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Byronspeaks is committed to examining who and what we are as a society based on the ideals of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

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Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs, are specialized entities that provide lending, investments and other financial services in economically distressed communities. A provision of the massive $787 billion stimulus law... more

Under the leadership of People for the American Way, the African American Ministers Leadership Council (AAMLC) was formed. Ministers organize around five core issues central to African Americans: civic participation,... more

How and why did the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement decide to take on Birmingham, which was the cradle of segregation? We'll spend an hour with former associate of Martin Luther King, Jack O'Dell.

The upcoming special election is the final piece to close a projected $42 billion deficit. With six propositions on the ballot, we ask what do voters need to know, and what will happen if the propositions go down to defeat?

Does money make a difference in public education? This is the question raised in the new book, "The Money Myth: School Resources and Outcomes and Equity" (Russell Sage Foundation 2009). We will discuss this question with author and... more

We will explore the senseless violence occurring in urban as well as suburban communities in America. Is this a trend?

With recent court rulings along with legislative actions in Vermont and Washington DC, are we now on a track that will ultimately place same-gender marriage under the protection of the 14th Amendment?

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