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OKP News: ColorOfChange Fights For Your Right To Vote


The 2012 US Presidential campaign season is in full swing with the Republican National Convention kicking off today, August 27th, in Tampa, FL.  If you've been keeping your eyes and ears tuned to the news, you'll know that certain factions are trying to put in place policies that may make it more difficult for minorities, those in low-income communities, youth, and the elderly at the polls this November.

Enter ColorOfChange, the largest Black online civil rights organization.

ColorOfChange recently launched Vote.ColorofChange.org dedicated to keeping voters aware of voting regulations and requirements in an effort to make sure the Black vote remains strong in this crucial election cycle.  The site offers information on voter registration, registration deadlines and procedures, ID requirements, and early voting opportunities state by state.

“The right of Black Americans to vote is under attack from the far right across the country,” said Colorofchange.org Executive Director Rashad Robinson. “ColorofChange is dedicated to making sure our community is registered and ready to vote on November 6th”

Are you ready to cast your ballot?

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Blackbird Books Publishes 'Exhale: Queer African Erotic Fiction'—a Must-Read

'Exhale: Queer African Erotic Fiction' is the delightfully risqué anthology from Blackbird Books and HOLAAfrica!. The anthology features queer writers from across Africa including Nakhane.

South African publishing house Blackbird Books has, in collaboration with HOLAAfrica!, recently published Exhale: Queer African Erotic Fiction. The delightfully risqué anthology is a compilation of stories from queer African writers across the continent. Both fresh literary voices and established ones such as the notable Nakhane, give the project a delicious mixture which is sure to cater to everyone's literary needs.
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