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Power at your fingertips

[caption id="attachment_10069" align="alignleft" width="144"] Cheryl Pearson-McNeil[/caption] Power at your fingertips By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil       Did you know that tens of thousands of new products are introduced to consumer markets around the world every year? It could be a new flavor of ice cream, a fancy new electronic gadget or the latest shade of red lipstick that not only moisturizes, but practica ...

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Republicans advance discredited ‘Entitlement’ lies

Surprisingly, the Republicans’ position is crystal clear: they favor extending special favors to the wealthy at the expense of the most vulnerable in our society ...

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The one trillion dollar lie

The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie ...

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Black American’s never-ending challenge

late last month, four controversies erupted that acutely underscore the crux of Black Americans continuing challenge in this land ...

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Mrs. Rosa Parks – before and after the bus

Rosa Parks tells us there’s always something we can do. She tells us that we all have responsibilities, to ourselves and to one another. She reminds us that this is how change happens — not mainly through the exploits of the famous and the powerful, but through the countless acts of often anonymous courage and kindness and fellow feeling and responsibility that continually, stubbornly, expand our conception ...

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Statement on first anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

Statement on first anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death ...

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Budget should give every Floridian a fair opportunity

I believe Florida’s budget for 2013-2014 should be guided by one simple premise: that every Floridian deserves a fair opportunity to achieve the American dream ...

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Turning the clock back on Voting Rights

of the Voting Rights Act that requires that areas with histories of past discrimination have changes to voting laws and boundaries monitored by the Justice Department. ...

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Lessons from Mark Essex and Christopher Dorner

When I first heard about Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles cop who also went on a murder spree, I was reminded of Mark Essex. Like Essex, he complained of reporting racist acts to his supervisor and nothing was done about it ...

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