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Apr 18th

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Eartha Kitt: Truth to Power

There must be some divine order to the fact that Eartha Kitt died on Christmas Day, since many of us associate Christmas both with the Christ child’s birth and with those sultry and materialistic “Santa Baby” lyrics.

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Too many college bowls, too few Black coaches

Basketball’s March Madness has nothing on the college football bowl frenzy – 34 games over a 19-day period spanning the last month of the old year and the first month of the new one. Let’s face it, not all 68 teams deserve to be in a bowl. Some -- including North Carolina State, Kentucky, Bowling Green, Southern Mississippi, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt – got invitations after winning only 50 percent of their games.

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CDF's 35th Anniversary: Looking back, looking forward

As we all look to a new year and pause to remember the highlights of the last one, the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is reflecting on a major milestone: 2008 marked our 35th anniversary. In October, we celebrated with a special event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Friends of CDF from across the country and all walks of life came together to celebrate our accomplishments and rededicate our efforts to guarantee a brighter future for America's children.

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Would Dr. King and Malcolm X vote for Senator Barack Obama?

Would Dr. King and Malcolm X vote for Senator Barack Obama?

By Akbar Muhammad

If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, two great giants in our struggle for justice were with us today to witness the presidential run of Senator Barack Obama, what would be their message to America and the world about this Black man who is educated, inspiring change, has shown good judgment, leadership qualities, honesty, and the ability to think on his feet?
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Rape victims dont deserve societys neglect

Rape victims dont deserve societys neglect

By Dwight Hobbes

A twenty-six-year old woman was raped and beaten this summer in a St. Paul apartment building hallway. Then she was raped again – by barbaric social conditions so stifling that she was ashamed, still weeks later, and therefore had not confided in her mother that the attack took place. Where she comes from, in Somalia, she's not a person who was victimized, but an object that has been ruined.
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Debt of gratitude

Debt of gratitude

By Everett Levison

My Black people, please wake up. King dared to dream this day. Now we no longer have to dream. A moment unlike any other in history is upon us. Barack Obama is within arm's reach of the Democratic nomination. What now lies within our grasp was reached by the cumulative effort and lives of every Black soul since the first of our ancestors journeyed here from Africa. From the sickness and death of a slave galley came the seed of hope that has sprung to life in this presidential primary election.
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Presidential Campaign 2008: Is Bill Clinton forgetting that he is part of the family?

Presidential Campaign 2008: Is Bill Clinton forgetting that he is part of the family?

By Paul Edward Hamilton

For much of their political careers, the Clintons have been able to expect and indeed count on the unwavering political and economic support of the African American community during their numerous campaigns for elected office.
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