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U.S: Florida Republicans perpetuate racism with ex-felon voting bill –By Mohamed Hamaludin

 –By Mohamed Hamaludin

The Republicans who control Florida’s state government may want you to believe that they were merely doing administrative housekeeping when they defied the wishes of the people and imposed a financial requirement on former felons as a condition for having their voting right restored. In fact, they were extending the era of pervasive racism which has dominated the state for 150 years.

When the 1868 Constitution banned former felons from voting, the reason was never in doubt. At the time, African American voters outnumbered whites 15,434 to 11,148 and the good ole boys would never have handed power to former slaves. Over time, they also came up with ways to send tens of thousands to prison, disenfranchising them. By 2001, the Census Bureau was reporting that one of every 37 African Americans in Florida was in prison, or 48 percent of the total, while being only 15 percent of the population.            Continue reading

A TOUGH BATTLE, BUT ONE RESULT – by Hubert Williams

Editor’s Note:  This article was sent to our inbox a couple of weeks ago but got lost and was not published at that time. Our apologies to Hubert Williams.  He did call the elections correctly and therefore we publish it here for our readers.  Thank you Hubert!

A  TOUGH  BATTLE,  BUT  ONE  RESULT

By   Hubert  Williams

Boston, Massachusetts, Oct – – Barack Hussein Obama will win the November 6 United States Presidential elections – and by a wider margin than the myriad polls have given the population reason to expect.

In fact, I believe that Republican challenger Mitt Romney will perform less well than did Senator and ex-soldier John McCain during the last elections, in November 2008.

Thus, I expect that the verdict of the people will confound the projections of the polls.

There is great merit in having a Commander-in-Chief whose word is his bond. During the past four years, Mr. Obama has demonstrated beyond anyone’s reasonable doubt that he is honest and deserves the trust placed in him by this great nation. Not a single breath of scandal has touched his residency in the White House.      Continue reading

Rev. Dr. William Barber, II addresses the NAACP, July 11, 2012

Rev. Dr. William Barber, II addresses the NAACP, July 11, 2012  – powerful speech about voting in the USA elections

The Reverend Dr. William Barber, II addresses the Plenary Session of the NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas on July 11, 2012. His speech here was the one that immediately followed Mitt Romney’s speech to the NAACP.

A transcript of this incredible speech can be found at this link:http://www.dailykos.com/comments/1108845/46746851

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