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deacon1

Innocent Man Who Was in Jail for 25 Years Sues New York for $25 Million

Another week, another story about someone who was in jail for decades who was innocent.  This time it’s Derrick Deacon of Brooklyn, New York.  Deacon was in jail for 25 years when, whoops,  someone finally figured out ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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3guys

Rep. Thompson Drops Bill for Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney Gold Medal

Rep. Bennie Thompson filed legislation this week to award three murdered civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, the Congressional Gold Medal.  The fiftieth anniversary of their murders is in...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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panel90

Has Civil Rights Activism Been Replaced by Endless Panels?

Ask yourself: Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sitting on a panel? On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act we should ask ourselves: Has activism been replaced by “...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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School Restraints

Will These 10 Dems Vote NO on the Black Caucus Budget Again?

Would the world end if these members vote YES? For some odd reason no one can clearly explain, liberal Democrats keep voting against the CBC Budget every year.  The question is: WHY? Many of these Democrats agree with the prin...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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jjr

Jesse Jr Put in Solitary Confinement for Telling Prisoners Their Rights

Inmate No. 32451-016. Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who was in prison in Butner, North Carolina, has been transferred to another federal prison in Montgomery, Ala. The Bureau of Prisons (which is due for yet another budget inc...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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oprah-laverb1

#VA8: Oprah Winfrey Brings Mega Support to Lavern Chatman at Sold Out Event

‘I came here tonight to support Lavern Chatman’ — Oprah Winfrey In late March, congressional candidate Lavern Chatman wowed members of the Black Caucus at their weekly meeting on Capitol Hill.  Last night, Chatma...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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NUL-group1

Nation Urban League Awards Ifill, Murphy, 5 in the Black Caucus… and a Republican

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE’S CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS.  Last night at a reception in Washington, D.C. to kickoff their annual State of Black America report, National Urban League President Marc Morial and Senior Vice ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Morial-April1

NUL’s State of Black America Report: Hispanics Doing Better Than Blacks

In its annual 2014 State of Black America report the National Urban League outlined, among other things, that Hispanics are doing better in the U.S. economically than African Americans.  Hispanics comprise the largest minority...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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taylor1

#ISupportShanesha: $64,000 for Homeless Mom Arrested After Job Interview

On March 20, Shanesha Taylor, a homeless mother of two, was arrested and charged with felony child abuse after Scottsdale police discovered her two kids, aged 2 years old and 6 months old, in a locked Dodge Durango (with the wi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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obamacare

6 Million: Despite Web Site Drama and Haters Obamacare is Winning

With the first big Obamacare enrollment deadline ending on March 31, the Obama administration has met its enrollment target. Obamacare enrollment is expected to be over six million by Monday.  One wonders what the number would...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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press2

Time for Change in the Black Press?

Media journalist Richard Prince reported yesterday that black newspapers were not part of PEW’s recent “State of the News Media 2014” report that was released this week.  But according to Prince, PEW did indi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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enroll1

Local VA Officials to Host 3 Health Care Enrollfest Events Before Deadline

#ENROLLFEST. With only two days to the deadline and 6 million signed up, Rep. Bobby Scott and a group of local elected officials hosted a well attended enrollfest event today in Petersburg, Va.  The event is one of four in Vir...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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corrupt1

Mayor of Charlotte Pat Cannon Must Have Missed Ray Nagin Case

Ray Nagin, former Mayor of New Orleans Kwame Kilpatrick, former Mayor of Detroit Jack Johnson, former County Exec of Prince Georges County, Md. Washington DC Council members Michael Brown, Kwame Brown and Harry Thomas… If wha...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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chaka1

Rep. Fattah Asks Obama Admin. to Redirect Toyota Cash to Mentoring

  Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) sent a letter to President Obama asking the Administration to redirect funds from the recent Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation to youth mentoring programs. On March...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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border1

Federal Inmates: Immigration Arrests Now Second Only to Drug Busts

When it comes to federal prisoners, immigration offenses is now second only to drug offenses according to data from the Bureau of Prisons.  There are currently 98,554 prisoners in for drug related offenses.  In second place i...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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