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Record Number of African Americans Running Statewide in 2014

A record number of African Americans are running statewide for the midterm elections.  Below is a chart of the candidates who will be on the ballot on Tuesday.

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DCCC Begs for Cash Again, Finally Mentions a Black Person Running for Congress

The Hill, Mike Lillis: ”Democrats have raised $163 million to the GOP’s $125 million. That’s an enormous discrepancy, especially considering that Republicans control 34 more House seats than Democrats … The DCCC let it be known that only 77 of 199 House Democrats — 39 percent — are on target to meet their expected level of […]

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Will Latina Voices Be Heard on Election Day?

By Maria Elena Perez, National Institute of Reproductive Health As we come to yet another important election season, in which our basic right to choose hangs in the balance, we must ask: what is at stake for Latinas’ access to reproductive health care—and what will Latinas and Latinos do in November? A common assumption dictates […]

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Immigrant activists target Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan with billboard campaign

This week a group of immigrant activists in North Carolina unveiled a billboard campaign taking aim at Democratic Senator Kay Hagan for her immigration positions. Hagan was one of the five Democratic senators who opposed the DREAM Act in 2010 and recently voted in favor of a bill sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz of […]

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Why Do Democrats Think They Can Bash Obama and Get Black Votes?

Here are a few election time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win Black votes?  Why should Black voters be motivated to turnout after months of watching Democrats bash the President?  What exactly is the strategy for Democrats to get Black voters […]


 
 

 
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Black Paper in Ohio Endorses Republican for Governor

  OHIO. The Call & Post, a historic Black newspaper established in Cleveland in 1928, endorsed Republican John Kasich for Governor over the Democrat in the race.  Instead of just rubber stamping their endorsement, l...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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A Look at President Obama’s Record on Blacks, Hispanics and Gays at Year Six

Obstruction by congressional Republicans has been a major obstacle for President Obama for four of his six years in office.  But the fact is, specific groups who supported him have won policy victories even in the face of that...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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David McCallum, Wrongly Imprisoned for 29 Years, is Released

David McCallum maintained his innocence since 1986 when, at the age of 16, he was sent to prison for imprisoned for murder.  Today, after 29 years, he was finally released. McCallum was falsely prosecuted for a kidnapping and...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#FergusonOctober highlights police brutality & demands justice for Michael Brown

It’s been over two months since unarmed teen Michael Brown was gunned down by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, and this weekend protesters in the St. Louis metropolitan area are continuing to amplify their message d...
by Adriana Maestas
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Wage gap exists for minorities in high tech fields

A recent report from the American Institute for Economic Research shows that in high technology fields Latinos, Asians, and blacks are not receiving equal pay for equal work. According to a report from USA Today: “That...
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Net Metering Means Minorities Are Getting the Short End of the Deal

This article first appeared on VOXXI. By Gus Portela Hiring is on the uptick, but its slow pace is leaving many struggling Americans in a lurch. As we head into election season, the debate over how to create more jobs and help ...
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Broadband Offering New Yorkers A Path to Economic Prosperity

By Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda (District 87/NY) As a state known for uniquely embracing and harnessing the power of technology, it should come as no surprise that New York consumers love options.  Considering the way in which b...
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Duke Solar Investment Won’t Pass Costs to Consumers

Last month Duke Energy announced plans to invest $500 million to acquire and construct three large solar farms in North Carolina, including a 65-megawatt array that Duke says will be the largest east of the Mississippi River. ...
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Blood Donation App Makes it Easier for African Americans to be Donors

Less than 1 percent of blood donations are from African Americans. Though compatibility is not based on race, genetically similar blood is best for patients who need repeated or large volumes of blood transfusions, or those who...
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Minority Participation in the Climate Movement

When you hear the word “environmentalist” what image comes to mind?  Is it the guy in the khaki shorts and vest taking water samples from a stream suspected of contamination?  Is it the woman in the tie-dyed shirt that ha...
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Hispanic Wireless Users Survey: Fewer Taxes, More Spectrum

Recently McLaughlin & Associates partnered with Penn Schoen Berland to develop and conduct a bipartisan national online survey of 417 adult Hispanics, and the 2014 Hispanic Consumer Survey reveals a lot about Hispanic wirel...
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Race-Baiting Obscures the Merits of the Open Internet Debate

Following the release of the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed Open Internet rules, an all too familiar narrative has played out about the dozens of national minority organizations and individuals that dared to dis...
by Kristal High
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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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President Obama addresses Latino politicians, as protests against deportations continue

On Thursday evening in Washington, D.C., President Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala, an annual gathering of Latino lawmakers and politicos (aka “Latino prom”). This address came after...
by Adriana Maestas
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Secret Service Boss Takes a Beating After Fifth Security Lapse in Four Years

During an appearance on Capitol Hill by Secret Service Director Julia Pierson in front of the House Government Oversight Committee (an appearance in dire need of communications advice), she flatly told onlookers that problems w...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Sen. Cory Booker Drops Bill to Sack NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

Soooo… the NFL is a “non profit” that makes $9 billion a year.  Now Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is wondering what Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has brought up a trillion times before… Why does the NFL have tax...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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SCOTUS Moves to Make Sure People in Ohio Can’t Vote Too Early

What did five members of the U.S. Supreme Court do yesterday?  They made sure that voters in Ohio have sss days to vote instead of xxx to vote.  They made sure that no one could vote the Sunday before election day.  They mad...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Do You Understand the Implications of Title II Regulations on Broadband Services?

The internet has really taken off in the last five years with the rapid emergence of mobile technology through smart phones, tablets and other devices that allow us the ability to connect to the web anywhere at any time.  And ...
by Johnathan Burns
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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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47: Next Congress Will Have Highest Number of Blacks Ever

Highest Ever: 114th Congress to Feature 47 African Americans. There are currently 44 African American members of Congress.  Next year there will be three more, to bring the total to 47.  That will be the highest number of Bl...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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