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Dr. Wilmer LeonBy Hazel Trice Edney

 

With eight Republican candidates determined to replace President Obama in the White House and the key issue - the economy - still looming, at least two political scientists say Obama is still likely to win – but only if he takes certain actions.

 

“He needs to rev up the message,” says Dr. Wilmer Leon, Howard University political science professor. “Right now, what’s missing is he needs surrogates carrying the message for him.”

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Barry RandIn these days of high unemployment and growing financial insecurity, the last thing African-American families need is a serious threat to the only guaranteed, lifelong source of income the majority of our families count on. It took too many years and too much blood, sweat, and tears for African-American families to secure a place among America’s middle class. I’m talking about the current threat to one of the most successful programs in U.S. history – Social Security. Social Security is much more important to African Americans than many realize.


101811_license-plate._3Texas One Vote Away From Approving Confederate License Plate

By Eryn Roberts
Staff Writer

 

Controversy is mounting surrounding the upcoming vote on whether the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles should authorize a license plate that commemorates the Confederacy and displays the rebel flag.

Congresswoman Jackson Lee with Ovide DuncantellThe Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial stands in tribute to Dr. King’s enduring message of hope, non-violence, and the tireless pursuit of justice. Through his perseverance and moral leadership, Dr. King helped make our nation, which had been painfully divided into separate and unequal parts, whole.

“Dr. MLK with no official rank or title who somehow gave voice to our deepest dreams and our most lasting ideals, a man who stirred our conscience and thereby helped make our union more perfect… If he were alive today, I believe he would remind us that the unemployed worker can rightly challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing all who work there; that the businessman can enter tough negotiations with his company’s union without vilifying the right to collectively bargain,” commented President Barack Obama. 

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If you follow my articles, you should know by now that I love movies and television and making modern day comparisons to them.

I particularly have an affinity for watching older movies, although I am intrigued by all types of movies.

MLK Memorial DedicationNAACP Statement on Dedication of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial 

(Washington, DC) – The NAACP has released the following statements from Chairman Roslyn M. Brock and NAACP President CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous regarding the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial:

 

“Few people shaped our culture and our nation in the 20th century more than Dr. King,” stated Chairman Brock. “His legacy of social justice and activism has played an integral role in so much of what we take for granted today. However, his most enduring gift may be the faith that he had in the next generation to continue his mission. I am proud to be part of the enduring civil rights struggle in this country.”

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Have you ever been out to, say the mall or a restaurant, and you recognize someone and approach them to speak only to have them say those dreadful words, “I’m sorry, do I know you?” You do your best to explain how you know the person, but it just doesn’t seem to register with them and they shake their head and shrug their shoulders, unable to put two and two together.

Or maybe you were on the opposite end of the spectrum, where you were the one that didn’t recognize the other person and they tried their best to reach out to you and explain how you know one another.

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