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Report Card on Black America

Some might think the annual report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage the U.S. Census Bureau released last week had a distinctly repetitive tone to it. Albeit with a few exceptions, the words “not statistically significant” aptly fit the very small increases or decreases of most of the measurements that comprise the year-to-year tally. But that doesn’t make the document itself insignificant. F ...

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Apple Reveal Shows the Time for Action on Diversity Has Come

By Jesse Jackson Last week, in a highly choreographed, tightly organized presentation, Apple rolled out the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With the spotlights on and a global audience, Apple paraded a lineup of six white men to present its new products. Even the entertainment — U2 — was all white. Women, American Americans and people of color are major consumers of Apple products: the iPhone, iTunes music, ...

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Your Inspiration to Vote in November

POLITICAL CAPITAL by Gayle Andrews Governor Rick Scott is a very strange man. I say that because he belligerently continues to do things that make him the most unpopular governor in Florida history. The first rule of politics is: get people to like you or you won’t survive. After a nearly four-year rule and many hurtful policies, His Highness Rick Scott has managed to unite the vast majority of Floridians a ...

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