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Senate Leadership in the 114th U.S. Congress

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in front of the U.S. Congress in Washington

In a GOP majority, whose likely running the Senate? From Mitch McConnell to Thad Cochran the Senate will be under new leadership starting in January. Here are a few Senators whose names have been mentioned in a recent Politico article likely to assume Chairmanships… Appropriations: Thad Cochran Fresh from his narrow win in Mississippi over […]

Freshman Class of the 114th United States Congress

Capitol Hill

Did the Congressional leadership in your state change as a result of the midterm elections? For many Americans, the answer is yes. The 114th United States Congress will begin on January 3, 2015. As of November 5, 2014 there were 11 new senators (10R, 1D) and 50 new representatives (34R, 16D). For a complete list, […]

The Permanence Project

Beta Testing Permanence Project

Interested in beta testing a new online public policy engagement tool? This week, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) announced the enrollment launch of a new virtual community, named the Permanence Project. The project is designed to engage the public around policy issues impacting black communities. As part of the enrollment launch, the CBCF is […]

Election Day Long Lines: Resource Allocation

Long Lines at the Polls

Is there a correlation between election day lines and resource allocations? Yes – and minority voters are suffering as a result (or quite possibly by design). Research recently published by NYU Law’s Brennan Center for Justice focused on an issue that received much media attention on election day 2012 – incredibly long lines at the […]

Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford III, Trayvon Martin & Countless Others: Where Do We Go From Here?

Hands Up Dont Shoot

First of all, our thoughts and prayers go out to the mother, father and family of Michael Brown. There are no words of comfort that can ease the loss of your beloved child. Though we did not know Michael, we are grateful for his life, and certainly his death is not in vain. Our hearts […]

Seeking Nominations: UN GEM-TECH Award

UN Gem-Tech Awards

Is someone or an organization in your community worthy of the GEM-TECH Award? Women’s digital empowerment and their full participation in the information society is a key objective of UN Women and ITU. ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the UN specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs). Through the GEM-Tech Award, both UN bodies […]

US-Africa Leaders Summit: Investing in the Next Generation

US Africa Summit

Have an interest in emerging markets? You are not alone. In fact, countries across the African continent are in the process of reaping the benefits of emerging market investors. Governments around the globe have also raced to strengthen partnerships. Toward this end, over the next few days, President Obama will welcome leaders from across the […]

Women in Leadership Series: Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

The Women in Leadership Series seeks to shine a light on women both in leadership positions and on the rise. Spotlights will be shined on women from all sectors of society from non-profit to government to the corporate arena. Today’s spotlight is on Kamala Harris. In 2011, Harris was sworn in as the 32nd Attorney […]

Projection: 90,000 Unaccompanied Children will hit the US Border by Year End

Familes and Children Held In U.S. Customs and Border Protection Processing Facility

The number is astounding, and begs the question, “why kids?” In a recent interview with the National Journal, Leslie Velez, senior protection officer at the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, explains why tens of thousands of children are fleeing El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala—some of the most dangerous places in this hempisphere. On Capitol Hill, […]

Student Loan Relief: The Presidential Memoranda

Pay as you earn

Are you paying off student loan debt? If you are like millions of Americans across the country, the answer is yes. Monday, President Obama signed a student loan memorandum enabling an increased number of borrowers to receive student loan payment relief. There are five key actions as outlined in the memorandum: – Expanding the Pay […]

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