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Justice for Voters in Texas and Florida – NYTimes.com

Republicans in Texas and Florida have been in the vanguard of the pernicious, widespread efforts to suppress voting by Hispanics and blacks. Fortunately, federal courts are seeing these efforts for what they are: a variation on the racist laws that disenfranchised millions before those tactics were outlawed by the Voting Rights Act.

A three-judge panel of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday unanimously rejected Texas’s voter ID law, which required court approval to take effect. The court described the law, known as SB 14, as “the most stringent in the country.”

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ABWW Hater of Day AGAIN: Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson

Only a select few men get to be Hater of the Day twice, but this black woman hating, recently unemployed jock and reality show wash out deserves it.

A few years ago Chad “Ochocinco’ Johnsonson was on top of the world. He was a highly paid wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2010, after fathering four children with black women, he declared that his preference in women was everything but African African American on his reality show, The Ultimate Catch. In an instant he told his daughters they were ugly and unacceptable to their father. Johnson demeaned the mothers , grandmother and aunts of this children. What does that say to his sons? This pig has millions for his wedding, but fought to reduce his child support, resulting in the foreclosure of the home of his own flesh and blood.

Chad got his wish when he recently married Hispanic reality star, Evelyn Lozada. Her antics on Basketball Wives include drink throwing, epic cuss outs and she is not above the occasional heifer fight. Less than six months after their wedding he has been arrested for domestic battery on that delicate flower (I mean candidate for the insane asylum) of his desires. He was dropped from his contract with dropped from his contract with the Miami Dolphins and the proposed reality show about this couple we all know would last was scuttled. So next time a he-man-black-woman-hater spews the same old line bring up this woman-beating, sad-ass.

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Cuba’s Idalys Ortiz wins women’s Olympic judo gold!

Idalys Ortiz

Cuban men have a remarkable boxing tradition with  Teófilo Stevenson and Félix Savón  as two of only three boxers to win three Olympic gold medals in three consecutive games.  Cuban women also have lesser known olympic history in the martial art of Judo, but have not won a gold  since Driulis González in the 1996 Atlanta games. Recently, Cuban women have  been on the comeback trail, with three silver medals at the Beijing Olympics.

Idalys Ortiz,  was the youngest judo medalist, had to be satisfied with a bronze medal at the Beijing games. The judoka had a triumphant comeback, winning the women’s Olympic +78kg category title in the 2012 games. Ortiz, 22 is seeded at number six in international competition, beat Japan’s Mika Sugimoto after she was awarded the win by the referee and two judges as the fight finished scoreless after extra time.  After her win the exuberant Ortiz jumped for joy and exclaimed, “it’s a dream!  Now that I have achieved this, I feel very happy and I thank everyone who has contributed. My family … everyone who trusted me.”

Check out her golden performance  

Photo exhibit with artful focus on women writers – NY Daily News

Brooklyn based Black Latina photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn debutes her exhibit featuring photos of 36 women that opens “Her Word As Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora,” this December at the Skylight Gallery in Bedford-Stuyvesant. “I wanted to do something from the disaspora, and of course Latinas are a part of the diaspora,” said Barrayn, 32. “We are all over the world.”

via Photo exhibit with artful focus on women writers – NY Daily News.

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