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Editorial
Omar’s criticism can’t be confused with anti-semitism
During the Civil Rights Movement Jews and blacks were inseparable allies. Both groups wanted the same result — the elimination of legal support for racial and religious discrimination. With the approval of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, that objective was substantially achieved. However, because of the innate hostility to people of color in this country, African Americans had to continue their fight. It was natural for blacks to identify with Rep. Ilhan Omar in her conflict in the Congress over policies in Israel.
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Pressley seeking back pay for federal contractors
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National
Pressley seeking back pay for federal contractors
For government workers who have gone five weeks without pay, the effects of the shutdown and Trump’s threat to force another Feb. 5 have created an atmosphere of instability, according to U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who met with furloughed government workers Saturday.
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Editorial
Clearly, Trump doesn’t have our backs
Blacks have always expected that political leaders, while tolerating bigotry, would nonetheless protect the interests of the nation throughout the world. The disorganization and incompetence of the Trump administration has generated considerable anxiety among some blacks about our nation’s security.
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No deception in Warren’s Indian ancestry claim
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Editorial
No deception in Warren’s Indian ancestry claim
These days, more and more prominent people are acknowledging their multiracial roots. Sen. Elizabeth Warren should certainly suffer no disadvantage because she was one of those willing to do so.
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News
Civil rights activists push for full Census participation
As the Census Bureau prepares for its 2020 count, concerns about new plans to question respondents about their citizenship status have taken center stage. But now, civil rights activists and others focused on the importance of ensuring a full and accurate tally of everybody living in the United States are also worried that current administrators seem to be wavering from a long-standing practice of fiercely safeguarding the confidentiality of census data
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Man up and vote
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Editorial
Man up and vote
It is no longer life threatening for blacks to go and vote as it was in earlier decades. Black males must “man-up” and vote in every election regardless of the inconvenience.
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Warren: Democrats can take power in Nov.
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Local News
Warren: Democrats can take power in Nov.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren told an audience of local Democratic activists Saturday that the party has an opportunity to retake control of the House and Senate in the 2018 midterm elections.
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Opinion
Warren is the only Democrat who can beat Trump
The Democrat that goes head to head with Trump will have to do something that no other Democratic presidential candidate has ever really had to do in a presidential race. That’s be willing to swap every dig, putdown, and insult that Trump will hurl at his opponent back at him, expose his lies, phoniness and shallowness and steal some of his media thunder.
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Opinion
Trump’s systematic dismantling of past policies
We cannot let the controversy and turmoil distract us from what Trump is actually accomplishing. His administration is fundamentally altering United States policy at home and abroad.
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