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Democrats Need to Know: 2010 Matters

“In 2008, we changed the guard,” says the Rev. Joseph Lowery in a radio ad for the Democratic National Committee. “This year we must guard the change.”

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Marching on Ballot Boxes

In my last article, I posed the question of whether Black voters should rescue the Democrats again in the critical mid-term elections on November 2. It is clear that the Democrats are in serious danger of losing control of the House and Senate. Therefore, once again the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is frantically reaching out to Black voters to ride to the rescue. I complained about the fact that the Democrats need the Black vote but have yet to put up the resources necessary for organizations in our community to do the job. As fate would have it, I had an opportunity to Guest Host for Warren Ballentine the same week my article hit, and most of the show was devoted to callers responding to the question of whether we should rescue the Democrats. There was a range of opinions but most people seemed to understand what one caller articulated incisively. She said, “We’re not voting to rescue the Democrats, we’re voting to rescue ourselves.”

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Impeach Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas can and should be impeached. The case and the grounds for impeachment proceedings against him are virtually iron-clad. The evidence is compelling that Thomas perjured himself in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his court confirmation hearings in 1991. The evidence is equally compelling that this constituted lying under oath to Congress during the hearings.

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The ‘Married Woman Bubble’

After 19 years, Virginia Thomas asked Anita Hill for an apology for “what you did with my husband”.

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Parenting Solo: Is Parenting Solo Preventable?

I had plenty of practice at parenting solo long before I ever got a divorce. Physically, my then-husband came home to us every night. Emotionally, he had already moved millions of miles away. I felt like a married single Mom. I was not alone in my loneliness though. So many people (not just Moms) parent solo with another person right under the same roof. I just had a dear friend cry on my shoulder about how her husband is a phantom parent to their newest addition. “He might as well not be here” she screamed out of frustration. Now that I have experienced it both ways, I’m not so sure about that.

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Rough sleding for SCSU Bulldogs end with plucky win over HU Pirates

Malcolm Long, SCSU Quarterback, leads the Bulldogs to a 10-7 victory over Hampton.

ORANGEBURG – In their two most recent games, the men of South Carolina State (SCSU) experienced rough sledding on the gridiron.

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Resilient Panthers finally enjoy victory at last with win over 49ers

Steve Smith gives the extra effort to catch a pass in the panthers first win of the season against the 49er’s at Bank of America Stadium.

CHARLOTTE – Victory at last!

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