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Re: THE DISAPPEARING (BLACK) MAN

chilewillow ·
Prison in the Cards Many black men face a rough new rite of passage By Silja J.A. Talvi August 16, 2004 According to two recent research studies, the path that awaits young, undereducated African-American men is more likely to lead them to prison than anywhere else. In fact, with the expansion of the nation's sprawling prison industrial complex since the 1980s, things have gotten far, far worse for black men everywhere. Consider that in 1954"”the year that the Supreme Court weighed in favor...
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Re: New Orleans and Reparations???

James Wesley Chester ·
This id the wrong way. The 'fix' of the Big Easy is a separate and distinct problem. The onus for the fix is based in today's politics, and today's politicians. Let's not let the foe confuse both the issues and us with the smearing spin that is going on with New Orleans. You may have heard the latest gambit is to not pay the exorbitant wages of prevailiing wages (Davis-Bacon). They have the audacity to say that paying the jprevailing wage is abusive of government. The prevailing wage is the...
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Re: Charter/Voucher Schools-Do they work? Doesn't Look Like It

Nmaginate ·
See... That's what happens when the great conservative minds want everything in society to run like [their] businesses.... They want us to forget that BUSINESSES FAIL TOO! Enron...Anyone?? And, of course, there are human factors involved. Nepotistic Staffing.... Well, GO FIGURE!!! Isn't that the staple of American business?! This reeks of a get-rich-quick scheme [off of tax-payers] by creating a scenario were the-new-hot-thing turns out to be something the people in need get burned by.
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Re: Doctors REVERSE Mammogram Advice: Do It At Age 50, Not 40

shulamite ·
I think, yes, if you had an primary family member who had been diagnosed (mom, aunt, sister). Part of this is number crunching by health insurers, but this argument fails for many, reasons. One is that digital mammograms, which are becoming the standard of care, are extremely cheap - in every country except the U.S. That's the issue, here. Why are procedures so friggin' and unnecessarily expensive in the States? Instead of saying, it's too costly for no real therapeutic benefit (which is )...
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Re: Crime and corruption in Africa.

DahomeyAhosi ·
Hello Noah, I understand your concerns. Here is a pretty good link which compares corruption in Nigeria to other countries throughout the world: http://www.kzoo.edu/africa/corruption-JSDA99.html I think this article is pretty good because it is written by a man who lived in the country. Nigeria doesn't have to depend on tourism as much as a country such as Ghana but it is amazing that African's most populous nation is not a destination for African Americans even though it is one of the few...
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Re: My Brothers. . .

HeruStar ·
As a matter of fact, I'm going to impose some sense, We have been invaded and stripped from our land. Yes, brothers "like me" played a part in why we were able to be divided and infiltrated. We were enticed by the "other", and "we did eat" i.e. commingled. (which by the way is when we First tasted, so please quit referring to MASSA, because we having relations with white women long before slavery... tighten up on your history sweety I mean the whole Egypt used to be jet black, now they are...
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Re: Amnesty and Undocumented Workers

EbonyRose ·
Okay, MBM ... let me see if I can wrap this up in a neat little package for you ... 'cause, it really wasn't my intention to get into yet another ... er ... um .. skirmish with you about this! However, let me give you my "in a perfect world" scenario, and perhaps some of your questions will be answered that way!! Left up to me, there would be no 12-20 million illegal Mexicans immigrants in this country. Period. They just wouldn't exist! For all those jobs that Americans truly will not do ...
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Re: Word Association Game

AudioGuy ·
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Re: A good commentary about black involvement with Occupy Wallstreet

EbonyRose ·
I would add that in addition to the targeting (and eventual destruction) of a disproportionate number of Black people through the mortgage fiasco .... more Black people were the targets of ("Wall Street") credit card companies who charged us higher interest and more exorbitant fees; pharmaceutical and health care industry companies who often left Black communities with inferior or limited health care and clinics so that we are at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to healthiness; and...
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Re: New African-American News Portal Looks To Reshape "Black News"

sunnubian ·
I know that bootlegging movies cuts into the industry profits and that it should not happen, but the movie industry also needs to talk to the theaters about how they price gauge the consumers with exorbitant prices for the popcorn, candy, sodas and food. After taking my son to see The Tuskegee Airmen, we had to let him know that from now on, we will not buy snacks, food or refreshments at the movies, that we would either carry something to munch on in my bag or just eat before or after the...
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Re: Black female professor reprimanded for pointing out existence of structural racism to white male students

RadioRaheem ·
so we can't even discuss racism...that is of course unless we are talking about how Rosa Parks ended it...or something like that
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Re: Black female professor reprimanded for pointing out existence of structural racism to white male students

Kocolicious ·
What's the USE of being a TEACHER...if you can't DISCUSS truth. Fact is, racism is REAL. And it's the TRUTH? . I remember I turned in a teacher years ago who would not teach a portion of the slave trade cuz it minimized or dehumanized white folks hero IMAGE. He just cut it out-saying he didn't have enough time. Bullshyte. He was showing slides of subjects that had absolutely NOTHING to do with colonialism, And he was a HISTORY teacher! But who was told that they were being unreasonable and...
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Re: Black female professor reprimanded for pointing out existence of structural racism to white male students

Jalil ·
The professor is now being reprimanded. That is structural racism! Hmmm, she’s right but it sounds like she lost her role and relational cool in the mix, maybe helped bring it on by head banging students and directly challenging them to complain. Better ways to teach.
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Re: Black female professor reprimanded for pointing out existence of structural racism to white male students

sunnubian ·
". . . an anti-discrimination lawsuit she and six other professors are filling against MCTC . . ." ************************************************************************** I'm glad that she and other teachers are challenging this school's ignorant, and evidently biased, conclusion. If people are going to teach history [or Social Studies Courses], they need to teach the TRUTH, not fictitious or redacted versions of history. If these students are "offended" by 'structural racism' being...
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Re: Black female professor reprimanded for pointing out existence of structural racism to white male students

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: ". . . an anti-discrimination lawsuit she and six other professors are filling against MCTC . . ." ************************************************************************** I glad that she and other teachers are challenging this school's ignorant, and evidently biased, conclusion. If people are going to teach history [or Social Studies Courses], they need to teach the TRUTH, not fictitious or redacted versions of history. If these students are "offended" by...
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Re: Black female professor reprimanded for pointing out existence of structural racism to white male students

EarthAndSky ·
She doesn't have a problem with white males except when they insist on (angrily) disrupting her lecture. The white males have a problem with her discussing a system that works to their great benefit. Could this situation have been handled better? Yes. The college should have known that the topic would be too sensitive for the 'delicate' ears of some. It should have anticipated the reaction from some students and had a plan to address it when it arose. The college allows her to teach that...
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Re: Black female professor reprimanded for pointing out existence of structural racism to white male students

EarthAndSky ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Unless there is something I am missing, there is nothing this teacher has said or did or taught that even falls under the grounds for any claim of discrimination in the first place. With that said, if they actually win ANYTHING resembling a discrimination lawsuit, it will set the precedence for Black people win the countless lawsuits they could file based on how they feel about how Black people are and have been portrayed in history/social studies, etc.,...
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Re: 'A Call to End Slavery': Nationwide Prison Strike Kicks Off

sunnubian ·
"Our protest against prison slavery is a protest against the school to prison pipeline, a protest against police terror, a protest against post-release controls. When we abolish slavery, they'll lose much of their incentive to lock up our children, they'll stop building traps to pull back those who they've released. When we remove the economic motive and grease of our forced labor from the US prison system, the entire structure of courts and police, of control and slave-catching must shift...
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Re: Prisoners Fight California’s Wildfires for As Little As $1 an Hour As State Leaders Work to Keep Them Imprisoned

Norland ·
White America just LOVES Black Slaves, however/wherever they can get them. We'll NEVER be free of these creeps as long as we exist in this "Corporation." The only difference between picking cotton and prison is that you don't have to pick cotton any longer. You'll dig poor peoples' graves, you'll be locked up in a cage for the duration of your time right up to your 3 consecutive lifetime sentence or your execution/death; whichever comes first. You're a fucking fool to do ANYTHING to get your...
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Re: Prisoners Fight California’s Wildfires for As Little As $1 an Hour As State Leaders Work to Keep Them Imprisoned

Kocolicious ·
Yes one of em escaped. They're looking for him now. It's the same thing it has always been after the abolishment of slavery -using black prisoners to work for free. It was implemented during the Black Code Laws which was designed to enforce restrictions of African Americans for simply standing around after certain hours. As a result many innocent AA were arrested and thrown in prison where massa created the Convict Leasing System where AA were held at gunpoint to do work. That was banned in...
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Re: Prisoners Fight California’s Wildfires for As Little As $1 an Hour As State Leaders Work to Keep Them Imprisoned

Norland ·
Black men have the bodies and the strength to get the job done. These little pencil dick monkey assholes are only good for counting money. They can't pick up anything without breaking 20 bones. If they stay out in the sun for 20 minutes, they turn into crispy toasties. Most of them are wheel chair bound by age 60. They're good at picking up guns, killing each other and niggers; that's all!!!!!!
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Re: Obama: Mistrust Of Police Corroding American Society

RadioRaheem ·
http://www.salon.com/2014/09/2...tm_medium=socialflow MONDAY, SEP 29, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Ferguson officials charge exorbitant, unnecessary fees for information related to Michael Brown’s death The move is a blatant effort to discourage journalists and civil rights groups from accessing information JOANNA ROTHKOPF Follow Share 45 Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, left, speaks before protesters in front of the Ferguson Police Department, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis...
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Re: ACLU Sues California Police Over 'Exorbitant' Body Cam Footage Charge

Norland ·
Pretty soon white folks are going to charge us for each fart we eject. All they care about is money. Will probably charge us $20.00 per fart or flatulence ejections to be correct about the terminology. $20.00 for each burst of air ejected from the exit they love so much, will stick their toes in it if provoked. Wore their fingers out and that's not all. African Fart taxes coming!!!!! Going to make us all wear special fart bags with counters on them; we'll have to walk them to our nearest...
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Charter/Voucher Schools-Do they work? Doesn't Look Like It

Kevin41 ·
Re-educating the Voters About Texas' SchoolsBy FRANCIS X. CLINES USTIN, Tex. George Bush is more than two years gone from the Texas statehouse, but his signature can-do issue as a presidential candidate "” education "” showed increasing...
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Why The West Want The Fall of Muammar Gaddafi

OhBlackButterfly ·
Why the West Want the Fall of Muammar Gaddafi…Analysis by Jean-Paul Pougala Part 1/5 This is an Analysis by a Cameroonian writer known as Jean-Paul Pougala . The original analysis was in French and was translated by Sputnik Kilambi. The analysis is divided into 5 parts. Africans should think about the real reasons why western countries are waging war on Libya, writes Jean-Paul Pougala, in an analysis that traces the country’s role in shaping the African Union and the development of the...
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Obama's Political Suicide

sunnubian ·
July 13, 2011 Debt Reduction Will End His Presidency (and That's Not Necessarily a Bad Thing) Obama's Political Suicide By ANTHONY DiMAGGIO T he Obama administration is committing political suicide with its debt negotiations, and it’s not entirely clear that there should be much of a protest from the American people. Obama’s center-right attempts to “compromise” by seeking major cuts to Social Security (a program that is currently not in financial trouble, but in fact running a surplus) and...
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Class War Without Mercy

sunnubian ·
July 11, 2011 The Unequal Battle Class War Without Mercy By GREGORY ELICH O ne can never have too much money. In the U.S., the top one percent of the population rakes in almost a quarter of the national income and enjoys 40 percent of the wealth. That class sees this as a problem. It is not enough. For ordinary workers, the recession brought only economic hardship. But for corporate America, it meant one thing: opportunity. This is the chance to permanently mold the economy into something...
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Obama Administration Has Many Ties to Big Banks--And Protesters Occupying Wall Street Know It

Dissident ·
By J.A. Myerson, AlterNet Posted on October 9, 2011, Printed on November 11, 2011 http://www.alternet.org/story/..._wall_street_know_it Let’s face it: the Obama administration is in trouble. It did not foresee Occupy Wall Street and its brothers and sisters across the nation or the radical demand they represent to liberate Democratic politics from domination by corporate wealth. It did not know that the political pressure welling up in the fall of 2011, three years after the collapse of the...
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COMMOM DREAMS: Week ending Friday September 30, 2011

sunnubian ·
Week ending Friday September 30, 2011 Readers' Choice / Most Read Views... Lisa Romero: What the Media Aren't Telling You About American Protests The Yes Men: Sorry, But This Trader's Banking Confession Was No Prank John Atcheson: Reality? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Reality Linh Dinh: Wall Street vs. Everybody David Sirota: Racism Isn't Responsible for the President's Drop in Popularity -- His Right-Wing Policies Are Glenn Greenwald: What Media Coverage Omits about US Hikers Released by Iran...
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Waters condemns Republicans’ Nationwide Voter Suppression Efforts

EbonyRose ·
I'm posting this to show that this is the kind of speech that folks like Rep. Waters makes all the time that will NEVER make it into mainstream media news and you will NEVER hear her say!!! Consequently, we're lead to believe that she (and others like her) don't say these things publicly!!! But they do. You just never hear or see it. This is from the Black-owned newspaper, The Los Angeles Sentinel : Congresswoman Waters Highlights 46th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Written by...
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Chinese applications to U.S. schools skyrocket

EbonyRose ·
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy By Adrienne Mong BEIJING – Wenzy Duan dreams about becoming a delegate to the United Nations. “I know this [ambition] is pretty high,” said the 17-year old Beijing native. “But I think I can give it a shot.” To prepare, Duan wants to study international relations at an American college – someplace like the University of Washington. “I hear [it] is good at social science," she said. The University of Washington is one...
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An Especially Bloody Year in an Increasingly Violent City

sunnubian ·
Oakland, 2011: An Especially Bloody Year in an Increasingly Violent City A look at gun incidents paints grim picture, as shootings rose dramatically with scant arrests TEXT SIZE A A A By SHOSHANA WALTER on January 7, 2012 - 10:59 a.m. PST Thor Swift For The Bay Citizen Toys, notes and candles at a memorial for 5-year-old Gabriel Martinez in Oakland on Jan. 4, 2012 Five-year-old Gabriel Martinez Jr. died Dec. 30, shot as he played under a streetlight near his father’s taco truck on an East...
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3 Holes in Obama's "Fairness" Doctrine

nuggyt ·
3 Holes In Obama's "Fairness" Doctrine <cite class="byline vcard" id="yui_3_3_0_18_1323352423128455">By Rick Newman | US News – <abbr title="2011-12-07T17:16:24Z">20 hrs ago</abbr></cite> Email 2 Print POLITICS SLIDESHOWS Hundreds 'occupy' Congress <cite>10 photos - Tue, Dec 6, 2011</cite> Exclusive: GOP operatives say back off Obama <cite>The Ticket - Tue, Dec 6, 2011</cite> Mitt Romney on the campaign trail <cite>75 photos - 21 hrs...
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Bush To Invade Brazil

Empty Purnata ·
''Intelligence Brief: Brazil's Nuclear Ambitions''18 May 2006razil's Science and Technology Minister Sergio Rezende told the press on May 6 that Brasilia has launched a uranium enrichment center for fueling its power plants. Brazil's first nuclear...
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This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

sunnubian ·
PostEverything This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps By Darlena Cunha July 8 at 12:00 PM Darlena Cunha is a former television producer turned stay-at-home mom to twin girls. She writes for The Huffington Post and Thought Catalog. Photo courtesy of Darlene Cunha Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband’s 2003 Mercedes Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I’d never been to this church before, but I could see it from where...
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Ebola: WHO Turns To Experimental Drugs, But Not Proven Natural Remedies

sunnubian ·
Ebola: WHO Turns To Experimental Drugs, But Not Proven Natural Remedies September 2, 2014 Print This Post Could some of the world’s oldest antivirals stop the spread of this deadly disease? The World Health Organization (WHO) says Ebola virus disease (EVD) has a fatality rate of up to 90%. The virus is transmitted through direct physical contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood or other bodily fluids of infected animals or humans, and through indirect contact with...
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JPay Made 50 Million Dollars Off Prisoners Last Year

sunnubian ·
The big business of selling apps to prison inmates OCTOBER 1, 2014 | Dina Gusovsky, NBR, CNBC.com The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with about 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. For some businessmen, that represents a big money-making opportunity, and few can attest to that better than Ryan Shapiro, CEO of JPay , a company that provides various services for inmates. “Our goal is to become the nation’s digital...
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Parents, Leaders Want Teacher Banned After She’s Accused of Calling Students the N-Word

sunnubian ·
Parents, Leaders Want Teacher Banned After She’s Accused of Calling Students the N-Word September 24, 2014 | Posted by Taylor Gordon Tagged With: N-word , racism , San Bernadino Teacher , teacher banned , teacher calls students n-word , teacher on paid leave 2 Source: Daily Mail A high school teacher in California is in hot water after she allegedly said she changed the assigned seating arrangement Sept. 3 in an effort to “move all the n*****s.” Bernadette Yuson, the Cajon High School...
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Bush Camp Balks At Immigration Change

EbonyRose ·
Bush Camp Balks At Immigration ChangeBy JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, Associated Press Writer The Bush administration came out strongly against a bipartisan effort by Sens. Charles Grassley and Barack Obama to make the immigration bill easier on...
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Preying on the Poor

sunnubian ·
Preying on the Poor Barbara Ehrenreich May 17, 2012 This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com . To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com . To listen to Timothy MacBain’s latest Tomcast audio interview in which Ehrenreich discusses how the poor get soaked and her latest project to fund investigative journalism on poverty, click here or download it to your iPod here .   Individually the poor are not too tempting to...
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The Criminal Cost of Talking to a Loved One Behind Bars

sunnubian ·
The Criminal Cost of Talking to a Loved One Behind Bars Hatty Lee by Leticia Miranda ShareThis | Print | Comment (8) Monday, May 14 2012, 9:00 AM EST Tags: Prison , Prison Phone Rates 89 718 When Martha Wright’s grandson was moved to a prison outside of her hometown of Washington, DC., she didn’t expect that a short 5-minute conversation with him could cost up to $18. “You just have to get everything out in one line,” she laughs. For Wright, phone calls and writing letters are the primary...
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Racism's Last Generation? (Asian American/African American Racism)

sunnubian ·
Current > Op Ed Racism's Last Generation? By Peter Chin July 6, 2012 Peter Chin is the husband to a courageous breast cancer survivor, father to four children, and a pastor at an inner city church of Washington D.C. You can read more of his writings at www.peterwchin.com , or follow him on Twitter at @peterwchin. Facebook 70 Twitter 26 StumbleUpon 0 The Pew Research Group's study on relations between Asian Americans and African Americans is troubling. But it can be redeemed. In the past...
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Black Identity and Unity

Sweetwuzzy ·
Black Identity and Unity Dr. Edward RhymesIntroductionThe recent goings-on at certain college campuses and the on-going dialogue about what it means to be black have compelled me to contemplate the issues of Black Identity and Black Studies. There are...
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Black Women and the Kobe Bryant 'Rape' Charges.

Prophetessofrage ·
Kobe Bryant Sexual Assault charges, Black men Interracial Dating/Marrying and the Black Woman's disposition.Kobe Bryant, NBA LA Laker guard has been charged with sexual assault on a 19 yr. old white girl residing in Eagle Colorado. This case has...
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Why African States Implode

toussaint ·
I think a string of successful secessions would do Africa well. The current nations states there are not nations at all. This article touches on this issue.quote:WHY AFRICAN STATES IMPLODEby George Ayittey"Government," as most people understand it,...
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The Rise of Migrant Worker Militancy

ricardomath ·
The Rise of Migrant Worker MilitancyMilitant organizing by immigrants in New York City could show the way for a revitalized labor movement.IMMANUEL NESSThis article is from the September/October 2006 Annual Labor Issue: The New Militancy of Dollars...
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Sowell: Race and economics

Sweetwuzzy ·
Race and economicsBy Thomas SowellFriday, August 25, 2006Andrew Young's statement that blacks have been "ripped off" by stores run by Jews, Koreans, and Arabs has been rightly criticized and he has apologized. But these irresponsible remarks have...
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How Wall Street Defanged Dodd-Frank

sunnubian ·
How Wall Street Defanged Dodd-Frank Gary Rivlin April 30, 2013 | This article appeared in the May 20, 2013 edition of The Nation. Click to enlarge   The mood was triumphant on the morning of July 21, 2010, when Barack Obama, not quite two years into his presidency, strode to a podium inside the Ronald Reagan Building, a few blocks from the White House. As he prepared to sign the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—the sweeping legislative package designed to prevent...
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Malcom Shabazz Murder Suspects Arrested in Mexico

Kocolicious ·
Malcolm Shabazz Murder Suspects Arrested In Mexico By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO 05/13/13 05:58 PM ET EDT 394 95 53 299 GET BLACK VOICES ALERTS: <input class="share_boxes_input_edit" id="subscribe_user_email" onfocus="$(this).value=''" style="padding-right: 0px; padding-left: 5px; font-size: 11px; float: left; padding-bottom: 2px; margin: 0px; width: 160px; color: #aaaaaa; line-height: 14px; padding-top: 2px; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; list-style-type: none;...
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Happy Father's Day...Evander Holyfield...time to get a bus pass

RadioRaheem ·
http://newsone.com/2500873/eva...field-child-support/ Evander Holyfield To Lose Driver’s License Over Missed Child Support? May 28, 2013 The former heavyweight champ and boxing icon Evander Holyfield (pictured) is now facing a tough battle in court that has him against the ropes. Holyfield, who is in serious debt, now reportedly owes a whopping $327,858.36 in child support, and if he reportedly fails to come up with the money, his driver’s license could be suspended, according to TMZ . SEE...
 
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