Black Politics

Are The Koch Brothers Funding Criminal Justice Reform As A PR Stunt Or For Profit?

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April V. Taylor As the right and left continue to unite around criminal justice reform, the leaders of Koch Industries, Inc., Charles and David Koch, are bankrolling the effort. The brothers are doing several things from holding bipartisan discussions to speaking with groups like the ACLU, the Pew Charitable Trust Public Safety Performance Project and the Brennan Center for Justice, ...

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The president wants more low-income households to have the Internet

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By Nigel Boys Aiming to help almost 200,000 children and expecting to reach over 275,000 low-income households, a new program by the Obama administration is geared to bring Internet access in 27 cities and one tribal nation, according to The Root. President Barack Obama will officially announce the ConnectHome initiative, which hopes to bring high-speed broadband to more families across ...

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Presidential Candidate tells Black Lives Matter Protesters that “White Lives Matter.”

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Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley was entirely unprepared to respond to demands from Black Lives Matter protesters who shut down the Netroots Nation town hall earlier today. When asked about his plans to combat police killings of black men and women, O’Malley responded with platitudes that were immediately rejected by the protesters –as can be seen in the video below. The activists ...

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North Carolina citizens go to war over voting rights

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Voting is without a doubt something that we cannot take for granted. The mere fact that voters are able to use their voice in voting to help shape this country is something that cannot be overlooked. For African-Americans, the right to vote was a long and hard fought struggle and yet, there are still people ...

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VIDEO: Obama Greeted By Black Man Waving Confederate Flag In Oklahoma

April V. Taylor During a stop in Oklahoma to discuss economic development and the criminal justice system, President Barack Obama was greeted by Confederate flag protesters both at his hotel and a local high school where he spoke. There has been no shortage of protests both for and against the flag since its removal from state grounds in South Carolina ...

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Eric Holder is working for a law firm now, but still has a lot to say

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By Nigel Boys When most Americans think of acts of terrorism, religious extremists come to mind, but they are forgetting the home grown terrorists who commit these acts without religious motives, such as Dylann Roof, the alleged South Charleston shooter, said Eric Holder. The former 82nd Attorney General of the United States from 2009 to 2015, who stepped down earlier ...

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Ryan Mack: F**k the Confederate Flag, I want a job!

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Written By Ryan Mack, Author of Living in the Village On the morning that Governor Nikki Haley signed the legislation to take down the Confederate flag of South Carolina, I was in Baltimore spending time with young adults aging out of the foster care system. Most of these young people in this program had previously been arrested for a crime.  ...

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Has the black church been castrated when it comes to civil rights? (Video)

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In a really interesting and compelling debate, Yvette Carnell and Benjamin Dixon give varying perspectives on the role or lack thereof that the black church has taken in the push for equality. While the black church is certainly diverse, there are some who believe that the church has let go of it’s role as a champion and leader in the ...

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