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Blacks Need Not Apply? Only 1.68% of Twitter’s 2,910 U.S. Employees Are Black

Twitter reported that only 49 of its 2,910 U.S. employees are African American.  A stunning stat, even by the low diversity standards of American tech companies.  That’s 1.68 percent of their American work force. Tech companies are notorious for pushing members of Congress for H1-B VISA as if they talent isn’t here in the U.S. […]

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Ferguson in Virginia: Cop Who Shot Unarmed Man Dead in 2011, Shot a 2nd Dead in 2015

“Denyakin was shot 11 times by Rankin, who was responding to a 911 call about the 26-year-old aggressively banging at the door of a building where he was staying,” — The Guardian, June 2015.   Question: How many unarmed people can a cop shoot dead before being fired? Portsmouth, Virginia Police Officer Stephen Rankin has […]

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Walker’s Legacy Hosts 2nd Annual Awards at #ESSENCE2015

In 2009 Walker’s Legacy – named as an homage to Madam C. J. Walker - was founded as an entrepreneurial association for women of color across America. Today, the national collective aimed at uplifting women in business, is partnering with Accelerate with Google to host an impactful brunch during Essence Music Festival Weekend.  Walker’s Legacy is on […]

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July 31: Hillary Clinton to Speak at National Urban League Conference

On July 31, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address the National Urban League in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. at their annual conference.  So far in the early 2016 campaign for the White House, Clinton has been vocal and pointed on race.  Clinton has mentioned “white privilege,” racism in the justice system and other “hard truths” […]

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Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.5% in June from Double Digits in May

Black unemployment drops to 9.5%.  It was 10.4 percent in December 2014 and 10.2 percent in May of 2015 but now Black unemployment is at 9.5 percent for June, according to the Department of Labor. The overall jobless rate for June 2015 is 5.3%.  Though Black unemployment continues to remain double the overall employment rate, […]


 
 

 
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Sen. Tim Scott to Call for Confederate Flag to Be Removed in SC

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott will come out against the Confederate flag according to a Republican with knowledge of the Senator’s decision.  The information was first reported by Schuyler Kropf of the Post...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Mitt Romney Makes Sure GOP Candidates are Asked Confederate Flag Question

With one tweet, Mitt Romney made sure the Republican field will have to answer the “flag question” over the next few days. “Many see the Confederate flag as a symbol of racial hatred,” Romney tweeted yes...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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N-Word Judge Who Said Dylann Roof’s Family Were Victims Too is Replaced

I knew there was trouble when I heard the Judge say, “before I get into the hearing I’d like to make a statement please.” Make a statement for what? There’s no reason for a Judge to make a statement befo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Nine Blacks Shot Dead, Wall Street Journal Picks This Moment to Say Racism is Over

At some point defining progress must be focused on where you stand present day rather than bragging about how far you’ve come.  That the editorial board at the Wall Street Journal found the murder of nine African America...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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The Eshoo Letter

The Eshoo letter regarding changes in House seniority, party dues, secret ballots. Last week Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), who lost a bitter battle to Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to be the senior Democrat of the Energy and Commerce ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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House Ethics Calls John Lewis’ Office re Civil Rights Speeches

“It’s resolved now,” Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) quietly responded last week in the Cannon Office Building when asked whether or not the House Ethics Committee contacted him or his office over his civil rights spe...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Reaction to the Horror in Charleston

Mass violence struck again yesterday evening at a historical Black church in Charleston, South Carolina. The suspect is White gunman identified as Dylann Roof. Authorities say that he shot and killed nine Black people who were ...
by Adriana Maestas
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The 3 Big Fat Problems with Obama’s Congressional Lobbying Efforts

“We’ve known each other many years and this is the first time you’ve ever come to me for counsel or help. I can’t remember the last time you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee…” ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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What Did Obama Just Push Hardest For, What Made Obama and the GOP Agree?

What issue prompted President Obama to make a rare visit to Capitol Hill? What issue made him walk in lockstep with Republicans who usually hate him? (“I don’t trust the President” said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) F...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Labor Wins Huge Over Obama on Trade Vote… But It’s Not Over

Big Win for Labor But They Stress Fight Isn’t Over. As the White House tries to spin that today’s 126-302 smackdown of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) was “no biggie.” Any quick read of big labor&#...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Justice Reform: Youth Justice Act Focused on Prevention

Though so many believe Congress really doesn’t do much of anything, progress remains all but certain on justice reform over the next year and a half.  One of the few rare bi-partisan issues is criminal justice reform. Wi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Re-Energized @JointCenter Hosts Policy Summit on Capitol Hill

With Prof. Spencer Overton in charge, the newly re-energized Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies held two events on Capitol Hill today.  The events were part of the Joint Center’s 2015 Roundtable and policy s...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Bi-partisan Coalition Supports Permanent Ban on Internet Access Taxes

As Congress inches closer to a vote on the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, a bi-partisan coalition of consumer and business advocates, think tanks, and civil rights groups sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership reques...
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Young Black Men: Rep. Frederica Wilson Rolls Out Role Models

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Presents the 5000 Role Models Graduating Class of 2015 at “Academic Signing Day.  Today, Rep. Frederica Wilson is hosting a “Academic Signing Day” for young men in her 5000 Role...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Secondary Market Provides Prime Opportunity to Diversify Wireless Holdings

Study after study has declared the importance of wireless technologies to people of color, especially with significant numbers of African Americans and Hispanics relying on their cell phones and smartphones to gain access to...
by Politic365 Staff
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May Jobs Report: 43 Percent of All Job Gains Were Low-Wage

The May jobs report from the Department of Labor is out, and while 280,000 jobs were added to the economy, 43% of all job gains were in the low wage sector. The overall unemployment rate is 5.5%, and the rate for African Americ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Apple’s Latest Patent Win Sets Dangerous Precedent for Future Tech

I’ve been a Mac girl since 2005 when my PC crashed four weeks prior to my law school finals. Since then, I’ve owned a MacBook Pro, two MacBooks, a MacBook Air, an iMac, three iPads and five iPhones – not all at the sa...
by Kristal High
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Sierra Club Diversifying Green Movement with First Black Board Chair

Stereotypically, when people think of the Green Movement, they think of tree hugging hippies wearing Birkenstocks while they cruise down the street in a Tesla or Toyata Prius.  But as demographics shift and communities of colo...
by Kristal High
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Patriot Acts: The Inconvenient Constitution and Rand Paul

Why is sticking up for the Constitution this lonely? So let me get this straight, the same people who argued that health care was “too much government” and Cliven Bundy was an anti-government folk hero are pissed...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#Hillary’s Black Outreach: What Selecting a Former Black Caucus Staffer Means

What does the selection of LaDavia Drane as Hillary’s Black Outreach Chief mean? It means the end of the eyes-down-to-the-carpet way the Black Agenda was dealt with by Team Obama.  It means a strategic connection betwee...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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