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McDonald’s losing the fast food fight

In the fast food fight for customer spending, one restaurant giant is struggling while rivals scoop up diners’ dollars.

Last week, McDonald’s reported its global comparable sales fell again, dropping 0.7 percent in the second quarter.

Meanwhile, comps at Burger … Read the rest


Not a black journalist in sight

Fewer black US reporters than in 1968

America’s newspapers, including many that for years decried the lack of black representation in Congress, on Wall Street and in corporate boardrooms, have not increased the percentage of African-Americans in newsrooms above 1968 levels — and may have even cut … Read the rest


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#Blacklives pepper-sprayed in Cleveland

Cleveland police had to use pepper spray against activists attending the national convention of the Movement for Black Lives. Scuffles and arrests were reported after the weekend conference wrapped-up and people poured onto the streets

Hundreds of activists from across … Read the rest


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Trump’s top insults

2016 GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been hurling insult after insult on the campaign trail.

Trump has let loose on both Democrats and Republicans, rival candidates, lawmakers, journalists and even pop culture icons.

He blasted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), … Read the rest






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Obama’s secret racial database

A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial … Read the rest



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AFFH a lever to racially re-engineer America

HUD Secretary Julian Castro has announced the finalization of the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. A front-page article preemptively defending the move appears in today’s Washington Post.

The final rule is 377 pages, vastly longer than the preliminary … Read the rest