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47: Next Congress Will Have Highest Number of Blacks Ever

Highest Ever: 114th Congress to Feature 47 African Americans. There are currently 44 African American members of Congress.  Next year there will be three more, to bring the total to 47.  That will be the highest number of Blacks in Congress in history.  Depending on whether or not Republican Mia Love joins the Black Caucus, the […]

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Affordable Care Act credited with lowering uninsured rate among Latinos

The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is being credited with lowering the uninsured rate in the Latino community according to a report released from the Commonwealth Fund. As reported in the Los Angeles Times this week: “Overall, the percentage of Latinos ages 19 to 64 lacking health coverage fell from 36% to 23% between summer […]

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“We Have Our Own Racial Tensions” President Obama Mentions #Ferguson at UN

“We Have Our Own Racial and Ethnic Tensions.” President Obama did a interesting shoutout on the Ferguson situation during a speech at the United Nations today in New York.  Look for the Breitbart disciples to say President Obama was “race baiting” by bringing Ferguson up at all.  Since Breitbart perfected the communications spin of any-mention-whatsoever of […]

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Leading by Example: The White House’s Inclusive Vision for Solar Power

Last week, the Obama administration announced a series of new initiatives to enhance energy efficiency across the United States. Many revolved around commitments of funding and other resources to support the development and adoption of alternative energy sources like solar power. Among many worthwhile projects – support for new jobs for veterans; new efficiency standards […]

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Black Caucus Announces Plan to Boost the Black Vote for 2014

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), CBCPAC Chair Greg Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) announced their plans to boost black voter turnout for the midterms.   They were joined by political strategist and DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile.  The get-out-the-vote strategy will involve thousands of Black churches and […]


 
 

 
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New Political Players Fill D.C.’s Social Scene

The arrival of the first African American President of the United States and his family to Washington D.C. has had a major impact on the city’s social scene. While long known as “Chocolate City,” people of ...
by Lesly Simmons
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Local Politicians Exert Influence on National Issues

As the saying goes, all politics is local, but there are plenty of opportunities for local politicians to work on the national stage. Legislation handed down in Washington is ultimately administered by state and local govern...
by Lesly Simmons
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Obama: The Hope Slope

If greed and patience don’t mix then certainly idealism and patience can be equally incompatible. The first assertion is what’s got us in this economic mess in the first place.  The second is why President Barack Obama’s...
by Jabulani Leffall
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