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Black American Voters Alert: Don’t Let Anyone Break Your Spirit

Written by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. on Friday, 29 October 2010 12:23.

Once again, it is worth emphasizing that black Americans have a serious vested interest in the outcome of the 2010 midterm elections. The Black Press, in particular, has to continue to help wake up the masses of African Americans to make sure that we have the largest possible voter turnout on or before November 2, 2010. Beware of the playa haters and the spirit killers. Don’t believe the hype that a majority in our communities are not enthusiastic about voting, and therefore will not vote because of some misguided notion that this election is really not that important.

Dear Obama: Notes From The Hood

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 15 October 2010 11:05.

Dear Obama Notes From The Hood New York, NY -- The subject is hot that’s why the book is timely. It’s what the political conversation is among African Americans right now: But it had already been told in the book Dear Obama: Notes From The Hood.


GDN North Carolina Endorsements

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 11:07.

Greater Diversity NewsOur name, Greater Diversity News, really tells the world where we are politically.  We’re progressive.  To that end, all else being equal, we support what we consider to be the more progressive candidates for office. Click here for sample ballot.


Swimming Upstream, Not Waiting for Superman

Written by Craig Anthony Nicholas on Tuesday, 05 October 2010 11:41.

America is beholden to grass roots pioneers whose activism, organizing, and ministry have raised the bar for giving back. In the pattern of Marva Collins, Mary McCloud Bethune, and others who have contributed to a ...


Commentary: Mainstream Media and Politicians Dare Not Challenge Conservative Talk Radio and TV

Written by Robert C. Currie Jr. on Friday, 17 September 2010 11:42.

I truly appreciate your Sept. 2 - 8 political cartoon depicting hate-mongering Glenn Beck’s absurd attempt to step into Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s shoes. This land was stolen from Native Americans, and developed with the stolen labor of Native Americans and Africans. First with litteral slavery; then, with the redefined slavery of “Jim Crow” laws until ...


The NAACPs Appalling Attack and Retraction on Shirley Sherrod

Written by George E. Curry on Friday, 30 July 2010 12:37.

After hearing Minister Louis Farrakhan roundly denounced by black and Jewish leaders in 1984, purportedly for describing Judaism as a gutter religion, I called Farrakhan before writing a story for the Chicago Tribune. Farrakhan denied he had ever described Judaism as a gutter religion and offered up his life to anyone who could prove he had made such a comment.


LeGone – to Miami

Written by eorge E. Curry on Friday, 16 July 2010 10:54.

If there were any doubts about whether LeBron James should have migrated from the cold winters of Cleveland to sunny Miami, they were removed when Dan Gilbert, the Cavaliers’ majority owner, issued a scathing criticism of Cleveland’s “former hero” who demonstrated “cowardly betrayal” by deciding not to remain in Cleveland after becoming a free agent.


High Court Nominee’s Hearing Underway

Written by Mark Walsh on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 00:49.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan lauded the teaching experience of her mother as the Senate Judiciary Committee opened her confirmation hearings Monday.“I said when the president nominated me that the two people missing were my parents, and I feel that deeply again today,” Ms. Kagan said in her opening statement.


Arizona Immigration Law No Different than Repatriation of the '30s

Written by Greater Diversity News on Friday, 18 June 2010 02:56.

immigration and border history saysWhile politicians, law enforcement officials and citizens of every background stand divided over a recent Arizona immigration law designed to secure the state's borders from illegal immigrants, a Texas Tech University expert on immigration and border history says that the law is no different than the Repatriation Act of the 1930s or Operation Wetback of the 1950s.


Our Jobless Recovery

Written by By Julianne Malveaux on Friday, 11 June 2010 11:47.

Our economy generated about 431,000 jobs last month.  Good news?  Only if you don't count the fact that more than 400,000 of the jobs were temporary jobs connected to collecting data for the Census.  Those jobs won't last for long and when the dust clears the current 9.7 percent unemployment rate, down from 9.9 percent a month ago, is likely to rise again.