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47: Next Congress Will Have Highest Number of Blacks Ever

Highest Ever: 114th Congress to Feature 47 African Americans. There are currently 44 African American members of Congress.  Next year there will be three more, to bring the total to 47.  That will be the highest number of Blacks in Congress in history.  Depending on whether or not Republican Mia Love joins the Black Caucus, the […]

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Affordable Care Act credited with lowering uninsured rate among Latinos

The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is being credited with lowering the uninsured rate in the Latino community according to a report released from the Commonwealth Fund. As reported in the Los Angeles Times this week: “Overall, the percentage of Latinos ages 19 to 64 lacking health coverage fell from 36% to 23% between summer […]

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“We Have Our Own Racial Tensions” President Obama Mentions #Ferguson at UN

“We Have Our Own Racial and Ethnic Tensions.” President Obama did a interesting shoutout on the Ferguson situation during a speech at the United Nations today in New York.  Look for the Breitbart disciples to say President Obama was “race baiting” by bringing Ferguson up at all.  Since Breitbart perfected the communications spin of any-mention-whatsoever of […]

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Leading by Example: The White House’s Inclusive Vision for Solar Power

Last week, the Obama administration announced a series of new initiatives to enhance energy efficiency across the United States. Many revolved around commitments of funding and other resources to support the development and adoption of alternative energy sources like solar power. Among many worthwhile projects – support for new jobs for veterans; new efficiency standards […]

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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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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...
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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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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...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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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