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Macy’s severs ties to Donald Trump over anti-Mexican remarks

Macy’s department store became the latest business to disassociate itself from GOP presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump over his anti-Mexican comments. A few weeks ago in making his announcement as a candidate for the GOP nomination, Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that […]

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This is What it Sounds Like When the Koch Brothers Support Justice Reform

Think of the famous motto of the Black Caucus, “no permanent enemies only permanent interests,” as you think of the Koch Brothers supporting a criminal justice reform bill that rolls back over criminalization.  It shouldn’t be a shock at to anyone that the Libertarian leaning Koch Brothers support series justice reform.  But it is.  I […]

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5 Recent Black Church Arsons in SC, NC, GA, TN, FL

In the wake of the racist murders of nine members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 16,  there have been five arsons of Black churches in the South.  There is a long history in America regarding attacks on Black churches. 1. Knoxville, TN — June, 21 – College Hill Seventh Day […]

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#FreeBree: Newsome Does What We Were Thinking, Crowdfunding for Bail Blows Up

Bree Newsome Does What We Were Thinking.  A #BlackLivesMatter activist, Bree Newsome, 30, did what was in the back of everyone’s mind, she climbed the flagpole in South Carolina on the grounds of the statehouse and took the Confederate flag down. Of course, this was what should have happened 150 years ago.  Newsome was arrested on […]

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Activist removes Confederate flag in front of South Carolina capitol building

A 30 year old artist and activist, Bree Newsome, climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina capitol building this morning and took down the Confederate flag. According to the Guardian, Bree Newsome, a 30 year old from Charlotte, North Carolina, had climbed halfway up the pole when police demanded that she come down. […]


 
 

 
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Reps. Butterfield, Lee, Waters Talk on Black Caucus Tech Diversity Initiative

The Congressional Black Caucus launched an effort to spur diversity in hiring at technology companies.  The effort mirrors the work started by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.  Rev. Jackson’s work resulted in several tech compan...
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420 House Members Vote YES to Mandatory Minimums, Only 3 Vote Against

When Electeds Won’t Take the Tough Vote to Stop Bad Policy.  Supposedly it’s “CBC policy” to be against mandatory minimums.  All I know is, 41 members of the Congressional Black Caucus voted YES to m...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Congressman Turns Clarke Testimony Into Chat on White on White Crime

The testimony of Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke was just as devoid of strategic substance on policing as his appearances on Fox News.  Clarke had tons to offer when it came to his views on black on black crime and federal over...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Congressional Black Caucus Launches CBC TECH 2020 to Diversify Tech Sector

Today at 4:00 p.m. EST, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will launch CBC TECH 2020, a new initiative aimed at increasing African American representation and inclusion in the tech industry.  CBC members will encourage indus...
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Black Caucus to Focus on Tech Diversity #BlackTech

“In Silicon Valley, the march for diversity and inclusion is just beginning.” – Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. “The data we have seen coming from tech companies is deplorable and unacceptable and most of these com...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Justice Reform: 26 Democrats Press Obama to Ban The Box

Twenty six Senate Democrats are pressing President Obama to take executive action to “ban the box.” Banning the box would stop employers at federal agencies from asking job applicants about prior convictions unt...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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House GOP Invites Nutty #Obama Hating Sheriff to Hearing on Policing

“Obama started this war on police intentionally,” wrote Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on twitter on May 11. “Right in line with his community agitating,” he added.  On May 14, Republican House...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Loretta Sanchez mocks Native Americans at California Democratic Convention

Today Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez mocked Native Americans at the California Democratic Convention in Anaheim. While in front of an audience, the Congresswoman, who is also a recently declared candidate for U.S. Senate, recoun...
by Adriana Maestas
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3 reasons why Loretta Sanchez doesn’t have a lock on Latino voters in #CASen

After denying reports that she would enter the race to replace Senator Barbara Boxer, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez officially announced that she is officially running for the U.S. Senate. Sanchez becomes the second Democrat to...
by Adriana Maestas
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Black Caucus Members, Sen. Rand Paul Meet on Justice Reform

Eight members of the Congressional Black Caucus met today with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in a small room adjacent to the cloak rooms on the House floor.  The members convened the bipartisan meeting to focus on what they might be a...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Los Angeles County ends the 287(g) program, ending jail partnership with immigration agents

Today the Los Angeles County Supervisors voted to end it 287(g) contract by a vote of 3-2. 287(g) was a program that allowed collaboration between the local sheriff’s deputies and federal immigration officials in Los Ange...
by Adriana Maestas
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Hillary Clinton indicates that she’s against family detention, reaffirms support for immigration reform

Last week in a round table discussion at a high school in Nevada, Hillary Clinton laid out her positions on immigration. She indicated that she would do everything to protect President Obama’s executive actions on immigra...
by Adriana Maestas
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President Obama’s Campaign of Insult Fails to Deliver Votes in His Own Party

“They’re just wrong.” A month long campaign of insult on members of his own party failed to deliver 60 votes in the Senate that would have granted a vote on “fast track” authority for President Oba...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Clay + McCaskill Bill Would Tame Police Militarization

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO) and Missouri’s U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) have joined up to sponsor, the Protecting Communities and Police Act of 2015. The justice reform bill was introduced by McCaskil...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Candidate of the Past: Jeb Bush Doubles Down on the Iraq War Disaster

If you were the brother of a President of the Unites States who presided over a $3 trillion disaster war that got thousands killed, what would you do?  What would you say when asked if you support your brother’s foreign ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Solar Engineering Jobs in the U.S. On The Rise

By: Monica Gomez The solar industry is growing rapidly in the United States, thanks in large part to the U.S. Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative. Began in 2011, the SunShot Initiative set out to reposition the United Stat...
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#LorettaLynch Day 11: A Long Overdue Investigation of Baltimore’s Police

On her eleventh day on the job, new Attorney General Loretta Lynch has launched an investigation into the Baltimore Police Department. READ September 28, 2014: UNDUE FORCE by the Baltimore Sun The fact is: this investigatio...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Net Neutrality Attacks Undermine Democracy and Hurt Real People

Few would disagree that the Internet can provide an array of life-enhancing benefits, from helping you get an online degree, to allowing a single mother to work from home to support her family, or enabling people to monitor hea...
by Kristal High
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Baltimore Chapter of Mentoring Org Has 3,000% Increase in Applications

NBC News is reporting that the Baltimore Chapter of Big Brother Big Sisters in Baltimore has had over 300 inquiries for mentoring over the last three days. The surge in mentor applications is the largest number of requests in t...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Boehner on Freddie Gray: If Charges True, “It’s Outrageous and It’s Unacceptable”

Republican House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke out on the case of the April 19th police related death of Freddie Gray, 25, of Baltimore on Meet the Press this morning (5/3/15). Chuck Todd: ”Do you believe we’re in ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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