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Conservative Silence on #EricGarner Case Verifies Black Outreach is a Joke

Eric Garner and Conservative Republican silence.  Where is the shouting about “less government?”  Where are the calls for violations of 4th Amendment rights and police state overreach? Was there conservative support for Cliven Bundy? Sure. For Eric Garner those same calls are no where to be found. Reince Pribus’ effort on Black outreach would appear […]

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Report: Obama administration warned of Central American refugee crisis

Over the weekend, the Washington Post published an article detailing the extent that the Obama administration was warned of the surge of child refugees from Central America. The upshot is that the administration treated the increase in unaccompanied minors as a localized problem and was focused more on political considerations than alleviating the situation when […]

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Pigs Fly During Do-Nothing Congress: Chaka Fattah, Gillibrand + GOP Pass Urban Jobs Bill

Last week as everyone was paying attention to the crisis at the Mexican border, violence in Israel, and shootings in Chicago, Congress actually got something relevant done.  Although the 113th Congress is set to be the least productive Congress since 1965, a jobs bill passed last week and is on the President’s desk. In terms […]

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D.C. Council Set to Ban Expelling Pre-Schoolers From Publicly Funded Programs

You would think that suspending or expelling a 3 yearly who threw a tantrum from a program would be unthinkable right?  But in Washington, D.C. — just like in so many other cities — officials have to act to pass laws to stop the practice. The habit of getting expelling kids for misbehavior, and even […]

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New York Firefighter Danae Mines Makes History

Only one of 41 women in the 11,000 member New York City Fire Department, Bronx native Danae Mines knew that she would be a long shot participant in the department’s annual calendar that typically only features men. Cover photos of New York City’s buff bravest have been an exciting feature of the calendar.  But Mines tried […]


 
 

 
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MIchelle Howard Becomes’s Navy’s First Female Four Star Admiral

American military history was made yesterday as Vice Adm. Michelle Howard became the first female to become a four star Admiral in Naval history.  The U.S. Navy’s is 236 years old. Howard was the first African-American w...
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Netflix Plays Creative to Gain Competitive Advantage

House of Cards is amazing – how could it not be? Anything with Kevin Spacey has a good chance of becoming cinematic gold – remember his turn as Keyser Söze in the Usual Suspects. Orange is the New Black cemented ...
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Exploring the Nuclear Option in the Wake of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency recently cracked down on carbon-pollution emission standards by releasing a Clean Power Plan that aims to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent above 2005 levels by 2030.  In view of this goa...
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President Obama turns to the private sector in nomination for V.A. chief

President Obama has turned to the private sector in attempting to clean up the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in announcing that the former CEO of Proctor and Gamble, Bob McDonald, would be nominated to head up the troub...
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The Central Park Five and the Continued Battle to End Racial Profiling

                      By Dr. Niaz Kasravi, Criminal Justice Director, NAACP Many of us would like to believe that we live in a world where children could not be coerced int...
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Should Girls Be Added to President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative?

Over the last month, two petitions urging President Obama to include girls in My Brother’s Keeper have attracted a lot of attention, social media hashtags and back and fourth debate.  And this, from Dillard University Pr...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#1 in Bills Passed, #1 in Money: Why Rangel and Cochran Won

Money + Work = Winning. On March 27, the do-nothing GOP “led” gridlocked Congress with the lowest approval rating in history voted to send $1 billion in “loan guarantees” to Ukraine.  The vote was 399-...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Four Photos from the Martin Luther King Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

Five Photos from the Martin Luther King Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol this week.  On Tuesday, legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., along with his wife Coretta Scott King, were awar...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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President Obama to call for more resources to ramp up deportations of children

On Sunday, President Obama announced that he would be asking Congress for $2 billion in emergency funds to deal with the influx of unaccompanied minors that have been crossing the border without documentation. According to Thin...
by Adriana Maestas
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HBCU’s and Performance Funding: A Short Video

The short video below explores the issue of “performance funding” and how it may impact HBCUs.  Many schools are funded based on how many full-time equivalent students are enrolled at the start of the semester.  M...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Diversity Divide in Silicon Valley Endemic of Broader Societal Problems

In a nation founded by immigrants, heralded as a bastion of opportunity for people from other countries, it seems odd that achieving diversity in America’s workforce would be such a challenge. But such is the unfortunate ...
by Kristal High
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Philadelphia Tribune Staff, Readers Mourn the Death of Daryl Gale

On Friday, friends, staff and reader of The Philadelphia Tribune mourn the passing of city editor and columnist Daryl Gale.  Gale was 55 and died of heart disease.   “This is a serious loss to the Philadelphia Tribune famil...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Chris McDaniel Tells Himself That Winning With Black Votes May Be Criminal

Mississippi State Senator and sore loser Chris McDaniel is telling anyone who will listen that there were “irregularities” last Tuesday night on primary election day.  It may just have to be investigated.  Sure, t...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Eric Cantor’s Buddies Move Party Money Away From Dave Brat

The Washington Post reported Friday that party players who were supporting soon-to-be-former Congressman Eric Cantor have pulled a fast one on the man who defeated him.   Last week during a 7th District Committee meeting in V...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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PowerPAC+ Report: Democratic Party Gets Black Votes But Won’t Hire Black Firms

After years of lip service, hot-air and excuses regarding hiring minority firms, the Democratic Party finds itself embarrassed by a stunning new report by PowerPAC.   Last week, Steve Phillips of PowerPAC+ released the Fannie ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Reps. Jeffries, Bass Drop Bill to Provide Lawyers for Non-Citizens

To the tune of $2 million to cover every unaccompanied minor, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, Karen Bass, Lucille Roybal-Allard and Judy Chu offered legislation that would provide attorneys to illegal immigrants who are minors.   The ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rangel Wins: For Fear of Disunity, Sharpton Hosted “Unity Rally” Cancelled

After fear that there might be less unity than planned, a “unity rally” hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton this morning at the National Action Network headquarters on 145th Street, was suddenly cancelled. The unity rally wa...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Eight Folks Who Are Eating Crow After Charlie Rangel’s Win

See you at the Crow Diner on Lenox Avenue.  After Rep. Charlie Rangel won over Adriano Espaillat in 2012 after a long recount it was assumed by many that Espaillat would catch Rangel in 2014.  It was Espaillat’s race t...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Thousands left without water service in Detroit

Folks in Detroit who are behind on their water bill are facing forced water shut offs as the summer begins. Citizens, frustrated with the city and a private company takeover of the water supply, are appealing to the United Nati...
by Adriana Maestas
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A year after Senate passes immigration bill, Rep. Gutierrez says prospects for reform are dead

For people who follow the immigration debate closely, a large contingent of grassroots activists have been saying that the immigration reform bill has been dead for months. But this week, the leading Democrat and most visible m...
by Adriana Maestas
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