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Latino voters’ net favorability rating of Donald Trump is -51

Yesterday Gallup released a new poll that shows 65% of Latino voters have an unfavorable view of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. 14% of Hispanic voters have a favorable view of Trump. Trump, who announced his campaign criticzing immigrants from Mexico, has doubled down on his anti-immigrant rhetoric calling for completing a border wall and […]

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Clueless Ben Carson Gives #BlackLivesMatter Advice They Don’t Need

Should we bother to take seriously someone who compares health care to slavery or thinks using drone attacks to stop illegal immigration is a good idea? Probably not.  But Dr. Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon running for President and the paradox of his candidacy is that his storied medical career is at direct odds with his lack […]

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Cop Killed 2 Unarmed Men in 4 Yrs: Autopsy Says Chapman Was Shot at Distance

Officer Stephen Rankin, a member of the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department, had been previously suspended for over a year after shooting an unarmed man in 2011.  In April 2015, the same Portsmouth, Virginia officer,  shot and killed 18-year-old William Chapman in a supermarket parking lot.   In April 2011, Officer Rankin shot and killed Kirill Denyakin, […]

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Is Donald Trump’s Mouth About to Ignite a Wave of Hispanic Voters?

Playing With Electoral Fire. You would have thought that Republicans learned their lesson on Hispanic voters in 2012. Well, apparently not. Mitt Romney got only 27 percent of the Hispanic vote with his talk of “self deportations.”  Donald Trump appears to now be trying to drive the number even lower with real deportations — 11 […]

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The Agenda: #BlackLIvesMatter Activists Launch Campaign Zero

Campaign Zero. “You’re going to have to come together as a movement and say, ‘Here’s what we want done about it,’” Clinton said in a meeting with Black Lives Matter activists last week. And here it is. It was here already on websites and in what activists were saying over and over again and every protest and […]


 
 

 
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Nikki Haley’s Diversity Lapse

South Carolina’s Nikki Haley, the newly elected Republican Indian American female Governor is embroiled in controversy over the lack of diversity in her cabinet picks.
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McKinney Leads Campaign to Change Connecticut Set-Aside Laws

Fred McKinney and the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council are looking to overturn Connecticut set-aside law, which has become detrimental to minority business interests.
by Britton Loftin
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CBC’s Addresses Vulnerable Population Debt Commission Leaves Out

Slush and snow filled grounds in Washington, D.C. didn’t stop dozens from gathering for the Congressional Black Caucus’s first “Budget Deficit, Economic Crisis and Wealth Creation Commission.”
by Jeneba Ghatt
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Obama Administration to Push “Sun Shot” Energy Initiative

The Obama Administration will have to embark on an effective sales job to convince Americans that any additional investment in alternative energy will be necessary for the nation’s general welfare.
by Alton Drew
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Uncertainty in Egypt as White House Moves Cautiously

Tensions in Washington were high as all eyes turned to Egypt, with the Obama Administration increasingly concerned about the implosion of this massive Arab power.
by Charles Ellison
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Skepticism Surrounding Homeland Security Hearing on American Muslims

Since September 11, 2001, Congressman Pete King (R-NY) has launched an all out personal assault on terrorism, leading to a full inquiry by the Homeland Security Committee of the 112th Congress.
by Charles Ellison
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Obama Enjoys Second Full Year of Positive Economic Growth

The nation’s economic output grew at an annualized rate of 3.2% according to a report released this morning by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
by Alton Drew
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African American Chamber of Commerce Working to Elevate Black Business

A new organizing effort of the African American Chamber of Commerce, Reverse90.com, attempts to encourage new investments in Black businesses across the country.
by Britton Loftin
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Jay Carney as White House Press Secretary Seen as the Odd Choice

Unlike Robert Gibbs, Jay Carney did not cut his teeth on the Obama 2008 campaign trail, which is widely viewed as the White House rite of passage for any senior staff position.
by Charles Ellison
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Treasury’s Education Credit to Average $1900 Per Student

The U.S. Department of the Treasury expects that 9.4 million families may receive a tax credit this year as a result of the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC).
by Alton Drew
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Emanuel Makes Dramatic Comeback in Court Reversal

While the suspense of back-to-back court rulings may have been a nail-biter for Emanuel, it may have provided a sympathetic boost to both his public image and campaign.
by Charles Ellison
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Black Elected Officials React to President’s State of the Union Address

As President Obama articulated his vision for the nation during his State of the Union address, Black lawmakers from across the country leveraged the opportunity to convey their vision for the country.
by Matt E. Stevens
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Public Financing of Presidential Campaigns on GOP Chopping Block

As part of their larger effort to dramatically reduce spending in all corners of the federal budget, House Republicans this week successfully ended a Federal Election Commission program.
by Charles Ellison
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GOP Cleans Up Mess in Wake of Bachmann’s Bungled SOTU Response

Republicans were in an unprecedented twist this week as news of their official SOTU response seemed dominated by news of an unofficial response by self-appointed Tea Party rising star Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann.
by Charles Ellison
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Adora Obi Nweze Charts Exciting Path for Florida NAACP in 2011

Politic365 had the opportunity to sit down with Adora Obi Nweze, President of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP to discuss the agenda for 2011 and the challenges they face in the New Year.
by E.R. Barnette
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Blacks Put ‘The Game’ on Hold for State of the Union

An overwhelming majority of Americans approved of the overall message in President Obama's speech, according to a CBS News poll.
by Jeneba Ghatt
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Will Five-Year Freeze on Domestic Spending Help African American Employment?

In his much anticipated State of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama proposed a five-year freeze on domestic or discretionary spending to start this year in order to address increasing deficits.
by Alton Drew
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Nation’s Capital Faces Massive Budget Woes

There will be no honeymoon period or reflective pause for incoming District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray considering D.C.'s monstrous budget shortfall of $600 million in Fiscal Year 2012.
by Charles Ellison
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Obama’s State of the Union Painted Vision in Broad Strokes

President Obama attempted to strike grand themes of reinvention and innovation while reassuring the nation of its emergence through the toughest economic downturn since the Great Depression.
by Charles Ellison
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Nigeria Will Host World Summit of Mayors in Late February

One of the largest gatherings of black mayors discussing issues of the African diaspora will take place in Nigeria at the end of February.
by Matt E. Stevens
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