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Marion Barry (1936-2014) and Summer Jobs

From the suites to the streets. Early this morning former Washington, D.C. Mayor and current Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry died.   In an age of gridlock where many members of Congress brag about flying back and fourth from home to Washington, D.C. and get paid for doing nothing, Barry is remembered by many residents […]

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A Powerful Week for the Black Caucus

SEVEN UP. It was a fascinating week for the Congressional Black Caucus.  Perhaps one of their best days since four Black Caucus members became Committee Chairman in January 2009. The week started with New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) winning the top Democratic spot on the Energy and Commerce Committee.  What would normally have been a […]

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iAmerica.org launches as a resource for administrative relief

As President Obama announces his plan to provide administrative relief to millions of undocumented immigrants this evening, organizations are gearing up for an influx of questions from those who might be eligible for relief from deportation. iAmerica.org is one website that is launching today in partnership with organizations such as Mi Familia Vota, SEIU, the […]

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2016 Campaign Starts With Jim Webb’s Walk Into Inner Cities, Focus on White Poverty

Former Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, launched his campaign for President late last night via an e-mail and a video.  Webb is establishing a exploratory committee that is likely to become a full presidential campaign effort.  His speech featured an interesting line that few in American politics from the White House on down […]

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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 clip of the President framing what he plans to announce tomorrow at the White House here. Ed O’Keefe of […]


 
 

 
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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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476,000 Register for Health Care GOP Said No One Wanted

Ahem: 4760,000 Americans apparently do want the Affordable Care Act. ”The American people do not approve of the Obamacare mandate and flocked to town halls across the country to let their representatives know it. In fact...
by Politic365 Staff
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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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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
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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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