Presidential Hopeful Sen. Cory Booker, in Selma, says U.S. Failing its People

March 3, 2019 / 1:34 PM by: Katharine Jackson (Reuters) – Presidential hopeful Cory Booker told a service commemorating the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march, a turning point in the civil rights movement, that the United States is still failing many Americans, citing poverty and gun violence as constant threats. Booker,

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The True Story Behind ‘Green Book’

February 10, 2019  Stephanie Officer There are several scenes in the Oscar nominated film “Green Book,” that are still up for debate in real life — more than half a century later. Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali plays Don Shirley, otherwise known as Doc Shirley, a Classical and Jazz pianist of Jamaican

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Milwaukee College Prep 6th-Grade Students Pay Homage to Icons for Black History Month

9:05 AM PST, February 8, 2019  MAYA CHUNG A group of sixth-grade students in Milwaukee is kicking off Black History Month by paying homage to influential black figures. From Biggie Smalls to Michelle Obama, students at Milwaukee College Prep are recreating iconic photos to honor people of color who have made huge

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Congressional Black Caucus Swears In Largest Member Group In History

01/03/2019 03:06 pm ET By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman On Thursday, the day of the official swearing-in of the 116th Congress, the Congressional Black Caucus swore in its own group of members, a total of 55 ― its largest number in history. This year’s CBC surpasses its previous record of 49 House

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Simone Biles Sets Record By Picking Up Her 13th World Championship Gold

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles made history by picking up her record 13th career gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when she cruised to victory in the vault final on Friday. Yet it’s the silver she captured on uneven bars that the Olympic and world champion may cherish

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Andrew Gillum: Trump Needs To Learn His Lesson And Grow Up

By David Barden Florida Democrat and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has responded to a tweet by President Donald Trump that refers to Gillum as a “thief” and praises his GOP opponent, Ron DeSantis, as a “Harvard/Yale educated man.” In Florida there is a choice between a Harvard/Yale educated man named @RonDeSantisFL who

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Control of U.S. Senate May Hinge On Possible Mississippi Runoff

Sharon Bernstein October 27, 2018 / 6:06 AM (Reuters) – A crowded U.S. Senate race in Republican stronghold Mississippi could set the stage for weeks of uncertainty over which party ends up controlling the upper chamber of Congress after the Nov. 6 elections. Two Republicans and two Democrats are contesting

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Voting Access Dominates Georgia Debate Between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp

By BEN NADLER ATLANTA (AP) — The first debate between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in the race for Georgia governor was dominated by charges of voter suppression and counterclaims of encouraging illegal voting. Libertarian candidate Ted Metz also participated in Tuesday’s debate. Disputes over voting access took

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