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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

In a Hollywood Reporter article, well respected human rights activist and Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson said his first response to the Watts issue was to defend her. But in a recent press conference, Hutchinson called on Watts to apologize to the LAPD, and made it clear he has severe doubts about Watts’s credibility. Hutchinson is quoted as saying, “We take racial profi ...

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ANALYSIS: ISIS and US foreign policy: My enemy’s enemy is not my friend

It is important to recognize President Obama’s jingoistic rhetoric was stated primarily for domestic consumption. He has made some Americans feel that their commander–in-chief is taking charge of this situation. But ISIS could really care less. A group of people (ISIS) who have committed their lives to martyrdom will never be frightened or deterred by threats of death. Instead, they will only be inspired. ...

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Census Bureau: Wages up for Black men, down for Black women

Even though Black men suffer with the highest unemployment rates in the country, during the recovery period following the recession, Black men who worked full-time, year-round experienced a 1.6 percent gain in median earnings, compared to white men whose earnings fell 2.1 percent over the same period. ...

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OPINION: Bluster is not a strategy

Bluster is on the loose. With ISIS, an al-Qaida offshoot, proclaiming a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, Russia facing off with Ukraine, Libya descending into a civil chaos, the Taliban striking in Afghanistan, pundits and politicians are raising a drumbeat of demands for muscular action, condemning President Obama for his caution and supposed passivity. ...

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