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New Rule Prohibits Voters In Miami-Dade County From Using The Restroom, No Matter How Long The Line

New Rule Prohibits Voters In Miami-Dade County From Using The Restroom, No Matter How Long The Line

Source:  Nicole Flatow / Think Progress During the 2012 presidential election, voters reportedly waited on line for upwards of six hours. That wait alone is enough to deter would-be voters from going to the polls. But now residents in Florida’s most populous county will have another disincentive: they won’t be able to go to the bathroom. Earlier this year, […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Message From The GOP: Hey, Poor People, You’re Not Real Americans

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Message From The GOP: Hey, Poor People, You’re Not Real Americans

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now Looks like its time for another season of America’s favorite political sport: demonizing folks on welfare. Last month, the RNC announced that welfare would be one of the top issues they want to hammer home in the 2014 midterms. And on the […]

ROLAND MARTIN: ‘Dr. Dyson, West, Glaude, Perry — Do What’s Right For Black Folks!’

ROLAND MARTIN: ‘Dr. Dyson, West, Glaude, Perry — Do What’s Right For Black Folks!’

Today On the Tom Joyner Morning Show: Roland Martin is tired of the pissing match going on between black America. “How is it that we have the ability to say, Mr. President, we love you and respect you, but when it comes to the parent plus loan we disagree with you?” Martin questions. Click inside to […]

Jimmy Carter: ‘Race’ Motivates White Men To Vote Republican

Jimmy Carter: ‘Race’ Motivates White Men To Vote Republican

Source: theGrio Forrmer president Jimmy Carter is never shy about speaking his mind on modern politics. And in a no holds barred interview with Salon, the “Man from Plains” spoke plainly about why a generation of white men have solidly embraced the Republican party in multiple elections. Related: Jimmy Carter: Obama The Only President So Far Not To Call […]

Tea Party Candidate Says He Won’t Pay Taxes If Blacks Get Reparations

Tea Party Candidate Says He Won’t Pay Taxes If Blacks Get Reparations

Source: theGrio Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party candidate for U.S. Senate out of Mississippi, is under fire for recently revealed remarks he’s made about reparations for the descendants of slaves, as well as members of the LGBT and Latino communities. McDaniel, who is a state senator and former radio show host, is running against incumbent Republican senator Thad […]

‘Shoe’ Thrown At Hillary Clinton During Speech

‘Shoe’ Thrown At Hillary Clinton During Speech

Source: AP / ABC News A woman was taken into custody after throwing what she described as a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a Las Vegas speech. The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage Thursday at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino. Clinton ducked but did not […]

President Obama: Civil Rights Act Opened New Doors

President Obama: Civil Rights Act Opened New Doors

Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. Thursday, Obama is commemorating what’s been accomplished in his lifetime and recommitting the nation to fighting the deep inequalities that remain. (April 10)

Jim DeMint: The Federal Government Had Nothing To Do With Emancipating The Slaves

Jim DeMint: The Federal Government Had Nothing To Do With Emancipating The Slaves

Source: Elias Isquith / Salon.com Heritage Foundation head and former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint has some news for all you Civil War buffs out there: Everything you thought you knew about how the war led to the emancipation of the Confederacy’s millions of slaves is wrong. Joining Jerry Newcombe of Truth In Action Ministries radio […]

Single Mom From Florida Dies After State Rejects Medicaid Expansion

Single Mom From Florida Dies After State Rejects Medicaid Expansion

Source: Billy Manes / Orlando Weekly On March 21, Charlene Dill was supposed to bring her three children over to the South Orlando home of her best friend, Kathleen Voss Woolrich. The two had cultivated a close friendship since 2008; they shared all the resources that they had, from debit-card PINs to transportation to baby-sitting and house keys. […]

President Obama Returns To Fort Hood Offering Comfort

President Obama Returns To Fort Hood Offering Comfort

President Obama returned to Fort Hood on Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation’s comforter five years ago, mourning with families and the uniformed comrades of those killed during last week’s shooting spree. (April 9)

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