Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris As His Vice President In 2020 Election

POLITICS 08/11/2020 04:17 pm ET By Amanda Terkel and Nick Visser Joe Biden has tapped Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, choosing one of the Democratic Party’s most visible stars and a former competitor from the primary. Harris, 55, was long considered the front-runner for the job. She is already

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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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Color of Change: Black Voters Determined Super Tuesday Results

By #teamEBONY March 4, 2020 Rashad Robinson, President of Color Of Change and spokesperson for Color Of Change PAC, issued the following statement on last night’s Super Tuesday results: Rashad Robinson is available for interviews upon request. “Yesterday’s primary results underscored significant and instructive lessons that candidates would do well

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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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Black Americans Are More Doubtful About Participating In The Census, Survey Finds

10/18/2019 01:23p.m. By Sam Levine Black Americans are roughly twice as likely as their white counterparts to express doubts about participating in the 2020 census, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center released Friday. A combined 26% of Black respondents said in the survey that they might not,

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Tests 2020 Message with Black Voters in U.S. South

March 19, 2019 / 6:26 AM Amanda Becker CLEVELAND, Miss. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren was walking down a street in the town of Cleveland in the rural Mississippi Delta on Monday when she stopped to examine a small home’s sagging roof. “You can be sure there’s a lot

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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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Barack Obama Throws All His Weight Behind ‘Issue Of Singular Importance’

12/21/2018 12:51 pm ET By Sara Boboltz Former President Barack Obama has taken to heart one cause above others since leaving the White House: the fight to end gerrymandering. On Thursday he announced that the progressive Organizing for Action group, which formed out of the pieces of Obama’s re-election campaign,

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