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Voter’s Right Act Handed Back to State Governance by Supreme Court!

Lyndon B. Johnson enacted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 only for the Supreme Court to find a key provision of the Act unnecessary today with a vote to wipe out the federal government's involvement in state voting practices, Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Lyndon B. Johnson enacted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 only for the Supreme Court to find a key provision of the Act unnecessary today with a vote to wipe out the federal government’s involvement in state voting practices, Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

A lot of us are in complete shock at the wake of certain racist attitudes and behavior that has been unearthed since President Obama became president.  But none are quite as shocking as government racists that don’t mind “coming out” so to speak.

It was a sad day in legislation on Tuesday, when the Supreme court decided to knock the wind out of the Voting Rights Act almost 50 years to the date after it was enacted by former President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965, by returning the governance of the voting process back to each state.  The key provision that kept the checks and balances of fair play in tact when it came to the voting process and rights of minorities in this country were chopped off in one fell swoop with their vote.

There are no amount of soliloquy’s and/or eloquent speeches we can use here to describe the many lives that have been lost for naught in the decision that could cause this country to repeat a history so completely replete with hatred and dishonor to explain away the racist regard of John Roberts.  But even more ironically, one of his colleagues, Clarence Thomas, which is believed to be an African American agrees with him.  Roberts has expressed his disdain with the provision called option 5 and the Voting Rights Act for at least 30 years, but we can say, that’s understandable.  But of course, Affirmative Action is unnecessary to Clarence Thomas as well.   Continue reading

Chemotherapy Pioneer Jane Cooke Wright Dies at 93

Dr. Jane Cooke Wright was a trailblazer in cancer treatment making chemotherapy a standard treatment for cancer patients.

Dr. Jane Cooke Wright was a trailblazer in cancer treatment making chemotherapy a standard treatment for cancer patients.

Black History Month has ended, but we don’t adhere to the 28 day limit on recognition of African American excellence.

Dr. Jane Cooke Wright was a pioneer in cancer treatment.  She spearheaded the treatment of chemotherapy as a standard treatment for cancer patients.  She died at home in Guttenberg, New Jersey at the age of 93 on February 19.

Medicine was in Wright’s blood.  Her father, Dr. Louis Tompkins Wright, was also a well-respected physician who was the first African American doctor to be appointed to a staff position at a New York municipal hospital.  He also became the first African American police surgeon, according to the Afro’s report from the National Institutes of Health. Continue reading