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Oklahoma Politicians Have Voted to Eliminate AP U.S. History

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By diamond 9:48 am February 18, 2015 From Talking Points Memo: An Oklahoma House committee on Monday approved a bill taking aim at the new AP U.S. History framework, which conservatives have decried as unpatriotic and negative, the Tulsa World reported. State Rep. Dan Fisher (R) introduced a bill at the beginning of the month that keeps the […]

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Civil rights leaders condemn killing of 2 NYPD officers

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am December 22, 2014 Civil rights leaders condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the murders could derail the peaceful protests that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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G.K. Butterfield to lead Congressional Black Caucus

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:23 pm November 20, 2014 G.K. Butterfield (D-North Carolina) will be the Congressional Black Caucus’ next leader. The U.S. Representative was unanimously elected on Wednesday by the 45 member group.

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Loretta Lynch emerges as possible attorney general replacement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:30 pm November 7, 2014 U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as President Obama leading choice to be the next attorney general. But the president does not plan on nominating anyone until after a trip to Asia next week. 

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Florida man running for office creates fake Obama endorsement letter

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:32 am November 3, 2014 A Florida man who is running for office posted a fake endorsement from President Obama to his Facebook page. The letter, posted to Commission candidate Derrick Wallace’s Facebook page, contained a forged Obama signature and is filled with misspellings. 

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Stacey Dash blames Obama, calls blacks ‘uneducated’ and ‘worthless’ due to his policies

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:34 pm October 16, 2014 Ever since Stacey Dash dipped her feet into the realm of political commentary, she’s been stirring up controversy. The latest? Referring to blacks as “worthless” and “uneducated” due to President Obama’s policies. The comments came during a segment of Hannity. 

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2014 sees a record number of African Americans running for Congress

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:31 pm October 9, 2014 A record number of African Americans are running for federal office this year, and unfortunately their advances have been met with increased racial polarization in politics, especially in the Deep South. There are 82 black nominees in the two major political parties running in 2014, according to […]

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America’s first black attorney general Eric Holder to announce resignation

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:12 am September 25, 2014 Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general is set to announce his resignation Thursday. Two sources familiar with the decision say Holder intends the leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed.

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Study: despite being political powerhouses, black women remain absent from politics

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:40 am September 2, 2014 Despite being one of the most active political constituencies in the nation, black women are severely underrepresented in federal, state and local government. That’s the conclusion of a study released by The Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics, in […]

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Two leaders, different styles

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:12 pm August 20, 2014 The following post was published in the New York Times. It was written by Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo.  By:  Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo The two men in open-collar shirts sat facing each other, papers and a BlackBerry strewn on a coffee table, sober looks on both […]

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