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  • Lawmakers Seek to Enshrine Right to Vote in Constitution

    Civil rights leaders and groups are hailing legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Jan. 22 that would unequivocally guarantee every American’s right to vote under the U.S. Constitution, in the wake of growing attacks on that right. “This ...

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  • At King Memorial, Many Ask ‘What Next?’

    The wind whistled loudly on a brisk Monday morning, as people of the Washington area and across the nation flocked to the Martin Luther King Monument to pay their respects to the late revolutionary. Harry Lewis, a Washington native who lived through King’s time, stood alone, gazing up at the ...

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  • President Obama: ‘Don’t Turn the Page Yet’

    President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech titled “Turn the Page” made clear – he is no lame-duck. With an ambitious agenda, and less than two years to complete it, time is running out for him to take on the issues in urban communities. The mid-term elections cost Democrats the U.S. ...

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  • Few Jobs for Blacks in Silicon Valley

    Unless you are a White or Asian male, you are unlikely to work at some of the biggest technology companies in America. And while things like President Obama’s recent efforts to make community college free for more people are attempts to change that, the lack of diversity in the tech field ...

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  • GOP Lawmaker Apologizes for Obama-Hitler Comparison

    A recent tweet by United States Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) incited another social media outrage when he compared President Obama to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. But just less than 24 hours after Weber made his thoughts public on Twitter, he issued an apology before deleting the tweet. ...

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  • A Grateful Nation?

    Did He or Did He Not?  During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism, extending its political and economic influence around the globe from Africa to Asia to Latin America and the Islands of the Pacific and the Caribbean. ...

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  • Net Neutrality—Protecting Open and Free Communications

    What Is It? The term is just about as engaging as an ice cold drink on a frigid day; but if we slow it down a bit, there’s much more to what has been a raging debate between supporters and detractors.   The “Net Neutrality” or the “open Internet” encompasses a demand for Internet service ...

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  • What is America’s Racial Digital Divide?

    African Americans connect to the Internet, and have broadband access in their homes at lower rates than their White counterparts, according to the Pew Research Center.  Diversity numbers for the nation’s largest tech firms are woefully inadequate, with Blacks in particular making up only one ...

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