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Hispanics take back part of Mexico seized by U.S.

| April 17, 2014

Some Hispanic folk told us a long time ago they were going to take back their land—including California and Texas. While the arrogant powers that be scoffed and put their trust in superior firepower, they apparently never saw this population and political revolution coming. The conquest of Florida is nearly complete. Texas? Hmmm. (You might […]

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Son of man killed in Wisconsin by white supremacist runs for Congress

| April 17, 2014

Once again, the nation deals with the legacy of home grown terrorists. What’s very significant about this development is that a citizen decides to run for public office after coming to the conclusion that professional politicians and lobbyists are never going to act in the best interest of common folk—but they will continue the public […]

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Pope Francis has it right when it comes to money

Pope Francis has it right when it comes to money

| April 16, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Atlanta Archibishop Wilton Gregory did the right thing when he sold his $2.2 million Atlanta home. He was so wrong, from the start. His first act of wrongness was building the mansion. His second act of wrongness was his initial statement that he “would consider selling the mansion.” If he was at […]

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Bloomberg to spend $50 million to take on NRA

Bloomberg to spend $50 million to take on NRA

| April 16, 2014

Could this be another wave of the future—well-financed political action groups slugging it out. While most folks migh focus on the fact that former Mayor Bloomberg is taking on the powerful NRA and focus on the gun debate, more significantly, this could be a signal that more citizens will form and finance a variety of […]

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FDA approves new diabetes drug

| April 16, 2014

This condition has a tremendous impact on the African American community. New treatments are always welcome but also note that proper diet and exercise are a crucial part of any regime to improve diabetes. Also note that drugs do have side effects as does this one. Diabetes Drug, Tanzeum, Receives FDA Approval PRESS RELEASE The […]

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White babies show racial bias, says researchers

White babies show racial bias, says researchers

| April 15, 2014

Whoa! We wonder where folks are going with this one. You might have to interpret what’s going on for yourself. Hmmmm….. White babies just 15 months old show racial bias when picking playmates, study found Researchers found infants favoured playmates showing bias to their race Study by Frontiers in Psychology distributed toys to 40 white […]

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White supremacist terrorist charged in shooting at Jewish center

White supremacist terrorist charged in shooting at Jewish center

| April 15, 2014

As the nation commemorates the sad events of the Boston Marathon bombing, let us not forget that threats of terrorism and hatred of the American values of freedom and opportunity for all don’t always come from abroad. In fact, check the number of people in this country who are killed by terrorists and you are […]

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Police Muslim spy unit disbanded

Police Muslim spy unit disbanded

| April 15, 2014

The post 9-11 world is a complex one fraught with suspicions, paranoia and real threats. In addition to inflicting immediate pain and death upon the nation, the attacks have had a sometimes detrimental longterm effect on the nation’s psyche and have pushed us into countless, aggressive debates about privacy. And, there is a legitimate argument […]

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Fast-food workers get louder with protests

Fast-food workers get louder with protests

| April 15, 2014

By Stephon Johnson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Recently, after filing class-action lawsuits against McDonald’s in several states, fast-food workers joined a 30-day protest against the company, demanding that it stop its illegal theft of workers’ wages. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James has sided with the workers in […]

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Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

| April 15, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA)—With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis and Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson looking on, President Barack Obama on April 10 credited the Civil Rights Movement and landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s for paving the way for his becoming the […]

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