Daily Archive: November 5, 2013

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Opinion

JFK: Black America’s Great White Hope

LEE DANIELS (NNPA)–Before assuming the presidency in 1960, John F. Kennedy barely paid attention to any Black American beyond his valet, and he intended to follow that approach during the first four of what he expected would be his eight years in office. As the Civil Rights Movement exploded across the land, he tried mightily to keep it from wrecking his mutually wary relationship with a Congress dominated by the Democrats’ Southern segregationist bloc and their Republican allies. Even as late as the August 1963 March on Washington, two months after he had proposed the legislation that became the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he tried to, first, dissuade the civil rights leadership from staging it, and then, to limit its scope.

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National

Racial inequality costs U.S. trillions

La June Montgomery Tabron CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation (the nation’s fifth largest philanthropy) one of the creators of the report. (PRNewsFoto/W.K. Kellogg Foundation) by Zenitha Prince (NNPA)–Racial inequity has wreaked a tremendous economic toll on the United States to the tune of trillions of dollars, a newly released report found.