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10-20-30, Black Caucus May Have Finally Found Partner on Poverty: Paul Ryan

After years of talk in meetings on panels and with various federal officials, the Congressional Black Caucus may have finally found a partner who cares about the issues of poverty: Speaker Paul Ryan.  Ryan is bringing up the issue of poverty with other House leaders.  At the Black Caucus’ weekly meeting last Wednesday, Speaker Ryan […]

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Trump – The Republican Frankenstein

“Although Victor Frankenstein claimed to be creating his monster for the betterment of humankind, it’s more likely that he did so out of arrogance, or out of a desire to become like God.” Cliff Notes As of this writing Real Clear Politics has Donald Trump 13.2 points ahead of Sen. Ted Cruz (33.6 vs. 20.4) in the Republican […]

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What’s the Multi-Billion Dollar Secret for Growing America’s Economy?

This March, the Federal Communications Commission will hold what FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has called, “the world’s largest spectrum auction that has ever taken place.”  With 600 MHz of low-band spectrum about to hit the market, the FCC expects to generate a financial windfall in exchange for this valuable “invisible infrastructure.” For those not deeply […]

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Google Cultural Institute Heralds Achievements of Black Americans

Ninety years ago, Black scholar and historian Carter G. Woodson spearheaded the creation of “Negro History Week” to celebrate the lives and legacies of African Americans. “If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being […]

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After Millions in Free Media, Loudmouth Rallies and Loads of Hype: Trump Lost

Trump Lost.  Never has a man so “ahead” and “in the lead” lost so badly.  Every poll and almost every political prognosticator predicted that Donald Trump, reality TV show star and billionaire real estate mogul, would win in Iowa. For weeks, Trump was “way ahead in the polls.”  The other big fat and wrong prediction […]


 
 

 
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10-20-30, Black Caucus May Have Finally Found Partner on Poverty: Paul Ryan

After years of talk in meetings on panels and with various federal officials, the Congressional Black Caucus may have finally found a partner who cares about the issues of poverty: Speaker Paul Ryan.  Ryan is bringing up the i...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Why the Internet Tax Freedom Act Matters

2015 was indeed the “political year of the Internet.” From net neutrality to spectrum policy, there were so many huge issues relating to the Internet that it is easy to forget an arcane and dry issue that’s actually extra...
by Guest Contributor
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Is Our Education System Conducive to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty?

Every student deserves the opportunity to be in a learning environment where they can thrive. They all deserve access to a high quality education that prepares them for future success.  However, our education system struggles ...
by Wendy Rivera
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Trump – The Republican Frankenstein

“Although Victor Frankenstein claimed to be creating his monster for the betterment of humankind, it’s more likely that he did so out of arrogance, or out of a desire to become like God.” Cliff Notes As of this writin...
by Dr. Wilmer Leon
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#BlackLivesMatter Activist Deray Mckesson Running for Mayor of Baltimore

Top #BlackLivesMatter activist Deray McKesson, popularly known as an activist against police brutality, is running for mayor of Baltimore. Late on Wednesday night, Mckesson filed to run for mayor and submitted paperwork right b...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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What’s the Multi-Billion Dollar Secret for Growing America’s Economy?

This March, the Federal Communications Commission will hold what FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has called, “the world’s largest spectrum auction that has ever taken place.”  With 600 MHz of low-band spectrum about...
by Kristal High
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Google Cultural Institute Heralds Achievements of Black Americans

Ninety years ago, Black scholar and historian Carter G. Woodson spearheaded the creation of “Negro History Week” to celebrate the lives and legacies of African Americans. “If a race has no history, it has no w...
by Kristal High
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After Millions in Free Media, Loudmouth Rallies and Loads of Hype: Trump Lost

Trump Lost.  Never has a man so “ahead” and “in the lead” lost so badly.  Every poll and almost every political prognosticator predicted that Donald Trump, reality TV show star and billionaire real est...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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ITFA Coalition Implores Senate to Extend Permanent Ban on Internet Taxes

Two days before Snowzilla descended upon the mid-Atlantic and crippled Washington, D.C., a diverse coalition of 45 organizations implored Senate leadership to take immediate action in passing the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA)...
by Kristal High
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Effective Civic Engagement Requires Balanced Viable Plan and Intentionality

Evidence based civic engagement is a fairly nascent field. In fact, up until 20 years ago, what people now think of as civic engagement for “people of color” was characterized naively as just minority outreach. Therefore, i...
by Kirk Clay
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#UnlockTheBox: Claims Consumer Benefits, But A Costly Exchange in the End

Last fall Congress held a hearing on Federal Communications Commission Oversight to explore the proper role of the FCC in supporting our increasingly broadband-reliant, technologically converging Internet ecosystem.  During th...
by Politic365 Staff
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SC State Rep., Attorney for Walter Scott Switches from Hillary to Bernie

State Rep. Justin Bamberg. Much like the surprising switched endorsement from Hillary Clinton to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Ohio State Rep. Nina Turner, it’s happening again. This time in South Carolina. State Rep. Justin Ba...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Nomination Black Out: Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith to Boycott Oscars After

“We must stand in our power,” wrote actress Jada Pinkett Smith on her facebook page.  The line has received over 7.5 million likes. This morning, director Spike Lee posted the following on his Instagram account nex...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rangel, NAACP Prez, #BlackLivesMatter Founder Talk, #SOTU, Race + Voting

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) missed what would have been the Harlem lawmaker’s first State of the Union in 1971, when Richard Nixon was President.The then 13 member Congressional Black Caucus boycotted Nixon’s speech ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Increasing African-American Inclusion in Tech

By Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.) This article originally appeared on The Hill, and was republished with permission from Congressman Cleaver’s staff.  On July 26, 1948, Missouri’s first and only president, Harry S. T...
by Guest Contributor
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HBCUs: Bernie Sanders Campaign Announces Stops on #HBCU Tour

The Bernie Sanders campaign has announced the stops for their upcoming tour of historically black colleges and universities. Some stops will feature appearances by Dr. Cornel West, including one this Thursday.  Sanders will d...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Speaker Ryan Set to Focus on Justice Reform

Politico, January 10: “Ryan said in the interview he believes the GOP will craft a criminal justice reform plan in the next six months, a major development in the party’s agenda. He said he has spoken with Virginia Demo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Hispanic Caucus & its members criticize ICE raids

On Wednesday, the Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Rep. Linda Sanchez, finally released a statement about the ICE raids that have been happening across the country. Rep. Sanchez said: “Invading homes is inhuman...
by Adriana Maestas
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Trump’s Odd Attempt to Link Cosby to Hillary Clinton and Bratton’s “Cosby Effect”

This week New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has been talking about what he calls “the Cosby Effect” in interviews. Bratton made his latest remarks while discussing crime data on the Brian Lehrer Show on...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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“We Have Become the Problem”: House GOP Votes on Health Care Repeal #62

photo: Speaker Paul Ryan at a press conference on January 6, 2015  New Year. Same Votes.  Back on October 20, 2015, soon-to-be-Speaker Paul Ryan talked about how Republicans had to go, “from being an opposition party to bei...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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