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AZ Superintendent who pushed ban on Mexican American studies loses GOP primary

On Tuesday, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal lost in the primary election. This defeat came after Huppenthal admitted to making offensive comments on blogs under a pseudonym saying that welfare recipients were “lazy pigs,” compared the work of Planned Parenthood to the Nazis, and saying that Spanish language media should be shut down. […]

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Third Insane Incident of Brutality Involving #Ferguson Police Surfaces

For a small police force of only 53 people, the Ferguson Police Department’s officers appear to have a talent for being involved in alleged incidents of misconduct and brutality that are the catalyst of lawsuits. In three separate incidents brought to light in the media, the Ferguson Police Department is not called to the scene […]

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Police Brutality: National Bar Assoc. to Target 25 Cities for Records

Next Monday, the National Bar Association will start filing open records requests in cities with a bad history regarding police brutality.   Those cities are: Birmingham, AL, Little Rock, AR, Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; San Jose, CA; Washington, DC; Jacksonville, FL; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Louisville, KY; Baltimore, MD; Detroit, MI; Kanas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Charlotte, NC; Las Vegas, NV; New York City, NY; Cleveland, OH; Memphis, TN; Philadelphia, PA; Dallas, […]

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St. Louis Native Rep. Maxine Waters: Honor Mike Brown But Take Action

Yesterday at Peacefest in St. Louis, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who is originally from St. Louis, told the crowd to honor Michael Brown by taking action.   Voter registration has been a major theme in the weeks after the shooting death of Brown, which happened on Saturday, August 9. Trayvon Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy […]

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#Ferguson: Past is Prologue

“America, that has been ringing the bells of the world, proclaiming to the nations and the peoples thereof that she has democracy to give to all and sundry…America that has arraigned Turkey at the bar of public opinion and public justice against the massacres of the Armenians, has herself no satisfaction to give 12,000,000 of […]


 
 

 
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Open Letter to Lee Fang and Yvette Carnell

This is a response to articles written by Lee Fang, Yvette Carnell, and Arturo Garcia regarding what they wrote on Kristal High, Justin Velez Hagan and Jeneba Ghatt around the issue of net neutrality.  I’m purposefully n...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#GA123: The Children of Freedom Summer Will Soon Be Leaders of Freedom Fall

The seeds planted 50 years ago in Mississippi during Freedom Summer are in full bloom. The children of 1964 — who are now leaders — are positioned to energize this generation of young voters of color and progressive...
by Kirk Clay
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HBCUs: After Millions Lost Obama Admin. Plans Parent PLUS Changes for 2015

In 2012, 28,000 students at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were denied Parent PLUS Loans.  Since the Obama Administration’s Department of Education changed the loan standards for Par...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Brenda Lawrence Wins MI-14 Primary, Next Stop: Congress

Just a little bit.  Perhaps the only candidate to win an endorsement from Aretha Franklin this election cycle, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence is now headed for Congress. A razor-thin primary race wasn’t so razor thin i...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Obama Preparing Executive Action on Immigration in September

With Congress taking summer recess without having passed immigration reform and President Obama indicating that he will have to act alone on the issue, people have been wondering when and what the President might do to bring re...
by Adriana Maestas
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Video: DREAMers Confront Rep. Steve King on Deferred Action

DREAMers Erika Andiola & Cesar Vargas confront Rep. Steve King.  Days ago, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) led Republicans to pass legislation than ends Deferred Action, Rep. Luis Gutierrez issues a warning.  The Illinois Congress...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Colorado becomes 11th state to allow undocumented to obtain driver’s licenses

Last week Colorado became the 11th state in the U.S. to begin issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The argument for allowing the undocumented to have driver’s licenses is based upon public safety. I...
by Adriana Maestas
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How Paul Ryan’s Proposal will Limit Opportunity for Communities of Color

By Jailyn Gladney Late last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) presented a plan–Expanding Opportunity in America–to entirely restructure our nation’s safety net. His plan demands that federal a...
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First Black Female Gov: Christensen Wins Crowded Virgin Islands Primary

There may have been storms on election day, but for Delegate Donna Christensen the sun was shining.  She and her running mate, Basil Ottley, beat out a crowded six candidate field to win the Democratic primary for Governor of ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Taming the Solar’s Wild West

There’s a new sheriff in Solar’s Wild West. On July 30, 2014, Washington’s Utility and Transportation Commission (UTC) issued a formal policy statement finding companies that lease rooftop solar systems and sell energy ge...
by Politic365 Staff
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“Lice Filled Gang Bangers”: Gutierrez Unloads on House GOP on Immigration

“It’s as if they despise and hate all of our children.” At a press conference yesterday in the midst of a debate torpedoing assistance for the Mexican border problem, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) went off on Hou...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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GOP Hispanic Outreach: House Rs Vote to End Deferred Action, Deport 500,000 Dreamers

“We’re looking at possibly one of the most anti-Hispanic Congresses in generations,” said Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) to reporters in the U.S. Capitol yesterday. With Reps. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and Steve King (...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Havana Curveball: Family, Roots, Transnationalism, Connections, and Politics

Family. Roots. Transnationalism. Connections. Politics. These are some of the many ideas expressed in Havana Curveball. Yet, the one theme that was the most salient was that of discovering oneself through reaching for one’s d...
by Melissa Skolnick
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California Gubernatorial Candidate Pretends to be Homeless with a Camera Crew

With current California Governor Jerry Brown holding a substantial lead in the latest polls for the governor’s race, Republican candidate Neel Kashkari has found himself needing to get the public’s attention. So Kas...
by Adriana Maestas
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House Republicans Prove President Right A Day After They Vote to Sue Him

House Republicans Wednesday: Let’s vote to sue President Obama for “overreach.” House Republicans Thursday: He should use power to fix border mess. Less than 24 hours after Republicans in the U.S. House voted ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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PETA promoting vegan diets in Detroit amid water crisis

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been making news in recent days because of its offer to pay the water bills for ten Detroit families who commit to a vegan diet for a month. PETA is even giving families wh...
by Adriana Maestas
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2014 NUL Conference – The Largest Empowerment Conference for African Americans – Brings Message of “Bridges to Jobs and Justice”

104th Annual Conference in Cincinnati, OH Makes Positive Economic Impact on the City U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Delivered Rousing Opening Address July 24 to a Captive Audience More than 13,000 Participants Gathered for Empow...
by Politic365 Staff
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Midterm GOTV: DCCC Chair Says GOP Impeachment Plays Will Boost Dems

Speaking at a press briefing Tuesday morning with reporters, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) and “Red to Blue” chief Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) spoke to reporters on the...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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New poll: Latinos continue to worry about unemployment & face economic challenges

Last  week a new poll was released by the National Council of La Raza and Latino Decisions showing that Latinos are still feeling the effects of the recession even though the economy has been improving. Despite their worry abo...
by Adriana Maestas
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#NC: Butterfield Joins GOP Mayor at End of Medicaid Expansion Walk

North Carolina Congressman G. K. Butterfield joined Republican Mayor Adam O’Neal during the final leg of O’Neal’s 300-mile walk from Belhaven, North Carolina to Washington, DC. The Republican Mayor walked for two ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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