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Archive for July, 2007

All the Poor Left Behind

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Viewers Agree With Barack Obama on Foreign Policy

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Parents Left Out of New No Child Left Behind Proposal

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The National PTA is ‘extremely disappointed’ that no mention of parent involvement or community engagement is included in the No Child Left Behind reauthorization proposal brought forth by U.S. Representative George Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor.

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What if Barack Obama Wins?

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CLINTON VS. OBAMA: Hillary Clinton Flips

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Barack Obama Answers John Edwards on Iraq

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United Nations Set For Vote On Darfur Force

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on plans to send a peacekeeping force to Sudan’s western region of Darfur, officials say.

The resolution, co-sponsored by the Great Britain and France, would establish a force of about 26,000 troops for Darfur.

An African Union force already there has not stopped violence said to have left 200,000 dead and 2 million homeless.

Darfur has been described as the greatest humanitarian disaster in the world today.

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George Bush’s Lawless Actions

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Tuesday, July 31, 2007

President George Bush has flouted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in intercepting the conversations and e-mails of American citizens on American soil on his say-so alone. He has claimed authority to break into and enter American homes, open the mail of American citizens and commit torture in order to collect foreign intelligence.The most troubling of Bush’s abuses travels under the banner of “extraordinary rendition.”

He has insisted that the entire United States is a battlefield — even pizza parlors …

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African Students Trace U.S. Civil Rights

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Tuesday, July 31, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Just a day into a tour of civil rights landmarks in the South, Nadia Samie says she already sees parallels between the Jim Crow era and the apartheid period in her country, South Africa.

Samie, a student at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is among 19 college students from Africa who embarked on a tour of many of the landmarks of the civil rights struggle.

“The practices were similar in the ways black people were segregated and just the way black people were treated,” Samie said. “It’s become even more apparent how similar the fights were between the people on both continents.”

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Mayor Tom Leppert’s Trinity River ‘Fraud Card’

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Tuesday, July 31, 2007

To Debate or Destroy

It appears Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert has chosen to play the ‘Fraud Card’ in his first public effort to attack the outstanding success of the grassroots brigade in forcing a vote on the monster toll road planned for the Trinity River Project long after Dallas voters first approved the bond program.

This action speaks volumes.

Instead of accepting the certification of his own City Secretary’s office, Mayor Leppert has immediately launched a counter attack that seeks to smear the grassroots community effort with so-called ‘fraud.’

More than the intended purpose of discrediting the just released City Secretary’s Certification of the success of the petition drive, the action speaks volumes about Mayor Leppert’s agenda to destroy rather than debate the praiseworthy citizen effort on the merits.

And that is more than a shame.

It is an assault on citizen democracy that suggests a clear and present fear that fully informed voters might indeed disagree with a monster toll road being forced on their Trinity River park development long after they first approved it with little or no disclosure of such a toll road.

If the proposed toll road truly has winning merit, what is there to fear?

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