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Katrina Anniversary: There are no words

The ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is here. How the hell do I write about that? Perhaps it’s appropriate to offer a disclaimer: I don’t live in New Orleans, and I never have. I can’t speak from the perspective of an insider, and I dare not offer anything that even remotely resembles an understanding of […]

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Words vs. policy: why is Ricky Martin urging Latinos to unite against Trump?

This week singer Ricky Martin wrote an opinion piece urging Latinos “to unite against Donald Trump.” In reference to the GOP candidate throwing Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a press conference, Martin wrote: “I am not surprised Trump would aim so low. I am surprised that we Hispanics continue to accept these aggressions and […]

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Latino voters’ net favorability rating of Donald Trump is -51

Yesterday Gallup released a new poll that shows 65% of Latino voters have an unfavorable view of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. 14% of Hispanic voters have a favorable view of Trump. Trump, who announced his campaign criticzing immigrants from Mexico, has doubled down on his anti-immigrant rhetoric calling for completing a border wall and […]

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Clueless Ben Carson Gives #BlackLivesMatter Advice They Don’t Need

Should we bother to take seriously someone who compares health care to slavery or thinks using drone attacks to stop illegal immigration is a good idea? Probably not.  But Dr. Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon running for President and the paradox of his candidacy is that his storied medical career is at direct odds with his lack […]

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Cop Killed 2 Unarmed Men in 4 Yrs: Autopsy Says Chapman Was Shot at Distance

Officer Stephen Rankin, a member of the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department, had been previously suspended for over a year after shooting an unarmed man in 2011.  In April 2015, the same Portsmouth, Virginia officer,  shot and killed 18-year-old William Chapman in a supermarket parking lot.   In April 2011, Officer Rankin shot and killed Kirill Denyakin, […]


 
 

 
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Goal of Immigration Services: Get as Many Naturalized Citizens As Possible

In the midst of controversy surrounding illegal immigration, porous borders and all that accompanies the  subject, the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has one simple goal. “The goal is to naturalize a...
by Bridgette Outten
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The Mexican in the Room

The timing of the immigration reform speech probably underscores Presidential considerations actually larger than political disputes at home. There is growing concern over the increasingly volatile situation in Mexico as the n...
by Charles Ellison
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Independence Day at the White House

“Un bon croquis vaut mieux qu’un long discours” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte (Translated: “A good sketch is better than a long speech” Photo caption: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wa...
by Robin Caldwell
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Obamas Celebrate July 4, Malia’s Birthday at White House

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted more than 1,200 military heroes and the families for an Independence Day celebration at the White House Sunday. Obama spoke from a White House balcony overlooking the...
by Bridgette Outten
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Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH) is Social Media “All-Star”

There is a certain rock star quality to this story. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D – OH) finished in the top 5 in a social media contest between Democratic politicians on the Hill. In the House “race” she placed #3 behi...
by Robin Caldwell
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Finance Reform Passes the House, Now On to the Senate

A bill overhauling financial regulations passed the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, clearing the first hurdle for President Barack Obama’s landmark legislation. The Senate will not vote on the bill until mid-July...
by Bridgette Outten
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Sen. Byrd’s Successor Named on Homeland Security Subcommittee

Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey has been named chairman of the subcommittee that controls homeland security spending, a vacated by the death of Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, who died Monday. The governor of ...
by Bridgette Outten
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Day Four Recap: Witnesses Speak For and Against Elena Kagan

Having finished her last day of testimony Wednesday, Elena Kagan was absent from hearings Thursday when witnesses supporting or opposing her proposed appointment to the nation’s highest court testified before the Senate J...
by Bridgette Outten
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Open Letter to Kathleen Parker: You Went There.

This is not Clarence Thomas’ lynching circa-1991; this is 21st century castration, ensuring yet another generation of embattled Black boys find little inspiration in the tale of someone who looks like them defeating odds and ...
by Charles Ellison
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Cory Ruth: ‘Just a Guy Who Is Dissatisfied With His Government’

Black Conservative Cory Ruth has jumped into the fray of Georgia’s crowded 4th Congressional district race primary, where a total of seven candidates will go before voters in the July 20 election. Ruth, 32, tells his supp...
by Bridgette Outten
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Are Your Gadgets Conflict-Free?

Last week, an amendment that will force companies that make smartphones, laptops, and other high-tech amenities to disclose whether or not ‘conflict minerals’ were used to make their products was added to the Financ...
by Sherri L. Smith
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New York City Council Passes $63B Budget

The New York City Council overwhelmingly passed a $63 billion city budget Tuesday, approving the plan with a 48-to-1 vote. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and council officials agreed on a four-year budget outline that includes budget ...
by Bridgette Outten
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BP Execs Says Claims Will Be Paid, Spill Has ‘Deep’ Effect on Blacks

BP is determined to get it right when it comes to compensating victims of the nation’s largest oil spill, a company executive has vowed. Those are the words of Darryl Willis Vice President of Resources for the BP America....
by Bridgette Outten
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WATCH the President Live HERE @ 10:45 A.M. | Join a Live Chat on Immigration Reform

Watch President Obama speak live at 10:45 a.m. from American University. He will be sharing his thoughts on comprehensive immigration reform. And at 1 p.m., Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Cecilia Muñoz takes your quest...
by Robin Caldwell
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Inks $27.6B State Budget

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a $27.6 billion state budget Wednesday that includes $457 million in cuts, citing Congress’ rejection of a measure that would have provided state aid. The $16 billion for states wou...
by Bridgette Outten
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Day Three Recap: Elena Kagan’s Slip-up As Hearings Conclude

There weren’t too many noticeable missteps by Elena Kagan during the Supreme Court nominee pick’s confirmation hearings — until the third day, the Los Angeles Times reported. The hearings began Monday with ope...
by Bridgette Outten
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NAACP Says Senate is Attacking Thurgood Marshall at Kagan Confirmation Hearings

The NAACP is speaking out against what they call attacks against Thurgood Marshall, the nation’s first black Supreme Court Justice, during confirmation hearings for Elena Kagan. Kagan, 50, served as a law clerk for Marsha...
by Bridgette Outten
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Domestic Violence: Swimming in Ignorance

Watching the abuser adulated by adoring fans offers batterers a symbolic victory to continue their violence with little remorse and abundant tolerance from the larger community (“If fam can get away with it and get cheered on...
by Charles Ellison
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Day Two Recap: Elena Kagan’s Balancing Act

The consensus is that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan didn’t stray from precedent set by previous Court nominees during her second day of confirmation hearings; she backed away from offering her own opinions while...
by Bridgette Outten
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Report: Census Workers Not Correctly Identifying Race

Some U.S. census workers have not been properly following procedure when conducting in-person interviews, according to a new government report, casting doubt on the accuracy of reporting race and ethnicity. The report found tha...
by Bridgette Outten
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