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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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Reps. Butterfield, Lee, Waters Talk on Black Caucus Tech Diversity Initiative

The Congressional Black Caucus launched an effort to spur diversity in hiring at technology companies.  The effort mirrors the work started by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.  Rev. Jackson’s work resulted in several tech companies, included Google and Apple, revealing the diversity data of their workforce.Now members of the Black Caucus want to formalize the process […]

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420 House Members Vote YES to Mandatory Minimums, Only 3 Vote Against

When Electeds Won’t Take the Tough Vote to Stop Bad Policy.  Supposedly it’s “CBC policy” to be against mandatory minimums.  All I know is, 41 members of the Congressional Black Caucus voted YES to mandatory minimums today.  Did they even notice the mandatory penalties were in the bill? In all, 420 members of the House voted YES […]

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Congressman Turns Clarke Testimony Into Chat on White on White Crime

The testimony of Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke was just as devoid of strategic substance on policing as his appearances on Fox News.  Clarke had tons to offer when it came to his views on black on black crime and federal over reach and any other topic that had nothing directly to do with police brutality. […]


 
 

 
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Sqeeqee: It’s the Advent of Social Networthing

Each day, people spend nearly two hours online using social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and the use of social media constitutes roughly 30% of daily online activity. Yet, for all the time we spend onl...
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Was Ellen Pao the Wrong Poster Child for Women’s Rights in Silicon Valley?

In an industry in which women consistently comprise about 30% of the workforce, and fewer than 6% of venture capitalists are women, the case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers was, for some, a referendum on di...
by Kristal High
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April 7: A Ferguson (65% Black) Jennings (85% Black) Election Chart

Will people vote in seven days in Ferguson?  Next Tuesday, April 7, is a day that will indicate whether or not voting patterns will change for the better in the city of Ferguson.  After almost a year of marches, protests and ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Pence Avoids Double Down as Cash Money Leaves Indiana

When the Money Starts Leaving.  ”I’ve spoken to the business community.”   Even though Indiana Gov. Mike Pence kept repeating that the Indiana’s completely unnecessary Religious Freedom Restoration Act...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Results: LGBT Lobby Demonstrates How Pressure Gets Results in Politics

How Economic Pressure Works.  Wanna watch how green politics on a blue agenda item works in a red state? Watch Indiana right now.  The tipping point is right now as we see Indiana Republicans turn against their own.  As you&...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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“C is for Change” introduces children to César Chávez

Today would have marked labor leader Cesar Chavez’s 88th birthday. In some localities, honoring Cesar Chavez is a holiday. Despite wide recognition in Chicano communities throughout the Southwest, there are still many who...
by Adriana Maestas
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Marco Rubio to enter presidential race on April 13

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Florida Senator Marco Rubio will announce that he is going to enter the race to be the Republican nominee for president on April 13: “Senator Marco Rubio plans to announce his cam...
by Adriana Maestas
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6 Black U.S. Senators in 2017?

Six in 2017? Could it happen that there will be six African Americans sworn-in to the U.S. Senate in January 2017? (CA) Kamala Harris (IL) Robin Kelly (MD) Elijah Cummings/Donna Edwards (NV) Steve Horsford? (SC) Sen. Tim Scot...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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OSU Prez Boren Confirms SAE’s Racist Chant Goes Way Back

“The chant was learned and brought back to the local chapter … Over time … [the chant] was formalized in the local SAE chapter and was taught to pledges as part of a formal and informal pledgeship process.R...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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House Republican Asks for Obamacare Tales, Gets Positive Comments

Whoops. As first reported by PolicyMic, House Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) thought it would be a cool idea to ask people to give their stories on Obamacare.  She may have been assuming many of these stories wo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Indiana Governor Just Can’t Say “No” to LGBT Discrimination

In a failed attempt at misdirection, double talk and dodged questions, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence made the mistake of saying yes to a twenty minute interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.  What Pence failed to do is giv...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Black Women Leaders March on McConnell’s Office on Loretta Lynch

TheRoot: Black Women March to Senate Leader’s Office in Protest Over Loretta Lynch.  “We will not be moved, we will not go back, we will not stop,” said Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner as she led a prayer outside th...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rand Paul Puts Out Anti-Loretta Lynch Video

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch maybe the only Attorney General in recent memory who is facing opposition because she refuses to criticize the President who nominated her.   That rarely-heard-of-before criticism has been leveled b...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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The Sunny Side of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Budget

It’s budget time, and while the members of Florida’s Legislature evaluate competing plans in the state House and Senate, the Sunshine State’s Governor, Rick Scott, is championing a $77 billion proposal he insi...
by Politic365 Staff
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Senator Harry Reid announces retirement, eyes turn toward Nevada’s Latino electorate

Today Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced his retirement. The Senate Minority Leader insisted that this announcement had nothing to do with a recent eye injury, and it is being reported that Reid had made this decision privatel...
by Adriana Maestas
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Obamacare opponent Ted Cruz to sign up for care via health exchange

Texas Senator and GOP presidential contender, Ted Cruz, who has been one of the most vociferous critics of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), has said that he will seek health coverage on the Obamacare exchange. This comes af...
by Adriana Maestas
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Information gap persists about Latinos and Obamacare

For over a year, there has been an aggressive push to get Latinos, who have high rates of uninsured, to enroll in Obamacare. Initially, there were criticisms about the Spanish language website that people were to visit for more...
by Adriana Maestas
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Butterfield: Politically Driven Open Internet Debate Should Not Slow Sound Broadband Policy

Hailing from Wilson, North Carolina, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Congressman G.K. Butterfield understands well the challenges facing many Americans today. Comprised of roughly three-quarters of a million people, 53% of ...
by Kristal High
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Elijah Cummings Has a Few Words for Chief of Secret Service

During a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, ranking Democrat had a few things to say to Secret Service Chief Joe Clancy and none of those things were good.  The Secret Service has recently been dea...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Kardashian Congressman Aaron Schock is GOP’s Welfare Queen

Could Anyone Be This Stupid? The Answer is YES.  American taxpayers funded $79,000 in furniture and $29,000 on a photographer over four months for soon-to-be-funded Rep. Aaron Schock (D-IL).  This is the same Rep. Schock who ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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