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Aiding and abetting voter disenfranchisement

The Supreme Court just aided and abetted those who seek to suppress our right to vote. A narrow majority has ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. This is the formula used to determine which states and localities need preclearance before changing their voting laws. With the formula scrapped, the Department of Justice's most effective tool to prevent voter disenfranchisement has ...

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Juneteenth is worth celebrating

Business Exchange Juneteenth is worth celebrating By William Reed      Did you know that the official African-American holidays are: Kwanzaa, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Juneteenth? What do you, and your family, do to celebrate Juneteenth? Also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, the Juneteenth holiday is an abbreviated form of “June Nineteenth.” It marks the day Blacks in Texas belatedly received ...

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Diluting Black business

Diluting Black business By Harry C. Alford      We have these programs from the blood, sweat and tears of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the other giants of the Civil Rights Movement. They saw the vision of having a new and improved civil rights act. They envisioned one that would be more comprehensive than the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and 1957. They demanded and bargained until President Lyndon Baines Joh ...

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