Troy Davis Execution Delayed

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*+-Sharon Kyle: Troy Davis’ execution which was scheduled for September 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm did not occur. The state authorities delayed the execution as they wait to hear from the United States Supreme Court.

Troy Anthony Davis – The Final Day

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*+-Troy Anthony Davis, a potentially innocent man, is now set to be executed in Georgia TODAY. But there are still a few hours left, and your help could save Troy Davis’ life.

Troy Anthony Davis Execution Scheduled

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*+-Amnesty International says this execution would be unconscionable, especially as doubts about Troy Davis’ guilt have never been erased. However, Supreme Court Justices Thomas and Scalia maintain that if a defendant receives a fair trial, is convicted and sentenced, actual innocence is not grounds to forbid an execution.

“The Help” Reflects the Racial Divide, Then and Now

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*+-Sharon Kyle: In a culture where “whiteness” is rarely mentioned and hardly ever critically examined it is not surprising that the women in my church saw the story as heartwarming and uplifting. I, on the other hand, saw this as just another story of the black experience as viewed through the white lens.

Super Committee to the Rescue

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*+-The recent debt ceiling negotiation wrestling match resulted in the United States losing its AAA credit rating and also resulted in the creation of a new committee. The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the Supercommittee or Super Congress, was created by the Budget Control Act of 2011 on August 2.

Blacks and Obama

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*+-Sharon Kyle: Even though blacks in America are suffering more than most during this economic crisis, they are least likely to complain that the Obama administration policies are not benefiting them.

Black Leaders Rebuke Obama

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*+-Sharon Kyle; President Obama has the wrong team Cornel West told a reporter. The poor, particularly blacks and browns are suffering under his leadership.

Prison-Based Gerrymandering

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*+-Sharon Kyle: Prison-based gerrymandering may result in the loss of both federal dollars and political representation for struggling inner-city districts.

Thank You Daddy

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*+-Sharon Kyle: This picture of my parents was taken in August 2004. They were dancing at my daughter’s wedding. They look like a happy couple but at the time, my father was living in Maryland and my mother, California. They hadn’t been married since the 1970’s.

Social Security and The Koch Lies

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*+-The Koch brothers have poured millions of dollars into conservative think tanks that crank out studies claiming Social Security is going broke. Their solutions – raise the retirement age and turn your contributions over to the casino of Wall Street. The short and gripping video from Brave New Films, “Social Security Echo Chamber,” traces the origins of these Koch-funded lies.

The History Lesson Sarah Palin Really Needs

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*+-Sharon Kyle: There’s a market for all things “Sarah” — which explains the media’s behavior. They cover her, the public eats it up, they make money, she makes money. No harm, no foul. Well, not quite. We’ve all heard about the Paul Revere gaffe but what about what she said at Bedloe Island?

How Your Home Fills with Carbon

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*+-Sharon Kyle: Reducing carbon emissions will not stabilize the climate, going carbon negative for a long time might. As long as we get power from fossil fuel-fired power plants we cannot even hope to have a stable climate.