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Petition: Tell Senate: Back the DISCLOSE Act Now!

sunnubian ·
Tell Senate: Back the DISCLOSE Act Now!Sign this Petition!35 signaturesof 50  It's not just American corporations that buy our elections. Now foreign companies can buy them, too! Without the DISCLOSE Act, any Chinese, Russian or Venezuelan...
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Think You Have the Right to Vote? Think Again.

sunnubian ·
Think You Have the Right to Vote? Think Again. March 30, 2012 by Bill Moyers President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 1965. (AP Photo) When President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, I was there. To this day I remember the electricity in the room — the thrill that everyone at the ceremony shared as the descendants of slaves finally gained the political agency that should have been their birthright. The Act said...
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BlackAmericanAgenda for HEALTH

sunnubian ·
BlackAmericanAgenda for HEALTH Jun 20, 2011 By Jeff Mays NewsOne and Tom Joyner present BlackAmericanAgenda , the six issues we feel are the most important for Black Americans in this election year. Let it be your yardstick for measuring the merits of the politicians and parties on which you’ll be voting in November, bullets of wisdom for the ballot box. For a list of all the BlackAmericanAgenda issues, CLICK HERE . BlackAmericanAgenda | HEALTH <h6> THE ISSUES | THE BACKSTORY | NUMBERS...
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If the Supreme Court Goes Rogue

sunnubian ·
Published on Sunday, April 1, 2012 by Consortium News If the Supreme Court Goes Rogue by Sam Parry What happens to a Republic under a written Constitution if a majority of the Supreme Court, which is empowered to interpret that Constitution, goes rogue? What if the court’s majority simply ignores the wording of the founding document and makes up the law to serve some partisan end? Does that, in effect, turn the country into a lawless state where raw power can muscle aside the democratic...
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Impeachment resolution drafted against President Obama

sunnubian ·
Impeachment resolution drafted against President Obama A roadside sign that reflects the anger of many Americans who have had enough of President Obama's fiasco. Many are convinced of the criminal guilt of President Obama, and they are seeking legal avenues to pursue justice. As of March 7, 2012, an act of impeachment was drafted by members of Congress . The measure, H. Con. Res. 107 reflects congressional response to the president’s unconstitutional and therefore illegal use of military...
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Re: The Sequester: Myths And Facts

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: So if he said that in 1999, why does anybody think they know what is going on now? They are talking bullsh!t and they don't know what will affect what. Amen to that, Xum!! One of the most SHOCKING things about the economic crash in 2008 that left me .... is that the majority of the so-called "experts" .... and NONE of the housing/financial corporations themselves that actually CAUSED the problem even saw it coming!! While they (or at least any other...
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The Sequester: Myths And Facts

sunnubian ·
The Sequester: Myths And Facts Right-Wing Media Promote Multiple Falsehoods About Looming Spending Cuts Research February 20, 2013 4:11 PM EST ››› ALBERT KLEINE 50 Right-wing media outlets have advanced a number of myths regarding automatic across-the-board spending cuts -- commonly called the sequester -- in order to hide the facts behind an inherently harmful economic policy. Will The Sequester Hurt Economic Growth? Will The Sequester Help The Economy? Who Is Responsible For The Sequester?
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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Sacrifice Obamacare To Avoid Sequester

sunnubian ·
Laura BassettBecome a fanlbassett@huffingtonpost.com   Sen. Lindsey Graham: Sacrifice Obamacare To Avoid SequesterPosted: 02/17/2013 10:27 am EST | Updated: 02/17/2013 10:50 am EST1,510451 Video, Cut Obamacare, Lindsey Graham...
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African American Ministers on VAWA: Stop Putting Women’s Lives in Danger

sunnubian ·
African American Ministers on VAWA: Stop Putting Women’s Lives in Danger Washington, DC – Today members of People For the American Way Foundation’s African American Ministers Leadership Council expressed deep concern about the House of Representatives’ failure to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Rev. Brendolyn Jenkins-Boseman of Camden, South Carolina, chair of the African American Ministers Leadership Council, released the following statement: “Violence against women is an...
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

Yemaya ·
Interesting contrast if you look at the move to offer free coursework now available online. I want to see how this plays out. They have been offering worthless degrees in the form of technical schools and for profit colleges for a while now. I'm just curious as to why now.
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: (California lets anyone take the bar, including those who studied on their own. About 15 percent of unaccredited law school graduates pass, according to my attorney daughter.) That is THE POINT right there . If all of the TESTING is worth so much then why shouldn't people be able to just take tests and if they pass then that should be all that matters? Because the so called educators don't want a system like that. I had a math teacher who would play games with...
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

sunnubian ·
The way to put a stop to corporations/business/flim-flam artists fleecing students of their Pell Grants and Student Loans, is to make it illegal for any institution to be able to say that it is a "College" or "University" or "School" that is not fully accredited in the first place. Further, there should be a standard set that colleges and universities that receive public funding can charge a student. There should also be a national cross-reference (publicly searchable) data-base that shows...
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: That is THE POINT right there . If all of the TESTING is worth so much then why shouldn't people be able to just take tests and if they pass then that should be all that matters? Because the so called educators don't want a system like that. I had a math teacher who would play games with the homework. Sometimes he would collect it and sometimes he wouldn't you could never know. So sometimes I did it and sometimes I didn't. But I always got A's on the tests.
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

Muhammad Cipher ·
This country is royally screwed. The scam of certificates and "worthless" degrees are nothing new. This is what you get when education (on all levels) is regarded as a 'consumer good' subject to market reasoning. Product differentiation is but one of many wonderfully stupid things that is playing out in the "marketplace" of education with disastrous results for the people. As noble as it sounds…….I smell a rat. I wouldn't be surprised if this (or other future efforts) where amended to...
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"Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

sunnubian ·
Harkin "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act" Pulls Financial Aid From Programs That Lack Accreditation | By Joanne Jacobs FOLLOW: For Profit Colleges , Video , College Degrees , Federal Aid , Tom Harkin , Ed-lection 2012 , Federal Financial Aid , Financial Aid , New America Foundation On Higher Ed Watch , Online Degrees , Online Learning , Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act , School Accreditation , Stephen Burd , Unaccredited Schools , Education News This piece comes to...
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Re: Black Churches Are Burning in St. Louis: Are Domestic Terrorists Attempting to Strike at the Heart of the Black Community?

RadioRaheem ·
since they do not view Blacks as either America or humans, these acts will go unpunished. I saw one news segment in which one of the churches had a hand written poster declaring that 'Whoever did this...we forgive you!' strangely, whites never forgave OJ or Mike Vick..... Jews never forgave Hitler or the Nazi... only American Blacks are TOLD to forgive those that harm us. Question: with all this forgiving, what has really changed since the Civil Rights movement?
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More Proof That History Isn’t Made Up Solely Of Old, Straight, White Men

sunnubian ·
We know about milestones such as the end of slavery, a woman’s right to vote in America, and the Civil Rights Act. But did you know that as early as 1250, it was completely legal to be gay in Europe? Or that American women were eligible to be elected to office in 1788 even though they couldn’t vote themselves? And why does 1896’s Plessy v. Ferguson "separate but equal" ruling look so much like our federal Defense of Marriage Act? When it comes to where we’re going, it’s important to know...
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Re: Black Churches Are Burning in St. Louis: Are Domestic Terrorists Attempting to Strike at the Heart of the Black Community?

GoodMan ·
Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: since they do not view Blacks as either America or humans, these acts will go unpunished. I saw one news segment in which one of the churches had a hand written poster declaring that 'Whoever did this...we forgive you!' strangely, whites never forgave OJ or Mike Vick..... Jews never forgave Hitler or the Nazi... only American Blacks are TOLD to forgive those that harm us. Question: with all this forgiving, what has really changed since the Civil Rights...
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The ‘Real Racists’ Have Always Worn Suits

sunnubian ·
Mychal Denzel Smith RSS Feed All the blackness that's fit to print. And some that isn't. The ‘Real Racists’ Have Always Worn Suits Mychal Denzel Smith on April 11, 2014 - 5:25 PM ET Share Representative Paul Ryan (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) This week we’ve commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the monumental piece of legislation aimed at outlawing discrimination based on race. A three-day-long “civil rights summit” was organized at the LBJ...
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Re: Black Churches Are Burning in St. Louis: Are Domestic Terrorists Attempting to Strike at the Heart of the Black Community?

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by GoodMan: Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: since they do not view Blacks as either America or humans, these acts will go unpunished. I saw one news segment in which one of the churches had a hand written poster declaring that 'Whoever did this...we forgive you!' strangely, whites never forgave OJ or Mike Vick..... Jews never forgave Hitler or the Nazi... only American Blacks are TOLD to forgive those that harm us. Question: with all this forgiving, what has really...
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Black Churches Are Burning in St. Louis: Are Domestic Terrorists Attempting to Strike at the Heart of the Black Community?

sunnubian ·
Black Churches Are Burning in St. Louis: Are Domestic Terrorists Attempting to Strike at the Heart of the Black Community? The damage sustained at New Life Missionary Baptist Church by a fire, the fifth black church in the area to be hit by arson in 10 days. IMAGE: ST. LOUIS FIRE DEPT. Black churches are burning again, this time in St. Louis. Six churches have burned in two weeks in the metropolitan area, and this time, authorities seem to be paying attention. According to local officials,...
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Ending the War on Drugs

sunnubian ·
Ending the War on Drugs 1 in 9. That’s the number of black children with incarcerated parents. Juxtapose that number with 1 in 57. That’s the amount of white children with incarcerated parents. The greatest victims of the prison industrial complex are our nation’s children. Hundreds of thousands of children have lost a parent to long prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses, leaving these children to fend for themselves. These offenses and sentences are the beginning of a never ending...
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Re: Black Churches Are Burning in St. Louis: Are Domestic Terrorists Attempting to Strike at the Heart of the Black Community?

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Norland: You know how secretive they are; I believe they've made a Behind Closed Doors pact to kill every last one of our black asses and it's coming to pass. Hell, they made that pack after the Civil War, and renewed it after the Civil Rights Movement and Integration. It's only Black people that have been duped into believing that racist have not been working non-stop since then to cease every opportunity to discriminate against Black people, cause or inflict harm,...
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Republican Still Looking For More Ways to Steal Healthcare From The American People

sunnubian ·
Daily Kos Staff, Front Page RSS Daily Kos editors Profile Diaries (list) MON APR 28, 2014 AT 08:50 AM PDT Top House Republican utters the 'R' word about Obamacare, and it's not 'repeal' nor is it 'replace' by Jed Lewison Follow for Daily Kos For four years now, one word has defined the Republican position on Obamacare: Repeal. Sure, sometimes when they want to appear a little less wild eyed and crazy, they talk—disingenuously—about "repealing and replacing" Obamacare, but even though they...
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Civil Rights Pioneers Receive Congressional Medal for 1965 Selma March, But Restoring Voting Rights for Black People Would Have Been a Better Honor

sunnubian ·
Civil Rights Pioneers Receive Congressional Medal for 1965 Selma March, But Restoring Voting Rights for Black People Would Have Been a Better Honor February 25, 2016 | Posted by David Love Tagged With: 50th anniversary of bloody sunday , 50th anniversary of Selma , 50th Selma anniversary celebration , african american voting rights , Black voting rights , bloody sunday , congressional medal of honor , march for voting rights , NAACP voting rights lawsuit , voter id , voter id law , voter id...
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Re: Ending the War on Drugs

TheRealDeal ·
RE: "Ending the War on Drugs" Just like any other business endeavor (legal or illegal), as long as a steady supply of customers exists to make the sale of illicit drugs, profitable, there is very little that any government official/agency can do to stop drug trafficking, illicit drug sales or use, etc., etc. Furthermore, crying about going to prison for committing a criminal act that he or she truly committed is useless. The best weapon against illicit drug use is to not be a user or engage...
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5 Acts of Self-Hate and Racism in the Dominican Republic

sunnubian ·
5 Acts of Self-Hate and Racism in the Dominican Republic April 15, 2014 | Posted by K. Abel The Dominican Republic is a country on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean region. The western three-eighths of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti. The first captive Africans were sold as slaves through the ports of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1503. Unlike on other Caribbean islands, the Spanish invaders found that many natural resources had already been exhausted. So...
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Justice Department Says Rights Law Doesn’t Protect Gays

sunnubian ·
Justice Department Says Rights Law Doesn’t Protect Gays By ALAN FEUER JULY 27, 2017 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Share Tweet Email More Save 1789 Photo Attorney General Jeff Sessions boarding a plane on Thursday for a trip to El Salvador, where he will meet with local leaders about fighting gang violence. Credit Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press The Justice Department has filed court papers arguing that a major federal civil rights law does not protect employees...
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Re: 9 reasons newly appointed tea party senator, Tim Scott, is worse than you think

EbonyRose ·
I'm saddened that he will be carrying the name/description of being an "African American" Senator. In the same way that Clarence Thomas is considered an "African American" Supreme Court Justice. It's another sad day for Black people.
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TREASON: How Netanyahu Bribed Republican Congressmen To Vote Against Iran Nuclear Deal

sunnubian ·
TREASON: How Netanyahu Bribed Republican Congressmen To Vote Against Iran Nuclear Deal By Editorial_Staff - Jan 5, 2016 Pro Israel lobbyist are attempting to dictate American foreign policy AFRICANGLOBE – United States President Obama has long had a strained relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, despite the two nations being historically close allies. Obama’s reasoning has been straightforward: Netanyahu is a corrupt warmonger. He has intentionally made his region...
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Re: The Sequester: Myths And Facts

Yemaya ·
If you would like to follow the sequester and any hearings related to it, watch C-Span. There was a hearing on the sequester and government jobs on this subject yesterday on C-Span, the main channel. This is more far and wide than people actually realize. And I consider this a direct effect of the smaller federal gov't line be the Neo-Cons (Neo-Confederates) via the Tea Party and Ultra conservative Republicans. Maybe once people start losing some of these benefits paid for by their tax...
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Re: The Sequester: Myths And Facts

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: If you would like to follow the sequester and any hearings related to it, watch C-Span. There was a hearing on the sequester and government jobs on this subject yesterday on C-Span, the main channel. This is more far and wide than people actually realize. And I consider this a direct effect of the smaller federal gov't line be the Neo-Cons (Neo-Confederates) via the Tea Party and Ultra conservative Republicans. Maybe once people start losing some of these...
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Re: The Sequester: Myths And Facts

Xumbrarchist ·
One of the funniest things about economics is a video I saw of Lester Thurow around 1999. He was an economist at MIT. He said the economy was in a state that he did not understand. So if he said that in 1999, why does anybody think they know what is going on now? They are talking bullsh!t and they don't know what will affect what. What are smartphones and the Internet doing to the economy. Nobody knows. They didn't exist in 1999. John Maynard Keynes didn't know anything about the effects of...
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Re: The Sequester: Myths And Facts

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: One of the funniest things about economics is a video I saw of Lester Thurow around 1999. He was an economist at MIT. He said the economy was in a state that he did not understand. So if he said that in 1999, why does anybody think they know what is going on now? They are talking bullsh!t and they don't know what will affect what. What are smartphones and the Internet doing to the economy. Nobody knows. They didn't exist in 1999. John Maynard Keynes didn't...
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Re: The Sequester: Myths And Facts

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: So because an economist from MIT didn't understand what he was looking at in 1999, disqualifies anyone else from understading what went on? That makes no sense. If a person (or body of work represented by an institution) gets something wrong, its understandable to question them and why they got it wrong or why they should be trusted with their data now. What doesn't make sense is to then claim that everybody is wrong because they (from that institution)...
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Re: Impeachment resolution drafted against President Obama

EbonyRose ·
In the other thread we're debating about whether or not people can be "born" gay ... However .... I think this proves without question that people can DEFINITELY be "born" STUPID!!
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Re: Impeachment resolution drafted against President Obama

Kocolicious ·
Sista ER wrote: However .... I think this proves without question that people can DEFINITELY be "born" STUPID!! There's NO debate about this my sista. I totally AGREE!!!! There are people who ARE born "stupid." It's been a proven fact....every. Day. But!
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The Democratic Republic of Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act

sunnubian ·
POLICY & ISSUE BRIEFS The Democratic Republic of Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act Friends of the Congo is calling on the US government to implement existing law that can make substantial difference in the situation in the Congo. Public Law 109-456 (The Democratic Republic of Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act). PL 109-456 was sponsored by then Senator Obama, co-sponsored by Senator Hillary Clinton and signed into law in 2006 by President Bush. However...
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RESIDENTS GET JUSTICE FROM CITY OF ROCHELLE, GEORGIA

sunnubian ·
RESIDENTS GET JUSTICE FROM CITY OF ROCHELLE, GEORGIA Victory: City agrees to fix sewer system that dumps into yards, homes Residents of Rochelle, Georgia, who have had to live with untreated sewage overflows . PHOTO BY EARTHJUSTICE This is exactly how the Clean Water Act is supposed to work : When the government fails, ordinary citizens can go to court to enforce the law . Alisa Coe Attorney, Earthjustice August 8, 2014 Tallahassee, FL — A group of citizens who have endured raw sewage...
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Fox Regular Art Laffer: The Minimum Wage Is Just The "Black Teenage Unemployment Act"

sunnubian ·
Fox Regular Art Laffer: The Minimum Wage Is Just The "Black Teenage Unemployment Act" Blog ››› 4 hours and 34 minutes ago ››› EMILY ARROWOOD Frequent Fox guest and former Reagan economic advisor Art Laffer argued for the abolishment of the minimum wage for some workers, describing the law as the "black teenage unemployment act." He added that the federal requirement "makes no sense whatsoever." Laffer, the so-called father of trickle-down economics , appeared on the January 8 edition of Fox...
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The best, and worst, states for health care

sunnubian ·
Joan McCarter Follow RSS Daily Kos staff Profile Diaries (list) Stream MON MAY 05, 2014 AT 03:24 PM PDT The best, and worst, states for health care by Joan McCarter Follow Last month, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a report they had created for health care stakeholders in the South, exploring specifically rates of uninsurance, but also outcomes of uninsurance— these are the states with the highest rates of diabetes, heart disease deaths, infant mortality and cancer deaths . That study...
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Divest from private prisons

sunnubian ·
Divest from private prisons SEP 04 2013 TAKE ACTION Private prison companies are making a killing off today's broken and discriminatory criminal justice system. Industry giants like CCA and GEO Group rake in billions in profit each year from locking disproportionately Black and brown people in some of the country's most dangerous prisons. In order to maximize profit and keep the industry alive, private prison companies have successfully lobbied for years to expand failed criminal justice...
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Re: The True Patriots in Congress Trying to End NSA Tyranny

sunnubian ·
Although it is hard for me to believe even one syllable that comes out of the mouth of a republican, maybe ending the 'dragnet' of violations of American citizens' Constitutional Rights, may be a start. However, it is probably no more than republican PR bs for all the SHTF that has come and is to come from this direct and deliberate violation of Americans' Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties that they are trying to put out there to shut Americans up about their McCarthistic assault on...
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Modern American Apartheid, Insidious and Undeclared

sunnubian ·
Modern American Apartheid, Insidious and Undeclared By Garikai Chengu Global Research, March 22, 2015 Region: USA Theme: Police State & Civil Rights The infamous era of apartheid in South Africa shares a strikingly parallel path with racial apartheid in present day America. One is globally notorious, the other sophisticated and subtle. Economic historians increasingly agree that racial economic inequality in America is worse than it was at any period in ancient Rome, or in slaveholding,...
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Re: 9 reasons newly appointed tea party senator, Tim Scott, is worse than you think

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I'm saddened that he will be carrying the name/description of being an "African American" Senator. In the same way that Clarence Thomas is considered an "African American" Supreme Court Justice. It's another sad day for Black people. That's all he is; another Clarence Thomas. I can assure you that, in South Carolina, he has not risen up the political ranks in the republican party by doing anything other than what he's told, kissing White ass, stabbing his own...
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Re: Florida turns their 'Stand Your Ground Law' into the Get Away with Murder Act

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Norland: black people are armed, the problem is, when they shoot, they miss the intended and hit 20 people in the process, never hitting the intended one. They have to work on their AIM. While they're aiming, YT will be sending heaps to the Undertaker. That's their AIM and they don't miss. They'd really like to send us all 6 feet under. 44 million of us 200 plus mission of them. There won't be a race war, there will be an annihilation and it won't be them. This IS...
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Re: Florida turns their 'Stand Your Ground Law' into the Get Away with Murder Act

sunnubian ·
There has NOT been more Black people shot or murdered by other Black people in this country. Even with so-called, "Black-on-Black" crime, racist cops are still shooting Black people at a rate of 1 every 8 hours . The idea that more Black people are being shot and killed by other Black people than by racist cops is grossly falsified misinformation churned out by America's Racist Propaganda Machine , which [evidently] convinces even Black people that more Black people are shot and murdered by...
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The Hidden History of ALEC and Prison Labor

sunnubian ·
The Hidden History of ALEC and Prison Labor This article is part of a Nation series exposing the American Legislative Exchange Council, in collaboration with the Center For Media and Democracy. John Nichols introduces the series. The breaded chicken patty your child bites into at school may have been made by a worker earning twenty cents an hour, not in a faraway country, but by a member of an invisible American workforce: prisoners. At the Union Correctional Facility, a maximum security...
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Re: Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act

sunnubian ·
Has the Supreme Court paved the way for whites-only voting? Washington : DC : USA | Jun 27, 2013 at 1:36 PM PDT By itobin53 (Flag Report) Wait while we revoke your abuse report... <form action="javascript:;" id="fileAbuseReportForm" name="fileAbuseReportForm"><input id="abuseable_type" name="abuseable_type" type="hidden" value="Event" /> <input id="abuseable_id" name="abuseable_id" type="hidden" value="14885942" /> <input id="severity" name="severity" type="hidden"...
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New Orleans Actor & Activist Wendell Pierce on the "Greatest Crime" in Wake of Hurricane Katrina

sunnubian ·
New Orleans Actor & Activist Wendell Pierce on the "Greatest Crime" in Wake of Hurricane Katrina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFa83lE7fSI New Orleans actor and activist Wendell Pierce looks at how insurance companies discouraged poor and black families from returning to New Orleans after Katrina by refusing to honor homeowner policies. Pierce, whose great-grandfather came to New Orleans as a slave in the 1850s, talks about how Allstate gave his parents just $400 after they paid...
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