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How many Black friends do YOU have?

I want to thank the always racist and problematic charming and P.C. Ann Coulter for causing me to suffer from one of the most intellectually ambivalent moments of my life. In a new book and this infuriating/hilarious Fox News interview, Ann Coulter criticizes the left, admonishing liberal MSNBC hosts like Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow for racial bias, saying “…these are not people who have black friends, who know black people…” Now, there is a catastrophic irony in a prejudiced and conservative woman admonishing white liberals who are ostensibly sympathetic to the interest and concerns of Black people. Even though Ann Coulter probably skirts past this nuance like a spun out car in the Indy 500, white liberals do have a legacy of using Black plight to advance their own political agendas. Therefore, we should be equally critical of the messages that white privileged pundits trumpet on behalf of the Black race. But more importantly, deeply–and I mean deeply–entrenched in Ann Coulter’s incisive trash is a point that we must consider—namely this notion of friendship and relationship, particularly between people of different races.

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New Michigan Policy Links Truancy to State Assistance

By Tiff J

In what seems like yet another law aimed at the poor, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has helped usher in a strict new truancy policy that targets low-income families.

Starting October 1st, parents whose children have accumulated a significant number of absences [10 or more unexcused absences per year] or who don’t attend school could lose their cash assistance from the state. Children between the ages of 6-15 are required to attend school full-time lest their parents become ineligible for state assistance.

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Trinity United’s Rev. Otis Moss III: Voter ID Laws Are A ‘Postmodern Poll Tax’

The recent spate of unjust voter ID laws has spurred a surge in activism and advocacy across the country.

Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ has stepped up the plate, leading the fight against these laws by committing to registering as many young people as possible before the October 9th deadline.

The movement is being led by Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor at Trinity.

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Madonna Calls Obama a Muslim; Later Clarifies Statement: ‘I Was Being Ironic’

Last night, pop icon Madonna made a somewhat interesting endorsement of President Obama’s re-election during her show in Washington, D.C., by telling the crowd, “Y’all better vote for fucking Obama, okay? For better or for worse, we have a black Muslim in the White House.”

She later clarified her statement:

“I was being ironic on stage. Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim

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Poll: Obama Has Big Lead in Three Crucial Swing States

According to the latest Qunnipiac/CBS/NY Times poll, President Obama is leading Mitt Romney in three crucial swing states by large margins.

Obama leads in Ohio 53 to 43 percent, in Florida 53 to 44 percent, and in Pennsylvania 54 to 42 percent.

From the Huffington Post:

“The poll showed a substantial gender gap among voters. Obama leads by 25 points in Ohio among women, while Romney has an eight-point edge among men. Obama has a 21-point lead among women in Pennsylvania and is even among men.

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Rhythm, Blue, Social Disorder

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The conscious humyn evaluates and integrates various influences of  style regardless of race, gender or and social divisions. If “male” has a significance, you could receive the conscious male and his personality as influenced by Sade or Nina Simone. He, or better the humyn, could express a masculinity/femininity that is too distinct for either/or. Manifesting the Sade in him, he’s not afraid to express his experience of the sweetest taboo. Nothing’s loss of his power to create in the world, though he may tell you that he wants to feel an intense love like no other.

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Ann Coulter is Not Here For Your Civil Rights

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter caused a stir when she asserted that civil rights are a Black thing. No exaggeration. She apparently believes that gays, women, immigrants and any other oppressed group doesn’t deserve America’s most gracious gift of civil rights because they weren’t victims of slavery.

I was discussing her comments with a friend who said simply, and with a weary shrug, “She is really only saying what a lot of Black people are thinking.” Flies in the face of reason that Ann Coulter’s statements could be in line with what a segment of Black America believes.

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Rival Chicago Gangs Come Together for ‘Peace’ Basketball Tournament

Priest and activist Michael Pfledger and NBA great Isiah Thomas organized a basketball tournament this weekend, bringing together several rival South Side, Chicago gangs.

The aim of the event was to promote peace amongst the Windy City’s youth.

Chicago has seen its murder rate rise to horrific levels throughout 2012.

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Ann Coulter: Civil Rights Are ONLY For Black People

During an interview with ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos, conservative firebrand Anne Coulter declared that only black people are owed civil rights in the United States.

Arguing that other groups were not victims of systems like slavery and Jim Crow, Coulter claims other groups have simply hijacked the civil rights movement for their own agendas.

From the Huffington Post:

“She added, ‘We don’t owe the homeless. We don’t owe feminists. We don’t owe women who are desirous of having abortions, or gays who want to get married to one another.’ She said that ‘much of the left…dropped the blacks after five minutes’ to argue for ‘civil rights’ for other groups of people.

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Candid Camera: The Truth About Political Campaigns

Mitt Romney had a tough week. He spent most of last week responding to the Mother Jones video of him talking to a crowd at a $50,000 a plate dinner about how nearly half of Americans are dependent on the government, among other things. A couple of days later, Romney was charged with dying his face brown, ahead of an appearance on Univision, in an effort to connect with Latino voters. This all seems incredibly absurd to me. Every last bit of it looks like the latest crappy movie from an SNL alum. Yet it is apparently real. So real that folks have spent a lot of time in the interim discussing whether or not the release of the Romney video has essentially toasted his bid for president. It seems that this most damning of revelations about the Republican nominee for president will be the iceberg that sinks this ship. Obama will be re-coronated and we can all stop threatening to move to Canada. This video is the latest smoking gun, the evidence that Democrats needed. It’s the proof that will either compel folks on the fence to trend BHO, convert conservatives or just proof that they are racist, stupid–or both.

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