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Youth Defending The Dream: Taking On Conservative Powerhouse ALEC

In a time where human rights are under heavy attack, ALEC is the organization that's at the center of it all.

As the nation begins to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech, young activists and leaders across the country are marching in solidarity to the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

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President Obama, Want to Help Black Boys? Don’t Nominate a Racial Profiler to Head Homeland Security

Obama says black boys don't feel validated here in America?Then he shouldn't be appointing Raymond Kelly to the Department of Homeland Security.


Many of us watched last Friday as President Obama held a surprise press conference in which he addressed Trayvon Martin's case and briefly touched on the issue of race in America. For some, the words he spoke were long overdue. For others, they fell on deaf ears—Obama's rhetoric doesn't match his policies or action.

A perfect example of this would be what took place earlier in the week, before the press conference. Obama hinted at nominating NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security. This is troublesome for the obvious reason. Kelly has been a long-time advocate and firm supporter of the stop and frisk policies used by NYPD to, among other things, get weapons off the streets. The problem is that these policies don't produce the desired outcomes.

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