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Downgraded Yet Lifted Up!

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By Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner – Can you believe it? America, the richest and most powerful nation on the face of the earth, was downgraded in its credit rating for the first time in its 235 years as a nation. What does it mean to be downgraded? It means a lack of confidence that America will […]

The Deficit and What It Means to Black America

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CBCF Alert – As our leadership in Washington, DC seeks common ground over the nation’s debt limit, there are some real consequences at stake for the black community. The debate on Capitol Hill is no longer philosophical, it’s real and the impact on African-Americans and the poor could be devastating. With significant cuts to Social […]

Raising the Deby Ceiling…

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By Felicia Davis – When the Senate Majority Leader walks out of a meeting with the President of the United States, especially with the economic future of our nation on the line, it should be considered an act of treason. Republican leadership is more confused and infantile than their tea party neophytes. After driving the […]

Why We Must Raise the Debt Ceiling

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By Dr. Julianne Malveaux – A recent Gallup poll found that 47 percent of all Americans oppose raising the debt ceiling. Only 19 percent support raising the ceiling past its current $12.1 trillion dollar limit. The remainder of us say we don’t know enough about the debt ceiling to have an opinion. That’s part of […]

No Extortion for Debt Ceiling Vote

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By Marc H. Morial (To Be Equal #27) – “We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rarely have the divisions in American politics been more clear – or more onerous. In less than a month, on August 2nd, if […]