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Marion Barry (1936-2014) and Summer Jobs

From the suites to the streets. Early this morning former Washington, D.C. Mayor and current Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry died.   In an age of gridlock where many members of Congress brag about flying back and fourth from ho...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Dorian Johnson, Piaget Crenshaw and Tiffany Mitchell: Forgotten Ferguson Witnesses

Dorian Johnson, Piaget Crenshaw, Mike Brady and Tiffany Mitchell.  Medical examiners who have nothing to do with the shooting of Michael Brown are quoted in news stories.  Sources with thinly veiled agendas that should be obv...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Is This a Democrat?

Everyone knows Rep. John Barrow is “the last Blue Dog standing.”  Rep. Barrow is one of the few members in Congress from the South who is a Democrat that isn’t African American.  Barrow is so conservative th...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Bipartisan Dislike Follows After Willie Horton / Nikko Jenkins Ad Airs

A political ad aired by the National Republican Congressional Committee is being called out by many as racist. The ad, which has political circles buzzing and has gone viral, with more than 150,000 views on YouTube, has politi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Growing Optimism for South Sudan

By Raynard Jackson Last month I had the chance to talk with several members of the South Sudanese delegation who attended the annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City. Those who follow my wr...
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#HBCU Advocates, Black Caucus React to Final Parent PLUS Change

In October 2011, the Department of Education tightened the loan standards for Parent PLUS Loans.  The change effected over 30,000 students at HBCUs at a collective loss in tuition to the schools of over $150 million. In 2013...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Will Ferguson Flyer Sent By Georgia Democrats Motivate Black Voters?

Update:  Gov. Nathan Deal calls Democrats #Ferguson Ad “Despicable…” It’s Up to You to Make Change Happen. As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a flyer that is reported to have been sent o...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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CBCALC14: Four Days, 70 Panel Discussions, a Forum of Business Minded People

By L.A. Jones Having served the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference roles of attendee, coordinator, sponsor & speaker–in various combinations for nearly a quarter of the 44 year...
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