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Portsmouth, Va., Cop Who Killed 2 People in 4 Years Indicted for First Degree Murder

Stephen Rankin, a Police Officer in Portsmouth, Va., who has shot and killed two unarmed people in four years, was indicted today for first degree murder. Rankin shot and killed 18-year-old William Chapman outside a Walmart on ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Words vs. policy: why is Ricky Martin urging Latinos to unite against Trump?

This week singer Ricky Martin wrote an opinion piece urging Latinos “to unite against Donald Trump.” In reference to the GOP candidate throwing Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a press conference, Martin wrote: &...
by Adriana Maestas
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Bernie Sanders to Offer Bill to Ban Private Prisons

Sanders to Introduce Bill to End Federal Involvement with Private Prisons. In a major nod to Black Lives Matter activists, Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernice Sanders will offer legislation to ban federal governm...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Trumped: Scott Walker Suddenly Backtracks on Birthright Citizenship

Just days after sounding a whole hell of a lot like Donald Trump, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is suddenly pumping the breaks on the birthright citizenship issue. “I’m not taking a position on it one way or the other,”...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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The Agenda: #BlackLIvesMatter Activists Launch Campaign Zero

Campaign Zero. “You’re going to have to come together as a movement and say, ‘Here’s what we want done about it,’” Clinton said in a meeting with Black Lives Matter activists last week. And...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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GOP Black Outreach: Huckabee and Walker Slap #BlackLIvesMatter

If this is Republican Black outreach I’d hate to see what happens when they’re not trying to connect. As reported by the Daily Mail, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called ‘ridiculous’ the idea that he would...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Is Elijah Cummings About to Rock the Maryland Senate Race?

Is Elijah Cummings About to Rock the Maryland Senate Race and Run? If Elijah Cummings were to enter the race for Senate to fill the seat of retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), that would be really bad news for Rep. Donna...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Chaka Fattah Video: “We’re Going to Prove I’m Innocent”

“I am innocent of each and every one of these allegations,” Congressman Chaka Fattah said confidently to a group of reporters outside of federal court in Philadelphia today.  He pled “not guilty” today ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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