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Top Romney Advisor Suggests Colin Powell Endorsed Obama Because He’s Black

Yesterday, retired 4-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for reelection.

It didn’t take long for a republican to react to the news with an incredibly stupid comment.

Enter John Sununu, a top advisor to Mitt Romney and the former Governor of New Hampshire.

According to Sununu, Powell only endorsed Obama because he’s black.

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The Politics of Image: Barack Obama & the Future of Blackness + Poverty

In an elementary school on the south side of Chicago children participate in recess as a new phrase surfaces. Anytime a student does anything disruptive on the playground, a teacher will shout out to them and say “would Barack do that”? Anytime a male student disrespects a female student, another teacher will yell out, “would Barack disrespect Michelle like that?” Essentially, the teachers in this elementary school are equating Barack and Michelle Obama to what they think the standard of Blackness should look, act, and be like. The politics of image in the black community has always been political and sometimes even manipulated to best fit what some thought would propel the black community forward. The politics of image is why Rosa Parks was picked over Claudette Colvin to spark the Montgomery boycotts, why Bayard Rustin was basically booted out of the civil rights movement, why Bill Cosby-ites react so harshly to historically disadvantaged communities, and why Black communities today still have to go back and forth with what has become the polarized liberals and conservatives.

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Black Men Are Not Messiahs

 Resolving the complex layers of marginalization and oppression in our society requires that we continually be willing to challenge many of the presuppositions that we hold near and dear to our hearts. Often times, systems such as racism and sexism are inextricably linked to one another, and we cannot hope to solve these issues one-by-one, rather we must work to chisel away at the junctures where these constructions are given form and substance. That being said, I want to call attention to a particular aspect of Black culture, namely, the problematic appraisal of the “Black man” as leaders of the Black community.

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Proposed PA Bill Requires Moms On Welfare To Prove They Were Raped

A newly-proposed Pennsylvania house bill would punish women who give birth while on welfare by limiting their benefits.

The bill is meant to discourage women from having mutliple children while under the state’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.

But the bill provides for one exception. If a woman can prove that her baby was the result of rape or incest, she’ll be exempt for losing benefits.

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VIDEO: Chief Keef Affiliate Lil’ Reese Caught Brutally Beating A Young Woman

A grainy video of Chief Keef affiliate Lil Reese beating up a young woman is currently spreading across the internet.

The two can be seen engaging in a verbal back and forth before things get very physical.

Reese can be seen slapping, punching, and stomping on her as others scream and try to break it up.

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Students at Wilberforce University Threaten To Leave School Over ‘Diminishing Conditions’

Students at Wilberforce University, the first college to be owned and operated by blacks, are threatening to leave the school.

Yesterday, nearly 70% of the student body requested withdraw forms:

Students at Wilberforce University met outside the administration building to deliver a message to university President Patricia Lofton Hardaway and demand change of “diminishing conditions.” The students said without action, they believe the 156-year-old university will close by 2015.

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President Obama: ‘If I’m Re-elected, It’s Because the GOP Has Alienated Latino Voters’

In an off-the-record interview with a Iowa newspaper, President Obama says that should he win re-election, it will be largely due to Latino voters:

Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community.

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Injustice Served? Oscar Carrillo Won’t Be Punished For Kendrec McDade Shooting

A 911 caller whose claims led to the death of black teenager Kendrec McDade (pictured above) in California will not face punishment.

Pasadena, CA, police blamed false claims by Oscar Felipe Carrillo for the deadly shooting:

On March 24, Carrillo falsely alleged in a 911 call that he was robbed at gunpoint by two men. A robbery had taken place.

Carrillo later admitted no weapons were involved, and he’d lied to speed police response.

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Donald Trump Wastes Everyone’s Time (Again) With Obama ‘October Surprise’

After days of shameless hype-building over a “major announcement” concerning President Obama, Donald Trump made the big reveal this afternoon.

And to no one’s surprise, it’s totally unimportant, unnecessary, and stupid.

Donald Trump is yet again requesting that President Obama “show his papers.”

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Shooting At Creflo Dollar’s Church; 1 Person Dead

This morning, a gunman entered World Changers Church International in Atlanta and opened fire, killing one person.

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