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White, Anti-Gay Republican Wins Local Election Pretending To Be Black!

White, Anti-Gay Republican Wins Local Election Pretending To Be Black!

Dave Wilson (pictured) is a Houston electrician by trade who has a rep for crusading against anything pro-gay.  Now the staunch Republican with Tea Party makings, who has won a seat on his city’s Community Board of Trustees, is being accused of employing deceitful tactics to win voters in his predominantly Black district by pretending to be Africa

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  • Written by NewsOne
  • Category: National

Perceptions of equality

Perceptions of equality
A recent interview of Morgan Freeman by CNN host Don Lemon lit a firestorm of conversation. Freeman argued that his personal success, and that of Lemon’s, made it clear that racism was not a factor in closing America’s growing problem of inequality.
 
Freeman argued that inequality was a crisis because a vibrant middle class was needed for the growth of the economy and stability of society, and the current chasm between the 1 percent and the 99 percent was unhealthy. Clearly, Freeman’s views on inequality are incontrovertible, so why the storm about his statement on the role of race?

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  • Written by William Spriggs
  • Category: National

Richard Overton Is Nation’s Oldest Living Veteran At 107


Richard Overton
 (pictured) must have done quite a number of right things in his very long life because at 107 years young, he still has a sober mind, walks without a cane, drives a car, and is so healthy, he doesn’t even need to take one pill! Last Thursday, the World War II Army veteran was honored at an Austin, Texas, pre-Veteran’s Day event hono

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  • Written by NewsOne
  • Category: National

We can make the future come faster in the South

We can make the future come faster in the South
We have the antidote to voter suppression: massive voter registration.
We proved it 50 years ago during Freedom Summer. We proved it again in Florida in 2012, when NAACP activists registered 115,000 people in a year when the legislature had effectively made traditional voter registration strategies illegal.
 
We need to prove it again this summer. As we prepare for November’s midterm elections – and look forward to 2016 – our focus should be on the stretch of heavily black states and counties below the Mason-Dixon Line that make up the “Black Belt.”

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
  • Category: National

Racist Refuses Black TV Host’s Fist Bump After Learning He’s 14 Percent African

 

Even scientific evidence can’t convince a racist that his genes, like many people on this planet, are connected to The Motherland.

When Craig Cobb, a White supremacist who has made international headlines for trying to convert a small North Dakota town into a White man’s haven, agreed to take a DNA test for “The Trisha Show” to determine his ethnic

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  • Written by NewsOne
  • Category: National

Wanda Coleman: Legendary Poet Dies At 67

 

LOS ANGELES—With her dark skin and “unconkable kinky hair,” Wanda Coleman found growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s often felt like torture.

“The stultifying intellectual loneliness of my 1950s and ’60s upbringing was dictated by my looks,” she wrote years later. “Boys gawked at me, and girls tittered behind my back. Black teachers shook their he

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  • Written by NewsOne
  • Category: National