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#HandsUpDontSpend: Pastor Jamal Bryant Urges Economic Boycott Ferguson Protest

Nov. 27 to Dec. 2nd. Baltimore based Pastor Jamal Bryant has kicked off an economic protest/boycott set to take place from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday.  The economic boycott is a way to protest the lack of prosecution of Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of teenager Michael Brown. The protest would last from […]

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Activists gear up for Dec. 3 protests to highlight US role in funding Mexican security forces

As activists in Mexico have been protesting for weeks to draw attention to the 43 missing students from the Mexican state of Guerrero, their counterparts here in the United States are gearing up for an action on December 3 to draw the American public’s attention to the role that its tax dollars play in the […]

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Marion Barry (1936-2014) and Summer Jobs

From the suites to the streets. Early this morning former Washington, D.C. Mayor and current Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry died.   In an age of gridlock where many members of Congress brag about flying back and fourth from home to Washington, D.C. and get paid for doing nothing, Barry is remembered by many residents […]

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A Powerful Week for the Black Caucus

SEVEN UP. It was a fascinating week for the Congressional Black Caucus.  Perhaps one of their best days since four Black Caucus members became Committee Chairman in January 2009. The week started with New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) winning the top Democratic spot on the Energy and Commerce Committee.  What would normally have been a […]

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iAmerica.org launches as a resource for administrative relief

As President Obama announces his plan to provide administrative relief to millions of undocumented immigrants this evening, organizations are gearing up for an influx of questions from those who might be eligible for relief from deportation. iAmerica.org is one website that is launching today in partnership with organizations such as Mi Familia Vota, SEIU, the […]


 
 

 
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Net Metering Means Minorities Are Getting the Short End of the Deal

This article first appeared on VOXXI. By Gus Portela Hiring is on the uptick, but its slow pace is leaving many struggling Americans in a lurch. As we head into election season, the debate over how to create more jobs and help ...
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Broadband Offering New Yorkers A Path to Economic Prosperity

By Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda (District 87/NY) As a state known for uniquely embracing and harnessing the power of technology, it should come as no surprise that New York consumers love options.  Considering the way in which b...
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Duke Solar Investment Won’t Pass Costs to Consumers

Last month Duke Energy announced plans to invest $500 million to acquire and construct three large solar farms in North Carolina, including a 65-megawatt array that Duke says will be the largest east of the Mississippi River. ...
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Blood Donation App Makes it Easier for African Americans to be Donors

Less than 1 percent of blood donations are from African Americans. Though compatibility is not based on race, genetically similar blood is best for patients who need repeated or large volumes of blood transfusions, or those who...
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Minority Participation in the Climate Movement

When you hear the word “environmentalist” what image comes to mind?  Is it the guy in the khaki shorts and vest taking water samples from a stream suspected of contamination?  Is it the woman in the tie-dyed shirt that ha...
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Hispanic Wireless Users Survey: Fewer Taxes, More Spectrum

Recently McLaughlin & Associates partnered with Penn Schoen Berland to develop and conduct a bipartisan national online survey of 417 adult Hispanics, and the 2014 Hispanic Consumer Survey reveals a lot about Hispanic wirel...
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Race-Baiting Obscures the Merits of the Open Internet Debate

Following the release of the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed Open Internet rules, an all too familiar narrative has played out about the dozens of national minority organizations and individuals that dared to dis...
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CBCALC14: Four Days, 70 Panel Discussions, a Forum of Business Minded People

By L.A. Jones Having served the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference roles of attendee, coordinator, sponsor & speaker–in various combinations for nearly a quarter of the 44 year...
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President Obama addresses Latino politicians, as protests against deportations continue

On Thursday evening in Washington, D.C., President Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala, an annual gathering of Latino lawmakers and politicos (aka “Latino prom”). This address came after...
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Secret Service Boss Takes a Beating After Fifth Security Lapse in Four Years

During an appearance on Capitol Hill by Secret Service Director Julia Pierson in front of the House Government Oversight Committee (an appearance in dire need of communications advice), she flatly told onlookers that problems w...
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Sen. Cory Booker Drops Bill to Sack NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

Soooo… the NFL is a “non profit” that makes $9 billion a year.  Now Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is wondering what Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has brought up a trillion times before… Why does the NFL have tax...
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SCOTUS Moves to Make Sure People in Ohio Can’t Vote Too Early

What did five members of the U.S. Supreme Court do yesterday?  They made sure that voters in Ohio have sss days to vote instead of xxx to vote.  They made sure that no one could vote the Sunday before election day.  They mad...
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Do You Understand the Implications of Title II Regulations on Broadband Services?

The internet has really taken off in the last five years with the rapid emergence of mobile technology through smart phones, tablets and other devices that allow us the ability to connect to the web anywhere at any time.  And ...
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20: Next Congress to Have Highest Number of Black Women Ever

The 114th Congress.  There will likely be five new African American members of Congress in 2015.  All of them will be women.  With that, the 114th Congress is well on track to feature the highest number of African American ...
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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 Bl...
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What A Difference A Week Can Make

              Call it good PR, calculated business maneuvering, serendipity or maybe all of the above but things are looking up for REVOLT TV. If you Googled “Revolt TV” a little over a we...
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“Troops to Energy Jobs” Trains, Employs Veterans

The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 dipped slightly in 2013 to 9%, the Labor Department reports. That’s down from 9.9% the year before, but well above overall civilian unemployment levels of around 7%...
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ASPIRE Inspires in Violence Torn Chicago

News out of Chicago these days always seems to carry a body count; and having quickly become known as “Murder City” after the last few years of increasing gang and gun violence, one must diligently search for or stumble upo...
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Pursuing A Wireless Exception for Open Internet Rules

We live in an increasingly mobile society. Wireless penetration in the U.S. now exceeds 104%. Nearly 90% of households use wireless and in 37% of those homes it’s wireless only.  An even more mind-blowing stat is that 45 mil...
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Bill limiting school suspensions signed by CA Gov. Brown

Earlier this year some reports were released showing that students of color were more likely to be suspended from school than their white counterparts. The data was especially troubling in regards to black students who were thr...
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