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National Popular Vote gains momentum with New York joining the interstate compact

On Tuesday, April 15, the state of New York joined the National Popular Vote interstate compact after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the National Popular Vote bill. The National Popular Vote would make it so that the voting public elects the President and the Vice President instead of the electoral college. Because of the electoral college […]

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8 Million Sign-ups: Obamacare enrollments exceed expectations

Yesterday President Obama announced that sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act, his signature piece of legislation have hit eight million. While the official enrollment period ended on March 31, the government allowed people to finish signing up in April. Young people in particular signed up in greater numbers in March and April. According to Think […]

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Innocent Man Who Was in Jail for 25 Years Sues New York for $25 Million

Another week, another story about someone who was in jail for decades who was innocent.  This time it’s Derrick Deacon of Brooklyn, New York.  Deacon was in jail for 25 years when, whoops,  someone finally figured out that he hadn’t murdered anyone. “Derrick Deacon, who was convicted for the 1989 murder of 16-year-old Anthony Wynn, […]

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What Partisan Gridlock? Sens. Cory Booker and Tim Scott Join on LEAP Act

In an era of partisan gridlock two senators from opposing parties have come together with legislation aimed at putting Americans back to work. It becomes more noteworthy that the two senators are the only African-Americans in the United States Senate. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC) have introduced the Leveraging and Energizing America’s […]

Georgians Go To The Polls During Early Voting Before General Election Culture

Election 2014: Georgia 1+2+3 = Modern Voting Rights Movement #GA123

Last week I participated in #GA123 — one of the most cutting edge civic engagement events this election cycle. This “cross-platform” social media conference attracted over a hundred political leaders from the southeast region including representatives from labor, progressives, civil rights, women, youth and people of color. Featured speakers included AFL-CIO Executive Council member and […]


 
 

 
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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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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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First Stop: Primary Care Physician

Helping Emergency Rooms be Emergency Rooms
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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Supreme Court Race in Wisconsin Turns into Cliffhanger

With the vote so close, and with the future of workers’ rights at stake, both union supporters and collective-bargaining opponents will have sleepless nights ahead.
by Britton Loftin
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