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Despite Postponement Message Rings ClearWASHINGTON - Despite the postponement of the official dedication of the monument to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., there was one message that still resonated from conversations inspired by the new “Stone of Hope” on the Washington Mall. That message was clearly, “We cannot wait.”

Black People are Victims too!By State Sen. Rodney Ellis And State Rep. Sylvester Turner

Last session, the Texas Legislature faced a record $27 billion budget shortfall. As was widely reported, those in charge chose to respond to this shortfall with dramatic cuts to education, health care and financial aid. Indeed, almost every segment of state government was affected, including numerous programs that assist you and your neighbors on a daily basis. 

Voter ID : Modern Poll Tax?September 1 marks the date most bills passed this legislative session take effect. The controversial Voter ID legislation, passed in the form of Senate Bill 14, doesn’t take full effect until 2012, but begins to take shape this week.  

In January voters will be required to present a valid photo ID to cast a ballot in any local, state or national election in Texas. This legislation is expected to suppress the vote and minorities, and it will make it significantly more difficult for hundreds of thousands of legally-registered Texans to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

Awaiting MLK MemorialWASHINGTON – There is much fanfare surrounding the long-anticipated unveiling and dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial on the National Mall on August 28.

That 11 a.m. Sunday program will no doubt emanate all the euphoria, powerful emotions and spiritual prowess as a traditional Sunday morning worship service. But, as some Black civil rights leaders gear up to participate in the unveiling, they acknowledge the reality this week that the dream of which Dr. King preached has still fallen woefully short.

Blacks Might Not Vote in 2012Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) – witnessing thousands of Black people lining up for CBC job fairs and town hall meetings around the country - is warning that African-American frustrations could result in voters staying home on presidential election day Nov. 6, 2012.

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J Boney Speaks Column

I believe that God has called us all to be one people and “one nation under God.”

If we are really serious about being “one nation under God”, then we need to change the way we view and treat each other as we pledge allegiance to this flag of the United States of America that we so love and cherish.

Bridging the Wealth Gap

(TriceEdneyWire) - While the nation is fixated on a debt ceiling standstill, the number one issue on the minds of Americans -- jobs -- has largely been ignored. But in addition to experiencing the worst economic downfall since the Great Depression, we are now also officially witnessing the largest ethnic wealth disparity in decades. For those who claim we are in some sort of ‘post-racial’ society, I have news for you: we are anything but.


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