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Re: Michael Jordan Invests 500K in Low-Income Charlotte Literacy Programs: ‘I Wanted to Reconnect to the Community’

RadioRaheem ·
http://thechannelhiphop.com/sh...ital-in-baton-rouge/ Shaquille O’Neal has plans to open a free children’s hospital in Baton Rouge July 11, 2016 Throughout his time in public life, Shaquille O’Neal has cultivated an image as basketball’s great jokester, a man always ready to toss off a quip or come up with another goofy nickname. For the most part, that approach has served Shaq well, although regular viewers of TNT’s “Inside the NBA” have probably heard “Birdman! Birdman!” a few too many...
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Re: [SPINELESS] Democrats consider surrendering to Trump on Supreme Court. They must want to destroy their party

Momentum ·
Like you said the USA is an oligarchy. A coup d 'etat have already taken placed. Trump symbolizes a lack of faith in government. The country have decided to transfer power from the government to the private sector or the oligarchy. So this is the progression we have been on. When government worked! The country was dominated by Liberals for a long time, 52 years until W was elected and during that time we got SSI, Medicaid, Medicare, Welfare, public schools, food stamps, civil rights, voting...
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Welfare, Fathers and Those Persistent Myths

EbonyRose ·
A somewhat long .... but rather interesting read!! Happy Father's Day!! Published on The Root (http://www.theroot.com)  Welfare, Fathers and Those Persistent MythsBy: Cynthia GordyPosted: June 17, 2011 at 12:40 AM Confronting the common...
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Accidental father takes care of nephew, niece

EbonyRose ·
Former foster child steps in to 'give them a stable home' Growing up, Adrian McLemore was a troubled little soul who spent much of his time exploding in confusion and rage. At 6, he nearly set the house on fire. At 7, his mother — raising him and his two sisters alone in Georgia — told social workers to place him in a foster home. McLemore would spend a total of 11 years in foster care and he would learn many things — how to control his anger, how to channel it into programs that helped...
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Michele Bachmann’s Husband Collected $137K in Medicaid

sunnubian ·
Michele Bachmann’s Husband Collected $137K in Medicaid JUNE 29, 2011 07:21 AM (The Root) — Fresh from our “Hypocrisy” file, MSNBC is reporting that Marcus Bachmann, the husband of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) has been collecting annual Medicaid payments totaling over $137,000 for the treatment of patients since 2005, according to new figures obtained by NBC News. The previously unreported payments are on top of the $24,000 in federal and state funds that Bachmann & Associates, the...
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UNINSURED PATIENTS WAIT WEEKS AND MONTHS FOR LONG-TERM CARE

sunnubian ·
STUCK IN THE HOSPITAL: SOME UNINSURED PATIENTS WAIT WEEKS AND MONTHS FOR LONG-TERM CARE Posted by Yanick Rice Lamb on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 · 2 Comments <code> Play Prev | Next 1 of 3 show thumbs </code> <code> </code> By Yanick Rice Lamb Samantha Hawkins marked the seasons of 2010 from a hospital bed at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. She was admitted in the spring for 83 days, came out for two weeks in early summer, and returned for five and a half months...
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Groups: Plots to Disenfranchise Voters Underway

EbonyRose ·
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 By: Jackie Jones, BlackAmericaWeb.com A coalition of civil rights organizations are taking aim at political and legislative voter suppression efforts which, they say, create a recipe for massive disenfranchisement of minorities and youth in the 2012 election. At a news conference Monday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the coalition led by Rainbow PUSH and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law said it was seeking a meeting with the...
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Obama’s “Big Deal”: Wallowing with Pigs in Search of a Grand Center-Right Coalition

roarin1 ·
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford Barack Obama is salivating at the prospect of concluding his Big Deal with the Republicans, the one that will move the center robustly – even transformatively – to the Right, where this president really lives. The debt-limit deadline is Obama’s big chance to panic a significant part of the Democratic Party into joining in the rape of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. “When the debt-limit showdown arrives, pray for gridlock, which would at least mean...
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sunnubian ·
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