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Black Caucus Announces Plan to Boost the Black Vote for 2014

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), CBCPAC Chair Greg Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) announced their plans to boost black voter turnout for the midterms.   They were joined by political strategist and DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile.  The get-out-the-vote strategy will involve thousands of Black churches and […]

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#Ferguson: Rep. Hank Johnson’s Police Demilitarization Bill Gets GOP Support

Three Republicans have signed on to Rep. Hank Johnson’s (D-GA) bill to stop handing free military equipment to local  police.  The three Republicans are Reps. Raul Labrador (R-ID), Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Justin Amash (R-IL).  The bill was formally introduced today.  Democrats John Conyers and Jim Moran are also co-sponsors.    Rep. Johnson says he expects […]

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Members of Congress Vocal on Ray Rice Go Silent Federal Judge Mark Fuller

After Roland Martin shined a spotlight on Alabama Judge Mark Fuller, Congresswoman Terri Sewell became the first member of Congress to call for the federal judge’s resignation.  Why? Because in the wake of the scandal over Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, Fuller, a federal judge, is in the midsts of a domestic violence scandal. Federal […]

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CA State Sen. Roderick Wright to resign this month, following criminal conviction

California State Senator Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) announced on Monday that he would resign from the state legislature effective September 22. This comes after being convicted for felony perjury and voting fraud charges for lying about living in his Senate district when he ran back in 2008. According to the Los Angeles Times: “”Effective Sept. 22, […]

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Iowa: DREAMers Ask Hillary About Immigration, Get No Answers

DREAMers asked Hillary Clinton about the issue of President Obama’s latest delay on immigration.  Clinton, along with her husband, were in Iowa today at Sen. Harkin’s famous 37th (and final) annual Steak Fry in Iowa.  The event was first held on a farm in Iowa and quickly became the signature political event in Iowa. A group of […]


 
 

 
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Solarize or Polarize? The Truth About Solar in North Carolina

In North Carolina the state is getting more and more of its energy from the sun. The Tar Heel State currently ranks fourth in the nation when it comes to solar installations, right alongside states like California and Arizona. ...
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Raising Black Sons in Light of…

By: Jolanda Jones As a single mom of a Black man, business owner, lawyer, former city council member, US Track & Field member, and human rights activist, I was asked to be an expert panelist, on our local television affilia...
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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...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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; ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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 shoo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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After Mike Brown and Eric Garner Cases My Brother’s Keeper Critics Go Silent

A recent criticism of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative is that it doesn’t include girls.  The focus of the program is on Black and Brown men.  Now, with the events surrounding the deaths of E...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Republicans Seek to Curtail Spectrum Ownership by Small Businesses

In the weeks following the Federal Communications Commission’s waiver of its Attributable Material Relationship (AMR) rule for Designated Entities (DEs) Republican policymakers are seeking to undermine opportunities for small...
by Kristal High
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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 ...
by Dr. Wilmer Leon
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#Ferguson: Kajieme Powell Video Reveals 4 Inaccuracies in Story Told By Police

Kajieme Powell’s Last 14 Seconds.  On Tuesday, Police in St. Louis responded to a call involving a man who had allegedly stolen two drinks and a doughnut from a store and was “acting erratically.”   That ma...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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In #Ferguson, AG Eric Holder Says He Too Has Experienced Racial Profiling

Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Mo., today regarding the August 9th shooting death of Mike Brown, 18. Brown was shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.  Since the day of the shooting there have been long...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Georgia teens create app to document police encounters

A group of concerned Georgia high school students decided to channel their energy into creating an app to report police interactions in the aftermath of the police violence in Ferguson, Mo. According to a report at For Harriet:...
by Adriana Maestas
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New Solar Financing Model Seeks to Disrupt a Disruptive Technology

Arizona Public Service (APS) is attempting to revolutionize the rooftop solar market in Arizona. In a recent proposal to state regulators, APS laid out the utility’s planned entrance into the solar leasing sector. APS’s pla...
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Rep. Hank Johnson to Drop Bill That Would Monitor Military Style Police Tactics

Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) will drop legislation, the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act, that will analyze and maybe restrict, the practice (started in the 1990s) of the U.S. military sharing military gear with local ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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John Lewis to #Obama: Declare Martial Law, Federalize National Guard in #Ferguson

During an interview with Andrea Mitchell, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) spoke out on the situation in Ferguson, MO.  Rep. Lewis, a civil rights legend who has seen his fair share of bad law enforcement activity to say the least, call...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rangel, Jeffries, Meeks, Clarke, Demand DOJ Takeover of #EricGarner Case

Today at 11:45 a.m. at One Police Plaza in Manhattan, Rep. Jeffries and four other members of the New York congressional delegation will call for the Department of Justice to takeover the Eric Garner investigation and look into...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Daily Beast: Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30% Less

Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30% Less The Daily Beast: Campaign staffers who are people of color routinely get paid less than their white counterparts, and are often given less glamorous jobs. How an antiquated understanding of...
by Politic365 Staff
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Latinas Underrepresented in Films But More Likely to Appear in Them Naked

A new study by the University of California Annenberg school has revealed that less than five percent of actors in top grossing films are Latino and that Latinas are more likely than any other women of other ethnic groups to ap...
by Adriana Maestas
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CBC Chair, John Conyers and Lacy Clay Call for Wider FBI Probe in #MikeBrown Case

This evening, CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Lacy Clay (D-MO) are calling for an expanded federal investigation into the Mike Brown shooting.   Their full letter to Attorney General Eric Holder can...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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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