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Some CBC Members Find WH Gifts for Their #TPP Votes Laughable

Summer jobs money alone isn’t going to do it.  If the White House wants to mount a serious campaign to turn Black Caucus NOs into YESes on trade, it won’t happen easy.  An informal poll of over 20 Black Caucus members found more hard NOs and a load of indignation at the notion that votes could be […]

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Reps. Butterfield, Lee, Waters Talk on Black Caucus Tech Diversity Initiative

The Congressional Black Caucus launched an effort to spur diversity in hiring at technology companies.  The effort mirrors the work started by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.  Rev. Jackson’s work resulted in several tech companies, included Google and Apple, revealing the diversity data of their workforce.Now members of the Black Caucus want to formalize the process […]

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420 House Members Vote YES to Mandatory Minimums, Only 3 Vote Against

When Electeds Won’t Take the Tough Vote to Stop Bad Policy.  Supposedly it’s “CBC policy” to be against mandatory minimums.  All I know is, 41 members of the Congressional Black Caucus voted YES to mandatory minimums today.  Did they even notice the mandatory penalties were in the bill? In all, 420 members of the House voted YES […]

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Congressman Turns Clarke Testimony Into Chat on White on White Crime

The testimony of Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke was just as devoid of strategic substance on policing as his appearances on Fox News.  Clarke had tons to offer when it came to his views on black on black crime and federal over reach and any other topic that had nothing directly to do with police brutality. […]

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Congressional Black Caucus Launches CBC TECH 2020 to Diversify Tech Sector

Today at 4:00 p.m. EST, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will launch CBC TECH 2020, a new initiative aimed at increasing African American representation and inclusion in the tech industry.  CBC members will encourage industry leaders to use the same entrepreneurial spirit they use when creating new technologies to become innovators in diversifying tech.  Ben Jealous, […]


 
 

 
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Census Shows U.S. Moving Towards “Minority Majority”

New U.S. Census estimates show that minorities increased by more than 2 percent, while the white population remained flat. Minorities were increased by a surge in Hispanic births and more people who described themselves as mult...
by Bridgette Outten
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Rangel Says Obama Like Bush, Cheney on Iraq

Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel has said President Barack Obama’s commitment to the war in Iraq is based on oil — just like George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Rangel, who will be fighting to keep his seat in a No...
by Bridgette Outten
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Update: Senate Rejects Measure That Would Weaken EPA Authority

The U.S. Senate defeated a measure that would strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. President Barack Obama was set to veto the measure should it have passed. MSNBC reported...
by Bridgette Outten
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Vic Rawl Calls for Investigation of S. C. Primary Election Results

Alvin Greene’s opponent, Vic Rawl, thinks something is rotten in the state of  South Carolina and now he is calling for an investigation of last Tuesday’s primary election results.  Until Tuesday, he was the presu...
by Robin Caldwell
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White House Photo of the Day: Anacostia High School Graduation

[Official photo caption] Members of the audience sing the national anthem during the Anacostia Senior High School commencement ceremony at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., June 11,...
by Robin Caldwell
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Deadline Extended for White House Fall 2010 Internship Program

The White House is looking for a few good men and women for their Fall 2010 class of interns. The program begins on September 7 and ends on December 17, 2010. The assignments are varied from serving the First Lady to communicat...
by Robin Caldwell
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White House Summit Aims to Re-Energize HIV/AIDS Dialogue

In the face of a “staggering” HIV epidemic among black men, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy hosted a meeting to address the statistics this month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, black g...
by Bridgette Outten
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David Grows Up

Even more interesting is that as international outrage and condemnation bubble, so does a rare and unusually comfortable public questioning of the political dynamics guiding relations between Israel and the United States. Tha...
by Charles Ellison
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AUDIOTRIP: In DC, a Cultural Event of Many Dimensions

Once DC nightlife was ruled by party-a-week promoters – a DJ, a place, a line for drinks and out. Tasty, but lacking nutrition. As the city changes in culture while it changes its streetscapes, the night is increasingly being...
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EXCLUSIVE: Detroit Mayor Bing Talks Budget, Aiyana Jones and More

It’s been a little more than a year since Detroit Mayor Dave Bing took the helm of Detroit, winning a special election in May 2009 to finish the term of disgraced ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Voters elected Bing to a full t...
by Bridgette Outten
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New Columbia S. C. Mayor-Elect Steve Benjamin Speaks with Politic365

Newly elected Columbia, S. C. Mayor-elect Steve Benjamin talks to Black Web Media founder, Angela Benton at the NAACP’s Leadership 500 Conference in Hollywood, Florida. His Honor discusses his historic win, economic and w...
by Politic365 Staff
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Lawmakers Want Prepaid Cell Phone Customers to Show ID

A bill that would require buyers of prepaid cell phones to present identification has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. Democrat New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn sponsored the bill, which law ...
by Bridgette Outten
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Bernanke: Congress should address ‘Unsustainable’ U.S. Debt

Noting that there is no easy fix to the economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said this week lawmakers must begin to address an  ”unsustainable” level of debt. The economy is recovering, albeit slowly, and...
by Bridgette Outten
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EPA Stripped of Authority Would Be Threat to Climate Change Bill

President Barack Obama is planning to veto a bill that — if it passes Congress — would strip the Environmental Protection Agency of the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and derail efforts for a climate...
by Bridgette Outten
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Lawmakers Trade Insults As Albany Moves Closer to Shutdown

The battle of New York legislators’ inability to pass a state budget has come to a head with a possible shutdown of state government on Monday. The fiscal year began April 1, but without agreement on a budget, the state g...
by Bridgette Outten
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The Post-Election Vetting of Alvin Greene

Yesterday no one knew where in the world Alvin Greene came from or how he managed to win the South Carolina Democratic Party nomination to run against Republican Sen. Jim DeMint in the general election. By all accounts, includi...
by Robin Caldwell
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All in Moderation?

But, did the center really show that much clout or was it simply a matter of party wings – both left and right – going through a readjustment phase? The left is still angry; the right is still stubborn. And neither party ...
by Charles Ellison
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Alvin Greene Defeats Vic Rawl [Update #2]

Alvin Greene is one of the biggest enigmas of this election year and to especially news media who are trying to understand how he won the right to run against South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint in the November general election. ...
by Robin Caldwell
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Primary Results Give Glimpse of November Election Outcomes

Tuesday was a huge primary election day, with 12 states sending its voters to the polls. The biggest question in several key races was whether the incumbent would keep their seats against anti-establishment stances and rhetoric...
by Bridgette Outten
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Study Says Blacks Illegally Excluded From Juries in Southern States

A study released this month uncovered “shocking present-day evidence of racial discrimination,” according to an Equal Justice Initiative press release. EJI, non-profit law organization based in Alabama, recently pub...
by Bridgette Outten
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