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The GOP at Captitol Hill: Chaos, control is their goal

Three events occurred in the tight confines of Capitol Hill last week that underscore the Republican Party’s extraordinary institutional decline and its responsibility for Congress fully deserving its “do-nothing” label.

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Taxpayers fund corporate tax avoiders, legislative gridlock

Last quarter’s rate of economic growth is good news, especially after the economy stalled, losing momentum in the first quarter of 2014

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Behind Ferguson’s unrest: Failed federal policy and the Black-White housing gap

On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, was about local police using deadly force on an unarmed young man. But on a deeper level, it reflected the increasing poverty and economic decline that affects ethnic communities all over America.

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Around the State

The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, whose mission is to serve the housing needs of low-income citizens,

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Lawyers are still needed in the fight for justice

Prior to and during the Civil Rights Movement, Black lawyers were the protectors of our civil rights.

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China dominated US-Africa summit

Although the continent of Africa has 54 countries, the nation that received the most attention at last week’s US-Africa Summit in Washington, D.C., was China. That’s because the U.S. is trying to catch up with and surpass the Asian superpower. Africa has six of the top 10 fastest-growing economies: Angola, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Chad, Mozambique and Rwanda. From 2011-2015, Africa is expected to hold seven of the top 10 spots: Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Congo, Ghana, Zambia and Nigeria.

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The mental health crisis in the United States

Our country’s mental health system is in shambles, and many of the most severely ill are being harshly excluded from treatment systems. Many of the most severely ill are destitute or homeless.

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Low Black employment in hi-tech Silicon Valley

The nation’s digital technology and social media companies are helping to transform how people throughout the world communicate and do business. In the process, Silicon Valley has become more than a geographical headquarter for digital and social media companies. It’s where cutting-edge technological research is being conducted.

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Migrant children: Innocent victims of the U.S. war on drugs

Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Los Angeles area resident bishop of the United Methodist Church, is acting with urgency. Along with more than 100 other religious leaders and activists, she was arrested for civil disobedience at the White House for protesting the deportation of the unaccompanied children crossing our border after fleeing from the brutal violence and poverty of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

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Hip-hop, East Coast swag: LL hasn’t lost his street cred

I had the honor of sitting in on LL Cool J’s private listening session in New York City. He was previewing excerpts from his upcoming release of the G.O.A.T II.

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Blacks suffer from shortage of organ donors

At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself “healthier than all get out.” So when he found himself winded with the smallest tasks, he knew something was wrong.

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Iyanla, Sharpton, others recognized by McDonald’s

From inspirational motivators and community activists to business owners and a former athlete, this year’s recipients of the McDonald’s 365 Black Awards cover the spectrum of altruism.

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Obama seeks ‘long term’ partnership with Africa

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the federal government and private U.S. companies are investing $33 billion in Africa – $12 billion in new commitments

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Is GrowSouth headed in the right direction?

South Dallas speaks out about business development

“It’s difficult for businesses, especially in the technology sector, to get some of that initial financing in the Dallas area even though there’s a lot of money and a lot of capital.” – Bradley Joyce, founder of Launch DFW

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Shooting of unarmed teen sparks civil unrest

An unarmed 18-year-old African American teen was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, a 70 percent Black suburb a few miles north of Downtown St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday. According to Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, the man who was shot was unarmed.

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Battle on the Dance Floor: Hip-hop festival builds dreams, brings unity

The All Styles and BBoy/BGirl Battles brought dancers from cities throughout Texas and Oklahoma to the Power House of Dance studio at 12300 Inwood Road on the last weekend of July.

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The family values that shaped a King

Fifty-one years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. touched many hearts and changed the course of American history as he stood before thousands at the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his unforgettable I Have a Dream speech.

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Drug offenders receive retroactive sentence reductions

In a major move last week, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to moderate federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses, and apply the guidelines retroactively.

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DFW Airport transit station offers global competitive boost

Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s newest light rail station will connect Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to North Texas’ public transit system, an amenity that gives the region a competitive advantage in attracting global corporations.

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Civil Rights Museum - A must experience

The new Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum – referred to as the Civil Rights Museum by the community – that opened in Atlanta, Georgia, July 1 is a must to experience.

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