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Two Left Leaning Justice Reform Bills Are Included in Paul Ryan Poverty Plan

Finally, thirty years since the war on drugs was made worse during the 1990s, more Republicans are coming around on criminal justice reform.  Yesterday, Rep. Paul Ryan included two criminal justice reform bills by Democrat Bob...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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MI-14: With Vote Split, Former Rep. Hansen Clarke Has Big Polling Lead

The results of a Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV/EPIC-MRA poll of 800 people shows that former Michigan Rep. Hansen Clarke has a sizeable lead in the race for MI-14 — the House seat being vacated by Rep. Gary Peters who is ru...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Pressure on Big Tech Gets Results, Twitter Reveals Stats

“Rev. Jesse Jackson’s campaign on silicon valley is just as important as a march on police brutality in New York,” said Roland Martin this morning on his radio show News One Now. Rev. Jesse Jackson has been pr...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Conservative Silence on #EricGarner Case Verifies Black Outreach is a Joke

Eric Garner and Conservative Republican silence.  Where is the shouting about “less government?”  Where are the calls for violations of 4th Amendment rights and police state overreach? Was there conservative suppo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Pigs Fly During Do-Nothing Congress: Chaka Fattah, Gillibrand + GOP Pass Urban Jobs Bill

Last week as everyone was paying attention to the crisis at the Mexican border, violence in Israel, and shootings in Chicago, Congress actually got something relevant done.  Although the 113th Congress is set to be the least p...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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D.C. Council Set to Ban Expelling Pre-Schoolers From Publicly Funded Programs

You would think that suspending or expelling a 3 yearly who threw a tantrum from a program would be unthinkable right?  But in Washington, D.C. — just like in so many other cities — officials have to act to pass la...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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New York Firefighter Danae Mines Makes History

Only one of 41 women in the 11,000 member New York City Fire Department, Bronx native Danae Mines knew that she would be a long shot participant in the department’s annual calendar that typically only features men. Cover...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#BorderCrisis: CHC Led By Rep. Luis Gutierrez Set to Press Obama to Take Action

Today, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus threw down the gauntlet on what their demands will be regarding the border crisis.  First on the list: They want the deportations of children to stop. The CHC is set to meet ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Border Crisis Is Just Like Katrina… Other Than the 1,833 Dead People

1,833 Dead. How Soon We Forget.  “I think about the criticism that George W. Bush received when he didn’t go to New Orleans [during] Katrina, this is no different,” said Texas Gov. Rick Perry yesterday on Fox News as he ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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April Ryan: Black Unemployment Numbers on the Decline

April Ryan:  The Black unemployment numbers have the attention of the Obama Administration, particularly as they have made a significant drop since 2011 at its peak of 16.8 percent. In June 2014, the numbers stood at 10.7 per...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker Talk Race, Criminal Justice and New Legislation

Senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker are joining a list of legislators that have made the long march to change the failed U.S. criminal justice system. With $63 billion in tax money spent on locking people up every year, the fail...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Justice Reform: Details of REDEEM Act by Sens. Cory Booker + Rand Paul

Details of the justice reform legislation offered by Senators Booker and Paul. The legislation calls for for Comprehensive Reform Measures to Fix America’s Broken Criminal Justice System, Ease Burden on Taxpayers, and Break t...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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With 82 Shot, 14 Dead in Chicago a Request for $3.7 Billion for Immigration

“This is a humanitarian crisis.” We are considering “alternatives for detention.” “We’ve identified this as a humanitarian situation.” “Money is needed to “get to the root c...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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10.7%: Best Number for Black Unemployment in 6 Years

10.7%… remember 16.7% in 2011? Everyone who is consistently against President Obama argues that “Black unemployment is still high.”  Well, it’s been double the overall number for over 30 years so there&...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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MIchelle Howard Becomes’s Navy’s First Female Four Star Admiral

American military history was made yesterday as Vice Adm. Michelle Howard became the first female to become a four star Admiral in Naval history.  The U.S. Navy’s is 236 years old. Howard was the first African-American w...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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