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We can't breathe: Obama's last chance for change

No one in the United States is actually surprised that a grand jury in New York City decided not to indict Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner. 1,041 more words

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Charles Barkley: Wrong on Race, Ferguson and Eric Garner

There is nothing wrong with professional athletes expressing their opinions about social or political issues. Just because you slip on a helmet or swing a racquet doesn’t mean you don’t have the right to voice an opinion on politics, the economy, faith or any other issue in America. 1,064 more words

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Ferguson Exposes a Crisis in the U.S.

Americans are used to turning on the nightly news to see violence, unrest and angry protesters in some far away land. We like to pretend that those kinds of problems happen in “other” nations and that Americans would never feel so angry, trapped or disenfranchised that violence would seem like the only option for expression. 932 more words

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Ebony: Racism and Incompetence in Ferguson

African Americans are used to the government ignoring us, oppressing us and simply not functioning in an equitable way. This has been the truth of our existence in this country since our ancestors were brought to these shores.  1,105 more words

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CNN: Ferguson Shows Failure at Every Level

No one paying attention to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, since August will be surprised by the grand jury decision Monday night to not indict Officer Darren Wilson. 909 more words

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Has the Great Recession Wiped Out a Black Generation?

One of the hidden secrets behind the Great Recession is the role different generations have played in the downturn. There are about 78 million baby boomers and about 82 million millennials tweeting away, but Generation X? 654 more words

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America’s ‘Black Borat’ Attempts to Explain Russia’s Love-Hate Relationship With Obama

A few insults, an illegal invasion—throw in a visual jab involving bananas and a spanking—and the relationship between Russia and the United States has seen better days. 839 more words

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