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Net Metering and Its Potential Impact on Low-Income Consumers

This article originally appeared on the Atlanta Black Star on July 2, 2014. Paul Krugman, in a recent New York Times Op-Ed titled The Big Green Test Conservatives and Climate Change, argued that “emissions taxes are th...
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Solar Bill is Bright Spot for Legislature

This article originally appeared on TheTandD.com. By GILDA COBB-HUNTER As state legislators, we are elected to uphold the public trust and do what is right for our communities. My colleagues and I in the South Carolina state Le...
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The Central Park Five and the Continued Battle to End Racial Profiling

                      By Dr. Niaz Kasravi, Criminal Justice Director, NAACP Many of us would like to believe that we live in a world where children could not be coerced int...
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What is Net Neutrality and Why You Should Care?

By Steven Smith, Executive Director, Rainbow PUSH Coalition Media & Telecommunications Project For the last two months, there has been intense dialogue around net neutrality and issues related to an “Open Internet.”  F...
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Attaching Trayvon Martin to Net Neutrality: Inaccurate and Inappropriate

        By Daryl Bassett, former Utility Commissioner, Arkansas Public Service Commission I’ve spent over twenty years convening diverse groups of people and organizations around the causes that can he...
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Washington can play the waiting game with Havana and win

By Elaine Mendus Earlier this month, it was discovered that the United States government funded and built a Twitter clone to try to stir dissent in Cuba. The project, “ZunZuneo” held, at its height, 40,000 subscribers. The ...
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It’s Time to Give Millennials a Raise

By Sarah Audelo For many young Americans, the economy just isn’t working in our favor. Since the Great Recession, Millennials have continued to represent a growing share of low-wage workers. And while our generation continues...
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Reforming the FCC’s “Designated Entity” Rules Will Promote Diversity in Spectrum Ownership

Donna Epps, Verizon’s Vice President for Public Policy and Strategic Alliances, recently published the following post on Verizon’s Policy Blog:The Minority Media & Telecommunications Council recently released a white pa...
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A High-Speed Vision For Our Community

By:  Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable National Coalition on Black Civic Participation         “Solemn or sassy, women have always had something important t...
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Black History Month Is Time to Get Serious about Black Kids’ Futures

By Jamal Simmons Jamal Simmons is co-chair of the Internet Innovation Alliance. His political commentary has been seen on several television networks. For most of American history Black youth had ready-made jobs on farms or in ...
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Hearts for Haiti

By Alicia Hughes In 2010, Haiti, a naturally beautiful paradise nestled amongst the irony of extreme squalor and abject poverty, was hit by a devastating earthquake. In one iteration or another, everyone in Haiti was affected ...
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Clippers, Razors, and Tapers + WiFi = Modern Barbershop

For centuries, the barbershop has been the cornerstone for news and information. It could be said that the barbershop might have been the best information highway before the Internet. This hub of activity can often provide the ...
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Tackling the Challenge of Making the Innovation Economy Post-Racial

This article first appeared on A Platform for Good. Click here to see the original post. By Patrick Gusman Patrick is a versatile international corporate and nonprofit executive and serial innovator. As the proud father of th...
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Obama has to flip the House or use executive orders for meaningful reforms

By Elaine Mendus This year’s Presidential State of the Union was a far cry from what it has been in the past. While many critics noticed the lack of talk about the economy being in bad straits as an indicator that things ...
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When Release From Jail is Tied to Being Black And Poor

by Deon Jones This week, the Obama Administration, advocacy organizations, state and local governments, and citizens across the United States are celebrating Black Male Achievement Week.  This is a time when stakeholders brin...
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