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Black Investors Cautiously Optimistic On Economy

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While some segments of the economy remain in a slump and unemployment remains high for many African Americans, the niche of black investors report “high levels of confidence” in their financial future, according to a recent nationwide financial survey released April 10.

Issue Of The Week LV: Conservative & Liberal Lawmakers Concerned About Proposed Immigration Reform Legislation

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Immigration reform legislation, one of the surest paths to reducing racism in America by removing anger and disdain toward minorities, was unveiled in the Senate on April 16 and immediately criticized by both liberals and conservatives, leaving its fate uncertain.

"This has something for everybody to hate," said Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.

Conservatives & Liberals Fear Ramifications Of Immigration Reform

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Conservatives & Liberals Fear Ramifications Of Immigration Reform

Immigration reform legislation, one of the surest paths to reducing racism in America by removing anger and disdain toward minorities, was unveiled in the Senate on April 16 and immediately criticized by both liberals and conservatives, leaving its fate uncertain.

"This has something for everybody to hate," said Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.

Minority Vote Suppressed Among Non-Violent Felons in Florida

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The number of former, non-violent felony offenders now allowed to vote in Florida has slowed so significantly even less of them are now exercising that basic right than in 2007, the last time specific legislation was enacted to make the process more amendable.

But since Republican Gov. Rick Scott took office in 2011, not only has he instituted such tactics as prolonged waiting periods to stymie such progress, civil liberty activists now consider the state’s rights restoration policies the most restrictive in all the nation.

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