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In #Ferguson, AG Eric Holder Says He Too Has Experienced Racial Profiling

Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Mo., today regarding the August 9th shooting death of Mike Brown, 18. Brown was shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.  Since the day of the shooting there have been long nights of protest and clashes with police in the city.  Holder met with community leaders today and will meet […]

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Georgia teens create app to document police encounters

A group of concerned Georgia high school students decided to channel their energy into creating an app to report police interactions in the aftermath of the police violence in Ferguson, Mo. According to a report at For Harriet: “14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse […]

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John Lewis to #Obama: Declare Martial Law, Federalize National Guard in #Ferguson

During an interview with Andrea Mitchell, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) spoke out on the situation in Ferguson, MO.  Rep. Lewis, a civil rights legend who has seen his fair share of bad law enforcement activity to say the least, called on President Obama to declare martial law and federalize the Missouri National Guard. “My own […]

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Rangel, Jeffries, Meeks, Clarke, Demand DOJ Takeover of #EricGarner Case

Today at 11:45 a.m. at One Police Plaza in Manhattan, Rep. Jeffries and four other members of the New York congressional delegation will call for the Department of Justice to takeover the Eric Garner investigation and look into “broken windows” policing. Eric Garner was killed on July 17, 2014 by New York Police Officer Dan Pantaleo […]

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Daily Beast: Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30% Less

Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30% Less The Daily Beast: Campaign staffers who are people of color routinely get paid less than their white counterparts, and are often given less glamorous jobs. How an antiquated understanding of race relations results in minority staffers getting the short shrift. If you’re a person of color hoping to get […]


 
 

 
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#Ferguson: Kajieme Powell Video Reveals 4 Inaccuracies in Story Told By Police

Kajieme Powell’s Last 14 Seconds.  On Tuesday, Police in St. Louis responded to a call involving a man who had allegedly stolen two drinks and a doughnut from a store and was “acting erratically.”   That ma...
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In #Ferguson, AG Eric Holder Says He Too Has Experienced Racial Profiling

Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Mo., today regarding the August 9th shooting death of Mike Brown, 18. Brown was shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.  Since the day of the shooting there have been long...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Georgia teens create app to document police encounters

A group of concerned Georgia high school students decided to channel their energy into creating an app to report police interactions in the aftermath of the police violence in Ferguson, Mo. According to a report at For Harriet:...
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Rep. Hank Johnson to Drop Bill That Would Monitor Military Style Police Tactics

Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) will drop legislation, the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act, that will analyze and maybe restrict, the practice (started in the 1990s) of the U.S. military sharing military gear with local ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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John Lewis to #Obama: Declare Martial Law, Federalize National Guard in #Ferguson

During an interview with Andrea Mitchell, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) spoke out on the situation in Ferguson, MO.  Rep. Lewis, a civil rights legend who has seen his fair share of bad law enforcement activity to say the least, call...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rangel, Jeffries, Meeks, Clarke, Demand DOJ Takeover of #EricGarner Case

Today at 11:45 a.m. at One Police Plaza in Manhattan, Rep. Jeffries and four other members of the New York congressional delegation will call for the Department of Justice to takeover the Eric Garner investigation and look into...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Daily Beast: Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30% Less

Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30% Less The Daily Beast: Campaign staffers who are people of color routinely get paid less than their white counterparts, and are often given less glamorous jobs. How an antiquated understanding of...
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Latinas Underrepresented in Films But More Likely to Appear in Them Naked

A new study by the University of California Annenberg school has revealed that less than five percent of actors in top grossing films are Latino and that Latinas are more likely than any other women of other ethnic groups to ap...
by Adriana Maestas
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CBC Chair, John Conyers and Lacy Clay Call for Wider FBI Probe in #MikeBrown Case

This evening, CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Lacy Clay (D-MO) are calling for an expanded federal investigation into the Mike Brown shooting.   Their full letter to Attorney General Eric Holder can...
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Open Letter to Lee Fang and Yvette Carnell

This is a response to articles written by Lee Fang, Yvette Carnell, and Arturo Garcia regarding what they wrote on Kristal High, Justin Velez Hagan and Jeneba Ghatt around the issue of net neutrality.  I’m purposefully n...
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#GA123: The Children of Freedom Summer Will Soon Be Leaders of Freedom Fall

The seeds planted 50 years ago in Mississippi during Freedom Summer are in full bloom. The children of 1964 — who are now leaders — are positioned to energize this generation of young voters of color and progressive...
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HBCUs: After Millions Lost Obama Admin. Plans Parent PLUS Changes for 2015

In 2012, 28,000 students at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were denied Parent PLUS Loans.  Since the Obama Administration’s Department of Education changed the loan standards for Par...
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Brenda Lawrence Wins MI-14 Primary, Next Stop: Congress

Just a little bit.  Perhaps the only candidate to win an endorsement from Aretha Franklin this election cycle, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence is now headed for Congress. A razor-thin primary race wasn’t so razor thin i...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Obama Preparing Executive Action on Immigration in September

With Congress taking summer recess without having passed immigration reform and President Obama indicating that he will have to act alone on the issue, people have been wondering when and what the President might do to bring re...
by Adriana Maestas
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Video: DREAMers Confront Rep. Steve King on Deferred Action

DREAMers Erika Andiola & Cesar Vargas confront Rep. Steve King.  Days ago, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) led Republicans to pass legislation than ends Deferred Action, Rep. Luis Gutierrez issues a warning.  The Illinois Congress...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Colorado becomes 11th state to allow undocumented to obtain driver’s licenses

Last week Colorado became the 11th state in the U.S. to begin issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The argument for allowing the undocumented to have driver’s licenses is based upon public safety. I...
by Adriana Maestas
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How Paul Ryan’s Proposal will Limit Opportunity for Communities of Color

By Jailyn Gladney Late last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) presented a plan–Expanding Opportunity in America–to entirely restructure our nation’s safety net. His plan demands that federal a...
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First Black Female Gov: Christensen Wins Crowded Virgin Islands Primary

There may have been storms on election day, but for Delegate Donna Christensen the sun was shining.  She and her running mate, Basil Ottley, beat out a crowded six candidate field to win the Democratic primary for Governor of ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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“Lice Filled Gang Bangers”: Gutierrez Unloads on House GOP on Immigration

“It’s as if they despise and hate all of our children.” At a press conference yesterday in the midst of a debate torpedoing assistance for the Mexican border problem, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) went off on Hou...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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GOP Hispanic Outreach: House Rs Vote to End Deferred Action, Deport 500,000 Dreamers

“We’re looking at possibly one of the most anti-Hispanic Congresses in generations,” said Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) to reporters in the U.S. Capitol yesterday. With Reps. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and Steve King (...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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