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#MyNYPD: NYPD Hashtag Blows Up Into Embarrassing Social Media Fiasco

#EpicFail.  Want to see a social media disaster? Go visit the hashtag #MyNYPD — if you dare. Today someone in PR-land at the New York City Police Department put on an unintended tutorial on how not to do social media.  A request was made for photos to be sent to the Department using the hashtag #MyNYPD.  […]

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On Racism, Justice Sotomayor Slaps John Roberts in Affirmative Action Dissent

Today the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to affirmative action by upholding a ban on the policy. In a lengthy dissent, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor added a particularly interesting passage on racism.  This would appear to be directed at Chief Justice John Roberts, who apparently believes there is no racism in American society. Sototmayor’s […]

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National Popular Vote gains momentum with New York joining the interstate compact

On Tuesday, April 15, the state of New York joined the National Popular Vote interstate compact after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the National Popular Vote bill. The National Popular Vote would make it so that the voting public elects the President and the Vice President instead of the electoral college. Because of the electoral college […]

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8 Million Sign-ups: Obamacare enrollments exceed expectations

Yesterday President Obama announced that sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act, his signature piece of legislation have hit eight million. While the official enrollment period ended on March 31, the government allowed people to finish signing up in April. Young people in particular signed up in greater numbers in March and April. According to Think […]

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Innocent Man Who Was in Jail for 25 Years Sues New York for $25 Million

Another week, another story about someone who was in jail for decades who was innocent.  This time it’s Derrick Deacon of Brooklyn, New York.  Deacon was in jail for 25 years when, whoops,  someone finally figured out that he hadn’t murdered anyone. “Derrick Deacon, who was convicted for the 1989 murder of 16-year-old Anthony Wynn, […]


 
 

 
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Clarence Thomas: Affirmative Action Heir Stands Against It Again From High Court

On affirmative action, no one is likely confused by John Roberts or Anthony Kennedy or Sam Alito.  They likely don’t have a clue of what it is to be a minority in America.  In American life one can be in the racial majo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#MyNYPD: NYPD Hashtag Blows Up Into Embarrassing Social Media Fiasco

#EpicFail.  Want to see a social media disaster? Go visit the hashtag #MyNYPD — if you dare. Today someone in PR-land at the New York City Police Department put on an unintended tutorial on how not to do social media. ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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On Racism, Justice Sotomayor Slaps John Roberts in Affirmative Action Dissent

Today the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to affirmative action by upholding a ban on the policy. In a lengthy dissent, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor added a particularly interesting passage on racism.  This would appear t...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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National Popular Vote gains momentum with New York joining the interstate compact

On Tuesday, April 15, the state of New York joined the National Popular Vote interstate compact after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the National Popular Vote bill. The National Popular Vote would make it so that the voting publi...
by Adriana Maestas
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8 Million Sign-ups: Obamacare enrollments exceed expectations

Yesterday President Obama announced that sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act, his signature piece of legislation have hit eight million. While the official enrollment period ended on March 31, the government allowed people to ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Reforming the FCC’s “Designated Entity” Rules Will Promote Diversity in Spectrum Ownership

Donna Epps, Verizon’s Vice President for Public Policy and Strategic Alliances, recently published the following post on Verizon’s Policy Blog:The Minority Media & Telecommunications Council recently released a white pa...
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Art Graham’s Back: A Vision for His Second Term as Florida PSC Chair

In July 2010, then-Florida Governor Charlie Crist appointed Art Graham a businessman and former Jacksonville City Council member to serve on the Florida Public Service Commission. By October of that year, Graham had assumed the...
by Kristal High
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Innocent Man Who Was in Jail for 25 Years Sues New York for $25 Million

Another week, another story about someone who was in jail for decades who was innocent.  This time it’s Derrick Deacon of Brooklyn, New York.  Deacon was in jail for 25 years when, whoops,  someone finally figured out ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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What Partisan Gridlock? Sens. Cory Booker and Tim Scott Join on LEAP Act

In an era of partisan gridlock two senators from opposing parties have come together with legislation aimed at putting Americans back to work. It becomes more noteworthy that the two senators are the only African-Americans in t...
by Ray Baker
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Georgians Go To The Polls During Early Voting Before General Election

Election 2014: Georgia 1+2+3 = Modern Voting Rights Movement #GA123

Last week I participated in #GA123 — one of the most cutting edge civic engagement events this election cycle. This “cross-platform” social media conference attracted over a hundred political leaders from the southeas...
by Kirk Clay
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Voto Latino Power Summit 2014

Voto Latino celebrates 10 year anniversary with Power Summit in NYC

Voto Latino, a civic engagement organization that targets young Latinos, is celebrating its ten year anniversary. For the past two days in New York City, young Latinos have been attending the first of four Power Summits being h...
by Adriana Maestas
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Rep. Thompson Drops Bill for Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney Gold Medal

Rep. Bennie Thompson filed legislation this week to award three murdered civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, the Congressional Gold Medal.  The fiftieth anniversary of their murders is in...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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FPL Proposes Community Investment to Spur Solar Build Out

In a new pilot program by Florida Power & Light, consumers have a unique opportunity to support the build out of solar energy in their communities by paying an additional $9.00 per month to underwrite the costs of building ...
by Malik Shareef
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Internet taxation threatens commerce and online engagement.

Ban Internet Taxation, Says Diverse Group to Hill

A bi-partisan group of multicultural stakeholders united in asking congressional leadership to permanently extend the moratorium on Internet taxation by passing the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086) and the Interne...
by Kristal High
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Leading Civil Rights Advocates Challenge FCC Rule Comprising Constitutional Freedoms

The nation’s largest civil rights groups recently wrote the Federal Communications Commission protesting a proposed staff recommendation that would require respondents to Commission proceedings to engage in “enhanced disclo...
by Kristal High
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Has Civil Rights Activism Been Replaced by Endless Panels?

Ask yourself: Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sitting on a panel? On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act we should ask ourselves: Has activism been replaced by “...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Will These 10 Dems Vote NO on the Black Caucus Budget Again?

Would the world end if these members vote YES? For some odd reason no one can clearly explain, liberal Democrats keep voting against the CBC Budget every year.  The question is: WHY? Many of these Democrats agree with the prin...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Jesse Jr Put in Solitary Confinement for Telling Prisoners Their Rights

Inmate No. 32451-016. Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who was in prison in Butner, North Carolina, has been transferred to another federal prison in Montgomery, Ala. The Bureau of Prisons (which is due for yet another budget inc...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#VA8: Oprah Winfrey Brings Mega Support to Lavern Chatman at Sold Out Event

‘I came here tonight to support Lavern Chatman’ — Oprah Winfrey In late March, congressional candidate Lavern Chatman wowed members of the Black Caucus at their weekly meeting on Capitol Hill.  Last night, Chatma...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Nation Urban League Awards Ifill, Murphy, 5 in the Black Caucus… and a Republican

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE’S CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS.  Last night at a reception in Washington, D.C. to kickoff their annual State of Black America report, National Urban League President Marc Morial and Senior Vice ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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