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Marissa Alexander Accepts Plea Deal, Should Be Released in January

Over 1,000 days in jail. In the case of Marissa Alexander, a woman who was facing over twenty years in prison for shooting drywall, there has been a plea deal.  Alexander will agree that she is guilty on three counts of aggrav...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#HandsUpDontSpend: Pastor Jamal Bryant Urges Economic Boycott Ferguson Protest

Nov. 27 to Dec. 2nd. Baltimore based Pastor Jamal Bryant has kicked off an economic protest/boycott set to take place from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday.  The economic boycott is a way to protest the lack of prosecution of Fer...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Wasserman Schultz Is Only Top to Admit Dem “Party Has a Problem”

“We’re looking to identify our mistakes.” Notice how Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) is the only top Democrat to admit there’s “a problem” with gettin...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Marion Barry (1936-2014) and Summer Jobs

From the suites to the streets. Early this morning former Washington, D.C. Mayor and current Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry died.   In an age of gridlock where many members of Congress brag about flying back and fourth from ho...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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A Powerful Week for the Black Caucus

SEVEN UP. It was a fascinating week for the Congressional Black Caucus.  Perhaps one of their best days since four Black Caucus members became Committee Chairman in January 2009. The week started with New Jersey Rep. Frank Pa...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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2016 Campaign Starts With Jim Webb’s Walk Into Inner Cities, Focus on White Poverty

Former Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, launched his campaign for President late last night via an e-mail and a video.  Webb is establishing a exploratory committee that is likely to become a full presidential campa...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Donna Edwards, Joaquin Castro: Will DCCC Finally Step Into the Future?

The selection of who will be the next Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair will tell you all you need to know about whether or not House Democrats have learned anything from November 4th.  Will the party choos...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Black Caucus Chair Fudge Drops “Dear Colleague” On Seniority Issue

  SENIORITY “DEAR COLLEAGUE.” Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH) has sent out a letter to members of the Democratic Caucus regarding seniority. “Those who through years of service have gained significant...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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After Pelosi Letter Black Caucus Meets on Seniority

SENIORITY AS “A CONSIDERATION.” Members of the Black Caucus met over dinner last night for over three hours — primarily on the issue of committee seniority.  All of the Black Caucus’ most senior membe...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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November 4, 2014: A Historic Night for 3 Black Republicans

Mia Love. Will Hurd. Tim Scott.  Last night, Utah’s Mia Love was elected to be the the first black woman elected to Congress. Additionally, Senator Tim Scott became the first African American Senator elected in South Caro...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Looking for a Midterm Surprise? Look to Georgia #Midterms2014

Georgia on My Mind. For the 2014 midterm elections, the Democrats spent $60 million on a grassroots focused effort called the “Bannock Street Project.” The Bannock Street strategy focused on ten states with push ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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48-43: New Poll Has Mia Love Race Tightening

But Mia Love IS Expected to Win.  Even though a few recent polls have come up that have Mia Love’s race against Doug Owens getting closer, Love is expected to win. On Oct. 30,  Fox30 in Utah reported that, “according to...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#Midterms2014: Five Things That Would Define Victory for the GOP

We know about winning the Senate majority.  Let’s look at other things that would define victory for Republicans on election night. 1. Anthony Brown losing to Larry Hogan.  Now wouldn’t that be something.  No o...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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5 Things That Would Define Victory for Dems on Election Day

It’s November 4th. What would define victory for Democrats on this election day?  These five results are a start: 1. Both Gov. Scott Walker and Rick Scott losing. Remember four years ago when these to got themselves ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Dorian Johnson, Piaget Crenshaw and Tiffany Mitchell: Forgotten Ferguson Witnesses

Dorian Johnson, Piaget Crenshaw, Mike Brady and Tiffany Mitchell.  Medical examiners who have nothing to do with the shooting of Michael Brown are quoted in news stories.  Sources with thinly veiled agendas that should be obv...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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