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Can Floridians believe everything in Scott’s State of the State Address?

What we needed to do was simple and many ways remains the same today,” says Governor Rick Scott, in his 2013 State of the State Address ...

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The economic roots of racism

But what may shock many people is this: before the rise of the plantation economy in the mid-1600s, Blacks in America enjoyed many of the same rights as whites, the two races socializing and working together ...

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Justice Scalia’s hurtful words

The hurtful words flowed from the lips of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during oral arguments on February 27 in the case of Shelby County v. Holder in which the court will decide the future of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. ...

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Black unemployment has not Improved

A deeper examination of the unemployment data shows the disappointing reality that African American unemployment rates remained level, at 13.8 percent ...

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Public money in private ventures? We taxpayers want to look at the books

It is time to stop, look at the books and reform our system of economic development incentives. With increased transparency, taxpayers will have an opportunity to oversee our investments, to advocate these programs’ expansion or call for their repeal. ...

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Keep Section voting rights Act 5

Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act requires jurisdictions with a history of voting ...

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The rich are treated differently

But, as we know, the rich and institutions they control are treated differently ...

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