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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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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 of watching Democrats bash the President?  What exactly is the strategy for Democrats to get Black voters […]

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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 2011, requires voters seeking to cast their ballots at the polls to present photo identification like a Texas driver’s […]

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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 boyfriend, boy do I have a story for you.  Rudy and Judy Nathan […]

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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 wireless bills, roughly 17% of their total cost goes to state and local taxes, the study finds. Washington (18.6%), Nebraska (18.48%), New York (17.74%), […]


 
 

 
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Placing Bets on Election Night

The closing of the polls is just hours away, and pundits and prognosticators from across the country weigh in for favored wins and loses in the House, Senate and in Gubernatorial races.
by Charles Ellison
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African American Women Take a Stand, Vote for Change

As the time approaches for polls to close on midterm elections, African American women from across the country try to mobilize people to vote.
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What Lies at Stake for Internet Businesses, Minority Start-Ups and the Economy?

At a time when many are still reeling from high national unemployment during the worst economic downturn this nation has seen since the Great Depression, the choice of Internet entrepreneurship may become a more viable business...
by Angela Benton
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‘The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ Hits and Misses With Discussion

If nothing else, last weekend’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” proved one thing about America and potential voters. It showed that people have been long overdue for a healthy dose of sanity in politics, media, and ...
by Matt E. Stevens
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How Will GOP Treat Black Republicans in Congress?

With midterm elections in full swing, one wonders what the reception will be like on Capitol Hill for any newly minted Black Republican Congressman able to rise above the political fray.
by Charles Ellison
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A Look At the Landscape As Midterms Loom Large

With midterms less than twenty-four hours away, Politic365.com takes a look at key races and the candidates to beat.
by Charles Ellison
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New York Cablevision Residents Get Fox Signals Restored

After two weeks without access to FOX television stations, Cablevision customers in New York finally got their programming back.
by Jeneba Ghatt
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Hip Hop Leaders Russell Simmons, Common Encourage Young Blacks to Vote

In an effort to spur increased voter enthusiasm, the DNC has engaged musicians and cultural icons to help promote the importance of the Nov. 2 midterm elections.
by Jeneba Ghatt
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Rail Between Atlanta and Charlotte Looks Promising with New Funds

The Charlotte-Atlanta Rail Corridor Plan is part of a larger Obama Administration initiative from the Recovery Act that started with an $8 billion investment in American railways.
by Matt E. Stevens
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Stewart/Colbert Rally Eclipses Beck’s “Rally to Restore Honor”

Comedy Central’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” hosted by political comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert rocked the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
by Charles Ellison
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Monds Warns Ga. Voters to Expect Nothing New from GOP, Democrats

John Monds, Libertarian candidate for Georgia Governor, may offer something new for Blacks who face historically higher unemployment rates both in the state and nationwide.
by Alton Drew
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Envisioning Opportunity, Rev. Jackson Pushes Forward With Broadband Agenda

Rev. Jesse Jackson offers reflections about the high stakes political games impacting his life’s work, framing his traditional civil rights sermon within a 21st century framework of technology access and media ownership.
by Charles Ellison
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The Embarrassing Saga of Clarence Thomas

The unfortunate aspect of the latest string of allegations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is that he’s the only African American Supreme Court Justice.
by Charles Ellison
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Oprah To Interview Pres. Bush on New Memoir

Oprah Winfrey has secured the second prime time television interview with former President George W. Bush to discuss his post-Presidency book Decision Points.
by Charles Ellison
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Encouraging Government Procurement of Minority Tech Start-Ups

Steps have been taken in the right direction, but there is much more the government can do to foster innovation and opportunity in the tech space for minority populations.
by Navarrow Wright
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Democrats See Enthusiasm Gap Closing As Midterms Near

With five days to go before a crucial mid-term election, the Democratic party is optimistic about expected turn out of African American voters.
by Alton Drew
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Jon Stewart Named AskMen.com’s “Most Influential Man” of 2010

Jon Stewart was recently named 2010’s Most Influential Man on the AskMen.com’s Top 49 Most Influential Men list.
by Charles Ellison
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Paul Supporter Faces Criminal Charges, Blames Victim and Police

Timothy Profitt, 53, who infamously stomped a MoveOn.org activist in the head before a recent debate, was charged with fourth-degree assault by Lexington, KY police.
by Charles Ellison
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Slovenia Elects Its First Black Mayor – Maybe First in Eastern Europe

In the Eastern European country of Slovenia, the small coastal city of Piran elected its first Black mayor, Ghanaian-born physician Peter Bossman.
by Charles Ellison
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FTC Requires Energy Consumption Disclosure for Televisions

The Federal Trade Commission yesterday released a final rule requiring that manufacturers post labels on televisions that tell consumers how much energy a television is expected to consume over a year.
by Alton Drew
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