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Every time a Black man or woman is brutally gunned down by cops, the police are commended on their service to the public.  Nothing was any different with the two Black men murdered by cops in Baton Rouge and in Minnesota.  Without any investigation, police officers received accolades and nothing was said of the grieving family members. 

Constantly we hear about good cops, but are they still good cops if they turn a blind eye to the evils of racist cops?  How can we not forget the cop who took a s

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Henrik-V-Blunck_259255.jpg?width=350By Henrik V Blunck | When I was a kid, about 8 years old, I asked my father: "What is a negro?" I went to an international school in Copenhagen, and all races were represented in class. Just as my father was proud to notice this naïve view on race, so I am today proud to be entirely color blind. I simply don't get why race should be important in some circles.

News Media Part of the Problem

When reporting on crime, we often see the added words "negro", "black" or "hispanic" added to headlines. As t

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Some Republicans Are Cowards on Race

image001.jpgBy Raynard Jackson | On February 18, 2009, then U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder gave a Black History Month speech to the employees at the Department of Justice.  He said in part, “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.” 

I think the same thing can and should be said about our Republican candidates for president.  These candidates are too busy listening

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(The latest from the Afro Blog at AfroDaddy.com. click here for original post)

Driving While BlackI firmly believe that America is the greatest country on the earth and it is truly a land of opportunity for all.  The American dream is alive and well and many people of all races have had tremendous success.  With these positives in place, it is no wonder why there have been so many incredible achievements by African Americans in the 21st century to include the obvious - the first black president.

It is also true howe

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Chicago-Midwest

Tulsa Oklahoma The Site Again Of White Racial Attacks on Black Victims As In May 1921 Race Riots on Black Community and Black Wall Street Of Tulsa Oklahoma

On The 91st Year Anniversary (May, 1921) Of The Tulsa Oklahoma Race Riots, Tulsa Oklahoma At Center Of Current Racial Attacks On Black Community By Whites


The unfortunate killings and shootings of the specifically targeted group of Blacks by Whites in Tulsa Oklahoma is the Tulsa Oklahoma, same site of the May, 1921 Race Riots when Whites shot

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EMPRESS VOICESEXCERPT:

Indeed, there is great strategy involved in allowing a select number of Blacks to advance.  Specifically, in positioning a number of Blacks in top positions, it helps to deflect accusations of racism in America.  Thus, people become focused on what America looks like rather than what it does.  Accordingly, the principle of fighting structural discrimination is eclipsed by the desire to showcase difference through symbolic gestures.  Therefore, the presence of Blacks in cert

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West

Many hands on the worldOne of the best aspects of the Internet is that there are so many authors speaking about so many varied and diverse topics.  As I read politically or racially charged pieces I often see this quote from a commenter: "I don't see race".   The writer usually says this like this is some badge of honor. "I don't see race so therefore I can't  discriminate".  Most people who write this are full of shit. 

For those who truly "don't see race" however I say that they are missing out on the very thing that

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Asia

Kerala is one of the beautiful states of India which is blessed with the exceptional natural beauty enthralling backwaters, mesmerizing waterfalls, bewitching rivers, bamboozling diverse topography along with the unique geographical features etc. The famous traveler magazine make this place lists it in one of the ten paradises of the world and 50 must visit destinations of lifetime alluring the heart gripping attention of tourists from the different corners of the globe. Really, this place is th

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Chicago-Midwest
MAYORAL CANDIDATE CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN ENDORSED BY MULTI-DENOMINATIONAL RELIGIOUS LEADERS. JANUARY 20, 2011.
 
See media advisory attached.
 
CAROL FOR CHICAGO
Renee Ferguson
T. 312-848-4432
 

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MAYORAL CANDIDATE CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN

ENDORSED BY MULTI-DENOMINATIONAL RELIGIOUS LEADERS

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Chicago-Midwest
For Immediate Release
Contact Renee Ferguson 312-848-4432

SENATOR CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN COMMENTS ON
RAHM EMANUEL
HOLLYWOOD FUNDRAISING TRIP

“On this day when President Obama and Illinois Democrats are still
recovering from the painful political debacle that he was the architect of, Rahm
Emanuel
is off in Hollywood hanging out with bankers and billionaires. But maybe
Hollywood is where he belongs because the story of how he *helped* the Obama
administration when he was chief of staff is indeed fiction. Rah
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Chicago-Midwest

Hell of a Job Recommendation, Scott

The Greater Milwaukee Committee is apparently waiting to release somerecommendations regarding Milwaukee County government. Theserecommendations include abolish the county executive's position, andspinning off most of the functions of county government such as theparks into commissions. The report which was discussed in today'sMilwaukee Journal sentinel is being withheld to prevent it frominfluencing the election. The bottom line is that the county is nottaxing enough to meet its obligations. Th
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Chicago-Midwest

Scott Lee Cohen's campaign stands out above the rest when it comes to positive messages

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Scott Lee Cohen's campaign for governor stands out about the rest

Television commercial breaks are filled with mudslinging from the various candidates. The candidates for the U.S. Senate, Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, spend most of their time bashing each other. During the 5 om news on WLS TV, I saw six commercials from each of them bashing each other.

It's the same in the race for gover
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Chicago-Midwest
The Race For Chicago Mayor and other 2011 local elective offices beginswith a candidate being able to first to make the ballot with enoughpetition signatures to make the ballot. Far too many candidates foroffice spend too much time working on issues that come after making theballot and far too many prospective candidates never make the ballotbecause many of the valid signatures are traditionally ruled invalid.Today, we continue our outreach to prospective candidates for ChicagoMayor and other 20
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Chicago-Midwest

My Challenge To Rev. Jackson, Rev. Sharpton, Grassroots Leaders On "Process First" in Black Chicago Mayoral Candidate

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One of the first community organizers to work with Barack Obama in Chicago for over 20 years. Now AssociateEditor of The South Street Journal Newspaper and 37 yearactivist/journalist, recently selected as 2010 Who's Who In BlackChicago. (Office) 312-624-8351 (Cell) 773-392-0165


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African against who?

http://www.thegrio.com/opinion/immigrants-fight-could-pit-black-against-brown.php


So, is this another attempt to play the race card, or is this a simple case of " in your face dislike, jealousy, or fear" that created this debaucle..or perhaps both?

And if neither, what and what can be or should be done?

i have my own thoughts as a native Spanish speaker?

spktruth2power

90milesfromMiami

Would this make a diff?
http://www.catfht.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=15&year=2010&month=05&

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Africa

Class Warfare


REFLECTION
In Amerikkkka, we are continously prodded to look left, and conditioned to only look atright from a conditioned action - reaction context, never to discover what's below the surface."Sometimes you can find more truth from your enemies than your fake arse friends"That is if you bother to really LISTEN to what they are saying.....and then ask,WHO REALLY BENEFITS?We are loyal to one party, that has done nothing but maintain the party line for TPTB and keep the structure of corruption in A
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NYMetro
I want to share some thoughts with you, to find out how you view this. With the successful election of President Obama, many expected a new era ( I did not, did you?) in race relations when he took office. I personally think the racial divide is so deep, it will be almost impossible to establish sane, stable, race relationships in these United Sates. I make a practice of reading all the African-American papers in my City. (Philadelphia) It is so disturbing the hate that is in our midst towards t
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To The Reparations Movement:

The 2009 National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA) Conference will be in Dallas, Texas, June 18-21, 2009, at the Mt. Tabor Family Life Center, 3700 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas, Texas 75241. I will be there because registration is only $60, and I got a cheap plane ticket (USAir) out of Philadelphia for $246 roundtrip! For more information call:214-723-6030.With the new strategic tactics of a post-racial America the Reparations Movement must make a course correction and ret
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Reparations 101:The Context Card

Reparations 101:The Context CardBy Minister Ari S. Merretazon, M.S.CED, Board Member, Northeast Representative,National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA)Too many people in high, middle, and low places in America are still in denial about the crimes against humanity represented by the monstrous destruction of human life, culture, and human possibilities called The Holocaust of African Enslavement and Trade.This human tragedy covers a continuum from 1440 to the present.Often
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