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Apparently, international drug cartels are increasingly using West Africa as a hub for drug shipments into Europe and North America.
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As a nation we should commit ourselves not only to the fight against terrorism, but to economic justice, defeat of the AIDS epidemic and vestiges of discriminatory policies of all kinds.
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As we enter this annual season of threat in 2005, this Congress should take the lead in preparing our Caribbean neighbors for the events to come.
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At least 23,000 civilians have also died in the Iraqi killing field and the U.S. is stuck in a quagmire.
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Clearly, African-Americans and other African and Afro-descendant populations would see the uplifting of a black cartoon character, with monkey-like lips and head and a childish demeanor, as an attempt to malign them.
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Democracies are based on the principle that their citizens participate actively in the decision-making processes of the government.
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Despite the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1963, it took two and a half years-June 1965 - for the liberation of all slaves in the United States to occur.
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Despite the struggles and challenges of the past and our passion for voting rights, we still routinely deny the right to vote to millions of ex-offenders, who have paid back their debt to society.
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For 140 years now, African-Americans have celebrated the final attainment of their freedom on the 19th of June.
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Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all.
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Hurricane season routinely strikes the Caribbean harder than the U.S.
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I am struck by how casually we as a nation react to the carnage in Iraq.
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I worry that we are losing our capacity to feel the pain of this war for which few Americans have been called to sacrifice in any way.
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I, for one, would think both about how far we have come as a country and how much further we need to go to erase racism and discrimination from our society.
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If we believe in our current penal process, then the penalties imposed by judges and juries should be the only sanctions for one's crime, not the invisible sanctions of the legislature.
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Less than half of African-American families own their own homes and they are twice as likely to be denied mortgages as whites.
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Many of the undocumented immigrants from the Caribbean islands have been living, working and making vital contributions to our country for many years.
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Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances make military service a viable career choice are dying bravely in a war with no end in sight.
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Millions of American citizens who have been convicted of crimes in the past are denied the ability to cast ballots in elections.
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Now is the time for the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe who engaged in the slave trade throughout this hemisphere to come forward in a positive way to assist in undoing the harm that was caused by their past colonial policies in the hemisphere.
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Other Caribbean cultural expressions, like food, dance and art, are becoming established in mainstream America.
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Regardless of the nature of their crime or any rehabilitation that may have occurred, these ex-felons cannot participate in the decision-making process of this great Nation.
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The brave citizens of New Orleans and the people of this nation want answers. We need to find out what went wrong on every level, so that we will be well equipped to efficiently handle another event like Hurricane Katrina and prevent something like this from happening in the future.
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The challenges African-Americans are facing today are rooted in the system of slavery.
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The Congressional Black Caucus in recent years has played a positive role in working with Afro-descendant communities in both the Caribbean and Latin America.
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The damage to Grenada from Hurricane Ivan was easily in the billions of dollars - several times more than the country's Gross Domestic Product.
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The Iraq war took priority over domestic disaster prevention.
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The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way.
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The people who couldn't get out of New Orleans to escape the storm were predominantly Black.
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The President is destroying the fabric of America with a combined policy of war, tax cuts for the wealthy, and reductions in spending for domestic needs.
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The President's policies in Iraq contributed to the slow response of federal troops who should have been on alert even before the hurricane struck.
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The United States is historically a nation of immigrants.
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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was indeed a vital instrument of democracy, ensuring the integrity and reliability of a democratic process that we as a Country hold so dear.
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There are many lessons that we, the U.S., can learn from Jamaica and its national and cultural acceptance of their past.
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There were no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein was not involved in the September 11th attack.
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Thousands of people may have been killed by hurricane Katrina and many more could die in its aftermath because of the President's refusal to heed the calls of governors for help in repairing the infrastructure in their states.
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Today many Caribbean workers can be found in the hospital, construction, service and hotel industries, but there is also a growing professional sector.
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Unfortunately, today we still face the predicament that millions of American citizens are denied their right to vote.
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We don't windsurf in Harlem.
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We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box.
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We owe it to the flood victims of New Orleans to give them truthful answers as to why this event took place and to assure our citizens that tragedies like this will never happen again.
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Without question, conditions in the Haiti are worse since Aristide's removal, and continue to deteriorate.
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