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Donna Brazile keynote speaker at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

 

During the keynote address for the 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) breakfast on January 20, 2014 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Donna Brazile, a veteran political strategist, adjunct professor, author and syndicated columnist, talked about the greatness of Dr. King and his commitment to service beginning in his teenage years. Brazile told the MSR that she will no longer work any political campaigns because of her current role with the Democratic National Committee, where she serves as the vice chair of voter registration and participation.  

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Beyond the rhetoric Cry, cry, cry — nothing changes

 

 

By Harry C. Alford

Guest Commentator

 

In the past there were so many hangings, beatings, shootings and bombings. They went without justice being applied. During the past few decades we have shown national outrage from Emmett Till, Mississippi civil rights workers shootings, Rodney King, etc., and now we have the heartbreaking death of Trayvon Martin. Oh, there will be an enormous amount of talking, marching, debating and accusations. But in the end, nothing is going to change; nothing is going to make a difference. Continue Reading →

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Jim Allen’s street-walker reference to Ericka Harold reaches new low

 

 

The GOP: ever notice how close Grand Old Party is to the term ”good ol’ boys,” especially when it comes to racism? Sure you have. Well, in Illinois, Montgomery County Republican Party chair Jim Allen has outdone even their accustomed idiocy with his vicious, willfully ignorant character assassination of Erika Harold, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis for his congressional seat in 2014. Allen was pressured into resigning and gave a half-baked apology for the damage done by airing his moronic remarks disparaging Harold in terms it would never cross his mind to say were she a White woman. Indeed, had anyone said such cruelly demeaning things about his sister, or even a friend, he’d be ready to fight. Continue Reading →

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Obama’s troubles aren’t comparable to ‘Watergate’

 

 

By George E. Curry

Guest Commentator

 

The Obama administration deserves to be richly criticized for surreptitiously obtaining the telephone records of reporters for the Associated Press, especially for bypassing court proceedings that would have allowed executives of the news organizations an opportunity to at least argue against releasing the documents. It was also wrong to single out conservative organizations for special IRS scrutiny. In case you haven’t noticed, the names of practically all Black professional organizations begin with the word “National.” That’s because most organizations bearing the name “American” — such as the American Bar Association and the American Dental Association — are professional groups that once barred Blacks from membership. That’s why we had to start our “National” organizations. If it’s okay to target conservative groups today, there is nothing to prevent a future president or IRS commissioner from targeting organizations with the word “National” in their name. Continue Reading →

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