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#MyNYPD: NYPD Hashtag Blows Up Into Embarrassing Social Media Fiasco

#EpicFail.  Want to see a social media disaster? Go visit the hashtag #MyNYPD — if you dare. Today someone in PR-land at the New York City Police Department put on an unintended tutorial on how not to do social media.  A request was made for photos to be sent to the Department using the hashtag #MyNYPD.  […]

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On Racism, Justice Sotomayor Slaps John Roberts in Affirmative Action Dissent

Today the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to affirmative action by upholding a ban on the policy. In a lengthy dissent, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor added a particularly interesting passage on racism.  This would appear to be directed at Chief Justice John Roberts, who apparently believes there is no racism in American society. Sototmayor’s […]

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National Popular Vote gains momentum with New York joining the interstate compact

On Tuesday, April 15, the state of New York joined the National Popular Vote interstate compact after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the National Popular Vote bill. The National Popular Vote would make it so that the voting public elects the President and the Vice President instead of the electoral college. Because of the electoral college […]

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8 Million Sign-ups: Obamacare enrollments exceed expectations

Yesterday President Obama announced that sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act, his signature piece of legislation have hit eight million. While the official enrollment period ended on March 31, the government allowed people to finish signing up in April. Young people in particular signed up in greater numbers in March and April. According to Think […]

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Innocent Man Who Was in Jail for 25 Years Sues New York for $25 Million

Another week, another story about someone who was in jail for decades who was innocent.  This time it’s Derrick Deacon of Brooklyn, New York.  Deacon was in jail for 25 years when, whoops,  someone finally figured out that he hadn’t murdered anyone. “Derrick Deacon, who was convicted for the 1989 murder of 16-year-old Anthony Wynn, […]



South Florida Diabetes Prevention Event Has the Support of Rep. Hastings

The Diabetic Amputation Prevention (DAP) Foundation, a nonprofit group, launched its Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program initiative in Florida on August 28.
by Matt E. Stevens


NeighborWorks America Honors Rep. Maxine Waters In ‘A Celebration of Visionary Leaders’

On August 26, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Ca.) was honored in her Los Angeles district for her important work in helping those families in need throughout the ongoing crisis.
by Matt E. Stevens



Powerful MD State Senator Indicted on Bribery Charges

Two decade Maryland state Senator and Annapolis political fixture Ulysses S. Currie (D) of Prince George’s County, Maryland was indicted on federal bribery charges in U.S District Court in Baltimore.
by Charles Ellison



Rick Scott names Jennifer Carroll as Running Mate

Florida GOP Gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott has selected Jacksonville state Rep. Jennifer Carroll, the only black Republican state legislator, as his running mate. Carroll, a 51 year-old Trinidadian immigrant, is a 20 year n...
by CJ Miller


FCC Seeks Further Clarification for Internet Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday issued a request for additional comments in its rulemaking proceeding on the open network, better known as net neutrality.
by Alton Drew



Tensions Brewing in Lafayette, LA Over Dismissal of Housing Commissioners

Political and racial tensions are mounting in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana over the firing of the Lafayette Housing Authority board of commissioners after a series of state and federal audits revealed major financial irregularit...
by Charles Ellison


Congressional Black Caucus Members Among Top Congressional Social Media Users

As technology and telecommunications become more important to the way we lives our lives, more members of the U.S. Congress are beginning to actively use social media and take advantage of the opportunity to directly reach and ...
by Jeneba Ghatt



Michelle Rhee’s Mixed Reviews Bad for Adrian Fenty?

A recent Washington Post poll conducted over the summer finds that Democratic voters in the District of Columbia are mixed on their views about D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, a sentiment which could predict voter turnou...
by Charles Ellison


Detroit Mayor Dave Bing Endorses Lansing Mayor for Mich. Governor

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing offered his support to Virg Bernero, the Democratic candidate for Michigan governor. He made the formal announcement on Twitter on August 25.
by Matt E. Stevens



Illinois Governor Appoints Michelle Saddler As Chief-of-Staff

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn appointed a new chief-of-staff to his administration last week. He did not have to look far to find a candidate that he felt was perfectly suited for the job.
by Matt E. Stevens


Grim Signs for Democrats in OH and PA

Distressing signals for Democrats keep streaming in as key polls in two major electoral bellwether states show the prospect of major gains for Republicans in November.
by Charles Ellison



Clifford B. Janey Being Released Amid Controversy In Newark School District

Characterizing a tumultuous week for New Jersey educators, the state was rocked with news of another government shake-up as Newark city school Superintendent Clifford B. Janey received word that his three-year contract will not...
by Charles Ellison


President Redirects Focus From Iraq to Economy in Speech

Sticking to his 2008 campaign pledge to end the war in Iraq, President Obama yesterday drew the conflict to an official close yesterday after $800 billion spent and nearly 5,000 American lives lost. The speech set a sober ton...
by Charles Ellison



Obama Sees Window of Opportunity for Middle East

On the heels of a major speech in Iraq, and the transfer of power from U.S. Military forces back to the Iraqi government, the Obama Administration is looking toward a new “window of opportunity” to broker peace in the Middl...
by Kristal High


Time For A Restructured FCC? Freedom of Consumer Choice Act Says Yes

Over the past three months, there have been calls for the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") to take on a streamlined role in telecommunications regulation.
by Alton Drew



1 in 6 Americans Receiving Government Assistance

Economic observers expressed dismay and worry over a recent USA Today study which found that 1 in every 6 Americans is receiving government aid.
by Charles Ellison


Troubling Signs for Democrats in Latest AP and Gallup Polls

Presenting another troubling sign for Democrats going forward into the Congressional midterm cycle, newly released Associated Press and Gallup polls show a majority of Americans upset with the current White House and leaning in...
by Charles Ellison



Recent FEC Rulings Alter Political Landscape

Recent moves by the Federal Election Commission more than two full months away from the highly anticipated Congressional midterms could significantly impact the political landscape this year and reshape cycles for years to come...
by Charles Ellison


No Blacks in The Hill’s 50 Wealthiest Members of Congress List

The Hill recently released its 50 Wealthiest List of lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Interestingly enough, with net worths ranging from Sen. John Kerry's $188.6 million to Rep. Jackie Spier's $5 million, not a single member making ...
by Politic365 Staff


Obama in the Rose Garden

Obama Working Toward Jobs, Economic Growth

In a speech delivered Monday in the Presidential Rose Garden, Obama emphasized that he and his economic team are "focused, every single day, on pushing this economy forward, repairing the damage that's been done to the middle c...
by Kristal High