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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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HBCUs: After Millions Lost Obama Admin. Plans Parent PLUS Changes for 2015

In 2012, 28,000 students at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were denied Parent PLUS Loans.  Since the Obama Administration’s Department of Education changed the loan standards for Par...
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Brenda Lawrence Wins MI-14 Primary, Next Stop: Congress

Just a little bit.  Perhaps the only candidate to win an endorsement from Aretha Franklin this election cycle, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence is now headed for Congress. A razor-thin primary race wasn’t so razor thin i...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Obama Preparing Executive Action on Immigration in September

With Congress taking summer recess without having passed immigration reform and President Obama indicating that he will have to act alone on the issue, people have been wondering when and what the President might do to bring re...
by Adriana Maestas
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Video: DREAMers Confront Rep. Steve King on Deferred Action

DREAMers Erika Andiola & Cesar Vargas confront Rep. Steve King.  Days ago, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) led Republicans to pass legislation than ends Deferred Action, Rep. Luis Gutierrez issues a warning.  The Illinois Congress...
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Colorado becomes 11th state to allow undocumented to obtain driver’s licenses

Last week Colorado became the 11th state in the U.S. to begin issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The argument for allowing the undocumented to have driver’s licenses is based upon public safety. I...
by Adriana Maestas
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How Paul Ryan’s Proposal will Limit Opportunity for Communities of Color

By Jailyn Gladney Late last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) presented a plan–Expanding Opportunity in America–to entirely restructure our nation’s safety net. His plan demands that federal a...
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First Black Female Gov: Christensen Wins Crowded Virgin Islands Primary

There may have been storms on election day, but for Delegate Donna Christensen the sun was shining.  She and her running mate, Basil Ottley, beat out a crowded six candidate field to win the Democratic primary for Governor of ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Taming the Solar’s Wild West

There’s a new sheriff in Solar’s Wild West. On July 30, 2014, Washington’s Utility and Transportation Commission (UTC) issued a formal policy statement finding companies that lease rooftop solar systems and sell energy ge...
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“Lice Filled Gang Bangers”: Gutierrez Unloads on House GOP on Immigration

“It’s as if they despise and hate all of our children.” At a press conference yesterday in the midst of a debate torpedoing assistance for the Mexican border problem, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) went off on Hou...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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GOP Hispanic Outreach: House Rs Vote to End Deferred Action, Deport 500,000 Dreamers

“We’re looking at possibly one of the most anti-Hispanic Congresses in generations,” said Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) to reporters in the U.S. Capitol yesterday. With Reps. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and Steve King (...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Havana Curveball: Family, Roots, Transnationalism, Connections, and Politics

Family. Roots. Transnationalism. Connections. Politics. These are some of the many ideas expressed in Havana Curveball. Yet, the one theme that was the most salient was that of discovering oneself through reaching for one’s d...
by Melissa Skolnick
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California Gubernatorial Candidate Pretends to be Homeless with a Camera Crew

With current California Governor Jerry Brown holding a substantial lead in the latest polls for the governor’s race, Republican candidate Neel Kashkari has found himself needing to get the public’s attention. So Kas...
by Adriana Maestas
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House Republicans Prove President Right A Day After They Vote to Sue Him

House Republicans Wednesday: Let’s vote to sue President Obama for “overreach.” House Republicans Thursday: He should use power to fix border mess. Less than 24 hours after Republicans in the U.S. House voted ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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PETA promoting vegan diets in Detroit amid water crisis

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been making news in recent days because of its offer to pay the water bills for ten Detroit families who commit to a vegan diet for a month. PETA is even giving families wh...
by Adriana Maestas
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2014 NUL Conference – The Largest Empowerment Conference for African Americans – Brings Message of “Bridges to Jobs and Justice”

104th Annual Conference in Cincinnati, OH Makes Positive Economic Impact on the City U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Delivered Rousing Opening Address July 24 to a Captive Audience More than 13,000 Participants Gathered for Empow...
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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 the...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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 abo...
by Adriana Maestas
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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 ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Small Business Matters – National Urban League Entrepreneurship Summit Inspires

by Genet Lakew, Digital Content Editor, National Urban League On Saturday, we hosted Small Business Matters, a one-day Entrepreneurship Summit, at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. It turned out to be a productive and informative d...
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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 ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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