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An Open Internet Creates a Wealth of Opportunities for Women

By Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable Over the years, the Black Women’s Roundtable has focused on promoting health and wellness,...
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Don’t Blame Us!

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Marcia L. Fudge released the following opinion on the 2014 midterm election results. As pundits continue to play the blame game in the days following last Tuesday’s elections, there ...
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Will Latina Voices Be Heard on Election Day?

By Maria Elena Perez, National Institute of Reproductive Health As we come to yet another important election season, in which our basic right to choose hangs in the balance, we must ask: what is at stake for Latinas’ access t...
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Net Metering Means Minorities Are Getting the Short End of the Deal

This article first appeared on VOXXI. By Gus Portela Hiring is on the uptick, but its slow pace is leaving many struggling Americans in a lurch. As we head into election season, the debate over how to create more jobs and help ...
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Broadband Offering New Yorkers A Path to Economic Prosperity

By Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda (District 87/NY) As a state known for uniquely embracing and harnessing the power of technology, it should come as no surprise that New York consumers love options.  Considering the way in which b...
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CBCALC14: Four Days, 70 Panel Discussions, a Forum of Business Minded People

By L.A. Jones Having served the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference roles of attendee, coordinator, sponsor & speaker–in various combinations for nearly a quarter of the 44 year...
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Janay Rice #TeachableMoment

It’s predictable that Janay Rice, the victim in the Ray Rice controversy, is strongly defending her husband and the father of her child.  Her defense in no way absolves her husband’s wrong, nor does it make her responsible...
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It’s Not About Ray It’s About Janay

Why do we always blame victims of domestic violence? Case in point: Janay Palmer. You’re probably asking who is she.  She is the now wife and then-fiancé of Ray Rice.  As if the video footage of him dragging her unconsciou...
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Across the Nation & Especially in Texas Anglo Democratic Candidates Need To Learn From President Obama

Why is it that most Anglo Democratic candidates, at least in Texas, are afraid to publicly support issues relevant to the African-American experience, like police brutality and racial profiling, yet expect our vote at the polls...
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Raising Black Sons in Light of…

By: Jolanda Jones As a single mom of a Black man, business owner, lawyer, former city council member, US Track & Field member, and human rights activist, I was asked to be an expert panelist, on our local television affilia...
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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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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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