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Let the UN inspections continue
Jessie Jackson, Jr.
Congressman from Chicago
while Iraq has been more cooperative on process and less cooperative on substance, their recommendation is to give inspections more time, to give the inspectors a chance, and give diplomacy an opportunity to bring about a peaceful resolution to the problems in Iraq.

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Black and white affirmative action; why not eliminate both?
Frank A. Jones
There is little talk about white affirmative action. Were there no white affirmative action, there would be no need for ethnic affirmative Eliminate the first, white affirmative action, and there is a need for the second.

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Whispers of Greg Hodge for mayor; a problem for Brown's man?
Gibbs staff

Already there is talk about Hodge as a viable candidate for Mayor of Oakland after Brown is gone. But from Jerry Brown's political grab bag, he has ordained, as one priest does to another, Don Perata to run for mayor after him.

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Frank A. Jones
Only the heartless would not grieve with the families and relatives who lost their brave loved ones in the Columbia disaster Saturday. We mourn with the families and with this nation. Those brave souls are examples, however, of the cost of truth and discovery.

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Historical Black Colleges and Universities are alive and well
Gibbs Staff
Rod Paige announced some time ago that President George W. Bush's budget request for the Education Department will include more than $350 million for programs that will strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGIs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)—an increase of more than $12 million over current funding levels.



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What about blacks who are disabled, have they a history this month?
Leroy Moore
You wouldn't think that disabled blacks had a history when Black History Month comes around. For 10-years or so I've been on a search for black disabled people's contributions to mainstream society and to the black and disabled communities, but it's almost as if we don't exist.
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HUD Study shows white discrimination against nonwhites down by 17%, but white affirmative action still at 25%
HUD
The Department of Housing and Urban Development reported the findings of one of the periodic tests for discrimination they conduct. This test indicated that white discrimination against Black and Brown Americans has actually gone down by 17%, but it is still up by 25% of the time.
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The Black Panther Party: a vital part of Black History
Susan Robinson
The Black Panther Party was founded in October I966 by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, both student activists at Merritt College in Oakland CA. This is Black History Month; how much do you know?


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The life and achievements of Mary McLeod Bethune, educator
Susan Robinson

In 1904 Bethune founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls. The original students at this school were Bethune’s son, Albert, and five little girls who were charged fifty cents tuition a week.

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"The path of the just is as a shining light that gets brighter unto a perfect day."
Bible
POETRY

REGAIN
nights are lonely and days are frozen unable to sleep though most nights I want to try so hard not to cry reality i should be fine yet sleeping in the bed I made the ole me did fade... faded and can't get back what was lost abused misused a spirit awaken with an extreme cost only if you knew the price... sacrifice too much soul crunched crushed REGAIN F a s T as my captor laughs makes fun because mistaken the one I thought was mine never was mine turned out to be nothing but obvious lies would rather sign up for war and fight a cause then to take care of yours... no one to blame difficult to mention the name MANY encounter the same every moment is a moment that ticks away my own shame... what was was now is o v v v e r not ever to be regained... unable and no longer want to play an intrigued conquerors "no one wins" game... Myself will REGAIN []
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Solitaire
Sovereign state Full of wishing wells Spades and all He's dug his sleep Down here, Where a singular passivity awakes Mind your own And I'll mind mine, He says, To brood where others Fall to bruise So rather they look up And then peer down As curiosity to love a quiet one Draws near "Won't you fill me up?" they call from here , No, lower the bucket Little by little Dangling over A wishful state Full of sovereign wells And insular eyes Flood over these rocks My possibilities Hearts and all Are night No more spot-light On this lost Forgotten fate Down here, Down here… Where safety swims Alone And darkness plays a hand, Undealt. []


Do Lies Live Forever?
Are
they like the homeless, who wander around, looking for a place to rest, for a bed, to sing sweet songs in,// Or are they like the birds who fly to nest in the wrong direction, to a place they don't belong in,// Perhaps, they are the dreams we would forget// Or the songs that play our soul's regret// But are they not untouchable? // How else does the heart disguise? or the mind beguile? or the consciousness protect?// Compelling to the touch they grasp to the ear and are held tightly in the eyes…// Of a truth seeker coveting (in disservice to his goal) his own indiscretions// Now by whose discretion do we uncover his? With these vows that embrace "Til death do us part", in us, in him Do we not see our fate?// That if lies are to live forever, so must we. []

two poems by
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Like a bird

I wish I could sing like a bird and fly so much higher than they soar I want more out of life I want Heaven's ear to listen to my like Amazing Grace I want to sound sweet but better to taste Can I pour out my heart and soul and fill your cup Or will you still remain empty Feed me love I'll digest joy and pain Then defecate the remains Teach me with wisdom That i should become wise Child in a lost tribe I adapt and survive my condition Kept stagnant in a concrete jungle My spirit moves me past life Where I can see things from high I can sing like an Angel My belly full with bread Light radiates glory Eternal promise fulfilled But still, I am here Trapped in a cage All my days spent trying to sing Like a bird.
Aaron
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