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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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23-17: Vote to Fund Syrian Rebels Splits Black Caucus

The House vote to fund training and arming of Syrian rebels to take on ISIS split the Black Caucus in half.  The vote was 273-to-156.  Twenty three members of the CBC voted to fund the Syrian rebels and 17 voted against fundi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Attorney Ben Crump Attends Capitol Hill Racial Profiling Event

Attorney Ben Crump, who represents the family of Michael Brown, was on Capitol Hill last week at a ACLU forum on racial profiling.  The crowded event was attended by congressional staff and several members of Congress.
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Black Caucus Announces Plan to Boost the Black Vote for 2014

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), CBCPAC Chair Greg Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) announced their plans to boost black voter turnout for the midterms.   They were joi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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CA State Sen. Roderick Wright to resign this month, following criminal conviction

California State Senator Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) announced on Monday that he would resign from the state legislature effective September 22. This comes after being convicted for felony perjury and voting fraud charges for...
by Adriana Maestas
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California legislators send plastic bag ban bill to Governor

Last week, California legislators passed a bill that would ban single use plastic bags in grocery stores and in large pharmacies. If California Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill into law, the state will become the first to ba...
by Adriana Maestas
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#GA123: The Children of Freedom Summer Will Soon Be Leaders of Freedom Fall

The seeds planted 50 years ago in Mississippi during Freedom Summer are in full bloom. The children of 1964 — who are now leaders — are positioned to energize this generation of young voters of color and progressive...
by Kirk Clay
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California Gubernatorial Candidate Pretends to be Homeless with a Camera Crew

With current California Governor Jerry Brown holding a substantial lead in the latest polls for the governor’s race, Republican candidate Neel Kashkari has found himself needing to get the public’s attention. So Kas...
by Adriana Maestas
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