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DECLARING CLASS WON “THE LEAST OF THESE”, BY REV. JESSE JACKSON

It is a breathtakingly mean and callous proposal. The Republican budget would cut taxes on the wealthy, giving millionaires, the Citizen for Tax Justice estimates, a tax break of $200,000 per year. ...

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Odds of midterm victory slim for NC Democrats

Eight months out from the crucial 2014 midterm elections, and the odds are stacking higher and higher against the North Carolina Democratic Party’s chances for electoral victory. And ironically, it’s NC Democrats themselves doing much of the stacking. ...

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Greensboro four member hails Wilmington Ten

Upon reflection of what he considers to have been the “tragedy” that beset the Wilmington Ten over 40 years ago, Joseph McNeil says their false imprisonment and decades-long wait to be finally declared innocent of any crimes, is something that should never be forgotten, and could have easily happened to others standing up for racial equality during that time. ...

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Unemployment Rate for Black Women Falls to Single Digits

The unemployment rate for Black women 20 years and older fell to 9.9 percent in February, the lowest rate for that group in five years, according to the Labor Department. ...

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PLANTING SEEDS FOR FUTURE LEADERS IN STEM

Designed to engage the local community in fun and fellowship, the Kaleidoscope Fine Arts Brunch brings topics and concerns of the local community to the forefront while featuring local artists and an annual preview of spring fashions. ...

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Sharpton talks about the struggle today

He discusses civil rights, poverty, education and his mentor, the late James Brown. ...

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AFRICAN AMERICAN DOCTORS ON THE ‘FRONT LINES’ SEE THE DEVASTATING RESULTS OF TOBACCO

the “apology ad” gesture forced upon the tobacco companies does not appear to be designed to offer any sort of “apology” to the African American community. ...

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From NNPA to NAACP to Silicon Valley – Ben Jealous still pushing technology for equality

The center's co-founders and co-chairs Mitchell Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein are bringing Jealous on to find tech-savvy entrepreneurs and inventors with ideas for using technology for social impact, mainly to fill racial and economic gaps in America. ...

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Black and brown inmates herded into private prisons

“The overrepresentation of people of color in private prisons indicates they are disproportionately siphoned away from public prisons – precisely the types of facilities that provide the greatest access to educational and rehabilitative programs and services,” the report states. “People of color continue to be seen in the national imagination as sources of profit extraction and not necessarily as citizens d ...

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