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Whistling Dixie: The GOP’s ‘culture of poverty’ gambit

The 2014 mid-term elections are just eight months away – and the Republicans are worried about Black voters again.

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Things go better with Coke’s Super Bowl commercial

What could anyone who loves America find offensive about Americans singing one of the nation’s unofficial national anthems, America the Beautiful?

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J. Edgar Hoover’s decades-long war on Black America

By the early 1970s, Black Americans could reasonably say they had emerged victorious from their long struggle with America’s internal evil empire: the regime of legalized segregation in the South.

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Yes, the American dream still lives on! But …

The American dream lives!

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Forcing poor Americans to go hungry

Just as the holiday season begins, when the thoughts and actions of some focus on compassion for others, we could be about to witness the government forcing the poor to go hungry – the product of political horse-trading in Washington that has erased a critical portion of the already-meager subsidy the federal food stamp program provides the more than 47 million Americans who receive it.

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John F. Kennedy: Black America’s Great White Hope

Before assuming the presidency in 1960, John F. Kennedy barely paid attention to any Black American beyond his valet, and he intended to follow that approach during the first four of what he expected would be his eight years in office.

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We keep marching … jobs and freedom are still needed

On Aug. 24 and Aug. 28, tens of thousands of Americans gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the 1963 March on Washington and the movement that brought America into the modern age.

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Black, White views converge on intermarriage

I’ve long believed a succinct modern definition of marriage can be found in America’s Declaration of Independence as “the pursuit of Happiness.”

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Standing on the other side of an equal sign

For decades now, July 4 has always compelled me to reconsider, and more deeply appreciate, Frederick Douglass’ famous oration of 1852.

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The United States Supreme Court reveals its true colors

Last week, the Supreme Court’s conservative faction revealed more clearly than ever before its true colors. It showed that in the political war over America’s future it supports those who want to return to the exclusionary policies and practices of the past.

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