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posted Nov 25

The NAACP has the right response to the situation in Ferguson, MO and broader racial issues facing our country.  Under the leadership of new NAACP Pres. Cornell Brooks, they are planning a peaceful march in Ferguson next week and we should all support it.  While the grand jury ruling has created a strong reaction, this march will focus on broad criminal justice concerns like mass incarceration, the militarization of our police forces, the need for access to better public education for our youth.  Our society faces many racial justice issues that deserve public attention and political action, not just in Ferguson and not just this one incident.  If you would like to support this peaceful and constructive protest raising awareness of these issues, the NAACP could use your help to raise the $200,000 needed to ensure a safe route, peaceful protest and productive demonstration. You can contribute here:  https://donate.naacp.org/page/contribute/basicdonate

https://donate.naacp.org/page/contribute/basicdonate

Make a donation to the NAACP today to help us continue fighting together to make America a better place for citizens of all colors

posted Nov 24

Disturbing trends toward political segregation along racial lines in the South. Demographic trends should eventually change this, but for now the politics of the south are deeply rooted in race. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/20/opinion/charles-blow-the-solid-south-will-rise-again.html?ref=opinion

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/20/opinion/charles-blow-the-solid-south-will-rise-again.html?ref=opinion

The region has become so Republican, particularly since President Obama was elected, that there isn’t much left there for the Democrats to salvage.

posted Nov 22

Yet another investigation—this one from the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee—concludes that right-wing conspiracy theories about Benghazi are total bunk.  Can we finally move on?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/house-panel-finds-no-intelligence-failure-in-benghazi-attacks/2014/11/21/0749a070-71dd-11e4-ad12-3734c461eab6_story.html

The probe found that the CIA and U.S. military responded appropriately, and it dismissed coverup allegations.


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