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Political campaigns reflect the politics of political trickery

[caption id="attachment_12500" align="alignleft" width="144"] Derek Joy[/caption] Political campaigns reflect the politics of political trickery By Derek Joy      And so, the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared. Pretty much so in the municipal elections. The cities of Miami, Miami Beach and Homestead saw voters have their say last Tuesday. Miami Dade County voters had their say on the $800-million bo ...

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Eliminating the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Pipeline

Eliminating the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Pipeline Joint Op-Ed by NAACP Fort Lauderdale/Broward President and Broward County Public Schools Superintendent By Nadine Drew It may be startling, but it is a fact that in the 2011-2012 school year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) led the entire state of Florida in the number of students arrested on school campuses. The majority of these incidents involved non ...

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Be careful with Crist

Current Governor Rick Scott has not been a good friend of Black voters, Black workers, Black businesses, Black schools, Black communities or Black citizens. ...

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Department of Corrections wants Gov. Scott to open more prisons

Incarceration is big business in Florida and after closing several prisons in 2012, the Department of Corrections wants some of them re-opened ...

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JFK: Black America’s Great White Hope

Like millions of White Americans, Blacks, too, were inspired by Kennedy’s image of youthful vigor, and his promises that, after the political and cultural blandness of the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, he would “get the country moving again.” ...

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The myth of a federal government out of control

The Republican push to reduce the federal deficit solely through spending cuts is based on mythology rather than fact. ...

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Unmasking white racism

In the early 20th Century, you could be lynched for looking a White person in the eye. No matter what your status, you were expected to clear the sidewalk when a White person walked by. You weren’t supposed to scowl or protest, just to wear the mask. ...

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Poor whites are blaming the wrong people

Those White residents may not be aware that the living standard for the average working person has been declining since the mid1970s. ...

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Selling out and buying in

Selling out and buying in ...

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State of emergency for Black Colleges

In addition to the financial strains on HBCUs, prospective students are finding it harder to scrape up the money to enroll ...

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