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Black Women’s Group Seeks to Support Susan Rice for Secretary of State

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For some, the politics of race trumps all other forms of politics when it comes to choosing who is going to lead the nation.  This rule may apply whether you’re referring to Republicans who can’t stand President Obama for being black or for those who support all of the president’s policies because they feel he is one of them. The possible appointment of Susan Rice as Secretary of State has…

Melissa Harris-Perry Writes Open Letter about Dead Black Teen in Florida

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Meliss Harris-Perry on MSNBC did a recent segment about the shooting death of Jordan Russell.  Russell was killed by a white man for playing his music too loud, at least that’s what the media is saying.  The case is drawing similarities to Trayvon Martin, since he was also 17-years old when he died. But others are wondering why the deaths of other young black males are not being highlighted, since…

Country Music Singer Wears Confederate Flag Earpiece on National TV

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Some of these folks make you shake your head in both awe and disgust.  A country music singer by the name of Trace Adkins blew up the Twitter-verse by wearing a confederate flag as his earpiece on national television.   The fashion statement was made during the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting, and has led to charges of racism against the singer and the network that gave him a platform. The…

A Proud Moment: Nelson Mandela’s Face Appears on South African Currency

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Nelson Mandela is 94 years old, but he’s lived enough for all of us.   His life has had the ups and downs of a hero, and millions have been helped and inspired by his extraordinary sacrifices.  Mandela’s greatness was immortalized this week when his face was put on currency that is now in circulation in South Africa. These are the first South African bank notes to carry the image…

Tavis Smiley: The Last of the Loud

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This past Sunday on “Meet the Press,” the presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin said the following, “Latinos, women and young people — that is the new governing coalition.” OUCH. To be sure, there are Black folk in each of those categories. But since President Obama’s victory on Election Day, I have been troubled by the paltry attention paid to the record turnout amongst African Americans to make Mr. Obama only…

Gun Sales Spike in Fear of President Obama Getting Reelected

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You would think people would learn. Gun sales spiked in the run up to the 2008 election because many local yokels felt that President Obama would take away their guns. He didn’t. But faced with the prospect of Obama getting reelected, or if defeated, passing anti-gun legislation during a lame duck session, second amendment fanatics are headed back to the gun store. These largely unfounded fears have led many gun…

Obama’s Appeal to Working Class Whites Might Make the Difference in this Election

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As the 2012 presidential election closes in, we can all see that the race is close.   President Obama has maintained his coalition from 2008, but it’s questionable that he has a broad enough appeal to get back into the White House.  The economy has been the leading point of contention, and the primary reason that some voters have chosen not to support the president this time around. “He has…

Dude Gets Romney’s “R” Logo Tattooed on His Face, Would You Get an Obama Tattoo?

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When rapper Gucci Mane got a tattoo of an ice cream cone on his face, you could almost hear the the laptops of right wing blogs firing up. Seeing a rapper do something stupid plays into the ” see there! told you black people are out of control’ meme which is pushed on the right. But truth be told, stupidity knows no bounds, or race, which is evidenced by the…

GOP Rep. Who Compared Immigrants to Dogs Still Insists It Was a ‘Compliment’

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GOP Congressman Steve King compared immigrants to dogs in May, saying allowing immigrants into the country is a lot like choosing a good dog. King compared choosing immigrants to choosing bird dogs: “You want a good bird dog? You want one that’s going to be aggressive? Pick the one that’s the friskiest, the one that’s engaged the most, and not the one that’s over there sleeping in the corner.” King said…

D.L. Hughley on the Presidential Debate: Romney Talked to Obama ‘Like a Servant’

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Comedian D.L. Hughley was interviewed on Current’s “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” to discuss, among other things, his thoughts on the most recent presidential debate. Hughley made his contempt for the GOP known, and then went on to say that he thought Mitt Romney spoke to President Obama like a servant during the debate. Hughley and Behar began by discussing whether President Obama can get aggressive with Romney without being viewed…

Did the Million Man March Make a Difference in the Black Community?

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Exactly 17 years ago yesterday, a million black men gathered in Washington DC, swearing to be better than they were before.  Pledges were made to uplift the black community and to strengthen black families.  Since that day, times have been tough for African Americans:  The prison population has skyrocketed, economic despair has increased, and gangster rap music has glorified both violence and ignorance within the ranks of African American men….

Trenton New Jersey Mayor Arrested by FBI on Corruption Charges

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The mayor of Trenton, New Jersey, Tony Mack, was arrested today in a corruption scandal that involves Mack allegedly receiving $119,000 in bribes.  The money is linked to a city parking garage project, according to police. Another arrest was also made in connection with the probe.  Mack supporter Joseph Giorgianni, owner of JoJo’s Steakhouse, was arrested in his home.   Mack’s brother, Ralphiel Mack, also surrendered to police. “The investigation revealed…

Former President Bill Clinton Allegedly Slammed President Obama In Racist Remarks

Former President Bill Clinton Allegedly Slams President Obama In Racist Remarks

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Reports are claiming that former President Bill Clinton made insensitive remarks about then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential Campaign. Clinton allegedly made the insensitive remark to Senator Ted Kennedy in 2008, while trying to convince him to endorse Hillary for the Democratic nomination, according to the New Yorker. Allegedly he said: “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.” Clinton and President Obama are said to…

President Obama Clowns Clint Eastwood on Twitter

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During the Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood gave a strange 10 minute speech that consisted of a lot of rambling.  The headlines generated by Eastwood almost took the show away from Mitt Romney, who happened to be announcing his acceptance of the Republican nomination that night. One interesting part of the speech is when Eastwood turned to an empty chair, speaking to the chair as if President Obama were sitting…

First Lady Michelle Obama Talks about Private Life as the First Family

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First Lady Michelle Obama has been all over the place.  She’s the prized presidential proxy in this election and her popularity is being used extensively to help her husband keep the family in the White House.   This week, the first lady sat with iVillage to talk about life as the first family and how she manages it all. “I think sometimes we, as women, feel like we’re not doing it…