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#BrothersforLorettaLynch March to Take Place Wed. April 22

#BrothersforLorettaLynch March to Take Place Wednesday Morning.  A march organized by Roland Martin, Pastor Jamal Bryant and Jeff Johnson in support of Loretta Lynch is scheduled to take place tomorrow morning. All participants are called to gather in front of 400 North Capitol Street on Capitol Hill.  The march to the Capitol is set to […]

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DOJ Moves Slow on First Ferguson Bill, Members Secure Meeting

#MichaelBrown #WalterScott #FreddieGray #EricGray #TamirRice Though the first piece of federal legislation related to police brutality and Ferguson was signed into law on December 18, 2014, not much has happened in terms of implementation. The Death in Custody Reporting Act, which passed the House in 2013 and the Senate in 2014, mandates that police departments that receive federal funding […]

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Photos: Black Leaders Return to McConnell’s Office on Loretta Lynch

Yesterday, a group of Black female faith and political leaders returned to the door of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to push for Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. It was their second visit. The group included Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, National Bar Association President Pamela Meanes, National Coalition of Black Civic Participation President Melanie Campbell, and […]

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Reps. Cummings, Thompson Voice Concerns on Gap in Capitol Security

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking member on House Oversight, and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the most senior Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, spoke to reporters at length about an incident yesterday in which a Florida mailman, Doug Hughes, flew a gyrocopter on to the West Front lawn of the U.S. Capitol yesterday. Hughes […]

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Key Black Electeds In MD Are Supporting Van Hollen Over Edwards

Black Pols Endorse @VanHollenforMD Over Donna Edwards – Anyone who has any ideas in their head that people endorse based on skin color can now get that out of their minds.  Why do people give someone political support? 1. Because they’ve worked with the person they’re endorsing and enjoyed the experience, 2. Because they like the […]


 
 

 
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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 ...
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Elijah Cummings Has a Few Words for Chief of Secret Service

During a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, ranking Democrat had a few things to say to Secret Service Chief Joe Clancy and none of those things were good.  The Secret Service has recently been dea...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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 ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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 fir...
by Adriana Maestas
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Fmr. Rep Barney Frank Says Downton Abbey Aaron Should be “Exposed”

Should closeted gay politicians be allowed to keep their private lives private? Former Rep. Barney Frank shared his views on the topic when speaking about soon-to-be-former Congressman Aaron Schock.  Whether Schock is gay is o...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Sen. Durbin Says Loretta Lynch “Asked to Sit in the Back of the Bus”

“This woman is asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar,” said Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) on the Senate floor this morning regarding the delay in the  nomination of Loretta Lynch for Atto...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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...
by Adriana Maestas
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We Commemorate Selma With Much Work to be Done

My father took me and my brothers with him to the polls when he voted for Barack Obama during his first campaign.  We were late to school, but he thought it was important for us to be there.  The second time around, I was a s...
by Brandon Patterson
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Walmart Wage Increase Likely to Start New Trend Toward Pay Equity

Better schedules, more training, and a wage increase up to $10.00 per hour – that’s what Walmart workers can expect beginning on April 1. Last month, the world’s largest retailer announced that it was raising...
by Kristal High
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What Is Hillary Clinton Doing?

First there was the failed book tour rollout. No biggie right? It was just a book tour.  Now there’s hidden e-mail. And with that we start thinking of Joe Biden, Martin O’Malley, Andy Cuomo, Jim Webb, Mark Warner a...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Holder Says Blacks Not Equally Treated by Police. Is That News?

Anyone surprised?  Everything Michelle Alexander wrote about in 2010 in The New Jim Crow was re-stated yet again today by Attorney General Eric Holder. The only question that should have been asked of Holder today was: Why did...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Lorretta Johnson: Breaking Barriers and Uniting Educators

For the last 50 years, Lorretta Johnson has advocated for educators across the country. Her journey has taken her to the poorest neighborhoods in the United States, to the Rose Garden of the White House, and all around the worl...
by Sam P.K. Collins
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Voto Latino Innovators Challenge: the tech competition to address problems in the Latino community

Today in Washington, D.C. a group of young Latinos will present their technology related projects that address problems in the Latino community to a panel of judges. In recent years, the lack of diversity in the technology indu...
by Adriana Maestas
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The 15 Black Caucus Members Who Attended the #NetanyahuSpeech

Members of the Black Caucus who attended the joint session with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Reps. David Scott (D-GA), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Sen. Cory ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Barack Obama is Both America’s Lawyer and his Conscience

By Peterson Prime Ever since it became apparent that he was going to occupy the oval office, Barack Obama’s opponents or critics have leveled charges against him that his predecessors never faced.  Six years into his preside...
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Pew Study Shows that Dem Losses Connected to States Losses, Redistricting

Call Howard Dean.  In February, a Democratic National Committee “victory task force” released its preliminary report on what the party needs to do to stop losing elections.  Over the last six years Democrats have been l...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Protecting and Advancing Florida’s Position as a Technology Leader

By David Grain, Founder and Managing Partner, Grain Management, LLC In the aftermath of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) historic vote on net neutrality, policymakers in Washington will continue to debate how to ...
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Nothing But Net: 4 Million People and Net Neutrality

Four million comments and tons of of deliberation later, the FCC passed new rules regulating the internet as a public utility in a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26.  The fight for net neutrality, or an “open Internet” and aga...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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A Black U.S. Senator from Maryland?

Sen. Edwards, Sen. Cummings, Sen. Alsobrooks, Sen. Blake or Sen. Brown? With today’s announcement from Senator Barbara Mikuski (D-MD) that she will retire in 2016, there is a wide open opportunity for a Black Democrat in...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Losing 2016: Republicans Change Nothing on Immigration

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said it all pretty clearly in January 2013.  Clearly some in the Republican party were not listening.  Instead, Republicans appear to be “strategizing” to make...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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