Senator Kamala Harris Maneuvers to Build a National Profile and Help Democrats in 2018 and Beyond

By Eric Bradner, CNN Updated 9:19 PM ET, Fri June 30, 2017 Washington (CNN) Sen. Kamala Harris is using her newfound progressive stardom to raise money for her Democratic colleagues — and amplifying buzz about the California freshman as a prospect for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination in the process.

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Black Congressman Who Wants To Impeach Trump Now Receiving Lynching Threats

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz, 05/21/2017 10:31 am ET U.S. Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) received voicemails threatening to lynch him and calling him racial slurs after he called for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, he said Saturday. Congressman Green, who is black, played the recordings for about 100 attendees at a town hall in

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California Congresswoman Maxine Waters Says ‘Indecent’ President Doesn’t Belong in Office

By Janice Williams On 3/28/17 at 12:01 PM After recently telling some 211,000 followers to “get ready” for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., took to Twitter once again to blast the commander in chief. Waters hasn’t been shy about using her social media to condemn policies and

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Emory Law Journal Names First Black Editor-in-Chief In Its 65 Year History

Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 6:15 p.m Friday, March 3, 2017 Since its inception in 1952, the Emory Law Journal has never elected a black editor-in-chief—until now. Emory University School of Law student Janiel Myers, who was born in Jamaica and recently naturalized as an American citizen, was named to the

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Federal Judges Find Racial Gerrymandering in Texas Districts

PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press Sat, Mar 11 11:43 AM PST AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal judges found more problems in Texas’ voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect

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Supreme Court Balks at Reining in ‘Racial Gerrymandering’ That Protects Black Lawmakers

Supreme Court, March 1, 2017, 9:58 a.m. LA Times, Reporting from Washington David Savage The Supreme Court has refused a plea from Democratic Party lawyers, at least for now, to rein in alleged “racial gerrymandering” by Republican-led states in the South that protects black lawmakers at the expense of other Democrats. Instead,

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President Trump Exchange With Black Journalist Sparks Outrage

ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press Many African-Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them. Already skeptical of Trump, many blacks said they were exasperated

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George E. Taylor, 1904 United States Presidential Candidate

George E. Taylor, 1904 National Negro Liberty Party Presidential Candidate In 1892, Mr. George E. Taylor was positioned as an Independent Republican. He, along with Frederick Douglass and Charles Ferguson carried recommendations from Black Independent Republicans to the Platform Committee of the National Republican Party. That committee rejected ALL of

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Senator Cory Booker Calls Donald Trump a ‘Liar’ Who Uses ‘Propaganda’

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., accused President Trump of repeatedly lying to the American people and using propaganda to stir confusion and mislead the public. In a Thursday night interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Booker said the media coverage of Trump should resemble reporting on any other politician. He argued that

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