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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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#FreeBree: Newsome Does What We Were Thinking, Crowdfunding for Bail Blows Up

Bree Newsome Does What We Were Thinking.  A #BlackLivesMatter activist, Bree Newsome, 30, did what was in the back of everyone’s mind, she climbed the flagpole in South Carolina on the grounds of the statehouse and took the Confederate flag down. Of course, this was what should have happened 150 years ago.  Newsome was arrested on […]

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Activist removes Confederate flag in front of South Carolina capitol building

A 30 year old artist and activist, Bree Newsome, climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina capitol building this morning and took down the Confederate flag. According to the Guardian, Bree Newsome, a 30 year old from Charlotte, North Carolina, had climbed halfway up the pole when police demanded that she come down. […]

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After Racist Comments Prompt Univision Slap, It’s Donald Trump Piñata Time

Univision has cancelled its airing of the Donald Trump owned Miss USA pageant in protest of Trump’s bigoted remarks about Mexicans last week.  Trump made his comments in New York as he announced a run for the White House that few are taking seriously.  To absolutely no one’s surprise, it was later learned that Trump […]

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Black Caucus Moves to Remove #ConfederateFlag from #USCapitol… and Everywhere Else

Yesterday Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson offered a resolution to remove the Confederate flag, specifically the Mississippi state flag, from the U.S. Capitol.  House Republicans delayed Thompson’s motion today.  Also yesterday, Rep. John Lewis called for a re-evaluation of the statues in the U.S. Capitol.  Many include confederate generals,segregationists and various other dubious characters. Today, members of the […]


 
 

 
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America, Can You Hear Me Now: The Baltimore Rebellion + Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion

“When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body.” Or, as it is more commonly stated, for every action, there is an...
by Dr. Wilmer Leon
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Low Points: White House Doubles Down on “Thugs,” Adds “Thuggish”

Words Matter.  Can anyone remember the last time a media personality used the word “thug” or “thuggish” to describe a whiter person.  Can anyone remember the last time the word “thug” or &#...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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With Less Than 40% of Americans Earning a Living Wage, Are Unions Still Relevant?

This week, members of the U.S. Senate, including Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Mark Warner (D-VA), called upon the Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blount (R-MO) to ensure that contractors of the U.S...
by Kristal High
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President Obama Comments on Baltimore and Freddie Gray

President Obama spoke for fourteen minutes today on the situation in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, 25.  Baltimore has been tense ever since as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts f...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Reframing Baltimore as an “Uprising” or “Black Spring”

Yesterday as the civil unrest in Baltimore was unfolding, I noticed a departure in how some journalists and activists were reporting activities in the “Charm City.” Sure, there were some who insisted that what was h...
by Adriana Maestas
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Ferguson: Members of Congress, DOJ to Meet on Death in Custody Bill Tuesday

Even though the law was signed into law by President Obama in December 2014, the Death in Custody Reporting Act has not been put into effect. But tomorrow on Capitol Hill, at least five members of Congress who contacted the Dep...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Six Behind the Scenes Photos From Loretta Lynch’s Swearing-In

Loretta Lynch Becomes Attorney General. The 83rd Attorney General of the United State, and the first Black female AG, was sworn-in today at the Department of Justice in a packed conference room decorated with large portraits o...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Alma Adams + @RepByrne to Launch First #HBCU Caucus in Congress

There’s a Bike Caucus There’s a Tea Party Caucus. There’s a Chicken Caucus. Now, finally, thanks to new Black Caucus member Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) and Alabama Republican Bradley Byrne, there will be a Congress...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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A new class of criminals: when will police quit being above the law?

By Joe Maestas During the past few years, our news media has been full of reports of incidents where citizens are being subjected to beatings, assaults, and shootings by a new class of criminals.  What is the most disturbing a...
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CBC Members Watch Lynch Vote from Senate Floor, Greet McConnell

Lynch Confirmed 56-43: Nine female members of the Congressional Black Caucus were on the Senate floor as the Senate completed the historic vote to confirm the first Black female Attorney General in history.  In a unexpectedly ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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56-43: Did Brothers for Loretta Lynch Mtg. with Key Republican Win YES Vote?

56-43. A group of African American men marched to Capitol Hill yesterday to support the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. Lynch was finally confirmed today after 166 days by a vote of 56-43.  Surprisingly, ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Loretta Lynch confirmed, becoming first Black female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has been confirmed by a vote of 56-43 to become the nation’s Attorney General. She will succeed former attorney general Eric Holder. Lynch was nominated for the position in November, but Lynch waited longer ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Sen. Tim Scott Wants a Hearing on Police Body Cams

#WalterScott. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is asking for a hearing on police body cameras.  This move could be a bi-partisan break on the issue that may lead to bi-partisan legislation.  On criminal justice reform there have been ma...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#BrothersforLorettaLynch March to Take Place Wed. April 22

#BrothersforLorettaLynch March to Take Place Wednesday Morning.  A march organized by Roland Martin, Pastor Jamal Bryant and Jeff Johnson in support of Loretta Lynch is scheduled to take place tomorrow morning. All participant...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Loretta Lynch Day 165: Black Caucus, Pelosi to Have Capitol Steps Presser

Tomorrow members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be joined by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to urge the confirmation of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General. Loretta Lynch was nominated by President Obama on ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Taxing Away Our Mobile Future

Have you ever taken a look at your cell phone bill and wondered why there were so many taxes applied to your bill? For example, there’s a state tax, local government tax, surcharges, additional fees, etc. I’ve always wonder...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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21st Century Jobs Have Clean Energy Future

President Obama recently announced a new effort by the Department of Energy to increase the solar workforce by 2020. Previously, the Administration had a goal of training 50,000 new workers.  That figure was revised upward, ho...
by Kristal High
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DOJ Moves Slow on First Ferguson Bill, Members Secure Meeting

#MichaelBrown #WalterScott #FreddieGray #EricGray #TamirRice Though the first piece of federal legislation related to police brutality and Ferguson was signed into law on December 18, 2014, not much has happened in terms of ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Photos: Black Leaders Return to McConnell’s Office on Loretta Lynch

Yesterday, a group of Black female faith and political leaders returned to the door of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to push for Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. It was their second visit. The group included Dr. ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Reps. Cummings, Thompson Voice Concerns on Gap in Capitol Security

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking member on House Oversight, and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the most senior Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, spoke to reporters at length about an incident yesterday in...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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