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Univeristy of Mississippi Students Counter Anti-Obama ‘Riot’ with UNITY March

Yesterday, we shared a story about a group of about 200 students at the University of Mississippi who decided to express their disappointment over the re-election of President Barack Obama by burning Obama/Biden signs and spewing racial epithets.

Well, yesterday an even larger group of Ole Miss students got together for a unity march:

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Twitter Flooded With Racism And Hate After Obama Victory

In the wake of President Obama’s big win this week, the racists and ignoramuses came out in full force.

Jezebel took the liberty of rounding up a few of the most outrageous and pathetic highlights.

Enter at your own risk.

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Last Night’s Election Ushers In A RECORD Number of Female Senators

Last night’s election marked a very important milestone.

10 women were elected or re-elected to the Senate, bringing us to a record total of 20 female senators in Congress.

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University of Mississippi Students Riot After Obama Victory

Just in case anyone had the nerve to suggest that the re-election of President Obama meant 4 more years of post-racial bliss, some University of Mississippi students want to let you know otherwise.

Last night, some disgruntled students took to the campus streets after not enough states turned.

The angry protesters made it very clear that they weren’t happy with the re-election of a black president.

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What Do You Want To See Accomplished In Obama’s Second Term?

To the relief of many, President Obama defeated challenger, Governor Mitt Romney last night.

With 303 electoral votes and 50% of the popular vote, President Obama won four more years in office.

Although the Republicans maintain an advantage in the House, the Democrats hold a majority in the Senate.

So the question becomes: What will Obama accomplish in his final term?

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Does Obama’s Big Win Signal A ‘New America?’

In case you hadn’t heard, President Barack Obama was reelected last night.

And it wasn’t even that close, actually. Obama took 303 electoral points to Romney’s 206.

And now everyone is trying to figure out what it all means. According to Howard Fineman, Obama’s reelection signals the ascendancy of a “New America;” one typified by diversity, a global outlook, and “moving beyond centuries of racial, sexual, marital and religious tradition.

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Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

When I DJ I catch the unholy ghost. An electric shock flows through my arms; and when the record hits my finger tips, the funkadelic movement shimmy towards my wrist. Blended music surrounds my ear drums as I begin birthing new born tracks with the umbilical cord still attached. A slight cut from the mixer and my music begins to grow before my very eyes.

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Resisting the Eloquent Silence

“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

To my jaded contemporaries who think they aren’t voting today. Let me apologize to you on behalf of this country. I’m sorry that this country has so disenfranchised you that you’ve relinquished a part of your political being to the activity of silence. It’s perfectly understandable, given the continuous crimes committed by this country. Even the eminent W.E.B Dubois acquiesced to the activity of silence after being continuously disillusioned by our imperfect two-party system. Yes, being in America, remaining hopeful for this country, is an unyieldingly contradictory enterprise that often leaves the most marginalized of us reeling in a schizophrenic haze.  As my grandmother used to say, “we all ain’t able.” So perhaps, in a moment of trying to grasp at a semblance of agency, you retreated to an eloquent silence. A silence of articulate disengagement, or what you might think is a particularly novel mode of resistance. Now, there are many who did not or could not vote because of the reality of circumstance, but for those of us who actively chose the eloquent silence—I am sorry. I understand, but I disagree.

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What About ‘November 7, 2012 … The Day After The Election?’

With all the election day hooplah, many of us might lose sight of our long term struggle and obligation to our community.

What happens on November 7th?

ACTION, that’s what.

From Kim Moore’s Soul Revision blog:

What you do tomorrow, matters!

A couple of weeks ago I tuned into The League of Young Voters event and the most profound thing I heard came from a powerful activist, Rosa Clemente. The statement was a simple, thought-provoking call to action, “Voting is in 12 days, but what are you going to do on the 13th day?”

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VIDEO: PA Voting Machine Turns Vote For Obama Into One For Romney

According to MSNBC, a voting machine has been taken out of service after being captured on video changing a vote for President Obama into one for Mitt Romney.

The video was uploaded to youtube and is beginning to go viral.

From MSNBC:

The video was first posted on Youtube by user “centralpavoter.” It shows a voter’s finger repeatedly pressing the button for Obama, but a check mark coming up next to Romney’s name:

NBC News confirmed that the machine has been taken off line.

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