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April 14, 2014  

Obama Still Telling Blacks: ‘Tote That Barge, Lift That Bale’ (Part 1)

Detroit Files Third Bankruptcy-Exit Plan Over Major Protest

President Obama, the keynote speaker Friday (April 11) at the National Action Network’s 16th annual convention in New York, brought his all-too-familiar message to its marginalized minions: “Your only hope is the Democratic Party, and you are duty-bound to support it, unless you want to suffer the catastrophic consequences of a Republican win.”

So warned Obama, now proudly embracing the heretofore avoided and snubbed Al Sharpton.

Leid Stories analyzes Obama’s speech, examining its factual errors, deliberate omissions, and multiple, persistent offenses to African American identity, culture and history.

The City of Detroit today is expected to submit to federal Judge Steven Rhodes its third version of a bankruptcy-exit plan, forecasting solvency by Oct. 15. City unions and hundreds of other petitioners, however, are dead set against the draconian cuts Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is proposing in his bid to settle the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy in record time.     

Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan-African News Wire and Detroit organizer for the Workers World Party, reports.

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