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Senate passes bill expanding drug war with Transnational Drug Trafficking Act

On Monday, the Senate passed the Transnational Drug Trafficking Act, which expands the war on drugs. This law gives the Justice Department the authority to prosecute drug traffickers from foreign countries. The law also ensures that current penalties apply to chemical producers from other countries that illegally ship precursor chemicals (for example: cold medicines to be turned […]

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Government funding bill with Wall Street giveaways passes in House

On Thursday night, the House of Representatives voted to pass a government funding bill, but some of the more progressive members of the House stood in opposition to this spending bill because it contained policy riders that benefited the big banks and the wealthy. One rider would permit the big banks to perform more high-risk […]

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Latino support for President Obama up, and majority of Americans still support path to legalization

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released some new data today from a recently conducted survey that shows a mixed response from the public for the President’s recent executive action expanding the number of undocumented immigrants who are allowed to stay in the U.S. Overall, 50% of Americans disapprove of the […]

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Four Ferguson Related Bills in Congress

Four Ferguson Related Bills in Congress. This week will likely be the last week of the 113th Congress. When Congress reconvenes again in January, Republicans will control both the House and the Senate. But the last week of a Congress is always unpredictable and full of bills passing. Some pieces are ceremonial — others are substantive. […]

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First #Ferguson Bill Set to Become Law: Deaths in Custody Reporting Act

First Piece of #Ferguson Related Legislation Passes Congress and Will Become Law. H.R. 1447, the Death in Custody Reporting Act, authored by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), passed the Senate (Wednesday) tonight and is on its way to be signed into law. The bill passed the House a year ago in December 2013. The legislation requires […]


 
 

 
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American Civil Rights Activist and Legend Benjamin Hooks Passes

There are a lot of ways an oppressed people can rise. One way to rise is to study, to be smarter than your oppressor. The concept of rising against oppression through physical contact is stupid and self-defeating. It exalts bra...
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Black Conservative, Tea Party Supporter: Angela McGlowan Speaks

Exclusive to Politic365.com Angela McGlowan didn’t start out as a black Republican. A Mississippi native with a soft voice that still projects the twang of the deep South, McGlowan laughed aloud when asked if she’d ...
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Tyler Perry Is Glenn Beck’s ‘Hero’ Really

By Jeff Mays Glenn Beck thinks social or economic justice are code words for Nazism or communism, and he called President Barack Obama a racist, but he can’t get enough of Madea? That’s right, filmmaker Tyler ...
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Mississippi Governor Says Slavery Conversation is Not Important

By Boyce Watkins, PhD Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell received some push back for attempting to declare April “Confederate History Month,” recently. The action was disturbing to many African Americans, because cele...
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Philly Mayor Michael Nutter Asks Congress to Preserve NEA Budget

On Tuesday, Philadelphia mayor, Michael Nutter testified before the House Appropriations subcommittee on the interior and environment. He asked Congress to preserve the $180 million National Endowment for the Arts budget. Nutte...
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Michael Steele Tries to Explain Himself to Other Republicans

Michael Steele, in an effort to cover himself before his fellow Republicans, gave a stirring address Saturday to deal with those who are challenging his position as chairman of the Republican National Committee. “I’...
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First Lady and Jill Biden Make a Surprise Visit to Haiti

First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Port-au-Prince unannounced today. Mrs. Obama’s press secretary, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, posted the following on The White House Blog,...
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Cory Booker and the New Newark

It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. Cory Booker tweeted, We did it! 1st calendar free month without a murder since 1966! http://bit.ly/b8RrDn – Welcome to April!!!! – 12:13 AM Apr 1st Twitter via web So his...
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Battle for Haitian Children: American Adoptions vs More Programs at Home

About 1,000 Haitian children have been handed to families in America, since the January 12th earthquake. According to the Associated Press, these families had filed adoption applications before the quake hit, and it can be pr...
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Will Micheal Thurmond Run For Lieutenant Governor of Georgia?

Michael Thurmond, commissioner of the Department of Labor, is one of Georgia’s best kept secrets. The state’s first African American Labor Commissioner, he has held the office for so long — three consecutive four year...
by Kris Broughton
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Video: Green Jobs for All (A Green Economy Primer)

This video is one of the best green economy primers. In the space of  a few minutes, the concept of green jobs and a green economy is explained and demonstrated. Courtesy of Green for All
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Black Political Bloggers Make A Difference

Political bloggers come in all stripes and a multitude of flavors. Since starting a blog these days is as simple as signing up for an account with one of the free blogging platforms, African Americans have been airing their opi...
by Kris Broughton
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Michael Steele Plays Race Card: Will it Work for Him?

Amid calls for the Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to resign and scandal surrounding questionable expenditures, another storm is gathering power around the politician. Steele has been accused of playing th...
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Loss for the FCC is ‘Huge Win’ for Civil Rights Enforcement

A federal appeals court ruling against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — and in favor of Comcast Corp. — could mean the end of the agency’s proposed net neutrality. The ruling means that the FCC d...
by Bridgette Outten
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Texas Board of Ed Amends Textbook Content and Rewrites History

The majority-conservative Texas Board of Education recently made sweeping amendments to textbook policy content, with educators across the country considering the effects. According to the New York Times, the approved social st...
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CBC Says President Obama Accountable for Black America

A recent report highlighted 162,000 new jobs created in March and a 9.7 percent unemployment rate holding steady — figures which have been met with some enthusiasm as the numbers show the largest gain in three years. Pres...
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President Obama Handed Second Court Nomination: Justice Stevens to Retire in June

Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement at the end of June today. Stevens who turns 90 this month, wrote a simple letter to President Obama announcing his retirement at the end of his term. According to the Washingto...
by Robin Caldwell
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Financial Reform Bill Offers Real Benefits for African Americans

Despite the debate between black pundits and black leaders about whether or not the Obama administration has a “black agenda,” one thing is clear — the financial reform proposals President Obama would like to ...
by Kris Broughton
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Diamond Ventures vs. SBA: David vs. Goliath-like Saga

A racial discrimination lawsuit brought against the U.S. Small Business Administration by Diamond Ventures LLC, a venture capitalist firm, may be nearing its end since its initial 2003 filing. A federal judge has ruled against ...
by Bridgette Outten
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Congress Takes Recess without Paying Settlement to Black Farmers

The U.S. Congress took a two-week recess without appropriating $1.25 billion in settlement money it agreed to pay black farmers for years of United States Department of Agriculture discriminatory loan practices, missing a March...
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