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Aug 27th

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Obama campaign, presidency redefine engagement

This marks the 80th birthday of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th president of the United States of America (that is, if God's willing and the creek don't rise).
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A great opportunity to integrate the construction unions

One of the most curious situations going on in the political arena is the strong support construction unions get from Black elected officials and traditional civil rights organizations.

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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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