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Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Pressure on Big Tech Gets Results, Twitter Reveals Stats

“Rev. Jesse Jackson’s campaign on silicon valley is just as important as a march on police brutality in New York,” said Roland Martin this morning on his radio show News One Now. Rev. Jesse Jackson has been pressuring big tech firms in silicon valley for months to release diversity data and hiring numbers.  In the […]

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National Minority Organizations Urge Renewed Focus on Broadband Adoption Amid Net Neutrality Debate

Forty-two national minority organizations representing diverse, multicultural communities filed comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet proceeding focused on protecting some of the country’s most vulnerable communities. “Ensuring that every American has access to broadband is one of the most critical civil rights challenges of the 21st century,” said David Honig, President of the […]

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Conservative Silence on #EricGarner Case Verifies Black Outreach is a Joke

Eric Garner and Conservative Republican silence.  Where is the shouting about “less government?”  Where are the calls for violations of 4th Amendment rights and police state overreach? Was there conservative support for Cliven Bundy? Sure. For Eric Garner those same calls are no where to be found. Reince Pribus’ effort on Black outreach would appear […]

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Report: Obama administration warned of Central American refugee crisis

Over the weekend, the Washington Post published an article detailing the extent that the Obama administration was warned of the surge of child refugees from Central America. The upshot is that the administration treated the increase in unaccompanied minors as a localized problem and was focused more on political considerations than alleviating the situation when […]

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Pigs Fly During Do-Nothing Congress: Chaka Fattah, Gillibrand + GOP Pass Urban Jobs Bill

Last week as everyone was paying attention to the crisis at the Mexican border, violence in Israel, and shootings in Chicago, Congress actually got something relevant done.  Although the 113th Congress is set to be the least productive Congress since 1965, a jobs bill passed last week and is on the President’s desk. In terms […]


 
 

 
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Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Pressure on Big Tech Gets Results, Twitter Reveals Stats

“Rev. Jesse Jackson’s campaign on silicon valley is just as important as a march on police brutality in New York,” said Roland Martin this morning on his radio show News One Now. Rev. Jesse Jackson has been pr...
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National Minority Organizations Urge Renewed Focus on Broadband Adoption Amid Net Neutrality Debate

Forty-two national minority organizations representing diverse, multicultural communities filed comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet proceeding focused on protecting some of the country’s most v...
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Conservative Silence on #EricGarner Case Verifies Black Outreach is a Joke

Eric Garner and Conservative Republican silence.  Where is the shouting about “less government?”  Where are the calls for violations of 4th Amendment rights and police state overreach? Was there conservative suppo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Report: Obama administration warned of Central American refugee crisis

Over the weekend, the Washington Post published an article detailing the extent that the Obama administration was warned of the surge of child refugees from Central America. The upshot is that the administration treated the inc...
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Pigs Fly During Do-Nothing Congress: Chaka Fattah, Gillibrand + GOP Pass Urban Jobs Bill

Last week as everyone was paying attention to the crisis at the Mexican border, violence in Israel, and shootings in Chicago, Congress actually got something relevant done.  Although the 113th Congress is set to be the least p...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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D.C. Council Set to Ban Expelling Pre-Schoolers From Publicly Funded Programs

You would think that suspending or expelling a 3 yearly who threw a tantrum from a program would be unthinkable right?  But in Washington, D.C. — just like in so many other cities — officials have to act to pass la...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Congress Set to Decide Whether Internet Will Remain Tax Free

                      With less than six months to go until the moratorium on Internet access taxation is set to expire on November 1, 2014, Congress is scheduled to vote o...
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New York Firefighter Danae Mines Makes History

Only one of 41 women in the 11,000 member New York City Fire Department, Bronx native Danae Mines knew that she would be a long shot participant in the department’s annual calendar that typically only features men. Cover...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Free Press, Public Knowledge Exposé Echoes Dangerous Trend for Undermining Credibility

At a time when people are increasingly skeptical of whose interests are really being represented by public advocacy groups, and various civic and social associations, “follow the money trail” analysis has become a more perv...
by Kristal High
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#BorderCrisis: CHC Led By Rep. Luis Gutierrez Set to Press Obama to Take Action

Today, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus threw down the gauntlet on what their demands will be regarding the border crisis.  First on the list: They want the deportations of children to stop. The CHC is set to meet ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Border Crisis Is Just Like Katrina… Other Than the 1,833 Dead People

1,833 Dead. How Soon We Forget.  “I think about the criticism that George W. Bush received when he didn’t go to New Orleans [during] Katrina, this is no different,” said Texas Gov. Rick Perry yesterday on Fox News as he ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Members of Congress Share Title II Concerns with FCC Chairman

As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Chairman Thomas Wheeler mull over the best way to re-implement “net neutrality” rules, the possibility of “Title II” reclassification has come up often.  To many, incl...
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Netflix’s Flip-Flop on Net Neutrality

Netflix must have been anticipating this year’s World Cup, preparing for it like some soccer athletes by practicing a “dive” or “flop”; feigning some injury in order to get a free kick.  The flop I’m referring to i...
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Telemedicine Approved for Medicare, Medicaid Reimbursement

It’s Christmas in July – at least, that’s how Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), must feel. Earlier this week, he proudly announced to the ATA membership that the Centers fo...
by Kristal High
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April Ryan: Black Unemployment Numbers on the Decline

April Ryan:  The Black unemployment numbers have the attention of the Obama Administration, particularly as they have made a significant drop since 2011 at its peak of 16.8 percent. In June 2014, the numbers stood at 10.7 per...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker Talk Race, Criminal Justice and New Legislation

Senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker are joining a list of legislators that have made the long march to change the failed U.S. criminal justice system. With $63 billion in tax money spent on locking people up every year, the fail...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Justice Reform: Details of REDEEM Act by Sens. Cory Booker + Rand Paul

Details of the justice reform legislation offered by Senators Booker and Paul. The legislation calls for for Comprehensive Reform Measures to Fix America’s Broken Criminal Justice System, Ease Burden on Taxpayers, and Break t...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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With 82 Shot, 14 Dead in Chicago a Request for $3.7 Billion for Immigration

“This is a humanitarian crisis.” We are considering “alternatives for detention.” “We’ve identified this as a humanitarian situation.” “Money is needed to “get to the root c...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Net Metering and Its Potential Impact on Low-Income Consumers

This article originally appeared on the Atlanta Black Star on July 2, 2014. Paul Krugman, in a recent New York Times Op-Ed titled The Big Green Test Conservatives and Climate Change, argued that “emissions taxes are th...
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Solar Bill is Bright Spot for Legislature

This article originally appeared on TheTandD.com. By GILDA COBB-HUNTER As state legislators, we are elected to uphold the public trust and do what is right for our communities. My colleagues and I in the South Carolina state Le...
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