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crop1

Record Number of African Americans Running Statewide in 2014

A record number of African Americans are running statewide for the midterm elections.  Below is a chart of the candidates who will be on the ballot on Tuesday.
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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doj1

Feds Convict Warren Ballentine: Not One Subprime Banker Prosecuted

Once again, it’s always interesting to see the cases federal prosecutors pursue and the ones they don’t. Chicago Tribune: “Prosecutors alleged that Ballentine acted as the real estate lawyer at closings invol...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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lee8

Murderer in Political Ad Endorses Republican

Nikko Jenkins Endorses Lee Terry.  Marjorie Sturgeon of KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska reports that Nikko Jenkins, who appeared at a hearing regarding his mental competency, made a political endorsement. Jenkins, 28, who killed fo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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donuts_cops

Problematic Police Tactics

It’s been two months since Daniel Pantaleo strangled Eric Garner, 48, to death on a sidewalk in Staten Island, N.Y. Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death on August 9. Since then, there has been nothing but sil...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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lee2

Bipartisan Dislike Follows After Willie Horton / Nikko Jenkins Ad Airs

A political ad aired by the National Republican Congressional Committee is being called out by many as racist. The ad, which has political circles buzzing and has gone viral, with more than 150,000 views on YouTube, has politi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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dccc1

DCCC Begs for Cash Again, Finally Mentions a Black Person Running for Congress

The Hill, Mike Lillis: ”Democrats have raised $163 million to the GOP’s $125 million. That’s an enormous discrepancy, especially considering that Republicans control 34 more House seats than Democrats … The DCC...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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FERG

Rep. Lacy Clay Asks DoJ to Investigate St. Louis Court System #Ferguson

Clay Urges Justice Dept. to Expand Federal Probe to Cover Municipal Courts in St. Louis City & County New Data Indicates Low-Income, Minority Residents Serving as ATM Machines for Local Government   Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO) i...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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leach1

GOP Ad to Black Voters: Stop Voting for Dems When Nothing Changes

MD AD: STOP VOTING FOR DEMS. A campaign ad running in Maryland in support of Republican Larry Hogan, the opponent of Democrat Anthony Brown, makes a direct appeal to Black Democrats.  Hogan and Brown are running for Governor ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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parent1

#HBCU Advocates, Black Caucus React to Final Parent PLUS Change

In October 2011, the Department of Education tightened the loan standards for Parent PLUS Loans.  The change effected over 30,000 students at HBCUs at a collective loss in tuition to the schools of over $150 million. In 2013...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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o1

Why Do Democrats Think They Can Bash Obama and Get Black Votes?

Here are a few election time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win Black votes?  Why should Black voters be motivated to turnout after months...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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vote3

Will Ferguson Flyer Sent By Georgia Democrats Motivate Black Voters?

Update:  Gov. Nathan Deal calls Democrats #Ferguson Ad “Despicable…” It’s Up to You to Make Change Happen. As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a flyer that is reported to have been sent o...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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mayor1nyc

Noerdlinger Obsession Verifies NY Reporters Make Way Under $170,000

“It’s none of your f—ing business.” — New York City Mayor Ed Koch.  If you want to learn every detail of every parking ticket or unpaid debt of the Chief of Staff of the wife of the Mayor of New York and her boy...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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leeTerry

Republicans Release Willie Horton Type Ad to Help Rep. Lee Terry Get Elected

Breaking News: Republicans release race-baiting Willie Horton style ad less than three weeks before election day.  Bet you could have never guessed that would happen.  Even though the headline at The Hill reads “NRCC re...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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crist31

Black Florida Newspaper Won’t Endorse Crist, Dings Dems

Florida Courier Dings Florida Dems — Fails to Endorse Crist.  Another day, another interesting moment for the Democratic Party and Black newspaper (non)endorsements.  Yesterday the Call & Post in Cleveland, Ohio en...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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fudge1

CBC Chair: We Voted For War Gear Because Grayson Amdt. “Was a Dumb”

Fudge: We Voted Against the Grayson Amendment “Because It Was a Dumb Amendment.“ Last week at the annual town hall meeting during the 44th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Co...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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