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Corralling The Crack Vote – The Gantt Report

AFRICANGLOBE - When Dale Padgett and Jim Rathbun coordinated Republican legislative campaigns in the Sunshine State years ago they hired a Black political consultant to handle all of their statewide media production and placement. Yes, it was a Black political consultant that wrote Republican ads calling for the death penalty, lower taxes and other conservative-type issues.

Mississippi GOP Playing Games With Black Votes

AFRICANGLOBE - Fifty years after the Freedom Summer, Black voters in Mississippi are expected to face challenges once again when they go to vote in the Republican Senate runoff between six-term incumbent Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. In a state with perhaps the most complex and ugliest history of racism in the union, one that has become a symbol of all that is wrong and backwards with the United States, African Americans still have to worry when they show up to vote Tuesday, but it’s much more complicated this time.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses Primary To Tea Party Challenger

AFRICANGLOBE - The majority leader in the US House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, was defeated by a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday night in a shock primary election result that may turn out to be the biggest upset of the year in American politics.

Jesse Jackson: ‘Tea Party is the Resurrection of the Confederacy’

AFRICANGLOBE - The Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a Tuesday interview with a national news outlet that there’s no question about it — Republicans are constantly pushing the race button on all matters of policy and politics, and tea party activists are akin to redneck racist throwbacks from the Civil War era.

‘Moral Monday’ in North Carolina Shows the Way for Others to...

AFRICANGLOBE - North Carolina — once poster child for the New South — now displays the nightmares spawned by the Tea Party right no longer restrained by the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court’s conservative gang of five disemboweled it in the Shelby case.

Charlie Rangel: Tea Party Is Bunch Of ‘White Crackers’

AFRICANGLOBE - In an interview with the Daily Beast published Friday, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested Tea Partiers are the "same group" who fought for segregation during the Civil Rights movement.

Allen West; The Most Dangerous Man in America Loses Re-election Bid

Republican Rep. Allen West, the Army veteran who came to Congress two years ago in the conservative Tea Party wave, fell short Tuesday in...

Tea Party Republicans Attempting To Re-Fight the Civil War Says Jesse...

"The first Sunday in March, 1965, we marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama for the right to vote. That movement to...

Tea Party Groups In Tennessee Demand Textbooks Overlook Slavery

A little more than a year after the conservative-led state board of education in Texas approved massive changes to its school textbooks to put slavery in a more "positive light," another group of white supremacist Tea Party activists in Tennessee has renewed its push to whitewash school textbooks. The group is seeking to remove references to slavery and mentions of the country's founders being slave traders and owners.