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President Obama at Selma…why it matters

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Today is an important day. Fifty years ago a dedicated group of people crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It was not an event greeted by cheers, but by jeers. It has been described as Bloody Sunday, but today things are different. No they are not perfect but they are different. We have a black president. It is hard to believe that 50 years ago blacks in Alabama blacks could not vote and now a black man leads this nation. It is also noteworthy that former President Bush was in attendance. This is a day that we all have a right to be proud of what we have done and what we are doing. Please read the linked story there are great photos from the event.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2984327/Thousands-gather-hear-Obama-historic-speech-Selma-50th-anniversary-Bloody-Sunday-march-saw-600-protesters-beaten-police.html

Dr. Ben Carson launches an Exploratory Committee

Black migration shortened lives of blacks who fled Jim Crow South

Interesting article:
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/great-migration-shortened-lives-blacks-who-fled-jim-crow-south-n307711

Why didn’t the President attend the rally in Paris yesterday?

Read the article and share your thoughts.
http://www.redstate.com/2015/01/12/ou-est-le-president/

We should celebrate Mia Love and Tim Scott

Black people in the US are as different as their skin tones. No one voice can speak for all. Over the years the media has anointed the loudest voice as the leader, but that person only represented a segment of our many voices. Tuesday night Mia Love became the first Republican black woman ever elected to Congress, and Tim Scott became the first black man elected to the Senate since Reconstruction. This is historic, but the NAACP has failed to acknowledge these laudable accomplishments and that is simply not right. They are conservatives and many in the black community do not share their view of the role of government. It is ok to disagree with them but to ignore them is another thing. You can applaud their accomplishments without embracing their ideology. They made history and that should not be ignored it should be applauded.

The Two Ways out of the Neighborhood…which one did you choose?

Interesting article. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://www.theonion.com/articles/there-were-just-2-ways-out-of-my-neighborhood-bask,37175/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=Pic:Week1:Default

Republicans are people Too

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Are there two Americas?

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9/11 We Can Never Forget

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The Fall of Bob McDonnell…from rising star to convicted felon

Interesting article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/09/04/the-pathetic-and-predictable-end-for-bob-mcdonnell/

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