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Election fraud: Why it didn’t work this time

As Inauguration Day for President Barack Obama neared, it was hard not to recall the voter fraud of 2000 and 2004 that outright stole the elections of those for George W. Bush. BBC investigative journalist Greg Palast proved that George’s brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris and Florida Elections Unit Chief Clay Roberts, along with ChoicePoint Corporation rigged ballots the first time and it worked so well that they went back and did it again for the next go ’round. The allegations charge that, in 2000, among other skullduggery 57,700 people — primarily African American and Latino Democrats — were incorrectly listed as felons and barred from voting. The Republican-run U.S. Supreme Court helped out in the hijacking by halting the recount: Independent recounts show Al Gore otherwise would have won. You have to give it to Bush for unmitigated gall. Continue Reading →

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Actor forges friendship with Black Panther through role in Fela!



A fascinating hour in African and African American history visits the Twin Cities with the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Fela! coming to St. Paul’s Ordway theater. In 1969 Nigerian musician-composer Fela Anikulapo Kuti, visiting the U.S., encountered Sandra Smith of the Black Panther Party. Smith’s (today her last name is Isadore) fiery commitment to flying in the face of social and political oppression so inspired Kuti that on returning home, he fostered the genre Afrobeat, a fusion of African and American styles that, most significantly, incorporated political commentary. Continue Reading →

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