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Why would a Black “Lifelong Democrat” Do an Ad for Va Republican Candidate Cuccinelli?

Lot of folks in Virginia have seen this ad for Ken Cuccinelli, Republican State Attorney General who is running for governor…

And were lef wondering why an obviously educated black woman could do this. Well…It may have something to do with – Tichi Pinkney Eppes, the woman in the ad,  filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection during the week the Cuccinelli campaign began airing an ad featuring the lifelong Democrat’s support for Cuccinelli’s education policy.

Hmmmm….Got paid? I certainly hope so.

Home foreclosure won’t impact school board seat

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) –  Richmond School Board Member Tichi Pinkney-Eppes’ home is in foreclosure and 9th district representative has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection.

“As a result of being elected to the school board I was let go from full-time employment with Communities in Schools of Richmond citing conflict of interest,” Pinkney-Eppes explained in a statement. “This substantial decrease in income has made it increasingly difficult to honor my financial obligations.  I decided the most appropriate way to manage my debt was to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy allowing me to reorganize my debt and still pay my creditors.”

That bankruptcy filing has allowed Eppes to stay in her home, thus not impacting her seat on Richmond School Board. Eppes’ home was scheduled to be auctioned off this week.

 
 

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Bad News For The Fright-Wingers!

This is indeed going to send the fright-wingers and their captive Uncle Tom squad into conniptions…

Black folks are going to vote, again!

New poll finds blacks motivated to vote in November

Democrats facing strong headwinds this election season have at least one reason for optimism. A poll found that the party’s large African-American voting bloc is eager to stay involved even without President Barack Obama on the ballot.

About two-thirds of black adults in four states say they are closely following news about the upcoming November elections, and between 74 percent and 80 percent say they are very likely to vote, according to the poll, conducted by the nonpartisan Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The organization surveyed 500 African-Americans in each state — Missouri, Indiana, Arkansas and South Carolina — all of which have Senate races in November.

How many of those voters follow through with their intentions will help determine if Democrats hold control of Congress. In many competitive congressional districts, blacks make up a quarter of the electorate, and they vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. Their surge during Obama’s 2008 victory is widely credited with helping sweep many Democrats into office who might have otherwise lost.

David Bositis, a researcher at the institute who directed the poll, said turnout will surely be lower than the poll’s findings. But he said the numbers suggest continued enthusiasm.

“I think the Obama election and the fact that there is an African-American president is something of a game-changer,” he said. “African-Americans feel like they have a real investment in President Obama … I think it’s a major motivating factor.”

The poll found that the economy and health care reform are the top two issues on black voters’ minds heading into the midterm election.

Blame it on the boogie…indeed!

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2010 in Black History

 

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