Rep. Jim Clyburn Blames Conservatives for Walter Scott Shooting

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the No. 3 House Democrat and one of the most prominent African Americans in Congress, blames the shooting of an unarmed black man by a North Charleston police officer on conservative lobbying efforts. Clyburn, who represents and previously lived in North Charleston where the shooting occurred, said that authorities should make an example of police […]

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Democrats refuse to take back charges of racism over Lynch nom

Democrats refuse to retract their accusations that the voting delay on Loretta Lynch’s attorney general nomination is racially motivated, despite GOP protestations otherwise. The two-time U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York would be the first African-American woman to serve as attorney general, but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to delay a vote on her confirmation by […]

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Republicans, whites more tired of Trayvon Martin coverage

While the story behind Trayvon Martin’s shooting death continues to grab headlines, interest in the case is sharply divided along partisan and racial lines, according to a new study by Pew Research Center. Far more Republicans (56%) than Democrats (25%) say there has been too much coverage of Martin’s death, according to Pew, which surveyed a “nationally representative sample of […]

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Trayvon Martin case sparks dialouge on racial inequality: What is the meaning of Justice

Nearly one month ago, few people knew the name Trayvon Martin. The teen, who was walking to the house of his father’s fiancée in Sanford, Florida, with a drink and Skittles in hand, was shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who had called police to report suspicious activity. If you had looked on February 26, it would have […]

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