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Activists gear up for Dec. 3 protests to highlight US role in funding Mexican security forces

As activists in Mexico have been protesting for weeks to draw attention to the 43 missing students from the Mexican state of Guerrero, their counterparts here in the United States are gearing up for an action on December 3 to draw the American public’s attention to the role that its tax dollars play in the […]

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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 home to Washington, D.C. and get paid for doing nothing, Barry is remembered by many residents […]

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A Powerful Week for the Black Caucus

SEVEN UP. It was a fascinating week for the Congressional Black Caucus.  Perhaps one of their best days since four Black Caucus members became Committee Chairman in January 2009. The week started with New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) winning the top Democratic spot on the Energy and Commerce Committee.  What would normally have been a […]

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iAmerica.org launches as a resource for administrative relief

As President Obama announces his plan to provide administrative relief to millions of undocumented immigrants this evening, organizations are gearing up for an influx of questions from those who might be eligible for relief from deportation. iAmerica.org is one website that is launching today in partnership with organizations such as Mi Familia Vota, SEIU, the […]

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2016 Campaign Starts With Jim Webb’s Walk Into Inner Cities, Focus on White Poverty

Former Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, launched his campaign for President late last night via an e-mail and a video.  Webb is establishing a exploratory committee that is likely to become a full presidential campaign effort.  His speech featured an interesting line that few in American politics from the White House on down […]


 
 

 
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Duke Energy Dedicates Millions to Help Low-Income Families Lower their Energy Bills

Energy efficiency is one of the most effective means of decreasing home energy use and lowering electric bills. There are many things one can do to become more energy efficient. It could be as simple as being mindful of turning...
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Trending Toward 2016: The Future of Tech for Communities of Color

Join us on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 4:30-5:30 pm EST for an interactive dialogue about what the future of tech holds in store for people of color under a Republican-led Congress. The event will be livestreamed via Google H...
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Time to Spread Some Holiday Cheer with PIN and CHIP Technology

Leaves are turning, fall is in full swing, and we just set our clocks back for Daylight Savings Time. It’s that time of year again – holiday shopping time! With Christmas decorations hitting retail stores before Halloween t...
by Kristal High
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Latino voter turnout declined in yesterday’s elections, immigration a big factor

The Latino vote, as a percentage of the electorate, shrunk last night from 10 percent in 2012 to eight percent in 2014 according to exit polls. According to Latino Decisions, the Latino vote share was less Democratic than in th...
by Adriana Maestas
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November 4, 2014: A Historic Night for 3 Black Republicans

Mia Love. Will Hurd. Tim Scott.  Last night, Utah’s Mia Love was elected to be the the first black woman elected to Congress. Additionally, Senator Tim Scott became the first African American Senator elected in South Caro...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Devastating election night for the Democrats

Yesterday evening, the Democrats lost their majority in the Senate as the Republicans picked up seven seats. In the House of Representatives, the GOP built on its majority by gaining more than 50 seats. In essence, this was a b...
by Adriana Maestas
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Looking for a Midterm Surprise? Look to Georgia #Midterms2014

Georgia on My Mind. For the 2014 midterm elections, the Democrats spent $60 million on a grassroots focused effort called the “Bannock Street Project.” The Bannock Street strategy focused on ten states with push ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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48-43: New Poll Has Mia Love Race Tightening

But Mia Love IS Expected to Win.  Even though a few recent polls have come up that have Mia Love’s race against Doug Owens getting closer, Love is expected to win. On Oct. 30,  Fox30 in Utah reported that, “according to...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#Midterms2014: Five Things That Would Define Victory for the GOP

We know about winning the Senate majority.  Let’s look at other things that would define victory for Republicans on election night. 1. Anthony Brown losing to Larry Hogan.  Now wouldn’t that be something.  No o...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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5 Things That Would Define Victory for Dems on Election Day

It’s November 4th. What would define victory for Democrats on this election day?  These five results are a start: 1. Both Gov. Scott Walker and Rick Scott losing. Remember four years ago when these to got themselves ...
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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New Poll: Millennials considered swing vote in upcoming election

On Wednesday, the Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) released a new poll of 18-29 year olds. Here are some of the key findings about America’s largest generation and how they might vote next Tuesday: 50% of 18-29 year ol...
by Adriana Maestas
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Walmart Leads Solar Installations, Could Inspire Other Corporations

When you think of Walmart, “bigness” often comes to mind. With 11,000 stores in 27 countries, it is the largest retailer in the world, and the largest company by revenue. Its more than 2 million workers, makes Walma...
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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.
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Feds Convict Warren Ballentine: Not One Subprime Banker Prosecuted

Once again, it’s always interesting to see the cases federal prosecutors pursue and the ones they don’t. Chicago Tribune: “Prosecutors alleged that Ballentine acted as the real estate lawyer at closings invol...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Murderer in Political Ad Endorses Republican

Nikko Jenkins Endorses Lee Terry.  Marjorie Sturgeon of KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska reports that Nikko Jenkins, who appeared at a hearing regarding his mental competency, made a political endorsement. Jenkins, 28, who killed fo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Problematic Police Tactics

It’s been two months since Daniel Pantaleo strangled Eric Garner, 48, to death on a sidewalk in Staten Island, N.Y. Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death on August 9. Since then, there has been nothing but sil...
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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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 DCC...
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