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Remembering Senator Edward Brooke III

By Nicholas Buford Just a few short days after the start of 2015, a political giant was called from work on Earth. Edward Brooke, the first Black United States Senator since Reconstruction, passed away in his Florida home. Brooke, a Republican from Massachusetts, would break down barriers and open the door for opportunity to many future lawmakers during […]

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Republican Senator Drops “Civil Rights and Human Rights” from Committee Name

Just Another Moment in GOP Growth and Opportunity. Just in case anyone is wondering how the new Republican controlled Senate will deal with civil rights issues, wonder no more.  There’s a new Republican Chairman of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights and he is making moves.  And the Republican Chairman’s […]

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Only African American on St. Louis Board of Elections Removed

“When you have a county that has at least 45 percent minority population you would hope that would be reflected on the St. Louis County Board of Elections. As of right now every single member of the St. Louis County Board of Elections is white.” Senator Chappelle-Nadal added. Ferguson? Michael Who? For those who believe “voting doesn’t […]

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Positive Vibes From Ferguson Activists After Dinner With Black Caucus

Youth Movement.  ”Where do I start?  How about undefinable frustration? It seems we can’t even catch our breath from our first tragedy before being hit by another gut-punch from a second, third, and fourth.  The names Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Tamir Rice — and countless more.  Too many more. That is the […]

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Eight Ferguson Related Bills in Congress

FERGUSON LEGISLATIVE UPDATE.  Think that Ferguson related legislation can’t pass the Republican controlled House and Senate? Think again. What is the one issue that congressional Republicans and Democrats have found rare agreement on? Criminal justice reform.   The passage of the Death in Custody Reporting Act through the Republican controlled House in 2013 demonstrated that.  The […]


 
 

 
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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GOP Ad to Black Voters: Stop Voting for Dems When Nothing Changes

MD AD: STOP VOTING FOR DEMS. A campaign ad running in Maryland in support of Republican Larry Hogan, the opponent of Democrat Anthony Brown, makes a direct appeal to Black Democrats.  Hogan and Brown are running for Governor ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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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