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July 31: Hillary Clinton to Speak at National Urban League Conference

On July 31, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address the National Urban League in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. at their annual conference.  So far in the early 2016 campaign for the White House, Clinton has been vocal and pointed on race.  Clinton has mentioned “white privilege,” racism in the justice system and other “hard truths” […]

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Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.5% in June from Double Digits in May

Black unemployment drops to 9.5%.  It was 10.4 percent in December 2014 and 10.2 percent in May of 2015 but now Black unemployment is at 9.5 percent for June, according to the Department of Labor. The overall jobless rate for June 2015 is 5.3%.  Though Black unemployment continues to remain double the overall employment rate, […]

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Macy’s severs ties to Donald Trump over anti-Mexican remarks

Macy’s department store became the latest business to disassociate itself from GOP presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump over his anti-Mexican comments. A few weeks ago in making his announcement as a candidate for the GOP nomination, Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that […]

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This is What it Sounds Like When the Koch Brothers Support Justice Reform

Think of the famous motto of the Black Caucus, “no permanent enemies only permanent interests,” as you think of the Koch Brothers supporting a criminal justice reform bill that rolls back over criminalization.  It shouldn’t be a shock at to anyone that the Libertarian leaning Koch Brothers support series justice reform.  But it is.  I […]

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5 Recent Black Church Arsons in SC, NC, GA, TN, FL

In the wake of the racist murders of nine members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 16,  there have been five arsons of Black churches in the South.  There is a long history in America regarding attacks on Black churches. 1. Knoxville, TN — June, 21 – College Hill Seventh Day […]


 
 

 
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Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Opens ‘The Art Gallery at City Hall’

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Gary P. Steuer, Chief Cultural Officer and Director of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, announced the creation of newly renovated, environmentally friendly administrative offices...
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Someone Calls Him “Dad”

Fatherhood and politics have a lot in common. Both jobs require commitment, dedication, time and patience. Both are demanding jobs. This is a tribute to the men who are in politics and who are fathers. Somehow, they manage both...
by Robin Caldwell
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In Search of the Right Stuff

This is where the President gets bogged down in the mud of his own expectations game. Candidate Obama created colorful visuals of the sky being the limit; anything was possible, the American imagination immense. Executive Oba...
by Charles Ellison
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South Carolina’s Democrats Tell Rawl ‘No’ to New Primary

The executive committee of the South Carolina Democratic Party voted in an overwhelming majority to reject Vic Rawl’s request for a new primary. The committee agreed with Rawl that the election results were flawed but did...
by Robin Caldwell
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Unveiling Ceremony for Plaques Recognizing Slaves Who Built Capitol

Speaker Nancy Pelosi hosted an unveiling ceremony for plaques to recognize the contributions of enslaved African Americans in the construction of the United States Capitol this afternoon in the Rayburn Room of the Capitol. Als...
by Robin Caldwell
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Does the President Favor Blacks Over Whites? Ask Steve King

In a story that falls into the “certainly they had something better to talk about” category, the Associated Press reports that Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King believes the President and Attorney General Eric ...
by Robin Caldwell
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Pratt Becomes Indiana’s First Black Federal Judge

By Paul Shepard In an encouraging example of how the system is supposed to work in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Tanya Walton Pratt as the first black federal judge for the state of Indiana. The Spe...
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BP Pays: Will Put $20B in Escrow Account for Gulf Oil Spill Victims

According to the Washington Post, BP and the Obama administration have reached a preliminary agreement that the oil company will place $20 billion in an escrow account to be administered by Kenneth Feinberg, a White House offic...
by Robin Caldwell
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Revenge of the Black Republican Nerds

It’s still a long way to go before Black political strategy is able to properly play the leveraging game on both sides of the aisle. But, as the Democratic Party gets a bit too stifling, prepare for a generational surge of r...
by Charles Ellison
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Obama Wants Another Economic Stimulus

The Obama administration is appealing to Congress to pass another stimulus package to boost the economics, but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are saying no to more spending. In a letter sent to legislators over the weeken...
by Bridgette Outten
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Deval Patrick’s Grassroots Re-Election Campaign is Building Strong Lead

Gov. Deval Patrick is returning to his tried and true election strategy that put him in office four years ago and the community-based campaign already has him in the lead. Armed with a simple question of “Got 50?”, ...
by Bridgette Outten
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POTUS: “We will make BP pay…”

Three hours before President Obama delivered his address from the Oval Office, the White House released news of Michael Bromwich‘s appointment to head the Minerals Management Service. From all appearances, the President w...
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Transcript: The President’s Remarks to the Nation on the BP Oil Spill

8:01 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening.  As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges.  At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American....
by Robin Caldwell
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Watch the President’s Address Live

After concluding his fourth tour to the oil-beleaguered Gulf Coast earlier today, President Obama will address the nation tonight from the Oval Office. Obama will give a public update on the BP oil spill. Since the BP rig explo...
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YouTube Allows You to Ask Robert Gibbs Question Following POTUS Speech

Got a burning question for the Obama Administration regarding the oil spill or the clean up plan? Tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET, watch President Obama live on the White House YouTube channel as he addresses the nation about the Gulf ...
by Robin Caldwell
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Obama To Give Oil Spill Update Tonight from Oval Office

President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a public update tonight on the BP oil spill, after another visit to the coast. The president will is also pushing for the oil giant to set up an escrow account. Obama reportedly wants...
by Bridgette Outten
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CNN’s Don Lemon Interviews Alvin Greene

Well, it should be obvious by now that Alvin Greene hasn’t had any media training and is far from being a seasoned, polished, ahem, politician. While his answers to Don Lemon’s questions are consistent with other in...
by Robin Caldwell
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Texas GOP Rejects Leader, Embraces Arizona Immigration Laws

Texas Republicans have ousted party chairwoman Cathie Adams and are now pushing for Arizona-like illegal immigration laws, according to reports. A weekend convention resulted in Adams’ removal and ushering in of Steve Mu...
by Bridgette Outten
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A Hot Wiki Mess

We treat the government search for the elusive WikiLeaks founder as the great copy that it is; yet, there are some who can't shake the feeling that there is an implicit, unofficial advisory in the story, a friendly warning shot...
by Charles Ellison
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Alvin Greene Saga Continues As Lawmakers Questions His Mental Status

The hits just keep on coming in regards to Alvin Greene, the South Carolina Democrat that pulled off an unlikely upset in the primaries last week for U.S. senator. Now, questions about Greene, who is slated to run against GOP S...
by Bridgette Outten
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