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President Obama isn’t talking to the DC media. But most heartbroken of all is Chris Matthews. O even turned him down for an interview. Matthews can now only leave messages on O’s voicemail: “Why won’t you call sweetheart? Don’t you like me anymore? Are you embarrassed that 44 out of 50 states saw unemployment rise in July? Or scared to death because of the internal polls? It’s okay lover, I promise we won’t talk about that. We can talk about fun stuff, like dogs on roofs & tax returns.

historicallyblack: “Poll tax exemption, 1898. Photo courtesy of Johnson family. “In 1889, the North Carolina legislature passed voter destruction laws requiring African Americans to take literacy tests and pay poll taxes. Unlike a lot of others, my...

The Voting Rights Act at 50

Today, there are no poll taxes or literacy tests, but the right to vote is more fragile than ever.

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Margaret Thatcher whacked with fine threat for failing to return poll tax registration form

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By Lestey Gist, The Gist of Freedom On March 31, 1870, only one month after the ratification of the 15th Amendment, Thomas Mundy Peterson (1824–1904) became the first African-American to vote under the 15th Amendment, blacks were voting in elections prior to the passage; if they were able to afford ...By Lestey Gist, The Gist of Freedom On March 31, 1870, only one month after the ratification of the 15th Amendment, Thomas Mundy Peterson (1824–1904) became the first African-American to vote…

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Social media have big debate plans

An unlikely triumvirate — Yahoo, AOL and YouTube — is working with the Commission on Presidential Debates to launch “The Voice Of,” depots on each service for people to watch the debates live and exchange views.

POLL TAX | Many Southern States adopted a Poll Tax, in the late, 1800'S. Even though the 15th Amendment gave former slaves the right to vote, many poor people, both Black and White, did not have enough money to vote.

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