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Former President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation has proved the gift that’s kept on giving for Black and Brown communities in America.

Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act – better known as Obamacare – has helped cut the U.S. uninsured rate nearly in half while significantly reducing racial and ethnic disparities in both insurance coverage and access to care – particularly in states that expanded their Medicaid programs, according to a new report issued by the Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit that promotes a high-performing healthcare system.

Obamacare has reduced racial and ethnic disparities in both insurance coverage and access to care — particularly in states that expanded their Medicaid programs, the report’s authors noted.

While much of that progress occurred between 2013 and 2016, federal data show that more than 5 million people gained coverage between 2020 and early 2022, driving the uninsured rate down to a historic low of 8 percent.

General Discussion Forum / Re: R.I.P to Lance Reddick
« on: March 22, 2023, 09:50:03 AM »
I also loved his character on the Wire. R.I.P. Lance Reddick

The Fairness Doctrine would not past constitutional muster under the current judicial interpretation of the First Amendment.

African Americans are 10 times more likely to die of gun violence than other races. African American males are 23 times more likely to experience gun related homicide than whites!! If you're a Black male between the ages of 16 - 40 you are truly at risk. Probability is that most of us have had a loved one or close friend die by gun violence. At what point do we begin prioritizing gun violence? Oh there's plenty of prevention programs and community outreach programs and largely they do not work. Prevention will never work without tough punishment to balance it out.

Few criminals fear the consequences of taking a Black life.  27 states have abolished capital punishment and in the ones that do allow it a prisoner can stay on death row for d@mn near 20 years. That needs to stop.  North Carolina averages over 500 gun homicides per year yet there has been no death row execution since 2006. This is a problem! We need more capital punishment convictions and the pace of executions to increase significantly. For that to happen, we must prioritize gun violence and we must be willing to elect people who are willing to create tougher sentencing laws for gun violence, regardless of party affiliation. I know most of us are afraid of the optics but I'm tired of seeing heartbroken mothers on tv everyday crying over a murdered child. It's time for African American communities and leadership to take a tougher stance on crime.

I do not believe the possibility of receiving a death sentence will reduce crimes committed with firearms.  I could be wrong but I believe there is no empirical evidence that the existence of the death penalty reduces murders committed with firearms.

Greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to increase, exacerbating the challenge world leaders face in preventing the impacts of climate change from worsening, the United Nations warns in its latest climate report.

Emissions in 2019 were about 12% higher than they were in 2010 and 54% higher than they were in 1990, largely due to increases in fossil fuel production, industrial activities and methane emissions, the report, released Monday by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, states.

As a result, human-caused climate change is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in every region across the globe, leading to widespread adverse impacts and related losses and damages to nature and people, according to the report.

The window of opportunity to secure a livable and sustainable future is "rapidly" closing, the report states. It will take a "quantum leap in climate action" to mitigate global warming, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement.

"Humanity is on thin ice -- and that ice is melting fast," Guterres said.

Yes, The New York Times reports that Studies Weekly, whose curriculum is used in 45,000 schools throughout the country, made a disturbing update to its lesson about Parks’s historic Montgomery bus boycott. In the lesson that’s currently used, segregation is clearly defined with text that reads: “The law said African Americans had to give up their seats on the bus if a white person wanted to sit down.” But in an updated version, it’s as though race doesn’t exist at all. “She was told to move to a different seat,” it simply reads.

WM, since you retired, have they asked you to serve on this (The Conviction Review Unit) panel?

Nope. I did serve on a sentencing reform committee. I'm making a little money co-counseling on a couple of cases.


He's for Dem-O-Rat policies... I live [leave] it to you IDIOT.

So, Oldsport, it appears you have no proof that Biden agrees with a minor changing their gentials without parental consent.  :shrug:

You calling me names is not proof. You saying Biden is a democrat is not proof. The two articles you linked  said nothing about Biden condoning minors changing genitalia without parental consent.

Please stop making false claims on this site.

You K----s are damn IDIOTS. It's unfortunate so many K----s are following leftist Dem-O-Rats straight to hell. Of course, you K----s don't believe there's such a place waiting for you asses...worse you don't believe there's a God like most good leftist.

Can you show us proof that Biden agrees with minors changing their genitalia without parental consent?

Oldsport, is there a link to the source of your assertions in the lead post?

Let me ask you K----, would you want your minor son or daughter undergo gender transitioned? And more disturbingly undergo gender transition without your consent.

Where is the link to the source that states Biden agrees with minors changing their genitalia without parental consent?

Oldsport, is there a link to the source of your assertions in the lead post?


RIP Bobby

General Discussion Forum / Re: The use of the term 'MA'AM'....?
« on: March 15, 2023, 12:24:33 PM »
I guess it's to each his own. :shrug: I posted a while back that I knew I was old because "everyone" called me sir. Every now and then, a young Black man will call me "unc." I don't mind it. I've been called "OG" once by one of my younger fraternity brothers. 

Politics / Re: “Woke “ ?
« on: March 15, 2023, 12:08:48 PM »
We've allowed white supremacists to control the narrative AGAIN.


Please give us your definition of woke.

It's in the dictionary: : aware of and actively attentive to important societal facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice)

I'm fairly certain that is how most Black people define woke.

The dictionary also gives the conservative definition as well:

2. disapproving : politically liberal (as in matters of racial and social justice) especially in a way that is considered unreasonable or extreme

Example: The national conservatives view today’s liberals as woke cultural warriors who pose an existential threat to the nation and its traditions

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