Daily Archive: October 17, 2013

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    Shutdown Over: House Passes Bill 285-144

    UPDATE: 11:07 PM EST, 10/16/2013: “Now that the bill has passed the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, the president plans to sign it tonight and employees should expect to return to work in the morning,” Office of Management and Budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell said in a statement posted on WhiteHouse.gov. “Employees s …

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    MLK Lawyer Slams King Estate Over Harry Belafonte Dispute

    In a sad turn of events, civil rights activist Harry Belafonte is suing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s estate. Belafonte, who helped financially support MLK’s family at times, has filed a lawsuit over ownership of historic documents. Today on “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin spoke with MLK’s former lawyer Clarence Jones to discuss the dispute. Jones …

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    Cory Booker Defeats Steve Lonegan In US Senate Election

    (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, giving the rising Democratic star a bigger political stage after a race against conservative Steve Lonegan, a former small-town mayor. Booker, 44, will become the first black senator from New Jersey and heads to Washington with an unusual political resume. He was raised in suburban Harington Park as the son of two of the first black IBM executives, and graduated from Stanford and law school at Yale with a stint in between as a Rhodes Scholar before moving to one of Newark’s toughest neighborhoods with the intent of doing good. …

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    Black Columnist Says Gay People Bring Hostility Into Public Space

    For the life of me, I will never understand the kind of Black conservative that longs to be nestled under the bosom of stupid, indignant White conservatives, hoping to get an animal cookie–or better yet, ogled like a baby kangaroo at the National Zoo. Before you even dare suggest it, I’m not referring to the likes of Colin Powell or even Condoleezza …