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47: Next Congress Will Have Highest Number of Blacks Ever

Highest Ever: 114th Congress to Feature 47 African Americans. There are currently 44 African American members of Congress.  Next year there will be three more, to bring the total to 47.  That will be the highest number of Blacks in Congress in history.  Depending on whether or not Republican Mia Love joins the Black Caucus, the […]

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Affordable Care Act credited with lowering uninsured rate among Latinos

The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is being credited with lowering the uninsured rate in the Latino community according to a report released from the Commonwealth Fund. As reported in the Los Angeles Times this week: “Overall, the percentage of Latinos ages 19 to 64 lacking health coverage fell from 36% to 23% between summer […]

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“We Have Our Own Racial Tensions” President Obama Mentions #Ferguson at UN

“We Have Our Own Racial and Ethnic Tensions.” President Obama did a interesting shoutout on the Ferguson situation during a speech at the United Nations today in New York.  Look for the Breitbart disciples to say President Obama was “race baiting” by bringing Ferguson up at all.  Since Breitbart perfected the communications spin of any-mention-whatsoever of […]

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Leading by Example: The White House’s Inclusive Vision for Solar Power

Last week, the Obama administration announced a series of new initiatives to enhance energy efficiency across the United States. Many revolved around commitments of funding and other resources to support the development and adoption of alternative energy sources like solar power. Among many worthwhile projects – support for new jobs for veterans; new efficiency standards […]

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Black Caucus Announces Plan to Boost the Black Vote for 2014

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), CBCPAC Chair Greg Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) announced their plans to boost black voter turnout for the midterms.   They were joined by political strategist and DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile.  The get-out-the-vote strategy will involve thousands of Black churches and […]


 
 

 
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How Paul Ryan’s Proposal will Limit Opportunity for Communities of Color

By Jailyn Gladney Late last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) presented a plan–Expanding Opportunity in America–to entirely restructure our nation’s safety net. His plan demands that federal a...
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First Black Female Gov: Christensen Wins Crowded Virgin Islands Primary

There may have been storms on election day, but for Delegate Donna Christensen the sun was shining.  She and her running mate, Basil Ottley, beat out a crowded six candidate field to win the Democratic primary for Governor of ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Taming the Solar’s Wild West

There’s a new sheriff in Solar’s Wild West. On July 30, 2014, Washington’s Utility and Transportation Commission (UTC) issued a formal policy statement finding companies that lease rooftop solar systems and sell energy ge...
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“Lice Filled Gang Bangers”: Gutierrez Unloads on House GOP on Immigration

“It’s as if they despise and hate all of our children.” At a press conference yesterday in the midst of a debate torpedoing assistance for the Mexican border problem, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) went off on Hou...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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GOP Hispanic Outreach: House Rs Vote to End Deferred Action, Deport 500,000 Dreamers

“We’re looking at possibly one of the most anti-Hispanic Congresses in generations,” said Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) to reporters in the U.S. Capitol yesterday. With Reps. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and Steve King (...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Havana Curveball: Family, Roots, Transnationalism, Connections, and Politics

Family. Roots. Transnationalism. Connections. Politics. These are some of the many ideas expressed in Havana Curveball. Yet, the one theme that was the most salient was that of discovering oneself through reaching for one’s d...
by Melissa Skolnick
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California Gubernatorial Candidate Pretends to be Homeless with a Camera Crew

With current California Governor Jerry Brown holding a substantial lead in the latest polls for the governor’s race, Republican candidate Neel Kashkari has found himself needing to get the public’s attention. So Kas...
by Adriana Maestas
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House Republicans Prove President Right A Day After They Vote to Sue Him

House Republicans Wednesday: Let’s vote to sue President Obama for “overreach.” House Republicans Thursday: He should use power to fix border mess. Less than 24 hours after Republicans in the U.S. House voted ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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PETA promoting vegan diets in Detroit amid water crisis

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been making news in recent days because of its offer to pay the water bills for ten Detroit families who commit to a vegan diet for a month. PETA is even giving families wh...
by Adriana Maestas
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2014 NUL Conference – The Largest Empowerment Conference for African Americans – Brings Message of “Bridges to Jobs and Justice”

104th Annual Conference in Cincinnati, OH Makes Positive Economic Impact on the City U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Delivered Rousing Opening Address July 24 to a Captive Audience More than 13,000 Participants Gathered for Empow...
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Midterm GOTV: DCCC Chair Says GOP Impeachment Plays Will Boost Dems

Speaking at a press briefing Tuesday morning with reporters, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) and “Red to Blue” chief Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) spoke to reporters on the...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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New poll: Latinos continue to worry about unemployment & face economic challenges

Last  week a new poll was released by the National Council of La Raza and Latino Decisions showing that Latinos are still feeling the effects of the recession even though the economy has been improving. Despite their worry abo...
by Adriana Maestas
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#NC: Butterfield Joins GOP Mayor at End of Medicaid Expansion Walk

North Carolina Congressman G. K. Butterfield joined Republican Mayor Adam O’Neal during the final leg of O’Neal’s 300-mile walk from Belhaven, North Carolina to Washington, DC. The Republican Mayor walked for two ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Small Business Matters – National Urban League Entrepreneurship Summit Inspires

by Genet Lakew, Digital Content Editor, National Urban League On Saturday, we hosted Small Business Matters, a one-day Entrepreneurship Summit, at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. It turned out to be a productive and informative d...
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House Floor Tonight: CBC to Speak Against GOP #Obama Impeachment Moves

#CBCTalks. Tonight members of the Congressional Black Caucus will take to the House floor in opposition to legislation offered by House Republicans to sue President Obama. “Tonight, during the first hour of Special Order ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Legislators, Civil Rights Leaders Remain Front and Center in Tech/Telecom Space

In 1995, digital inequality based on race, gender, income and geography captured the nation’s attention:  the “digital divide.”  Over the next two decades, legislators of color and civil rights organizations have been f...
by Kristal High
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Future of Electric Utilities May be Changing, if Millennials Have Their Say

A recent study by the Brookings Institute’s Governance Studies Program could have profound implications for the future of electric utilities.  Millennials, people born after 1982, will account for one-third of the adult popu...
by Kristal High
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Sen. Rand Paul Drops Bill to Make Crack and Powder Penalties the Same

Bill Would Make Crack and Powder Penalties Even. In 2010, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Bobby Scott pushed the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 through the Senate and House and onto President Obama’s desk shortly before Republican...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rand Paul Talks to Blacks and Democrats Flip Out

Blacks Shouldn’t Be Fooled by Rand Paul, an editorial from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the day Republican Sen. Rand Paul spoke to the National Urban League in Cincinnati.  And the room wasn’t...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Obama Meets Central American Leaders and Considers Border Plan

Today President Obama met with the Presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras regarding the humanitarian crisis with refugee children who have left their homes in Central America to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border. The...
by Adriana Maestas
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