Progressive Challenger Cori Bush Unseats Rep. Lacy Clay In Missouri

POLITICS 08/05/2020 12:21 am ET By Daniel Marans Progressive challenger Cori Bush defeated Rep. William Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District on Tuesday, adding to the activist left’s winning streak. The primary win in one of the most Democratic House seats in the country assures

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Trump Won’t Be Paying His Respects To John Lewis At Capitol Hill

By David Moye POLITICS 07/27/2020 03:36 pm ET Thousands of people are expected to visit Capitol Hill to pay respects to congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, but President Donald Trump won’t be one of them. “No, I won’t be going,” the president told reporters Monday. “No.” “I won’t

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Georgia Democrats Nominate State Senator Nikema Williams To Succeed John Lewis

POLITICS 07/20/2020 12:06 pm ET By Tara Golshan and Daniel Marans Georgia’s Democratic Party picked its own party chair, Nikema Williams, a state senator, to run in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, the seat held by the late civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis. Lewis died Friday after a battle with

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Barack Obama: John Lewis ‘Risked His Life’ So This Nation Could ‘Live Up To Its Promise’

POLITICS 07/18/2020 02:54 am ET By Mary Papenfuss   Rep. John Lewis battled tirelessly for civil rights inspired by a faith that humanity yearns to do what’s right, former President Barack Obama wrote in a moving tribute to his friend on Friday. “He loved this country so much that he risked

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No Charges Against Andrew Gillum After The Politician & CNN Contributor Was Linked To Suspected Meth Overdose

By Anita Bennett March 14, 2020 4:47pm Andrew Gillum, a rising star in the Democratic party and a CNN contributor, has apologized after he was found in a Miami Beach hotel room early Friday with a man who overdosed on what police believe was crystal meth. Gillum, 40, rose to

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GOP Sends Black Georgia Congresswoman Rep. Lucy McBath a “For Sale” Sign with Her Name On It

By Luke Darby February 26, 2020 At Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg got a little too honest. Referring to the wave of newly elected congressional Democrats who flipped control of the House of Representatives in 2018, Bloomberg said, “Twenty-one of those were people that I spent

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National Black News Channel Makes Debut

by: BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press Posted: Feb 14, 2020 / 05:25 PM EST / Updated: Feb 14, 2020 / 05:35 PM EST TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts was beaming like a proud parent as he talked about the launch of Black News Channel — a project

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Amanda Edwards is Working to Become the Third Black Woman to Ever Hold a U.S. Senate Seat

by Selena Hill February 8, 2020 After serving her community as a Houston City Council member for four years, Amanda Edwards is now determined to make history. The 38-year-old Texas native was elected in 2015 as one of Houston’s at-large council members and subsequently represented 2.3 million Texans. She also played

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Mississippi Governor Says There Will Be ‘1000 Years Of Darkness’ If State Elects First Black Senator

Jan. 11, 2020 Written by Alexis Reese The governor of Mississippi doesn’t want to see what would be the state’s first Black senator elected since reconstruction. “I intend to work for @cindyhydesmith as if the fate of America depended on her single election,” Gov. Phil Bryant tweeted. “If Mike Espy

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Deval Patrick Is Running For President: Reports

11/13/2019 03:08 pm ET By Ryan Grenoble First he definitely wasn’t, then he was rumored to be considering it, and now it’s official: Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick told senior Democrats Wednesday he’s running for president, according to The New York Times and CNN. Rumors of Patrick’s potential entrance in the race

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