Monthly Archives: February 2012

Congress is older, more experienced; demographics do not match the nation

By Jordy Yager – 02/25/12 The Hill Today’s Congress is older and more experienced than it was a half-century ago, but the demographics of lawmakers on Capitol Hill fall far short of accurately representing the nation at large. A new … Continue reading

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New York state could play big role in GOP primary: In unsettled race, candidates likely to fight for its delegates

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ALBANY — With the Republican primary race heating up across the country, New York’s party leaders think its primary could end up having a bigger impact than originally thought. Despite New York’s position at the end of the primary schedule, … Continue reading

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First Obama Came for the Catholics…

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By Richard A. Viguerie | 2/24/12 The Obama administration’s recent moves to force religious institutions — particularly those associated with the Catholic Church — to pay for medical procedures that are contrary to church teaching has ignited a firestorm among … Continue reading

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Can Barack Obama Get Black Voters in Ohio Excited?

By Shira Toeplitz, Roll Call Staff Feb. 21, 2012 Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Rep. Marcia Fudge attends a service at Mt. Zion Congregational Church in Cleveland on a recent Sunday. CLEVELAND — After living through the civil rights movement, Jimmy … Continue reading

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Ryan Mack’s Open Letter to the Black Church: WE NEED YOU TO STEP UP!

Posted by Ryan Mack February 18, 2012 Written By Ryan Mack, President of Optimum Capital Management and Author of Living in the Village The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey in the year of 2008 calculated the average annual … Continue reading

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Report: Only 4 percent of college students are black males in U.S.

Julius Blackshear, a senior from Thomas R. Proctor High School, leads children to the Utica Public Library as part of a Thea Bowman House after school program, February 13, 2012, in Utica. (Mark DiOrio/Observer-Dispatch) By CASSAUNDRA BABER Feb 17, 2012 … Continue reading

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Three-Fifths Clause–Did it institutionalize the notion that slaves were less than fully human?

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By Rod Mann Last week I had a spirited discussion with friends at work regarding the three-fifths clause and whether or not it was written to devalue the humanity of slaves (thanks D.S. for providing a great topic for my … Continue reading

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