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By Guest Author On Monday, September 12th, 2016
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WHICH MOVIES ARE SET FOR POTENTIAL OSCAR WINS IN 2017?

With the festival season already spewing out an impressive line-up of films, performances and all round movie goodness it comes as no surprise that already we are already eagerly looking ahead to see just which More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 20th, 2016
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Hillary Clinton on annivesary of the Emancipation Proclamation, ‘racism is far from over’

Hillary Clinton released the following statement on Juneteenth Independence Day, recognized as the historical end of slavery, and a day of national celebration: Confederate flag cake from a Virginia baker photo/ More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
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Obama AG Loretta Lynch sues North Carolina over bathrooms, compares law to Jim Crow

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit today stating that North Carolina has violated federal civil rights laws by overturning ordinances mandating that transgender people can use the restroom and shower facilities More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
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‘God’s Not Dead 2’ Review: Jesus defended in the courtroom highlights our divisions

Don’t believe the ridiculous reviews giving the film one star or the 2.8 score on IMDB. God’s Not Dead 2 repeats the successful formula of the first film, which has resulted in similar criticisms of More...

By Zach Jones On Friday, March 11th, 2016
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Dr Alveda King leads ‘Civil Rights for the Unborn’ pro-life group

Priests for Life, the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization, is expanding and re-naming its pro-life outreach to African Americans. Civil Rights for the Unborn – the African American Outreach of Priests More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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Black Lives Matter activists Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors bash MLK, police are ‘very big enemy’

Black Lives Matter event that touted transfeminism over Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the University of Notre Dam, a school offering a class on “white privilege” – designed to teach students about “oppression.” More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 18th, 2016
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Airport workers evoke MLK, rally and march for higher wages

Airport workers rallied with their supporters and then marched to LaGuardia Airport where they will hold a civil disobedience. Airport workers around the country will hold similar actions at 10 major airports More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
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Elizabeth Warren praises Black Lives Matter, revisits allegations of racism, police shootings

In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for broad policing reform, de-escalation training and body cameras for all police officers. She compared the current Black Lives More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, September 25th, 2015
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Pope Francis: abolish the death penalty, help Syrian refugees, redistribute your wealth, talks climate change

Transcript via TIME: Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the Second World War. This presents us with great challenges and many hard decisions. On this continent, too, thousands of More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, September 25th, 2015
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Pope Francis evokes MLK, ‘new global forms of slavery’ and immigration topics

TRANSCRIPT VIA TIME: The challenges facing us today call for a renewal of that spirit of cooperation, which has accomplished so much good throughout the history of the United States. The complexity, the gravity More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, September 25th, 2015
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Pope Francis to Congress: no religion is free from ‘individual delusion or ideological extremism’

My visit takes place at a time when men and women of good will are marking the anniversaries of several great Americans. The complexities of history and the reality of human weakness notwithstanding, these men and More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, August 31st, 2015
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Tens of thousands turn out for Glenn Beck’s ‘All Lives Matter’ march while ‘Black Lives Matters’ rallies under 350

“Several hundred protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement marched to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday to bring attention to race issues ranging from policing to under representation of minorities More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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Transcript: Rand Paul announces 2016 Presidential run speech

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul launched his presidential campaign in Louisville Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Here is a transcript of his speech (via Time) “I have a message, a message that is loud and clear and does not More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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John Lewis says ‘stains of racism are still deeply embedded in American society’

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) reacted to Rudy Giuliani’s remark last week that President Obama does not love America and explained how it is connected to race in America in an interview with USA Today‘s Susan More...

By Guest Author On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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‘Selma’ review: Great film, great script, David Oyelowo – all Oscar worthy

Selma, the latest project release from Harpo Productions, opens in theaters later this month. The film focuses on the timeline of events in 1965 leading up to the historic march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

By Stephen Nevets On Sunday, January 19th, 2014
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Oliver Stone drops out of ‘MLK’ bio after studio rejects ‘adultery’ themes which would upset blacks

There’s no room for conspiracy theories, rumors or just alleged affairs in the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr according to DreamWorks and Warner Bros. who rejected Oliver Stone’s latest script. Martin More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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President Obama honors Richard Overton, oldest living World War II vet, and Honor Flight program

In honor of Veteran’s Day President Obama praised Richard Overton, the oldest living World War II Veteran, and the Honor Flight Program. The latter is noteworthy considering it was shut down during fiscal negotiations More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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Obama flag makes a comeback at 50th anniversary of March on Washington, thousands rally to ‘make some noise’

A new Old Glory, another Obama flag, was seen during the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Saturday, via Twitchy.  Thousands rallied in Washington DC to commemorate the anniversary. It was on Aug. 28, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 29th, 2013
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President Obama says income inequality worsening will cause increased racial tensions

In an interview with the New York Times, President Obama warned that racial tensions in America might “get worse” if the divide in income between the wealthiest Americans and the rest of the country comes to More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 20th, 2013
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President Obama points to Martin Luther King Jr, Jim Crow and racism during Morehouse College commencement speech TRANSCRIPT

In a commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, President Barack Obama recalls Jim Crow laws and racism of the 40s and 50s. Morehouse College is a historically black college. “Dr. King More...


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