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Jesús “Chuy” García forces Rahm Emanuel into mayoral runoff

On Tuesday, Chicago incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who had the endorsement of his former boss, President Obama, failed to win 50% + of the vote and will now face a runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Rahm Emanuel is clearly the establishment candidate with a war chest of over $15 million and most […]

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Obama administration pursuing an emergency stay to move ahead with immigration executive action

Earlier this week a Texas judge issued an injunction that blocked the implementation of the Obama administration’s executive action on immigration that would prevent an estimated five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. The White House then defended the President’s immigration action saying that he acted within his legal authority. Now the Obama administration is pushing […]

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Crazy Rudy Strikes Again: “I Do Not Believe That the President Loves America”

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say — but I do not believe that the president loves America,” said former New York City Mayor and failed presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani during a speech at a dinner yesterday. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought […]

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Kamala Harris continues to pile up endorsements in California Senate race

Although she is the only declared candidate, California Attorney General Kamala Harris has been racking up endorsements in the race to become the next U.S. Senator from the Golden State. The other major Democratic would-be candidate, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, has not yet decided if he will enter the race. According to an […]

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President Obama Said to Be Critical of #HBCUs During CBC Meeting

“These are difficult times for our institutions, our students and their families – even more difficult than when we first began this journey together in 2009.”  — Hampton University President William Harvey, Chair, President Obama’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs, Feb. 4. 2015 President Obama was critical of Historically Black Colleges and Universities during a meeting with members of the […]


 
 

 
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Seven Other Members Who Aren’t David Scott Corrine Brown Should Yell At

Drama. Yesterday during votes on whether or not to fund the Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) went after Rep. David Scott (D-GA) — who had voted with the Republicans. That’s amusing when yo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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House Republican on Other House Republicans: “This Madness Has to End Soon”

“I’ve had it with this self-righteous delusional wing of the party that leads us over the cliff,” tweeted Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who is a former Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.  In a chat ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Leelah Alcorn’s Story Rings True for Everyone Who’s “Different”

When I read Leelah Alcorn’s suicide note, all I could do was sit, and shake my head, and think no one should ever have to feel like she did.  Ever.  At any age.  At any point in one’s life.  But especially not as a 17-y...
by Brandon Patterson
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Comparing Apples to Apples: Banning Smartphones Increases the Digital Divide

There seems to be a growing sense of exceptionalism going around Silicon Valley these days – what’s good for the goose isn’t good for the gander. Large tech companies are trying to manipulate laws and regulations to get a...
by Kristal High
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Open Carry Gun Laws Won’t Work for Black People Until Racial Bias Abates

Earlier this year, video went viral of a 62-year-old Black grandfather being chocked and tackled by three White men in Florida, an open carry gun state, after one of them saw a gun in his waistband and assumed he was a criminal...
by Brandon Patterson
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Does White America Want Black Celebrities to be Seen and Not Heard?

The White masses can’t seem to handle it when Black celebrities don’t do specifically and exclusively what they get paid to do. Marshawn Lynch has been called a “thug” and a “jerk” for refusing to speak to the media...
by Brandon Patterson
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Jesus Chuy Garcia for Chicago Mayor

Jesús “Chuy” García forces Rahm Emanuel into mayoral runoff

On Tuesday, Chicago incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who had the endorsement of his former boss, President Obama, failed to win 50% + of the vote and will now face a runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Ga...
by Adriana Maestas
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Respect President Obama’s Office, If Not the Man

By: Catherine E. Pugh, Majority Leader, Maryland State Senate; President National Black Caucus of State Legislators Rudy Giuliani stands in a long line of those who think it is okay to degrade this President.  Never in the hi...
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Chair of Obama’s Board of Advisors on #HBCUs: “Disappointed and Saddened”

The State of HBCUs.  On February 4 in Washington, D.C., Hampton University President Dr. William Harvey had a message for Dr. George Cooper, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs, and the Obama Admin...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Greg Meeks: Rudy Giuliani’s Bigotry Familiar From Time as Mayor

New York Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY), who represents Queens, issued the following statement on comments made by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani last week at a GOP fundraising event. What Giuliani said can be read here. &#...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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The ‘Bad Role Model’ Argument Against Beyonce is BS

Last month, former Arkansas Governor, former Fox News host, and potential 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was on a number of day and nighttime talk shows to discuss comments he made about Beyoncé in his new book, Go...
by Brandon Patterson
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Lamar Davis Balances Public Interest in Role at Arkansas PSC

On January 6, 2015, outgoing Democratic Governor Mike Beebe appointed Lamar Davis to replace Colette Honorable on the Arkansas Public Service Commission. Davis, who served as the governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff for eight...
by Kristal High
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#AABEPolicySummit Seeks to Increase Black Participation Energy Sector

Thirty-seven years ago, the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) was created to make sure that people of color were positioned to make meaningful inputs on a variety of energy policy issues, like the development of e...
by Kristal High
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An Open Letter from a Black Man to the Muslim Community

Dear Muslim Americans, I stand with you. I hear you and I stand with you because I know. I know what it’s like to feel rejected, to be hated.  I know what it’s like to feel unsafe, like a target.  To wonder if you or some...
by Brandon Patterson
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CBC: Continuing the Legacy of Advocacy and Change

“The CBC was formed in 1971 because its founders understood that Black lives matter.  Black boys matter.  Black girls matter.  The Black family matters.  The Black church matters.  Black America in its totality matters....
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Rudy Giuliani: The Right’s Latest Poster Boy for Racist Exceptionalism

If Republicans want to shed the marks of extremism and hate that taint their brand, they’ve got a lot of work to do with people like Rudy Giuliani running their mouths. During a fundraising dinner for potential 2016 president...
by Brandon Patterson
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NOBEL Women Asks “How Do You _____ Like A Girl?”

A recent Always ad during this year’s SuperBowl caused quite a stir. It asked viewers, “How do you run like a girl?” Featuring kids and adults of all ages, the commercial sought to shatter modern-day assumptions about a g...
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Obama administration pursuing an emergency stay to move ahead with immigration executive action

Earlier this week a Texas judge issued an injunction that blocked the implementation of the Obama administration’s executive action on immigration that would prevent an estimated five million undocumented immigrants from ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Crazy Rudy Strikes Again: “I Do Not Believe That the President Loves America”

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say — but I do not believe that the president loves America,” said former New York City Mayor and failed presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani during a speech a...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Meet Robert Kenney, Missouri’s Regulator in Chief

In our sound byte culture, where our knowledge of political leaders and policymakers tends to be limited to the “it” figure of the day, whatever personality is being the most polarizing or driving the most controver...
by Kristal High
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