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Monday
Sep 22nd

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One in four in the church pew out of work

(NNPA) - Pretend you are on a church pew.  Worshipping, eight of you.  If you are sitting up in the Black church, two of you eight do not have a job. Multiply that by the whole church. The two in eight number gets even worse.  Someone sitting jobless is connected to a family with a job, a family who feels connection and responsibility, a need to help.
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Help prevent millions of children from being worse rather than better off after health reform

(NNPA) - Health reform bills pending in the House and the Senate would make millions of children worse off after health reform than they are now.  This must not happen. The House bill eliminates the successful Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in 2013 and would move millions of children who had been in CHIP to a completely new, untested and far more expensive Health Insurance.
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Back to Black?

Why am If fighting to live, if I’m just living to fight
Why am I trying to see, when there ain’t nothing in sight
Why am I trying to give, when no  one give me a try
Why am I dying to live, if I’m just living to die?
Someone tell me.- Tupac
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Cease and desist challenges to Rangel's chairmanship

Is race related to rancor to remove Charles Rangel from his seat at the head of the House Ways and Means Committee?  Black Americans leaders have reasons to think so.
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Help for small businesses

Earlier this year, major corporations like General Motors, Bank of America and Citigroup received federal dollars – taxpayer money – to keep their operations afloat.  Despite public outcries of corporate excess and financial mismanagement leading the entities to the mess they were in, the government followed through with these bailouts because it was the right thing to do for the nation’s economy.  In the midst of all this, we’ve heard very little about small businesses, which are the backbone of the American economy. This recession has affected them, too. And it’s time we turn our attention in their direction.
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Better off than a year ago?

(NNPA) - President Ronald Reagan had his flaws, but he certainly could turn a phrase.  In the 1980 Presidential campaign he asked a question that has resonated in campaigns ever since.  “Are you better off than you were four years ago,” the former California governor asked in his race against Democratic President Jimmy Carter.  The people answered with a resounding “no” and Ronald Reagan was elected. 
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A new morning of race in America

On the issue of race in America there is something in the air.  Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane might say it is the “scent of morning;” our president would call it a “teaching moment.” 
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