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Regarding Race

How do you feel about the idea that in order to truly become a post-racial country that the only and true solution is disregarding race altogether(ie: there is no white or black race, but ONLY the human race)? This could become a reality if evolution is taught more thoroughly with emphasis added that ALL humans on Earth ALL come from Africa. Much like what Richard Dawkins has said, we are all Africans and thus a big human family. What are your thoughts on this?
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Your comments on This Week with George S.

Mr. Jones, your comments on This Week with George S. about police and race were the most reasonable and balanced I've heard in this debate. Kudos to you - how do we move forward and create positive change?
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Young, black social entrepreneur walks 108 miles to spread love, learning and communication

Jamil "The Governor" Aaron is about to reach the steps of the US Capitol. He started out on Black Friday at the steps of the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond and has walked over 108 miles to bring his message of Green Thought to the leaders of this nation. Green Thought is using love, learning and communication to solve problems, and he and the Eye C U Community have ideas on how to use it to unify the country. He would like to speak with anyone who wants to do the same. Let's stop living in fear, ignorance and isolation and start coming together to find solutions! You can find out more at www.eyecuonline.com or facebook.com/eyecuonline.
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Where are the feds when we complain about injustice?

Please read Ethan Brown story about Jeff Davis Murders and how justice will never prevail.
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Dec 17, 2014
  Remember the so-called “Obama Stimulus”? I’ve always been a little surprised by how little attention the media has given the $787 billion American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) over these past five years. The “stimulus” was complex, controversial and costly — but incredibly, follow-up coverage has been barely a mere blip on the radar. Someone should do something about that. And, luckily, two film-makers are. This month, I met DC-based documentary filmmakers Brandon Kramer and Lance Kramer of Meridian Hill Pictures. I got a first-hand look at their new feature film, City of Trees. The film tells the story... ... more
Nov 21, 2014
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Aug 07, 2014
(CNN) -- Sometimes the hardest thing is to say "no" to a friend. All the more reason to applaud the bravery of Lee Saunders and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. A few months ago, the United Negro College Fund accepted a $25 million grant from Charles and David Koch to support scholarships for minority students. It raised more than a few eyebrows. After all, everyone -- including me -- reveres the college fund. Its contribution to the cause of equal opportunity is legendary. But few people still alive have done more to promote policies that hurt African-Americans... ... more