Jesse Jackson Slams Obama For ‘Failing’ Black People By Not Providing ‘Targeted Plan’

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April V .Taylor Jesse Jackson is in the midst of a nationwide campaign to inspire accountability in government and corporations towards disadvantaged people, and more specifically helping African Americans feel a sense of empowerment. He launched the campaign in response to the persistent and increasing rate of police shootings of Black people and economic inequalities that include the disproportionate Black ...

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Poll Shows Most Americans Think Race Relations Are Worse Under Obama

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April V. Taylor At the beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency, a New York Times/CBS News poll showed that race relations in America were better than they had been since 1990, with 66 percent of Americans reporting that race relations in the US were generally good and the gap between Black and white Americans who felt that way was at a ...

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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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Why is Bill Clinton Giving Advice To Donald Trump?


By Nigel Boys Even though his wife is running for the Democratic presidential candidate in the upcoming 2016 election, former President Bill Clinton made a telephone call to Donald Trump in May, just before his own announcement in June, according to several aides. The Washington Post reports that “four Trump allies and one Clinton associate,” said they overheard a call ...

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VIDEO: Donald Trump Bashes Obama, Claims Blacks Will Turn To Rich White Man To ‘Rescue’ Them

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April V. Taylor Presidential candidate Donald Trump seems to have made a habit lately of saying profoundly offensive things about communities of color. Despite numerous controversial comments, some of which have resulted in him using partnerships and sponsors, Trump is still soaring above his rivals with an estimated 19 percent of the Republican vote. His most recent gaffe occurred during ...

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Obama calls for end to mandatory minimums, mass incarceration


April V. Taylor Speaking at the annual NAACP meeting, President Barack Obama laid out expansive plans to overhaul America’s criminal justice system, including reviewing solitary confinement and reducing mandatory minimum sentences related to non-violent drug offenses. Obama also specifically called on Congress to overhaul some of the laws that allow for tougher punishments and harsher sentences for men of color ...

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Jimmy Carter Says Obama’s Election Inflamed Racists

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April V. Taylor In an interview for ABC News’ “This Week,” former President Jimmy Carter sat down with George Stephanopoulos. During the interview, Carter stated that he believes that Obama’s 2008 election may have possibly agitated some white Americans who hold racist beliefs. In continuing the conversation Stephanopoulos asked Carter if he was “surprised that the election of President Obama ...

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Bernie Sanders Wants Country To Apologize For Slavery, Won’t Personally Apologize


April V. Taylor On Wednesday’s edition of the Joe Madison show, presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders stated that the United States, as a country, should apologize for slavery. Interestingly enough, he dodged answering a direct question about whether or not he would personally apologize if he were to be elected president. The statement came after the shows host, Joe ...

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VIDEO: Lawmaker Cries During Speech, South Carolina House Votes To Remove Confederate Flag

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April V. Taylor After hours and hours of emotional debate over the emotionally charged symbol, the South Carolina House voted to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol after having flown it more than 50 years. The final vote was 94 – 20, significantly more than the two-thirds necessary to move the bill to the governor’s desk. Governor Nikki ...

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How America Pretends Black People Are Overreacting to Racism, Burning of Black Churches


By Dr. Sinclair Grey III After the June 17 massacre shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the topic of race, racism, and domestic terrorism has been discussed at length. In addition to that, the issue of hate crimes and acts of terror are hot buttons. With so much racial divide in this country, it is ...

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