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Activists gear up for Dec. 3 protests to highlight US role in funding Mexican security forces

As activists in Mexico have been protesting for weeks to draw attention to the 43 missing students from the Mexican state of Guerrero, their counterparts here in the United States are gearing up for an action on December 3 to draw the American public’s attention to the role that its tax dollars play in the […]

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Marion Barry (1936-2014) and Summer Jobs

From the suites to the streets. Early this morning former Washington, D.C. Mayor and current Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry died.   In an age of gridlock where many members of Congress brag about flying back and fourth from home to Washington, D.C. and get paid for doing nothing, Barry is remembered by many residents […]

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A Powerful Week for the Black Caucus

SEVEN UP. It was a fascinating week for the Congressional Black Caucus.  Perhaps one of their best days since four Black Caucus members became Committee Chairman in January 2009. The week started with New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) winning the top Democratic spot on the Energy and Commerce Committee.  What would normally have been a […]

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iAmerica.org launches as a resource for administrative relief

As President Obama announces his plan to provide administrative relief to millions of undocumented immigrants this evening, organizations are gearing up for an influx of questions from those who might be eligible for relief from deportation. iAmerica.org is one website that is launching today in partnership with organizations such as Mi Familia Vota, SEIU, the […]

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2016 Campaign Starts With Jim Webb’s Walk Into Inner Cities, Focus on White Poverty

Former Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, launched his campaign for President late last night via an e-mail and a video.  Webb is establishing a exploratory committee that is likely to become a full presidential campaign effort.  His speech featured an interesting line that few in American politics from the White House on down […]


 
 

 
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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 t...
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GOP Ad to Black Voters: Stop Voting for Dems When Nothing Changes

MD AD: STOP VOTING FOR DEMS. A campaign ad running in Maryland in support of Republican Larry Hogan, the opponent of Democrat Anthony Brown, makes a direct appeal to Black Democrats.  Hogan and Brown are running for Governor ...
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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 DR...
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#HBCU Advocates, Black Caucus React to Final Parent PLUS Change

In October 2011, the Department of Education tightened the loan standards for Parent PLUS Loans.  The change effected over 30,000 students at HBCUs at a collective loss in tuition to the schools of over $150 million. In 2013...
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Why Do Democrats Think They Can Bash Obama and Get Black Votes?

Here are a few election time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win Black votes?  Why should Black voters be motivated to turnout after months...
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Will Ferguson Flyer Sent By Georgia Democrats Motivate Black Voters?

Update:  Gov. Nathan Deal calls Democrats #Ferguson Ad “Despicable…” It’s Up to You to Make Change Happen. As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a flyer that is reported to have been sent o...
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Supreme Court is allowing Texas to use strict voter ID law in Nov. election

On Saturday, the Supreme Court gave Texas the approval to move forward with implementing a strict voter identification law in the upcoming midterm election. Adam Liptak for The New York Times wrote: “The law, enacted in 2...
by Adriana Maestas
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Noerdlinger Obsession Verifies NY Reporters Make Way Under $170,000

“It’s none of your f—ing business.” — New York City Mayor Ed Koch.  If you want to learn every detail of every parking ticket or unpaid debt of the Chief of Staff of the wife of the Mayor of New York and her boy...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rising Wireless Taxes Could Jeopardize Mobile Use

Economist Scott Mackey, in conjunction with the Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy research organization, recently released Wireless Taxation in the United States 2014. On average, each month when people pay their wirele...
by Kristal High
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Republicans Release Willie Horton Type Ad to Help Rep. Lee Terry Get Elected

Breaking News: Republicans release race-baiting Willie Horton style ad less than three weeks before election day.  Bet you could have never guessed that would happen.  Even though the headline at The Hill reads “NRCC re...
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Black Florida Newspaper Won’t Endorse Crist, Dings Dems

Florida Courier Dings Florida Dems — Fails to Endorse Crist.  Another day, another interesting moment for the Democratic Party and Black newspaper (non)endorsements.  Yesterday the Call & Post in Cleveland, Ohio en...
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CBC Chair: We Voted For War Gear Because Grayson Amdt. “Was a Dumb”

Fudge: We Voted Against the Grayson Amendment “Because It Was a Dumb Amendment.“ Last week at the annual town hall meeting during the 44th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Co...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Black Paper in Ohio Endorses Republican for Governor

  OHIO. The Call & Post, a historic Black newspaper established in Cleveland in 1928, endorsed Republican John Kasich for Governor over the Democrat in the race.  Instead of just rubber stamping their endorsement, l...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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A Look at President Obama’s Record on Blacks, Hispanics and Gays at Year Six

Obstruction by congressional Republicans has been a major obstacle for President Obama for four of his six years in office.  But the fact is, specific groups who supported him have won policy victories even in the face of that...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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David McCallum, Wrongly Imprisoned for 29 Years, is Released

David McCallum maintained his innocence since 1986 when, at the age of 16, he was sent to prison for imprisoned for murder.  Today, after 29 years, he was finally released. McCallum was falsely prosecuted for a kidnapping and...
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#FergusonOctober highlights police brutality & demands justice for Michael Brown

It’s been over two months since unarmed teen Michael Brown was gunned down by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, and this weekend protesters in the St. Louis metropolitan area are continuing to amplify their message d...
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Wage gap exists for minorities in high tech fields

A recent report from the American Institute for Economic Research shows that in high technology fields Latinos, Asians, and blacks are not receiving equal pay for equal work. According to a report from USA Today: “That...
by Adriana Maestas
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Net Metering Means Minorities Are Getting the Short End of the Deal

This article first appeared on VOXXI. By Gus Portela Hiring is on the uptick, but its slow pace is leaving many struggling Americans in a lurch. As we head into election season, the debate over how to create more jobs and help ...
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Broadband Offering New Yorkers A Path to Economic Prosperity

By Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda (District 87/NY) As a state known for uniquely embracing and harnessing the power of technology, it should come as no surprise that New York consumers love options.  Considering the way in which b...
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Duke Solar Investment Won’t Pass Costs to Consumers

Last month Duke Energy announced plans to invest $500 million to acquire and construct three large solar farms in North Carolina, including a 65-megawatt array that Duke says will be the largest east of the Mississippi River. ...
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