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Obama slights his loyal following

President Barack Obama can make a difference by targeting the African American community, either directly or subtly in his choices about pubic policy. ...

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NC NAACP Statement on Pardon of Wilmington 10

These unjust convictions were due to racist manipulation of the court system and extraordinary and blatant racially motivated prosecutorial misconduct ...

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Gun worship and two sets of killers

As many people in the nation grieve the cold-blooded murder of 20 little children and six of their teachers in Newtown, Conn., it is obvious that the chickens are coming home to roost ...

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Income inequality grows in U.S. by George Curry

Equally important to the fiscal cliff perhaps more important in conversation in the long term – is the issue of income inequality. ...

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Obama should thank Jesse Jackson for winning formula

Obama won the election by assembling a progressive Democratic coalition pioneered by Jesse Jackson in 1984 and 1988. ...

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Budget cuts should protect the safety net

We won’t be able to go forward until Congress sits down and makes the hard decisions to create a just budget that invests in children. ...

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Black unemployment still needs to be addressed by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

There are real issues that must be faced not only in the next few weeks, but also in the next few years. ...

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Maxine Waters case: A political train wreck by George Curry

The headlines proclaim that Rep. Maxine Waters, the outspoken Democrat from California, has been cleared of charges that she violated House ethics by advocating on behalf of a Black bank in which her husband held a substantial investment. ...

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Stop economic segregation by Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr.

One of the most insidious forms of racial discrimination and injustice is the growing manifestation known as racially motivated “economic segregation.” Across the United States during the eight years of the Bush administration between 2001 and 2008, banking and mortgage companies were systematically deregulated. ...

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The double whammy of poverty and unemployment by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Last week, we learned that African American unemployment rates stayed level last month, with an absurdly high official unemployment rate of 14.1 percent. Unemployment rates for African American men fell, while those for African American women rose. These rates are way too high and understate the extent of pain that exists in the African American community. ...

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