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MAY DAY AND LABOR DAY

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DEMOCRATS TO BLACK VOTERS: SAVE US!! (AGAIN)

The December 12th Alabama Senate special election is the latest contest to be called a "referendum" on American President Donald Trump. Democrat candidate Doug Jones is neck...

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“Hero” — A Timely Film About Ulric Cross a Great Caribbean Pan-African Who Worked...

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