Politics

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Brings Ferguson To The House Floor

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On Monday night, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, initiated the symbol of “Hands up; don’t shoot” which has come to represent the fractured relationship between law enforcement and the public at large – particularly African-American men. Live from the United States House of Representatives: #HandsUpDontShoot http://t.co/oaQfvpGJqf pic.twitter.com/8NKTp1VNfS...

President Obama Expected to Nominate Loretta Lynch for Next Attorney General

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Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, is expected to be President Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general, U.S. officials briefed on the matter said. If confirmed, Lynch would be the first African-American woman Attorney General. CNN reports: An announcement is expected in the coming...

I Was Born This Way: Why I Vote in Every Election

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Today is Election Day! Once I finish writing this, then I’m going across the street to vote. I’m going to put on my ‘Why I Vote’ t-shirt and wear it for the entire day. The t-shirt has moving and memorable black and white pictures of...

2014 Midterm Elections: Don’t Forget to Make Your Vote Count!

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If you are invested in the issues that are near and dear to your heart – then you must make the midterm elections count by visiting your local polling booth today. Women and minorities have a greater chance of swaying votes and changing the order...

Should There Be Laws Against Street Harassment? The New York Times Weighs In

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It seems that people, or mainstream news outlets rather are finally taking notice of the problem that is street harassment. The New York Times recently made it a discussion topic for their Room for Debate feature. The question: ‘Do We Need a Law Against Catcalling?’ There were...

Five Black Politicians That You Need to Know In Time for Election Day

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Like most of you know, Election Day is November 4. So, yeah, it’s right around the corner, and I’m sure many of you have already done your civic duty early and are proudly donning your “I Voted” sticker for the world to see. However, for...