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Bring Back Our Girls and Let’s Stop Ignoring Africa

Posted 05/12/2014

The reality is, until things reach a critical point, the world tends to pay no attention to hostilities or challenges in Africa. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at modern history.

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The Death Penalty Must Go

Posted 05/5/2014

Until we have a full-proof justice system that treats everyone equally under the law, we cannot falsely believe that everyone executed is in fact guilty. The process itself is cruel and in one of the most modern countries on the planet, there is simply no place for it.

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So Much for a ‘Post-racial’ America

Posted 04/28/2014

We might not be in the back of the bus, and we might not drink from separate water fountains, but racial discrimination is very much alive in 2014. Anyone who ever doubted that reality can look at the events of the past week.

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Freedom Summer 2014

Posted 04/21/2014

Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, there are modern schemes to try and take away your vote. Well we at National Action Network will not sit by idly and watch as the fundamental rights so many fought and died for are being eliminated — and neither should you.

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Staying Focused

Posted 04/14/2014

History teaches us that negative forces will always try to smear and distort those on the side of justice, that is nothing new. But it is up to us to keep marching forward — for victory is made up by those that remain focused and disciplined.

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A Time for Action

Posted 04/7/2014

This week, all roads lead to National Action Network’s 16th annual convention at the Sheraton New York Times Square hotel. We have undoubtedly progressed as a society, but until social justice and fairness are achieved across the board, we cannot rest. The time for action is now, and you’re all invited.

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Hating Obama Is Not A Health Care Plan

Posted 03/31/2014

Instead of attacking a plan that over six million people have signed up for (and counting), why don’t they offer some ideas of their own? Here’s a thought: they don’t have any.

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Education Reform Without Addressing the Race Gap Is Education Deform

Posted 03/24/2014

A child’s life often hinges on the level and depth of education he/she receives. We must clear out the noise and bring advocates from both sides into the same room. We cannot continue to ignore the plight of our children, and we cannot continue to attack one another.

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