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Senate passes bill expanding drug war with Transnational Drug Trafficking Act

On Monday, the Senate passed the Transnational Drug Trafficking Act, which expands the war on drugs. This law gives the Justice Department the authority to prosecute drug traffickers from foreign countries. The law also ensures that current penalties apply to chemical producers from other countries that illegally ship precursor chemicals (for example: cold medicines to be turned […]

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Government funding bill with Wall Street giveaways passes in House

On Thursday night, the House of Representatives voted to pass a government funding bill, but some of the more progressive members of the House stood in opposition to this spending bill because it contained policy riders that benefited the big banks and the wealthy. One rider would permit the big banks to perform more high-risk […]

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Latino support for President Obama up, and majority of Americans still support path to legalization

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released some new data today from a recently conducted survey that shows a mixed response from the public for the President’s recent executive action expanding the number of undocumented immigrants who are allowed to stay in the U.S. Overall, 50% of Americans disapprove of the […]

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Four Ferguson Related Bills in Congress

Four Ferguson Related Bills in Congress. This week will likely be the last week of the 113th Congress. When Congress reconvenes again in January, Republicans will control both the House and the Senate. But the last week of a Congress is always unpredictable and full of bills passing. Some pieces are ceremonial — others are substantive. […]

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First #Ferguson Bill Set to Become Law: Deaths in Custody Reporting Act

First Piece of #Ferguson Related Legislation Passes Congress and Will Become Law. H.R. 1447, the Death in Custody Reporting Act, authored by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), passed the Senate (Wednesday) tonight and is on its way to be signed into law. The bill passed the House a year ago in December 2013. The legislation requires […]


 
 

 
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Morial and National Urban League Ask: What Can 10 Questions Do?

The power of participating in the U.S. 2010 census, the power to be counted, should not be taken lightly, according to National Urban League President and Chief Executive Office Marc Morial. “We’ve got to make sure peop...
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Anti-Obama Billboard Threatens Anonymity Of Original Backers

These are the list of questions I sent BillboardsAgainstObama when I requested an interview with them. Do any of your Billboards Against Obama business partners businesses employ African Americans? Do any of your Billboards Ag...
by Kris Broughton
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Advocacy Groups Urge FCC to Increase Broadband Access

Seven national women’s advocacy organizations hosted a joint media teleconference yesterday on the impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Plan on women and families, and the need for a ...
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Va. Governor Resurrects Controversy with Confederate History Month

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell stepped out on a limb to declare April to be Confederate History Month, which has angered civil rights leaders. Republican governor George Allen began the practice in 1997 that was continued by...
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Why Are Blacks Ignoring The Immigration Issue?

In a town like Atlanta, it is easy to join the status quo when it comes forming an opinion about illegal immigrants and undocumented workers, most of whom are Hispanic or Latino, because they are such highly visible groups with...
by Kris Broughton
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Dan Quayle: Tea Party No Threat to Obama and Dems

I’ve always kind of liked Dan Quayle. In his own quirky, hiya neighbor sort of way, he was charming. Quayle always struck me as the guy who just happened to walk into the room when Daddy George Bush needed a veep. “...
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Where Did MLK Jr. Stand Politically Before His Death?

Sunday, April 4 was the forty-second anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 39 year old civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner was shot with a high powered rifle by assassin James Earl Ray...
by Kris Broughton
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Michael Steele Loses Top Adviser and Chief of Staff

According to Associated Press Sources the Republican National Committee’s chief of staff, Ken McKay resigned his post on Monday. Communications director for the RNC, Doug Heye, declined to say if McKay was forced out but ...
by Robin Caldwell
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History of Blacks and the White House Easter Egg Roll

Someone should inform the photo archivists at the Smithsonian that their caption for the photo accompanying this post is a bit misleading in its facts, and contradicts information on their website. The caption states, Black chi...
by Robin Caldwell
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Georgia Abortion Bill Targets African American Women

“Black children are an endangered species.” That is the message you will see in gigantic letters on 80 billboards in Georgia. This message, alongside pictures of African American infants, is plastered almost exclusi...
by Kris Broughton
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GOP Ready to Block Next Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Justice John Paul Stevens, 89, hinted at retirement this weekend in an interview with the Washington Post. The Supreme Court justice said that he’d make the decision within the next 30 day. And within 24 hours of his decl...
by Robin Caldwell
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The Obamas Host 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll

Today, the Obama family plays host to the 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll. The theme is “Ready, Set, Go,” which ties into the first lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative to combat childhood obesity...
by Robin Caldwell
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Eugene Allen: White House Butler to 8 Presidents Dies at 90

For 34 years there was at least one constant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Eugene Allen. From 1952 to 1986, Allen served eight presidents and their families at the residence known as the White House. According to the Washington ...
by Robin Caldwell
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The Politics Of Broadband Access

In a lot of ways, the executive summary of the National Broadband Plan released last week, like the health care bill that just became law, boils down to “who gets what,” and “who pays for it.” I recently...
by Kris Broughton
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Florida Commissioner Opposes Appointment of Black Woman as Commissioner

While many celebrate the racial progress made when President Barack Obama ascended to the White House,  it may seem to some that for every step forward, there is one step backwards.  Politicians of color working on the local ...
by Talia Whyte
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Firm Alleges SBA Guilty of Discrimination

Diamond Ventures, a venture capital firm, is suing the Small Business Administration (SBA) for racial discrimination. The $50 million lawsuit alleges that the SBA rejected Diamond’s application to join their Small Busines...
by Robin Caldwell
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Census Day is Here

Census Day is here. What does that mean to you? If you haven’t filled out your census form, you need to take ten minutes to answer the ten questions on the form and send it in. Why is it such a big deal today? Because April 1...
by Kris Broughton
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Haiti Receives $15 Billion in Pledges at UN Donor Conference

In an unusual show of solidarity at a special donor conference at the United Nations, over 100 countries and organizations pledged $15 billion in support to Haiti. The short-term assistance totaled $5 billion though Haiti only ...
by Robin Caldwell
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The Declining Black Middle Class in Economic Recovery

The economic downturn has made many Americans rethink their current class status.  According to recent study by ABC News, 45 percent of Americans define themselves as middle class, while 39 percent who see themselves as workin...
by Talia Whyte
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New Drilling Proposal Puts Obama At Odds With Supporters

President Obama, along with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, will present his new oil drilling proposal at Andrews Air Base in Maryland today. It proposes a dramatic expansion of allowable deepwater oil exploration sites up and ...
by Kris Broughton
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