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The ‘Black vote:’ A help or harm to our community?

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With the rise of a black president, many are talking about the impact of the “Black vote.” During the 2008 and 2012 elections, a large number of African Americans where on board with Obama’s policies.

But Meagan Jordan of the A & T Register raises an interesting question. “Does the ‘Black vote’ negatively impact our race?” 

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Arizona Sheriff to be monitored after accusation of racial profiling surface

An independent monitor and community advisory board has been appointed to ensure that an Arizona sheriff isn’t practicing unconstitutional discrimination.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio singled out Latinos and prolonged detentions.

The findings came after a small group of Latinos sued the sheriff’s office for violating their constitutional rights.

The group alleged that their detention was based on their race and not crimes committed.

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UT students hold bake sale in protest of affirmative action

The University of Texas at Austin’s campus is buzzing after a group of conservative students held a bake sale.

UT’s chapter of Young Conservatives sold more than baked goods. They delivered their clear-cut stance on affirmative action at the school.

The group posted signs with their prices for the baked goods; each charging customers based on their race.

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Stacey Dash regrets voting for Obama: ‘I did it because he was black’

Stacey Dash is once again voicing her political opinions when it comes to our nation’s leaders.

Last year, the actress was criticized for her endorsement of Mitt Romney and now she’s further revealing her thoughts on the president.

Dash appeared on Fox News and had lots to say about why she voted for Obama in 2008.

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Chris Brown speaks out in support of gay rights

Chris Brown’s Twitter is always in the spotlight, and it’s usually because of controversial statements made by the singer.

But this week, he tweeted in support of gay rights to a campaign in Africa:

“Love is not a crime. Gay or straight. Love who you wanna love. Stop the hate and sign here. bit.ly/19BPABf #unity.

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Breaking: President Obama to meet with congress about government shutdown

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President Barack Obama has invited congressional leaders to the White House to discuss reopening the government. The country is currently in its second day of a government shutdown as a result of a stalemate over a spending measure that funds the government and provisions in Obamacare.

Speaker of the House John Boehner and other Republicans have grumbled that Democrats refuse to negotiate on the healthcare reforms. 

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Passenger who used racial slur, hit baby set for trial

The man accused of slapping a crying baby on a Delta Airlines plane is set to go on trial Thursday.

Joe Rickey Hundley is charged with misdemeanor simple assault for allegedly hitting a 19-month-old boy during a flight in February.

From Newsone:

Authorities say Hundley used a racial slur to refer to the 19-month-old boy and then hit him under the right eye as the flight from Minneapolis began its descent to the Atlanta airport. Hundley, who has pleaded not guilty, faces up to a year in prison if convicted.

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Man freed after spending 41 years in solitary confinement

71-year-old Herman Wallace is now a free man after spending 41 years in solitary confinement.

 U.S. District Chief Judge Brian Jackson denied Louisiana’s motion seeking to block his earlier order overturning Wallace’s 1974 murder conviction in the death of guard Brent Miller.

Jackson has also ordered a new trial due to women being constitutionally excluded from the grand jury that indicted Wallace.

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NYC’s Leticia James makes history as first black woman to hold citywide office

Letitia James has just made history. James, a councilwoman who represents Brooklyn, has essentially won the position of Public Advocate in New York City.

James beat State Senator Daniel Squadron in a runoff. Since there is no Republican candidate, James has won the position.

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Pennsylvania professor: ‘Government shutdown due to GOP racism’

Anthea Butler is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She’s quite famous for calling God a racist after the George Zimmerman verdict.

Now the instructor is making headlines for her views on why the government shutdown is happening. 

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