Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 19 2012

Leaving Jesus: Women of Color Beyond Faith

Mandisa Thomas

By Sikivu Hutchinson The 24-hour prayer sessions are the true test of a warrior for Jesus.  They require Herculean stamina, the patience of Job, the rigor of elite marathon runners hitting the wall in a fiery sweat pit at high altitude, primed for God’s finish line. In many small storefront Pentecostal churches these “pray-a-thons” are …

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Nov 13 2012

Lee Atwater breaks down the GOP “Southern Strategy” in 1981

By Frederick Sparks Jimmy Carter’s grandson, James Carter IV, who brought us the infamous “47%” Mitt Romney video, has uncovered the audio recording of an interview of the famed political consultant Atwater by late political science professor Alexander Lamis.  Lamis published the interview without using Atwater’s name in his 1984 book  The Two Party South, and …

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Nov 08 2012

Besting them at their own game: Planned Parenthood PACs outperform Rove’s

By Frederick Sparks And it wasn’t even close. According to the Sunlight Foundation,  97.82% of the expenditures of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Inc. and 98.58% of the expenditures of Planned Parenthood Votes’ ended in the desired results, in terms of candidates supported and opposed.   As a comparison: The worst performers were the NRA’s super …

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Nov 07 2012

2016: The Empire Strikes Back


By Sikivu Hutchinson Over the past four years President Obama has promoted Wall Street’s capitalist siege against working and middle class homeowners.  He has sanctioned drone attacks on thousands of innocent Middle Eastern people.   He has ignored the deepening crisis of African American unemployment, foreclosure, and mass-incarceration.  He has presided over more deportations of undocumented …

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Nov 06 2012

California In Crisis: Critical Ballot Measures

California Voter Recommendations from Black Skeptics & Radical Women Los Angeles: We live in contradictory times, and the ballot reflects this with several, mostly bad, tax propositions plus an entreaty to eliminate the death penalty, repeal Three Strikes and increase funding for K-16 education. Proposition 30: Temporary Tax Increases for Education and other Needs— VOTE YES According …

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Nov 02 2012

Trailblazing Black Women Scientists: Carol Mae Jemison in L.A.!

Devin Waller

On Sunday, November 4th trailblazer and kick ass inspiration Dr. Carol Mae Jemison, the first black woman astronaut, will be in Los Angeles at the California Science Center and the California African American Museum (CAAM) to “give personal accounts of traveling on the Endeavour and life inspirations that led to her becoming a trailblazer.”  Dr. Jemison has a B.A. …

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