Daily Archive: October 28, 2013

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    Michelle Obama Slams GOP Shutdown at Obamacare Fundraiser

    First Lady Michelle Obama made her case for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and slammed the GOP for the government shutdown on Friday during a Women’s Leadership Forum Conference in Washington, D.C., reports Politico.com. “When a small group of folks in Congress shuts down our government to try to shut down Obamacare, and we watch a …

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    NAACP President Ben Jealous Attacks Voter Suppression Laws

    (AP) — The president of the NAACP says laws that aim to undermine the coalition that helped elect President Barack Obama are the No. 1 issue facing Americans. Benjamin Jealous told a Salt Lake City audience on Friday that the nation’s power structure has seen the way blacks, Hispanics and students of all races are voting and it r …

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    ‘Treme’ Star Sues Macy’s, NYPD For Racial Profiling

    Rob Brown, 29, a Brooklyn-based actor who starred in Finding Forrester with Sean Connery and in HBO’s Treme, says he was handcuffed in Macy’s Herald Square for shopping while Black and has filed a lawsuit against the department store and the NYPD, reports the New York Post. …