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Political Direct Mail, do you read it?

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We have a primary coming next week and over the past few weeks we have received numerous mailers extolling the virtues of a myriad of candidates. The question is do you ever read these things, and if so do they factor into your decision about a candidate? Share your thoughts.

Is President Obama’s presidency over?


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Eric Cantor latest victim of the Tea Party

Rumors of the Tea Party’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Last night they showed they are alive and well and devouring their own. Eric Cantor never thought this morning he would wake up a loser. Last night I was watching the NBA finals and my uncle called me and asked me if I had heard about Cantor. I immediately turned to CNN to be greeted with the news that Cantor had been defeated. All the pundits are stunned and asking how could this happen? Did Cantor take his eye off the ball? Was he a victim of pride? The Bible says “pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall”. Last night Cantor fell.

http://hamptonroads.com/2014/06/house-majority-leader-cantor-defeated-primary

Spent: Looking for change narrated by Tyler Perry


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The Last Jet-Print Edition Now on Newstands

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CHICAGO, (June 6, 2014)— JET magazine will release its final print issue, hitting newsstands on June 9. The cover of the last issue salutes JET magazine’s iconic history by featuring images of previous covers throughout the past 63 years. Inside, readers will find a retrospective of the news covered in the magazine dating from 1951 to the present. Coverage includes:
•A letter from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
•A tribute to the late Maya Angelou
•Recognition of some the biggest celebrities on the pages of JET, such as Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Whitney Houston, Spike Lee, Diana Ross, Halle Berry, Beyoncé, Tyler Perry and more
•A montage of the best JET beauties and the best of the “Week’s Best Photo”
•The top music albums from the 1950s to the present
•Fashion and style influences over the years
•Coverage of African-American history, from the civil rights movement to a special investigative report on missing Black children
“This issue serves as the final bow to everything JET has done over the years,” stated Mitzi Miller, the former editor-in-chief of JET magazine, now editor-in-chief of EBONY. “From politics to entertainment, JET magazine has had a tremendous impact on society and shaping conversations within the African-American community,” she added. “I’m very proud of the work I’ve accomplished over the past three years, and excited to see JET now continue this tradition in a digital platform.”
“I am very proud of this last issue of JET magazine,” said Linda Johnson Rice, the chairman of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC). “It epitomizes the historical influence this magazine has made in this country,” she continued. “For those who grew up with the magazine, they will find this issue a collection of treasured memories, and a younger audience will see it as the guide that reveals the cultural influences of today.”
JET is launching a new weekly digital magazine app to address the needs of its readers to get information quickly and easily. The new app, scheduled to launch June 30, will be available on all tablet devices and mobile platforms. The content will feature breaking news and strong entertainment content, along with politics, pop culture and social issues that impact African-Americans, as well as a new EBONY/JET digital store.

The President, the POW and the PR nightmare

Why is it that everything this administration does somehow seems to be a scandal in the making? One would think the release of a POW would give the nation a reason to celebrate, but NO not this time. Why didn’t the administration inform Congress prior to the release of Gitmo prisoners? Why was Susan Rice trotted out again to read talking points that are now viewed as suspect? There are so many questions that need to be answered. The POW’s hometown has cancelled their celebration because the police said they did not have enough manpower to deal with protesters. So where does this leave us? One family rejoices at the homecoming of their son, but a skeptical nation deserves to have their questions answered. Share your thoughts.

Mississippi judge shouts “run, nigger run”…will outburst cost him his job?

Read the linked story and share your thoughts

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/mississippi-judge-accused-racism

Will conservatives back away from Cliven Bundy?

The right wing’s latest hero Cliven Bundy has made some controversial remarks regarding race. He is the man who owes the government 1 million dollars in taxes for land grazing fees. He is in fact a sqatter, but the right wing has embraced him and his fight. it will be interesting to watch them today as they attempt to distance themselves from his controversial rhetoric. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/24/conservatives-begin-backing-away-after-cliven-bundys-remarks-disparaging-the-negro/

Philadelphia Prep School Grads busted for allegedly running drug ring

This will be an interesting case to follow. Will they be viewed as drug thugs with a prep school education, or will they be viewed as fine young men who strayed? Read the article and share your thoughts. http://rolandmartinreports.com/blog/2014/04/philadelphia-prep-school-grads-busted-for-allegedly-running-drug-ring/

Who is Dr. Ben Carson?

Interesting article. Read it and share your thoughts.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/04/who-is-dr-ben-carson-105875.html?hp=f1

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