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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 about the economy, Latinos are still optimistic about achieving the American dream. Some of the key findings […]

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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 weeks in protest of North Carolina’s failure to expand Medicaid. As a result, a local hospital in Belhaven closed.  Rep. Butterfield, who is […]

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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 time, members of the Congressional Black Caucus will speak on halting House Republican Leadership’s efforts toward impeachment of President Barack Obama,” […]

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Legislators, Civil Rights Leaders Remain Front and Center in Tech/Telecom Space

In 1995, digital inequality based on race, gender, income and geography captured the nation’s attention:  the “digital divide.”  Over the next two decades, legislators of color and civil rights organizations have been focused on ways to address the #1 civil rights imperative of the 21st century – ensuring affordable access, adoption, and informed use of […]

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Sen. Rand Paul Drops Bill to Make Crack and Powder Penalties the Same

Bill Would Make Crack and Powder Penalties Even. In 2010, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Bobby Scott pushed the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 through the Senate and House and onto President Obama’s desk shortly before Republicans took control of the House. The legislation was signed into law on August 3, 2010 and narrowed the […]


 
 

 
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HBCU’s and Performance Funding: A Short Video

The short video below explores the issue of “performance funding” and how it may impact HBCUs.  Many schools are funded based on how many full-time equivalent students are enrolled at the start of the semester.  M...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Diversity Divide in Silicon Valley Endemic of Broader Societal Problems

In a nation founded by immigrants, heralded as a bastion of opportunity for people from other countries, it seems odd that achieving diversity in America’s workforce would be such a challenge. But such is the unfortunate ...
by Kristal High
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Philadelphia Tribune Staff, Readers Mourn the Death of Daryl Gale

On Friday, friends, staff and reader of The Philadelphia Tribune mourn the passing of city editor and columnist Daryl Gale.  Gale was 55 and died of heart disease.   “This is a serious loss to the Philadelphia Tribune famil...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Chris McDaniel Tells Himself That Winning With Black Votes May Be Criminal

Mississippi State Senator and sore loser Chris McDaniel is telling anyone who will listen that there were “irregularities” last Tuesday night on primary election day.  It may just have to be investigated.  Sure, t...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Eric Cantor’s Buddies Move Party Money Away From Dave Brat

The Washington Post reported Friday that party players who were supporting soon-to-be-former Congressman Eric Cantor have pulled a fast one on the man who defeated him.   Last week during a 7th District Committee meeting in V...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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PowerPAC+ Report: Democratic Party Gets Black Votes But Won’t Hire Black Firms

After years of lip service, hot-air and excuses regarding hiring minority firms, the Democratic Party finds itself embarrassed by a stunning new report by PowerPAC.   Last week, Steve Phillips of PowerPAC+ released the Fannie ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Reps. Jeffries, Bass Drop Bill to Provide Lawyers for Non-Citizens

To the tune of $2 million to cover every unaccompanied minor, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, Karen Bass, Lucille Roybal-Allard and Judy Chu offered legislation that would provide attorneys to illegal immigrants who are minors.   The ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rangel Wins: For Fear of Disunity, Sharpton Hosted “Unity Rally” Cancelled

After fear that there might be less unity than planned, a “unity rally” hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton this morning at the National Action Network headquarters on 145th Street, was suddenly cancelled. The unity rally wa...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Eight Folks Who Are Eating Crow After Charlie Rangel’s Win

See you at the Crow Diner on Lenox Avenue.  After Rep. Charlie Rangel won over Adriano Espaillat in 2012 after a long recount it was assumed by many that Espaillat would catch Rangel in 2014.  It was Espaillat’s race t...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Thousands left without water service in Detroit

Folks in Detroit who are behind on their water bill are facing forced water shut offs as the summer begins. Citizens, frustrated with the city and a private company takeover of the water supply, are appealing to the United Nati...
by Adriana Maestas
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A year after Senate passes immigration bill, Rep. Gutierrez says prospects for reform are dead

For people who follow the immigration debate closely, a large contingent of grassroots activists have been saying that the immigration reform bill has been dead for months. But this week, the leading Democrat and most visible m...
by Adriana Maestas
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Wireless an Essential Service for Minorities; Increased Taxation Could Hinder Use

MyWireless.org released the results of its Annual National Consumer Survey on wireless use and sentiment, and, yet again, the results demonstrate that African Americans and Hispanics find their wireless service incredibly valua...
by Kristal High
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$584,000 and Counting: Boehner’s Lawsuit Backfires as Dems Raise Big Cash

Boehner Lawsuit Hands Democrats Big Money.  Yesterday’s announcement by House Speaker John Boehner that he and House Republicans would sue President Obama for using executive actions has backfired.  The Boehner announce...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Privileged Professor Demonstrates the Flip Side of Solar Net Metering

A recent article by South Miami Florida Mayor Philip Stoddard gets to the heart of the solar energy debate currently sweeping the country. The issue is not whether we want to or should encourage the increased use of renewable e...
by Kristal High
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Say It: Charlie Rangel Flash Mob Dance Party

Today is primary today in New York.  This past Saturday, Rep. Charlie Rangel held “Uncle Charlie’s Flash Mob Dance Party” in Harlem.  The event was held on the first day of summer.  Once again, much like tw...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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July 8-9: National Action Network to Hold First Annual Policy Forum on Capitol Hill

On July 8th and 9th, the National Action Network will hold their First Annual Policy Forum and Hill Day.  The event will take place on Capitol Hill in Washington. According to a release from the National Action Network, the ev...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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In Michigan Race, Sen. Hobbs Gets Endorsed by Big Labor over Clarke

Unions back State Senator Rudy Hobbs.  In the race between former Rep. Hansen Clarke and Michigan State Rep. Rudy Hobbs, Hobbs has won the support of big labor. The AFL-CIO and UAW have endorsed Hobbs over other Democratic pr...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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No Obama Endorsement for Rangel, But NY Guv Endorses

Update: Earlier today Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. endorsed Rep. Rangel. Primary is Tuesday.President Obama has decided to take the Bill DBlasio route with regard to Rep. Charlie Rangel: No endorsement.  But Rangel was endorsed by ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women Address State of Black Women in America

Black women legislators from across the country descended on the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in the Mississippi Gulf Coast for NOBEL Women on the M.O.V.E. – Motivating, Organizing, Vocalizing, and Empowering the Next Gene...
by Kristal High
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Nine #HBCUs In Trouble on Student Loan Defaults

Nine HBCUs in Trouble. In a meeting last week that was described as “alarming” by those who attended, Obama Administration officials from the Department of Education informed several Black Caucus members that nine H...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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