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Georgia City Now Requires Everyone to Own A Gun

Georgia City Now Requires Everyone to Own A Gun

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Just when you wonder if the world has truly gone crazy, you read about things like this. The Nelson, Georgia, City Council unanimously passed a measure requiring every household to have a gun and ammunition. Council members approved the Family Protection Ordinance — which requires every head of household to “to maintain a firearm, together with ammunition” — in a 5-0 vote on Monday night. However, residents of the small…

Dr. Boyce & Dr. Byron Price:  How Black Women are Harmed by Prison Rape and Mass Incarceration

Dr. Boyce & Dr. Byron Price: How Black Women are Harmed by Prison Rape and Mass Incarceration

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Dr. Boyce Watkins and Dr. Byron Price explain how all of us are affected by prison rape and mass incarceration. Click to watch. 

Karl Rove Tells Donna Brazile that She Owes Him Some Fried Chicken

Karl Rove Tells Donna Brazile that She Owes Him Some Fried Chicken

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When speaking about black people or to them in public, two foods you might not want to mention are fried chicken and watermelon.  Karl Rove, being a high-profile member of the GOP, is one of the last people who could get away with such a reference in the public sphere. Those limits were tested this week when Rove joked with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile on ABC’s This Week.  During the…

Michelle Obama Speaks Candidly about Sasha and Malia’s Weight

Michelle Obama Speaks Candidly about Sasha and Malia’s Weight

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First Lady Michelle Obama wants America to be healthy, but she also wants kids to be psychologically healthy.  One thing she considers to be unhealthy is the weight obsession that is drilled into the heads of millions of young girls trying to live up to imagery they see in magazines.   During a Google hangout hosted by Kelly Ripa this week, Mrs. Obama said that when it comes to her…

Mitt Romney Says He Lost Because Minority Voters Love Obamacare

Mitt Romney Says He Lost Because Minority Voters Love Obamacare

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Mitt Romney made an appearance this weekend on Fox News Sunday in what some could call the Apology Tour, or at least the Explanation Tour. This is where the failed politician seeks to explain to anyone listening why he isn’t in the White House, and the other guy is.  Not only did Romney not lead the best campaign he could have, he also said that his campaign was unable to…

The Obama Phone Lady Disses The President Saying “I Darn Sure Won’t Vote for Obama Again!”

The Obama Phone Lady Disses The President Saying “I Darn Sure Won’t Vote for Obama Again!”

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Remember the scruffy voiced Obama phone lady, who was caught screaming with utter joy about getting a free “Obama phone?” Well, the infamous Alex Jones of Infowars.com clowned this lady on his show for weeks, after her video went viral on Youtube. Kicker is, a few days agoAlex Jones tracked her down in Cleveland, brought her to Austin Texas, wined and dined,  set her up in a hotel,  ultimately changing…

Barack Obama’s Half-Brother To Run For Governor In Kenya

Barack Obama’s Half-Brother To Run For Governor In Kenya

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  Malik Obama, president Barack Obama’s older half-brother, announced he will run for governor in the Kenyan county of Siaya, Bloomberg reports. The elder Obama announced his candidacy as an independent in a rally on Sunday. “Siaya county is facing a lot of problems from poor infrastructure to poverty due to bad leadership,” Obama said, according to Bloomberg. “I will change this if elected.” Kenyans will head to the polls…

Did the Brazilian Government Deliberately Create a Crack Epidemic on Black Citizens?  Some Say Yes

Did the Brazilian Government Deliberately Create a Crack Epidemic on Black Citizens? Some Say Yes

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Crack addiction is out of control in Brazil. It started in the jungles of the Amazon and is now infesting the streets of the “favelas” (ghettos) of Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. In fact, Brazilians are the biggest consumers of crack and cocaine in the whole world. Keep in mind that Brazil has over 100 million Black citizens, which makes the nation second only to Nigeria in Black population….

Civil Rights Icon To Deliver Obama’s Inauguration Invocation

Civil Rights Icon To Deliver Obama’s Inauguration Invocation

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Long-time civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams will deliver the invocation at President Obama’s inauguration, the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) announced Tuesday. We’ve also learned Beyonce will sing the National Anthem. As the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who was killed in his driveway in a racially charged murder in June 1963 in Jackson, Miss., her participation is significant in the second inauguration of the first black president. His…

Michigan Man Held Two Government Jobs at the Same Time, Earned More Money than Joe Biden

Michigan Man Held Two Government Jobs at the Same Time, Earned More Money than Joe Biden

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A Michigan civil servant is in hot water after being exposed as holding down two six-figure public posts at the same time – earning him more than the Vice President.  Barnett Jones, has been paid $273,750 since May as Flint’s administrator of public safety and head of security for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, despite the fact the posts are both full-time and based 70 miles apart, according to…

Beyoncé To Sing National Anthem At Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Beyoncé To Sing National Anthem At Barack Obama’s Inauguration

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People reports that Jay-Z’s wife will be singing the national anthem at the ceremony that marks the start of Obama’s second term in office. The event will take place January 21 at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, according to the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Bey and Hova have been staunch supporters of the President. Four years ago, Beyoncé performed Etta James’ “At Last” for the Obama’s first dance at the Neighborhood Inaugural…

Julianne Malveaux Tells Black People to Hook In and Hook Up in 2013

Julianne Malveaux Tells Black People to Hook In and Hook Up in 2013

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by Dr. Julianne Malveaux How will African American people improve our situation in 2013? Right now, we have higher unemployment than any other population in our nation, less wealth, higher school dropout rates, and more crime in our communities.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that African American communities had twice the number of negatives and half the number of positives in our country.  While the numbers may have…

Hundreds of Americans Now Selling Their Guns After Recent Tragedy

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According to the Huffington Post, the recent tragedy in Connecticut involving a shooting at an elementary school has led to millions of people reconsidering how they view gun ownership.  As evidence of this phenomenon, they cite hundreds of Americans who have chosen to participate in gun buyback programs. In major cities across America, gun buybacks had been previously scheduled, but the level of participation was off the charts this week….

World Bank Accused of Ridiculous Racism

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A new report doesn’t sit well for the World Bank, which claims that it’s goal is to help alleviate poverty.   For decades, there have been cries that the bank doesn’t do a very good job of serving black, brown and poor countries.  A recent report shows the depth of the racism within the organization and how people of color are not allowed to participate in the functional activities of…

Stevie Wonder Decides Not to Perform for the Israelis After All

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The Israeli government has come under fire from international critics who are turned off by their killing of so many innocent women and children.  The Israelis say that the attacks on neighboring Palestine are only to protect themselves, but they tend to kill far more Palestinians than the original aggression might suggest.  Also, their determination to build additional settlements in the West Bank has also come under fire. Singer Stevie…