18 hrs ago
West Side and South Side Leader
Breaking Addiction Act gets partial support from Council
Without the backing of one of its members, Summit County Council's Health and Human Services Committee Aug. 25 recommended Council adopt a resolution of support for U.S. House Resolution 5136, the Breaking Addiction Act of 2014.
22 hrs ago
After Ferguson, critics lean on Holder
Eric Holder's Justice Department is coming under pressure to order sweeping changes to police operations in the United States.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Peter Lawson Jones, former commissioner, will emcee Armond Budish campaign kickoff; county...
A blast from Cuyahoga County's political past will serve as master of ceremonies Saturday for the official opening of State Rep. Armond Budish's county executive campaign headquarters.
Stephen Colbert makes fun of Gwen Stefani's Emmys flub in 'Colbert Report' opening
While Stephen Colbert wasn't able to exactly have a new episode of The Colbert Report ready for Colbert Nation last night, his team was still able to make fun of Gwen Stefani's butchering of his name at the Emmys Monday night.
Lawmaker fences off with Stephen Colbert
Apparently fencing is permitted in the Cannon House Office Building, as Rep. Marcia Fudge donned a mask and did her best lunge to battle Stephen Colbert.
Colbert Works Gwen Stefani 'Colbore' Joke into Pre-Taped Episode Intro
Stephen Colbert could have made it back to New York to do his show last night after winning the Best Variety Series Emmy Award for the second consecutive year.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
CBC members push police czar idea
Rep. Elijah Cummings, along with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, urging the administration to pursue changes to local law enforcement structure to "prevent more Fergusons," including a federal czar to oversee local law enforcement.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Black caucus stumps where Obama can't
Southern Democrats in tight Senate races want to energize the black vote without relying on the nation's highest profile black politician: President Barack Obama.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Cleveland Congresswoman Fudge says politics block job creation
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Fudge: FBI Should Investigate Local Police Shootings
U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge says the FBI should investigate sensitive local police incidents, particularly cases when police shoot civilians.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Obama weighs in carefully on Missouri police shooting controversy
But rather than bold words, Obama's reaction in this case has been shaped by an acute awareness of self-imposed limits.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The Raw Story
Pentagon reverses course: Black soldiers won't be punished for popular hairstyles
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released a statement that "conservative" hairstyles popular among black female soldiers will be acceptable according to military grooming standards, Army Times reports .
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Stars and Stripes
Ferguson incident tricky for some black politicians
It's the question bound to come up when an unarmed black person gets gunned down, choked or beaten by a white cop with a loose trigger: What are black politicians going to do about it? And, to the consternation of folks asking, the answer is not as black and white as they'd like it.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
National Public Radio
Pentagon Does About-Face On Hair Regulations - Black Women Approve
Georgia National Guard Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs uses many hair products to do her daily hair treatment at her home in Atlanta on April 2. Jacobs railed against a military policy that placed heavy restrictions on how women could wear their hair.
RTA disrupted by the consequences of heavy rain -- again
Here! Now! Imperative: not to be avoided: necessary. In a typical week, the show will cover not only all the big news stories, but also the stories behind the stories, or some of the less crucial but equally intriguing things happening in the world.
U.S. military changes rules on women's hairstyles after Rep. Marcia Fudge and...
Women of different races sometimes wear their hair differently, yet the U.S. military's rules for hairstyles have not always been colorblind or sensitive to cultural differences, as even Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel now appears to acknowledge.
Stars and Stripes
Army, Air Force and Navy relax rules about hairstyles
Under pressure from lawmakers, the Army, Navy and Air Force changed their uniform policies Monday to allow female servicemembers to sport previously banned hairstyles.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Reps: Larger DOJ probe in Ferguson
Three Democratic representatives are asking the Department of Justice to expand its investigation into the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown of Missouri, saying they want to know the civil rights ramifications of the case.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Right Wing News
Democrat Support for Amnesty Threatens Their Most Loyal Voters
He said: "You put them first, and they put you last - 'cause you're a chump. A political chump! Anytime you throw your weight behind a political party that controls two-thirds of the government, and that Party can't keep the promise that it made to you during election time, and you are dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with ... (more)
Democrats Commemorate Voting Rights Act Anniversary as Legislative Fix Remains Elusive
Lewis, right, is greeted by David Goodman, brother of the civil rights worker Andrew Goodman, who was killed in Mississippi in 1964, before a news conference and vigil at the House Triangle to support of the Voting Rights Amendment Act on June 24. Democrats commemorated the 48th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act last year with hopes that by ... (more)