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Retired judge who sent racist email about Obama passed along hundreds of others

It turns out that a former chief judge who retired after a racist email comparing President Obama’s conception to sex with a dog was sent from his account passed along a number of racist emails. Richard Cebull admitted to sending the email, which contained a picture with the caption, “A Little boy said to his […]

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Letitia James sworn in as first woman of color elected to citywide office

The new year marked the start of a new era in New York politics, with Letitia James becoming the first woman of color elected to citywide office. James officially took office on Wednesday after being sworn in during her inauguration. 

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For the first time ever, Republican National Committee commemorates Kwanzaa

Yesterday marked the first day of Kwanzaa, an annual 7-day celebration honoring African and American American heritage and culture, and the Republican National Committee wants you to know that they support the holiday. In the committee’s first-ever commemoration of the holiday, RNC chairman Reince Priebus wrote that he wants ”to extend my best wishes to all who are celebrating […]

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Poll: Majority of America wants to raise minimum wage

The U.S. government hasn’t raised its minimum wage since 2009. Those earning the minimum make $7.25 hr., an income bracket that is sure to keep them in poverty. But according to a new Gallup poll, 58% of self-identified republicans would vote to raise the minimum wage to $9 hr.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to prison early

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a North Carolina correctional facility to begin serving his 30 month sentence on Tuesday. The former congressman pleaded guilty to stealing $750,000 in campaign funds, and using them for personal use. He was ordered to pay the money back in restitution in addition to his sentence.

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GOP leaders meet to impeach President Obama

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is at the head of a group of GOP leaders meeting to impeach President Obama. The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the national healthcare law are some of the issues Dewhurst is bringing to the forefront of the impeachment talks.

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Radio interview: Who is really affected by the government shutdown?

Last week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison appeared on Chicago Public Media’s Vocalo 90.7FM to talk about the affects of the government shutdown. There are a lot of media outlets that continue to show us exactly why we should care about the government shutdown, but many aren’t doing the best job.

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Who else is affected by the shutdown? Cancer patients

We are now in day 8 of the U.S. government shutdown and cancer patients are the latest group of people affected by the halt on Capitol Hill. As long as the shutdown is in effect

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The ‘Black vote:’ A help or harm to our community?

With the rise of a black president, many are talking about the impact of the “Black vote.” During the 2008 and 2012 elections, a large number of blacks were on board with Obama’s policies. But Meagan Jordan of the A & T Register raises an interesting question. Does th

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Stacey Dash regrets voting for Obama: ‘I did it because he was black’

Stacey Dash is once again voicing her political opinions when it comes to our nation’s leaders. Last year, the actress was criticized for her endorsement of Mitt Romney and now she’s further revealing her thoughts on the president.

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