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Blacks, Hispanics Very Concerned About Racism But Hispanics Unaware of Confederate Flag Issue


By James A. Merritt While the media works very hard to separate us, it appears we have more in common than meets the eye. According to a new Pew report, while Hispanics are largely unaware of the Confederate flag debate, Blacks and Hispanics both believe racism is a huge problem in the United States. Younger Americans find that racism isn’t ...

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Philadelphia Congressman Facing Federal Corruption, Racketeering Charges Claims Innocence


By Nigel Boys Claiming that lawmakers have been the unconstitutional and illegal target of investigations for decades, 58-year-old Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah pleaded not guilty, this week, on federal charges of racketeering and conspiracy. Fattah proclaimed his innocence in his initial court appearance on Monday, blurting out “I would like to say that I’m not guilty,” before being asked to ...

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Obama on Voting Rights: “Progress…must be vigorously defended”


By Michal Ortner After “Time” published a piece written by Jim Rutenberg called “A Dream Undone,” Obama responded with his thoughts on voter’s rights and the forerunners who fought for those rights. In the article, Rutenberg focuses on the work of Henry Frye and other historical figures who labored to see the Voting Rights Act reach its fullest potential. “[The] ...

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R.I.P: The Death Of Julian Bond is the Loss Of a Champion

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By James A. Merritt Today, Black culture has emerged from its past transgressions into a dawn of media adoration, leaving behind the civil rights movement that preceded its arrival.  Even with a Black president, we often overlook the struggles and sacrifices made by the civil rights activists that paved the way for our daily freedoms. Prior to our recent loss, ...

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PA Man Gets Into Nasty Confrontation With Black Teens Over Confederate Flag


By Nigel Boys After the shooting of 9 members of a historically black church in South Carolina by alleged gunman Dylann Roof, who had posed with the Confederate flag, calls for its removal from prominent places have continued. While there are those who believe states, especially in the south, should remove all reference to their past slavery and racial hatred, ...

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Dr. Samori Swygert: Supreme Court Justices should not have life long tenure, here’s why


By: Dr. Samori Swygert The framers of the United States Constitution could never fully predict or forecast the complete ramifications of the constitution.  Centuries after the Declaration of Independence, and The United States Constitution, many situations, scenarios, applications, and interpretations of laws need to be revisited. There are times when policies are more applicable and apropos based on the conditions ...

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Bobby Jindal Says Planned Parenthood Is Doomed If Hillary Clinton Loses Elections


By Nigel Boys After the recent revelations in the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover videos about the way Planned Parenthood is allegedly selling off aborted fetus organs for profit, they’d better hope Hillary Clinton becomes the next POTUS, said Bobby Jindal. The Louisiana Governor implied during the GOP’s first presidential debate on Thursday evening that if he won the 2016 ...

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Dispatcher on Paid Leave After Hanging Up On Non-English Speaking Caller


By Nigel Boys According to Lawrence, Massachusetts Police Chief James Fitzpatrick, a caller who may have been in need of help when he dialed 911 never called back after he was hung up on by a dispatcher who could not understand Spanish. The dispatcher concerned has since been placed on paid leave pending an investigation and could well end up ...

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Forget Iran, where’s the world nuclear deal?

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By: Dr. Samori Swygert So the next item on America’s buffet table of issues to swallow is the Iran Nuclear Deal.  Internationally we’re known as the global police because we manage to intervene, slap hands, and wag fingers at any and every move other countries make. As a nation, America is a major regulating body in geopolitical affairs. Freedom of ...

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Dr. Samori Swygert: Is Democracy the correct style of government for Blacks in America?


By Dr. Samori Swygert What’s the most appropriate form of government for Blacks in America? Election season is upon us. Despite all the antics, promises, applause ready quotes, and political rhetoric, African Americans continue to get the shaft whether voting Democratic or Republican.  These 2 parties have worked their mojo to garner our numerical quantitative support at the polls but leave us ...

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