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Ya’ll Suck!!! (My post-election bitchfest.)

By anonymous 3:12 pm November 4, 2010 On Tuesday November 2, 2010, I began my day at the Ikea in Red Hook, Brooklyn. My coworker and I got there at 10 o’clock ready to get the order for our office kitchen done. I had the sniffles. Unfortunately, we didn’t leave until 3:30pm. The combination of […]

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Dems Suffer Without Young Voters of Color Who Stole the ‘08 Show

By Leigh 10:19 am November 4, 2010 Dems Suffer Without Young Voters of Color Who Stole the ‘08 Show Jamilah King, Colorlines, November 3, 2010 Today, as Democrats are solemnly tallying up their losses, there’s one inescapable fact about what the midterm electorate looked like: it was overwhelmingly whiter and older than 2008. The questions […]

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Exit Poll: Lower Turnout Among Youth and Black Voters

By Leigh 12:13 pm November 3, 2010 Exit Poll: Lower Turnout Among Youth and Black Voters CBS News | November 2, 2010 Based on CBS News’ preliminary national exit polling, Republicans are poised for significant gains in Congress. The youth vote–18-to-29-year-olds–who helped catapult President Obama into office makes up an estimated 9 percent of voters […]

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“Vote Or Die”? Whoa.

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm November 3, 2010 I hate Election Day. For many of the reasons Summer mentioned in her brilliant post but also because it brings out the worse in some people. These are the political zealots who believe that the world will end if everyone with a pulse doesn’t manage to find […]

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Elections, Education, & Enigmas

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 9:00 am November 3, 2010 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQJ9Xp0xxU As I reminisce on voting day, I narrow my reflections down to focus on two things: the first being how I continue to lose faith in most politicians and the second being how we have an education system in America that continues to fail youth around […]

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Midterms, Free Snicker Bars, and Democracy.

By edward 8:00 am November 2, 2010 Every Sunday morning after I thank the Big man above for waking me up I usually roll out of bed and turn on the Sunday political talk shows. Like a caffeine addict, I usually need my political fix around 9 am.  I’m not much of a coffee drinker, […]

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October 25, 2010 – October 31, 2010

By Leigh 4:22 pm November 1, 2010 Families visit Youth Challenge cadets Kyle Martin, The Augusta Chronicle, October 31, 2010 Education is central theme of NAACP speaker E. Richard Walton, Greenville Online, October 30, 2010 Anti-bullying teens pledge to ‘be an ally’ Morgan Josey Glover, News Record, October 30, 2010 Will Black Youth, The “Most Connected” Generation Ever, […]

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Will Black Youth, the “Most Connected” Generation Ever, Vote in 2010?

By Leigh 3:27 pm November 1, 2010 Will Black Youth, the “Most Connected” Generation Ever, Vote in 2010? Biko Baker, Huffington Post | October 29, 2010 For young voters, November 2, 2010, like every election, is about our future. Even the 2008 presidential election. Yes, Barack Obama was a compelling candidate, but people turned out […]

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Preparing for the National Premiere of Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls

By Fallon 1:12 pm November 1, 2010 This coming Friday, Tyler Perry’s movie, For Colored Girls, will premiere nationally on November 5, 2010. The premiere of Perry’s movie is preceded by the viral YouTube Sesame Street video; I Love My Hair, and Willow’s video, I Whip My Hair. Both videos tell a black girl story […]

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The Ballot is No Silver Bullet

By Summer M. 8:05 am November 1, 2010 Dear Diddy, I suppose I am choosing death. In 2008, I voted for the last time.  I will not be voting tomorrow. Two years ago, while many were swept up in the whirlwind of hope and change, I cast what will probably be my last ballot.  I didn’t […]

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