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Words vs. policy: why is Ricky Martin urging Latinos to unite against Trump?

This week singer Ricky Martin wrote an opinion piece urging Latinos “to unite against Donald Trump.” In reference to the GOP candidate throwing Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a press conference, Martin wrote: “I am not surprised Trump would aim so low. I am surprised that we Hispanics continue to accept these aggressions and […]

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Latino voters’ net favorability rating of Donald Trump is -51

Yesterday Gallup released a new poll that shows 65% of Latino voters have an unfavorable view of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. 14% of Hispanic voters have a favorable view of Trump. Trump, who announced his campaign criticzing immigrants from Mexico, has doubled down on his anti-immigrant rhetoric calling for completing a border wall and […]

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Clueless Ben Carson Gives #BlackLivesMatter Advice They Don’t Need

Should we bother to take seriously someone who compares health care to slavery or thinks using drone attacks to stop illegal immigration is a good idea? Probably not.  But Dr. Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon running for President and the paradox of his candidacy is that his storied medical career is at direct odds with his lack […]

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Cop Killed 2 Unarmed Men in 4 Yrs: Autopsy Says Chapman Was Shot at Distance

Officer Stephen Rankin, a member of the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department, had been previously suspended for over a year after shooting an unarmed man in 2011.  In April 2015, the same Portsmouth, Virginia officer,  shot and killed 18-year-old William Chapman in a supermarket parking lot.   In April 2011, Officer Rankin shot and killed Kirill Denyakin, […]

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Is Donald Trump’s Mouth About to Ignite a Wave of Hispanic Voters?

Playing With Electoral Fire. You would have thought that Republicans learned their lesson on Hispanic voters in 2012. Well, apparently not. Mitt Romney got only 27 percent of the Hispanic vote with his talk of “self deportations.”  Donald Trump appears to now be trying to drive the number even lower with real deportations — 11 […]


 
 

 
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#BlackLivesMatter: Protest at Minute Twenty at a Netroots Nation Town Hall

Today, during one of those all too typical and predictable discussions at a convention where no real hard hitting questions are being asked, there was a demonstration.  This week was filled with news of yet another mysterious ...
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GOP Looking to Prove It’s #CommittedToCommunity with New Outreach Effort

Earlier this week, the Republican National Committee launched a first of its kind effort to meet Black Americans (and would be voters) where they are by partnering with Radio One for #CommittedToCommunity: Engage, Empower, Upli...
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Can You Hear Me Now: Cell Phone Video Is Powerful Tool to Address Police Brutality

Sandra Bland had just relocated to Texas from Chicago to start a new job. She was stopped by police for her apparent failure to signal properly while changing lanes. After an arrest in which she ended up on the ground with a co...
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57% of Republicans view Donald Trump favorably

Despite the condemnation from Latino issue groups and other presidential candidates, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is viewed positively by Republicans. A Washington Post/ABC News poll released yesterday shows t...
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At NAACP, Obama Endorses SAFE Justice Act Without Saying the Name

Yesterday at the annual NAACP conference in Philadelphia, President Obama endorsed all the substantive aspects of a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill in the House that has lots of momentum behind it — the SAFE Ju...
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Shot Clock Ticking for Environmental Establishment: Show Me Your Diversity!

“The overall environmental movement is incredibly diverse. The mainstream environmental movement isn’t,” said Danielle Deane, Executive Director of Green 2.0, an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diver...
by Kristal High
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Morial to FCC: Deliver Promise of Digital Equity, Opportunity to MWBEs

Noting that the Attributable Material Relationship rule has been a hindrance to participation by bona fide Designated Entities in spectrum incentive auctions, Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League recent...
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Walker’s Legacy and Google Host Women in Business Awards Brunch

On July 4, 2015, Walker’s Legacy, a national women in business collective founded in 2009, powered by partner Accelerate with Google hosted the more than eighty women for an impactful women in business awards program during t...
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Dems + Koch Bros. Justice Bill: Hearing Will Feature SAFE Justice Act Sponsors

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led by Republican Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) and Democrat Elijah Cummings (D-MD), will hold two days of hearings on criminal justice reform next week. On hearing day one (July...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Virginia Redistricting Case Plays Out Dramatically In Federal Court

At the U.S. District Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., the redistricting case before a three judge panel between a Democratic law firm and Virginia’s Republicans, who strategized to pack as many Blacks in as few state and co...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Jeb Bush touts support for border security and path to legal status for undocumented

On Wednesday, at a campaign event in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush played up his border security plans when asked about the recent remarks GOP presidential hopeful and real estate mogul Donald Trump has been making about Mexican immi...
by Adriana Maestas
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54 Years Later South Carolina Votes to Finally Take Down Confederate Flag

The vote was 94 to 20.  It only took 150 years after the end of the Civil War, but the South Carolina legislature finally voted to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds.  The South Carolina Ho...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Baltimore, Low Income Communities, At Heart Of New Obama Administration Solar Initiative

From Medicare audits to riots in the wake of Freddy Gray’s untimely death at the hands of local police, Baltimore has made headlines this year on several occasions.  Today, however, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Bla...
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Secondary Markets Pose New Opportunity for Spectrum Shortage

These days, most people rely on mobile devices – cell phones, smartphones, you name it – to stay connected on the go.  As mobile use increases, so too does the demand for spectrum – the radio waves that make ...
by Kristal High
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Blacks Need Not Apply? Only 1.68% of Twitter’s 2,910 U.S. Employees Are Black

Twitter reported that only 49 of its 2,910 U.S. employees are African American.  A stunning stat, even by the low diversity standards of American tech companies.  That’s 1.68 percent of their American work force. Tech c...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Ferguson in Virginia: Cop Who Shot Unarmed Man Dead in 2011, Shot a 2nd Dead in 2015

“Denyakin was shot 11 times by Rankin, who was responding to a 911 call about the 26-year-old aggressively banging at the door of a building where he was staying,” — The Guardian, June 2015.   Question: How m...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Walker’s Legacy Hosts 2nd Annual Awards at #ESSENCE2015

In 2009 Walker’s Legacy – named as an homage to Madam C. J. Walker - was founded as an entrepreneurial association for women of color across America. Today, the national collective aimed at uplifting women in busi...
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July 31: Hillary Clinton to Speak at National Urban League Conference

On July 31, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address the National Urban League in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. at their annual conference.  So far in the early 2016 campaign for the White House, Clinton has been vocal a...
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Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.5% in June from Double Digits in May

Black unemployment drops to 9.5%.  It was 10.4 percent in December 2014 and 10.2 percent in May of 2015 but now Black unemployment is at 9.5 percent for June, according to the Department of Labor. The overall jobless rate for ...
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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 ...
by Adriana Maestas
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