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COMMENTARY: Are Black Politicians Becoming Irrelevant?

This past weekend, the Congressional Black Caucus hosted its annual weekend extravaganza that included expensive dinners and lavish partying. Yet, Black politicians in the present day are standing by as the GOP and its right-wing zealots run amok in cahoots with local and state police departments. 828 more words

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COMMENTARY: Are Black Politicians Becoming Irrelevant?

This past weekend, the Congressional Black Caucus hosted its annual weekend extravaganza that included expensive dinners and lavish partying. Yet, Black politicians in the present day are standing by as the GOP and its right-wing zealots run amok in cahoots with local and state police departments. 828 more words

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COMMENTARY: Are Black Politicians Becoming Irrelevant?

This past weekend, the Congressional Black Caucus hosted its annual weekend extravaganza that included expensive dinners and lavish partying. Yet, Black politicians in the present day are standing by as the GOP and its right-wing zealots run amok in cahoots with local and state police departments. 824 more words

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Reporter misquotes story then upon correction insists no one else read it; Update: Reporter tells Ali Akbar 'you're not black'

Heidi Moore, a reporter for The Guardian, made this claim today then got irritated when people questioned it’s veracity.

In other insanity, South Carolina has not had a black politician in statewide office since Reconstruction.

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Fan or not Baroness Warsi’s resignation is no cause for celebration if you value diversity in public life

by David Wood

Politics is a tribal business. It is a strange world where you can virulently disagree with somebody in private, but because they are ‘one of us’, to coin one of Margaret Thatcher’s favourite expressions, you would not be able to get a fag-paper’s worth of difference in opinion when expressed publicly. 1,102 more words

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