Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Former Close Friend Asks Sharpton: Why Is Your Book Being Financed by Lil Wayne?

Rev. Al Sharpton is a lot of things to a lot of people.  For some, he’s a civil rights icon.  For others, he’s a street hustler with smooth words and a talk show on MSNBC.  He has been in the … Continue reading

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1 In 3 Black Males Will Go To Prison In Their Lifetime, Report Warns

By Saki Knafo October 4, 2013     One in every three black males born today can expect to go to prison at some point in their life, compared with one in every six Latino males, and one in every 17 … Continue reading

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Success or Failure of GOP Lawmaker Who’s African-American Woman in Statewide Race Could Be Foreshadowing of Texas Political Future

BY MIKE HAILEY   A race for the Texas Railroad Commission will be playing out in the shadows of more glamorous and expensive contests on the statewide ballot above it in 2014. There’s no telling how many voters won’t even … Continue reading

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Rev. Al Sharpton fires back at the clerics who criticized him; blames their comments on ‘jealousy.’

The preacher/civil rights activist challenged the four local pastors who accused him of ‘jet-setting’ to ‘match what we do every day, all day.’ By Simone Weichselbaum , Celeste Katz , Tanay Warerkar AND Daniel Beekman / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS … Continue reading

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County Republicans tell Stow judge he’s not welcome at party events

By Paula Schleis and Stephanie Warsmith Beacon Journal staff writers October 22, 2013   County Republicans tell Stow judge he’s not welcome at party events October 23,2013 03:21 AM GMT Paula Schleis and Stephanie Warsmith Beacon Journal Publishing Co. Copyright … Continue reading

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GOP launches minority outreach in N.C., defends voter law in court

By Mary C. Curtis October 22 at 11:13 am CHARLOTTE — Republicans were busy in North Carolina and Washington on Monday. Did the activity in the courts and on a conservative stage have the effect of muddying the welcome mat the … Continue reading

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Gay rights supporters wage a quiet campaign to push Republicans to the middle

By Peter Wallsten, Published: October 20 Few elected Republicans support giving gays the right to marry. The party’s influential social-conservative wing sees “traditional marriage” as a defining issue. And while most major Democrats are rushing to embrace same-sex marriage, none of … Continue reading

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