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Protecting and Advancing Florida’s Position as a Technology Leader

By David Grain, Founder and Managing Partner, Grain Management, LLC In the aftermath of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) historic vote on net neutrality, policymakers in Washington will continue to debate how to protect the openness and vitality of the transformative medium called the Internet. A broad consensus has emerged over the need for new […]

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A Black U.S. Senator from Maryland?

Sen. Edwards, Sen. Cummings, Sen. Alsobrooks, Sen. Blake or Sen. Brown? With today’s announcement from Senator Barbara Mikuski (D-MD) that she will retire in 2016, there is a wide open opportunity for a Black Democrat in a very blue state to be elected to the U.S. Senate.  In a year where Hillary Clinton is likely to […]

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Losing 2016: Republicans Change Nothing on Immigration

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said it all pretty clearly in January 2013.  Clearly some in the Republican party were not listening.  Instead, Republicans appear to be “strategizing” to make Hispanic voters a even bigger more committed voting bloc. Regarding the GOP’s Growth and Opportunity Project, an outreach effort to minorities, announced by Priebus […]

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Lowest Ratings Since 2009: Did the Selma Oscar 2015 Boycott Work?

Not One Dime in November 2014.  Not One Viewer in February 2015.  Black buying power has always been written about and talked about.  But now, it’s actually being demonstrated in living color and in front of everyone who is paying any attention. It was the energy of the BlackLivesMatter movement after the shooting death of […]

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Shelby Steele Gets Owned By Ta-Nehisi Coates on National TV

Shelby Steele Gets Owned By Ta-Nehisi Coates on National TV.  Few TV talking head moments are worth watching again and again and again.  But here is a winner from last week’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos where asleep apologist for racism Shelby Steele “debates” or rather, gets owned, by The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates.  Steele has a […]


 
 

 
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Pew Study Shows that Dem Losses Connected to States Losses, Redistricting

Call Howard Dean.  In February, a Democratic National Committee “victory task force” released its preliminary report on what the party needs to do to stop losing elections.  Over the last six years Democrats have been l...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Protecting and Advancing Florida’s Position as a Technology Leader

By David Grain, Founder and Managing Partner, Grain Management, LLC In the aftermath of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) historic vote on net neutrality, policymakers in Washington will continue to debate how to ...
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Nothing But Net: 4 Million People and Net Neutrality

Four million comments and tons of of deliberation later, the FCC passed new rules regulating the internet as a public utility in a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26.  The fight for net neutrality, or an “open Internet” and aga...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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A Black U.S. Senator from Maryland?

Sen. Edwards, Sen. Cummings, Sen. Alsobrooks, Sen. Blake or Sen. Brown? With today’s announcement from Senator Barbara Mikuski (D-MD) that she will retire in 2016, there is a wide open opportunity for a Black Democrat in...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Losing 2016: Republicans Change Nothing on Immigration

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said it all pretty clearly in January 2013.  Clearly some in the Republican party were not listening.  Instead, Republicans appear to be “strategizing” to make...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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That $20 Billion Lawsuit: Byron Allen vs. Al Sharpton

Read the lawsuit in full here Television producer and media mogul Byron Allen, joined with the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM) has dropped a $20 billion suit against Comcast, Al Sharpton and Time W...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Lowest Ratings Since 2009: Did the Selma Oscar 2015 Boycott Work?

Not One Dime in November 2014.  Not One Viewer in February 2015.  Black buying power has always been written about and talked about.  But now, it’s actually being demonstrated in living color and in front of everyone w...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Shelby Steele Gets Owned By Ta-Nehisi Coates on National TV

Shelby Steele Gets Owned By Ta-Nehisi Coates on National TV.  Few TV talking head moments are worth watching again and again and again.  But here is a winner from last week’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos where a...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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SunEdison and the SunEdison Foundation push for diversity in solar workforce

The solar technology industry has a diversity problem. The Solar Foundation’s 2013 National Solar Jobs Census revealed that 19 percent of all solar workers are women, nearly 16 percent are Latino, 7 percent are Asian/Paci...
by Adriana Maestas
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Seven Other Members Who Aren’t David Scott Corrine Brown Should Yell At

Drama. Yesterday during votes on whether or not to fund the Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) went after Rep. David Scott (D-GA) — who had voted with the Republicans. That’s amusing when yo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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House Republican on Other House Republicans: “This Madness Has to End Soon”

“I’ve had it with this self-righteous delusional wing of the party that leads us over the cliff,” tweeted Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who is a former Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.  In a chat ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Leelah Alcorn’s Story Rings True for Everyone Who’s “Different”

When I read Leelah Alcorn’s suicide note, all I could do was sit, and shake my head, and think no one should ever have to feel like she did.  Ever.  At any age.  At any point in one’s life.  But especially not as a 17-y...
by Brandon Patterson
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Comparing Apples to Apples: Banning Smartphones Increases the Digital Divide

There seems to be a growing sense of exceptionalism going around Silicon Valley these days – what’s good for the goose isn’t good for the gander. Large tech companies are trying to manipulate laws and regulations to get a...
by Kristal High
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Open Carry Gun Laws Won’t Work for Black People Until Racial Bias Abates

Earlier this year, video went viral of a 62-year-old Black grandfather being chocked and tackled by three White men in Florida, an open carry gun state, after one of them saw a gun in his waistband and assumed he was a criminal...
by Brandon Patterson
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Does White America Want Black Celebrities to be Seen and Not Heard?

The White masses can’t seem to handle it when Black celebrities don’t do specifically and exclusively what they get paid to do. Marshawn Lynch has been called a “thug” and a “jerk” for refusing to speak to the media...
by Brandon Patterson
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Jesús “Chuy” García forces Rahm Emanuel into mayoral runoff

On Tuesday, Chicago incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who had the endorsement of his former boss, President Obama, failed to win 50% + of the vote and will now face a runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Ga...
by Adriana Maestas
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Respect President Obama’s Office, If Not the Man

By: Catherine E. Pugh, Majority Leader, Maryland State Senate; President National Black Caucus of State Legislators Rudy Giuliani stands in a long line of those who think it is okay to degrade this President.  Never in the hi...
by Guest Contributor
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Chair of Obama’s Board of Advisors on #HBCUs: “Disappointed and Saddened”

The State of HBCUs.  On February 4 in Washington, D.C., Hampton University President Dr. William Harvey had a message for Dr. George Cooper, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs, and the Obama Admin...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Greg Meeks: Rudy Giuliani’s Bigotry Familiar From Time as Mayor

New York Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY), who represents Queens, issued the following statement on comments made by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani last week at a GOP fundraising event. What Giuliani said can be read here. &#...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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The ‘Bad Role Model’ Argument Against Beyonce is BS

Last month, former Arkansas Governor, former Fox News host, and potential 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was on a number of day and nighttime talk shows to discuss comments he made about Beyoncé in his new book, Go...
by Brandon Patterson
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