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Photos: Black Leaders Return to McConnell’s Office on Loretta Lynch

Yesterday, a group of Black female faith and political leaders returned to the door of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to push for Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. It was their second visit. The group included Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, National Bar Association President Pamela Meanes, National Coalition of Black Civic Participation President Melanie Campbell, and […]

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Reps. Cummings, Thompson Voice Concerns on Gap in Capitol Security

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking member on House Oversight, and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the most senior Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, spoke to reporters at length about an incident yesterday in which a Florida mailman, Doug Hughes, flew a gyrocopter on to the West Front lawn of the U.S. Capitol yesterday. Hughes […]

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Key Black Electeds In MD Are Supporting Van Hollen Over Edwards

Black Pols Endorse @VanHollenforMD Over Donna Edwards – Anyone who has any ideas in their head that people endorse based on skin color can now get that out of their minds.  Why do people give someone political support? 1. Because they’ve worked with the person they’re endorsing and enjoyed the experience, 2. Because they like the […]

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Yet Another Police Shooting: Walter Scott

What If There Was No Video?  In a video that appears almost too disturbing to be real, a South Carolina Police Officer shoots a fleeing and apparently unarmed Black man in the back eight times.  The victim later died. The North Charleston Police Officer, Michael Slager, 33, was recorded on video shooting Walter Scott, 50, […]

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Wake Up Progressives: Rand Paul is Better on Criminal Justice Than Many Dems

Yeah that’s right I’m saying it: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is better than many, if not most, Democrats when it comes to issues around criminal justice.  DNC Comms can send out as many anti-Rand Paul rants as they like.  Their real problem is that members of the Democratic Party keep going in the wrong direction […]


 
 

 
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Photos: Black Leaders Return to McConnell’s Office on Loretta Lynch

Yesterday, a group of Black female faith and political leaders returned to the door of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to push for Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. It was their second visit. The group included Dr. ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Reps. Cummings, Thompson Voice Concerns on Gap in Capitol Security

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking member on House Oversight, and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the most senior Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, spoke to reporters at length about an incident yesterday in...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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NCLR: Helping to Build Resilient Latino Youth

Immigration, poverty, education, discrimination, disengagement are all issues affecting Latino youth today and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is leading the charge for an open dialogue on these issues. NCLR is the Natio...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Rep. Jim Clyburn To Young People: Keep Your Cameras on the Police

Keep the cameras on the cops.  In the wake of the shooting death of 50 year-old Walter Scott at the hands of a North Charleston Police Officer, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) offered some advice to young people on MSNBC yesterday. ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Chart: Ferguson Election Vote Totals

Chart: Ferguson Election Vote Totals
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Ernest Satterwhite: Second South Carolina Cop Charged With Shooting Black Man

The Ernest Satterwhite Case.  A 2nd South Carolina police officer was charged in the 2014 shooting death of 68 year-old Ernest Satterwhite in February 2014.   According to investigators on the case and as reported by the Wash...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Key Black Electeds In MD Are Supporting Van Hollen Over Edwards

Black Pols Endorse @VanHollenforMD Over Donna Edwards – Anyone who has any ideas in their head that people endorse based on skin color can now get that out of their minds.  Why do people give someone political support? ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Ferguson Votes in Record Numbers

Record Turnout in Ferguson. After all the talk about how voting won’t solve much Ferguson voted.  And because Ferguson voted there will be a City Council that is much more representative of the population of the city, wh...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Yet Another Police Shooting: Walter Scott

What If There Was No Video?  In a video that appears almost too disturbing to be real, a South Carolina Police Officer shoots a fleeing and apparently unarmed Black man in the back eight times.  The victim later died. The Nor...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Wake Up Progressives: Rand Paul is Better on Criminal Justice Than Many Dems

Yeah that’s right I’m saying it: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is better than many, if not most, Democrats when it comes to issues around criminal justice.  DNC Comms can send out as many anti-Rand Paul rants as they like....
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Jeb Bush identifies as “Hispanic” on voter registration, acknowledges mistake

Earlier today the New York Times published Jeb Bush’s voter registration form, which listed his ethnicity as “Hispanic.” Jeb Bush, brother of former President George W. Bush and son of former President George ...
by Adriana Maestas
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On Offense: A Very Feisty Sen. Bob Menendez Fights Indictment

During a combative and feisty press conference last week, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey went on offense. Bigtime offense.  Menendez was targeted in this critique of federal prosecutors. He said they, “don’t know ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Harold Ekeh: Long Island Student Accepted to All 8 Ivy League Schools

Harvard Yale Princeton Stanford Columbia Brown University of Pennsylvania Dartmouth Harold Ekeh who immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria eight years ago, has been accepted by all eight Ivy League colleges, as reported by CBS Ne...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver in Ferguson Talks of “Strobe-light lynching”

“Strobe-light lynching” and “Taxation by citation”:  At an all day meeting in Ferguson sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute on strategic messaging and civic activism, Rep. Emanuel Clea...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Uncle Sam and Skin Color Don’t Control My Purchasing Power, I Do!

Recently, I was racially profiled. But, not by a person of another skin color, but by someone whose skin looked like mine. Racial profiling can be loosely defined as using ones skin color as a key factor in deciding whether to ...
by Lauren Evette Williams
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GOP Sen. Mark Kirk + Dem Bob Menendez to Vote YES for #LorettaLynch

At a speech to  in Chicago today, Republican Senator Mark Kirk announced he will vote YES on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch. Kirk’s vote is crucial and come a day after the indictment of New Jersey Democrat Bob Menen...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Alabama Cable Customers Facing New Tax if Revenue Department Gets its Way

According to Yellowhammer, a blog covering everything from business and politics to sports and culture in Alabama, the state’s Department of Revenue is looking to increase the taxes paid by cable customers by charging a n...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Religious Freedom Restoration Act: Discriminatory Intent or Market Failure Waiting to Happen?

The progressive branch of the political elite have been spinning the narrative that Indiana’s brazen version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a license for commercial interests to discriminate against certain s...
by Alton Drew
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Sqeeqee: It’s the Advent of Social Networthing

Each day, people spend nearly two hours online using social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and the use of social media constitutes roughly 30% of daily online activity. Yet, for all the time we spend onl...
by Politic365 Staff
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Was Ellen Pao the Wrong Poster Child for Women’s Rights in Silicon Valley?

In an industry in which women consistently comprise about 30% of the workforce, and fewer than 6% of venture capitalists are women, the case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers was, for some, a referendum on di...
by Kristal High
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