Frank Rich: Right will rage if Obama wins – Salon.com

Frank Rich: Right will rage if Obama wins

If Obama wins, Frank Rich says the GOP’s fury will intensify, and the party will only get more extreme

TOPICS: BARACK OBAMAELECTIONS 2012FRANK RICHMITT ROMNEY,

Frank Rich: Right will rage if Obama wins

Ever since the days of Barry Goldwater, many liberals have assumed — or naively hoped — that each national defeat would teach Republicans that they had overreached, and pull them back from the extremes. Instead, the opposite has happened: The lesson of every loss, even the routs, has been “we were not conservative enough.”

via Frank Rich: Right will rage if Obama wins – Salon.com.

The Big Picture: Is Voter Fraud Viewed Through Condensed Lens?

May I have a receipt with that?

The issue of electronic voting machines without a paper trail is an aspect of the voter fraud debate that has largely been ignored in the national discussion by the same party that seeks to implement identification laws.

On Nov. 6, citizens in 16 states will cast their ballot for local and presidential elections. According to a report issued by Common Cause, Rutgers School of Law and Verified Voting Foundation, these states lack the safeguards needed to protect the election system not only from fraud, but also from technological malfunctions.

via The Big Picture: Is Voter Fraud Viewed Through Condensed Lens?.

<< White Rage, Black Obama | The Feminist Wire

White Rage, Black Obama

October 27, 2012

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reflections on the DNC, Part 2

The hysteria that characterizes these commotions [Tea Party rallies against President Obama] convinces me that the current American political scene, so heavy with anxiety and unhappy conscience at the moment, is riper now for psychoanalytic inquiry as an efficacious human science than it has ever been…

—Hortense Spillers, “Destiny’s Child: Obama and Election ’08″boundary 2 39:2 (2012), p. 9.

White Rage, Black Obama | The Feminist Wire.

“The Political Landscape of Black Florida” l OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham

 

27 October 2012
Our Guest Lia T. Gaines
“The Political Landscape of Black Florida”

Our Guest Lia T. Gaines

 

LIA T. GAINES

Executive Director, The Center for Enterprise Opportunity (CEO).

CEO is a private, non-profit corporation which whose chartered purpose and mission is to improve the economies in distressed communities by lending to small businesses and sponsors of community development initiatives. Lia is the President, West Palm Beach Branch NAACP; Former Chief of Staff to Maude Lee, the 1st Black Commissioner, PB County Board of County Commission; Graduate of Howard University Law School and, partner in “Occupy the Community” is a non-partisan coalition of community-based organizations committed to Educate, Employ and Empower the Community. She is a long-time passionate, smart activist and organizer throughout FL and has made things that matter happen to address economic and political justice in the place where she lives.

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The Center for Enterprise Opportunity (CEO) is a private, non-profit corporation organized under Florida Statutes 112. The chartered purpose and mission is to improve the economies in distressed communities by lending to small businesses and sponsors of community development initiatives which benefit low and moderate income persons. As a Certified Development Financial Institution (CDFI), the Center for Enterprise Opportunity is eligible for significant federal equity grants and other awards from the U.S. Department of Treasury to support its lending and programs.

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<<< "Black Women in the Prism . . . Unleashing the Power,Fury in the Light" TruthWorks Network October 30, 2012

“Black Women in the Prism . . . Unleashing the Power,             

Fury in the Light”

A Series of LIVE Radio Forums in Collaborative Partnership with TruthWorks Network and The Black Women’s Blueprint

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RECLAIMING OURSELVES

“Black Women in the Prism . . . Unleashing the Power, Fury in the Light”

Amplifying the voices of Black women in politics and the Black political agenda. Examining economic equality is the unfinished business of the civil rights struggle; raising the issues of racialized and sexualized criminal justice violence that affect our Sisters. Working to end the invisibility and devaluation of Black women and girls in public spheres, in our homes and in our community. Evaluating our relationships and transforming the way we love each other.

Series BROADCAST SCHEDULE

          October 30, 2012        Voter Suppression and Black Women as Voters

          November 6, 2012        OUR MOTHERS, OURSELVES

          December 20, 2012      A Black Women’s Political Agenda

 

October 30, 2012   10 pm ET

Voter Suppression and Black Women as Voters

This episode of “Black Women in the Prism . . . “ is hosted by Kalima DeSuze Outreach Coordinator, Black Women’s Blueprint

She will discuss voter suppression and Black female voters through a historical and current lens. Join us while we explore voter suppression as Black female voters who have historically been removed from the voting booth.

 

The presidential debates are alive and well and with only several days to go, the political fate of the United States for the next four years will soon be decided, but by who? According to the American Civil Liberties Union, voting rights are under attack lessening the access of African-Americans, the elderly, students and people with disabilities. This country has passed voter suppression laws nationwide through state legislatures under the guise of preventing voter fraud and safeguarding election integrity. These voter suppression laws take many forms and are strategies for a political party to reduce voters that are unlikely to vote for their presidential candidate all at the cost of removing the constitutional and human rights for citizens to vote.

What does voter suppression mean for targeted communities who are losing their rights to choose a president that best reflects their political and personal lives? What does voter suppression mean for Black women who in this country were excluded from the women’s suffrage movement because of their race and the civil rights movement because of their gender who still had trouble in many southern states to vote until the 1960s, yet continued to fight for their civil and human rights to simply vote for a candidate that best reflected their needs?  What does voter suppression mean for Black women who have been incarcerated and in 2009 represent 32.6 percent of the incarcerated female population that increased 850 percent in the past 30 years (Women’s Prison Association)? How does the insidious and strategic removal of their right to vote, reflect their right to choose a better social and political world?

In 2008, Black women were often told to choose between their gender and their race yet they have historically not been allowed to vote because of their gender and race. Black women’s multi-dynamic lives are often removed from the voting experience and we must remind ourselves that in this current political state between Romney and Obama, Black women as a group are not sure on whom to vote for especially around the issues of gay and abortion rights. Therefore, we must consider that as Black women we were never supposed to vote and that the right to vote was won through extreme struggle and exploitation. Whomever we may vote for this upcoming election, we must uphold the rights of all of us despite our political differences because our human rights declare that all of us should choose a presidential candidate that fits our needs and desires and that no political parties have the right to exploit any of us.

NOVEMBER 6, 2012   10 pm ET

OUR MOTHERS, OURSELVES

 

Hosted by Janice Graham, host, OUR COMMON GROUND, in a discussion with Dr. Christine W. Thorpe.

Dr. Thorpe is the Chairperson, Human Services Department New York City College of Technology, CUNYBrooklyn, N.Y.

 

 She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Syracuse University and a doctorate in health education and master’s in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University.  She is also an assistant professor, teaching undergraduate courses as child welfare, women’s health issues, HIV/AIDS counseling, community health, and child and adolescent health.

DECEMBER 20, 2012   10 pm ET

A Black Women’s Political Agenda

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Join us with Black Women’s Blueprint as our special guest host of this urgent dialogue on TruthWorks Network on October 30th and December 20th, 10 pm where the discussion voter suppression and Black women as voters.

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October 27, 2012

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27 OCTOBER  2012
“Florida’s Black Political Landscape”
Lia T. Gaines, The Center for Enterprise Opportunity and President of the West Palm Beach NAACP

 LIA T. GAINES

Executive Director, The Center for Enterprise Opportunity (CEO)  a private, non-profit corporation which whose chartered purpose and mission is to improve the economies in distressed communities by lending to small businesses and sponsors of community development initiatives; President, West Palm Beach Branch NAACP; Former Chief of Staff to Maude Lee, the 1st Black Commissioner, PB County Board of County Commission; Graduate of Howard University Law School and, partner in “Occupy the Community” is a non-partisan coalition of community-based organizations committed to Educate, Employ and Empower the Community. Lia is a long-time passionate, smart activist and organizer throughout FL

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<< White Voters and Romney 2012: Are Some Racist?

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(The Root) — Little about the GOP candidate appeared to qualify him for the White House as he sweated freely over foreign-policy debate questions Monday night. Clearly ill-suited to be commander in chief, Mitt Romney fidgeted in his chair, fudged his Afghanistan position and, in the cross talk over Iraq, seemed on the verge of proffering another $10,000 bet on whether his position had changed.

Despite losing two of three debates, Romney has going for him a poll-obsessed media keen on a close race sustaining their $2.5 billion flow of TV ads. Plus, he can count on reflexive support from the dominant population backing his party. And what exactly is the makeup of the GOP?

Alas, in this year of our Lord 2012, the Republican Party structurally is 97.9 percent non-African American, fielding only 47 blacks among the 4,411 delegates at its Tampa convention!

With blacks constituting some 13 percent of the electorate, the GOP, win or lose, is likely to register a popular vote that is 99.5 percent non-African American. And this near lily-white party operates in a diverse republic — with a black president, who attracted 43 percent of the white vote in ’08.

via White Voters and Romney 2012: Are Some Racist?.

<< 'Central Park Five,' a movie about New York | Capital New York

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Central Park Five. screen grab via hulu

9:40 am Oct. 26, 2012

Here, on this day of horrifying local news, is the trailer for a documentary about the five teenagers who were convicted, then exonerated, in the “Central Park jogger” rape case, which came to crystalize the fear of crime and racial tensions of life in New York City in the late 1980s.

The filmmakers disclosed that after numerous city officials declined to participate in the documentary, they were hit with subpoenas for their notes and unused tape as evidence to defend the city in a multi-million dollar lawsuit from the men collectively known as the Central Park Five

 

BY AZI PAYBARAH

9:40 am Oct. 26, 2012

Here, on this day of horrifying local news, is the trailer for a documentary about the five teenagers who were convicted, then exonerated, in the “Central Park jogger” rape case, which came to crystalize the fear of crime and racial tensions of life in New York City in the late 1980s.

The filmmakers disclosed that after numerous city officials declined to participate in the documentary, they were hit with subpoenas for their notes and unused tape as evidence to defend the city in a multi-million dollar lawsuit from the men collectively known as the Central Park Five

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/10/6538715/central-park-five-movie-about-new-york

 

via ‘Central Park Five,’ a movie about New York | Capital New York.