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    Sharpton Releases Statement on Meeting With Obama, Holder on Voting Rights

    “PoliticsNation” host and National Action Network founder, Rev. Al Sharpton, released the following statement after meeting with President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down sections of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965: Today the United States President and Attorney General met with a …

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    Let Us Build: Will Obama’s Black Supporters Demand More?

    (AP) — When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief. That encouraged those leaders to try to leverage more attention from both Obama and Congress. Although they waver over how much to …