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Colorado Legislator: Poverty Higher Among Black Race Because They Eat Too Much Chicken

By Josh Israel In a meeting of the state’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force Wednesday, Colorado State Sen. Vicki Marble (R) delivered a long monologue suggesting that the reason for poverty among certain minority groups was that they eat … Continue reading

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North Carolina Governor Signs America’s Worst Voter Suppression Bill Into Law

By Ian Millhiser On Monday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a massive voter suppression bill compiling numerous different provisions used to restrict voting in other states. Among other things, the bill includes a strict voter ID law, … Continue reading

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Our Economy Needs More Action, Fewer Words From Obama

By Imara Jones Today in his home state of Illinois, President Obama returned to the topic that is Americans’ number one priority but where he’s struggled to make progress: the economy. With Black and Latino joblessness in double-digits and wealth … Continue reading

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Blacks Who “Stand Their Ground” Are Often Imprisoned

By Zenitha Prince The recent acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old unarmed Trayvon Martin has led to intense scrutiny of Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, which hung over the Zimmerman trial along with similar … Continue reading

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After Ruling, States Rush to Enact Voting Laws

By Michael Cooper State officials across the South are aggressively moving ahead with new laws requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls after the Supreme Court decision striking down a portion of the Voting Rights Act. The Republicans … Continue reading

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Deficit Reduction Is Seen by Economists as Impeding Recovery

By Jackie Calmes and Jonathan Weisman The nation’s unemployment rate would probably be nearly a point lower, roughly 6.5 percent, and economic growth almost two points higher this year if Washington had not cut spending and raised taxes as it … Continue reading

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Black Voter Turnout Rate Passes Whites In 2012 Election

By Hope Yen America’s blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack … Continue reading

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Obama Gun Policy Agenda Comes To Maddening End

By Sam Stein & Jennifer Bendry It ended in a flash. Months of work aimed at revamping the nations gun laws prompted by one of the worst shooting tragedies in U.S. history met an inglorious conclusion on the floor of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

Happy International Women’s Day to all my sisters! Your contributions to the world are appreciated and needed. A minimum wage increase is long overdue. Don’t succumb to the fear mongering of the have’s. The have nots outnumber the have’s and … Continue reading

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Jeff Sessions: Saying Millionaires Should Share Pain Is ‘Rather Pathetic’

I believe there is an insult in there, directed to all of us non-millionaires. What’s so pathetic to ask those who have been blessed with material wealth to do more? While they are asking millionaires to do more, why don’t … Continue reading

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