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Congressman Tells Black Constituent He’s Not Sure The Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional

Congressman Tells Black Constituent He’s Not Sure The Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional

Source: Scott Keyes / Think Progress GAINESVILLE, Florida — Last week, former presidents and dignitaries celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which bans many forms of employment discrimination and whites-only lunch counters, among other things. This week, a Republican congressman declared that he’s not sure if the Civil Rights Act is even constitutional. […]

President Obama Vows To Fight GOP Led Voting Restrictions

President Obama Vows To Fight GOP Led Voting Restrictions

Source: Andrew Rafferty / NBC News President Barack Obama on Friday vowed to fight back against Republican led efforts to implement restrictive voter identification measures in some states, capping off a week in which Democrats have attempted to bring the issue to the forefront of national attention. “The right to vote is threatened today in a […]

Jimmy Carter: ‘Race’ Motivates White Men To Vote Republican

Jimmy Carter: ‘Race’ Motivates White Men To Vote Republican

Source: theGrio Forrmer president Jimmy Carter is never shy about speaking his mind on modern politics. And in a no holds barred interview with Salon, the “Man from Plains” spoke plainly about why a generation of white men have solidly embraced the Republican party in multiple elections. Related: Jimmy Carter: Obama The Only President So Far Not To Call […]

Senate Blocks Pay Equity Bill

Senate Blocks Pay Equity Bill

Source:  Burgess Everett / Politico Senate Republicans banded together on Wednesday to block the Paycheck Fairness Act, a Democratic bill aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women. The legislation failed to clear a 60-vote threshold to open debate on the bill, falling short, 53-44. Immediately following the vote, senior Democrats vowed that they […]

Elephants In The Room Missing THE Elephant In The Room

Elephants In The Room Missing THE Elephant In The Room

by Lenny McAllister  Global Grind This latest dust-up between Ebony’s Jamilah Lemieux and the RNC’s Raffi Williams – all playing out on Twitter and other social media platforms over the past week – was hard to ignore, although I really tried. The responses from many Black Republicans and conservatives (including friends, colleagues, and those that I […]

Ebony Apologizes To GOP For Editor's Comments

Ebony Apologizes To GOP For Editor's Comments

MEMORANDUM FROM: Orlando Watson, Communications Director for Black Media TO: Interested Parties RE: EBONY’s Apology for Senior Editor’s Biased Attacks Yesterday, a senior editor for EBONY, Jamilah Lemieux, was attacking black conservatives on Twitter. One of our RNC staffers, Deputy Press Secretary Raffi Williams, tried to challenge her assumptions and called her out for her bias. She responded […]

RNC Chief Demands Apology From Ebony Magazine For Editor’s Comments On Twitter

RNC Chief Demands Apology From Ebony Magazine For Editor’s Comments On Twitter

Ms. Amy D. Barnett Editor-in-Chief, EBONY 820 S Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 March 28, 2014 Dear Ms. Barnett: Over the years, the writers and editors at EBONY have done great work in promoting civil rights and diligently covering issues of race and politics in America. That’s why I was shocked to learn that one of your […]

Miss. Governor Signs Welfare Drug-Testing Bill

Miss. Governor Signs Welfare Drug-Testing Bill

Source: AP / Fox10TV.com JACKSON, Miss.  – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says a welfare drug-testing law will help people who are “trapped in a dependency lifestyle.” Republican Bryant signed House Bill 49 on Monday. It becomes law July 1. It says anyone who applies for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families will have to answer a questionnaire. […]

Rep. Charlie Rangel: Tea Party Made Up Of ‘Mean, Racist People’

Rep. Charlie Rangel: Tea Party Made Up Of ‘Mean, Racist People’

Source: theGrio Rep. Charlie Rangel has no qualms about calling out the Tea Party. During a recent interview with NY1, the outspoken New York Democrat talking about the difficulty of trying to find common ground with the conservative faction of the Republican Party. He also lamented the fact that President Barack Obama “really thought…that he could deal with the Tea […]

GOP Governors’ Refusal To Expand Medicaid Leaves Nearly 4 Million People Without Mental Health Care

GOP Governors’ Refusal To Expand Medicaid Leaves Nearly 4 Million People Without Mental Health Care

Source: Alex Leichenger / ThinkProgress Half of the states in the country have blocked the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, denying insurance coverage to 3.7 million Americans with mental illness and substance abuse conditions, according to a new report from the American Health Counselors Association. In five of these states, at least 50 percent of uninsured people […]

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