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Two days before Snowzilla descended upon the mid-Atlantic and crippled Washington, D.C., a diverse coalition of 45 organizations implored Senate leadership to take immediate action in passing the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA). In a letter to Majority Leader Mitch...
Evidence based civic engagement is a fairly nascent field. In fact, up until 20 years ago, what people now think of as civic engagement for “people of color” was characterized naively as just minority outreach. Therefore, it’s no wonder...
Last fall Congress held a hearing on Federal Communications Commission Oversight to explore the proper role of the FCC in supporting our increasingly broadband-reliant, technologically converging Internet ecosystem.  During the hearing, several members of the House Communications and Technology...
State Rep. Justin Bamberg. Much like the surprising switched endorsement from Hillary Clinton to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Ohio State Rep. Nina Turner, it's happening again. This time in South Carolina. State Rep. Justin Bamberg, 28, who is also an attorney...
"We must stand in our power," wrote actress Jada Pinkett Smith on her facebook page.  The line has received over 7.5 million likes. This morning, director Spike Lee posted the following on his Instagram account next to a photo of...
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) missed what would have been the Harlem lawmaker's first State of the Union in 1971, when Richard Nixon was President.The then 13 member Congressional Black Caucus boycotted Nixon's speech because he ignored requests for a...
By Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.) This article originally appeared on The Hill, and was republished with permission from Congressman Cleaver's staff.  On July 26, 1948, Missouri’s first and only president, Harry S. Truman, issued Executive Order 9981: an order that required...
The Bernie Sanders campaign has announced the stops for their upcoming tour of historically black colleges and universities. Some stops will feature appearances by Dr. Cornel West, including one this Thursday.  Sanders will discuss issues such as justice reform education...
Politico, January 10: "Ryan said in the interview he believes the GOP will craft a criminal justice reform plan in the next six months, a major development in the party’s agenda. He said he has spoken with Virginia Democratic...
On Wednesday, the Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Rep. Linda Sanchez, finally released a statement about the ICE raids that have been happening across the country. Rep. Sanchez said: "Invading homes is inhumane and adds to the trauma of these...