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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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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 laws to stop the practice. The habit of getting expelling kids for misbehavior, and even […]

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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 photos of New York City’s buff bravest have been an exciting feature of the calendar.  But Mines tried […]


 
 

 
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Eight Things White Parents Should Teach About Black People

A tutorial on what White parents should teach their kids about race and Black people
by Jason Johnson

 
 
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Dorothy Height Remains Hospitalized

Chair and President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Dorothy Height, remains hospitalized in the ICU of Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Height, 98, is reported to be in serious condition bu...
by Robin Caldwell
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Obama’s Vacations? Of Any President, Bush Racked Up the Most

While GOP attacks the President for vacation time, they may want to take a quick look at his predecessor
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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The 10 Worst Moments of Disrespect Towards President Obama

It starts from the Superiority Syndrome: People acting as if they’re more important than a U.S. President — when they clearly are not.  To fingers in the face.  To people questioning his already established and proven cit...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Mitt Romney and Black Mormons

Black voters will have to consider whether past segregation in the Mormon Church will impact their vote should Mitt Romney win the GOP nomination in 2012.
by Bederia Moore
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L.A. Latinos: Time for John and Ken Show to Go

John and Ken can't stop talking about illegal immigration. And Los Angeles area Latinos can't wait to shut them down.
by Adriana Maestas
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Economist Cage Match: Alton Drew is “Wrong” on Cain’s “9-9-9″

Economist Ryan Ford takes on Politic365's Senior Economics Correspondent in an all-out, knuckle-up cage match over Herman Cain's "9-9-9" plan.
by Guest Contributor
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Exclusive: Good ‘Ole Boy Flyers, Air Force Corruption Exposed

An open call for diversity from a retired Black Air Force flyer exposes some ugly truths about America's falcons
by Guest Contributor
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Herman Cain Offers his ’9-9-9′ Tax Plan in GOP Presidential Debate

Herman Cain was sharp in the Wednesday night’s Republican Presidential debate at the Reagan Library. Though the fight was clearly between Romney and Perry, Cain’s performance was excellent.
by Britton Loftin
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Likability Matters: Why Obama Needs to Stop Praising Romney

One of my favorite episodes of Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing, is entitled, “The Two Bartletts.” It contains the following dialogue: Toby Ziegler, (Toby) “Sir, I don’t think I need to tell you that the level of respect ...
by Unai Montes-Irueste
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First Stop: Primary Care Physician

Helping Emergency Rooms be Emergency Rooms
by Guest Contributor
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Black Politics and Black “Underprivilegedness”

by Damion White The criticisms of Herman Cain, and Herman Cain subsequently ending his campaign for the Republican nomination to be the GOP candidate for president, have provoked considerable backlash especially amongst those w...
by Guest Contributor
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GLAAD’s Blackophobia and the War on Black Men

GLAAD should change its name to the "GLKKK"
by Guest Contributor
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An Anonymous Conversation about Shonda Rhimes, Race & “Scandal”

Last Sunday, to hype up tonight’s season finale of Scandal the New York Times did a “day in the life” piece about show runner Shonda Rhimes entitled “Network TV is Broken so How does Shonda Rhimes Keep Making Hits?” T...
by Jason Johnson
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NAACP Chief Ben Jealous: Blacks are Doing Worse

On Meet the Press today, NAACP Chief Ben Jealous said, ”Right now when you look at joblessness in this country — the country is pretty much back to where it was when this President started. White people are doing a...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Trayvon Martin and 10 Themes from the Racism Playbook

Ten race-related themes used by George Zimmerman’s helpers have emerged over the past several weeks
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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POINT: Cain’s Not Dumb … He’s Just Smarter Than Most of You

So, it’s no secret that Herman Cain has experienced a jaw-dropping dip in the polls – and not because of the competition. We’re all familiar with the inexplicable statements and his take on controversial positions …...
by Jeneba Ghatt
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The Confederate Flag: Heritage or Racism?

Though the Confederacy lost the Civil War, South Carolina and others still struggle with what to do with the flag.
by Britton Loftin
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Puerto Rico’s Social Media Scores an Important Victory

Puerto Rico’s social media population scored a big win this week. Following the shocking gruesome murder of all José Enrique Gómez, Puerto Ricans began mobilizing to create awareness against the rampant violence. By Wed...
by jeanvidal
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Keep It Moving Wisconsin Unions

Though the fight was not prevalent in this week’s news cycle, the struggle for workers’ rights still continues in Wisconsin.
by Britton Loftin
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