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  • Don’t Let them Steal Your Democracy –VOTE

    An old enemy has been resurrected; a dark specter that looms over this year’s General Election, threatening the rights of voters of color across the country.  Poll taxes, literacy tests and other tools of direct voter suppression were legally buried along with de jure segregation 50 years ago. ...

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  • Study: Provisional Ballots Can Hurt More than Help

    Provisional ballots are being misused, including as a potential tool to suppress the votes of African Americans and other minorities, concludes a report released by the Center for American Progress (CAP) Oct. 29. After the dismal 2000 presidential elections in which millions of votes went ...

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  • D.C. Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault on Student

    A substitute teacher at a public charter school in Washington, D.C., allegedly performed a sexual act on a student on her first day on the job, according to court documents. Symone Greene, 22, has been charged with first-degree sexual assault against a minor in a significant relationship after ...

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  • Ole Miss Begins Shedding Semblances of Racist Past

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that’s bringing new attention to Mississippi’s flagship university. The Rebels haven’t played this well since 1962, which happens to be the same year troops stood up to mob violence to ...

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  • Black Leaders Skeptical of GOP’s Black Outreach Campaigns

    Black leaders and political analysts range from cautiously optimistic to downright skeptical of the Republican Party’s renewed campaign to reach African-American and other sidelined communities. The outreach arose out of the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project, a plan ...

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  • Media Diversity at Stake with CNN Layoffs

    Black leaders are expressing concern about how mass layoffs at CNN will impact media diversity. Earlier this month, Turner Broadcasting System, a Time Warner subsidiary and CNN’s parent company, announced it was cutting its workforce by 10 percent or about 1,475 positions. The move was part of ...

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