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In Detroit along Woodward Avenue downtown, or on Livernois south of Six Mile, or down Joy Road, brightly colored murals with “Your Vote Matters” messages emblazoned on the sides of buildings command a striking and bold presence. As a part of efforts to promote conversations around voters’ rights the ACLU of Michigan in partnership with…

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Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot went toe-to-toe in Chicago’s mayoral runoff election. After all the ballots were tallied Tuesday, April 2, 2019, voters chose Lightfoot as the city’s newest leader. Lightfoot joins the ranks of the many Black women who are being chosen to lead cities all across America. Yesterday, the third-largest city in the…

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By Frank Ski Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “America is morally sick.” I believe that now “America is politically sick,” and our very prized democracy’s health is at stake. The very fabric of our democracy is built on debate. I’ve always known that even healthy political debates can turn into heated arguments. Sometimes that…

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Since the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, many people have stated on social media that they will miss former President Obama. These people have a good reason for this statement because the Trump presidency from day one has caused havoc worldwide. His executive order on immigration literally stopped legitimate immigrants and regular visitors from…

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Voting has come to be a part of the African American experience only when recognized by major politicians, politicos, celebrities and the likes. In this mid-term election, the contradiction can be seen by the glaring absence of celebrities’ presence in the media to encourage the vote. Who could have been the pundits that have thought…

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The rich are getting richer. The poor are getting poorer. And increasingly, there is no in-between. The ladder to economic solvency has been cut and private corporations are not concerned. Our government’s current economic policy does not protect the average citizen. Company shareholders must be convinced to share more of the wealth by creating and…

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CNN) — A deeply divided Venezuela is mourning its late leader and preparing to pick a new president to replace him. Venezuelan officials called for peace and unity after President Hugo Chavez’s death on Tuesday, emphasizing in state television broadcasts that all branches of the government and the military were standing together. Elections will be…

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Every citizen of the United States is endowed with certain inalienable rights and one of those is the right to vote.  The time has come to vote for candidates who will be true stewards of the people. Also, the highest office in the land, the presidency, is being decided.  Whether Republican or Democrat, seize the opportunity to vote…

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