A case for interracial marriage

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary Interracial couples and marriages are at an all-time high; however, they still represent a minority of newly married couples, according to the Pew Research Center. Their research shows that one in seven new marriages in the U.S. is either interracial or interethnic. The multi-racial Occupy movements show that green, as in cold-hard cash, or the lack of it, is the color on...

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D.C. forum discusses rising poverty, unemployment

Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Census Bureau released last week a devastating statistic: nearly half of all Americans are living in poverty or near poverty. While the finding barely made its way into the media, and has yet to be seriously discussed by any of the 2012 presidential candidates, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West have made it their mission to bring poverty back onto...

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Poverty belongs in 2012 campaign

Contra Costa Times Posted: 01/14/2012 04:00:00 PM PST Updated: 01/14/2012 04:52:11 PM PST Award-winning talk-show host Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Cornel West remain committed to placing poverty at the forefront of the 2012 political discourse. As a follow-up to their highly successful poverty tour this past summer, Smiley and West hosted a nationally televised conversation at George...

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King’s final message: Poverty is a civil rights battle

Editor’s note: See CNN’s complete coverage of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. By Stephanie Siek, CNN (CNN) – On Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, some will volunteer, some will attend celebrations of his life and legacy, some will do nothing at all. “I have a dream,” the title of King’s best known speech, will be repeated countless times, along with...

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Why We Need To Listen To Tavis, Cornel On Poverty

Last week, there were rumblings about Tavis Smiley’s PBS program, “Reawaking America.”  The program was designed to encourage politicians and citizens to deal with poverty in America, which continues to be ignored by the powers-that-be in Washington. In fact, in last year’s State of the Union Address, President Obama was the first Democratic president since Harry S. Truman not to mention...

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