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Ferguson: Members of Congress, DOJ to Meet on Death in Custody Bill Tuesday

Even though the law was signed into law by President Obama in December 2014, the Death in Custody Reporting Act has not been put into effect. But tomorrow on Capitol Hill, at least five members of Congress who contacted the Dep...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Six Behind the Scenes Photos From Loretta Lynch’s Swearing-In

Loretta Lynch Becomes Attorney General. The 83rd Attorney General of the United State, and the first Black female AG, was sworn-in today at the Department of Justice in a packed conference room decorated with large portraits o...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Alma Adams + @RepByrne to Lauch First #HBCU Caucus in Congress

There’s a Bike Caucus There’s a Tea Party Caucus. There’s a Chicken Caucus. Now, finally, thanks to new Black Caucus member Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) and Alabama Republican Bradley Byrne, there will be a Congress...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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CBC Members Watch Lynch Vote from Senate Floor, Greet McConnell

Lynch Confirmed 56-43: Nine female members of the Congressional Black Caucus were on the Senate floor as the Senate completed the historic vote to confirm the first Black female Attorney General in history.  In a unexpectedly ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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56-43: Did Brothers for Loretta Lynch Mtg. with Key Republican Win YES Vote?

56-43. A group of African American men marched to Capitol Hill yesterday to support the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. Lynch was finally confirmed today after 166 days by a vote of 56-43.  Surprisingly, ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Sen. Tim Scott Wants a Hearing on Police Body Cams

#WalterScott. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is asking for a hearing on police body cameras.  This move could be a bi-partisan break on the issue that may lead to bi-partisan legislation.  On criminal justice reform there have been ma...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#BrothersforLorettaLynch March to Take Place Wed. April 22

#BrothersforLorettaLynch March to Take Place Wednesday Morning.  A march organized by Roland Martin, Pastor Jamal Bryant and Jeff Johnson in support of Loretta Lynch is scheduled to take place tomorrow morning. All participant...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Loretta Lynch Day 165: Black Caucus, Pelosi to Have Capitol Steps Presser

Tomorrow members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be joined by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to urge the confirmation of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General. Loretta Lynch was nominated by President Obama on ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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DOJ Moves Slow on First Ferguson Bill, Members Secure Meeting

#MichaelBrown #WalterScott #FreddieGray #EricGray #TamirRice Though the first piece of federal legislation related to police brutality and Ferguson was signed into law on December 18, 2014, not much has happened in terms of ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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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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
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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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