Pipeline Protesters Cheer in North Dakota

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit that would be needed to complete the controversial oil pipeline under the Missouri River. For months, tension reached a boiling point between the US Government and thousands that protested the project. The fight is finally over!

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¿QUÉ BOLÁ CUBA? (What’s up, Cuba?)

In case you haven’t heard, President Barack Obama stepped foot on Cuban soil yesterday, making him the first sitting U.S. President to do so in 88 years. 88 years. This historic three-day visit to Cuba announced by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro back in December 2014 marks the shift in diplomatic relations (from nonexistent to a questionable maybe).
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Political Issues Women REALLY Care About

Refinery29 and Fusion set out to discover what are the issues women voters really care about, and how are presidential candidates from both parties tackling them? They asked eight women across the political spectrum about the issues that matter most, and the candidates they feel they can trust.
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Watch The 2016 Iowa Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum

The first major political event in Iowa was held on Monday night as the three Democratic candidates debated prominent minority issues at the Brown & Black Forum on Fusion. Secretary Clinton, Governor O’Malley, and Senator Sanders talked Immigration, Education, Criminal Justice, Economic Development, Healthcare and more. The Brown & Black Forum is the oldest minority forum in the Nation with the first Forum taking place in 1984. Be sure to watch the full Forum below!

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Hillary Clinton’s Logo for the 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks’ Arrest Sparks Controversy

For the 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks’ noble stand for her rights, Hillary Clinton posted a logo meant to show respect for Rosa Parks and her act. Unfortunately for her, it did not go over well with the public.

“History often gets made on ordinary days by seemingly ordinary people– December 1, 1955 was one of them. Thank you, Rosa Parks. -H”

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Clinton Campaign Taps Burrell Communications

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has hired Burrell Communications, one of the first African American advertising and media firms founded in 1971, to help garner the African American vote by focusing on their concerns and issues. Burrell is owned by McGhee Williams Osse and Faye Ferguson who are both advertising and marketing veterans.
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Press Diversity in the 2016 Election

For decades, the political press scene has been an overwhelming majority comprised of white male individuals. Due to this, some U.S. news outlets have begun to take steps towards diversifying their political coverage. Even with the largely growing hispanic and asian populations in the United States,

the racial makeup of traditional media organizations has been stagnant

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Vladimir Putin Agrees to meet Elton John to Discuss ‘Gay Rights’

Sir Elton has said he wants to talk to Mr Putin about his “ridiculous” attitude to gay rights.

Russia has been under a lot of scrutiny over the last few years for its laws against homosexuality. Russian President Vladimir Putin has reached out to Sir Elton John and agreed to meet with him to discuss “any issues of interest.”
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President Obama Invites Ahmed Mohamed To White House

The headlines started coming out of Texas early Monday morning that a 9th grader was arrested by Irving County Police. Ahmed Mohamed was apprehended and suspended for three days for bringing his own clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb. It rightfully caused a huge stir as many people questioned whether Ahmed’s race was related to their course of action. President Obama then took to Twitter to invite Ahmed to the White House which is really cool to see. Kudos to you, Mr. President!