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Obama Talk Energy on Cali Trip

Posted: 10 May, 2014 at 2:50 pm   /   Headline

Flanked by patio lights for $4.47 and women’s tops for $14.44, President Obama stepped to the podium in the Walmart store in Mountain View, Calif., at 9:47 a.m. After three days on the West Coast, he said, he must get back to Washington because Sunday is Mothers Day. “That is a public service announcement – don’t forget it’s […]

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Obama Raises Bar on Wage Hike

Posted: 31 March, 2014 at 1:18 pm   /   Headline

NEW WHITE HOUSE REPORT: The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage on Women and the Importance of Ensuring a Robust Tipped Minimum Wage “Most people who would get a raise if we raise the minimum wage are not teenagers on their first job – their average age is 35.  A majority of lower-wage jobs are […]

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Shirley Chisholm Gets Stamp

Posted: 1 February, 2014 at 10:03 am   /   Headline

First African-American Woman Elected to Congress Joins Popular Black Heritage Stamp Series The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute to pioneering Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm with the issuance of a limited-edition 37th Black Heritage Forever Stamp during a special ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, NY. The Shirley Chisholm Black Heritage Forever Stamp goes on sale today at […]

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Obama Right on Government Shutdown Stance

Posted: 16 October, 2013 at 1:36 pm   /   Headline

The GOP is finally getting the big picture. Then again, maybe they are not. President Obama is not budging. The citizens of the United States have spoken. They are not budging either. And they are not too happy with what is going on in Congress. People see through the games being played by lawmakers on […]

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The ‘House’ of No Government Return

Posted: 3 October, 2013 at 9:42 pm   /   Justice

Man, we’ve got some real haters up in the United States Congress. The bozos we call our representatives are showing off their real colors about how they really think of the American people. It’s apparent that the House of Stupidity doesn’t give a hoot about the crisis you and the rest of the 800,000 men […]

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A Supreme Court Strike for Voter Suppression

Posted: 26 June, 2013 at 2:33 pm   /   Justice

Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Opens Door to Wave of Minority Voter Suppression Court Rejects Congress’ Determination of Where the Voting Rights Act Should Apply, Leaving Voters Unprotected Statement by Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which defended the Voting Rights Act before the U.S. Supreme Court […]

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There is No Leverage with Debt Ceiling

Posted: 7 January, 2013 at 3:59 pm   /   Perspective, The Eyeview

The political pundits are focused like a laser on the Republican Party fissures as if those fissures are the reason the Republicans got rolled on the fiscal cliff fiasco.  The pundits are so enmeshed in Washington DC politics and conventional wisdom that they fail to see what is really happening in the rest of the […]

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President Barack Obama talks with Kavli Prize winners in the Oval Office, June 6, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The Real President Showed Up Tonight

Posted: 17 October, 2012 at 3:48 pm   /   Perspective, The Eyeview

If President Barack Obama had performed two weeks ago like he did tonight the race would be over. Tonight the President defended his record and cited the accomplishments of his administration that he has been loath to do until now.  He did not waste any time or opportunity to reminding people where we were when […]

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Are We Still Cowards on Race?

Posted: 2 August, 2012 at 7:36 pm   /   Justice, Perspective

It’s time to call a spade a spade. Thanks to lapdog congressional leaders sucking up oxygen from the lack of common sense, racism has now wedged a deep spot on Capitol Hill. Racism didn’t cease to exist just because President Barack Obama was elected as our commander-in-chief four years ago. Bigotry didn’t all of a […]

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Obama Stumps L.A. for Support

Posted: 27 September, 2011 at 5:24 pm   /   Headline

The haters can hate, but President Barack Obama still has the same swag that got him elected into the White House in 2008. Heading into the 2012 presidential election year, President Obama is reminding folks these days that he hasn’t lost his mojo. Stumping for votes from Southern California supporters and putting the public bulls […]

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College Football is Out of Control

Posted: 18 August, 2011 at 6:41 pm   /   Headline, Sports

Prostitutes. Strippers. Pay-for-play scandals. Drug trafficking operations. Payoffs for athletes and their parents. Test-cheating. Coaches being enamored with warped salaries. College football and sports athletics has spun out of control. It has been out of control for a long time. Accepting a scholarship to attend school now comes with a string of salacious benefits for […]

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Christian Leaders Call Out Congress Over Budget Debate

Posted: 28 April, 2011 at 3:43 pm   /   Education, Headline

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –A diverse body of clergy members have joined forces to cast an eye of scrutiny as it relates to how the latest budget battle in Congress will affect the middle class the poor. Clergy representing Evangelical, Roman Catholic, mainline Protestants, African-American, and Latino Christian leaders came together in a press […]

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Race Remains as America’s Biggest Hurdle to Overcome

Posted: 7 January, 2011 at 5:08 pm   /   Education, Headline, Justice

By Dennis J. Freeman It’s 2011 and we’re still dealing with the complexity of race relations in this country. Well, it’s really not that complex. A more simple way to put it is that as long as white America continues to bury its head about the sins of their fathers, the United States will never […]

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NFL Kicks in for More Study and Research on Head Injuries

Posted: 28 December, 2010 at 7:08 pm   /   NFL, Social, Sports

The NFL is putting money behind its tough stance on prevention of head and body injuries to its players. This NFL has re-emphasized its policy this season on player head injuries, even going as far as sending out memos to its 32 teams during the regular season, reminding management personnel, players and coaches about the […]

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Civil Rights Commission Blasts Justice Department in Report

Posted: 6 December, 2010 at 7:01 pm   /   Headline, Justice

New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Litigation Case is the Focus In a recent, sharply worded 144-page report, the United States Commission on Civil Rights, in a 5-2 vote, has approved its interim report on the Justice Department’s commitment to even-handed enforcement of the civil rights laws. The report, entitled “Race Neutral Enforcement of the […]

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