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Gifts From LaDavia: Hillary Clinton Mows Down Jeb at the Urban League

Why couldn’t Jeb Bush say the words “racism” or “discrimination” at one of the blackest conventions of the year — the National Urban League’s National Convention? As to be all too careful to tip-toe through the tulips of not pissing off bigots — Jeb just couldn’t bring himself to do it.  What voting block he’s […]

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On Dems Who Say They’re Against Mandatory Minimums But Keep Voting For Them

So what have we long known — based on studied facts and data — about mandatory minimums?  That they are, 1. Racially applied, 2. Waste tax money, 3. Drive over-incarceration.  These facts are well established.  And now we’ve got the Koch Brothers and the NAACP agreeing to justice reforms.  But for too many Democratic lawmakers, […]

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Trump: deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants

On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered some specifics about what his immigration policy would be after launching his presidential candidacy last month insisting that many undocumented Mexican immigrants were “rapists.” Trump told CNN that he would deport all of the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. and that he […]

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Mollohan, Murtha, Lewis, Young, Weldon, Dicks, Kanjorski… Fattah Indicted

Let’s take a look at who the Department of Justice has recently investigated for reasons similar to the allegations alleged in the indictment of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA). Rep. Allan Mollohan (D-WV) was investigated by DoJ for four years. In 2010, the case was dropped. Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA) was investigated for corruption. He died […]

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Sen. Tim Scott Talks Justice Reform and Outlines His Police Body Camera Bill

Yesterday, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a bill that would provide local jurisdictions with $100 million per year in body cameras. Though there is no specific set of standards for states to receive money for the cameras, Sen. Scott pointed out that the details are best worked on a local level given the intricacies of each […]


 
 

 
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Gifts From LaDavia: Hillary Clinton Mows Down Jeb at the Urban League

Why couldn’t Jeb Bush say the words “racism” or “discrimination” at one of the blackest conventions of the year — the National Urban League’s National Convention? As to be all too caref...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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On Dems Who Say They’re Against Mandatory Minimums But Keep Voting For Them

So what have we long known — based on studied facts and data — about mandatory minimums?  That they are, 1. Racially applied, 2. Waste tax money, 3. Drive over-incarceration.  These facts are well established.  A...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Trump: deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants

On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered some specifics about what his immigration policy would be after launching his presidential candidacy last month insisting that many undocumented Mexican immig...
by Adriana Maestas
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Mollohan, Murtha, Lewis, Young, Weldon, Dicks, Kanjorski… Fattah Indicted

Let’s take a look at who the Department of Justice has recently investigated for reasons similar to the allegations alleged in the indictment of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA). Rep. Allan Mollohan (D-WV) was investigated by DoJ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Sen. Tim Scott Talks Justice Reform and Outlines His Police Body Camera Bill

Yesterday, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a bill that would provide local jurisdictions with $100 million per year in body cameras. Though there is no specific set of standards for states to receive money for the cameras, Sen...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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18 Rs + 18 Ds: Most Bi-Partisan #JusticeReform Bill in Congress Has 36 Sponsors

SAFE JUSTICE ACT.  When any bill in Congress has an even amount of Democrats and Republican on it, it’s news — unless it’s the naming of a post office. When it comes to criminal justice reform bills, it̵...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Bill Clinton Says Crime Bill “Made Things Worse.” Where’s Everyone Else?

“I signed a bill that made the problem worse,” former President Bill Clinton admitted t members of the NAACP in Philadelphia on July 15. Of course, it really wasn’t a matter of Bill Clinton “admitting it...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Frederica Wilson Keeps Attention on #TakeBackOurGirls as #MSM Disappears

Wilson’s War to #TakeBackOurGirls Continues. Last week the President of Nigeria visited Washington.  As he did, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) continued to apply constant pressure and social media attention on the Nige...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Respectability won’t save you

The events that preceded Sandra Bland’s death have revived an old conversation in black communities: how to make it home after an encounter with the police. Although Bland didn’t lose her life there on the highway where she...
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New Report: Latinos are 4% of guests on Sunday shows

Media Matters released a new report this week showing that in the first 18 weeks of 2015, Latinos were four percent of guests on the English-language Sunday shows, which is a decline from 42 percent during the last few months o...
by Adriana Maestas
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Real Talk: MoveOn’s Anna Galland on the Bernie/Marty Netroots Nation Fail

Anyone on the Democratic side running for the White House who wants to create some sort of Black voters crisis-fiasco should do what Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders did this weekend at Netroots Nation.  Anyone lo...
by Politic365 Staff
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Louis Stokes: Ohio’s First Back Congressman Diagnosed with Cancer

Today a spokesperson for former Congressman Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first Black Congressman, saying he has been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer.  Stokes in 90 and served in Congress for thirty years, from 1969 to 1999....
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Duncan Hunter Bill Would Cut Funding for Sanctuary Cities

In reaction to the alleged murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco last month by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, Rep. Duncan Hunter (D-CA) has offer legislation to cut funding money for “sanctuary cities,” accordi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#BlackLivesMatter: Protest at Minute Twenty at a Netroots Nation Town Hall

Today, during one of those all too typical and predictable discussions at a convention where no real hard hitting questions are being asked, there was a demonstration.  This week was filled with news of yet another mysterious ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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GOP Looking to Prove It’s #CommittedToCommunity with New Outreach Effort

Earlier this week, the Republican National Committee launched a first of its kind effort to meet Black Americans (and would be voters) where they are by partnering with Radio One for #CommittedToCommunity: Engage, Empower, Upli...
by Politic365 Staff
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Can You Hear Me Now: Cell Phone Video Is Powerful Tool to Address Police Brutality

Sandra Bland had just relocated to Texas from Chicago to start a new job. She was stopped by police for her apparent failure to signal properly while changing lanes. After an arrest in which she ended up on the ground with a co...
by Kristal High
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57% of Republicans view Donald Trump favorably

Despite the condemnation from Latino issue groups and other presidential candidates, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is viewed positively by Republicans. A Washington Post/ABC News poll released yesterday shows t...
by Adriana Maestas
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At NAACP, Obama Endorses SAFE Justice Act Without Saying the Name

Yesterday at the annual NAACP conference in Philadelphia, President Obama endorsed all the substantive aspects of a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill in the House that has lots of momentum behind it — the SAFE Ju...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Shot Clock Ticking for Environmental Establishment: Show Me Your Diversity!

“The overall environmental movement is incredibly diverse. The mainstream environmental movement isn’t,” said Danielle Deane, Executive Director of Green 2.0, an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diver...
by Kristal High
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Morial to FCC: Deliver Promise of Digital Equity, Opportunity to MWBEs

Noting that the Attributable Material Relationship rule has been a hindrance to participation by bona fide Designated Entities in spectrum incentive auctions, Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League recent...
by Kristal High
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