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GOP wants to ‘Block the Vote’

By   /  December 19, 2011  /  Leon Modeste, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   “Block the Vote!” This is the latest battle cry of the Republican Party as its members strive to make President Barack Obama a one-term president. The Republicans are attacking the very states, such as Florida, where President Obama has the majority vote. New voting laws have been enacted, perhaps the worst of which [...]

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The End of Anger

By   /  October 27, 2011  /  Leon Modeste  /   Comments

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Tweet The End of Anger: A New Generation’s Take on Race and Rage is a very exciting, thought-provoking book covering contemporary America through black, brown and white relations. It is an authoritative account of the American dilemma in the aftermath of President Obama’s election. The author, Ellis Cose, does extensive research with countless interviews and [...]

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Presidential disrespect unprecedented

By   /  September 10, 2011  /  Leon Modeste  /   Comments

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Tweet This is unbelievable! Webster defines treason as “any” betrayal of a trust. The Republican congressmen in the House have sworn on the Bible to uphold the U.S. Constitution for the betterment of all Americans; not just their districts or even their political careers, but to do what is best for the nation.

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Author: ‘Black America’ split among four groups

By   /  July 26, 2011  /  Leon Modeste  /   Comments

Tweet “Black America” as a single entity is dead, a thing of the past; it is history. Or is it? I was stunned as I read Disintegration; the Splintering of Black America by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eugene Robinson. Consequently, there can be no single Black leader, as was A. Philip Randolph (Brotherhood of Sleeping Car [...]

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Trump’s ploy outrageous

By   /  May 10, 2011  /  Leon Modeste  /   Comments

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Tweet Ridiculous! Outrageous! These are reactions to Donald Trump’s insistence that President Obama is not an American citizen by birth despite all evidence to the contrary.

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Reaganomics and Ryanomics

By   /  May 3, 2011  /  Leon Modeste  /   Comments

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Tweet The Republicans are reminding me of Reaganomics. This term was given to President Ronald Reagan’s “trickle down” approach to economic issues. Reagan believed tax relief to the very wealthy would create an overflow that would enhance an economic hype of spending which would benefit the rest of society. This never happened. Today, we have [...]

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Africa has many wars

By   /  April 16, 2011  /  Leon Modeste  /   Comments

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Tweet I recently read an article about a seemingly double standard on the continent of Africa. Unfortunately, I must agree. Just think about it; Egypt and Libya are not the only African nations having an internal conflict. The United States and its allies have intervened militarily, and ostensibly, for humanitarian reasons in order to prevent [...]

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GOP dividing America

By   /  March 26, 2011  /  Leon Modeste  /   Comments

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Tweet By Leon Modeste   Wake up America! The Republicans are attempting to create confusion under the guise of making it better for Americans when we all know that their primary focus is to see to it that President Obama will be defeated in 2012. They are doing this by creating havoc across America. By [...]

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Improve, don’t end, health care reform

By   /  January 28, 2011  /  Leon Modeste  /   Comments

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Tweet The Republican-elect were ecstatic following their sweeping victory at the November 2010 mid-term elections. Now, they have a majority House of Representatives (242 to 193) and they have narrowed the gap in the Senate by less than ten votes (53 to 47). They have stated they would do the following: Repeal the entire Health [...]

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Liquor store decision a win for east Albany

By   /  December 25, 2010  /  Leon Modeste  /   Comments

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Tweet At the Dec. 12, 2010 City Commission meeting, the united front of east Albany consisting of concerned residents, the religious sector and Albany State University should be commended on their steadfast opposition to Jaxx’s application for a liquor license on Oglethorpe Boulevard. The application was denied by a 5-2 vote with commissioners Howard, Hubbard, [...]

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