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2016 Campaign: Let’s See If Martin O’Malley Can Explain Baltimore

At some point former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who was also the Mayor of Baltimore, will have to explain Baltimore. And what I mean by “explain Baltimore” is: Explain exactly what policies he was pushing for that would have improved the situation or entrenched poverty, routine police brutality — as documented here by the Baltimore […]

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President Obama to Award WWI Private Henry Johnson Medal of Honor

Next week President Obama will award the Medal of Honor posthumously to two World War I veterans, one, Henry Johnson, is African American. Private Johnson will received the award for gallantry displayed as a member of Company C, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division, American Expeditionary Forces during combat in Tourbe and Aisne Rivers, France, on May […]

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Supreme Court Takes Up Case That Could Nullify Immigrants

Should congressional and state legislative districts be apportioned based on the number of residents or the number people who are legal voters in the district?   That’s the case that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take today. The way the Supreme Court rules on this case would have a major impact on the […]

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Rep. Marcia Fudge on Brelo Verdict: “Our Lives Have No Value” “Miscarriage of justice”

“Today we have been told – yet again – our lives have no value.”  In 2012, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who were unarmed, were shot to death during and after a car chase in a 137-round hail of bullets discharged by Cleveland Police Officers.   Michael Brelo, 31, was one of 13 Cleveland cops involved […]

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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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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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Kamala Harris Wins Democratic Nomination for Attorney General

Chris Kelly outspent San Francisco D. A. Kamala Harris but he didn’t beat her in the race to be the Democratic Party candidate for attorney general of California. Harris outdistanced her six competitors with 33% of the vo...
by Robin Caldwell
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NY Senate Hopeful Smikle Focusing on Education in Election

It could be that the key to the New York Senate race lies within the battle between public school and charter schools. Candidate Basil Smikle, a political consultant who will face off against incumbent Bill Perkins in the Democ...
by Bridgette Outten
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Two States to Watch on Primary Tuesday

California tops the list of states to watch today. The heat has risen from almost every major race in the state – from the top to the bottom. The hottest race today will be to see which Republican wins the rep their party...
by Politic365 Staff
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Helen Thomas Missed the Memo

Thomas’ ugly public resignation is about more than Helen Thomas. She was the example, her demise a timely convenience for the pro-Israeli side of the Gaza incident to strike back with equal fervor. What we’ve been seeing ...
by Charles Ellison
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Helen Thomas Resigns After Controversial Israel Comments

The fallout from veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas’ controversial remarks about Israel continues in the wake of her resignation. Thomas reportedly told a rabbi last week  ”that Jews should ‘get the he...
by Bridgette Outten
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Actor Don Cheadle Named UN Goodwill Ambassador

By Ruth Manuel-Logan Internationally respected actor Don Cheadle has taken on a new humanitarian role as an environmentalist. He was appointed last Saturday in Kingali, Rwanda, as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Natio...
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Japan Might Want Its Man Back

Japan, the land of samurais and seppuku, might want its “man” back. From political unrest and cultural identity issues to Toyota clashes with U.S. lawmakers over faulty cars and growing unease over North Korea and China, a...
by Charles Ellison
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The Sestak Affair Will Not Go Quietly

By Joseph C. Phillips If the Obama White House believes the controversy surrounding the administrations engagement with Congressman Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) will “go gently into that goodnight,” they are sorely mistaken.  The mo...
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Obama Too Slow to Condemn Israel Raid

As I prepare to leave for my trip to Turkey, I am struck by video on the web showing public protests in Istanbul and Ankara against the recent raid by the Israeli navy on a Turkish humanitarian aid flotilla headed for Gaza. As ...
by Noel S. Anderson, Ph.D.
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Kamala Harris Accuses Opponent of Designing Facebook Privacy Policy

San Francisco D.A. and candidate for attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has accused Democratic opponent, Chris Kelly, of designing the Facebook privacy policy creating a stir among users.  In an ad released in the L...
by Robin Caldwell
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Desiree Rogers Joins Johnson Publishing as Consultant

It’s been a busy week over at Johnson Publishing Company. First was the appointment of Amy DuBois Barnett, as the new editor-in-chief of Ebony Magazine as well as the announcement that JPC was not in danger of being sold....
by Sherri L. Smith
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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, ...
by Politic365 Staff
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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 ...
by aolblackvoices
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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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