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18 Rs + 18 Ds: Most Bi-Partisan #JusticeReform Bill in Congress Has 36 Sponsors

SAFE JUSTICE ACT.  When any bill in Congress has an even amount of Democrats and Republican on it, it’s news — unless it’s the naming of a post office. When it comes to criminal justice reform bills, it’s particularly rare to see 36 co-sponsors that are equally divided. On July 17, Speaker John Boehner was supportive of […]

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Bill Clinton Says Crime Bill “Made Things Worse.” Where’s Everyone Else?

“I signed a bill that made the problem worse,” former President Bill Clinton admitted t members of the NAACP in Philadelphia on July 15. Of course, it really wasn’t a matter of Bill Clinton “admitting it.”  Many who simply studied the policies in the Clinton Crime Bill, specifically where the appropriation requests were targeted, and […]

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Rep. Frederica Wilson Keeps Attention on #TakeBackOurGirls as #MSM Disappears

Wilson’s War to #TakeBackOurGirls Continues. Last week the President of Nigeria visited Washington.  As he did, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) continued to apply constant pressure and social media attention on the Nigerian government to get them to assist in the release of about 275 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.  Even as the story has faded from headlines, the Florida […]

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New Report: Latinos are 4% of guests on Sunday shows

Media Matters released a new report this week showing that in the first 18 weeks of 2015, Latinos were four percent of guests on the English-language Sunday shows, which is a decline from 42 percent during the last few months of 2014. 13 percent of the Latino guests who appeared on the shows during the […]

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Real Talk: MoveOn’s Anna Galland on the Bernie/Marty Netroots Nation Fail

Anyone on the Democratic side running for the White House who wants to create some sort of Black voters crisis-fiasco should do what Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders did this weekend at Netroots Nation.  Anyone looking to build the Obama coalition that was hardened by the Democratic Party’s most loyal voting block — African […]


 
 

 
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18 Rs + 18 Ds: Most Bi-Partisan #JusticeReform Bill in Congress Has 36 Sponsors

SAFE JUSTICE ACT.  When any bill in Congress has an even amount of Democrats and Republican on it, it’s news — unless it’s the naming of a post office. When it comes to criminal justice reform bills, it̵...
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Bill Clinton Says Crime Bill “Made Things Worse.” Where’s Everyone Else?

“I signed a bill that made the problem worse,” former President Bill Clinton admitted t members of the NAACP in Philadelphia on July 15. Of course, it really wasn’t a matter of Bill Clinton “admitting it...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Frederica Wilson Keeps Attention on #TakeBackOurGirls as #MSM Disappears

Wilson’s War to #TakeBackOurGirls Continues. Last week the President of Nigeria visited Washington.  As he did, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) continued to apply constant pressure and social media attention on the Nige...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Respectability won’t save you

The events that preceded Sandra Bland’s death have revived an old conversation in black communities: how to make it home after an encounter with the police. Although Bland didn’t lose her life there on the highway where she...
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New Report: Latinos are 4% of guests on Sunday shows

Media Matters released a new report this week showing that in the first 18 weeks of 2015, Latinos were four percent of guests on the English-language Sunday shows, which is a decline from 42 percent during the last few months o...
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Real Talk: MoveOn’s Anna Galland on the Bernie/Marty Netroots Nation Fail

Anyone on the Democratic side running for the White House who wants to create some sort of Black voters crisis-fiasco should do what Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders did this weekend at Netroots Nation.  Anyone lo...
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Louis Stokes: Ohio’s First Back Congressman Diagnosed with Cancer

Today a spokesperson for former Congressman Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first Black Congressman, saying he has been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer.  Stokes in 90 and served in Congress for thirty years, from 1969 to 1999....
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Duncan Hunter Bill Would Cut Funding for Sanctuary Cities

In reaction to the alleged murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco last month by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, Rep. Duncan Hunter (D-CA) has offer legislation to cut funding money for “sanctuary cities,” accordi...
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#BlackLivesMatter: Protest at Minute Twenty at a Netroots Nation Town Hall

Today, during one of those all too typical and predictable discussions at a convention where no real hard hitting questions are being asked, there was a demonstration.  This week was filled with news of yet another mysterious ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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GOP Looking to Prove It’s #CommittedToCommunity with New Outreach Effort

Earlier this week, the Republican National Committee launched a first of its kind effort to meet Black Americans (and would be voters) where they are by partnering with Radio One for #CommittedToCommunity: Engage, Empower, Upli...
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Can You Hear Me Now: Cell Phone Video Is Powerful Tool to Address Police Brutality

Sandra Bland had just relocated to Texas from Chicago to start a new job. She was stopped by police for her apparent failure to signal properly while changing lanes. After an arrest in which she ended up on the ground with a co...
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57% of Republicans view Donald Trump favorably

Despite the condemnation from Latino issue groups and other presidential candidates, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is viewed positively by Republicans. A Washington Post/ABC News poll released yesterday shows t...
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At NAACP, Obama Endorses SAFE Justice Act Without Saying the Name

Yesterday at the annual NAACP conference in Philadelphia, President Obama endorsed all the substantive aspects of a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill in the House that has lots of momentum behind it — the SAFE Ju...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Shot Clock Ticking for Environmental Establishment: Show Me Your Diversity!

“The overall environmental movement is incredibly diverse. The mainstream environmental movement isn’t,” said Danielle Deane, Executive Director of Green 2.0, an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diver...
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Morial to FCC: Deliver Promise of Digital Equity, Opportunity to MWBEs

Noting that the Attributable Material Relationship rule has been a hindrance to participation by bona fide Designated Entities in spectrum incentive auctions, Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League recent...
by Kristal High
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Walker’s Legacy and Google Host Women in Business Awards Brunch

On July 4, 2015, Walker’s Legacy, a national women in business collective founded in 2009, powered by partner Accelerate with Google hosted the more than eighty women for an impactful women in business awards program during t...
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Dems + Koch Bros. Justice Bill: Hearing Will Feature SAFE Justice Act Sponsors

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led by Republican Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) and Democrat Elijah Cummings (D-MD), will hold two days of hearings on criminal justice reform next week. On hearing day one (July...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Virginia Redistricting Case Plays Out Dramatically In Federal Court

At the U.S. District Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., the redistricting case before a three judge panel between a Democratic law firm and Virginia’s Republicans, who strategized to pack as many Blacks in as few state and co...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Jeb Bush touts support for border security and path to legal status for undocumented

On Wednesday, at a campaign event in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush played up his border security plans when asked about the recent remarks GOP presidential hopeful and real estate mogul Donald Trump has been making about Mexican immi...
by Adriana Maestas
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54 Years Later South Carolina Votes to Finally Take Down Confederate Flag

The vote was 94 to 20.  It only took 150 years after the end of the Civil War, but the South Carolina legislature finally voted to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds.  The South Carolina Ho...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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