Ben Jealous candidate for governor in Maryland

Barack Obama Endorses Ben Jealous as Governor of Maryland

By Erin Cox October 1 Former president Barack Obama on Monday endorsed Democrat Ben Jealous to be Maryland’s next governor. Jealous, a former NAACP president who would be the state’s first black chief executive, was among 260 people Obama named in his second wave of endorsements, which he released on

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Missing in the Republican Party G.O.P.: Black and Hispanic Nominees for Governor

By Astead W. Herndon Oct. 3, 2018 For decades Republican leaders vowed to recruit more minority candidates and tried to project a “big tent” image for the party, and in recent years they saw some payoff with governors: Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Nikki Haley of South Carolina, both Indian-Americans

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South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn for Speaker of the House of Representatives

Written By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. No one questions the fact that for the past six decades, African Americans have overwhelmingly supported and voted for Democratic Party candidates for the United States Congress. In the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, African Americans by the millions will once again cast the clear

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Black Lives Rising: Why The Black Vote Is Important For The 2018 Midterm Elections

It’s Time for Black Millennials to Utilize Our Voting Power Brianna Rhodes The black vote is powerful. Andrew Gillum winning the Democratic primary in Florida and Justin Fairfax being elected to lieutenant governor last year for the state of Virginia, was largely due to the Black vote. Since being elected,

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Black Voters Could Once Again be Key to Democrats Eyeing Georgia

By Associated Press October 3, 2018 WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Sitting on the wooden pews of a small white brick church on a hot Wednesday afternoon in central Georgia, a group of residents gathered to chat about the upcoming governor’s race and the issues concerning them in their community, from

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Brushes off Trump’s Criticism

Oct. 7, 2018, at 6:52 a.m. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Corey Booker’s trip to Iowa (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Sen. Cory Booker says President Donald Trump’s recent criticisms don’t bother him, and he welcomes a discussion of his record as the former mayor of

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Maine Senator Susan Collins Could Face Senate Challenge From Former Obama Adviser Susan Rice After Backing Brett Kavanaugh

Harriet Agerholm @HarrietAgerholm President Barack Obama‘s former national security adviser Susan Rice has said she is considering trying to unseat Republican Senator Susan Collins at the next election in Maine in 2020. Ms Collins cast a deciding vote to confirm conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after three women

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Will Black People Step Up and Step Out to the Polls for the Midterm Elections?

By Jasmine Hardy – October 3, 2018 There’s nearly a month to go before the 2018 midterm elections and thankfully, there are a number of promising candidates on ballots throughout the country who can have a positive impact on the Black community. If Florida, if Gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, wins

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump Fudges History on Black Vote, Drug Cost

By HOPE YEN and CALVIN WOODWARD, AP,  12:07 AM   WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing pivotal November elections, President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the history of African-American voting and exaggerating his influence in boosting income and controlling prescription drug prices. He laments in campaign speeches on behalf of Republican candidates that

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