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A new class of criminals: when will police quit being above the law?

By Joe Maestas During the past few years, our news media has been full of reports of incidents where citizens are being subjected to beatings, assaults, and shootings by a new class of criminals.  What is the most disturbing aspect of these crimes is that the perpetrators get away with no punishment and their actions […]

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CBC Members Watch Lynch Vote from Senate Floor, Greet McConnell

Lynch Confirmed 56-43: Nine female members of the Congressional Black Caucus were on the Senate floor as the Senate completed the historic vote to confirm the first Black female Attorney General in history.  In a unexpectedly bi-partisan moment after the vote, the group was greeted by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-MO) in a […]

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56-43: Did Brothers for Loretta Lynch Mtg. with Key Republican Win YES Vote?

56-43. A group of African American men marched to Capitol Hill yesterday to support the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. Lynch was finally confirmed today after 166 days by a vote of 56-43.  Surprisingly, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-MO) and Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran votes YES to confirm Lynch. One […]

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Loretta Lynch confirmed, becoming first Black female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has been confirmed by a vote of 56-43 to become the nation’s Attorney General. She will succeed former attorney general Eric Holder. Lynch was nominated for the position in November, but Lynch waited longer to be confirmed than seven of the most recent attorney generals combined. The confirmation process was highly politicized as […]

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Sen. Tim Scott Wants a Hearing on Police Body Cams

#WalterScott. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is asking for a hearing on police body cameras.  This move could be a bi-partisan break on the issue that may lead to bi-partisan legislation.  On criminal justice reform there have been many bi-partisan leaps forward on regarding mandatory minimums and record expungement.  Last year the Death in Custody Reporting […]


 
 

 
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NAACP President Ben Jealous at Leadership 500 [EXCLUSIVE Video]

Politic365.com caught up with Ben Jealous at the NAACP’s Leadership 500 Summit in Hollywood, Florida last weekend. In this video, Jealous discusses a battery of topics, including the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, ...
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African Americans Missing Out on STEM Jobs: More Education Needed

By Jazelle Reed African Americans have been missing out on jobs in the area of science, technology, engineering and math (summed up in the acronym “STEM”) for quite some time. Now is the time to put a stop to this ...
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Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Ousted Illinois Governor

A judge has begun questioning of potential jurors to hear the case of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich has been charged with 24 counts of corruption after allegedly trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacat...
by Bridgette Outten
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Obama Going Back to Oil-Soaked Coast for Third Visit

President Barack Obama told CNN’s Larry King he is “furious” over the largest oil spill in history at the hands of oil giant BP as he prepared to make his third visit to the coast Friday. A BP well explosion o...
by Bridgette Outten
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Obama and Arizona Governor Meet About Immigration

A meeting between Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and President Barack Obama was “cordial,” the governor told the Washington Post Thursday. But reports say the two have made no progress on the issues of illegal immigration ...
by Bridgette Outten
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Facebook, Google and YouTube (re)Launch Political Product Lines

I threw confetti (not really) when I learned that former President George W. Bush launched a Facebook page and a Twitter account. He’s a little slow in the going, but it couldn’t have happened at a greater time. Goo...
by Robin Caldwell
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Supreme Court: You Still Have the Right to Remain Silent…

…Just Let Us Know By Madison J. Gray As we all know from numerous TV police dramas, when you are arrested, law enforcement officers are required to tell you the following: You have the right to remain silent. Anything yo...
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Haiti is Still Hurting

Months after the news crews descended on Haiti, the country continues its slow climb from beneath the rubble of the horrific earthquake that leveled its capital. Are the promises we made being kept? Is the Haitian government fu...
by Kris Broughton
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Brave New Unemployed World

At some point, the Administration and Democratic leaders will force the perception of recovery in an effort to spur growth through consumer confidence while making happy with anxious voters in November. Again, Democrats’ mid...
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D. C. Jazz Fest Honors Tradition, Culture and History

From June 1-13, the D. C. Jazz Festival 2010 (formerly the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival) will showcase jazz performances by global and local artists as well as emerging artists. One of the beauties of the festival is that as it...
by Robin Caldwell
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President to Meet with Governor of Arizona Today

President Obama will meet with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer today to discuss the state’s controversial immigration bill. The governor plans to enter the meeting at the White House with no apologies for the legislation the pres...
by Robin Caldwell
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Wisconsin School Choice Author, Annette Polly Williams, Retiring

Annette Polly Williams, 73, the author of the nation’s first alternative education policy, will not be seeking re-election for her seat on the Wisconsin State Assembly. She’s been an assemblywoman since 1980, repres...
by Robin Caldwell
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Former D.A. Resigns From Post

Former longtime Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau has resigned from a recent special master appointment that would put him in charge of policies to hire black and Hispanic firefighters in New York City. The appointm...
by Bridgette Outten
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Kilpatrick Ex-Aide Dropped from Stripper Death Lawsuit, Kilpatrick Remains

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and the city remain defendants in the lawsuit brought by slain stripper Tamara “Strawberry” Greene’s family, but his ex-lover and aide Christine Beatty and others have been di...
by Bridgette Outten
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Davis Loses Bid for Alabama Governor, Vows to Support Sparks

Alabama voters were not ready for the type of change Artur Davis represented. Last night, the man who could have potentially been the first black governor of Alabama lost to Alabama State Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks. Sp...
by Robin Caldwell
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Will Sex Scandal Accusations Derail Haley Bid For Governor Of SC?

In my hometown in South Carolina, we used to have a store called Exotica , a woman’s boutique that has since relocated to Columbia, the state capitol. It was an ornately decorated establishment that looked like a replica of a...
by Kris Broughton
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NY Governor Paterson Preparing State for Massive Layoffs Jan. 1

In an effort to balance the New York state budget, Gov. David Paterson announced that he is putting together a plan to layoff thousands of state employees in January 2011.  He will direct state agencies to identify positions ...
by Robin Caldwell
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Black Anchor Leaves Job to Run for Lt. Governor of Minnesota

Robyne Robinson can add politician to her résumé. The popular, veteran broadcast news journalist left her anchor’s post at Minneapolis’ Fox 9  last Wednesday to serve as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt...
by Robin Caldwell
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New York Expands and Gets Tougher on Charter Schools

This past week New York State Legislature wrangled over the issue of raising the cap on charter schools. Bowing to pressure from both New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and charter school advocates, the new legislation would...
by Noel S. Anderson, Ph.D.
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Artur Davis for Governor of Alabama? Democrat Voters to Decide Today

Artur Davis could be Alabama’s first black governor. His fate will be in part sealed by the voters in Tuesday’s primary. If Davis, 42, wins he will be the Democratic candidate for the state’s highest office in...
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