Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Now this ought to be a good one. According to a report in the Washington Post, Republican presidential nominee, who is polling at 1 percent with African American voters, has a new plan to attract Black voters. The plan: he's...
After viewing flood damage in Louisiana, President Obama will meet with the family of Alton Sterling. Sterling, 37, was shot to death by a Baton Rouge Police Officer on July 5, 2016. The encounter Sterling had that ended in his death...
By: Ron Busby, President, US Black Chambers, Inc. In the wake of the continued outrages of police shootings, the effort to raise awareness of the need for a sound financial foundation for Black America has gained momentum across the country....
Republican Senator Mark Kirk, who is set to lose his Senate seat to Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) as she is ahead in the polls, today referred to the first Black President of the United States in quite an "interesting"...
Several sources on Capitol Hill confirm that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is planning to move major justice reform legislation in September when the House finally returns from a long summer recess.  With Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump running around...
By Destiny Lopez, co-director, All* Above All The Hyde Amendment—a federal ban on insurance coverage of abortion for women enrolled in Medicaid—has been in the news lately, often in a highly politicized context. While it’s all too common for partisan...
A study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation is drawing attention to systematic generational poverty in Wisconsin. In the wake of civil unrest after a police involved shooting, many are analyzing the situation with a wide angle lens.  The state of Wisconsin...
After a barrage of media criticism from the media and on social media, actress Leslie Jones has created the hashtag #LOVE4GABBYUSA in support of Gabby Douglas. For Douglas, everything from her hair to not putting her hand over her heart during the anthem has...
Trump Talks Blacks Only With Crime Context. In a speech said to be directed to African American voters offering no policy, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke for 40 minutes on "black issues."  Given his focus on crime, poverty...
Jack Gravely, who once led the Virginia NAACP in the 1980s and who recently resigned after a stint as April 2015 as interim chief again over the last year, dies on August 15 in Richmond. He was a popular and outspoken personality...