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#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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Black Paper in Ohio Endorses Republican for Governor

  OHIO. The Call & Post, a historic Black newspaper established in Cleveland in 1928, endorsed Republican John Kasich for Governor over the Democrat in the race.  Instead of just rubber stamping their endorsement, l...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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obama672

A Look at President Obama’s Record on Blacks, Hispanics and Gays at Year Six

Obstruction by congressional Republicans has been a major obstacle for President Obama for four of his six years in office.  But the fact is, specific groups who supported him have won policy victories even in the face of that...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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david123

David McCallum, Wrongly Imprisoned for 29 Years, is Released

David McCallum maintained his innocence since 1986 when, at the age of 16, he was sent to prison for imprisoned for murder.  Today, after 29 years, he was finally released. McCallum was falsely prosecuted for a kidnapping and...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Horsford1

Secret Service Boss Takes a Beating After Fifth Security Lapse in Four Years

During an appearance on Capitol Hill by Secret Service Director Julia Pierson in front of the House Government Oversight Committee (an appearance in dire need of communications advice), she flatly told onlookers that problems w...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Sen. Cory Booker Drops Bill to Sack NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

Soooo… the NFL is a “non profit” that makes $9 billion a year.  Now Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is wondering what Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has brought up a trillion times before… Why does the NFL have tax...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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LatinoVote

SCOTUS Moves to Make Sure People in Ohio Can’t Vote Too Early

What did five members of the U.S. Supreme Court do yesterday?  They made sure that voters in Ohio have sss days to vote instead of xxx to vote.  They made sure that no one could vote the Sunday before election day.  They mad...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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dome1

20: Next Congress to Have Highest Number of Black Women Ever

The 114th Congress.  There will likely be five new African American members of Congress in 2015.  All of them will be women.  With that, the 114th Congress is well on track to feature the highest number of African American ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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cbcw

47: Next Congress Will Have Highest Number of Blacks Ever

Highest Ever: 114th Congress to Feature 47 African Americans. There are currently 44 African American members of Congress.  Next year there will be three more, to bring the total to 47.  That will be the highest number of Bl...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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