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We Should Leave No Community Behind

Written by Congressman James E. Clyburn (SC-06) on Thursday, 17 February 2011 20:38.

In my home state of South Carolina, Orangeburg County is home to a 5400 ft. runway airport, two Class A railroads, two interstate highways, eight U.S. highways, two universities, a technical college, 67 miles of shoreline along the state’s largest lake and more than 90,000 citizens. Orangeburg seems to have all that is necessary to be a strong and vibrant economic engine.
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Out of Touch With Our Nation’s Civility and Racial Healing

Written by Chris Fleming on Thursday, 20 January 2011 19:50.

The NAACP, NAACP New England State Conference and the NAACP Maine Chapter issued the following statement today in response to Maine Governor Pau; LePage’s inflammatory remarks yesterday:
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ESSENCE & Sean "Diddy" Combs will salute GRAMMY¨-nominated artist and mega-talent Janelle Monae

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 20 January 2011 19:48.

ESSENCE & Sean "Diddy" Combs will salute GRAMMY¨-nominated artist and mega-talent Janelle Monae at the 2nd annual ESSENCE Black Women in Music event, an invitation-only, red-carpet event taking place during 2011 GRAMMY¨ Week. ÊHosted by ESSENCE.com Managing Editor Emil Wilbekin, Joy Bryant and Taraji P. Henson, Hollywood and the music industry will celebrate Janelle Monae on Wednesday, February 9 from 7-10PM, at Playhouse Hollywood. The evening will feature an exclusive performance by Monae, as well as special guest GRAMMY-nominated Big Boi of Outkast and music by DJ Rashida.

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Congress Must Act, or It Will Be Bleak Holiday for Millions

Written by Blackcommentator.com on Monday, 29 November 2010 16:31.

The U.S. Congress that convened for its limited “lame duck” session this week has a lot on its plate; it will act - or not act - on some of the pressing issues facing the nation, wrap up its business and go home for the holidays. From then until the new Congress convenes in January there will be a lot of occasions when the members will have their actual china plates piled high. But for a lot of people the holiday fare will be skimpier than it has been for quite a while - especially the nearly 15 million people out of work.
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Black American Voters Alert: Don’t Let Anyone Break Your Spirit

Written by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. on Friday, 29 October 2010 12:23.

Once again, it is worth emphasizing that black Americans have a serious vested interest in the outcome of the 2010 midterm elections. The Black Press, in particular, has to continue to help wake up the masses of African Americans to make sure that we have the largest possible voter turnout on or before November 2, 2010. Beware of the playa haters and the spirit killers. Don’t believe the hype that a majority in our communities are not enthusiastic about voting, and therefore will not vote because of some misguided notion that this election is really not that important.
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Dear Obama: Notes From The Hood

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 15 October 2010 11:05.

Dear Obama Notes From The Hood New York, NY -- The subject is hot that’s why the book is timely. It’s what the political conversation is among African Americans right now: But it had already been told in the book Dear Obama: Notes From The Hood.

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GDN North Carolina Endorsements

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 11:07.

Greater Diversity NewsOur name, Greater Diversity News, really tells the world where we are politically.  We’re progressive.  To that end, all else being equal, we support what we consider to be the more progressive candidates for office. Click here for sample ballot.

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Swimming Upstream, Not Waiting for Superman

Written by Craig Anthony Nicholas on Tuesday, 05 October 2010 11:41.

America is beholden to grass roots pioneers whose activism, organizing, and ministry have raised the bar for giving back. In the pattern of Marva Collins, Mary McCloud Bethune, and others who have contributed to a ...

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Commentary: Mainstream Media and Politicians Dare Not Challenge Conservative Talk Radio and TV

Written by Robert C. Currie Jr. on Friday, 17 September 2010 11:42.

I truly appreciate your Sept. 2 - 8 political cartoon depicting hate-mongering Glenn Beck’s absurd attempt to step into Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s shoes. This land was stolen from Native Americans, and developed with the stolen labor of Native Americans and Africans. First with litteral slavery; then, with the redefined slavery of “Jim Crow” laws until ...

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The NAACPs Appalling Attack and Retraction on Shirley Sherrod

Written by George E. Curry on Friday, 30 July 2010 12:37.

After hearing Minister Louis Farrakhan roundly denounced by black and Jewish leaders in 1984, purportedly for describing Judaism as a gutter religion, I called Farrakhan before writing a story for the Chicago Tribune. Farrakhan denied he had ever described Judaism as a gutter religion and offered up his life to anyone who could prove he had made such a comment.