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Hundreds march from black churches Sunday to vote early in “Souls to the Polls” rally

By Mike Clary   On a day punctuated by echoes of the civil rights movement, hundreds of people poured out of churches after services in South Florida's historic black neighborhoods Sunday to march to the voting booth, intent on honoring a right for which ancestors shed their blood. "People have died so I could do this," said James Gadsen, 74, a deacon at New Hope Baptist Church, the rallying point for the m ...

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Early voting events

By Anthony Man     The Rev. Al Sharpton, the MSNBC commentator, is scheduled to appear Saturday at rallies in communities with large black populations: Noon at the Lauderhill Mall, where there’s an early voting site , and 2 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Pompano Beach. Organized labor is holding early voting rallies on Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. at the Plumbers ...

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Romney Supports Many of Obama’s Foreign Policy Positions

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during the third and final presidential debate in Boca Raton, FL on Oct. 22, 2012 (Courtesy of ABC News) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – What was billed as the third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Monday night often featured the former Massachusetts governor ...

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President Obama Jokingly Calls Romney a ‘Bullsh*tter’ in Rolling Stone Interview

President Obama Jokingly Calls Romney a ‘Bullsh*tter’ in Rolling Stone Interview In an Oval Office  interview,  Rolling Stone magazine reporter Douglas Brinkley told President Obama that his six year old likes him, to which Obama responded, “kids have good instincts.” President Obama then implied that kids have a sixth sense regarding these things and can, therefore, weed out the real from the fake. An exce ...

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The Fight Continues: Rev. Jesse Jackson Arrested

  Rev. Jesse Jackson has not retired his marching boots. In response to an Illinois factory’s move, Rev. Jesse Jackson joined a number of people outside of the factory to protest the move. Police officers placed the Civil Rights leader under arrest for criminal trespass. Sensata Technologies, a factory that manufactures and sells sensors and controls for auto companies, is moving to China which will le ...

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FLORIDA CLERGY, ACTIVISTS ACROSS STATE PREPARE FOR “SOULS TO THE POLLS” WEEKEND

FLORIDA CLERGY, ACTIVISTS ACROSS STATE PREPARE FOR “SOULS TO THE POLLS” WEEKEND   MIAMI – Thousands of Hispanic, Caribbean and African-American voters across Florida will head to polling precincts starting Saturday to usher in Souls to the Polls Weekend, as the state’s Early Voting period begins. Clergy, union honchos, activists and civic leaders in several parts of the state are leading the effort, dubbed ...

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