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Gary meeting discusses economic agenda for Blacks

GARY, Ind. — An array of African American business, political, civic, labor and economic leaders met at Westside High School here March 9-12 for the National Black People’s Unity Convention to discuss a long-term economic empowerment plan for the Black community nationwide. The theme was “Policies for Empowerment: A Struggle for a New Economic Order.”

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New Orleans spurns voting rights, NAACP charges

The New Orleans primary election set for April 22 violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act, NAACP President and CEO Bruce Gordon has charged.

Senators pass Bush steal from poor budget

WASHINGTON — The Senate rushed through a measure March 16 to increase the nation’s debt ceiling to just under $9 trillion, approved a $2.8 trillion 2007 fiscal year budget resolution and went home to try to explain to angry voters why they approved President Bush’s “steal from the poor” budget.

The Republicans and the Black clergy

In the early months of 2004 I read the Black Commentator’s analysis of the corporate-Republican campaign to create the perception of an alternative, conservative Black leadership. At first I thought this laughable. But such a campaign was taking place in my own hometown, Philadelphia.

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THISWEEKINLABOR

Oakland teachers rally This really happened! Janitors picket to save jobs from ‘security check’ Toxic map web site More signers for EFCA Chopper pilots unionize Indiana defeats right to work Download USLAW flier Unbecoming conduct by military contractors Multiple support for single-payer

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Texas holds best secret election money can buy

HOUSTON — Texas held its March 7 primary election in virtual secrecy. Only 5.3 percent of the electorate voted in the Republican primary and 4.1 percent in the Democratic primary.

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Vermont city elects Progressive mayor

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Bob Kiss, the Progressive Party candidate for mayor, swept to a surprise victory here March 7. Running against a Democrat, Republican and two independents, Kiss, a state representative, confounded pundits and pulled an upset. His election was also the first mayoral race in the country to be conducted under the rules of instant runoff voting.

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Katrina homeless march on White House

WASHINGTON — Hurricane Katrina survivors marched from Capitol Hill to the White House, March 14, stopping at FEMA along the way, to demand that President Bush reverse FEMA’s decision to evict 10,000 hurricane evacuees from hotels and motels that day.

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WHATSREALLYGOOD

Campus antiwar group fights spying Student tutors lead strike Blacklisting 101 Sex education article censored

WHATSREALLYGOOD

H.S. students honor International Women’s Day Czech youth fight ‘thought control’ Campus far-right warps freedom of speech New York event raises $14,000

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