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Oct 24th

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Technology widens rich-poor gap

Oil has made us billions and fuelled our economic stability, but oil has also become the bane of our existence. For some, it is a curse that has caused poverty and corruption, but for others it is an essential source of untold wealth and power. But as the gap between rich and poor countries continues to expand, it is clear that intellectual capital and technology rule the world, and that natural resources such as oil, gold, and diamonds are no longer the primary determinants of wealth.
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Obama presidency brings new dawn, new day for America

Obama presidency brings new dawn, new day for AmericaJazz Legend Nina Simone once sang:
“Birds flying high, you know how I feel. Sun up in the sky, you know how I feel. Breeze driftin’ on by, you know how I feel. It’s a new dawn, it’ a new day, it’s a new life for me…and I’m feelin’ good.”
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Obama campaign, presidency redefine engagement

This marks the 80th birthday of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th president of the United States of America (that is, if God's willing and the creek don't rise).
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A great opportunity to integrate the construction unions

One of the most curious situations going on in the political arena is the strong support construction unions get from Black elected officials and traditional civil rights organizations.

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Eartha Kitt: Truth to Power

There must be some divine order to the fact that Eartha Kitt died on Christmas Day, since many of us associate Christmas both with the Christ child’s birth and with those sultry and materialistic “Santa Baby” lyrics.

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Too many college bowls, too few Black coaches

Basketball’s March Madness has nothing on the college football bowl frenzy – 34 games over a 19-day period spanning the last month of the old year and the first month of the new one. Let’s face it, not all 68 teams deserve to be in a bowl. Some -- including North Carolina State, Kentucky, Bowling Green, Southern Mississippi, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt – got invitations after winning only 50 percent of their games.

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CDF's 35th Anniversary: Looking back, looking forward

As we all look to a new year and pause to remember the highlights of the last one, the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is reflecting on a major milestone: 2008 marked our 35th anniversary. In October, we celebrated with a special event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Friends of CDF from across the country and all walks of life came together to celebrate our accomplishments and rededicate our efforts to guarantee a brighter future for America's children.

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