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Senator Smith Urges Black Voters to Get Engaged A Call to Colors Exclusive
 

“Get educated on the issues – particularly on the six proposed constitutional amendments – and vote” is state Senator Erica D. Smith’s guidance to not just African-American voters, but all voters for this November’s crucial midterm elections. Senator Smith, a two-term Democrat representing Bertie, Chowan and Edgecombe counties, is also Chair of the NC Legislative Black Caucus. She made clear during her phone interview with GDN that she opposes Republican legislative efforts to reestablish voter photo ID laws through a constitutional referendum on the ballot this fall.

 

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New Social Network, BEAN, Expects to Facilitate $26 Billion Back into Urban Communities
 

BEAN Founder Darren Walker said, “BEAN is at the forefront of an economic shift. We are leveraging resources, partnerships and investors from diverse backgrounds and demographics to drive economic advancement in urban communities.

 
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Maxine Waters and the Truth About White Obsession With Black Intelligence
 

From President Thomas Jefferson to clergymen, scientists, scholars, historians and the rank and file, racist white Americans have contended that people of African descent are small- brained, genetically inferior.

 
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Empire in Decline, Really? The American War Machine Continues to Grow
 
Peace does not define U.S. foreign policy. Everything is geared toward intimidation and war. Here’s a scanner of recent maneuvers by the Trump administration that are contrary to a policy of peacemaking.
 
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We Need Healthcare Champions, Not Puppets: Documents Expose Big Pharma’s Scheme to Turn Democratic Candidates Against Medicare for All
 
Although much of the report focuses on the Hawaii race, as The Intercept notes, the Healthcare Leadership Council—which is funded by Big Pharma companies such as Pfizer …
 
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Amazon Prime and Prejudice: It’s Time for Closer Scrutiny of the Online Retailer’s Practice Of Selling Hate
 
Barbara Arnwine, the founder and president of the Transformative Justice Coalition, says that progressive lawmakers in Georgia should punish Amazon for promoting hatred and bigotry.
 
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A Great Warrior and Statesman’ Former Congressman Ron Dellums Dies at 82
 

With crucial campaign assistance from Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as from Berkeley’s powerful anti-Vietnam War organizations, 35-year-old Dellums was elected to Congress.

 
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The Living Word
Psalm 82: 2-4
New International Version


2: How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked?
3: Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
4: Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

 

 

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