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Elijah Cummings Has a Few Words for Chief of Secret Service

During a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, ranking Democrat had a few things to say to Secret Service Chief Joe Clancy and none of those things were good.  The Secret Service has recently been dea...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Kardashian Congressman Aaron Schock is GOP’s Welfare Queen

Could Anyone Be This Stupid? The Answer is YES.  American taxpayers funded $79,000 in furniture and $29,000 on a photographer over four months for soon-to-be-funded Rep. Aaron Schock (D-IL).  This is the same Rep. Schock who ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Fmr. Rep Barney Frank Says Downton Abbey Aaron Should be “Exposed”

Should closeted gay politicians be allowed to keep their private lives private? Former Rep. Barney Frank shared his views on the topic when speaking about soon-to-be-former Congressman Aaron Schock.  Whether Schock is gay is o...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Sen. Durbin Says Loretta Lynch “Asked to Sit in the Back of the Bus”

“This woman is asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar,” said Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) on the Senate floor this morning regarding the delay in the  nomination of Loretta Lynch for Atto...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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What Is Hillary Clinton Doing?

First there was the failed book tour rollout. No biggie right? It was just a book tour.  Now there’s hidden e-mail. And with that we start thinking of Joe Biden, Martin O’Malley, Andy Cuomo, Jim Webb, Mark Warner a...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Holder Says Blacks Not Equally Treated by Police. Is That News?

Anyone surprised?  Everything Michelle Alexander wrote about in 2010 in The New Jim Crow was re-stated yet again today by Attorney General Eric Holder. The only question that should have been asked of Holder today was: Why did...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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The 15 Black Caucus Members Who Attended the #NetanyahuSpeech

Members of the Black Caucus who attended the joint session with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Reps. David Scott (D-GA), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Sen. Cory ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Pew Study Shows that Dem Losses Connected to States Losses, Redistricting

Call Howard Dean.  In February, a Democratic National Committee “victory task force” released its preliminary report on what the party needs to do to stop losing elections.  Over the last six years Democrats have been l...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Nothing But Net: 4 Million People and Net Neutrality

Four million comments and tons of of deliberation later, the FCC passed new rules regulating the internet as a public utility in a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26.  The fight for net neutrality, or an “open Internet” and aga...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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A Black U.S. Senator from Maryland?

Sen. Edwards, Sen. Cummings, Sen. Alsobrooks, Sen. Blake or Sen. Brown? With today’s announcement from Senator Barbara Mikuski (D-MD) that she will retire in 2016, there is a wide open opportunity for a Black Democrat in...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Losing 2016: Republicans Change Nothing on Immigration

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said it all pretty clearly in January 2013.  Clearly some in the Republican party were not listening.  Instead, Republicans appear to be “strategizing” to make...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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That $20 Billion Lawsuit: Byron Allen vs. Al Sharpton

Read the lawsuit in full here Television producer and media mogul Byron Allen, joined with the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM) has dropped a $20 billion suit against Comcast, Al Sharpton and Time W...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Lowest Ratings Since 2009: Did the Selma Oscar 2015 Boycott Work?

Not One Dime in November 2014.  Not One Viewer in February 2015.  Black buying power has always been written about and talked about.  But now, it’s actually being demonstrated in living color and in front of everyone w...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Shelby Steele Gets Owned By Ta-Nehisi Coates on National TV

Shelby Steele Gets Owned By Ta-Nehisi Coates on National TV.  Few TV talking head moments are worth watching again and again and again.  But here is a winner from last week’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos where a...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Seven Other Members Who Aren’t David Scott Corrine Brown Should Yell At

Drama. Yesterday during votes on whether or not to fund the Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) went after Rep. David Scott (D-GA) — who had voted with the Republicans. That’s amusing when yo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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