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Obama Campaign Video: Mitt Romney’s Debate Performance ‘Mostly Fiction’

By most accounts, Mitt Romney out-performed President Obama during last night’s debate.

But when it comes to honesty and integrity, Mitt should probably get a big fat F.

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Mitt Romney Out-Performs Obama In First Presidential Debate

Though he kept things fairly light on details and seems to walk back many core positions, Mitt Romney came out the clear winner of last night’s first presidential debate.

President Obama’s debate performance has been universally panned for lacking eloquence and passion, and for his hesitance to man a strong offense against his opponent.

Most agree that, at the very least, Romney seemed poised, prepared, and presidential throughout.

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Black Student Hazed By White Teammates; Forced To Wear Noose

A racially-charged incident of hazing at a high school in Wynne, Arkansas has an entire community up in arms.

An African American student was hazed by his white teammates on a junior varsity football team.

They made the young man wear a noose around his neck.

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Obama and Romney Facing Off In First Presidential Debate TONIGHT

Get your popcorn ready, folks.

Tonight is the first of three presidential debates. President Obama will face off against GOP contender Mitt Romney.

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Events

Don’t Miss the Innovation & Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement Webcast

Don’t miss the live webcast of the  Innovation & Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement TODAY (October 3rd), between 8:30am – 6:00pm.

The first ever Innovation & Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement will connect committed leaders from philanthropy, nonprofit, business, and government to collaborate and ensure that progress continues in improving the life outcomes of black men and boys. Featured speakers will include George Soros, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Magic Johnson, Geoffrey Canada, John Rogers, Angela Glover Blackwell, Paula Madison, Cheryl Dorsey, Dr. Bob Ross just to name a few. The Forum will be co-hosted by Susan L. Taylor and Reverend Dr. Alfonso Wyatt.

 Please visit the following link to register to watch the webcast: http://fora.tv/conference/innovation_and_impact_forum_for_black_male_achievement/livestream.

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CBS Interviews Chicago Gang Members: “Killing Is The Solution”

CBS reporter Walter Jacobson sat down with a group of “gangbangers” from Chicago’s Southside.

The video of the interview has been making the rounds across the internet. Particularly, one young man’s response to the question, “What is the solution to the violence plaguing Chicago.”

“Killing is the solution” was his response.

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Judge BLOCKS Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

A judge has blocked Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law from going into effect on Election Day.

Under this ruling, the law can go into full effect next year, but will not impact this year’s election.

This is a major victory for Democrats and voting rights activists, who have been arguing for months that this law (and similar laws throughout the country) is a thinly-veiled attack on minorities, students, the elderly, and the poor.

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Oakland Schools Allowing Feds to Monitor Disciplinary Procedures; Ensure Fair Treatment of Black Students

The Oakland, California School District will allow the U.S. Department of Education to monitor their disciplinary procedures, to ensure that Black students are not receiving harsher punishments than their white peers.

Black males were suspended at six times the rate of their white counterparts during the 2010-2011 academic year. According to NewsOne, “44 percent of suspensions were because of “defiance of authority,” and by middle school, 1 in 3 Black male students were being suspended.”

A resolution was passed unanimously by the Oakland School Board last week, allowing the federal probe.

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News Flash

This Day In History: Thurgood Marshall Becomes First Black Supreme Court Justice

45 years ago today, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

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News Flash

Issa Rae Teams Up with Shonda Rhimes for ABC Comedy Series

Issa Rae, the writer and star of the wildly successful webseries, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, has gotten a boost from Shonda Rhimes, the black woman behind ABC primetime faves Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.

I Hate L.A. Dudes, a comedy conceived by Rae, has been sold to ABC; Rhimes will serve as executive producer:

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