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Survey: 90 Million People Don’t Plan to Vote in the Next Election: Why Aren’t They Showing Up?

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A USA Today/Suffolk University poll shows that more than 2/3 of the people who don’t plan to vote support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney.  Even more significantly, 80% of these people feel that government plays an important role in their lives. In spite of this, many of these people don’t plan to vote.  Many say that they don’t have time, or that the candidates don’t excite them.   They also…

Black Women Make a Huge Mark on the Olympics

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, BlackLikeMoi.com Some have speculated on whether this has been the Olympics for women.  Women are competing in record numbers, and they’ve also hogged up as many headlines as the men.  But if this has been the Olympics for women, black women have been driving the bus and dominating, much more so than the guys. The US women’s 4×400 meter relay finished up the astonishing feet of…

Why Are City Officials Getting Rid Of Street Lights In Most Dangerous Parts Of Detroit?

Why Are City Officials Getting Rid Of Street Lights In Most Dangerous Parts Of Detroit?

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Detroit, whose 139 square miles contain 60 percent fewer residents than in 1950, will try to nudge them into a smaller living space by eliminating almost half its streetlights. As it is, 40 percent of the 88,000 streetlights are broken and the city, whose finances are to be overseen by an appointed board, can’t afford to fix them. Mayor Dave Bing’s plan would create an authority to borrow $160 million…

Dr. Wilmer Leon: If Obama Loses, do Black People Have a Plan B?

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  by Dr. Wilmer Leon       “Under the Obama administration, African-Americans are worse off economically, but where’s the outrage?”   As the country moves into the full-scale presidential election process, a troubling pattern is developing within certain segments of the African-American community. There’s a concerted effort by some to silence those who are offering honest, valid, and well-thought-out analysis and criticism of the Obama administration.   I’ve written…

Colin Powell Has “No Problem” With Gay Marriages

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Colin Powell, again defying Republican tradition, has come out in support of same sex marriage.  This is yet another cause for concern for his fellow Republicans, starting with his endorsement of Barack Obama four years ago.  Powell appeared on CNN this week stating that he is fine with people of the same sex tying the knot. “I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships…

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry In Hospital

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry In Hospital

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D.C. Council member Marion Barry has been hospitalized in Las Vegas. Barry is part of a D.C. delegation attending RECon, an international shopping center convention, in Vegas. He was taken to Summerlin Hospital Medical Center. Sherwood briefly spoke with Barry Monday morning.  He said he was eating dinner at a hotel in Vegas when he felt pain in his leg. Barry’s Twitter account included a post on Sunday saying he…

NAACP follows Obama announcing own endorsement of gay marriage

NAACP follows Obama announcing own endorsement of gay marriage

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The NAACP has voted to endorse same-sex marriage today naming it an American civil right just two weeks after President Barack Obama publically declared his own support. Voting 62 to 2 according to one senior leader, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s board of directors passed the resolution affirming opposition to any effort that ‘seeks to codify discrimination or hatred into the law or to remove the…

Herman Cain Formally Endorses Mitt Romney For President

Herman Cain Formally Endorses Mitt Romney For President

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Businessman Herman Cain formally endorsed Mitt Romney’s presidential bid in an event on Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon. The move marks Cain’s third endorsement since suspending his own White House run last December amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment and a 13-year affair. Cain’s announcement followed a meeting of tea party supporters that was titled “The More Perfect Union Panel.” Source.

Black folks! Don’t use the Bible to condemn gay marriage

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In this video, I talk about how it is wrong to use a book that was utilized to justify the enslavement of Africans and African Americans as a reason not to support gay marriage. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJfv6iDV8BA&w=420&h=315]  

Obama: ‘I’ve Gotta Get My Sh*t’ [VIDEO]

Obama: ‘I’ve Gotta Get My Sh*t’ [VIDEO]

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President Barack Obama delivered a commencement address to graduating students at Barnard College in New York on Monday. After wrapping up his speech, Obama appeared to leave behind his Barnard College Medal of Distinction, which he had been given earlier. As he returned to pick up his award from the podium, he spoke into a live microphone, saying, “I’ve gotta get my sh…” before trailing off. Source.

Will Smith backs Obama on gay marriages

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Will Smith says he supports U.S. President Barack Obama’s position on gay marriage. The Hollywood actor says the question of whether gay people should be allowed to legally marry is “about semantics.” He told reporters in Berlin today that “if anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form.” Still, Smith says…

Bribery? Did The 2008 Obama Campaign Really Pay Rev. Wright To Shut Up?

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Reverend Jeremiah Wright caused problems for President Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008, and new details have emerged alleging that the then-candidate tried to convince his former pastor to keep quiet. The retired pastor, who came under fire after an old sermon where he said that the September 11 terrorist attacks were ‘America’s chickens coming home to roost’, said that he was offered $150,000 to stay silent until the election was…

Republicans Target Youth In Election 2012

Republicans Target Youth In Election 2012

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A new super PAC is targeting younger voters—but it’s Republican, not Democratic. The Crossroads Generation aims to tap into the frustration of young Americans fed up with poor job prospects, overwhelming student loans and a weak economy. The new PAC is today launching a $50,000 social media campaign focusing on young voters in eight swing states. “Younger voters aren’t looking for a party label,” said a communications adviser for the…

Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls on Pastors to Support Obama’s Backing of Gay Marriage

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Rev. Jesse Jackson has joined Rev. Al Sharpton in supporting President Obama’s call for support behind gay marriage.   Jackson even went so far as to compare the gay marriage issue to the fight against slavery and laws that kept blacks from marrying whites. “This is a bold step in the right direction for equal protection under the law for all citizens,” Jackson told the Los Angeles Times. Jackson then…

Single mother Bristol Palin says Obama is wrong to endorse same-sex marriage… because children need a mother and a father

Single mother Bristol Palin says Obama is wrong to endorse same-sex marriage… because children need a mother and a father

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Bristol Palin has lambasted President Obama for announcing that he supports gay marriage, claiming that a child needs a mother and father – even though she is a single mother. ‘We know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home,’ the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wrote on her blog. ‘Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.’ Despite this lecture, she has largely raised…