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Congresswoman Waters asks Ethics Committee to set the record straight

Regardless of region or political ideology, the dozens of Congress members I spoke with agreed that we must take every opportunity we can to improve the ethics process and, by extension, increase the faith of the American people in our ability to uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Police unions block 60 percent of cases involving officers killing Blacks from being reported

Police union power sustains, protects, supports and covers for the Genocide of Black People.

Bernie Sanders: We are winning ‘ideological’ and ‘generational’ debate, now need to win ‘electability’

In Sunday’s debate, Bernie Sanders will ask Joe Biden: “Joe, what are you going to do to end the absurdity of the United States of America being the only major country on Earth where healthcare is not a human right? Are you really going to veto a Medicare for All bill if it is passed in Congress?”

Congresswoman Maxine Waters expresses ongoing concerns about New Orleans housing

More than four years after Hurricane Katrina, I am concerned about the availability and sufficiency of affordable housing in New Orleans, where rents have risen 52 percent since the storm and 41 percent of families pay more than 50 percent of their income in rent. More than 35,000 families recently applied for 3,500 Section 8 vouchers, indicating the overwhelming demand for affordable housing.

Child care dilemma: What would you do?

The governor’s budget proposal would cut funding for child care by over 20 percent, or $452 million. That would mean a cut of over 40 percent since 2008, or nearly $1 billion. Already over 100,000 child care slots for low‐income parents have been lost since 2008, and the governor’s proposal for 2012‐13 proposes nearly 30,000 more child care slots be eliminated.

Black student athletes in California can now say, ‘Show me the money’

“For decades, college sports have generated billions for all involved except the very people most responsible for creating the wealth. That’s wrong.”

‘Political revolution in action’: National pro-Bernie coalition launches unified voter mobilization campaign

A diverse coalition of progressive advocacy groups has launched what it is billing as “the largest independent mobilizing commitment for any candidate” in order to turn out an additional 1.4 million voters in a slate of key primary states on behalf of Sen. Bernie Sanders and the working class movement his campaign has built.

Tea parties: The politics of fear

It’s been said that money is the mother’s milk of politics and, while that’s true, it’s also true that fear is powerful currency in the hands of unscrupulous politicians.

Is Raimore Construction creating a historical model to build Black community wealth?

Emerging models may be providing new opportunities to building Black community wealth.

Congresswoman Waters’ bill to revitalize public housing advances

“This bill preserves public housing, strengthens neighborhoods and creates jobs,” said Congresswoman Waters. “The legislation would reverse decades of neglect of America’s public housing units."

Sydney Brown inauguration coverage Jan. 20, 2021

Reporter Sydney Brown at the Capital sits down in President Biden's favorite restaurant on Inauguration Day with Rep. Jim Costa of Fresno, Calif., to discuss the terrifying Jan. 6 attack on Congress and the inauguration.

An open letter to presidential candidates on voting rights

When ​Brianna Ross​ was 19, she was convicted of a felony for ​stealing diapers​ for her son. At her sentencing hearing, a judge told Ross that she’d face a lifelong punishment for her mistake: She would never be allowed to vote.

On the eve of our eviction:

ask the question, “Did we cause the hurricane?” There is no one that can answer, yet there are those that state to me and my family – all Katrina survivors – “It has been four years. Everyone should have put that behind them and moved on.”

Structural inequality: News not fit to print?

Last week President Obama spoke boldly about persistent racial discrimination and criticized the “structural inequality” that presents “the steepest barrier” to African American equality in the 21st century.

Report: Dr. King’s dream of economic equality deferred as racial wealth disparities persist

The 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day report by UFE explains that the Great Recession took a greater portion of wealth from Black and Latino families than it did from White families. Today, the average net worth of White families is, respectively, more than six times higher and 5.7 times higher than the average Black and Latino families. Median wealth disparities are even greater.

Julian Assange will face his first extradition hearing on Feb. 24

“Maybe the best measure of the contribution of fellow freedom fighters is the ferocity of the state’s pursuit and prosecution of those dissidents – and nobody has been pursued with more ferocity by the US national security state than Julian Assange.” – Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report

We can do this! A PSA from Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama says: We can do this!

WATCH LIVE: Sanders makes statement about coronavirus and the economy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHwn0suWJ4U

‘You’re lucky; that officer shot somebody last week’

The police officer took pictures of himself covered in blood, complaining of a hurt right hand and shoulder. Those injuries were caused by repeatedly punching my brother in the face.

Outrage as Inglewood police officer murders another Black man

“Kevin Wicks was shot unnecessarily and there is a crisis [of confidence] in the Inglewood Police Department. They need to be held more accountable and there needs to be a sense of urgency.”
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