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Day: <span>July 31, 2010</span>

View From Here: Jim Webb is Right – Diversity Programs

Virginia Senator Jim Webb has come under fire for his Wall Street Journal article, “Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege”, where he argues that  “America still owes a debt to its black citizens, but government programs to help all ‘people of color’ are unfair. They should end.”  We’re glad Jim Webb said it because […]readmore

On The Road …with a Long-Distance Biker

    Malik Rahim’s Journey for Bike for Peace Rahim is en route to the capital to confront legislators to take action in the Gulf oil spill and to bring awareness to the masses of such simple efforts as biking as a way to decrease the carbon footprint, and bring peace to the world. We caught […]readmore

Kevin Powell: Ascent of a Political Activist

Two years ago, when community activist and writer Kevin Powell campaigned for the 10th Congressional seat currently held by Ed Towns, he knew he would have to run again. “We always knew it would be at least a two campaign race,” said Powell. “When you are challenging an entrenched incumbent, it often takes two races.” […]readmore

Halftime Instructions for the Freedom Party

By Alton Maddox The Freedom Party has to collect 15,000 valid signatures for the gubernatorial candidacy of Councilman Charles Barron with at least 100 “valid” signatures in 15 congressional districts.  The signatures of the Freedom Party are expected to be challenged by another political party because unbridled, political power in the hands of Blacks is […]readmore

Thanks to Village Keepers, A Handball Court, A Garden and

What started out as a nightmare for Ellery Street residents near Charlie’s Park, turned out to be a change for the better. On July 21st, kids rushed to Charlie’s Park excited for another play day when their excitement turned into anger and confusion. They were shocked to see their handball buried under a blanket of […]readmore