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Washington DC based Debbie Hines is a lawyer, former prosecutor and legal/political commentator. She frequently appears on television commenting on gender and race issues in law and politics. As an ivy league educated woman of color, she speaks from a unique perspective that is rarely seen in mainstream media. She has been featured in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Wall Street Journal, Black Enterprise, Michael Eric Dyson show and on CNN. She also writes for the Huffington Post.
As a trial lawyer, she was won millions of dollars for her clients throughout the country. Her cases have been featured in USA Today. the Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, Washington Times and on television. She is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Pennsylvania bars.
Ms. Hines graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts degree. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University Law School.
She is a native of Baltimore, MD. In her spare time, she has run 5 marathons,
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Is Michele Bachmann A Racist?
While Christine O'Donnell may not be a witch, Michele Bachmann may be a racist, judging by her recent comments about slavery and the black family and the black farmer's discrimination lawsuit.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, January 17, 2011 If Martin Luther King, Jr. Were Alive today
If Dr. Martin Luther King were alive today, he would support health care reform, the Dream Act, speak out against the Afghanistan War, the lack of civility in the political process and on the economy. Here's what he might say.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 21, 2011 FEMA Denies Aid to Black Minnesota Tornado Victims
FEMA became the topic of discussion during a Netroots Nation panel on getting out the black vote again in 2012 when it was learned FEMA denied relief aid to black tornado victims in Minnesota.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, February 11, 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America Fights Back
A month after taking control of Congress, Republicans are focusing on limiting and restricting a woman's reproductive rights instead of focusing on jobs. NARAL Pro-Choice America fights back for the rights of women.
(8 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 12, 2011 What Will Make Employers Stop Paying Women Less Money Than Men?
While women make up almost 50% of the workplace, it harldy makes sense that women are still treated like second class citizens when it comes to pay day. Until women win class action lawsuits and hit employers where it hurts, the pay equity will continue to chnge slowly.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 24, 2011 Why We Still Need Collective Bargaining Today
The Triangle Waist Company fire in New York City, a 100 years ago on March 25, which killed almost 150 persons, reminds us why we need collective bargaining more than ever today.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 22, 2010 The Muslim Mosque and America's Hypocrisy
Islamic al- Qaeda terrorists killed in the name of Allah on September 11. Now, many Americans oppose the building of a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero. Yet, Christians killed in the name of Christianity. No one ever opposes the building of any churches.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, April 4, 2011 What if Martin Luther King Was Not Assassinated on April 4, 1968
Dr. Martin Luther Kings' assassination on April 4, 1968 left a hole in the conscious of America that has not been filled as of today. Dr. King was the conscious of America, speaking out against war, bigotry and poverty and for equality for everyone. The void remains today.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 11, 2011 New GOP Data Shows No Need For Voter ID
Newly released data by the Republican National Lawyers Association on 46 states shows there is no correlation between voter fraud and voter ID laws. The proof is in their own data.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 15, 2011 GOP to Dems: If Jobs Are Lost, Then So Be It
After winning control over congress,Republicans said they understood that Americans want jobs. Now House Speaker John Boehner says if jobs are lost as a result of the GOP budget cuts, then "so be it." Repubulicans have introduced zero jobs bills since taking over Congress.
(14 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 6, 2011 Am I the Only One Who Thinks Casey Anthony is Not Guilty?
Am I the only one in the online and offline world who thinks the Casey Anthony verdict was a fair and just verdict and one based solely on the evidence? A fair and just verdict does not mean she's innocent, just not guilty.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, March 21, 2011 Anti-Racism Day Should be Observed in US
International Anti-Racism day established by the UN is observed on March 21. Wouldn't it be good to establish an anti-racism day in the U.S. to have 1 day off of racism?
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 14, 2010 Let's Do a Dr. Laura to Dr. Laura
Dr. Laura's use of the "N" word and disparaging racial comments demand sanctions beyond her mere apology. Fines, boycotts, suspension or worse are appropriate. Let's do a Dr. Laura to Dr. Laura.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Congress is Acting Like the Wizard of Oz
With Congress failing to pass a bill extending emergency unemployment benefits, lessons from the Wizard of Oz on brains, courage and a heart are needed for Congress.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, April 29, 2011 Is More Government Regulation Needed to Prevent Recalls?
As the Senate Special Committee on Aging takes testimony from persons who have had hip implants recalled, already inserted in their bodies, isn't it time we looked at more government regulation of medical devices and not less?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, February 18, 2011 Will Egypt Let Women Lead?
Google executive and Egyptian hero, Wael Ghonim, says "women empowerment is key to the new Egypt." Will Egypt allow women to take a leadership role in the "new Egypt?"
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 4, 2010 One Nation Under a Groove
The 1978 song lyrics of One Nation Under a Groove by Funkadelic are timelier than ever. The One Nation rally proved progressives still know how to throw a good party and rally together.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Why The Democratic National Convention Matters
The Democratic National Convention matters because the voices of the underserved, under represented and undervalued must be heard. And those of us who report must make sure those voices are heard. We must fight for the soul of our country.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 11, 2011 Strauss-Kahn Case- A Case of Gender, Race, Class and Politics
The dynamics of the Strauss-Kahn case have all the makings of a great movie, race, sex, class, politics and lies. Yet, it's all too real. And this former prosecutor of rapes and sexual assaults and legal commentator supports the victim after a careful review of the case.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 16, 2011 What TV Show Deal or No Deal Teaches Our Leaders
Howie Mandel's TV show Deal or No Deal has lessons for Congress and President Obama. It teaches us that some deals break the bank and some participants are greedy, selfish and lack common sense to get the best deal done.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 8, 2011 GOP Plans to Skip Obama's Jobs Speech
Some Republicans made plans to skip Pres. Obama's speech on jobs. Their response to the President's speech on jobs is "don't ask, don't tell."