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Words vs. policy: why is Ricky Martin urging Latinos to unite against Trump?

This week singer Ricky Martin wrote an opinion piece urging Latinos “to unite against Donald Trump.” In reference to the GOP candidate throwing Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a press conference, Martin wrote: “I am not surprised Trump would aim so low. I am surprised that we Hispanics continue to accept these aggressions and […]

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Latino voters’ net favorability rating of Donald Trump is -51

Yesterday Gallup released a new poll that shows 65% of Latino voters have an unfavorable view of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. 14% of Hispanic voters have a favorable view of Trump. Trump, who announced his campaign criticzing immigrants from Mexico, has doubled down on his anti-immigrant rhetoric calling for completing a border wall and […]

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Clueless Ben Carson Gives #BlackLivesMatter Advice They Don’t Need

Should we bother to take seriously someone who compares health care to slavery or thinks using drone attacks to stop illegal immigration is a good idea? Probably not.  But Dr. Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon running for President and the paradox of his candidacy is that his storied medical career is at direct odds with his lack […]

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Cop Killed 2 Unarmed Men in 4 Yrs: Autopsy Says Chapman Was Shot at Distance

Officer Stephen Rankin, a member of the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department, had been previously suspended for over a year after shooting an unarmed man in 2011.  In April 2015, the same Portsmouth, Virginia officer,  shot and killed 18-year-old William Chapman in a supermarket parking lot.   In April 2011, Officer Rankin shot and killed Kirill Denyakin, […]

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Is Donald Trump’s Mouth About to Ignite a Wave of Hispanic Voters?

Playing With Electoral Fire. You would have thought that Republicans learned their lesson on Hispanic voters in 2012. Well, apparently not. Mitt Romney got only 27 percent of the Hispanic vote with his talk of “self deportations.”  Donald Trump appears to now be trying to drive the number even lower with real deportations — 11 […]


 
 

 
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#GOPDebate: Fox Goes After Donald Trump and Trump Returns the Favor

Fox News Goes After Donald Trump.  Fox News appeared to be acting as a front for the Republican National Committee in a “debate” that was an obvious attempt to go after Republican front runner Donald Trump.  The f...
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#GOPDebate: Rand Paul vs. Chris Christie Go at it on Security and Privacy

A Golden Three Minute on Policy. In one the best debate exchanges see in a looooong time, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went at it over terror concerns, privacy and the Bill of Rights. “I...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Obama Administration Takes Historic Step Toward Solar Equality, But Much Work Remains

This article originally appeared on Huffington Post, and has been cross-posted at the author’s request. For far too long, working-class families have been left out of the solar revolution in the United States. Black elect...
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EACH Woman Act a Game-changer for Latinas

By Kimberly Inez McGuire As a Latina, it’s easy to be cynical about politics these days. Whether we are talking about the failure of Congress to pass meaningful immigration reform or the unprecedented assaults on reproduc...
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The New Rules of Campaigns: 2015 Art of Political Campaigning Conference

Campaigns & Elections Magazine holds several annual events that you’d be crazy to miss if you’re a political operative.  The first is a conference called The Art of Political Campaigning.  The second is Campai...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Denise Rolark Barnes, New NNPA Chair: Black Press Critical to America & The World

Whether the focus is income inequality, unemployment and educational disparities, one-dimensional portrayals of minorities on film and television, or the over-policing and criminalization of Black bodies, the crises facing Blac...
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Gifts From LaDavia: Hillary Clinton Mows Down Jeb at the Urban League

Why couldn’t Jeb Bush say the words “racism” or “discrimination” at one of the blackest conventions of the year — the National Urban League’s National Convention? As to be all too caref...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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On Dems Who Say They’re Against Mandatory Minimums But Keep Voting For Them

So what have we long known — based on studied facts and data — about mandatory minimums?  That they are, 1. Racially applied, 2. Waste tax money, 3. Drive over-incarceration.  These facts are well established.  A...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Black and Latino student loan borrowers more likely to express regret about education funding decisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts released a report that shows Black and Latino student loan borrowers expressing more regret about the decisions that they made to fund their education. The Pew’s Survey of American Family Finances r...
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Trump: deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants

On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered some specifics about what his immigration policy would be after launching his presidential candidacy last month insisting that many undocumented Mexican immig...
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Mollohan, Murtha, Lewis, Young, Weldon, Dicks, Kanjorski… Fattah Indicted

Let’s take a look at who the Department of Justice has recently investigated for reasons similar to the allegations alleged in the indictment of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA). Rep. Allan Mollohan (D-WV) was investigated by DoJ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Sen. Tim Scott Talks Justice Reform and Outlines His Police Body Camera Bill

Yesterday, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a bill that would provide local jurisdictions with $100 million per year in body cameras. Though there is no specific set of standards for states to receive money for the cameras, Sen...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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18 Rs + 18 Ds: Most Bi-Partisan #JusticeReform Bill in Congress Has 36 Sponsors

SAFE JUSTICE ACT.  When any bill in Congress has an even amount of Democrats and Republican on it, it’s news — unless it’s the naming of a post office. When it comes to criminal justice reform bills, it̵...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Bill Clinton Says Crime Bill “Made Things Worse.” Where’s Everyone Else?

“I signed a bill that made the problem worse,” former President Bill Clinton admitted t members of the NAACP in Philadelphia on July 15. Of course, it really wasn’t a matter of Bill Clinton “admitting it...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Frederica Wilson Keeps Attention on #TakeBackOurGirls as #MSM Disappears

Wilson’s War to #TakeBackOurGirls Continues. Last week the President of Nigeria visited Washington.  As he did, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) continued to apply constant pressure and social media attention on the Nige...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Respectability won’t save you

The events that preceded Sandra Bland’s death have revived an old conversation in black communities: how to make it home after an encounter with the police. Although Bland didn’t lose her life there on the highway where she...
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New Report: Latinos are 4% of guests on Sunday shows

Media Matters released a new report this week showing that in the first 18 weeks of 2015, Latinos were four percent of guests on the English-language Sunday shows, which is a decline from 42 percent during the last few months o...
by Adriana Maestas
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Real Talk: MoveOn’s Anna Galland on the Bernie/Marty Netroots Nation Fail

Anyone on the Democratic side running for the White House who wants to create some sort of Black voters crisis-fiasco should do what Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders did this weekend at Netroots Nation.  Anyone lo...
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Louis Stokes: Ohio’s First Back Congressman Diagnosed with Cancer

Today a spokesperson for former Congressman Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first Black Congressman, saying he has been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer.  Stokes in 90 and served in Congress for thirty years, from 1969 to 1999....
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Duncan Hunter Bill Would Cut Funding for Sanctuary Cities

In reaction to the alleged murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco last month by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, Rep. Duncan Hunter (D-CA) has offer legislation to cut funding money for “sanctuary cities,” accordi...
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