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Remembering Senator Edward Brooke III

By Nicholas Buford Just a few short days after the start of 2015, a political giant was called from work on Earth. Edward Brooke, the first Black United States Senator since Reconstruction, passed away in his Florida home. Brooke, a Republican from Massachusetts, would break down barriers and open the door for opportunity to many future lawmakers during […]

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Republican Senator Drops “Civil Rights and Human Rights” from Committee Name

Just Another Moment in GOP Growth and Opportunity. Just in case anyone is wondering how the new Republican controlled Senate will deal with civil rights issues, wonder no more.  There’s a new Republican Chairman of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights and he is making moves.  And the Republican Chairman’s […]

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Only African American on St. Louis Board of Elections Removed

“When you have a county that has at least 45 percent minority population you would hope that would be reflected on the St. Louis County Board of Elections. As of right now every single member of the St. Louis County Board of Elections is white.” Senator Chappelle-Nadal added. Ferguson? Michael Who? For those who believe “voting doesn’t […]

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Positive Vibes From Ferguson Activists After Dinner With Black Caucus

Youth Movement.  ”Where do I start?  How about undefinable frustration? It seems we can’t even catch our breath from our first tragedy before being hit by another gut-punch from a second, third, and fourth.  The names Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Tamir Rice — and countless more.  Too many more. That is the […]

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Eight Ferguson Related Bills in Congress

FERGUSON LEGISLATIVE UPDATE.  Think that Ferguson related legislation can’t pass the Republican controlled House and Senate? Think again. What is the one issue that congressional Republicans and Democrats have found rare agreement on? Criminal justice reform.   The passage of the Death in Custody Reporting Act through the Republican controlled House in 2013 demonstrated that.  The […]


 
 

 
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Senate passes bill expanding drug war with Transnational Drug Trafficking Act

On Monday, the Senate passed the Transnational Drug Trafficking Act, which expands the war on drugs. This law gives the Justice Department the authority to prosecute drug traffickers from foreign countries. The law also ensures...
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Changing the Face of Tech and Moving Towards Digital Citizenship

“There is a talent surplus in this room. We come in today to partner, to two-way trade-not to destroy but to realize the American dream for all.” Those are the words of civil rights leader and icon Rev. Jesse Jackson as he ...
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Green 2.0: Breaking the Green Ceiling

“It is essential for us to have a diverse workforce. Our job is to create a healthy and clean environment for our communities, especially for low-income and communities of color who are typically affected by pollution.” ~EP...
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Government funding bill with Wall Street giveaways passes in House

On Thursday night, the House of Representatives voted to pass a government funding bill, but some of the more progressive members of the House stood in opposition to this spending bill because it contained policy riders that be...
by Adriana Maestas
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Latino support for President Obama up, and majority of Americans still support path to legalization

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released some new data today from a recently conducted survey that shows a mixed response from the public for the President’s recent executive action expanding the numb...
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#Ferguson Rep. Hank Johnson Drops Special Prosecutor Bill to Alter Grand Jury System

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) just dropped his second piece of legislation related to Ferguson and the death’s of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.   Johnson’s first bill would cut back Pentagon Program 1033.  This legisl...
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Four Ferguson Related Bills in Congress

Four Ferguson Related Bills in Congress. This week will likely be the last week of the 113th Congress. When Congress reconvenes again in January, Republicans will control both the House and the Senate. But the last week of a C...
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First #Ferguson Bill Set to Become Law: Deaths in Custody Reporting Act

First Piece of #Ferguson Related Legislation Passes Congress and Will Become Law. H.R. 1447, the Death in Custody Reporting Act, authored by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), passed the Senate (Wednesday) tonight and is on its way to be...
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#GivingTuesday Spirit With Walmart

It’s #Giving Tuesday, the global day in which charities, families, businesses and communities unite to celebrate generosity and give back. In the spirit of #Giving Tuesday, Walmart recently launched their Food Pantry Holiday ...
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#Ferguson on the House Floor: Rep. Al Green Places St. Louis Rams in Congressional Record

Ferguson on the House Floor: Rep. Al Green (D-TX) Salutes the Rams as he talks on race in America, the U.S. justice system and Ferguson. Rep. Green also placed the names of all five St. Louis Rams players who conducted a “...
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Black Friday Profits Drop 11%, Media Won’t Admit It Could Be Ferguson Boycott

Black Friday sales were expected to be 3% over what they were in 2013.  They weren’t.  They were down 11%. Was it the Ferguson protest movement — part of which centered around an economic boycott. “After day...
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Cyber Monday, Black Friday Raise New Data Security Concerns

On the heels of Black Friday, and Cyber Monday well underway, the season of shopping and gifting raises new concerns about data security for consumers and corporations alike. According to the Risk:Value Research Report by NTT C...
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Election Day, Dec. 6: How Will Sen. Mary Landrieu Fare on December 6

On December 6, Sen. Mary Landrieu will go up against Rep. Bill Cassidy in an election that will decide who will serve Louisiana in the U.S. Senate.  In an interview in early November with Chuck Todd of NBC, Sen. Mary Landrieu...
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POTUS to Focus on Clay/Cleaver Request on Cops Using War Gear

President Obama will hold a series of meetings Monday at the White House regarding Ferguson and the many issues arising from the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Many protest r...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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“It Doesn’t Add Up” Nancy Grace Slams Darren Wilson’s Testimony

“There’s nothing here, not even a bruise.” Nancy Grace gives her blunt analysis on Darren Wilson’s testimony.  Several attorneys have commented on the way St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCulloch conducted the non-prose...
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Senate Democrats to Hold #Ferguson Hearing on Dec. 9

Here’s something you won’t see after January 1, 2015 when the Republicans control the Senate: A hearing on Ferguson.  When Republicans talk about “too much government” their focus is usually on EPA reg...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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First Stop on AG Holder’s Cop/Community Trust Tour: Atlanta

Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Ezell Ford.  Attorney General Eric Holder will discuss “building trust between law enforcement and the community” in different cities.  The first stop will be Atlanta on Monda...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Marissa Alexander Accepts Plea Deal, Should Be Released in January

Over 1,000 days in jail. In the case of Marissa Alexander, a woman who was facing over twenty years in prison for shooting drywall, there has been a plea deal.  Alexander will agree that she is guilty on three counts of aggrav...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#HandsUpDontSpend: Pastor Jamal Bryant Urges Economic Boycott Ferguson Protest

Nov. 27 to Dec. 2nd. Baltimore based Pastor Jamal Bryant has kicked off an economic protest/boycott set to take place from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday.  The economic boycott is a way to protest the lack of prosecution of Fer...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Walmart’s Associates: The Heartbeat of the Company

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and one of shoppers’ favorite days: Black Friday. On Black Friday, over 15 million people will descend upon Walmarts across the nation to take advantage of holiday specials. In fact, Walmart re...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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