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C. Dwayne West Commentary: You Can’t Compare Police Shootings of Unarmed Men to Violence by Criminals

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C. Dwayne West / MG Media – I hear silly people comparing the senseless killings of people within select communities with the police shooting of unarmed men or boys, and in some cases, in the back! These silly people ask how can residents complain about law enforcement murdering guilty or innocent people when dysfunctional individuals […]

A Conversation With Police on Race – NY Times Op Doc

Defending Democracy in the Fight Against Voter Suppression

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By Marc Morial (To Be Equal #14) New York, NY – In 2013, the Supreme Court stripped the Voting Rights Act of its power to stop states from creating and enforcing laws that would prevent eligible voters from exercising their constitutional right to vote. Under the dark shadow of the newly crippled law, our nation […]

Democracy Initiative Endorsing Organizations Celebrate Passage of  Voting Rights Restoration in Maryland

Where is Today’s Madame CJ Walker?

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By Julianne Malveaux – Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madame CJ Walker. One of our nation’s first female self-made millionaires, her story of combining herbs to develop and manufacture a hair pomade, of empowering tens of thousands of women as sales agents for her products, and of establishing a beauty […]

Activists push Obama to nominate black woman to the Supreme Court

A Balanced Viable Plan to Create Opportunity for All

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By Kirk Clay – Evidence based civic engagement is a fairly nascent field. In fact, up until 20 years ago what people now think of as civic engagement for “people of color” was characterized naively as just minority outreach. Therefore, it’s no wonder that many organizations and efforts struggle to identify what an effective civic […]

Political Geography May Impact Presidential Race – by Kirk Clay