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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 privately before sustaining the eye injury in January. You can watch Senator Reid’s video announcement of his retirement here: […]

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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 the residents of North Carolina’s first district are women, 26% are 20 years old and younger, 34% are between 20-44, and 40% are over the […]

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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 said food stamps were “a waste of money.”  I guess no one should be surprised that a member of […]

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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 first official candidate if he does in fact declare his intentions tomorrow. One issue about Ted Cruz that will […]

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#RaceTogether: conversations about race deserve more time than it takes to make your latte

On Tuesday, Twitter was abuzz with the news that Starbucks was encouraging its baristas to have conversations with customers about race in America in its “Race Together” campaign. What may have started out as a well intentioned move by Starbucks turned into an onslaught of online criticism prompting Corey duBrowa, the senior vice president of communications […]


 
 

 
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#AABEPolicySummit Seeks to Increase Black Participation Energy Sector

Thirty-seven years ago, the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) was created to make sure that people of color were positioned to make meaningful inputs on a variety of energy policy issues, like the development of e...
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An Open Letter from a Black Man to the Muslim Community

Dear Muslim Americans, I stand with you. I hear you and I stand with you because I know. I know what it’s like to feel rejected, to be hated.  I know what it’s like to feel unsafe, like a target.  To wonder if you or some...
by Brandon Patterson
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CBC: Continuing the Legacy of Advocacy and Change

“The CBC was formed in 1971 because its founders understood that Black lives matter.  Black boys matter.  Black girls matter.  The Black family matters.  The Black church matters.  Black America in its totality matters....
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Rudy Giuliani: The Right’s Latest Poster Boy for Racist Exceptionalism

If Republicans want to shed the marks of extremism and hate that taint their brand, they’ve got a lot of work to do with people like Rudy Giuliani running their mouths. During a fundraising dinner for potential 2016 president...
by Brandon Patterson
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NOBEL Women Asks “How Do You _____ Like A Girl?”

A recent Always ad during this year’s SuperBowl caused quite a stir. It asked viewers, “How do you run like a girl?” Featuring kids and adults of all ages, the commercial sought to shatter modern-day assumptions about a g...
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Obama administration pursuing an emergency stay to move ahead with immigration executive action

Earlier this week a Texas judge issued an injunction that blocked the implementation of the Obama administration’s executive action on immigration that would prevent an estimated five million undocumented immigrants from ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Crazy Rudy Strikes Again: “I Do Not Believe That the President Loves America”

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say — but I do not believe that the president loves America,” said former New York City Mayor and failed presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani during a speech a...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Meet Robert Kenney, Missouri’s Regulator in Chief

In our sound byte culture, where our knowledge of political leaders and policymakers tends to be limited to the “it” figure of the day, whatever personality is being the most polarizing or driving the most controver...
by Kristal High
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Redlining in Sight with Google, AT&T Fiber Rollout?

Google made headlines when, in late January, it announced that it was rolling out gigabit Internet to Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Nashville. Eighteen cities across these metro areas will join Kansas City, Provo, and ...
by Kristal High
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Duke Energy Spearheading Solar Expansion in North, South Carolina

The Southeast is rapidly becoming a hot bed for solar expansion, and Duke Energy is leading the charge.  The company already owns or purchases 600 MW of solar capacity in North Carolina, and today announced that it is seeking ...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Internet Taxation: Why It Matter in the Open Internet Debate

TAXATION – the one word that makes the average American cringe at its mention.  There’s income taxes, corporate taxes, Social Security taxes, property taxes and sales taxes to name a few. However, how would you feel if...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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#BlackLivesMatter Doesn’t Mean that All Lives Don’t

Many critics of the Black Lives Matter Movement have tried to paint the movement as anti-police and anti-White-people. Many have called the phrase “Black lives matter” racist and exclusionary.  According to them, it says t...
by Brandon Patterson
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Kamala Harris continues to pile up endorsements in California Senate race

Although she is the only declared candidate, California Attorney General Kamala Harris has been racking up endorsements in the race to become the next U.S. Senator from the Golden State. The other major Democratic would-be cand...
by Adriana Maestas
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President Obama Said to Be Critical of #HBCUs During CBC Meeting

“These are difficult times for our institutions, our students and their families – even more difficult than when we first began this journey together in 2009.”  — Hampton University President William Harvey,...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Even Kendrick Lamar’s View of Black Respectability is Problematic

Let me preface this by saying Kendrick Lamar is incredibly talented and is easily one of the realest dudes in hip hop right now. That said, I’m still not here for his respectability politics on “The Blacker the Berr...
by Brandon Patterson
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Cuban Embargo: It was the principle of the matter

Taxes, death, and the Cuban embargo.  Those have been the guarantees of life for as long as I can remember.  Growing up, the hard-line stance of others always precluded fruitful discourse on el bloqueo.  To endorse any notio...
by Matthew Stieglitz
 

 
 
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Last Meeting: 611 Days Ago. Black Caucus To Meet #Obama

611 Days. Their last meeting was June 9, 2013 — and that was after a 790 day break from the last meeting before that.  Not that I’m counting or anything.  Group meetings between the Black Caucus and President Oba...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Why I Have A Problem with Kylie Jenner’s Dreadlocks

Apparently, dreadlocks, braids, and full lips are “new” to White people in the same way America was new to Columbus. Over the weekend, Kylie Jenner posted a picture of herself on Instagram rocking dreadlocks she had...
by Brandon Patterson
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Tech for All: Senator Booker’s Plan to Increase Tech Engagement and Access for People of Color

Since winning his special election in October 2013, Senator Cory Booker has become vocal in the U.S. Senate not only for New Jersey citizens but also people of color. Sen. Booker’s committee assignments include the coveted Co...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Who Cares that Selma was Snubbed by the Oscars? I Don’t

It’s award season.  The Oscars are approaching.  And many people have taken issue with the glaring lack of diversity in this year’s nominations.  Twitter users used the satirical hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to express their f...
by Brandon Patterson
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