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Benjamin Banneker’s Birthday Celebrated with Dialogue on Race Series

Benjamin Banneker’s Birthday Celebrated with Dialogue on Race Series

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    Grand Executive Director Adm. William Sizemore welcomed attendees to the launch of A Dialogue on Race in America series, offered as a community service of the Washington Interdependence Council’s ongoing Benjamin Banneker commemorative mission. The event was held at the historic House of the Temple landmark, designed by John Russell Pope. The event featured popular radio and television personalities, authors and scholars, Dr. Boyce Watkins, founder of Black…

It’s About Time: Bill Introduced To Move Voting Day To The Week-end

It’s About Time: Bill Introduced To Move Voting Day To The Week-end

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      A bill called the Weekend Voting Act seeks to move Election Day to the first weekend in November, allowing voters to cast ballots on either Saturday or Sunday. While the bill has its backers in Congress, it has not been introduced in the current Congress, and Soboroff acknowledges it is difficult to get lawmakers to take up the issue. “There’s not a lot of incentive for people…

herman cain is expected to endorse newt gingrich

Report: Herman Cain Will Endorse Newt Gingrich

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    Black Like Moi/Your Black World reports After seeing his campaign end as quickly as it fired up, Herman Cain is expected to endorse Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.  A local Fox station in Atlanta is citing inside sources as saying that Cain will endorse Gingrich today. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said that he doesn’t expect Cain to make the endorsement today,…

Julianne Malveaux: The Painful Consequences of Bullying Among Children

Julianne Malveaux: The Painful Consequences of Bullying Among Children

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    by Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President – Bennett College for Women I hope you watched Extreme Home Makeover on December 2, as I did.  For me it was an opportunity of pride, as Bennett student Dominique Walker was featured, with her family, for a trip to Los Angeles, and a home upgrade.  Why?  Because her family remained in pain because their 11 year old brother killed himself after vicious…

Your Black Politics: What Do Black Republicans Think about Herman Cain Now?

Your Black Politics: What Do Black Republicans Think about Herman Cain Now?

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    Your Black World reports The consensus among most political pundits is that the presidency chances of Herman Cain were eaten alive by Ginger White, the latest of a number of women accusing Cain of marital infidelity. Although Cain may be out of the picture at least for now, many black conservatives are not giving up on their quest to obtain the power they feel they deserve.   The emergence…

dr boyce watkins and george james discuss the concept of the financial abortion

If a Woman Can Choose to Abort a Child, Can a Man Choose Not to Pay?

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Some women’s rights groups say that a woman can decide whether or not to abort a child without any intervention from the father.  If that’s the case, can the father then choose whether or not he’d like to participate in the financial responsibility that comes with raising that child? In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and relationship counselor George James discuss the concept of the “Financial abortion.”  What’s the…

W.H. makes its case to black voters

W.H. makes its case to black voters

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    Stung by summertime allegations that they neglected their bedrock African-American constituency, the White House and President Barack Obama’s reelection team have cranked up their outreach to black voters, selling the president’s first-term achievements as accomplishments that will pay long-term dividends for the black community. Top administration aides and Cabinet officials have fanned out to black communities, touting those accomplishments — including health care reform, unemployment insurance extensions, public-education…

Obama expresses ‘condolences’ to Pakistan’s president

Obama expresses ‘condolences’ to Pakistan’s president

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    U.S. President Barack Obama called Pakistan’s president Sunday to express condolences over the airstrike that killed 24 soldiers near the Afghanistan border more than a week ago, the White House said in a statement. “The president made clear that this regrettable incident was not a deliberate attack on Pakistan and reiterated the United States’ strong commitment to a full investigation,” the statement said. “The two presidents reaffirmed their…

At Least 5,000 People Flee Nigerian Violence

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At least 5,000 people have fled villages in central Nigeria at the heart of clashes between nomadic cattle herders and farmers, officials said Thursday, as at least five people have died in the fighting. Authorities acknowledged there could be many more deaths in the violence hitting rural Benue and Nasarawa states in Nigeria’s fertile central belt, a dividing line in the country between religious andethnic groups. However, the remote villages remain difficult to reach and government officials appear…

Is There a “Plan B” for Herman Cain?

Is There a “Plan B” for Herman Cain?

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    In the waning days of his embattled presidential campaign, Herman Cain sounded like a man crafting his own political obituary. Cain suspends presidential bid Talking about “the American dream” at an event in Ohio Wednesday, Cain drew inspiration from his alma mater, Morehouse College. The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza told his audience, “Dr. Benjamin Mays, late president of Morehouse College, used to challenge the young men of…

Fighting For Our Lives: Obama Pledges Additional $50 Million For AIDS Research

Fighting For Our Lives: Obama Pledges Additional $50 Million For AIDS Research

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  Black Like Moi reports:   President Barack Obama pledged an additional $50 million dollars to bolster HIV and AIDS treatment and medical facilities across the United States. “We are going to win this fight,” Obama said. “But the fight’s not over, not by a long shot.” He made the announcement during a D.C. event Thursday to mark World AIDS Day. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also…

Should The State Of Michigan Step In To Run Detroit?

Should The State Of Michigan Step In To Run Detroit?

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    The idea is extreme, even in a city accustomed to fighting for survival: Should the state of Michigan step in to run Detroit? See Also: Cain Campaign Decision Close The governor has taken steps in that direction, proposing an unprecedented move that could give an appointed manager virtually unchecked power to gut union contracts, cut health insurance and slash services. But city leaders bristle at the notion. Said…

What does ‘suspending’ mean?

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  With news Saturday that Herman Cain is suspending his bid for the 2012 GOP nomination, many are wondering what the move means for his future. Federal law doesn’t have a specific definition for “suspending” a political campaign, meaning Cain is still legally considered a candidate. Because he did not officially drop out of the race, Cain will still be allowed to raise and spend campaign funds as if he…

Dr. Boyce: Herman Cain, Eddie Long and Powerful Black Men in the Pulpit

Dr. Boyce: Herman Cain, Eddie Long and Powerful Black Men in the Pulpit

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World     Bishop Eddie Long and Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain were once considered to be pillars of their community. Long was the lead pastor at one of the largest churches in the south(the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, where he remarkably maintained power), and Cain was on his way to becoming the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Read More…

Herman Cain: Candidate Quits Presidential Race Because Allegations Are Hurting His Wife

Herman Cain: Candidate Quits Presidential Race Because Allegations Are Hurting His Wife

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    Speaking to supporters in Atlanta Cain said: Becoming president was Plan A. And before you get discouraged, today I want to describe Plan B. So as of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign.  I am disappointed that it came to this point that we had to make this decision.He said: These false and unproved allegations continue … to create…