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President Obama to Award WWI Private Henry Johnson Medal of Honor

Next week President Obama will award the Medal of Honor posthumously to two World War I veterans, one, Henry Johnson, is African American. Private Johnson will received the award for gallantry displayed as a member of Company ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Supreme Court Takes Up Case That Could Nullify Immigrants

Should congressional and state legislative districts be apportioned based on the number of residents or the number people who are legal voters in the district?   That’s the case that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Marcia Fudge on Brelo Verdict: “Our Lives Have No Value” “Miscarriage of justice”

“Today we have been told – yet again – our lives have no value.”  In 2012, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who were unarmed, were shot to death during and after a car chase in a 137-round hail of bullets...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Some CBC Members Find WH Gifts for Their #TPP Votes Laughable

Summer jobs money alone isn’t going to do it.  If the White House wants to mount a serious campaign to turn Black Caucus NOs into YESes on trade, it won’t happen easy.  An informal poll of over 20 Black Caucus m...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Reps. Butterfield, Lee, Waters Talk on Black Caucus Tech Diversity Initiative

The Congressional Black Caucus launched an effort to spur diversity in hiring at technology companies.  The effort mirrors the work started by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.  Rev. Jackson’s work resulted in several tech compan...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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420 House Members Vote YES to Mandatory Minimums, Only 3 Vote Against

When Electeds Won’t Take the Tough Vote to Stop Bad Policy.  Supposedly it’s “CBC policy” to be against mandatory minimums.  All I know is, 41 members of the Congressional Black Caucus voted YES to m...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Congressman Turns Clarke Testimony Into Chat on White on White Crime

The testimony of Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke was just as devoid of strategic substance on policing as his appearances on Fox News.  Clarke had tons to offer when it came to his views on black on black crime and federal over...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Black Caucus to Focus on Tech Diversity #BlackTech

“In Silicon Valley, the march for diversity and inclusion is just beginning.” – Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. “The data we have seen coming from tech companies is deplorable and unacceptable and most of these com...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Justice Reform: 26 Democrats Press Obama to Ban The Box

Twenty six Senate Democrats are pressing President Obama to take executive action to “ban the box.” Banning the box would stop employers at federal agencies from asking job applicants about prior convictions unt...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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House GOP Invites Nutty #Obama Hating Sheriff to Hearing on Policing

“Obama started this war on police intentionally,” wrote Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on twitter on May 11. “Right in line with his community agitating,” he added.  On May 14, Republican House...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Black Caucus Members, Sen. Rand Paul Meet on Justice Reform

Eight members of the Congressional Black Caucus met today with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in a small room adjacent to the cloak rooms on the House floor.  The members convened the bipartisan meeting to focus on what they might be a...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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President Obama’s Campaign of Insult Fails to Deliver Votes in His Own Party

“They’re just wrong.” A month long campaign of insult on members of his own party failed to deliver 60 votes in the Senate that would have granted a vote on “fast track” authority for President Oba...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Clay + McCaskill Bill Would Tame Police Militarization

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO) and Missouri’s U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) have joined up to sponsor, the Protecting Communities and Police Act of 2015. The justice reform bill was introduced by McCaskil...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Candidate of the Past: Jeb Bush Doubles Down on the Iraq War Disaster

If you were the brother of a President of the Unites States who presided over a $3 trillion disaster war that got thousands killed, what would you do?  What would you say when asked if you support your brother’s foreign ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#LorettaLynch Day 11: A Long Overdue Investigation of Baltimore’s Police

On her eleventh day on the job, new Attorney General Loretta Lynch has launched an investigation into the Baltimore Police Department. READ September 28, 2014: UNDUE FORCE by the Baltimore Sun The fact is: this investigatio...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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