Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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By Keneshia Grant, PhD Has anyone noticed that three Black women are running the Democratic Party during the week of its national convention? Reverend Leah Daughtry is the Democratic National Convention’s CEO. She also planned the 2008 Convention, and has worked...
By JON DOWDING Published in partnership with AllDigitocracy.org and Temple University’s Department of Journalism The women’s caucus meeting started with applause and exuberance as the second day of the Democratic National Convention got underway. The caucus began with Interim Chair of...
Amid the release of e-mails from hackers that show the Democratic National Committee playing favorites in the primary electoral process, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned. In a statement to the press, Wasserman Schultz said: "We arrived here in...
Today the Virginia Supreme Court heard the GOP’s challenge to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s May 2016 Executive Order, which restored voting rights to an estimated 206,000 Virginians who have completed their sentence for any felony convictions.  The legal arguments are...
After successfully connecting more than 600,000 low-income families to high-speed internet, Comcast and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative announced a new partnership to expand the Internet Essentials (IE) program.  Now in its fifth year, IE...
The Republican National Convention is in full swing, and as party delegates adopted the 2016 Republican Party Platform on the first day of activities, the GOP showed a renewed embrace of coal. With calls to rebuild America's aging electric grid infrastructure,...
A backlash sometimes can be as powerful as a highly effective, progressive movement. That occurred in the wake of the CIVIL Rights Movement with Nixon's "Law and Order" and Reagan's "War Against Drugs." Now it’s Trump's "Law and Order"...
The Justice Department Said It So It Must Be True. Comedian D.L. Hughley went on Fox News last night to engage in the typical dance of propaganda that leaves out half the story that Fox News sometimes defines as...
Legislation sponsored by Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) that would help HBCUs with federal funding passed the House on July 11. The Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Capital Financing Improvements Act (H.R. 5530) was passed by the House on Monday night...
Thursday at 8 p.m. In the past when President Obama has wanted to highlight an issue targeted to a specific community, whether it was millennials, Hispanics or African Americans, he has used the media in that community. But Thursday's...