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After 5-Month-Old is Shot Dead in Cleveland, LeBron James Speaks Out on Guns

Basketball icon LeBron James is speaking out for more gun control after the shooting death of 5-month-old Aavielle Wakefield in Cleveland. James’ involvement is politics is fairly rare but he did use his stature to put attention on the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.   James is also very active in the community in many […]

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Senators Finally Offer Justice Bill

Though the details have been kept secret until a press conference today, members of the Senate led by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) are planning to announce new justice reform legislation today.  There are reports of new mandatory minimums in the bill — if that’s true it’s likely the result […]

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Everyone Has So Much Grand Advice for #BlackLivesMatter, John Lewis Comments

Rep. John Lewis has nothing critical to say about #BlackLivesMatter… and he’s been there.  It’s impressive how much unsolicited advice the Black Lives Matter movement and leaders have gotten. Focus on this, do that, you have no agenda, you’re too aggressive…  It’s also interesting to note that 99 percent of the advice has come from […]

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The Gaping Hole in Pope Francis’ Anti-Poverty Agenda

By Jessica González-Rojas “This papacy begins with a name,” wrote Howard Chua-Eoan and Elizabeth Dias in their 2013 “Person of the Year” profile of Pope Francis for Time Magazine. Indeed, when the man formerly known as Jorge Bergoglio first stepped onto the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica as Pope Francis, his newly chosen name was a clear […]

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Jeb Bush Rolls Out the Welfare Queen After Ben Carson Appeals to Bigots

Same ‘ol Southern Strategy by “Modern” GOP on Race.  Why is it that the “modern” Republican party is seemingly incapable of running a positive messaging campaign based on what they would do in power rather than on what they dislike in others?  It seems we can’t get through a presidential race without someone on the […]



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


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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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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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


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



DC City Council Approves Hotly Contested ‘Soda Tax’

In a surprising move Wednesday, the Council of the District of Columbia gave preliminary approval to extend the city’s 6% sales tax to energy drinks,  sports drinks, and sweetened drinks including diet and non-diet sodas...
by ekdavis


Comcast Announces Partnership to Help Minority Entrepreneurs

Comcast Corp. announced today a partnership with the venture firm DreamIt Ventures to provide to provide seed funding, training, mentoring and other benefits to five minority-led startups.
by Bill Edmonds



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


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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President Obama will make announcement on immigration tomorrow

Today the White House announced that President Obama will make an announcement on executive action to fix the broken immigration system. The White House posted this announcement on Facebook and on it’s blog. Check out the...
by Adriana Maestas


Sharpton: PA Voter ID Ruling a Slap in the Face to Democracy

By Rev. Al Sharpton Last week, Florida’s former Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer appeared on my TV show, Politics Nation on MSNBC, and candidly discussed how the GOP in his state systematically pushed for harsh new v...
by Guest Contributor



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


Rey Ramsey: Leveraging Technology to Produce “Social Dividends”

Working toward that social dividend is precisely what Ramsey is doing with TechNet, where he sees an opportunity “to create an engagement organization…an entity that understands how to engage different sectors and different...
by Kristal High



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


First Stop: Primary Care Physician

Helping Emergency Rooms be Emergency Rooms
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


#Ferguson: Kajieme Powell Video Reveals 4 Inaccuracies in Story Told By Police

Kajieme Powell’s Last 14 Seconds.  On Tuesday, Police in St. Louis responded to a call involving a man who had allegedly stolen two drinks and a doughnut from a store and was “acting erratically.”   That ma...
by Lauren Victoria Burke



James Clingman: Stop Spending and Start Producing

“Stop that! I’m not going to tell you again.” I am sure many of you have heard your parents say those words more than once. Why? Because you always repeated what they told you not to do, right? Now that we are adults ours...
by Politic365 Staff


Ohio Receives Some Much-Needed Foreclosure Help

Distressed homeowners in Ohio will soon find shelter with federal foreclosure assistance. The Obama Administration announced that $172 million in help will arrive to help Ohioans hard hit by the foreclosure crisis. The funds wi...
by Matt E. Stevens



Popeyes: Why I Like Annie the Chicken Queen

It turns out that I am not the only person who has a notion that Popeye’s Southern Fried Chicken’s advertising campaign exploits historical racial stereotypes to sell chicken.
by Britton Loftin