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Republican Senator Drops “Civil Rights and Human Rights” from Committee Name

Just Another Moment in GOP Growth and Opportunity. Just in case anyone is wondering how the new Republican controlled Senate will deal with civil rights issues, wonder no more.  There’s a new Republican Chairman of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights and he is making moves.  And the Republican Chairman’s […]

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Only African American on St. Louis Board of Elections Removed

“When you have a county that has at least 45 percent minority population you would hope that would be reflected on the St. Louis County Board of Elections. As of right now every single member of the St. Louis County Board of Elections is white.” Senator Chappelle-Nadal added. Ferguson? Michael Who? For those who believe “voting doesn’t […]

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Positive Vibes From Ferguson Activists After Dinner With Black Caucus

Youth Movement.  ”Where do I start?  How about undefinable frustration? It seems we can’t even catch our breath from our first tragedy before being hit by another gut-punch from a second, third, and fourth.  The names Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Tamir Rice — and countless more.  Too many more. That is the […]

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Eight Ferguson Related Bills in Congress

FERGUSON LEGISLATIVE UPDATE.  Think that Ferguson related legislation can’t pass the Republican controlled House and Senate? Think again. What is the one issue that congressional Republicans and Democrats have found rare agreement on? Criminal justice reform.   The passage of the Death in Custody Reporting Act through the Republican controlled House in 2013 demonstrated that.  The […]

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Childhood poverty: majority of U.S. public school students eligible for free or reduced lunch

Rising income inequality in the U.S. has produced a startling statistic: 51% of U.S. public school children in pre-K through 12th grade were eligible under the federal program for free and reduced-price lunches in the 2012-2013 school year according to a report from the Southern Education Foundation. The increase in needy children in the U.S. threatens […]


 
 

 
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Reset Regionalism

In his just-hit-the-shelves tome called “The Great Reset,” Richard Florida argues that we’re not so much in a Recession or a Depression. We’re experiencing what he terms as massive “Resets” – the ultimate ...
by Charles Ellison
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More Than 30 Blacks Running for Congress (As Republicans)

By Paul Shepard Maybe, just maybe, Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele isn’t quite the complete political buffoon he has appeared to be during his years running the national GOP strategy. Maybe in between making em...
by aolblackvoices
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$51.5MM Granted to One Economy and BBOC to Increase Broadband Adoption

One Economy Corporation, a global nonprofit that leverages the power of technology to improve the lives of low-income people, and the Broadband Opportunity Coalition (BBOC) will be implementing $51.5 million in broadband initia...
by Robin Caldwell
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Apartheid Redux: Anti-Immigration Both Home and Abroad

During the days of racial apartheid in South Africa, when a white minority ruled the country, black Africans and other racial groups were issued pass books. The pass books were identification documents required to gain access t...
by Noel S. Anderson, Ph.D.
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In Search of a “Fight Club” Moment

Ideatrash.net blogger Steve Saus drops difficult, yet poignant science on the socio-political dynamics presented in the 1999 hit cult flick “Fight Club,” that freaky pitch of Chuck Pahlainuk’s novel about manhood struggli...
by Charles Ellison
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Service and Funeral Arrangements for Dr. Dorothy Irene Height

Funeral services for Dr. Dorothy I. Height, chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), who passed earlier this week, will take place in Washington, D.C. beginning Tuesday, April 28 and end with f...
by Robin Caldwell
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Internet Regulations Threaten Tele-Healthcare

Seven organizations representing women of diverse backgrounds filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) highlighting the beneficial impacts of broadband technology on the lives of women and their families,...
by Robin Caldwell
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Judge Orders Mediation in SBA Discrimination Lawsuit

A federal judge has ordered mediation in a landmark discrimination case against the U.S. Small Business Administration brought by Diamond Ventures, LLC. Diamond Ventures filed the lawsuit in 2003, alleging that discriminatory p...
by Bridgette Outten
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Michael Thurmond Flips the Script in Bid for Georgia Senate Seat

Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond suddenly switched gears last week, opting to run for the U.S. Senate instead of Lieutenant Governor. No African American has won a senate seat in a southern state since Reconstruction...
by Kris Broughton
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Alpha, EDF Partnership in Line with EPA to Green Black Communities

The goals of a partnership between Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund reflect the same initiatives proposed by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, organize...
by Bridgette Outten
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It is not all Barack & Bibi …

Caustic commentary from high profile figures in the Jewish American political establishment compounded by a large protest of Jews outside the New York City Israeli consulate and dipping poll numbers within the Jewish community ...
by Charles Ellison
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Pelosi Statement on Fair Settlements for African-American Farmers and Native American Trust Account Holders

Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on fair legal settlements for African American farmers and Native American trust account holders: “I’m committed to finding funding for the Pigford and Cob...
by Politic365 Staff
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GOP Donors Wary Of RNC Chairman Steele Flood New PAC’s With Cash

If you take a look at the plight of Michael Steele and the RNC,you will see signs that those who are unhappy with Steele’s tenure as the Republican party chairman have decided to form a “shadow” RNC by creating brand new ...
by Kris Broughton
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Can You Spell “Derivatives?”

The fast, whiplash pace at which Congress is pushing through financial regulatory reform should be of some concern.  It’s a bit problematic when doubt clouds the Hill regarding any average lawmaker’s understanding of what ...
by Charles Ellison
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Poll Shows Tea Party Members Out of Touch With Reality

One of the memes that pops up again and again whenever news reporters or op-ed columnists engage in a bit of color commentary (pun intended) about the kinds of Americans who make up the Tea Party is this one – a quarter of th...
by Kris Broughton
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Colin Powell Joins Twitter Fundraising Campaign to End Malaria Deaths

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will join Bill Gates,  Queen Rania of Jordan  and other celebrated folks for a Twitter campaign to end malaria deaths. Beginning on Wednesday star participants will tweet to encoura...
by Robin Caldwell
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POLITICAL “C.R.E.A.M.”

"Cash Rules Everything Around Me", including politics, so it’s a bit amusing to watch the collective sulk and gawk when corporate cheese infiltrates elected office. Raw outrage over the influence of money in American politi...
by Charles Ellison
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Lawyer, Lobbyist Steve Benjamin: First Black Mayor of Columbia SC

Voters in the South Carolina capital, Columbia, elected the city’s first black mayor. Mayor-elect Steve Benjamin won Tuesday’s runoff election by 56 percent of the vote. Earlier this month Benjamin won by a little o...
by Robin Caldwell
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Arizona Legislators Say Barack Obama Must Prove His Citizenship

By Boyce Watkins, PhD The Arizona House of Representatives recently approved a provision requiring that President Barack Obama prove that he is a natural-born citizen before being placed on the ballot to run for President of ...
by aolblackvoices
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Goldman Sachs Lawsuit Will Rearrange The Game on Wall Street

On Thursday, President Obama will go to New York to deliver a speech to Wall Street’s financial elite. He will lecture them. He will be stern with them. And he will use phrases to describe the creation of trading exchanges fo...
by Kris Broughton
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