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A Baltimore for millennials 0

On Monday, President Obama announced a new independent nonprofit organization, “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance,” or MBKA. As a spinoff to his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, MBKA will work to address systemic issues that plague neighborhoods around the country and to close opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. A year into the […]

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Posted on: 05-5-2015
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DNC Resolution Renewing Our Call for Reform, Justice, and Investment in Our Communities 0

“Today at the Democratic National Committee’s quarterly meeting in San Francisco, California, the Democratic National Committee Executive Committee passed a resolution, included below, titled ‘Renewing Our Call for Reform, Justice, and Investment in Our Communities. “The resolution was introduced by DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile and Executive Committee Member Christine Pelosi. During discussion of the […]

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Posted on: 05-2-2015
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Removing the Blinders 0

Since Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014, we have witnessed over a dozen high profile officer-involved shooting cases and the loss of dozens more black men and women whose names we do not see in headlines or hashtags. With the death of Freddie Gray this month, Baltimore, Maryland, is now the […]

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Posted on: 04-30-2015
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The Poor Prefer King Crab? 0

We all have our stereotypes. They circulate because each contains a kernel of truth. We’ve all known a heavy person who is jolly. But are all heavy people jolly? Heavens, no! We know heavyweight grouches. Or maybe we have love handles ourselves — and we know we’re not always jolly. In the same way, “welfare […]

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Posted on: 04-23-2015
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Hillary Clinton Makes It Official 0

Hillary Clinton’s announcement was as inevitable as the coming of springtime — and with the way the weather has been, the coming of springtime seemed a lot iffier for a while. But now it’s official: Hillary Clinton is running for president of the United States. Now that she’s answered the question of if she’s going […]

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Posted on: 04-16-2015
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Front-Runners and Long Shots 0

“I could’ve been a contender,” is one of Hollywood’s most famous lines, said by Marlon Brando, playing a boxer in “On the Waterfront.” But hardly anyone in either major political party is quoting Brando. Sixteen people are either running, preparing to run or mentioned seriously as candidates for president of the United States in 2016. […]

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Posted on: 04-9-2015
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It’s Not a Matter of Perspective 0

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is one of those people who can make something seem like what it isn’t. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which he signed in a behind-closed-doors ceremony out of view of the press on March 26, led to a week of controversy and protests. Pence, to calm the firestorm, decided to […]

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Posted on: 04-2-2015
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Battle of the Budgets 0

The good news is that members of the House of Representatives had a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation. House Speaker John Boehner approached Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and worked out a joint approach to fixing a long-standing problem with payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients. It was rare as it was beautiful. “The door […]

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Posted on: 03-26-2015
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Donna Brazile to moderate bipartisan panel on prison reform 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2015 Washington, DC — On March 26, 2015, Donna Brazile will moderate a panel at the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform hosted at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The panel will include Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives of the House Newt […]

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Posted on: 03-25-2015
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End the Gridlock and Confirm Loretta Lynch 0

It’s been more than 130 days since President Barack Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Although Ms. Lynch is superbly qualified, she needs the support of four Republican senators to become the next attorney general. She can probably garner those votes, but the challenge is to wait for a floor […]

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Posted on: 03-19-2015
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