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Letter to the Editor: Sponsors of House Bill 944

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 03 June 2013 11:12.

Dear Editor:  Sponsors of House Bill 944, the school voucher bill, proposed certain changes during the bill’s first committee hearing this week. Changes include lowering the income required for eligibility, decreasing the total amount of money awarded, and increasing public accountability. As we approach the May 28 committee vote, let us not forget that the voucher concept itself is flawed. Siphoning funds from public schools will not generate the savings it claims to, but will instead take much needed funding from the numerous fixed costs schools incur each year.
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Turning the Clock Back on Voting Rights

Written by Julianne Malveaux on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:50.

Shelby County, Ala. is suing the Justice Department because they think that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (and its reauthorization in 1982 and 2006) is unfair.  The facts: The small city of Calera redistricted its boundaries in a way that the sole African American councilman lost his seat.  Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act forced a new election with different boundaries, and Ernest Montgomery regained his seat.
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Boycott Donald Trump! A Plea To Advertisers To Pull Sponsorship

Written by Featured Organization on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 21:27.

Today,best-selling author George Fraser, Chairman of FraserNet, Inc. and founder of The PowerNetworking Conference, the #1 Black Business Conference in America, join the ranks with talk show hosts Lawrence O'Donnell and Bill Maher, popular liberal blog Daily Kos, Andy Ostroy, political & pop culture analyst, Huffington Post and thousands more callingfor a boycott of all-things Donald Trump. 
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American Forum Op-ed by NC business leader on Bush-era tax cuts

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 27 August 2012 15:18.

If anyone tells you that ending the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2 percent would hurt job creation tell them to talk with me. We founded our business, TS Designs, in 1977 as a small manual screen printing company and grew to land contracts with some of clothing’s biggest brands. In 1993, we lost much of our business as a result of the supposedly job-creating NAFTA trade agreement as large brands sought out the cheapest labor costs they could in Mexico.

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What's With All the Groupon (GRPN) Investor Hatred: A solid investment for our times

Written by John Travis Holt, editor in chief on Thursday, 01 March 2012 20:26.

Another Groupon GRPN naysayer, not soothsayer. I can't figure out all this hatred of Groupon - sounds like a bunch of old men talking about the young people of today and how they will never make it with those fancy ideas, or a resentment towards young successful entrepreneurs.  Groupon doesn't destroy businesses, business owners do. The only sure thing in that equation is that they will inevitably blame some external factor, instead of taking responsibility for the choices they make. Bad choices which lead a business down the path of self destruction are most likely based on a get rich quick scheme and greed, instead of taking the time to build a quality product.
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Stopping the Rush to War against Iran

Written by Sheldon Richman on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:25.

A growing group of individuals and organizations has designated Saturday, February 4, as a “National Day of Action” aimed at preventing a war against Iran. The manifesto is simple: “No War, No Sanctions, No Intervention, No Assassinations.” 

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Tell Congress: Overturn Citizens United and End Corporate Personhood

Written by CREDO on Friday, 20 January 2012 20:18.

We deserve a country where our elected officials are not bought and paid for by big corporations. But the Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court decision, issued two years ago this week, overturned over a century of precedent and opened the floodgates for unlimited amounts of corporate money to flow into our political system. 

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Cain’s Presidential Bid was Asinine-Nine-Nine

Written by George E. Curry on Monday, 05 December 2011 17:17.

Herman Cain’s asinine campaign to become president of the United States is now toast. Not just toast – burnt toast. He officially flamed out Saturday on the heels – or, shall we say, high heels – of yet another woman accusing him of sexual misconduct.

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Howard University Adds Its Voice to Occupy Movement

Written by Barrington M. Salmon, NNPA on Friday, 11 November 2011 20:06.

Howard University alumnus Maria Ellis is one face of the Occupy D.C. movement. She has a graduate degree in International Relations and wanted to go to law school but couldn’t afford it. And as a homeowner, she, like other Americans, feels squeezed by the recession. She is among a vocal group who hold politicians, corporate interests, and others responsible for the declining state of the nation’s economy.

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Cain Isn’t Able ... to Keep His Lies Straight

Written by George E. Curry on Friday, 11 November 2011 20:06.

Cain’s shifting and contradictory explanations are part of a larger pattern of what FactCheck.org calls “a proven ability to spread outrageously false information – such as accusing Planned Parenthood of ‘genocide’ and concentrating abortion clinics in black neighborhoods.”

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