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Words vs. policy: why is Ricky Martin urging Latinos to unite against Trump?

This week singer Ricky Martin wrote an opinion piece urging Latinos “to unite against Donald Trump.” In reference to the GOP candidate throwing Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a press conference, Martin wrote: “I am not surprised Trump would aim so low. I am surprised that we Hispanics continue to accept these aggressions and […]

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Latino voters’ net favorability rating of Donald Trump is -51

Yesterday Gallup released a new poll that shows 65% of Latino voters have an unfavorable view of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. 14% of Hispanic voters have a favorable view of Trump. Trump, who announced his campaign criticzing immigrants from Mexico, has doubled down on his anti-immigrant rhetoric calling for completing a border wall and […]

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Clueless Ben Carson Gives #BlackLivesMatter Advice They Don’t Need

Should we bother to take seriously someone who compares health care to slavery or thinks using drone attacks to stop illegal immigration is a good idea? Probably not.  But Dr. Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon running for President and the paradox of his candidacy is that his storied medical career is at direct odds with his lack […]

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Cop Killed 2 Unarmed Men in 4 Yrs: Autopsy Says Chapman Was Shot at Distance

Officer Stephen Rankin, a member of the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department, had been previously suspended for over a year after shooting an unarmed man in 2011.  In April 2015, the same Portsmouth, Virginia officer,  shot and killed 18-year-old William Chapman in a supermarket parking lot.   In April 2011, Officer Rankin shot and killed Kirill Denyakin, […]

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Is Donald Trump’s Mouth About to Ignite a Wave of Hispanic Voters?

Playing With Electoral Fire. You would have thought that Republicans learned their lesson on Hispanic voters in 2012. Well, apparently not. Mitt Romney got only 27 percent of the Hispanic vote with his talk of “self deportations.”  Donald Trump appears to now be trying to drive the number even lower with real deportations — 11 […]


 
 

 
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This is What it Sounds Like When the Koch Brothers Support Justice Reform

Think of the famous motto of the Black Caucus, “no permanent enemies only permanent interests,” as you think of the Koch Brothers supporting a criminal justice reform bill that rolls back over criminalization.  It ...
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Latinos become largest ethnic group in California

According to data released from the U.S. Census, Latinos have overtaken non-Hispanic whites to become the largest ethnic group in California, accounting for 38% of the state’s population. There are now about 15 million La...
by Adriana Maestas
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For Expanded Opportunity, Lifeline Program Must Cover Broadband

It’s widely accepted that the combination of broadband and digital technology can be a great equalizer that connects society’s have-nots with vast opportunities for greater knowledge, better jobs, and higher incomes.  But ...
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We Are Moving FORWARD!

This piece first appeared on Cognitive Relevance, and has been reposted with permission from the author. I laughed first when I read Ted Cruz’s comment on the SCOTUS decision Friday legalizing gay marriage in America. The...
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Reducing Wireless Taxes Means More Affordable Service for Our Communities

To the average person reducing wireless taxes may not seem like a pertinent issue. However, if you take a look at your cell phone bill and scroll down to view how much you pay in taxes and surcharges each month, its relevance b...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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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 ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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 ...
by Adriana Maestas
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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...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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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...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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SCOTUS saves Obamacare: subsidies to purchase health insurance will continue

On Thursday, in a 6-3 ruling the Supreme Court ruled that Americans who receive federal subsidies to purchase health insurance on exchanges will get to keep them. In writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said, &#...
by Adriana Maestas
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Justice Reform: 9 Dems and 9 Republicans to Push Over-Criminalization Roll Back

Today Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) will announce the introduction of the Safe, Accountable, Fair, and Effective (SAFE) Justice Act of 2015.  They will be joined by nine Republicans and nine Democrats, ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Louis Farrakhan Announces Million Man March 20th Anniversary

National of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke yesterday at Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, D.C. to announce the 20th anniversary plans around the Million Man March. Joining him at the announcement was Rev. Jama...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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E-Commerce sites follow Walmart’s lead in banning sale of Confederate flag items

On Tuesday, a handful of large e-commerce websites announced that they would ban the sale of Confederate flag items. Walmart had announced that it would ban the sale of Confederate flags on Monday. Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy follow...
by Adriana Maestas
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Sen. Tim Scott to Call for Confederate Flag to Be Removed in SC

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott will come out against the Confederate flag according to a Republican with knowledge of the Senator’s decision.  The information was first reported by Schuyler Kropf of the Post...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Mitt Romney Makes Sure GOP Candidates are Asked Confederate Flag Question

With one tweet, Mitt Romney made sure the Republican field will have to answer the “flag question” over the next few days. “Many see the Confederate flag as a symbol of racial hatred,” Romney tweeted yes...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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N-Word Judge Who Said Dylann Roof’s Family Were Victims Too is Replaced

I knew there was trouble when I heard the Judge say, “before I get into the hearing I’d like to make a statement please.” Make a statement for what? There’s no reason for a Judge to make a statement befo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Nine Blacks Shot Dead, Wall Street Journal Picks This Moment to Say Racism is Over

At some point defining progress must be focused on where you stand present day rather than bragging about how far you’ve come.  That the editorial board at the Wall Street Journal found the murder of nine African America...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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The Eshoo Letter

The Eshoo letter regarding changes in House seniority, party dues, secret ballots. Last week Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), who lost a bitter battle to Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to be the senior Democrat of the Energy and Commerce ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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House Ethics Calls John Lewis’ Office re Civil Rights Speeches

“It’s resolved now,” Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) quietly responded last week in the Cannon Office Building when asked whether or not the House Ethics Committee contacted him or his office over his civil rights spe...
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