For Immediate Release
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167
NAACP and Tea Party
Gray is author of the books The Decline of Black Politics: From
Malcolm X to Barack Obama and Waiting for Lightning to Strike:
The Fundamentals of Black Politics. He argues that the real needs of
African Americans, including dealing with unemployment, inadequate
housing and wars, are being unmet.
Dixon is managing editor of Black
Agenda Report. He just wrote the piece "Tea
Partyers, Fox News, 'Negativity' Against the President? Are These
Really Black America's Most Pressing Problems?"
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