Politics

President appoints an “Ebola Czar” and gets criticized for his lack of experience

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President Barack Obama is dealing with a lot as our Commander-in-Chief, but there is always more on the horizon.  This month, the Ebola crisis is keeping him busy, and he is stuck with the task of keeping Americans safe and without panic.  The president recently named Ron Klain as his “Ebola Czar,” and the decision is not without controversy.  Klain ...

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Here’s how the NY Times lied to cover up crack being dumped in the black community

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With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of interviews with The Huffington Post. More than 18 years have passed since Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist ...

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CBC forum on reparations yields interesting conversation

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This release was sent to us by the Institute for the Black World 21st Century.  Take a look. This year’s Reparations Issues Forum at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. was simply an awesome event! With Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member, House Judiciary Committee, serving as the Honorary Host, an overflow audience was treated ...

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Carl Dix on the injustice in the death of John Crawford

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by Carl Dix It’s been more than two months since the police murder of Eric Garner, and none of the cops who choked him to death have yet been charged for this crime! More than six weeks since the police murder of Michael Brown, and the killer cop has still not been indicted! Now the grand jury reviewing the evidence ...

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President Obama gathers leaders to find ways to fight the Ebola epidemic

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The spread of the Ebola virus is getting very serious and causing alarm around the world.  If the virus is not contained, it could pose a global threat similar to the Spanish flu, which killed 20 – 40 million people, more than the number of people who died during World War I.  The virus appeared to be nothing more than ...

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Veteran on TV calls Obama a “Puppet War Criminal” just like Bush

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Ken O’Keefe is a veteran and political analyst who has a growing following.  O’Keefe has been highly criticial of US and British foreign policy, stating that countries in the west have found ways to make war profitable at the expense of people around the world.  According to O’Keefe, many of the wars that the US has embarked upon have had ...

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Nelson Mandela’s widow is speaking loudly about climate change

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Graca Machel, the widow of the late Nelson Mandela, is using her voice to make the world a better place.  Machel appeared at the United Nations Summit on Tuesday to warn the world that our leaders have not yet made the adjustments necessary to deal with serious problems involving climate change. “There is a huge mismatch between the magnitude of ...

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President Obama: My enemy’s enemy is not my friend

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By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it…Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On September 10th President ...

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You’ll never believe how many innocent women have been killed by the White House

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Five years ago, on January 23 2009, a CIA drone flattened a house in Pakistan’s tribal regions. It was the third day of Barack Obama’s presidency, and this was the new commander-in-chief’s first covert drone strike. Initial reports said up to ten militants were killed, including foreign fighters and possibly a ‘high-value target’ – a successful first hit for the ...

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This video shows what happens when black people run into the police

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Police brutality has been under the spotlight since protests erupted in response to the police shooting of the late Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  Even before Brown’s shooting, Dr Cornel West, Carl Dix and others had already planned for an October month of resistance against police brutality and misconduct.  Ferguson is one tiny town on the radar screen, but there ...

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