July 25 August 7, 2013


Counties with High Life Expectancy Most Likely Voted for Obama


New studies show that life expectancy in the United States continues to climb, but not as fast as in other industrialized nations.  A look at recently released life expectancy by county data shows that in the 2012 elections:

  • Those in counties with a higher life expectancy were more likely to have voted for President Obama.
  • The President’s support among Whites with low life expectancy was very  low.

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Females – Highest life expectancy (years on left)

85.0- Marin County, California – 74% Obama – (3% Black)
84.9 -Montgomery County, Maryland – 68% Obama – (17% Black)
84.6- Collier County, Florida – 64% Romney - (7% Black)
84.5-Santa Clara County, California – 70% Obama – (3% Black)
84.5- Fairfax County, VA – 59% Obama – (9% Black)
84.4- San Francisco County, CA - 83% Obama – (6% Black)

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Males – Highest life expectancy (years on left)

81.7-Fairfax County, Virginia – 59% Obama – (9% Black)
81.7-Gunnison County, Colorado - 58% Obama -  (.4% Black)
81.7-Pitkin County, Colorado - 68% Obama - (.7% Black)
81.6-Montgomery County, MD - 68% Obama – (17 % Black)
81.4-Marin County, California - 74% Obama – (3% Black)
81.4-Douglass County, Colorado -  62% Romney - (1% Black)



Females – Lowest life expectancy (years on left)
72.7-Perry County, Kentucky – 79% Romney –  (8% Black)
72.9-McDowell County, Kentucky – 64% Romney – (10% Black)
73.4-Tunica County, Mississippi – 79% Obama – (74% Black)
73.4-Quitman County, Mississippi – 71% Obama – (70% Black)
73.7-Petersburg, Virginia  - 90% Obama - (79% Black)
73.9-Sunflower County, Mississippi – 73% Obama - (73% Black)

Male - Lowest life expectancy (years on left)
63.9-McDowell County, West Virginia - 64% Romney – (10% Black)
65.0-Bolivar County, Mississippi - 69% Obama – (64% Black)
66.5-Perry County, Kentucky - 79% Romney – (1.5 % Black)
66.6-Floyd County, Kentucky - 66% Romney - (0.7% Black)
66.7-Tunica County, Mississippi - 79% Obama – (74% Black)
66.7-Quitman County, Mississippi -71% Obama – (70% Black)

National Black Theatre Festival

The National Black Theater Festival starts Monday, July 29 and ends Saturday, August 3 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The festival takes place every other year.  “It is absolutely the best kept secret in Black theater.  Very affordable.   Many plays offered at two plays for one low price,” shares POH Snippets subscriber Vance Davis.


POH Gives Away Desktop, Printer and Desk to Charity

POH has added PC-91 Fax Paper with the Dell printer, computer desk and desktop computer it would like to give away to a charity with the hope of finding at least a lead to someone donating a laptop and/or projector to the POH Gambian Education Partnership (POHGEP). All donations to POHGEP are tax deductible. For information call 202-583-3438.

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BZB Invites You to Ghana

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Juanita “BZB” Britton is returning to Ghana where Akan King Nana Mosi Botang II installed her as Queen Mother of the Konko Village. The King made his choice so that Britton may “enhance our awareness of opportunities beyond Konko’s borders and help us utilize our talent, creativity and resourcefulness to forge commercial and trade links for the benefit of our people.”

Britton is inviting POH Snippets readers to join her on a trip scheduled for Wednesday, September 25 to Monday, October 7. For details call Henderson Travel Services, (301) 650-5700.

From our Archives: Building Bridges Instead of Walls - - African Americans Working in the Homeland and Diaspora

What the DOMA Ruling Means for LGBT Families of Color

The Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act  (DOMA) decision was a major victory for the LGBT Americans of color community. That’s because LGBT couples of color have higher rates of poverty and are more likely to have children in their household than White LGBT couples. According to the last census, “African American children in gay male households have the highest poverty rate of any children in any household type.”

Marriage—through over 1,000 legal benefits—provides couples recognized by the law key economic benefits. The New York Times calculates that these can total close to $500,000 over the course of a couple’s lifetime. These include more than $200,000 in health benefits and almost $100,000 in social security benefits.

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Theo Hodge, Jr. M.D.

Things to Do

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Washington DC
America's Islamic Heritage Museum
2315 Martin Luther King Jr. SE
Thu Jul 25, Fri Jul 26, Mon Jul 29,
Fri Aug 2, Sun Aug 4 and Tue Aug 6
8p–10:30p, some evenings are fundraisers sponsored by various embassies, call for details
202 610-0586 | 202 841-9386

Inner Light Ministries Anniversary
Union Temple Baptist Church
1225 W St SE 
Washington, DC
Sat, Jul 27 11a, free

Art, Wine & Design
A Celebration of Art, Wine and Interior Design
Room & Board Furnishings
1840 14th Street, NW (Fourth Floor/Roof Top)
Washington, DC
Thu, Aug 1, 6:30p - 8:30p, $40

Eritrean Independence Celebration
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat Aug 3- Sun Aug 4

Gary, IN
Family Day at the Douglas Center
Douglas Center for Environmental
Education - Indiana Dunes
7-85 N Lake St
Every Sat, 1p to 3p, free

Green Bay, WI
Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense (TSD)
Grand Opening Celebration
2731 North Packerland Drive
Sun, Aug 3, 10a-3p, free

Publisher’s Point: Zimmerman, Fugitive Slave Act and Dred Scott

The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 made any Federal marshal or other official who did not arrest an alleged runaway enslaved African liable to a fine of $1,000. The suspected enslaved African could not ask for a jury trial or testify on his or her own behalf; therefore the law affected every Black, free and not free.  Many free Blacks fled to Canada.  (From our archives:  Afro-North Americans Celebrate Canadian Heritage)

In 1857, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney in the infamous Dred Scot decision wrote, "They had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the White race either in social or political relations, and so far inferior that they had no rights which the White man was bound to respect, and that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit.”

In 2013, a Black man’s life is still so invaluable that a White man can arm himself, decide that a Black man looks “suspicious” and JUSTIFY following, confronting and killing him - - and the dead man has no rights in which the killer is bound to respect.

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Allen West Has Not Experienced Racism Like Obama

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 “I am a Black male who grew up in the inner city of Atlanta and no one ever followed me in a mall. I don’t recall any doors clicking when I crossed the street. And I never had anyone clutching their handbag when I got on an elevator. I guess having two awesome parents who taught me to be a respectful young man paid dividends.” 

- Former US Congressmen Allen West (R-FL), who was defeated Nov 2012

As Posted On Fox Nation

From Our Archives 

When asked by a constituent at a town hall, "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists?" "That's a fair question," U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-FL) replied. "I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party."

From the April 19 - May 2, 2012 Snippets

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Most Popular Page and Searched Word
on the Website for July, to Date 
 (1st Snippets, broke the Laman Rucker 5 Snippets winning streak)

Lawman Rucker (7th consecutive Snippets)


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