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President Obama to Award WWI Private Henry Johnson Medal of Honor

Next week President Obama will award the Medal of Honor posthumously to two World War I veterans, one, Henry Johnson, is African American. Private Johnson will received the award for gallantry displayed as a member of Company C, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division, American Expeditionary Forces during combat in Tourbe and Aisne Rivers, France, on May […]

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Supreme Court Takes Up Case That Could Nullify Immigrants

Should congressional and state legislative districts be apportioned based on the number of residents or the number people who are legal voters in the district?   That’s the case that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take today. The way the Supreme Court rules on this case would have a major impact on the […]

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Rep. Marcia Fudge on Brelo Verdict: “Our Lives Have No Value” “Miscarriage of justice”

“Today we have been told – yet again – our lives have no value.”  In 2012, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who were unarmed, were shot to death during and after a car chase in a 137-round hail of bullets discharged by Cleveland Police Officers.   Michael Brelo, 31, was one of 13 Cleveland cops involved […]

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Some CBC Members Find WH Gifts for Their #TPP Votes Laughable

Summer jobs money alone isn’t going to do it.  If the White House wants to mount a serious campaign to turn Black Caucus NOs into YESes on trade, it won’t happen easy.  An informal poll of over 20 Black Caucus members found more hard NOs and a load of indignation at the notion that votes could be […]

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Reps. Butterfield, Lee, Waters Talk on Black Caucus Tech Diversity Initiative

The Congressional Black Caucus launched an effort to spur diversity in hiring at technology companies.  The effort mirrors the work started by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.  Rev. Jackson’s work resulted in several tech companies, included Google and Apple, revealing the diversity data of their workforce.Now members of the Black Caucus want to formalize the process […]


 
 

 
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#LorettaLynch Day 11: A Long Overdue Investigation of Baltimore’s Police

On her eleventh day on the job, new Attorney General Loretta Lynch has launched an investigation into the Baltimore Police Department. READ September 28, 2014: UNDUE FORCE by the Baltimore Sun The fact is: this investigatio...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Net Neutrality Attacks Undermine Democracy and Hurt Real People

Few would disagree that the Internet can provide an array of life-enhancing benefits, from helping you get an online degree, to allowing a single mother to work from home to support her family, or enabling people to monitor hea...
by Kristal High
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Baltimore Chapter of Mentoring Org Has 3,000% Increase in Applications

NBC News is reporting that the Baltimore Chapter of Big Brother Big Sisters in Baltimore has had over 300 inquiries for mentoring over the last three days. The surge in mentor applications is the largest number of requests in t...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Boehner on Freddie Gray: If Charges True, “It’s Outrageous and It’s Unacceptable”

Republican House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke out on the case of the April 19th police related death of Freddie Gray, 25, of Baltimore on Meet the Press this morning (5/3/15). Chuck Todd: ”Do you believe we’re in ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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’94 Clinton Crime Bill: Fmr. Black Caucus Chair Tells Big Fat Fib on MSNBC

Voice Vote on the Largest Crime Bill in American History? Um, No. Former Congressional Black Caucus Chair Kweisi Mfume, who represented Baltimore in the 1990s, told a big fib on MSNBC on Tuesday night (see video below).  The ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Bill Trips Up Hill By Not Admitting His Crime Bill Was a Disaster

847,000 t0 1.3 million Behind Bars in America.  When President Clinton entered office there were 847,000.  When he left office there were 1.3 million.  That’s the legacy of the Clinton Crime Bill.  And that legacy, wh...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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America, Can You Hear Me Now: The Baltimore Rebellion + Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion

“When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body.” Or, as it is more commonly stated, for every action, there is an...
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Low Points: White House Doubles Down on “Thugs,” Adds “Thuggish”

Words Matter.  Can anyone remember the last time a media personality used the word “thug” or “thuggish” to describe a whiter person.  Can anyone remember the last time the word “thug” or &#...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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With Less Than 40% of Americans Earning a Living Wage, Are Unions Still Relevant?

This week, members of the U.S. Senate, including Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Mark Warner (D-VA), called upon the Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blount (R-MO) to ensure that contractors of the U.S...
by Kristal High
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President Obama Comments on Baltimore and Freddie Gray

President Obama spoke for fourteen minutes today on the situation in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, 25.  Baltimore has been tense ever since as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts f...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Reframing Baltimore as an “Uprising” or “Black Spring”

Yesterday as the civil unrest in Baltimore was unfolding, I noticed a departure in how some journalists and activists were reporting activities in the “Charm City.” Sure, there were some who insisted that what was h...
by Adriana Maestas
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Ferguson: Members of Congress, DOJ to Meet on Death in Custody Bill Tuesday

Even though the law was signed into law by President Obama in December 2014, the Death in Custody Reporting Act has not been put into effect. But tomorrow on Capitol Hill, at least five members of Congress who contacted the Dep...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Six Behind the Scenes Photos From Loretta Lynch’s Swearing-In

Loretta Lynch Becomes Attorney General. The 83rd Attorney General of the United State, and the first Black female AG, was sworn-in today at the Department of Justice in a packed conference room decorated with large portraits o...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Alma Adams + @RepByrne to Launch First #HBCU Caucus in Congress

There’s a Bike Caucus There’s a Tea Party Caucus. There’s a Chicken Caucus. Now, finally, thanks to new Black Caucus member Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) and Alabama Republican Bradley Byrne, there will be a Congress...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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A new class of criminals: when will police quit being above the law?

By Joe Maestas During the past few years, our news media has been full of reports of incidents where citizens are being subjected to beatings, assaults, and shootings by a new class of criminals.  What is the most disturbing a...
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CBC Members Watch Lynch Vote from Senate Floor, Greet McConnell

Lynch Confirmed 56-43: Nine female members of the Congressional Black Caucus were on the Senate floor as the Senate completed the historic vote to confirm the first Black female Attorney General in history.  In a unexpectedly ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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56-43: Did Brothers for Loretta Lynch Mtg. with Key Republican Win YES Vote?

56-43. A group of African American men marched to Capitol Hill yesterday to support the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. Lynch was finally confirmed today after 166 days by a vote of 56-43.  Surprisingly, ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Loretta Lynch confirmed, becoming first Black female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has been confirmed by a vote of 56-43 to become the nation’s Attorney General. She will succeed former attorney general Eric Holder. Lynch was nominated for the position in November, but Lynch waited longer ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Sen. Tim Scott Wants a Hearing on Police Body Cams

#WalterScott. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is asking for a hearing on police body cameras.  This move could be a bi-partisan break on the issue that may lead to bi-partisan legislation.  On criminal justice reform there have been ma...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#BrothersforLorettaLynch March to Take Place Wed. April 22

#BrothersforLorettaLynch March to Take Place Wednesday Morning.  A march organized by Roland Martin, Pastor Jamal Bryant and Jeff Johnson in support of Loretta Lynch is scheduled to take place tomorrow morning. All participant...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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