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Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Pressure on Big Tech Gets Results, Twitter Reveals Stats

“Rev. Jesse Jackson’s campaign on silicon valley is just as important as a march on police brutality in New York,” said Roland Martin this morning on his radio show News One Now. Rev. Jesse Jackson has been pressuring big tech firms in silicon valley for months to release diversity data and hiring numbers.  In the […]

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National Minority Organizations Urge Renewed Focus on Broadband Adoption Amid Net Neutrality Debate

Forty-two national minority organizations representing diverse, multicultural communities filed comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet proceeding focused on protecting some of the country’s most vulnerable communities. “Ensuring that every American has access to broadband is one of the most critical civil rights challenges of the 21st century,” said David Honig, President of the […]

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Conservative Silence on #EricGarner Case Verifies Black Outreach is a Joke

Eric Garner and Conservative Republican silence.  Where is the shouting about “less government?”  Where are the calls for violations of 4th Amendment rights and police state overreach? Was there conservative support for Cliven Bundy? Sure. For Eric Garner those same calls are no where to be found. Reince Pribus’ effort on Black outreach would appear […]

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Report: Obama administration warned of Central American refugee crisis

Over the weekend, the Washington Post published an article detailing the extent that the Obama administration was warned of the surge of child refugees from Central America. The upshot is that the administration treated the increase in unaccompanied minors as a localized problem and was focused more on political considerations than alleviating the situation when […]

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Pigs Fly During Do-Nothing Congress: Chaka Fattah, Gillibrand + GOP Pass Urban Jobs Bill

Last week as everyone was paying attention to the crisis at the Mexican border, violence in Israel, and shootings in Chicago, Congress actually got something relevant done.  Although the 113th Congress is set to be the least productive Congress since 1965, a jobs bill passed last week and is on the President’s desk. In terms […]


 
 

 
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Senator Catherine Pugh: Making Telemedicine a Household Reality

For the past 15 years, Catherine Pugh has been a dedicated public servant to the residents of Maryland, and is having an indelible impact on the national stage.  First elected in 1999 as a member of the Baltimore City Council,...
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Student loans are back on the policy agenda

With graduation season winding down, there is a renewed emphasis on student loans as graduates gear up to start paying back their debt. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) introduced legislation that would allow students to...
by Adriana Maestas
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Google’s Lack of Diversity Sheds Light on Silicon Valley’s Policy Predispositions

After years of dodging FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests to disclose its EEO (U.S. Equal Employment Office) hiring data, Google dropped a bomb last Wednesday – the company lacks diversity, with its workforce bein...
by Kristal High
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Florida NAACP: Elevating Energy Engagement as a Civil Rights Issue

Citing health disparities and economic opportunity as primary motivators, the Florida NAACP released a new report, Just Energy Policies: Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs, that sets forth an agenda for increasing energy affo...
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Attaching Trayvon Martin to Net Neutrality: Inaccurate and Inappropriate

        By Daryl Bassett, former Utility Commissioner, Arkansas Public Service Commission I’ve spent over twenty years convening diverse groups of people and organizations around the causes that can he...
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Chicago General Assembly Contemplating Highest Wireless Taxes in America

In an effort to shore up budgetary shortfalls, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a 56% tax hike on phone bills, taking the current tax of $2.50 per line per month up to $3.90. As the Illinois General Assembly’s curr...
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Moratorium on fracking fails in California legislature, despite public opposition

On Wednesday, a bill to set a moratorium on fracking (an oil drilling technique that involves injecting water with chemicals into the ground) failed in the California Senate. According to The Los Angeles Times: “Sen. Holl...
by Adriana Maestas
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California Senate approves bill to raise minimum wage to $13/hr

California is leading the charge to increase the minimum wage. This week the California Senate approved a bill that would lift the wage to $13 per hour by 2017. Melody Gutierrez of The San Francisco Chronicle writes: “The...
by Adriana Maestas
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VA-8 DEBATE

#VA8: Did Patrick Hope Pin Don Beyer on Mandatory Arbitration Contracts?

Last night the Arlington Virginia Democratic Committee hosted the last debate of the 8th congressional district’s crowded campaign. Thankfully there were only seven candidates present last night. The debate turned out to ...
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#VA8: Lavern Chatman Raises $107,444 Over Last 50 Days

Over $107,000 in 50 Days. Lavern Chatman came in second in fundraising only to Don Beyer in the first quarter of the year.  Chatman has raised $107,444 from April 1 to May 21.  Chatman’s grand total is now $385,642.  ...
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Apple Misses Opportunity to Promote Diversity & Inclusion…Again

Apple Inc. made headlines recently for selling $12 billion of its debt to investors eager to get a piece of Steve Jobs’ legacy.  The sale follows a similar transaction from April 2013 worth $17 billion. Sources close to the ...
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Resignation Day: VA Secretary and White House Spokesman leave administration

On Friday, two key Obama administration officials resigned: Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Shinseki has been facing a growing chorus of criticism over the operations of the ...
by Adriana Maestas
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House GOP approves amendment to investigate Homeland Security, instead of moving immigration reform

Earlier this week, the Obama administration delayed a review of the Department of Homeland Security deportation policies in order to give the House some space to pass an immigration reform bill. Well, the House decided to pass ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Black Leaders Key to Passage of South Carolina Solar Legislation

In South Carolina, Black state legislators have been instrumental in passage through both the state House of Representatives and Senate of new legislation enabling The Palmetto State to become a more active participant in the r...
by Jessica Washington
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Washington Post Makes Black Female Congressional Candidate Vanish

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and dese...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Ray Baker Audio: Black Caucus Members Remember Maya Angelou

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus joined with many across the nation in mourning the loss of an icon in Maya Angelou. Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in 1928 Angelou would spend time as an artist, dancer, writer and poet. S...
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Justice Reform? 22 Black Caucus Members Vote YES to 3 Mandatory Minimums

Twenty-two Black Caucus members vote for the #1 driver in over incarceration. Last week, the House voted on the SAVE ACT. It passed 392-19. Incredibly, given the effect of over incarceration on the Black community over three de...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Obama postpones changes in deportation policy to give House chance to pass bill

Yesterday, it was reported that the White House asked the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, to postpone a review of deportation policies to give Congress more time to act on immigration reform. Last year, the Senate ...
by Adriana Maestas
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After $100 Billion in Taxpayer Cash: Karzai Can’t Be Bothered to Meet Obama

$100 billion in U.S. taxpayer money can’t buy you an airport greeting. “I’m bringing to you and to the people of the United States the gratitude of the Afghan people for the support that your taxpayers’ money has pr...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#VA8: Congressional Black Caucus PAC Chief Endorses Mayor Bill Euille

VA-8:  Congressman Greg Meeks has endorsed Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille to fill retiring Rep. Jim Moran’s seat.  Meeks is the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC.  Mayor Euille has been the Mayor of Alexandria,...
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