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Are all children under siege? Charles Blow Op-Ed columnist has researched and it looks bleak. (3796 hits)
Op-Ed Columnist The Decade of Lost Children By CHARLES M. BLOW Published: August 5, 2011 One of the greatest casualties of the great recession may well be a decade of lost children. Damon Winter/The New York Times Charles M. Blow ...
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Filmmaker & Activist Michael Moore..on the Middle Class crisis. I do remember when life was good. (3234 hits)
August 5th, 2011 3:00 PM 30 Years Ago Today: The Day the Middle Class Died By Michael Moore From time to time, someone under 30 will ask me, "When did this all begin, America's downward slide?" They say they've heard of a time when working peo ...
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How the world looks at the United States- downgrade from S&P's AAA+ to AA+ (4464 hits)
Nations React to Downgrade of U.S. Debt By LIZ ALDERMAN Published: August 6, 2011 PARIS — Europe was taken aback Saturday at the unprecedented downgrade of America’s sterling sovereign credit rating, as officials of the Group of 7 industrial c ...
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Chelsea Hardy sings praises to Hampton University..Harlem resident wins scholarship. (5222 hits)
An Update on MMPCIA’s 2010 College Scholarship Award Winner, Chelsea Hardy. Chelsea Hardy Chelsea Hardy, the winner of MMPCIA’s 2010 College Scholarship Award, just completed her freshman year at Hampton University, in Hampton, Virginia, and is ...
Posted Thursday, August 4th 2011 at 3:44PM
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Happy Birthday Mr. President. Today is Barack Obama's 50th (3561 hits)
By HarlemHouse Something of interest worth checking out which I am passing along for a friend. Harlem4Obama – POTUS’ 50TH Birthday Campaign ...
Posted Thursday, August 4th 2011 at 3:37PM
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Ever wonder what book Bill Gates' reads? Compare your list. (4369 hits)
http://www.thegatesnotes.com/Books With the exception of the Freakanomics 1st edition...Guns, Germs & Steel - by Jared Diamond is the only book I had..(gave it back before reading it.) Reading what power movers read, can assist citizens in und ...
Posted Wednesday, August 3rd 2011 at 2:24PM
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The Tea Party has taken a page from the Klu Klux Klan when President Calvin Coolidge was a member (3973 hits)
CNN host Fareed Zakaria is deeply concerned for the future of America, and on last night’s Anderson Cooper 360º took the Tea Party to task for what he considered the “hijacking” of the nation by the Tea Party. Citing the strange bedfellow Charles Kra ...
Posted Tuesday, August 2nd 2011 at 8:07PM
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Black Beauty everywhere! (2991 hits)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM8VfNck8ng&NR=1 I actually found this while booking my flight for the Blog Her conference in San Diego Augh 4-6 2011, from the Blog "One Brown Girl"..just feels nice. The photo with this story is a of girl who is ...
Posted Tuesday, August 2nd 2011 at 4:53PM
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Afro-Argentinians a newly emerging voice of Africa in the Diaspora. (4571 hits)
In 2001 Argentina Ms. Lamadrid was denied entry to Panama because the customs officials said there were no blacks in Argentina and demanded to see a real passport. 2001? The commercial below - called Soy Afro-Argentino/a (translated "I am an Afr ...
Posted Tuesday, August 2nd 2011 at 4:33PM
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"Tar Baby" comment last week meant for the President is no accident. (4273 hits)
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Co.) has apologized for the controversial “tar baby” comment he made on a local radio show last week while discussing President Barack Obama and the debt ceiling debate. On the 630 KHOW Capils and Silverman radio show, Lamborn ...
Posted Tuesday, August 2nd 2011 at 2:03PM
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I am reading Tayari Jones' - "Leaving Atlanta" , file under fine literature. (3651 hits)
Tayari Jones, C'91, is the author of "The Untelling," which won the Lillian C. Smith Award and was featured at Target as a "Breakout Book." Her first book, "Leaving Atlanta," a coming of age story set during the city’s infamous child murders of 19 ...
Posted Tuesday, August 2nd 2011 at 12:27PM
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Why do Latinos need Affirmative Action? (3753 hits)
opinion Navarrette: So, do you still wanna be a Latino? By Ruben Navarrette Washington Post Writers Group Posted: 07/31/2011 01:00:00 AM MDT So, to all white Americans, raise your hand if you still want to be Latino. You remember, or as m ...
Posted Tuesday, August 2nd 2011 at 12:17PM
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Tea Party Victory? (2799 hits)
By John Whitesides WASHINGTON | Tue Aug 2, 2011 1:07am EDT (Reuters) - Tea Party conservatives scored their biggest political triumph with a debt-ceiling deal that cuts federal spending, but their hardline tactics could risk a voter backlash in ...
Posted Tuesday, August 2nd 2011 at 12:12PM
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NYT -on Debt Ceiling deal...by Nate Silver (3987 hits)
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/ As I said prior,despite being a Republican I do respect his opinion for his objectivity in dealing with the numbers. He also predicted President Obama's election far earlier than any standard Gallup Polls. ...
Posted Monday, August 1st 2011 at 5:41PM
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Caribbean island pop icon's homecoming. (2643 hits)
Looks like Rihanna is happy to be home! The Barbados-bred singer got all dressed up in festive attire today for the Kadooment Day Parade in Barbados. The singer looked super sexy in a red and gold festive bikini with matching red fishnets. She ...
Posted Monday, August 1st 2011 at 4:02PM
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So you have all these illusions about my country? Racism is worse there , I know it, I hear it, I see it. (2881 hits)
Castro's Sprawling Racism at 4:16 PM Saturday, July 30, 2011 Excerpt from Carlos Moore's "Putting Context to Cuba's Racial Divide": Brought to light in 2008, the first comprehensive, officially-sanctioned document addressing the issue of race in ...
Posted Monday, August 1st 2011 at 2:53PM
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You can't just blog in Cuba. We thank First Lady Michelle Obama for giving this blogger exposure. (2848 hits)
Hillary and Michelle on Yoani at 5:09 PM Tuesday, March 8, 2011 From today's 2011 International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the State Department. First Lady Michelle Obama: It wasn't long before Yoani Sanchez's blog had caught fire on ...
Posted Monday, August 1st 2011 at 2:35PM
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A lot is said about Cuba, and a lot of it is misinformation. Who are we? What are we? (2974 hits)
Venezuelan filmmaker Fina Torres’ torrid Havana-made comedy Habana Eva, and Unfinished Spaces (which was made by Americans and actually not part of LAFF’s Cuban focus per se but was about Cuba’s schools of the arts, and like Eva, has already been re ...
Posted Monday, August 1st 2011 at 2:28PM
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Orishas are the African named deity's of Cuba. Slaves were very spirtual. (3786 hits)
http://www.lilibernard.com/Pages/CaridadCobre.html It is a popular cultural more (mo-ray) to name your children after the patron saint of the Hispanic country you are born in. Santeria arose from a merging of the African religion, known as Yo ...
Posted Monday, August 1st 2011 at 2:19PM
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Cosita Buena--Los Orisha's (2857 hits)
it's the beat... ...
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Rap Artists using American music to bridge cultural gaps. (2660 hits)
Orisha's are the Deity's of the Nigerian religion...Lucumi--specifically in Cuba. ...
Posted Monday, August 1st 2011 at 2:02PM
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Cuban rap with the "ORISHA'S" giving rap a good name in Europe. (2115 hits)
WORLDWIDE!! Did I just see a Snoop Dog do? ...
Posted Monday, August 1st 2011 at 1:53PM
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Have you head about Allen West from Florida?Another Politician ego standing. (3289 hits)
http://www.allenwestnation.com/ I understand we cannot be a cookie cutter replica of each other and think the same and support the same issues. But if the President was JEWISH not one Jew in this nation or elsewhere would speak ill of him publicly ...
Posted Sunday, July 31st 2011 at 10:09AM
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Staying on top of the debt ceiling issue to navigate through the thick brush of lies from the Right. (3094 hits)
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/06/whats-happening-debt-ceiling-explained ...
Posted Sunday, July 31st 2011 at 10:00AM
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The beginning of the Debt Ceiling fiasco. And where we are now. (3360 hits)
U.S. hits debt ceiling By Jeanne Sahadi @CNNMoney May 17, 2011: 7:42 PM ET The tap dance begins: Treasury Secretary Geithner said he can move money around to keep U.S. out of default until Aug. 2. The tap dance begins: Treasury Secretary Gei ...
Posted Sunday, July 31st 2011 at 1:52AM
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