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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 their efforts to reach African American voters. In three months. the midterm elections will decide the who controls the U.S. Senate and the balance of […]

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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 about the economy, Latinos are still optimistic about achieving the American dream. Some of the key findings […]

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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 weeks in protest of North Carolina’s failure to expand Medicaid. As a result, a local hospital in Belhaven closed.  Rep. Butterfield, who is […]

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House Floor Tonight: CBC to Speak Against GOP #Obama Impeachment Moves

#CBCTalks. Tonight members of the Congressional Black Caucus will take to the House floor in opposition to legislation offered by House Republicans to sue President Obama. “Tonight, during the first hour of Special Order time, members of the Congressional Black Caucus will speak on halting House Republican Leadership’s efforts toward impeachment of President Barack Obama,” […]

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Legislators, Civil Rights Leaders Remain Front and Center in Tech/Telecom Space

In 1995, digital inequality based on race, gender, income and geography captured the nation’s attention:  the “digital divide.”  Over the next two decades, legislators of color and civil rights organizations have been focused on ways to address the #1 civil rights imperative of the 21st century – ensuring affordable access, adoption, and informed use of […]


 
 

 
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#BorderCrisis: CHC Led By Rep. Luis Gutierrez Set to Press Obama to Take Action

Today, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus threw down the gauntlet on what their demands will be regarding the border crisis.  First on the list: They want the deportations of children to stop. The CHC is set to meet ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Border Crisis Is Just Like Katrina… Other Than the 1,833 Dead People

1,833 Dead. How Soon We Forget.  “I think about the criticism that George W. Bush received when he didn’t go to New Orleans [during] Katrina, this is no different,” said Texas Gov. Rick Perry yesterday on Fox News as he ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Members of Congress Share Title II Concerns with FCC Chairman

As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Chairman Thomas Wheeler mull over the best way to re-implement “net neutrality” rules, the possibility of “Title II” reclassification has come up often.  To many, incl...
by Politic365 Staff
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Netflix’s Flip-Flop on Net Neutrality

Netflix must have been anticipating this year’s World Cup, preparing for it like some soccer athletes by practicing a “dive” or “flop”; feigning some injury in order to get a free kick.  The flop I’m referring to i...
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Telemedicine Approved for Medicare, Medicaid Reimbursement

It’s Christmas in July – at least, that’s how Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), must feel. Earlier this week, he proudly announced to the ATA membership that the Centers fo...
by Kristal High
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April Ryan: Black Unemployment Numbers on the Decline

April Ryan:  The Black unemployment numbers have the attention of the Obama Administration, particularly as they have made a significant drop since 2011 at its peak of 16.8 percent. In June 2014, the numbers stood at 10.7 per...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker Talk Race, Criminal Justice and New Legislation

Senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker are joining a list of legislators that have made the long march to change the failed U.S. criminal justice system. With $63 billion in tax money spent on locking people up every year, the fail...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Justice Reform: Details of REDEEM Act by Sens. Cory Booker + Rand Paul

Details of the justice reform legislation offered by Senators Booker and Paul. The legislation calls for for Comprehensive Reform Measures to Fix America’s Broken Criminal Justice System, Ease Burden on Taxpayers, and Break t...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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With 82 Shot, 14 Dead in Chicago a Request for $3.7 Billion for Immigration

“This is a humanitarian crisis.” We are considering “alternatives for detention.” “We’ve identified this as a humanitarian situation.” “Money is needed to “get to the root c...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Net Metering and Its Potential Impact on Low-Income Consumers

This article originally appeared on the Atlanta Black Star on July 2, 2014. Paul Krugman, in a recent New York Times Op-Ed titled The Big Green Test Conservatives and Climate Change, argued that “emissions taxes are th...
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Solar Bill is Bright Spot for Legislature

This article originally appeared on TheTandD.com. By GILDA COBB-HUNTER As state legislators, we are elected to uphold the public trust and do what is right for our communities. My colleagues and I in the South Carolina state Le...
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10.7%: Best Number for Black Unemployment in 6 Years

10.7%… remember 16.7% in 2011? Everyone who is consistently against President Obama argues that “Black unemployment is still high.”  Well, it’s been double the overall number for over 30 years so there&...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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 ...
by Kristal High
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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...
by Politic365 Staff
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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...
by Adriana Maestas
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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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