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Bill Clinton Says Crime Bill “Made Things Worse.” Where’s Everyone Else?

“I signed a bill that made the problem worse,” former President Bill Clinton admitted t members of the NAACP in Philadelphia on July 15. Of course, it really wasn’t a matter of Bill Clinton “admitting it...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Frederica Wilson Keeps Attention on #TakeBackOurGirls as #MSM Disappears

Wilson’s War to #TakeBackOurGirls Continues. Last week the President of Nigeria visited Washington.  As he did, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) continued to apply constant pressure and social media attention on the Nige...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Real Talk: MoveOn’s Anna Galland on the Bernie/Marty Netroots Nation Fail

Anyone on the Democratic side running for the White House who wants to create some sort of Black voters crisis-fiasco should do what Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders did this weekend at Netroots Nation.  Anyone lo...
by Politic365 Staff
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Louis Stokes: Ohio’s First Back Congressman Diagnosed with Cancer

Today a spokesperson for former Congressman Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first Black Congressman, saying he has been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer.  Stokes in 90 and served in Congress for thirty years, from 1969 to 1999....
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Duncan Hunter Bill Would Cut Funding for Sanctuary Cities

In reaction to the alleged murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco last month by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, Rep. Duncan Hunter (D-CA) has offer legislation to cut funding money for “sanctuary cities,” accordi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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At NAACP, Obama Endorses SAFE Justice Act Without Saying the Name

Yesterday at the annual NAACP conference in Philadelphia, President Obama endorsed all the substantive aspects of a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill in the House that has lots of momentum behind it — the SAFE Ju...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Dems + Koch Bros. Justice Bill: Hearing Will Feature SAFE Justice Act Sponsors

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led by Republican Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) and Democrat Elijah Cummings (D-MD), will hold two days of hearings on criminal justice reform next week. On hearing day one (July...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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54 Years Later South Carolina Votes to Finally Take Down Confederate Flag

The vote was 94 to 20.  It only took 150 years after the end of the Civil War, but the South Carolina legislature finally voted to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds.  The South Carolina Ho...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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