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The Meaning of Barack Obama

I know your image of me Is what I hope to be I’ve treated you unkindly But darlin’ can’t you see These lyrics are from the classic, A Song for You. Though originally written and recorded in 1970 by Leon Russell, a white rocker-singer-songwriter, these lyrics were ushered into the American songbook by soul music

Romneycare vs. Obamacare

When Mitt Romney spearheaded the healthcare law here in 2006, supporters shouted that “Romneycare” ushered us into the mythical realm usually reserved for unicorns: Healthcare reform that worked. Then the Feds joined the fray. Obamacare was upheld in a legendary 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court this summer, so the Affordable Healthcare Act (AHA) jumped

Voter Suppression: Millions of minorities and youth may be turned away on election day

The disenfranchisement of democratic leaning constituencies (including low-income, working, welfare, African American, Latino and student populations) has become a major focal point breeding political negativity. This is along with corruption in the voting process as our national election between Republican Mitt Romney and the President Democrat Barack Obama looms approximately six weeks on the horizon.

America Demands Homeless Bill of Rights

A homeless man lies on a retaining wall in Washington. Under current legislation, such activity can be deemed criminal by law enforcers. Advocates and homeless organizations across America are unifying in protest and calling for a Homeless Bill of Rights. Photo: REUTERS/Jason Reed www.street-papers.org Homeward Street Journal – USA The United States has a long

Beyond race in the Trayvon Martin case

Anthony Thames Spare Change News On April 11, 2012, George Zimmerman was arrested and formally charged with the murder of Trayvon Martin in Seminole County, Florida. Special Prosecutor Angela Corey gave a courageous and moving press conference in which she detailed the state of Florida’s intentions to prosecute Zimmerman for second degree murder. What was

Guest Editorial: How You Can Stop Abuse

Marylou Sudders Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children April is both National Child Abuse Prevention month and Sexual Assault Awareness month. Their co-occurrence has particular significance given the number of high profile reports of sexual abuse perpetrated by individuals in positions of authority within respected institutions which have come to light in

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