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Rep. Alma Adams + @RepByrne to Lauch 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 Congressional Caucus focused on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The HBCU Caucus will be formally announced this Tuesday. The HBCU […]

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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 aspect of these crimes is that the perpetrators get away with no punishment and their actions […]

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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 bi-partisan moment after the vote, the group was greeted by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-MO) in a […]

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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, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-MO) and Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran votes YES to confirm Lynch. One […]

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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 to be confirmed than seven of the most recent attorney generals combined. The confirmation process was highly politicized as […]


 
 

 
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Barack Obama is Both America’s Lawyer and his Conscience

By Peterson Prime Ever since it became apparent that he was going to occupy the oval office, Barack Obama’s opponents or critics have leveled charges against him that his predecessors never faced.  Six years into his preside...
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Pew Study Shows that Dem Losses Connected to States Losses, Redistricting

Call Howard Dean.  In February, a Democratic National Committee “victory task force” released its preliminary report on what the party needs to do to stop losing elections.  Over the last six years Democrats have been l...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Protecting and Advancing Florida’s Position as a Technology Leader

By David Grain, Founder and Managing Partner, Grain Management, LLC In the aftermath of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) historic vote on net neutrality, policymakers in Washington will continue to debate how to ...
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Nothing But Net: 4 Million People and Net Neutrality

Four million comments and tons of of deliberation later, the FCC passed new rules regulating the internet as a public utility in a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26.  The fight for net neutrality, or an “open Internet” and aga...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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A Black U.S. Senator from Maryland?

Sen. Edwards, Sen. Cummings, Sen. Alsobrooks, Sen. Blake or Sen. Brown? With today’s announcement from Senator Barbara Mikuski (D-MD) that she will retire in 2016, there is a wide open opportunity for a Black Democrat in...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Losing 2016: Republicans Change Nothing on Immigration

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said it all pretty clearly in January 2013.  Clearly some in the Republican party were not listening.  Instead, Republicans appear to be “strategizing” to make...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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That $20 Billion Lawsuit: Byron Allen vs. Al Sharpton

Read the lawsuit in full here Television producer and media mogul Byron Allen, joined with the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM) has dropped a $20 billion suit against Comcast, Al Sharpton and Time W...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Lowest Ratings Since 2009: Did the Selma Oscar 2015 Boycott Work?

Not One Dime in November 2014.  Not One Viewer in February 2015.  Black buying power has always been written about and talked about.  But now, it’s actually being demonstrated in living color and in front of everyone w...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Shelby Steele Gets Owned By Ta-Nehisi Coates on National TV

Shelby Steele Gets Owned By Ta-Nehisi Coates on National TV.  Few TV talking head moments are worth watching again and again and again.  But here is a winner from last week’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos where a...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Experience and Duty Guide Commissioner Harold Williams on Maryland’s PSC

In his thirteenth year as a Maryland Public Service Commissioner, Harold D. Williams has an extensive background in business and public service that serves him well in his current role. Politic365 recently had the opportunity ...
by Kristal High
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SunEdison and the SunEdison Foundation push for diversity in solar workforce

The solar technology industry has a diversity problem. The Solar Foundation’s 2013 National Solar Jobs Census revealed that 19 percent of all solar workers are women, nearly 16 percent are Latino, 7 percent are Asian/Paci...
by Adriana Maestas
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Seven Other Members Who Aren’t David Scott Corrine Brown Should Yell At

Drama. Yesterday during votes on whether or not to fund the Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) went after Rep. David Scott (D-GA) — who had voted with the Republicans. That’s amusing when yo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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House Republican on Other House Republicans: “This Madness Has to End Soon”

“I’ve had it with this self-righteous delusional wing of the party that leads us over the cliff,” tweeted Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who is a former Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.  In a chat ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Leelah Alcorn’s Story Rings True for Everyone Who’s “Different”

When I read Leelah Alcorn’s suicide note, all I could do was sit, and shake my head, and think no one should ever have to feel like she did.  Ever.  At any age.  At any point in one’s life.  But especially not as a 17-y...
by Brandon Patterson
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Comparing Apples to Apples: Banning Smartphones Increases the Digital Divide

There seems to be a growing sense of exceptionalism going around Silicon Valley these days – what’s good for the goose isn’t good for the gander. Large tech companies are trying to manipulate laws and regulations to get a...
by Kristal High
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Open Carry Gun Laws Won’t Work for Black People Until Racial Bias Abates

Earlier this year, video went viral of a 62-year-old Black grandfather being chocked and tackled by three White men in Florida, an open carry gun state, after one of them saw a gun in his waistband and assumed he was a criminal...
by Brandon Patterson
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Does White America Want Black Celebrities to be Seen and Not Heard?

The White masses can’t seem to handle it when Black celebrities don’t do specifically and exclusively what they get paid to do. Marshawn Lynch has been called a “thug” and a “jerk” for refusing to speak to the media...
by Brandon Patterson
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Commissioner Gladys Brown: Embodying the Values of Service and Stewardship

As an attorney, active church-goer, and committed member of her sorority, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner Gladys Brown embodies the values of service and stewardship in her role of regulating the state’s utility ...
by Kristal High
 

 
 
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Jesús “Chuy” García forces Rahm Emanuel into mayoral runoff

On Tuesday, Chicago incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who had the endorsement of his former boss, President Obama, failed to win 50% + of the vote and will now face a runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Ga...
by Adriana Maestas
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Respect President Obama’s Office, If Not the Man

By: Catherine E. Pugh, Majority Leader, Maryland State Senate; President National Black Caucus of State Legislators Rudy Giuliani stands in a long line of those who think it is okay to degrade this President.  Never in the hi...
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