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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…

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]  

Should Obama Stop Kony?

Should Obama Stop Kony?

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    The viral Kony 2012 video has propelled the Lord’s Resistance Army and its leader, Joseph Kony, into the world’s spotlight and conscience. On YouTube alone, more than 56 million people viewed it in its first four days. As the video created by Invisible Children shows, the LRA has created an enormous human rights and humanitarian crisis in central and east Africa. The LRA, which began as a rebel…

Zimmerman should turn himself into the police

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In this video, I talk about why Zimmerman should turn himself into the police. With the way Zimmerman has been painted as a racist who hunted and slaughtered Trayvon Martin, he should help clear his name by turning himself in. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAcMWP2vls0&w=420&h=315]

We must do more to protect the gay community

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In this video, I discuss the recent rise in attacks on members of the gay community in Washington, DC and how it is truly troubling. You can believe that gays are going straight to hell, but let the God you claim to believe in deal with that. All human life is equal and no one has the right to take another person’s life when that victim has done harm to…

For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

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In this video, I discuss how Rush Limbaugh is just the latest example of the disdain this country has for women. It has to end if we really care about future generations of women. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuGXnm7umKI&w=420&h=315]

A challenge to those who blame blacks

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In this video, I discuss the many commenters to my prior post who are quick to mention the fact (as if it’s a revelation) that black people kill more black people in our neighborhoods than any other group. They say it as if we have no right to speak on the Trayvon Martin killing. My challenge to those of you who feel this way is to see this as an…

Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next?

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Video: Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next? In this video I discuss how the Trayvon Martin killing highlights a real issue that black people and especially black men face on a daily basis: being killed for just doing what we’re supposed to do. In 2012, some people still believe that we don’t belong in certain neighborhoods, cars, or places of employment and, unlike other racial groups, it can really cost us…

NY State Senator Seeks To Ban Saggy Pants In School [VIDEO]

NY State Senator Seeks To Ban Saggy Pants In School [VIDEO]

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  New York State Senator Eric Adams is fed up with seeing male youths walking around with low slung or sagging pants that exposes their underwear. Consequently, Adams is currently lobbying for a resolution to adopt a ban against wearing droopy pants in New York City public school classrooms, reports the New York Post. Senator Adams, who says his Brooklyn district is the “ground zero for sagging,” says the style that many find offensive represents…

Mississippi And Alabama GOP Voters Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal

Mississippi And Alabama GOP Voters Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal

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  A recent survey by Public Policy Polling showed that almost half of likely GOP voters in Mississippi and Alabama think the president is Muslim. They also largely don’t believe in evolution in either state. The topic, however, upon which these states seem to be most out of touch with the rest of the country is interracial marriage. While support for interracial marriage is at an all-time high nationally, 29…

Haitian Prime Minister Abruptly Resigns

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille abruptly resigned Friday after less than five months on the job in a political setback for President Michel Martelly, whose struggle to fill the top government post has hampered earthquake reconstruction and other development efforts. Conille handed in a two-sentence letter of resignation, according to a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he had not yet been authorized to publicly release the information. No successor has been…

5 Students Arrested Per Day in NYC Schools: 90% Black or Latino

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During the last three months of the New York school year, an average five school kids were arrested per day. Of the students who were arrested, 90 percent were African American or Latino. According to an NYPD report, from October 1 to December 31 of 2011, 279 students were arrested and another 532 students were issued summonses. Click to read More        

Gov. Christie Defends Decision To Half-Staff Flags In Honor Of  Whitney

Gov. Christie Defends Decision To Half-Staff Flags In Honor Of Whitney

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  Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday strongly defended his decision to have flags lowered to half-staff on Saturday for Whitney Houston, saying he rejects criticism that she “forfeited the good things that she did” because of her struggles with substance abuse. “What I would say to everybody is there but for the grace of God go I,” he said. The Republican governor said his office has been receiving emails and…

First Lady Michelle Obama Leads 14,000 In Dance Celebrating The Let’s Move Campaign!

First Lady Michelle Obama Leads 14,000 In Dance Celebrating The Let’s Move Campaign!

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  It’s official: Michelle Obama can move. She’s danced to promote iCarly, relishes grooving in public at any given opportunity – much to the chagrin of her daughters who, Mrs Obama told CBS, are embarrassed by their mother’s moves – and is no stranger to the stage. The First Lady today once again proved she can shake her thing, leading an entire arena in a dance to celebrate the second…