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Denise Rolark Barnes, New NNPA Chair: Black Press Critical to America & The World

Whether the focus is income inequality, unemployment and educational disparities, one-dimensional portrayals of minorities on film and television, or the over-policing and criminalization of Black bodies, the crises facing Black America are not new. But in 2015, as mainstream media increasingly covers the disparities our communities face, the role of the Black Press is more […]

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Gifts From LaDavia: Hillary Clinton Mows Down Jeb at the Urban League

Why couldn’t Jeb Bush say the words “racism” or “discrimination” at one of the blackest conventions of the year — the National Urban League’s National Convention? As to be all too careful to tip-toe through the tulips of not pissing off bigots — Jeb just couldn’t bring himself to do it.  What voting block he’s […]

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On Dems Who Say They’re Against Mandatory Minimums But Keep Voting For Them

So what have we long known — based on studied facts and data — about mandatory minimums?  That they are, 1. Racially applied, 2. Waste tax money, 3. Drive over-incarceration.  These facts are well established.  And now we’ve got the Koch Brothers and the NAACP agreeing to justice reforms.  But for too many Democratic lawmakers, […]

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Trump: deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants

On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered some specifics about what his immigration policy would be after launching his presidential candidacy last month insisting that many undocumented Mexican immigrants were “rapists.” Trump told CNN that he would deport all of the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. and that he […]

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Mollohan, Murtha, Lewis, Young, Weldon, Dicks, Kanjorski… Fattah Indicted

Let’s take a look at who the Department of Justice has recently investigated for reasons similar to the allegations alleged in the indictment of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA). Rep. Allan Mollohan (D-WV) was investigated by DoJ for four years. In 2010, the case was dropped. Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA) was investigated for corruption. He died […]


 
 

 
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5 Recent Black Church Arsons in SC, NC, GA, TN, FL

In the wake of the racist murders of nine members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 16,  there have been five arsons of Black churches in the South.  There is a long history in America regarding ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#FreeBree: Newsome Does What We Were Thinking, Crowdfunding for Bail Blows Up

Bree Newsome Does What We Were Thinking.  A #BlackLivesMatter activist, Bree Newsome, 30, did what was in the back of everyone’s mind, she climbed the flagpole in South Carolina on the grounds of the statehouse and took...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Activist removes Confederate flag in front of South Carolina capitol building

A 30 year old artist and activist, Bree Newsome, climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina capitol building this morning and took down the Confederate flag. According to the Guardian, Bree Newsome, a 30 year old from ...
by Adriana Maestas
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After Racist Comments Prompt Univision Slap, It’s Donald Trump Piñata Time

Univision has cancelled its airing of the Donald Trump owned Miss USA pageant in protest of Trump’s bigoted remarks about Mexicans last week.  Trump made his comments in New York as he announced a run for the White House...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Black Caucus Moves to Remove #ConfederateFlag from #USCapitol… and Everywhere Else

Yesterday Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson offered a resolution to remove the Confederate flag, specifically the Mississippi state flag, from the U.S. Capitol.  House Republicans delayed Thompson’s motion today.  Also...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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SCOTUS saves Obamacare: subsidies to purchase health insurance will continue

On Thursday, in a 6-3 ruling the Supreme Court ruled that Americans who receive federal subsidies to purchase health insurance on exchanges will get to keep them. In writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said, &#...
by Adriana Maestas
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Justice Reform: 9 Dems and 9 Republicans to Push Over-Criminalization Roll Back

Today Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) will announce the introduction of the Safe, Accountable, Fair, and Effective (SAFE) Justice Act of 2015.  They will be joined by nine Republicans and nine Democrats, ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Louis Farrakhan Announces Million Man March 20th Anniversary

National of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke yesterday at Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, D.C. to announce the 20th anniversary plans around the Million Man March. Joining him at the announcement was Rev. Jama...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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E-Commerce sites follow Walmart’s lead in banning sale of Confederate flag items

On Tuesday, a handful of large e-commerce websites announced that they would ban the sale of Confederate flag items. Walmart had announced that it would ban the sale of Confederate flags on Monday. Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy follow...
by Adriana Maestas
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Sen. Tim Scott to Call for Confederate Flag to Be Removed in SC

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott will come out against the Confederate flag according to a Republican with knowledge of the Senator’s decision.  The information was first reported by Schuyler Kropf of the Post...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Mitt Romney Makes Sure GOP Candidates are Asked Confederate Flag Question

With one tweet, Mitt Romney made sure the Republican field will have to answer the “flag question” over the next few days. “Many see the Confederate flag as a symbol of racial hatred,” Romney tweeted yes...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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N-Word Judge Who Said Dylann Roof’s Family Were Victims Too is Replaced

I knew there was trouble when I heard the Judge say, “before I get into the hearing I’d like to make a statement please.” Make a statement for what? There’s no reason for a Judge to make a statement befo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Nine Blacks Shot Dead, Wall Street Journal Picks This Moment to Say Racism is Over

At some point defining progress must be focused on where you stand present day rather than bragging about how far you’ve come.  That the editorial board at the Wall Street Journal found the murder of nine African America...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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The Eshoo Letter

The Eshoo letter regarding changes in House seniority, party dues, secret ballots. Last week Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), who lost a bitter battle to Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to be the senior Democrat of the Energy and Commerce ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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House Ethics Calls John Lewis’ Office re Civil Rights Speeches

“It’s resolved now,” Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) quietly responded last week in the Cannon Office Building when asked whether or not the House Ethics Committee contacted him or his office over his civil rights spe...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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FCC’s Lifeline Proposal Gets Boots from Civil Rights Groups, Consumer Advocates Alike

The Federal Communications Commission voted on a 3-2 party line vote to expand the Lifeline program to include broadband. Since the announcement, civil rights groups and consumer advocates have been vocal in their support of th...
by Kristal High
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Reaction to the Horror in Charleston

Mass violence struck again yesterday evening at a historical Black church in Charleston, South Carolina. The suspect is White gunman identified as Dylann Roof. Authorities say that he shot and killed nine Black people who were ...
by Adriana Maestas
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The 3 Big Fat Problems with Obama’s Congressional Lobbying Efforts

“We’ve known each other many years and this is the first time you’ve ever come to me for counsel or help. I can’t remember the last time you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee…” ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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What Did Obama Just Push Hardest For, What Made Obama and the GOP Agree?

What issue prompted President Obama to make a rare visit to Capitol Hill? What issue made him walk in lockstep with Republicans who usually hate him? (“I don’t trust the President” said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) F...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Labor Wins Huge Over Obama on Trade Vote… But It’s Not Over

Big Win for Labor But They Stress Fight Isn’t Over. As the White House tries to spin that today’s 126-302 smackdown of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) was “no biggie.” Any quick read of big labor&#...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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