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New Poll: Millennials considered swing vote in upcoming election

On Wednesday, the Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) released a new poll of 18-29 year olds. Here are some of the key findings about America’s largest generation and how they might vote next Tuesday: 50% of 18-29 year olds would prefer that Congress is controlled by Democrats instead of Republicans, but among those who say […]

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Record Number of African Americans Running Statewide in 2014

A record number of African Americans are running statewide for the midterm elections.  Below is a chart of the candidates who will be on the ballot on Tuesday.

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DCCC Begs for Cash Again, Finally Mentions a Black Person Running for Congress

The Hill, Mike Lillis: ”Democrats have raised $163 million to the GOP’s $125 million. That’s an enormous discrepancy, especially considering that Republicans control 34 more House seats than Democrats … The DCCC let it be known that only 77 of 199 House Democrats — 39 percent — are on target to meet their expected level of […]

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Will Latina Voices Be Heard on Election Day?

By Maria Elena Perez, National Institute of Reproductive Health As we come to yet another important election season, in which our basic right to choose hangs in the balance, we must ask: what is at stake for Latinas’ access to reproductive health care—and what will Latinas and Latinos do in November? A common assumption dictates […]

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Immigrant activists target Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan with billboard campaign

This week a group of immigrant activists in North Carolina unveiled a billboard campaign taking aim at Democratic Senator Kay Hagan for her immigration positions. Hagan was one of the five Democratic senators who opposed the DREAM Act in 2010 and recently voted in favor of a bill sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz of […]


 
 

 
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20: Next Congress to Have Highest Number of Black Women Ever

The 114th Congress.  There will likely be five new African American members of Congress in 2015.  All of them will be women.  With that, the 114th Congress is well on track to feature the highest number of African American ...
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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 Bl...
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What A Difference A Week Can Make

              Call it good PR, calculated business maneuvering, serendipity or maybe all of the above but things are looking up for REVOLT TV. If you Googled “Revolt TV” a little over a we...
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“Troops to Energy Jobs” Trains, Employs Veterans

The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 dipped slightly in 2013 to 9%, the Labor Department reports. That’s down from 9.9% the year before, but well above overall civilian unemployment levels of around 7%...
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ASPIRE Inspires in Violence Torn Chicago

News out of Chicago these days always seems to carry a body count; and having quickly become known as “Murder City” after the last few years of increasing gang and gun violence, one must diligently search for or stumble upo...
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Pursuing A Wireless Exception for Open Internet Rules

We live in an increasingly mobile society. Wireless penetration in the U.S. now exceeds 104%. Nearly 90% of households use wireless and in 37% of those homes it’s wireless only.  An even more mind-blowing stat is that 45 mil...
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Bill limiting school suspensions signed by CA Gov. Brown

Earlier this year some reports were released showing that students of color were more likely to be suspended from school than their white counterparts. The data was especially troubling in regards to black students who were thr...
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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: ̶...
by Adriana Maestas
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G.K. Butterfield Set to Be Next CBC Chair

HERE COMES THE JUDGE. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), 67, is expected to be elected the next chair of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 114th Congress.  If he is selected by his colleagues in November, he would be the 24th...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Video of Police Shooting of John Crawford Released

#JohnCrawford Think of Cliven Bundy. Think of all the photos we’ve seen with people in open carry states like Ohio brandishing guns.  The fact that everything is increasingly on video means we could see a Eric Garner ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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 ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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23-17: Vote to Fund Syrian Rebels Splits Black Caucus

The House vote to fund training and arming of Syrian rebels to take on ISIS split the Black Caucus in half.  The vote was 273-to-156.  Twenty three members of the CBC voted to fund the Syrian rebels and 17 voted against fundi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Attorney Ben Crump Attends Capitol Hill Racial Profiling Event

Attorney Ben Crump, who represents the family of Michael Brown, was on Capitol Hill last week at a ACLU forum on racial profiling.  The crowded event was attended by congressional staff and several members of Congress.
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#Videos: Freedom Sundays Black Vote Effort, $250,000 Spent on Kickoff

#FreedomSundays: Last Friday, Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, CBC PAC Chair Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) announced their plans to get out t...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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 ado...
by Kristal High
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Three years ago, AT&T first launched its “It Can Wait” campaign, and has since become the leader in the no texting while driving movement.  With continued investment and active partnering with celebrities and other saf...
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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 joi...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Reducing Healthcare Costs, Improving Lives Through Innovation

This year many Americans are experiencing the joys and frustrations of having health insurance for the first time.  As a result of the health insurance mandate created by the Affordable Care Act all Americans are legally oblig...
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#Ferguson: Rep. Hank Johnson’s Police Demilitarization Bill Gets GOP Support

Three Republicans have signed on to Rep. Hank Johnson’s (D-GA) bill to stop handing free military equipment to local  police.  The three Republicans are Reps. Raul Labrador (R-ID), Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Justin Amas...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Members of Congress Vocal on Ray Rice Go Silent Federal Judge Mark Fuller

After Roland Martin shined a spotlight on Alabama Judge Mark Fuller, Congresswoman Terri Sewell became the first member of Congress to call for the federal judge’s resignation.  Why? Because in the wake of the scandal ov...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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