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H.R. 3713: Urban League, FAMM Voice Concerns on #JusticeReform Bills

In a striking statement that’s a departure from the views of other major civil rights groups, National Urban League President Marc Morial expressed concerns with the two leading sentencing reform bills in Congress: S. 2123 and H.R. 3137. The Senate bill, S. 2123, was authored primarily by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. […]

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Rep. John Conyers Supports Criminal Intent Bill, Catches Hell From Left

Other Democrats have been criticized for it, but they weren’t in the position of actually passing legislation on the issue. As of yesterday, the most senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee is.  Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee is agreeing with the GOP on issues around criminal intent […]

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Nov. 18: Goodlatte-Conyers Bill with New Heroin Penalty Heads to Cmte.

Legislation authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and ranking Democrat John Conyers (D-MI) that includes an expanded penalty for heroin containing fentanyl, will be considered by the full House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday at a full committee markup.   The bill, H.R. 3713, the Sentencing Reform Act, would give prosecutors and judges the option […]

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Hollande Plans Response to Worst Attack in Paris Since WWII

French President Francois Hollande is preparing a response to the attacks on his country. “This is an act of war” Hollande said regarding the near-simultaneous attacks in Paris that killed nearly 130 people and left over 80 in critical condition.  The attacks are widely believed to have been conducted by ISIS.   The massive attacks yesterday […]

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Someone Ask Bobby Jindal to Explain Glenn Ford and Albert Woodfox

“What’s your biggest weakness,” was the first debate question for 8 Republican candidates for President one night.  Someone could have answered for Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal, because the answer is so obvious: Justice.  When officials in Mississippi and Alabama have to stand back in awe of Louisiana’s medieval incarceration rate per 100,000 people — which […]



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



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


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



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



#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

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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



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


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