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DOJ Moves Slow on First Ferguson Bill, Members Secure Meeting

#MichaelBrown #WalterScott #FreddieGray #EricGray #TamirRice Though the first piece of federal legislation related to police brutality and Ferguson was signed into law on December 18, 2014, not much has happened in terms of implementation. The Death in Custody Reporting Act, which passed the House in 2013 and the Senate in 2014, mandates that police departments that receive federal funding […]

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Photos: Black Leaders Return to McConnell’s Office on Loretta Lynch

Yesterday, a group of Black female faith and political leaders returned to the door of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to push for Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. It was their second visit. The group included Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, National Bar Association President Pamela Meanes, National Coalition of Black Civic Participation President Melanie Campbell, and […]

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Reps. Cummings, Thompson Voice Concerns on Gap in Capitol Security

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking member on House Oversight, and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the most senior Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, spoke to reporters at length about an incident yesterday in which a Florida mailman, Doug Hughes, flew a gyrocopter on to the West Front lawn of the U.S. Capitol yesterday. Hughes […]

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Key Black Electeds In MD Are Supporting Van Hollen Over Edwards

Black Pols Endorse @VanHollenforMD Over Donna Edwards – Anyone who has any ideas in their head that people endorse based on skin color can now get that out of their minds.  Why do people give someone political support? 1. Because they’ve worked with the person they’re endorsing and enjoyed the experience, 2. Because they like the […]

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Yet Another Police Shooting: Walter Scott

What If There Was No Video?  In a video that appears almost too disturbing to be real, a South Carolina Police Officer shoots a fleeing and apparently unarmed Black man in the back eight times.  The victim later died. The North Charleston Police Officer, Michael Slager, 33, was recorded on video shooting Walter Scott, 50, […]


 
 

 
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Was Ellen Pao the Wrong Poster Child for Women’s Rights in Silicon Valley?

In an industry in which women consistently comprise about 30% of the workforce, and fewer than 6% of venture capitalists are women, the case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers was, for some, a referendum on di...
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April 7: A Ferguson (65% Black) Jennings (85% Black) Election Chart

Will people vote in seven days in Ferguson?  Next Tuesday, April 7, is a day that will indicate whether or not voting patterns will change for the better in the city of Ferguson.  After almost a year of marches, protests and ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Pence Avoids Double Down as Cash Money Leaves Indiana

When the Money Starts Leaving.  ”I’ve spoken to the business community.”   Even though Indiana Gov. Mike Pence kept repeating that the Indiana’s completely unnecessary Religious Freedom Restoration Act...
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Results: LGBT Lobby Demonstrates How Pressure Gets Results in Politics

How Economic Pressure Works.  Wanna watch how green politics on a blue agenda item works in a red state? Watch Indiana right now.  The tipping point is right now as we see Indiana Republicans turn against their own.  As you&...
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“C is for Change” introduces children to César Chávez

Today would have marked labor leader Cesar Chavez’s 88th birthday. In some localities, honoring Cesar Chavez is a holiday. Despite wide recognition in Chicano communities throughout the Southwest, there are still many who...
by Adriana Maestas
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Marco Rubio to enter presidential race on April 13

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Florida Senator Marco Rubio will announce that he is going to enter the race to be the Republican nominee for president on April 13: “Senator Marco Rubio plans to announce his cam...
by Adriana Maestas
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6 Black U.S. Senators in 2017?

Six in 2017? Could it happen that there will be six African Americans sworn-in to the U.S. Senate in January 2017? (CA) Kamala Harris (IL) Robin Kelly (MD) Elijah Cummings/Donna Edwards (NV) Steve Horsford? (SC) Sen. Tim Scot...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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OSU Prez Boren Confirms SAE’s Racist Chant Goes Way Back

“The chant was learned and brought back to the local chapter … Over time … [the chant] was formalized in the local SAE chapter and was taught to pledges as part of a formal and informal pledgeship process.R...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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House Republican Asks for Obamacare Tales, Gets Positive Comments

Whoops. As first reported by PolicyMic, House Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) thought it would be a cool idea to ask people to give their stories on Obamacare.  She may have been assuming many of these stories wo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Indiana Governor Just Can’t Say “No” to LGBT Discrimination

In a failed attempt at misdirection, double talk and dodged questions, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence made the mistake of saying yes to a twenty minute interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.  What Pence failed to do is giv...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Black Women Leaders March on McConnell’s Office on Loretta Lynch

TheRoot: Black Women March to Senate Leader’s Office in Protest Over Loretta Lynch.  “We will not be moved, we will not go back, we will not stop,” said Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner as she led a prayer outside th...
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Rand Paul Puts Out Anti-Loretta Lynch Video

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch maybe the only Attorney General in recent memory who is facing opposition because she refuses to criticize the President who nominated her.   That rarely-heard-of-before criticism has been leveled b...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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The Sunny Side of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Budget

It’s budget time, and while the members of Florida’s Legislature evaluate competing plans in the state House and Senate, the Sunshine State’s Governor, Rick Scott, is championing a $77 billion proposal he insi...
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Senator Harry Reid announces retirement, eyes turn toward Nevada’s Latino electorate

Today Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced his retirement. The Senate Minority Leader insisted that this announcement had nothing to do with a recent eye injury, and it is being reported that Reid had made this decision privatel...
by Adriana Maestas
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Obamacare opponent Ted Cruz to sign up for care via health exchange

Texas Senator and GOP presidential contender, Ted Cruz, who has been one of the most vociferous critics of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), has said that he will seek health coverage on the Obamacare exchange. This comes af...
by Adriana Maestas
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Information gap persists about Latinos and Obamacare

For over a year, there has been an aggressive push to get Latinos, who have high rates of uninsured, to enroll in Obamacare. Initially, there were criticisms about the Spanish language website that people were to visit for more...
by Adriana Maestas
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Butterfield: Politically Driven Open Internet Debate Should Not Slow Sound Broadband Policy

Hailing from Wilson, North Carolina, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Congressman G.K. Butterfield understands well the challenges facing many Americans today. Comprised of roughly three-quarters of a million people, 53% of ...
by Kristal High
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Elijah Cummings Has a Few Words for Chief of Secret Service

During a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, ranking Democrat had a few things to say to Secret Service Chief Joe Clancy and none of those things were good.  The Secret Service has recently been dea...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Kardashian Congressman Aaron Schock is GOP’s Welfare Queen

Could Anyone Be This Stupid? The Answer is YES.  American taxpayers funded $79,000 in furniture and $29,000 on a photographer over four months for soon-to-be-funded Rep. Aaron Schock (D-IL).  This is the same Rep. Schock who ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Canadian born Ted Cruz to enter GOP race for president, let the birther stories begin

On Sunday, it was announced that Texas Senator Ted Cruz will launch his presidential campaign on Monday at Liberty University in Virginia. While Jeb Bush is “exploring” a run for president, Ted Cruz would be the fir...
by Adriana Maestas
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