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Jesús “Chuy” García forces Rahm Emanuel into mayoral runoff

On Tuesday, Chicago incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who had the endorsement of his former boss, President Obama, failed to win 50% + of the vote and will now face a runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Rahm Emanuel is clearly the establishment candidate with a war chest of over $15 million and most […]

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Obama administration pursuing an emergency stay to move ahead with immigration executive action

Earlier this week a Texas judge issued an injunction that blocked the implementation of the Obama administration’s executive action on immigration that would prevent an estimated five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. The White House then defended the President’s immigration action saying that he acted within his legal authority. Now the Obama administration is pushing […]

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Crazy Rudy Strikes Again: “I Do Not Believe That the President Loves America”

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say — but I do not believe that the president loves America,” said former New York City Mayor and failed presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani during a speech at a dinner yesterday. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought […]

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Kamala Harris continues to pile up endorsements in California Senate race

Although she is the only declared candidate, California Attorney General Kamala Harris has been racking up endorsements in the race to become the next U.S. Senator from the Golden State. The other major Democratic would-be candidate, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, has not yet decided if he will enter the race. According to an […]

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President Obama Said to Be Critical of #HBCUs During CBC Meeting

“These are difficult times for our institutions, our students and their families – even more difficult than when we first began this journey together in 2009.”  — Hampton University President William Harvey, Chair, President Obama’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs, Feb. 4. 2015 President Obama was critical of Historically Black Colleges and Universities during a meeting with members of the […]


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Why Not A Black Female Supreme Court Justice?

Del Walters on a Missed Opportunity By Del Walters Perhaps it shouldn’t matter to anyone –but it does.  While it may be years before we see the first African American woman president, we could have and should have had ...
by ebonyjet

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Arizona Again? Governor Signs Bill to Ban Ethnic Studies in Schools

Jan Brewer, governor of Arizona, signed HB 2281 into law yesterday, making it illegal for school districts in the state to teach classes expressly for students of ethnic backgrounds. HB 2281 states that students “should b...
by Robin Caldwell



USDA Expands Food Program for At-Risk Kids

In a time where studies show record numbers of children don’t have access to nutritious food, a federal program has been expanded to provide more meals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture program that offers reimbursemen...
by Bridgette Outten



Supreme Okie Doke

It will play itself out like a cerebral, chatty crime drama, replete with the all-White male cast, save the skirted, frantic female staffer scurrying behind them. In this case, the President sought to mix it up – his way –...
by Charles Ellison


New York Legislature Approves 1-Day Furlough with No Pay

In Albany, the Legislature passed an emergency budget bill enabling Governor David Paterson to furlough about 100,000 workers – almost half of those employed by the state – without pay. Claiming the plan to be illeg...
by Politic365 Staff


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Blacks, Youth Show More Trust in Government, Polls Show

Is more of the Obama effect underway? It may seem that way as recent polls show that two groups that traditionally mistrust the government — African-Americans and younger Americans — now seem to believe more in Uncl...
by Bridgette Outten


Avenging the Father or The End of Black Harlem Politics

The ongoing political battle between State Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell, IV, and long time Congressman Charlie Rangel, for the 15th Congressional district in New York is constantly pitted as a Shakespearian drama — dip...
by Noel S. Anderson, Ph.D.


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British Politics and the “Bloody” Mess Here in the U.S.

Unfolding events and stalemating post election paralysis in Britain may portend interesting political developments herein the United States. Could the slow demise of current Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Labour Party –...
by Charles Ellison


Obama to Nominate Elena Kagan to Supreme Court

President Obama has selected Elena Kagan to be the 112th justice of the Supreme Court. He is expected to confirm and announce this decision this morning. Elena Kagan, 50, is the former dean of Harvard’s law school and cur...
by Robin Caldwell



Legendary Actress, Activist Lena Horne Dies

Lena Horne, 92, passed away on Sunday evening at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Miss Horne will forever be known as one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in the world. However, she also will be known as the African ...
by Robin Caldwell

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“Education is Emancipation” – POTUS and FLOTUS Give Commencement Speeches

There is nothing like commencement day at a university for a graduating college senior. It is a highly charged emotional environment, in which parents, family, friends, administrators and alumni all gather to witness the granti...
by Kris Broughton



CBC: $1.5B Jobs Bill Will Stem Summer Youth Violence

Congressional Black Caucus members are pushing a $1.5 billion bill that will create jobs for inner-city youth this summer, insisting that the measure will curb the violence that typically rises during summer months. Time is run...
by Bridgette Outten


Obama Administration Gets Little Credit For Economy

Despite yesterday’s dramatic drop in the Dow, followed by an almost equally dramatic recovery, recent economic trends remain undeniable. Domestic factory orders are up, homes sales rose over 5 percent in March, consumer spend...
by Kris Broughton



Lower Education(?)

While walking through the halls of a large east coast community college with an instructor recently, a question was posed about the role of the open admission institution.  Community college enrollment has experienced a notice...
by Charles Ellison

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Marian Robinson: Her White House Family Values

By all accounts, Marian Robinson – probably the most famous mother-in-law in the world – has settled in at the White House and in Washington, D.C.. Robinson, the mother of First Lady Michelle Obama and mother-in-law of Pres...
by Bridgette Outten



Right Wing Blames Oil Spill on Obama

Unless you’ve been off the grid, you are probably well acquainted with the infamous details of the British Petroleum oil spill that has been threatening the Gulf of Mexico and gulf coast shorelines since last week. Most likel...
by Kris Broughton


Joint Center Celebrates 40th Anniversary

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Founded in 1970 as the Joint Center for Political Studies by black intellectuals and professionals to provide training and technical a...
by Robin Caldwell



Reports: FCC ready to impose net neutrality

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is set to unveil a new approach to broadband that will allow the agency to impose Internet regulations Thursday, according to multiple reports. The move could revive...
by Bridgette Outten


Disabled African-American Vets Save The Day In NYC Bomb Scare

The New York City bomb scare could have been a much bigger story, complete with dead bodies and burning buildings, but two disabled African-American Vietnam vets saved the day. Street vendors Duane Jackson and Lance Orton react...
by Kris Broughton



Supreme Court Denies Last Appeal For British Woman On Death Row

The date will soon be set for a 51-year-old British woman to be executed in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her last appeal this week. Linda Carty was put on death row for the kidnapping and murder of Joana Rodrigue...
by Bridgette Outten