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Re: Sharpton Pledges Fight Against Homophobia Among Blacks

AudioGuy ·
I came across this article today... The original text can be found @ this site ... Al Sharpton's Skeleton Closet Al Sharpton is showbiz -- a former boy preacher, turned reckless demagogue, turning (he hopes) into an elder statesman of Black America. He has always loved the limelight and hung out with celebrities such as Mahalia Jackson, James Brown, Michael Jackson and Don King. Say what you want about him, he's certainly entertaining. He grew up in a prosperous, suburban family (his dad was...
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Re: It Seems That The (American) Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The (European) Tree!

Kevin41 ·
*This is a older article....personally, I see anyone who is going to work as contributing to the economy in some form or fashion. I think I read where they only utlize about 2-5% of the overall budget. Their consumerism helps also, because it fuels demand which allows production...and that is where job creation falls in....that is the key to the economy, not tax cuts....rich people have money already.....if they are not spending now....they'll just add the tax cut amount to what they already...
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Re: Diminishing Returns: Affirmative RE-Action & Black Employment

Kevin41 ·
Yes Nmaginate, I wonder why those who make a living off of talking about how screwed up black people are never have nothing to say about issues like this. I had an article that talked about slavery, jim crow and the prison industrial complex as mechanisms used over history to disenfranchise blacks. Check out the article below....the laws that are being protested are designed to do just what you are indicating in your post. ------------------------------------------------ Rally Protests N.Y.
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Re: The Rise of Hillary Clinton

shebakoby ·
There are other people that called Trent Lott a racist. That's what I was referring to. The politically correct climate and the fact of ambiguity of the statement made people worry, which is totally understandable. That's a far cry from the Democratic Party marginalizing its own constituency when it suits their purposes. The Democrats wanted Andrew Cuomo, not that other guy. They want Hillary in 2008, not whoever in 2004, certainly not Al Sharpton. Heh Al Sharpton has more personality and...
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Re: The Rise of Hillary Clinton

MBM ·
Hillary For President? NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2003 Most voters haven't started paying attention to the Democratic presidential race, says a poll released on Labor Day weekend "” the campaign's traditional starting point. And one person who may decide to take advantage of the fact that there is no clear leader among the Democrats: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (R-N.Y.). Despite her repeated denials, rumors continue that she is considering a run for the White House in 2004. Craig Crawford, a...
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Re: Hey political junkies, Is Obama 'playing the race card'?

Nmaginate ·
You damn right... and I'm working on a theory to lay this all out. Anyway... I'm a race man and a glutton for other people's stupidity so I've crashed the party at a largely White msgboard I was invited to a long time ago and have witnessed the kind of tortured logic posters there (with notable exceptions) go through insisting that Obama be emasculated via the de-racing process they demand that he submits to like those old Southern JIM CROW customs. (I just saw The Great Debaters, so I'm...
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Re: Broadcaster calls Texas Lt. Governor a 'fool' in this stunningly honest commentary—a must-see

Kocolicious ·
More will come. More will follow his que. I just asked yesterday on board where were the white people....the right fighers...the defenders or those against us. Well...here's ONE! And he told the TRUTH. Thank God cuz I was leery cuz I won't listen unless I hear some form of truth. He understands that NOTHING will come to this country and if WE allow it to go up in smoke just cuz a few haters wanted a reason to ignite. Along with the governor of Texas there are MANY fools...out there. And we...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: You're absolutely correct. The people do have power. But notice how that power is defined and acceptable as long as you DO NOT question the existing system (any of them)? ============================================================= But that's the thing, M.C. It's NOT that we are not ALLOWED to question the existing system. It's NOT that we are somehow barred or restricted or somebody is standing shotgun, forcing us NOT to question that system. Or...
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Re: Georgia Governor Refuses To Support Ending Segregated Prom [VIDEO]

EbonyRose ·
Lawd!! There MUST be something in the water in the State of Georgia.
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Re: Georgia Governor Refuses To Support Ending Segregated Prom [VIDEO]

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: Lawd!! There MUST be something in the water in the State of Georgia. I'm curious is this a state question OR a school question? They need to handle it at the school.
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
I have no idea why the voters in the United States (not only state of Michigan nor the city of Detroit,) have allowed this 'circus' to continue for as long as it has. First of all, only after 'redistricting' in the state of Michigan, had Rick Snyder won the govenorship at all, thereby, calling into question his legitimacy. Strike one. Like it or not, Detroit is a city in-- and a part of the United States of America and therefore, where are the voters in what is supposed to be the 'greatest...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
Ultimately, if after all the monies having been spent in all the 'get out to vote' campaigns can be 'freely' ignored by the suspending of the one-man-one-vote effort by any politician that sees fit to dismiss democracy itself at a whim...then what is in place, is not democracy. Strike five. (As does American politics makes about as much sense as five strikes in baseball.) smh
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

sunnubian ·
Yet, no one seems to ever see this information paraded all over the news nearly everyday of the Obama presidency: Federal bankruptcy judge a second time tells Jefferson County sewer customer group to re-file lawsuit kfaulk@al.com " class="Avatar" height="40" src="http://media.al.com/avatars/3928.png" width="40" />By Kent Faulk | kfaulk@al.com on February 20, 2013 at 2:55 PM, updated February 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM Print Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge gives sewer customer group another chance at...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
Absolutely no part of this should be shocking or surprising. I know for a fact that I've posted updates on this site detailing the coming (and past tense) bankruptcies of several cities, including The D. However, this is what happens when denial hits a wall and sh*t gets real.....real fast! Outrage will increase as the denial mechanism breaks down. The problem for people who see this has a "political event" and thus reasoning that people should be more politically active is that the...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

sunnubian ·
What is it that you propose that African Americans do? I, believe that it is not the system , but the abuse of the system and the blatant disregard of our constitution , and 'will of the people' by our politicians. It is not the system, but the undue influence that corporate America/Big Business, Lobbying groups and deep pockets have on our politicians, our legislatures and even our Supreme Court . It is not the system, but, the carefully calculated and deliberate removal o f the system of...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by roarin1: Like it or not, Detroit is a city in-- and a part of the United States of America and therefore, where are the voters in what is supposed to be the 'greatest democracy' in history, beholden to the will of a single dictator? Where is the National outrage? To usurp the the will of the people by suspending the 'vote' of the people, is in and of itself (in reality...) treasonous (right?) Strike two. Where are the voters, indeed?? I can tell you where they haven't...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I, believe that it is not the system , but the abuse of the system and the blatant disregard of our constitution , and 'will of the people' want by our politicians. It is not the system, but the undue influence that corporate America/Big Business, Lobbying groups and deep pockets have on our politicians, our legislatures and even our Supreme Court . It is not the system, but, the carefully calculated and deliberate removal o f the system of checks-and-balances...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
What is it that you propose that African Americans do? Let it go. Im dead serious. Once you let it go, you'll begin to entertain ways of designing a new system that doesn't function this way. Here's the problem with the above, that's a characteristic of the system and NOT a separate reality from it. I seriously don't want to sound condescending or the like, but I don't think people mention the above....they (no matter how well intentioned) quite understand or value what's meant by "its the...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
My sentiments exactly . Sis Sunnubian And Sis Rose I hear you both loud and clear, however if this system were not inherently flawed, it would not provide 'apparatus' or occasion for tampering, rigging or gerrymandering what-so-ever, but it would provide stopgates in such activities and swiftly implement them. This exact same can be said of this political system. (and) I could not agree more. However, maybe it is cases like the above (and those others sited by Sis Sunnubian) that will...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

roarin1 ·
'ehh...though I won't hold my breath'.
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: What is it that you propose that African Americans do? I, believe that it is not the system , but the abuse of the system and the blatant disregard of our constitution , and 'will of the people' want by our politicians. It is not the system, but the undue influence that corporate America/Big Business, Lobbying groups and deep pockets have on our politicians, our legislatures and even our Supreme Court . It is not the system, but, the carefully calculated and...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Arguing that capitalism can be checked and controlled is like arguing that white supremacy can be checked and controlled. The very idea ignores the fact that it (in both cases) has no interest in being either checked or controlled. ============================================== What I don't understand is WHY you INSIST on giving ALL the power to those (capitalistic) entities?? Not that I don't understand that, yes, at this point they DO have it!! (Which...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Less than 90 days after the "fiscal cliff" was marketed as a deal/disaster averted, there are stories everywhere about cuts to everyday services that will make the lives of the people worse........on top of them already getting worse. ==================================================== The "fiscal cliff" being advertised as a "disaster" of any measure was a total and complete bamboozlement .... fueled by an ignorant and overly-sensationalistic MEDIA...
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Re: Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

Muhammad Cipher ·
That's not out of my desire for it to be that way. That's the history according to their own pen. Court decisions (from local to the supreme court) rule in favor of who and why? Laws are written from the perspective of (who) and for what reason? All of this before you touch the cultural celebration of the very wealthy, who's wealth is a direct result of the oppression we're fighting against. Elected officials are being set aside (with little concern over the legality of it) for the benefit...
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Re: The Cover-Up Of Torture In America’s Prisons

sunnubian ·
Powers of the President of the United States "The President of the United States has numerous powers, including those explicitly granted by Article II of the United States Constitution , implied powers , powers granted by Acts of Congress , and the influence and soft power that comes from being President of the United States of America . The Constitution explicitly assigns to the president the power to sign or veto legislation , command the armed forces , ask for the written opinion of his...
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Re: The Cover-Up Of Torture In America’s Prisons

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Powers of the President of the United States "The President of the United States has numerous powers, including those explicitly granted by Article II of the United States Constitution , implied powers , powers granted by Acts of Congress , and the influence and soft power that comes from being President of the United States of America . The Constitution explicitly assigns to the president the power to sign or veto legislation , command the armed forces , ask...
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Re: The Cover-Up Of Torture In America’s Prisons

DennisKalita ·
As said, Abu Ghraib mentality is in effect. What you do there , you end up doing here . That's why torture is a crime. Agree, POTUS needs to thaw out and make a move.
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Re: The Cover-Up Of Torture In America’s Prisons

Norland ·
God, this is terrible. Animals in the zoo don't get treated as Black men do in prison. You're out of the reach of your entire family and in the hands of people who have nothing but hatred towards you and they utilize it, because no one's going to stop them. White people can call us whatever, say whatever about us, but there's NO ONE ON THE PLANET as savage and brutal as they. They are like rabid dogs against our asses. 40 years of solitary confinement was given to a man. 5 minutes of...
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Re: The Cover-Up Of Torture In America’s Prisons

Norland ·
POTUS is the President of the United States, and he's closely watched. He has to be careful how he takes care of our people. White folks are NEVER going to allow Black folks to walk beside them as equals. Anyone who thinks otherwise is talking with the ancestors right now. There's something wrong in the head of the Hairy Pink Whites. Did you see Sean Morton Downey, Jr., last night?? He and Donald Trump could have been brothers. When I was small I used to hear his father on the radio. His...
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Re: The High Graduation Rate of Black Students Is Troubling to Maryland’s Governor, So He’s Launched an Investigation

Norland ·
They don't believe we can be smart. The way things are becoming fucked up these days, they'd better check their own "smartness." All you young black brothers keep your heads in the books and let no one lead you astray. Stay out of these creeps cages. Learn to the best of your ability and lead your lives the absolute best that you're able. The white man's insane and always has been.
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Re: PETITION: Don't give more power to police by making resisting arrest a felony charge

DennisKalita ·
Citizen passivity is now demanded up front by the bestial Rulers. I recall Bush, Jr. complaining about activists (active citizens). That was a forewarning. Police behavior is <½ dictated by law and >½ by the political climate. As the American Plutocracy takes off their velvet gloves, the police iron hand is even easier to see and feel. That starts with us and heads over to YT’s place. Expect little compassion from the rulers’ heartless glare. Best way to avoid resisting arrest is to...
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Re: PETITION: Don't give more power to police by making resisting arrest a felony charge

NSpirit ·
Bill Bratton is truly evil. No. The gang in blue has enough power. They cannot be allowed to sprinkle trumped up felony charges among the population on a whim. It is extremely easy for them to charge the average citizen with resisting arrest even when they're not under arrest.
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Re: PETITION: Don't give more power to police by making resisting arrest a felony charge

sunnubian ·
It's just a sham to set-up Black people [and Brown people ] that don't have criminal records, to get trapped in America's (IN)Justice INDUSTRY , and also be set-up [ "PRE-CRIMES" ] to be d iscriminated out of jobs, housing, and financial aid for higher learning .
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Re: PETITION: Don't give more power to police by making resisting arrest a felony charge

Norland ·
Ya know, the Dog Pound and the Human (Negro) Zoo are no different. The Dog Catcher runs after and catches dogs and thrown them in trucks to send them to cages and possibly, most likely, their deaths. The "Police" men run after and catch predominately Black men and throws them (if he doesn't put a bullet in their ass first), in trucks to send them to cages, "human" courts, back to cages; some in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, for ALL amounts of time, imaginable; some for months, some for years, some...
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Re: Free Nipsey’s Friend Kerry Lathan

Kocolicious ·
Unfortunately massa isn't gon do that. It's too much like doing the right thing. I still think it was a "hit." So many stories. One say...the dude shot Nipsey and then came back and shot him again. Some say the dude was part of the program Nipsey had going which allowed newly released inmates to come work for him to gain experience and training. This is why it's hard to help your people when they act ungrateful and act like YOU owe them something. Its soooooo draining. Cuz you wanna help...
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Re: Sign the petition to support weekend voting

Momentum ·
That is not the reason voting turnout is low, it's because voting did not matter, rank and file Americans know they are being pandered to, lied to and then in no way shape or form being represented. But I always vote, I have such little influence but I'll be damned if I don't vote and use the little power I have. People need something to vote for and someone they can trust. I think Obama ruined any hope that someone like that in the presidential arena actually exists. He made us believe in...
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Re: Sign the petition to support weekend voting

sunnubian ·
Link is inserted now. At least this is a start. In my personal opinion, it shouldn't be just one day or even just one weekend. I think voters should have an entire week and that the voting polls should be open from 6:00 a.m. until 12:00 midnight on those days .
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Repatriation...a native African point of view.

Noah The African ·
The Challenges Facing Diaspora Africans Who Return To Africa F. Wafula Okumu Today there is a debate on whether African Americans can survive in Africa once they return to the Mother Continent. A question which is being asked is: If they returned to...
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Giuliani to replace Cheney on ticket?

MBM ·
Giuliani to replace Cheney on ticket?Bush camp considers switch leading to NYC convention--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Posted: June 9, 20041:00 a.m. EasternBy Joseph...
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Is That Any Way to Treat a Brother?

marcus3x ·
White House vs. Gov Paterson: Is That Any Way to Treat a Brother?by BAR executive editor Glen Ford“Race loyalty without reciprocity isn’t much of a deal.”The nation’s First Black President has made it abundantly clear that he...
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Gay Marriage Bill Passes In New York; Governor Cuomo Signs Same Sex Marriage Bill Into Law

Cholly ·
Gay couples and proponents of gay rights have a reason to celebrate tonight, as the New York State Senate has passed a bill that allows same sex marriage. New York will be the sixth, and largest, state in the union to adopt gay marriage. Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law at 11:15pm on Friday, which means the law will take effect on July 24, 2011. The decision, which passed 33-29, was the culmination of weeks of contentious debate and negotiations between Governor Cuomo and the...
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Police Officer Who Used Pepper Spray On Protesters To Lose 10 Vacation Days

sunnubian ·
Updated 10/18/2011 11:42 PM Police Officer Who Used Pepper Spray On Protesters To Lose 10 Vacation Days By: Michael Herzenberg As hundreds of "Occupy Wall Street" protesters marched to the Manhattan District Attorney's office on Tuesday to demand prosecution of alleged police brutality against demonstrators, a police officer who was seen on video using pepper spray on a protester last month was found to have violated city guidelines. Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna, seen above, was seen...
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Weiner's House seat goes to GOP

EbonyRose ·
Setback for Obama in a district he had easily carried in 2008; GOP also retains Nevada House seat In a sharp rebuff to President Barack Obama, Republican Bob Turner won a special House election in New York Tuesday night, giving the GOP a district that Obama had carried with 55 percent in 2008 and which Democrats had held for years. Meanwhile in another special House election on the other side of the country in Nevada, Republican Mark Amodei was headed for a landslide victory over Democrat...
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Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

sunnubian ·
Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too Civil rights leaders in South Carolina have long been bothered by the far right wing stances taken by Republican Governor Nikki Haley, so much so that they are now reminding Haley that she too is a minority. Haley’s support of a stricter voter I.D. laws is just the most recent of what civil right leaders consider a new right wing offensive aimed at eroding the voting rights of minorities. Although Haley’s parents were...
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"Professor" Obama

nuggyt ·
Dem lawmaker blasts ‘Professor Obama’ as arrogant, alienating By Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.) - 12/13/11 06:05 AM ET After observing President Obama for the last three years, it has become obvious to me that the president might prefer to be a university professor rather than do the job he holds today. While he might not realize that he feels this way, the evidence is very clear to those who work with or watch him closely. Let me be clear — I’m not trying to disparage professors. But anyone...
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Wisconsin Gathers Over Half-A-Million Signatures To Recall GOP Governor, Scott Walker!

sunnubian ·
BREAKING: Wisconsin Gathers Over Half-A-Million Signatures To Recall GOP Governor, Scott Walker! Posted on December 15, 2011 by Sara Share this now! The Chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Mike Tate, just announced the following: Video streaming by Ustream “Exactly one month ago, the people of Wisconsin urged us to launch a campaign to save us from Scott Walker’s extreme agenda that has enriched his friends and powerful corporate special interests at the expense of working middle...
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George Zimmerman flees Miami after being accosted on beach and $10,000 bounty put on his head.

Cholly ·
Ambushed on beach with wife and son by angry protesters Next day fled home moments after interview saying he feels he suffered a miscarriage of justice and still receives regular death threats George Zimmerman has fled Miami after being chased by a crowd and told there is a $10,000 bounty on his head. He abandoned his home with his family moments after a TV interview with CNN the next morning. Zimmerman, 30, appeared on CNN on Monday to accuse President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric...
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harlie Crist: I Left GOP Over Party’s Treatment Of First Black President

sunnubian ·
Charlie Crist: I Left GOP Over Party’s Treatment Of First Black President Comments: 17 | Leave A Comment May 7, 2014 By Michael Arceneaux 93 257 There’s more than enough reason to question the sincerity of Democrat-come-lately Charlie Christ (pictured). The former Republican governor of Florida, who is now trying to be the next governor as a Democrat, gave a spirited performance of a “Come to Jesus moment” during his interview with journalist Jorge Ramos . Crist said all the things a person...
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"Confederate" College of Charleston

sunnubian ·
Battle Cry of Academic Freedom 542 84 270 Does it send the wrong message to make a Confederate hobbyist the president of your college? By Ry Rivard Glenn McConnell, lieutenant governor of South Carolina. Photo courtesy sc.gov This article originally appeared in Inside Higher Ed . Trustees at the College of Charleston are facing heat from faculty and students for picking South Carolina’s lieutenant governor as the college’s next president . In the process, critics say, the trustees brushed...
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Oprah vs. Magic: Will Endorsement Race Be a Battle of the Sexes Among Blacks?

EbonyRose ·
Oprah vs. Magic: Will Endorsement Race Be a Battle of the Sexes Among Blacks?Date: Monday, September 10, 2007By: BlackAmericaWeb.com and Associated Press Is the 2008 campaign to capture the Democratic nomination for president shaping up to be a...
 
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