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Obama Laughs Off Republican Threαt to Sue Him

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President Obama mocked a threαt by House Speaker John Boehner to sue him for signing new executive orders. “They don’t do anything except block me and call me names,” Obama said during a speech in Minnesota on Friday. Obama is facing a potential lawsuit from Republicans over a claim that he is overstepping his executive authority. The president is on the campaign trail to support congressional Democrats since polls indicate…

Kamara Taylor: What Did Brown Vs. Board of Education Really Do For Black Children?

Kamara Taylor: What Did Brown Vs. Board of Education Really Do For Black Children?

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By: Kamara Taylor The Economic Resurrection of Brown v. Board of Education The idea that the legislative landmark of Brown v. Board helped to end school segregation can be looked at as another ploy to manipulate minds into the old Negro way of thinking.  Theoretically, schools were integrated as Blacks were allowed to attend school with White counterparts.  But economic disparities quickly changed this form of integration. The idea that…

Wow: Clarence Thomas Compares Affirmative Action to Jim Crow Laws

Wow: Clarence Thomas Compares Affirmative Action to Jim Crow Laws

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Black Folk and Clarence Thomas have a rough relationship. I remember being a middle school student listening to the conversation between two African American teachers, and I overheard one of my teachers call Clarence Thomas an ‘Uncle Tom’.  At that time I had no idea what exactly that meant, but over time I learned what that meant. It’s very odd to hear, or witness Clarence Thomas compare Affirmative Action to…

Lionsgate Aquires Screen Rights to Put Thurgood Marshall on Screen

Lionsgate Aquires Screen Rights to Put Thurgood Marshall on Screen

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  Thurgood Marshall is a legend of all legends when it comes to attorneys who fight for civil rights.  Lionsgate, the same company that pays Tyler Perry so well, has acquired the screen rights to “Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys, And The Dawn Of A New America.” The book won a Pulitzer prize and was written by Gilbert King.  The book studies how Marshall helped to save…

Alabama Pardons Scottsboro Boys 82 Years After Injustice

Alabama Pardons Scottsboro Boys 82 Years After Injustice

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Eighty-two years ago, all-white juries in Alabama imposed the death sentence on eight black teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women, setting the stage for a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Now, the Scottsboro boys are poised to be pardoned. Jeremy King, a spokesman for Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, said he expects the bill to be signed this week allowing the posthumous pardons, reversing convictions that became a symbol…

Scottsboro Boys Are To Receive Postumous Pardon

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The moment for true justice has finally come. The Scottsboro boys is the name given to a group of nine black teens at the time, who were wrongfully convicted of rape. This conviction occurred over 80 years ago and has stained the reputation of Alabama’s just system every since. Well now they are set to receive posthumous pardons. ABC News reports: The nine “Scottsboro Boys” were accused of gang rape…

Beyonce Urges Supreme Court to “Put a Ring on It” in Support of Marriage Equality

Beyonce Urges Supreme Court to “Put a Ring on It” in Support of Marriage Equality

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Last night, as the country anxiously awaited the Supreme Court’s decision on Prop 8, the bill that banded gay marriage in California, Beyonce took to Facebook to voice her support of marriage equality. The singer posted one of her signature handwritten notes, which read “If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it,” alluding to her 2009 smash single “Single Ladies.”  The note was captioned…

Beyonce Shows Support Of Gay Marriage

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Beyonce always know just what to say, and sing! She is just pure perfection! Okay, I’m done with my Beyonce tyrant now back to business. Beyonce made sure that the world (or at least us die hard fans who frequent all of her sites) knows exactly where she stands on the latest gay marriage issue. Prop. 8 has gotten national attention and there are so many opinions, critiques, and even support,…

Warren Lee Hill’s Execution Set For Tonight, Despite Three Doctors Affirming Retardation

Warren Lee Hill’s Execution Set For Tonight, Despite Three Doctors Affirming Retardation

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All three doctors who previously ruled that Warren Lee Hill did not fit the criteria for mental retardation have changed their minds, giving Hill’s lawyers a powerful case to convince the Georgia State Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his execution, scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening. The three doctors — Donald Harris, Thomas Sachy and James Gary Carter — were asked to examine Hill in December…

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…

North Carolina May Be The First State To Compensate Involuntary Sterilization Victims

North Carolina May Be The First State To Compensate Involuntary Sterilization Victims

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    North Carolina is going to try to make things right with those who were victims of involuntary sterilization.  The program was used to stop the reproduction of those who were deemed to poor or mentally unfit to be parents. Forced sterilization was made legal in 1927, but stopped after World War II.  The program in North Carolina was unique because it lasted far longer than the others.   The…

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…

Michelle Alexander’s ‘New Jim Crow’ Raises The Debate On Drug Laws

Michelle Alexander’s ‘New Jim Crow’ Raises The Debate On Drug Laws

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  Garry McCarthy, a 30-year veteran of law enforcement, did not expect to hear anything too startling when he appeared at a conference on drug policy organized last year by an African-American minister in Newark, where he was the police director. But then a law professor named Michelle Alexander took the stage and delivered an impassioned speech attacking the war on drugs as a system of racial control comparable to…

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Shell Nigeria Abuse Case

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether or not corporations can be held liable for complicity in human rights abuses outside the country.  The specific case on dock concerns the torture and execution of activists in Nigeria and the alleged involvement of oil giant Shell. The Supreme Court case is Esther Kiobel versus the Royal Dutch Shell petroleum company. Kiobel is the widow of one of nine…

Dr. Boyce: Why You Black People No Longer Need Affirmative Action

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For the sake of deviating from tradition, I thought I’d try to peer into the mind of a racist.  Doing so took me to the hotly-debated topic of Affirmative Action, which is going before the Supreme Court this week.  I am a product of affirmative action.  Although I am a pretty well-educated dude, I sincerely doubt that Syracuse University would have let me in after not hiring any other African…