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The crime of race and class

Debra Harrell has joined the ranks of the unemployed. The 46-year old woman from North Augusta, S.C. was fired by McDonald’s after she was arrested for abandoning her nine-year old daughter in a park. ...

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New low

Apparently convinced that their approval ratings aren’t low enough, Republican members of the United States Congress are going through with their plans to sue President Barack Obama for what they characterize as overreaching the powers of his office. ...

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Obama to go it alone on immigration

Limited in his powers to ease deportations and under pressure to crack down on a tide of Central American children entering the U.S. without their parents, Obama has only so many options to tackle an immigration conundrum complicated by a midterm election that could cost him Democratic control of the Senate. ...

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Obama eases student loan debt

From 2003 to 2014, student debt in America skyrocketed from $250 million to $1.2 trillion, surpassing credit card debt. As more students, especially Black students, rely on grants and loans ...

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Meechie – Poof…

Meechie - Poof... ...

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Mentoring groups worry about funding for ‘My Brother’s Keeper

A controversy last week over potential funding linked to President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative underscored concerns that groups led by people of color have expressed over access to public and private sector resources. ...

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Black male initiative must address structural racism

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative expands educational and work opportunities for young Black and Hispanic males, but fails to address the burdens of structural racism that threaten their lives, the program might not succeed, some community activists believe. “Let’s say they do all the right things, let’s say they e ...

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Temper expectations for My Brother’s Keeper

We’ve all heard the numbers and statistics. African American boys live disproportionately in poverty and suffer from academic gaps and fatherless homes. ...

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Meechie – Polls

Have you ever been polled? ...

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Obama defends himself from array of GOP criticism

President Barack Obama defended himself against an array of Republican criticism in an interview during Fox's Super Bowl pregame show. ...

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