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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

Yemaya ·
Why did they even bother? Is that the issue in South Carolina? Really sometimes I worry about our next generation of black people.
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

Yemaya ·
Quote: "Although Haley’s parents were born in India and later moved to South Carolina, Haley does not focus much on her heritage. Black leaders are nowhighlighting how Haley’s actions misalign with her heritage." Believe me she does focus on her heritage, though it may be behind closed doors I betcha she celebrates Holi just like the majority of Indians in this country. DO not buy this line of cock and bull. And another thing that we need to stop doing as Black people stop trying to dictate...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

sunnubian ·
The point is that she is systematically blocking and trying to dismantle gains of the Civil Rights Movement, like The Voting Rights Act and she is in lock-step with southern racist republicans that have been working to destroy each and every gain in equal rights, civil rights, and voting rights that have been granted to not only Black people/African Americans, but to ALL minorities in this country --- including HER. I'm glad that they pointed out that she is a minority. All of the minorities...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

Cholly ·
"Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too" She could care less and she is what she is...a far right wing Republican and crying minority? That train left the station a long time ago. You have to consider the bigger picture for Governor Nikki Haley. Serving as the Governor of South Carolina is just a career move up the political ladder. She is one of those select young Republicans being groomed to run for President in the future, possibly 2016 if Obama wins...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

sunnubian ·
The percentage of African Americans voting in South Carolina is no less than African American voting in most all other states in America. And, irregardless, she should have been called out on this. But, knowing racist South Carolinians the way I do, she sneaked into that office because many Whites that voted for her were not aware of the fact that she was Pakistani/Indian, making assumptions based on her last (married name). I can assure you that if Nimrata Randhawa had been the name on the...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

Yemaya ·
This article is a piss poor explanation of the issue at hand, Voter ID'ing and where Nikki Haley stands on it. I've seen better amateur blog posts. And I tried googling this subject and at best it was vague. If they are going to write about this topic they need to explain what the hell Nikki is doing. And I stand by my statement, REGARDLESS. If black people are so tired of other people coming into the U.S. and taking our set asides then we ought to do something about it. Johnny Cochran's...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Hell yes, they need to be reminded, and reminded often, and Governor of South Carolina, Nimrata Randhawa, needs to be reminded like hell, and she needs to be reminded that she is not White. ========================================= Basically .... Republican = White. Two peas. Same pod.
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

Xeon ·
"And another thing that we need to stop doing as Black people stop trying to dictate what other ethnicities heritages and norms are based on our group experiences. Sometimes we act like white people in that way. We are going to end up getting our collective feelings hurt." Brilliant! Too often, American Nergroes make the mistake of thinking other non-whites look from the same prism as they do. This is simply wishful thinking. They do not . Whether they are Indians, Africans, Asians, Latinos,...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

sunnubian ·
I don't think that African Americans have any "pipe dreams" of all non-White people holding hands with us". But I'm glad that there are African Americans out there that don't mind reminding ANY 'immigrants' or 'other minorities' of the ONLY reason that they are here in the first place. African Americans should not lie down and take it while our contributions to racial acceptance, racial equality, rights to equal education, rights to not be discriminated against in hiring, education, housing,...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

nuggyt ·
What does asking for id have to do with minorities? How does it represent inequality?
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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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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: 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: 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: 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: NAACP Files Lawsuit Over Maryland Governor’s Decision to Reject Urban Mass Transit System in Favor of Road Projects Serving Suburban, Rural Residents

sunnubian ·
scorched–earth play adjective \ˈskȯrcht-ˈərth\ Simple Definition of scorched–earth Popularity: Bottom 10% of words —used to describe a military policy in which all the houses, crops, factories, etc., in an area are destroyed so that an enemy cannot use them Full Definition of scorched–earth 1 : relating to or being a military policy involving deliberate and usually widespread destruction of property and resources (as housing and factories) so that an invading enemy cannot use them 2 :...
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Re: harlie Crist: I Left GOP Over Party’s Treatment Of First Black President

RadioRaheem ·
Sounds like he picked the right field of work....Politicians are professional liars. Why did he support the GOP for as long as he did if racism was a problem for him? Wasn't he a big fan of Reagan?
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Re: harlie Crist: I Left GOP Over Party’s Treatment Of First Black President

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: Sounds like he picked the right field of work....Politicians are professional liars. Why did he support the GOP for as long as he did if racism was a problem for him? Wasn't he a big fan of Reagan? I suspect that there are many true conservatives in the republican party [not just White racists trying to make the word "conservative" code for being a grimy disgusting racist or vice versa] that do have a problem with the vile and systemic racism of the...
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Re: harlie Crist: I Left GOP Over Party’s Treatment Of First Black President

Norland ·
Ah, the "Republican" party is comprised of mostly wealthy WHITE men. Every time they open their mouths, they just show who would most likely don the Klan robe, hood and burn the crosses during the midnight hour. The "Republican" party says "I'm sick!" The "so-called Black" Republican says "Is we sick Massa?" People vote for the assholes they like, they get the assholes they get. For most of the people, it's just a never ending fornication. "America" alive and kickin' butts, ours!!!!
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Re: harlie Crist: I Left GOP Over Party’s Treatment Of First Black President

GoodMan ·
Originally Posted by Norland: Ah, the "Republican" party is comprised of mostly wealthy WHITE men. Every time they open their mouths, they just show who would most likely don the Klan robe, hood and burn the crosses during the midnight hour. The "Republican" party says "I'm sick!" The "so-called Black" Republican says "Is we sick Massa?" People vote for the assholes they like, they get the assholes they get. For most of the people, it's just a never ending fornication. "America" alive and...
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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: 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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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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Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

sunnubian ·
Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit March 2, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff AFRICANGLOBE – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared that Detroit is in a state of financial emergency, allowing the state to take control of the struggling city. City officials have a 10-day window to counter the state’s takeover , but Snyder confirmed that he was already considering a candidate for emergency manager to lead Detroit. Though he would not name his choice...
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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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Broadcaster calls Texas Lt. Governor a 'fool' in this stunningly honest commentary—a must-see

sunnubian ·
Broadcaster calls Texas Lt. Governor a 'fool' in this stunningly honest commentary—a must-see Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick wasted no time blaming Black Lives Matter, Jesse Jackson and “social media” for the mass shooting in Dallas last week. He tells FOX “News” he thinks too many in the general public have “big mouths.” So basically, Patrick believes the people should do what they’re told and shut up about it, even when lives are taken for no good reason. I do blame people on social media...
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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing Tries Desperately to Stop State Takeover of City Finances

sunnubian ·
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing Tries Desperately to Stop State Takeover of City Finances February 15, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Detroit’s Mayor Dave bing paints a more positive picture of the city AFRICANGLOBE – Detroit’s financial picture has looked grim for a long time, but as the city tried to ward off the state from taking over its finances, Mayor Dave Bing last night offered a positive spin, saying “the picture is not all doom and gloom.” “Every day there is...
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