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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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President Obama turns to the private sector in nomination for V.A. chief

President Obama has turned to the private sector in attempting to clean up the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in announcing that the former CEO of Proctor and Gamble, Bob McDonald, would be nominated to head up the troub...
by Adriana Maestas
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PowerPAC+ Report: Democratic Party Gets Black Votes But Won’t Hire Black Firms

After years of lip service, hot-air and excuses regarding hiring minority firms, the Democratic Party finds itself embarrassed by a stunning new report by PowerPAC.   Last week, Steve Phillips of PowerPAC+ released the Fannie ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Say It: Charlie Rangel Flash Mob Dance Party

Today is primary today in New York.  This past Saturday, Rep. Charlie Rangel held “Uncle Charlie’s Flash Mob Dance Party” in Harlem.  The event was held on the first day of summer.  Once again, much like tw...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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John Conyers’ Signature Snafu Could Lead to Primary Chaos

Rep. John Conyers, who arrived in Congress in 1965, has a serious ballot issue regarding his re-election. Will he be on the ballot? Will he be a write in?  He would be the most senior member of Congress next year if he is re-e...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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What Partisan Gridlock? Sens. Cory Booker and Tim Scott Join on LEAP Act

In an era of partisan gridlock two senators from opposing parties have come together with legislation aimed at putting Americans back to work. It becomes more noteworthy that the two senators are the only African-Americans in t...
by Ray Baker
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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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Open the floodgates, Supreme Court strikes down campaign contribution limits

The rich are poised to have even more influence in the upcoming midterm elections in light of the Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday that struck down aggregate campaign contribution limits. According to The New York Times: ̶...
by Adriana Maestas
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